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Bayou Bill's Crab House

4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
+1 850-267-3849
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start this off with saying that Erik "with a k" is amazing and very humorous! He kept us laughing! The food was great but the service was Better! This is a very relaxed restaurant with a lot of things to look at and a...More

1  Thank JoshNytree
Reviewed 14 January 2018

A lot of restaurants have come and gone in the area. We have been coming to the area for about 30 years, and probably that many times to Bills. Bills is not a trendy restaurant. Just good food prepared well. They have the traditional fried,...More

Thank SmokeyMtn
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The food was superb! I had a steak and my husband had New Orleans Fish. All of the staff were super friendly and welcoming. Will most definitely return!!

Thank DisneyDawgRN
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Bayou Bills is a great place to eat! The seafood is fresh and is prepared to perfection! Out of all the places we have eaten in the area Bayou Bills is our favorite!

Thank Sherri B
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This place just serves cold beer and hot seafood cajun style! Nice atmosphere and a pool full of live gators. Whhat more do you want?

Thank mdbtraveler
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My first time at Bayou Bills so I had no preconceptions. The decor is nautical and there are fun things to have your picture taken with. In some aspects it is the typical seafood place. Most is fried, fried, and more fried. And I don't...More

1  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat. Very accommodating Great service!!! I tried the corn and crab bisque.......delicious. Then had the fried grouper hoagie with THE BEST FRENCH FRIES I’ve ever had. To finish it off , I had to go rub it in to the FLA GATORS...More

Thank Georgeann D
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great place excellent shrimp dinner and also very easy with kids. Got a little bucket and a shovel for the little one!

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Eric was our server and he did an amazing job of making sure we had a fabulous meal. The crab legs were divine. It was our last vacation meal and we definitely saved the best for last! Highly recommend this restaurant. Your Tennessee fan club

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

While in Destin, we celebrated our wedding anniversary a few days early. We splurged and had the Crab Feast for 2. Four pounds of 3 different type of crab, snow, blue, and Dungeness. It was wonderful. The waiter was super nice, and very helpful. Was...More

Thank Bry81
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Kathy L |
no, this is an inside seating only restaurant...at least in Santa Rosa Beach
Shelia H
I've been eating at this restaurant since we moved here in 1989, out at the one on 30a and this one and through the sale of the 30a one then the 98 one became our 'go to place', and missed it terribly after it burned and before being rebuilt. Everyone who has come to visit us knows it was 'the place' when we wanted seafood, so you will have to understand I am very disappointed because I know how it has been. Last visit several weeks ago we got our usual seafood platter. Imagine my surprise to learn that catfish is now seafood. NOT. And shame on you for trying to pass that off as such. Don't get me wrong, I love good catfish, but if I'm paying a premium price already, I expect seafood, not catfish. For there to be an up charge to get seafood on a seafood platter is just wrong. What were you thinking?
21 April 2015|
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Response from Shelia H | Reviewed this property |
At the time I wrote this it was listed on menu as SEAFOOD platter, and came with catfish unless you pay an upcharge for any of the other options. Again, I've not been to this restaurant in over a year, so don't know about... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-267-3849
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