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Blue Water Bay Restaurant

319 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666-3908
+1 352-475-1928
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“fried shrimp” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
319 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666-3908
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The outside isn't as snappy as the inside. Inside there are leather chairs with arms at each table along with linen table cloths. The atmosphere is casual though. The entrees for brunch were all different types of omelets, different types of benedicts , hashes, plain...More

1  Thank Nurturinghearts
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We live near here and eat here often. They have a great menu and a great bar with music on the weekends. The menu is a bit pricey but well worth it, you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We love this restaurant and only stay away because we tend to over eat at this bountiful buffet. Reservations are a must. A nice little drive out of Gainesville but totally worth it. Highly recommend.

1  Thank arlenecrews
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We eat here often, and we are never disappointed. But sometimes we have such a fabulous meal that I have to comment. On Monday one of the specials was bronzed grouper with roasted veggies. It was delicious -- especially the artichokes served as a part...More

1  Thank inthelakearea
Reviewed 27 June 2017

wow...want to talk about a gem in northeast Florida..this is it. Bar is cool with classical rock videos playing while you eat and have a drink. Different musical groups play on different nights...friendly staff....and oh yeah food is very good !

1  Thank Searay31
Dogmeatuno, General Manager at Blue Water Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you!!! Glad you enjoyed the music and our Florida based foods, Happy Fourth of July!!

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I rented a cabin on swan lake and checked this place out because it was close. We were both amazed at all of the options on the buffet! There were things like blueberry ribs and Asian calamari salad- delicious combinations we'd never...More

1  Thank Laurel H
Dogmeatuno, Owner at Blue Water Bay Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Sorry you did not like the drink, it's actually a very high end tequila ($200 a 750),Gran Marnier, and fresh pulp Florida Orange Juice. I f you had mentioned that to the server they would have given you something else or taken it off the...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Blue Water Bay is a great place! I would definitely recommend it! Staff are very welcoming and the atmosphere is good. Great desserts! My only negative comment would be the food is hit or miss....some days/nights it's fabulous...other times it not that great and a...More

2  Thank 2cjw2
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Delicious! Visited with a group of friends, great atmosphere and food! We were there Mother' Day evening for the buffet! Very impressive selection of different seafood and non-seafood items!

2  Thank jprohaska
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went there Saturday May 6th for my birthday dinner by a friend. She kept bragging about how great the seafood buffet is there. Reservations are required and should be as the place was packed and people kept coming. Our reservation for 500pm however; the buffet...More

1  Thank Dale A
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were on our way back from Tampa on the 301 and a friend had mentioned The Blue Water Bay restaurant in Melrose. Florida. Seemed worth a try and after being in the car for 3 or 4 hours we thought is a good place...More

1  Thank Dr_Tom82
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22 July 2015|
Response from Dogmeatuno | Property representative |
Yes we do-$9.95 per pound and can be ordered with the buffet! The buffet is Fri/Sat nights 4:30-10:00 - there are several types of shrimp (fried/boiled/sautéed) and usually oysters and many types of salads.... Please call... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666-3908
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +1 352-475-1928
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