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Blue Water Bay Restaurant

319 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666-3908
+1 352-475-1928
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“fried shrimp” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
319 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666-3908
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unpretentious but upscale, if you want to splurge a little or take visitors from out of town out, head to Blue Water Bay. Dress as a local in casual clothing but we prepared to enjoy an amazing experience of culinary delights. There is a wonderful...More

Thank GoldenMermaid57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a group of us, most ordering different dishes, so I got a feeling for a breadth of the menu. Some of my comments are based upon their experience. Ten stars is tops. 1. The fried pork rind appetizer is spectacular, ample, and priced...More

Thank LarryAt27N
Reviewed April 5, 2018

group of us had the easter brunch at blue water bay....very good food...service...buffet was was excellent in all ways....called TWICE and left phone to compliment the owner on buffet....HE DID NOT HAVE THE SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY TO RETURN MY CALLS....SPENT OVER $300....sad commentary on ownership...

Thank Larry S
Reviewed March 26, 2018

We had the dinner buffet. The peel and eat shrimp were fantastic. The fried shrimp were good after they cooked some new ones, the first batch was overcooked and burnt tasting. Smoked salmon was way too salty. The crawfish and sausage gumbo was ok the...More

Thank car24jg
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Guess I should not have insulted the cook who first insulted me and my guest: but here is my repost without the name calling, regardless of how appropriate: Decided to visit from the recommendation of a fellow Physician colleague. The place to the eyes was...More

Thank NWbySE2
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Visiting from New York and our local family took us here for dinner. Amazing buffet with excellent choices. Service was great. The place was packed as clearly it is a local favorite.

Thank Debbi B
Reviewed January 14, 2018

We dined here with another couple. Don’t let the one light town fool you. Judging by the large parking lot, I could tell this place got packed. There are two doors out front. The second door has a sign that says dining room. We entered...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

There’s only one traffic light in Melrose, Fla., but they’ve got one super restaurant. Folks come from near and far and locals are big supporters, too. BWB is known for its $24 seafood buffet on weekends. But items off the menu are super, too. Best...More

Thank JFGainesville
Dogmeatuno, General Manager at Blue Water Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Appreciate your kind words, glad you were pleased with the food! See you sood. Staff & Management

Reviewed January 3, 2018

3 couples had dinner Friday evening. Each of us selected the Seafood Buffet. Seemed like everyone within 10 miles were in the restaurant. Food was average or a little better. Service was great. The atmosphere was really nice. It was a cold evening outside but...More

Thank Rickjax
Dogmeatuno, General Manager at Blue Water Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Glad everyone had a good time - we appreciate your feedback and hope to make your next visit even better! Thanks!!

Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

We love when we are in the area do we can come to Blur Water. Always look at the none seafood specials but gosh we always get fish, shrimp, or oysters. Can't beat their salads. Oh desserts to die for. This week was the first...More

Thank landyachty
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Questions & Answers
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Dogmeatuno | Property representative |
Blacked fish available all the time. We do not have baked potatoes for lunch
Mira S
October 5, 2017|
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Response from Rebecca W | Reviewed this property |
We have only eaten lunch there and we always sit on the bar side. There are televisions so I would guess you could watch a game.
July 21, 2015|
Response from Dogmeatuno | Property representative |
Yes we do-$9.95 per pound and can be ordered with the buffet! The buffet is Fri/Sat nights 4:30-10:00 - there are several types of shrimp (fried/boiled/sautéed) and usually oysters and many types of salads.... Please call... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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