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US$7 - US$17
American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Sunset Bay Cafe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Chicken-N-Waffles
1. Chicken-N-Waffles
"My favorite food was the chicken and waffles."
myrtis p
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2. Bloody Mary
2. Bloody Mary
" Huge, delicious, Bloody Mary's."
Saundra C
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3. Bay View
3. Bay View
" We sat outside next to the pool and enjoyed the atmosphere."
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All reviews brunch omelette pancakes english muffin fries grit cake fried chicken crab strawberry cream cheese bloody mary late breakfast breakfast food ate here service was great service was slow minute wait outdoor seating
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

Do not waste your money or time eating in any other restaurant for breakfast while you are staying in Sandestin. The food is so good. We ate their almost daily for breakfast or lunch. Get carry out if the wait is too long. The fried...green tomatoes are the best anywhere. Other than the one rude hostess the staff is very friendly and welcoming. The food is top notch and the place is the best.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

Looked at TripAdvisor app which said they’re open 7am - 2pm. Tride to order online but it said online ordering not available. Tried calling twice-message said not available to take your call. We were stayin close so I golf carted over at 7:40 to place...a takeout order. Well, we’ll, well. The TripAdvisor app is incorrect-they open at 8am, NOT 7am! So, waited 15 min. Went to desk and said I’d like to place a takeout order. Annoyed hostess said, get this. . .”you’ll have to do that online”. Really?????? I’m right here! “No, we only do online takeout orders.” But, at 7:40 it said online orders not available. “That’s because we weren’t open then”. So, I had to got out in the lobby and do my very least favorite thing in the whole world. . . place a takeout order via my phone! Online ordering was confusing, and I couldn’t order a side of anything that wasn’t already an option of the menu item. I mean, their food is good, but the process and attitude of hostess could use some work. Will go to ABE or Donut Hole next time I want breakfast before 8:45.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021 via mobile

Skip this place. I called to make a reservation and was told “not necessary we have plenty of room”. After driving 25 minutes I was told there was a 45 minute wait. Ordered our beverages and then waited about 20 minutes for our beverages. One...person ordered hot tea snd was brought a box which only contained green tea bags. After 40 minutes our breakfast arrived. My seafood omelette contained a few tiny shrimp and the crab must have been microscopic because I could not find it. I am including a photo of this nearly burnt omelette...which was nothing more than scrambled eggs cooked in a small round pan. The beignets were more like round doughnut holes buried in powdered sugar. The grits were topped by severely overcooked shrimp.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

Excellent venue for a wedding reception. Food was outstanding and entire staff went over and beyond with service and attentiveness to everyone’s needs. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 29 November 2020

I had the worst experiences I have ever had at the restaurant. First of all, the hostess was not very pleasant greeting us. After being escorted to your seat and having our order taken by a very nice waiter, my wife and I waited over...25 minutes before we were even knowledge. The hostess then goes to the kitchen and brings back our food that we taste which is cold. I tell the hostess that two other tables came after us and had already gotten their food, and also our food was cold and we did not want the food. He gets an attitude and starts sticking his finger and the food and dropping food on the floor sarcastically saying it's not cold. I feel he acted very unprofessionalMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 31 October 2020

We went here for brunch one day on vacation. It was pretty good. The beingets were a little over done and not as light and fluffy, but the firecracker shrimp appetizer was fantastic!! We all enjoyed our food. I got the shrimp and grits...fabulous!! My...son got a bacon and cheese omelette...it was loaded with bacon. He was very pleased. We sat outside and the view was fabulous! I forget our servers name, but he was great! Very attentive.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

First impression was so so... they could use a total update on furniture. Booth seats were falling apart and dirty... carpet was disgusting..menus were so filthy I didn’t want to rich it. Coffee mugs were stained, table clothes were old. Breakfast food was good. I...had a veggie omelet with chicken. It was raining bad so I didn’t get a chance to go out and look around. Would I go back? Probably not.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020

Went for Sunday Brunch party of 4. The view was beautiful. The service was great. The Tito's Bloody Mary's were EXCELLENT! Crab cakes and beignet's were especially delicious!! Everyone liked there food. The seating was outside near the pool and with a gorgeous water view....Very nice atmosphere and the staff was friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 14 October 2020

My fiance and I ate here on Oct. 14, 2020 and were blown away. There was a bit of a wait for our table and a wait for our food, but absolutely worth it. Especially if you request Joe as your server. He anticipated every...need we had before we did! And he was friendly and easy to talk to. I am a vegetarian and my fiance is a big seafood lover and we both left more than satisfied. I can't understate how excellent and outstanding Joe's service was. If we make it back, we will definitely be asking for him again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020

Me and my wife traveled to Destin and ate here for breakfast.We noticed we were overcharged on our bill.We talked to the manager about it and he informed us that he already talked to the owner and the owner said we still have to pay.I,then...asked to manager for him to get the owner and he replies "oh he's not here"!Me and my wife then went inside and found the owner and talked to him about the problem after the manager just stated that the owner wasnt there!The owner named Bryce Jarvis then informed us that we still had to pay for the overcharge.The owner Bryce Jarvis is a racist and I dont recommend this restaurant to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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7 January 2020|
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Response from 432brycej | Property representative |
You are allowed to bring your pet and dine out on our patio outside.
30 June 2017|
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Response from bjvondy | Reviewed this property |
I'm not positive, but I think they prepare take out. Since you have to call to order, you can just make that request. It has a lovely view, so it's a great place to dine on the premises.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Bay Cafe

Yes, Sunset Bay Cafe offers takeaway services.

Yes, Sunset Bay Cafe offers delivery services.

Sunset Bay Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5