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Fish Out Of Water

34 Golden Rod Cir, WaterColor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979
+1 850-534-5050
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“souffle” (6 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
34 Golden Rod Cir, WaterColor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Have been here many times. Actually held our daughters wedding and reception here. You will have a hard time finding a more consistent place to eat that is this good!!!

1  Thank Andy6205
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Fish Out of Water is located at the Watercolor Resort in Seaside Florida, the heart of the 30A corridor. The restaurant is an upscale, chic locale that caters to the higher end customer. The dress is listed as casual but the atmosphere is more upscale....More

Thank Ivan B
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a family favorite of ours as well as a nice place for just me and my wife. We have always made reservations a day ahead of time (I would recommend calling two or more days ahead of time just in case). Out of...More

1  Thank JonLarson
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views! Excellent breakfast/brunch with fresh seafood options and creative dishes. Wonderful service and atmosphere. We'll be back!

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a special restaurant and we had a memorable dinner. Our waitress Mary was fantastic too. Free sampler hors devour was a crab chowde - tiny but delicious . My swordfish was great and bread service was nice. Sunset was breathtaking. AAA gave it...More

Thank Pete L
Reviewed 9 October 2017

(October 5th, 2017) Nice waiter, Good food, Good atmosphere..... BUT... My daughter ordered tea and the first glass was fine, but the second glass was BLEACH and tea mixed as someone had started cleaning the tea brewer during serving hours. Because she was drinking through...More

5  Thank Tim Y
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We hadnt eaten here in a couple years. I'm sorry but it's even better. We sat outside on the covered porch the view was amazing. My date and I both had the snapper. We'll prepared and fresh. We finished up with the soufflé. Fabulous. We'll...More

Thank sngriffin
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had dinner there one night. The menu offered great seafood choices with professional, courteous wait staff. overall experience is A++

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely view and atmosphere, but the prices were beyond expensive. Can you say, "OUCH"? The food was tasty and presentation was lovely and such a wonderful view.

1  Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Food was very good and the restaurant was quite nice. They were very accommodating for some vegan attendees. Price point is higher that other local restaurants but nice location for fine dining

Thank tbbarton
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Questions & Answers
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
Fish Out of Water will be closed until Summer 2018 due to a significant renovation. The restaurant, which first opened in 2002, will undergo a complete redesign to emphasize its sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, and take advantage of the restaurant’s close proximity to the beautiful white sand beaches that South Walton is known for. In addition to improved views for Fish Out of Water’s restaurant and bar, the updated decor will underscore the resort’s natural coastal atmosphere and high-end design flourishes. Along with a refreshed, welcoming atmosphere, the redesigned Fish Out of Water will remain committed to offering diners an impeccable level of service, and a sensational, seasonal menu of Southern coastal dishes with global touches.
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