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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 good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (19 reviews)
“grouper” (45 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always feel well taken care of and the food is great. Fish dishes are their forte' and the don't miss. Mario is a true host and the experience reminds me of a fine European eatery.

Thank Edwin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hidden gem is found under the Brooks Bridge in Fort Walton Bridge. Delicious lunch fare includes blackened grouper on croissant with fresh salad and burger on croissant. The seasoning on my grouper was exquisite. Many French dishes offered on menu as the chef is...More

Thank joaniemaria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped in for lunch and had our best meal of the year. food was outstanding. the service was superb. the location is great. this was such a good meal. i cannot explain how much we enjoyed our lunch.

1  Thank wahoopeg
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Three of us ate there for lunch, we were greeted nicely. Would have been greater for us if the weather would have felt warmer to us so we could have enjoyed the seating outside, but that was our preference. There were some couples seated out...More

Thank mjrarts
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We go there for dessert and coffee after a day of shopping. We love sitting on the deck. Very good service and good food.

Thank drpeggy850
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Located in the area under the Brooks Bridge, the dining deck overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay so the water views were nice. It is also adjacent to a little fishing pier so you get to listen to the conversations/shenanigans of the people at the pier whether you...More

Thank geishadoll
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

During the last few years, Bay Cafe has become our favorite restaurant in the Destin/ Ft. Walton Beach area. We ate there twice in the two weeks of our last visit. The first visit was just my husband and myself for lunch. I had the...More

1  Thank pjreads
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A friend and I had lunch elsewhere and wanted a special dessert. She suggested Bay Cafe. The service was excellent. The dessert is worth writing home about. This will be a place I will bring my husband for a dinner. Can hardly wait b

Thank drpeggy850
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and I ate at the Bay Cafe several months ago to celebrate our anniversary. We had a wonderful experience! The setting right on the bay is beautiful, the food and service were both outstanding. They have a great wine list as well. We...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I think I've eaten at Bay Café each time I've traveled to Ft. Walton Beach, and the Crab Cakes and service are always excellent. This isn't a tourist joint, but rather a nice sit-down, special occasion spot. I would recommend sitting on the deck so...More

Thank Thomas S
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Capree S
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.
27 July 2015|
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Response from poppieorjackie | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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