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The Bay

24215 South Highway 331, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
+1 850-622-2291
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (70 reviews)
“bay burger” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
24215 South Highway 331, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Reviewed today via mobile

Experience a place with great food and service! Great place for a business dinner, or casual outdoor setting with a great view of Choctohatchee Bay! You will Sabir the 5 star food experience and enjoy a quality drink with reasonable prices.

Thank Hefferson
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a nice cool breeze, we got to sit outside and near the heaters. It was wonderful. Our waiter was super friendly, and was always coming to check on us. We never ran out of our waters. Took his time to tell us the special...More

Thank MaeH4
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We sat outside which was so pleasant. Our waiter Brian was very attentive and patient. We had crab cakes and Thai lettuce shrimp wraps. The crab was very good and the wraps were ok. The rose slushie was wonderful! Also had key lime pie which...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We went here one night on vacation with family and friends. It was a fun atmosphere, great for kids and large groups. The waterfront view of Choctawhatchee Bay is amazing! The menu was eclectic, it had a little bit of everything for everyone. Would definitely...More

Thank AlexSem
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We visited based upon friends recommendation. We sat outdoors as the weather was great. Our server was Fara and she was great. My wife had the fish tacos and I had the lunch seafood platter. She said the tacos were great. I had blackened fish,...More

Thank David_2013834
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Enjoyed a fabulous meal and entertainment at this local spot.. Many seafood entrees. I had shrimp and grit cakes. Great. We also had pesto ravioli and drum. Excellent. Then we wondered out to the beach for live four piece local band playing Southern rock. Great...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We went there for lunch on a ready day during our vacation. The place has great ambiance and veiws especially from the bar. The food was so so but for the price you would expect more. Don't charge like you are the only resturant that...More

1  Thank ChattaFoodie17
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

We would be happy to have you return and join us for a beer. Our beer is priced reasonably for waterfront dining, and our daily happy hour is one of the most generous in the area. Entertainment is provided every Wednesday and Sunday without cover....More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We visited The Bay on the recommendation from a friend. The sushi was divine! I had “The Bay Roll” and California Roll. My husband had the “Mr. Billy Roll” and “Jon the 2nd Roll.” Also enjoyed the seaweed salad. The best part of the entire...More

Thank Noelle H
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Everything you could want in a dinner out at the beach. Casual spot with something for everyone. Great food, ambience, friendly staff, and great service. We ate outside and enjoyed the views and cool breezes. We shall return.

Thank gottafly2stsomewhere
Reviewed 9 September 2018

If it weren't for the nice setting on the bay, I'd have nothing good to say about this place. The food was mediocre but at least not nearly as overpriced as Bud and Alley's so-so food. The place was picked with kids on a Friday...More

Thank Todd S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24215 South Highway 331, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-622-2291
A gem sitting directly on Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the 331 bridge, The Bay is Chef Jim Shirley's latest South Walton sensation. The family-friendly restaurant features mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, excellent wine selections, and inventive bar-crafted cocktails. Table and bar seating is available inside and outside on the deck overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay.
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