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Bay Cafe

233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
+1 850-344-7822
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“escargot” (19 reviews)
“grouper” (44 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
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Reviews (281)
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11 - 20 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing food!! reasonable price. Would definitely go out if my way to eat here again. Options for kids. Fresh baked bread. Appetizers/starters were fantastic. Get the fish!

Thank bertbank
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My favorite in FWB for 20 years!... it will be yours too. Quiet dining by (nearly on) the bay. Nice wine selection as well.

Thank JimmieChuck
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is a little pricy but saying that it is prepared and served perfectly The waiters are a little distant but still very efficient The patio is a perfect place for sunset dinner This place is a hidden gem

Thank bkavanagh5937
Reviewed 19 April 2017

When I am visiting and entertaining friends and or family I think of Bay Cafe right away. It has a very interesting view of the Brooks Bridge. The food is great. Service is ok.

Thank HotTeaMac
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I wish I would have found this restaurant earlier during my time here. The food is amazing! Perfectly cooked, presentation was spot on, and the portions were just right. We were seated right away, right next to the water at a perfect table for two....More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely small French Restaurant on the Intercoastal Waterway in Ft. Walton Bch. Two brothers from France started this venue years ago. Pierre passed away, leaving Julien in charge. Julien is "chief cook and bottle washer". He could have hired a new chef,...More

Thank Nurseweggy
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Not an easy place to get to but well worth it when you arrive! We had lunch outside on the patio and it was really good. Large portions and the beer was cold. What else could you want?!

Thank 145bubbasmom2010
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is our go to boating destination for food. Sit on the outside deck and watch the boats go by or the occasional tug/barge. The bottle wine selection is good, they should put better choices for wines by the glass though. Now onto the food,...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Tried the escargot was different but delicious. Also had the Veal Sweetbreads, Lamb Shanks and Grouper. The Veal was a little gamy but tender. The lamb shank was very tender and delicious marinated well and the Grouper was cooked perfectly. A little pricey but overall...More

Thank Brittany A
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I love this place. Whenever I need to feel I'm not dining in a local spot, I go to Bay Cafe. I have never sat inside. The deck, with its colorful umbrellas, feels intimate and sophisticated. I usually get a bottle of wine and an...More

Thank Patricia P
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Capree S
Is there a kids menu? Is it unusual to bring kids here?
10 January 2017|
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Response from Marcia L | Reviewed this property |
No children's menu. You will seldom see children here as it is more of a place for a couple's special evening out. You would be expected to control your children.
Was this the restaurant featured on paradise tv
27 July 2015|
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Response from poppieorjackie | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-344-7822
  • E-mail
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