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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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“escargot” (19 reviews)
“grouper” (44 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Dan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small outdoor cafe by the inland waterway in Ft. Walton Beach. We had a table right by the water, and it was very pleasant. The food is excellent. We split a spicy shrimp appetizer and then each had fish entrees. The fish...More

Thank AnneDeA41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little cafe on the bay is warm, inviting, and the atmosphere on the patio is divine! Add to that a diverse menu and amazing food and you get a great meal. The desserts are fantastic too! Great service, great food, and great desserts. What...More

Thank Johnny P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We wanted to eat somewhere we could pull up to in our boat. We chose Bay Cafe because my MIL is French.....at 85 she knows her cuisine...she was very impressed with the escargot, bread, and fish....We all had excellent meals. It was not busy, but...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food are wonderful. Daily special was grouper and amberjack meunière are awesome. Mussels are a house special. Artichokes are a must Desserts are fabulous, especially the tiramisu

Thank AnnaB1952
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We needed a late breakfast and had no idea where to go so heard about this restaurant by a local . Best decision ever will be back , great French Toast , my husband had the best ham/cheese croissant ever! Great omelettes ! We've got...More

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Capree S
Is there a kids menu? Is it unusual to bring kids here?
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.
Was this the restaurant featured on paradise tv
27 July 2015|
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Response from poppieorjackie | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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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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