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FOOW- Fish Out Of Water

34 Golden Rod Cir, WaterColor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979
+1 850-534-5050
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“souffle” (6 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
€€€€
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
34 Golden Rod Cir, WaterColor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: FOOW- Fish Out Of Water
1. The Best Views on 30A!
"The view and the restaurant atmosphere screams relaxation!"
Kankead8
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2. Exceptional Service!
"He created the most memorable evening and provided exceptional service"
Russoline
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3. Great Value!
"Very reasonably priced for an upscale restaurant in this area"
Michael B
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1 - 10 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It really is lovely to sit outside and enjoy the view. The decor inside the restaurant is nice too. I found it very light and airy. The wait staff were attentive and nice. We went for lunch and we all enjoyed it. I had the...More

Thank Julestwo
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We were seated quickly on a Friday night, and the service was excellent. The appetizers were very tasty. The pimento cheese dip was sinfully delicious! I was thinking about the Snapper or Redfish, but got the Grouper. The succotash like mix that went with it...More

Thank Kankead8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took our daughter, son-in-law and grandson to the beach for the first time. We choose this restaurant because they had happy hour from 3-6, but they also offered kids eat free from 5-6! Between the 4 adults we tried nearly everything...More

Thank Kristin T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch there (really miss their breakfasts!!!) -- Lunch was great. We had delicious, gourmet tacos. Unique taste, great combination of ingredients. We sat outside overlooking the gulf. They just redecorated. You can beat the location and the food. Very highly recommend. --Service is...More

Thank Kerry P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined at Fish out of Water over the years and it was fancy and pretty pricey. So the entire restaurant has been updated to a more casual beat and a little less expensive to boot. The outside on the water dining has tv’s...More

1  Thank Evelyn R
Quinn D, F&B Supervisor at FOOW- Fish Out Of Water, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning Ms. Evelyn, We thank you for taking the time to review the new FOOW! We always appreciate the feedback from our guests it assists us in continually striving to pursue hospitality excellence! Please come back and visit with us and we will look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must say we were all a little disappointed in the size and quality of the food and when we expressed our concerns to our server, he called us LIARS!! We were shocked that he would say that to us. Might go back there again...More

Thank carsonvega
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great views, wonderful evening. Didn't know to make reservations here so we waited about 30 minutes for a table but WELL worth it! Started with an amazing pimento cheese appetizer with homemade crackers. We ordered the blackened grouper (w/southern chow chow) and grilled...More

Thank bevov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are empty nester, foodie professionals from Atlanta looking for seafood on the night of our arrival (Tuesday). This restaurant had good reviews on Trip Advisor and for good reason. Lovely location in Watersound, although parking may have been difficult in high season. We were...More

Thank Suzanne F
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We were guests of the Watercolor Inn and decided to check out FOOW. I knew it had been remodeled, but WOW, it looked so “perfect”. Both indoor and outdoor seating was so comfortable and picturesque. They had live music that was very appropriate for the...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed this place. The portions weren’t huge by any means, but it was all good. Desserts are unique and come in glass bowls. We enjoyed them all but especially the banana pudding dessert. Great view of the ocean.

Thank Jeff H
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MARY M
9 November 2017|
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are u open on june 29 ?
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Brenda F
19 September 2016|
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Response from Tina B | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Fish Out of Water. We serve breakfast everyday from 8 am until 11 am. In our peak season (Memorial Day weekend until the first week in August we have offered a breakfast buffet the past few... More
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Melissa L
11 March 2016|
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Response from Tina B | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Fish Out of Water. Yes, we will are taking Easter evening dinner reservations. Hours of operation will be 5pm-9pm. 850-534-5050
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Golden Rod Cir, WaterColor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979
    (Highway 30-A)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-534-5050
Description
FOOW is the acronym for the restaurant formerly known as Fish Out of Water at WaterColor, FL. After a significant renovation, the restaurant reopened on June 23, 2018; and remains committed to offering the same high-quality service and cuisine it is known for, now in a more approachable coastal setting. As one of the 30A area’s only large family-style restaurants and bars overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, FOOW embodies the spirit of the WaterColor community: coastal, fun, and unpretentious, with impeccable service and cuisine. The menu, drinks, and interior design, coupled with a streamlined open-air kitchen, create a lively and engaging ambience- perfect for a midday break with family, a fun evening with friends or a romantic date night. FOOW features live music seasonally; and the expanded FOOWbar offers an inspired beverage program. For large groups for special celebrations, the FOOWroom is a private getaway from the crowds, surrounded by an impressive wine cellar.
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