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The Red Bar

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70 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5879
+1 850-231-1008
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Foley, Alabama
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Usually you cannot get near this place. They shuttle people in during the summer due to lack of parking space. So we happened to think of it during an early March visit to Seaside and made the trip. Lots of fun. Crowded but pleasant. Great food. We wanted to wait for the band but my friends decided they were ready... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had some reservations about this place when I saw it, kind of a low-level dive and my feelings were only reinforced once we got inside. Campy red light atmosphere, with posters everywhere, wall to wall tables and lots of people. However, after grabbing a drink and taking in my surroundings a little more carefully, it was clear that everyone... More 

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Thank Steve S
texas
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

That there wasn't a wait should have been our first clue. We went for the crab cakes, but they are only available for dinner Fri and Sat nights. Our food was fair at best and the atmosphere was loud and unappealing. Slow service. Not a good experience.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lively, welcoming and high energy. Absolutely first class food! Bring cash or check only. Fast and courteous service. Freshest seafood. Great appetizers.

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Thank unterseher
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place rocks. The food is so fresh and delicious. Great specials and wonderful drinks. You will love it.

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Thank Boomergirl9047
Funafuti, Tuvalu
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got there on Friday night. Packed. Brought out chalk board with 5 items on it. Snapper $32, Crap cakes $28, Egg plant $16/ Drinks were $9.50 We got crap cakes and Egg plant- Crap was good but very small helping, Egg plant was poor, suppose to have seafood on top, only found about two pieces. Bring your cash, no Credit... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always good, the restaurant is always crowded and loud, but we always enjoy the experience. The Red Bar is a unique restaurant and we never visit the area without eating here.

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Thank Lisahi17
Chesterfield, Missouri
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this place from an acquaintance. So great. We sat in the bar. A little overwhelming with the decor and DJ music but so great. The food was AMAZING. Only a couple choices but SO GOOD!!! My husband has the Blackened Grouper with bacon and spinach grits. I had the crawfish and shrimp penne with Buerre Blanc. Worth the... More 

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Thank Jennifer R
Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here while biking the 30A. We split our meal as the portions are quite large and we still had a number of miles to go on our bikes. This is a classic local must go to 'dive' (in all good sense of the word!) and is very popular. It is not a formal restaurant by any means. It... More 

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Thank jblortie
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over priced. Potatoes dry . Too loud. A very limited menu. Couldn't understand waitress. I wouldn't recommend this place and I won't return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5879
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-231-1008

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