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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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“crab feast” (21 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

I had the "The Special of the House" with the blue crab. Everything was delicious. My husband had the shrimp and crab cakes which was also very good.

Thank peggyc3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hated to knock off a star for Bill's because our experience was overall excellent here. The char-grilled oysters were superb. I ordered a half dozen but I could have eaten three dozen easily because they were so good. We were looking for anything to...More

Thank FoodLoverinOK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great family dining with a wide menu selection. Lots of fish/fishing memorabilia. Glass blower Gary an added asset who can make just about anything for kids & adults alike. He is only there in summer months though.

Thank rodeorich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the restaurant three times now. Service is friendly and it has a family atmosphere. I tried the shrimp and vegetables platter and was disappointed. For the price I was expecting shrimp with vegetables but it should be called vegetables and shrimp. The...More

Thank kmk2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the blackened alligator for an appetizer... excellent. I got the crab lovers feast; husband got the prime rib and shrimp. Both meals were excellent. Service was outstanding. The young lady who seated us had the good sense to put us near the bar...More

Thank webdarter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My second time at this place, its amazing and really good !!! If you come to santa rosa for a visit definitely stop by here:) my waiter erik ( with a K ) was absolutely​ great and super nice ! I went for my birthday...More

Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got chargrilled oysters (best I ever ate) then had a pile of crab that was the best we ever ate. Trying to figure out when we can go back. Excellent + rating from our family. Mike was also a great waiter!

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we've been to Bayou Bill's! The food was excellent and Erik (with a K) was an excellent waiter! He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and what we might like! He answered all our questions and made sure...More

Thank Kelli M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The décor and food was good. Comfortable spot to take younger kids. Large restaurant with attentive staff.

Thank Jen798
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoyed the food and awesome service Erik provided. The Crab Feast for Two was just what we needed after a long day at the beach. The relaxed atmosphere made dinner more enjoyable. Thanks Erik for the kind service!

Thank Ivy S
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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