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Blackwater Bistro

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5147 Elmira St, Milton, FL 32570-5905
+1 850-623-1105
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Milton, Florida
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Baxley, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 29 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Patricia D
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

For a small Historic town this is probably the only place to eat at night-especially with alcohol and music. Located in an old home there is nightly (maybe only weekends) live bands playing on the porch. Food is consistently good, but not exceptional. The staff treat you poorly, no manners and rush you to reuse your table. Do not think... More 

Thank Tom M
Mobile, AL
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a great experience at Blackwater Bistro. We are from Mobile, AL and visited the Bistro while we were staying at Adventures Unlimited. We visited for my mom, stepdad and husband's birthday. We had a group of 8 and they put us in an area by ourselves. We really appreciated this since we were able to enjoy each others... More 

Thank Kristin H
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141 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great experience at this restaurant. We stopped here after having an enjoyable time at Holland Farms and this was a good way to end our time in Milton, Fl. Went here based on the reviews. The restaurant looked like it was converted from being a house. Gravel parking area across the street from the restaurant. There was outside... More 

Thank naturalme88
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The shrimp and Gouda grits are so amazing! I am talking so amazing...like the best ever. (Of course I did not have the mushrooms in it!) It is the best ever. Do I need to say any more?! It does have bacon in the sauce. So awesome!

Thank Christa B
Milton, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Restaurant converted from an antique home located close to the river in Milton. The service, food and ambiance are excellent! BUT, expensive. My husband won't go there because of the prices.

Thank Dragonfly8155
Milton, Florida
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Ill be honest, the first time I visited I was not impressed. I couldn't understand how the reviews were so good as the food wasn't hot and seemed sloppily prepared...However i'm aware that every place of business is going to have a misstep so I decided to give it another shot. My second visit was great, Servers were prompt and... More 

Thank Daniel F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?