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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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233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
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Reviews (281)
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Always wanted eat at Bay Cafe, but for some reason I heard they were pricey, not the case. A fabulous meal at Bay Cafe is the average in Destin minus the traffic. Went on Saturday night, wanted a table by the water, but they were...More

1  Thank Butch D
Reviewed 25 July 2015

The Bay Cafe is tucked away almost under the US 98 bridge in downtown Ft. Walton, north side. Fresh greens and tasty seafood, steaks and salads. A pleasant waterfront cafe/

Thank Bill J
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I review this as excellent relative to available places in the area. The food here is very good indeed, and on this last visit there were four dinner specials not listed on the menu...they always have at least one. Steak here is really great consistently,...More

2  Thank Sam J
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We met with another couple at 2 pm for lunch. This was our first return visit in about 6 years. Lunch is served until 3 pm. We ate inside due to a rain shower. Outside seating is available, but can get pretty hot in the...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Went here on last visit to Destin. Small restaurant with maybe ten tables inside. It was stormy the night we were there but looked like nice outside patio with view of bay. Food was very good and priced right. Service was also very attentive. We...More

Thank normBreese_Illinois
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Enjoyed lunch on the deck last week. They have the best liver & onions. Priced a little high for lunch & portion size but delicious. Awesome Creme Brûlée. Awesome location.

Thank HappyOurs
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The food was great. We took our 7 year old there not realising it was 'fine dining', so there was nothing really for her to eat. They did make a simple pasta dish for her. Just be aware that there is no kids menu!

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the food thoroughly, but the service was mediocre at best! The Chilean Sea Bass was amazing as was the Sea Scallops. The view and atmosphere were great, I just wish our service was a little more in tune with our needs. If you...More

1  Thank Peanut0129
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Bay cafe is small, on the water and casual to dressy atmosphere. The food was great and service was excellent.

Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

The service was really good. Very friendly folks. The food was fantastic and we all talked about how we wanted to go back sometime. The downsides: water glasses are tiny...she must have brought water to our table a 10 times because of this. The other...More

Thank timurray2000
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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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
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