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“All Excellent”
Review of Bay Cafe

Bay Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I try to eat at the Bay Cafe on every visit to Ft Walton Bch. FL. They always have excellent food and excellent service. On Saturday, I started off with their Escargot in pastry; my wife had the Gaspacho. No disappointments there for either of us. For the main course she had the Amberjack with lemon sauce, and I had the special, Grouper with artichokes--pricey but worth it. Both sauces were tasty and well prepared. The service was attentive. We sat outside on the veranda--dockside. It was very comfortable, quiet with great ambiance. The Bay Cafe is tucked away under the Brooks Bridge so get good directions.

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Thank peabodybrown
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This place is just excellent, but on the expensive side. Our bill for two was slightly over $100 but we did it up...two glasses of Merlot, 3 appetizers, 2 main courses and a dessert with coffee. Still, if you're looking for a romantic evening with excellent food and service, this is it. Wonderful menu and several specials to choose from, extensive wine list, a bit limited on deserts and I would love for them to have some specialty coffees, but a lovely atmosphere with optional outside seating which is particularly nice on an early fall evening.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I went here as part of a women's lunch group and the service was disjointed. Our food arrived so far apart, 2 people were finished before most of us were even served. The menu was limited and I wasn't that impressed with the food. It was also uncomfortably hot inside and the servers did not seem pleased that we were there. I have lived in this area for 43 years and have always hears what a great place this is. My one trip will be my only trip.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We went here for lunch and just happened to find this place driving around. We sat outside. This Restaurant sits on the bay...we ordered 3 appetizers. Crabcakes, sauteed crab claws and mussels in a white wine sauce- All 3 were amazing! Perfect seasoning and flavor. Go check them out!

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Thank lfuhrman
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Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful menu, had trouble deciding! Great views. Kids loved it. The server was very knowledgable and helpful. Great desserts!

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Thank Hoopyhelga
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