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Bay Cafe

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233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
+1 850-344-7822
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It had great food,service,and is really scenic. I highly recommend their apple tart and filet mignon. Hope you enjoy this great restaurant!

Thank Catie G
Panama City Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Just a great place to sit outside on the bay, have a great lunch with family, and enjoy the day. I had the seafood medley over angel hair pasta.....delicious. One of our group had the Amberjack, said it was best he ever had. Two others had the grouper platter, and raved about it. So, for great food, a super view... More 

Thank John S
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is our go to place in FWB. We go to the Bay Café several times a month and always are greeted by Martin our favorite service person. Outside views are great but it was hot this time and we ate inside. The place is cozy, cool, perfect. We had the special crab claws for an appetizer and had the... More 

Thank Rob S
Pensacola, Florida
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62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A little out of the way cafe that is worth the find. The waitress was spot on from food suggestions, serving drinks and placeing and removing the dishes. If you would rather set outside on the deck overlooking the bay, just ask to be set outside. Julian whom I believe is owner/chef always comes out and talks with us and... More 

Thank Robert H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great good, great service, great atmosphere. We are from Ohio and come for dinner every time we're in Ft Walton. The crab claws were amazing!

Thank Kelly H
Port Saint Joe, Florida
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Julian, owner and chef, always treats us like family even though we are only able to eat there three or four times a year. He always selects the perfect wine to compliment the meal. Hubby loves the lamb shank and my particular favorite is liver and onions. Since Julian comes from France the meals are always authentic and delicious. Since... More 

Thank Marcia L
Alpharetta, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our friends in Destin took us to this restaurant for lunch several years and we loved it. We had dinner here while staying in Ft. Walton for 2 nights. We had the crab claw appetizer special, which was delicious! Our meal was great, very fresh seafood and a great wine list. It was the best meal we had on our... More 

Thank Darlene S
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went here for a business lunch recently and was pleasantly surprised by the food and service. I chose the amber jack and it was great! Definitely a higher class experience than what I was expecting based on the outside.

Thank btodd3
Carencro, Louisiana
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this quaint little gem on the bay at the foot of the bridge in Ft.Walton. Great French food and first class service. French onion soup best I ever had!

Thank Reauxroy
Jackson, Tennessee
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Bay Cafe is a great place to dine in Ft Walton/Destin area. It seemed that every item was homemade and delicious. I ordered a lamb shank that was amazing and all the desserts were tremendous. Great job to the staff and chefs!

Thank Joe L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-344-7822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?