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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • 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 4 days ago via mobile

Parking lot was packed overflow parked next door. But we were seated quickly in about 15 to 20 minutes. Appetizers we had Grilled Oysters and they were very good. For our meals fried shrimp and oysters mmm mmm good. My wife had the fried catfish...More

Thank wheelsales
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice, clean restaurant that also has a great kids menu. We had the crab feast for two the first time, and it was enough for all three of us. The second time, I had shrimp and scallops and it was delicious. Very friendly staff,...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there with a party of 18. We got there at 5 and only waited about 15 minutes to be seated. We had children,teens and adults. All were satisfied. The food was the best we had during our 6 day stay in the area....More

1  Thank bigdaddy19612015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate at his restaurant around 8:30pm on a Saturday. We were seated immediately. The food was excellent. This was the best seafood restaurant that we have eaten on vacation. A great way to end our vacation. I had the parmesan stuffed...More

1  Thank Sabbymae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bayou Bill's is a typical beach town seafood restaurant. The wait was minimal and the service was good. The smoked tuna dip was delicious. With a party of 10, we ordered a variety of the menu. The food was average. Many reviewers said this was...More

Thank 304-wvgal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful food and fun! The staff was very friendly and quick. The gator was a fun event for the kids to look at.

Thank GoBlue21212
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun, casual, friendly place to dine on 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. The Grouper was delicious, the hush puppies were the best I've had in a long time and the baked potato piping hot! The gumbo was delicious but not as hot as...More

1  Thank DarleneJohnson120760
Reviewed 1 week ago

You want seafood selections in a casual, family environment ? Would you like attentive service? Bill's needs to be on your list. We've been patronizing this location for almost 30 years...that's a lot of repeat business. There's a reason, actually many...we get good seafood selections...More

Thank Snake1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was disappointed in the restaurant. They do not offer any lunch menu and their prices are high. The environment is rather dark and we were not really greeted warmly so we looked at the menu and left. Too many places to eat here to pay...More

Thank cowgirl49
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at many places in Destin FL, and Bayou Bill's Crab House was by far the best food we have eaten in the Destin area. Freshest raw and grilled oysters, best soft shell crab I have ever eaten. Great service, great atmosphere, just...More

Thank Todd C
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
don't know..
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|
Response from Erik W |
Catfish is only an option. There is always grouper or the fish of the day on the platters. they fish of the day is usually mahi mahi, redfish, trigger fish or tilefish. We do not claim that catfish is seafood especially... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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