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Bayou Bill's Crab House

4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
+1 850-267-3849
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is just a great place serving fabulous fish. Visited twice and Fran looked after us on both occasions. Service was second to none, she gave 5* service and made our visits very special. The tuna was cooked to perfection and a very generous serving...More

Thank lovetotravelBath
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have a blast! Erik with a k was awesome. His food recommendations were spot on, although they were out of snow crab. We enjoyed his interaction and demeanor, it really made the whole experience great. Would love a chance to ride on his motorcycle...More

Thank yigail
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went here with eight other girls and we had an absolute blast!! Our waiter's name was Erik and he was spectacular. He answered all of our questions with a dash of humor and we were non-stop laughing the entire meal. He took the time...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife come down to Destin every spring break and this year we’ve decided to stop by bayou bills after seeing it the past few years but we have never stopped by until this past weekend and we did not regret it! We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Erick was amazing and I recommend him as everyone’s waiter. He makes us all laugh and enjoy dinner. He did theater for one month in middle school. I will be back tomorrow for more fun.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably my favorite restaurant in Destin. The food is wonderful and good menu selection. Service is always good, and the restaurant is very nice. The grilled seafood platter is my favorite.

Thank chjones50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a definite repeater. The raw oysters were large and delicious as was the “Smoked Chicken & shrimp evening special with two sides” was OUTSTANDING. No reservations accepted. You’re missing out if you don’t get there soon.

Thank capbob838
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group ate here and everyone had a great selection to pick from. The food was very good and the service was great. They have specials everyday with good values.

Thank BoomerTess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cocktails. The plump & juicy Chargrilled Oysters were totally spectacular!! Not overcooked (yay! Few restaurants master this!) - dusted lightly with parmesan cheese and drizzled while they cook with a light brown butter sauce. Served with soft buttered french bread slices - we soaked...More

Thank mymeme0226
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious! Always a friendly staff. We ordered the king crab and the broiled shrimp and scallops-always a good choice. Also tried the crab and corn bisque and it was good too.

Thank Myya M
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May 29, 2017|
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Response from Kathy L |
no, this is an inside seating only restaurant...at least in Santa Rosa Beach
Shelia H
I've been eating at this restaurant since we moved here in 1989, out at the one on 30a and this one and through the sale of the 30a one then the 98 one became our 'go to place', and missed it terribly after it burned and before being rebuilt. Everyone who has come to visit us knows it was 'the place' when we wanted seafood, so you will have to understand I am very disappointed because I know how it has been. Last visit several weeks ago we got our usual seafood platter. Imagine my surprise to learn that catfish is now seafood. NOT. And shame on you for trying to pass that off as such. Don't get me wrong, I love good catfish, but if I'm paying a premium price already, I expect seafood, not catfish. For there to be an up charge to get seafood on a seafood platter is just wrong. What were you thinking?
April 21, 2015|
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Response from Shelia H | Reviewed this property |
At the time I wrote this it was listed on menu as SEAFOOD platter, and came with catfish unless you pay an upcharge for any of the other options. Again, I've not been to this restaurant in over a year, so don't know about... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-267-3849
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