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Blue Water Bay Restaurant

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319 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666-3908
+1 352-475-1928
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Melrose, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blue Water Bay is a great place! I would definitely recommend it! Staff are very welcoming and the atmosphere is good. Great desserts! My only negative comment would be the food is hit or miss....some days/nights it's fabulous...other times it not that great and a waste of money....it just depends on who's cooking, I guess.... I did order take out... More 

Thank 2cjw2
Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious! Visited with a group of friends, great atmosphere and food! We were there Mother' Day evening for the buffet! Very impressive selection of different seafood and non-seafood items!

Thank jprohaska
Middleburg, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there Saturday May 6th for my birthday dinner by a friend. She kept bragging about how great the seafood buffet is there. Reservations are required and should be as the place was packed and people kept coming. Our reservation for 500pm however; the buffet was not half setup and did take a while. Not a big deal if the... More 

Thank Dale A
Jacksonville, FL
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way back from Tampa on the 301 and a friend had mentioned The Blue Water Bay restaurant in Melrose. Florida. Seemed worth a try and after being in the car for 3 or 4 hours we thought is a good place to stop and refill our tummies. The Blue Water is a locals' place, and has... More 

Thank Dr_Tom82
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal and it was definitely worth the 40 minute drive from Gainesville. The fish dip is a MUST.

Thank MCM007fl
Keystone Heights, Florida
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Their Seafood Platter for two (2) is enough food to feed a large family (ensures take home). Their Steaks & House Salad with Mango Dressing is absolutely delicious! They also have a full Bar & Wheel Chair Access.

Thank N4WMS
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Found this place online looking for a lunch spot while driving home from Palm Coast. Being Sunday Brunch, the menu had mostly breakfast type dishes with a few non-breakfast items. I noticed that the various "Benedict" dishes come with homemade Hollandaise sauce, made with fresh key lime juice and tarragon. I may try one next time. There are two venues,... More 

1 Thank Rebecca W
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten many Wednesdays at the Bay before. Tonight was much like most other weeks. Ben Carter played acoustic guitar like no one else can providing an air of good times. The Bay was packed that night but having friends that work there helps reserve a great table in the bar area. The two ladies tended bar and the... More 

Thank Ed C
Ormond Beach, Florida
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305 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The Owner and Chef Byron is always on site and greets you with a warm welcome. He only purchases the top ingredients and has a knack for creating wonderful flavors for all pallets. Excellent wine list. Take time to stop by here on your way to and from Gainesville and elsewhere. I I enjoy sitting on the more quaint lounge... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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290 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped by early Saturday afternoon. It wasn't very busy and we had heard great things about the place. I had the blackened grouper and he had the shrimp scampi. The grouper was good, but it's served on a bed of arugula lettuce which is too bitter for me (and the only lettuce I don't like) along... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666-3908
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +1 352-475-1928

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?