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Bay Cafe

233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
+1 850-344-7822
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

We wanted to escape the “tourist trap” restaurants and this fits the bill. It has a more intimate atmosphere than most other restaurants in the area. When we pulled up from a residential area, we didn’t know what to expect but the experience overall was...More

Thank LT6225
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The restaurant is well decorated. A little hard too find, but worth it. There wine wall is on the left as you enter but not climate controlled. Nevertheless, impressive. The wine glasses are small, but fit the French style (if you want to force it)....More

Reviewed 20 September 2015

Although the view and the service was good, the food is mediocre at best. For the price, I would have expected better.

1  Thank Angela S
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a smaller restaurant right on the water. It serves French dishes along with other traditional entrees. The difference here is the flavor. They can take a chicken breast and season it with excellent flavored sauces and seasonings. My wife enjoyed hers. I had...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Clean, classy, relaxed and tasty. Such a pleasure to find a restaurant on the water without fried food in a basket. Good selection well presented. Tables well spaced. Plates were simple, perhaps they could have a bit more imagination in side dishes but not really...More

1  Thank Ross H
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I used to love this place and have never had a bad experience until today. I am born and raised locally my family has lived and fished the Fort Walton area for generations and have worked in the commercial seafood industry, so needless to say...More

13  Thank Forrest D
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Saw this from across the stand had to stop. Great view of water, nice wine list, I highly recommend getting the scallops! We will be back for sure. Prices are normal compared to any nicer restaurant in destin or 30a without the traffic hassle!!! We...More

Thank Mickey H
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The staff at the Bay Café did such a wonderful job helping me with my wedding! We said our vows outside on the deck with a beautiful view, the guests loved the meals served and everyone there was very nice and accommodating. We love this...More

Thank sccondos
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Always wanted eat at Bay Cafe, but for some reason I heard they were pricey, not the case. A fabulous meal at Bay Cafe is the average in Destin minus the traffic. Went on Saturday night, wanted a table by the water, but they were...More

1  Thank Butch D
Reviewed 25 July 2015

The Bay Cafe is tucked away almost under the US 98 bridge in downtown Ft. Walton, north side. Fresh greens and tasty seafood, steaks and salads. A pleasant waterfront cafe/

Thank Bill J
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Capree S
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Response from Marcia L | Reviewed this property |
No children's menu. You will seldom see children here as it is more of a place for a couple's special evening out. You would be expected to control your children.
26 July 2015|
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Response from poppieorjackie | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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