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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Last winter my husband and I noticed this place by the causeway in Ft. Walton Beach- under the bridge, but it was closed each time we happened by. Finally one day it was open and we regret not getting there sooner. (We were told they...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is out of the way - a destination and not a drive-by location but well worth the effort. We STRONGLY recommend this restaurant. It's a quiet restaurant offering great food at a reasonable price. The service was impeccable - friendly, attentive, and professional....More

Thank Jayhawk74
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Always enjoy this place. Great view and excellent food. I enjoy the daily specials and the bayou burger served on a croissant is delicious. Excellent every time I go.

Thank Charla C
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Go there to eat. We had the bay burger. It is a French Restaurant. Good wine selection. Good views. Good bread.

Thank gregdaniels1
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely wonderful. My wife and I will come back here as a must when we are in the area. The view is amazing, the food is amazing and the staff members are delightful. They also have a nice wine selection.

Thank river_roach
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I thought 5 PM was a bit early for dinner. However, we we shown to a table near the water and settled in for a good meal. There are not many places that have a Kir, Kir Royale or a Kir Imperial on the menu....More

Thank tmjrobin
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

If you're going to hand scrawl a change in lunch hours and post it at the front door, you might want to first change it on the services people use to decide whether or not to dine at your location. As of 10 June Google,...More

Thank Evan R
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Business dinner with my wife and one of her colleagues that started off okay. I will say that I always thought French Onion Soup was beef based, but this was a chicken flavor. The ABSOLUTE SHOCKER was my wife not being happy with her NY...More

2  Thank Dan D
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Our family has been going here since it opened in the mid 80's and Julien and company continue to be excellent. Our most recent visit was as a party of 15 and every dish was great. They really did a terrific job providing us with...More

Thank Smithfam16
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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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
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