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Blackwater Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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5147 Elmira St, Milton, FL 32570-5905
+1 850-623-1105
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. The menu has a wide variety of choices. Service was good. The building is historical and unique with an inviting ambience. Wish we were in town longer to visit again.

Thank Sarah L
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting friends in Milton, we made a return visit to Blackwater Bistro. We were seated promptly on this Saturday night, but the restaurant became more crowded later. Our server was pleasant and attentive to our needs. My husband enjoyed the lobster ravioli with salad - $21.99. My friend and I shared the Atlantic Salmon with sweet mango salsa -... More 

Thank Jenny W
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service and a great place to spend time. Eat in or on the porch. Near the river so you can have a nice walk after.

Thank Carol H
St George, UT
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was expensive and not that impressed. Waiter was very friendly, online menu was completely "off", as prices and food choices were different when we got there.

Thank Bianca J
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant and accommodating. All of the meals ordered were very good. No complaints at this restaurant!

Thank Gracie H
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had not eaten here in sometime and was so pleased with the meal and the service. I had the grilled chicken breast topped with portabella mushroom cap, caramelized onions and melted goat cheese with side dish of lima beans. YUM. My friend had the daily special of beef tips over rice with side of mac and cheese and hummingbird... More 

Thank Charlylep
Milton, Florida
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here this Friday evening. I had chicken parmesan and he had the triple threat cajun pasta. My chicken was so burnt it was dark brown. It had a charred taste that was not good. I usually complain but I didn't say anything. He said his pasta was really good. I also had a very mediocre... More 

Thank Rosa G
Baxley, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went to Milton for our great-niece's wedding. In her wedding announcement she mentioned they had had their first date here. Then, two years later, her husband proposed to her here. So we had to check it out. It was worth the trip. This was a former country doctor's home, 100 years old, changed hands several times; and opened as... More 

Thank Stan2598
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here a few days ago, great food and iced tea ended very nice staff. I couldn't think of a better place to eat in Milton!

Thank Oktoberdots
Lake Lotawana, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great happy hour ($1 draws) & fantastic pizza. Staff friendly & recommended Philly pizza...exceptional!

Thank Patricia D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
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: 5147 Elmira St, Milton, FL 32570-5905
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Milton
  • Phone Number: +1 850-623-1105
recipient of the Best Restaurant Milton and Outstanding Business of the Year: Mainstreet Florida awards. It is owned and operated by a Navy Lt. Commander. The food is creative with a fantastic appetizer Artichoke Cheesecake and their entrees are great. One of my favorites is the Chef's Choice pizza with things like carmelized onions, roasted red bell pepper, goat's cheese, portobello mushrooms, etc. and delicious cheese on top. They have a simple wine there called Chocolate Box that is really interesting because of it's slight chocolate aroma, but is not expensive.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?