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Bayou Bill's Crab House

4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
+1 850-235-1010
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab feast” (21 reviews)
“crab legs” (52 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet Andrea was helpful and full of southern hospitality. She also very skillfully described each type of crab and what parts to eat. Her terminology was better than my college zoology lab. Totally recommend the grilled oysters and crab cakes. If you want to be...More

Thank michellealexander342
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and Bayou Bill’s. Erik was our server and he was great. Great food Great Prices Great experience. We will definitely be back!

Thank bot7659
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Erik and Kyle were great servers! Our group left him a mess so we made sure to leave them a tip!!!!!

Thank Zoe O
Reviewed 1 week ago

There’s no shortage of fried fish on the Gulf Coast. Our family group of 6 found Bayou Bill’s during our annual visit to the Gulf in 2017, we enjoyed the food and service. This year we returned and had another great experience. For some reason...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had driven past this place before but it was closed but we were in the mood for a good steamer bucket and drove here from Destin. It was well worth the drive. We started with the seafood gumbo which was outstanding. We shared their...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and staff were friendly!! We had the oyster which were very good!! I would recommend it.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a recommendation. My Husband ordered the prime rib special, medium. He received a piece of well done meat. I ordered the crab cakes which were decent but the hush puppies were rock hard. We never had a chance to tell our...More

Thank Camper778362
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good stuffed shrimp, green beans were very good too. Not thrilled about a baked potato with no substitutions allowed ... what restaurant still offers only a baked potato with your meal and nothing else? Prices were high, but consistent for the area.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on the 22nd and it was absolutely amazing! Erik was our waiter and was one of the best waiters I’ve ever had! Totally recommend

Thank gabetate15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and Erik was very attentive, engaging and calm (there were 12 of us). Great way to start our vacation!

Thank Kristin T
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Questions & Answers
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Kathy L |
no, this is an inside seating only restaurant...at least in Santa Rosa Beach
Shelia H
I've been eating at this restaurant since we moved here in 1989, out at the one on 30a and this one and through the sale of the 30a one then the 98 one became our 'go to place', and missed it terribly after it burned and before being rebuilt. Everyone who has come to visit us knows it was 'the place' when we wanted seafood, so you will have to understand I am very disappointed because I know how it has been. Last visit several weeks ago we got our usual seafood platter. Imagine my surprise to learn that catfish is now seafood. NOT. And shame on you for trying to pass that off as such. Don't get me wrong, I love good catfish, but if I'm paying a premium price already, I expect seafood, not catfish. For there to be an up charge to get seafood on a seafood platter is just wrong. What were you thinking?
April 21, 2015|
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Response from Shelia H | Reviewed this property |
At the time I wrote this it was listed on menu as SEAFOOD platter, and came with catfish unless you pay an upcharge for any of the other options. Again, I've not been to this restaurant in over a year, so don't know about... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-235-1010
  • E-mail
Straight from our local fishermen to your plate We offer a raw oyster bar, our special crab feast, shellfish, fish, and classic po-boy sandwiches.
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