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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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24215 South Highway 331, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, delicious food, easily met special dietary requests. Deck dining is pet friendly. We ordered the Port Washington rolls (alligator, Tasso, and pablano spring rolls), crab cake Benedict, and the Bomber burger. The Benedict was done to perfection. The burger was outstanding. No complaints...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank E1537YSsarahk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for Sunday brunch.I had the crab cakes benedict, the crabcakes were loaded with crab and tasty, the eggs were a little too runny but ok. My wife had the chilaquiles, it was very tasty and not overly spicey. The Mimosa tasted a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 605harry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great, friendly, service, beautiful view, but the FOOD the FOOD is the reason to go visit. Every thing we had was delicous. My Grouper was perfectly cooked, the potatoes Montgomery is a must have side dish and dessert was AMAZING!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 14 December 2018

7 of us ate Thanksgiving lunch on the porch this year. It was a chilly day but they have heavy clear plastic curtains to keep the cold out. The fire pit on the sand was lit and was nice to sit near. The buffet was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mimiruthie
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We went just at sunset and it was so beautiful. Outside seating was comfortable and service was great. We just had appetizers and drinks but it was so good. The wings were so yummy, I think some Asain seasoning and spices. Not hot but a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eilene258
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Came for drinks (and ultimately a dessert) in early December. The views are incredible, and the service was great. Good selection of beers as well. And the peanut butter pie was perfect. All told, definitely a spot I'd return too. The food menu looked good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dsass86
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Everything our party ordered was delicious! Many unique items on the menu. Great view of the bay from outside seating area. It was rather cool this day, but the outdoor heaters made the are pleasant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Loved this place! In town for holiday and stopped for dinner. Everything we ordered was well done. Fresh ingredients and local farms provide food items for menu. Our waiter Jameson was attentive and full of great suggestions off the menu.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BagsOrox
Reviewed 18 November 2018 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hefferson
Reviewed 16 November 2018

I have been to The Bay several times over the last few months. The place is perfectly located overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay and the food and service are awesome. If you get a chance to visit when they are offering a Holiday Buffet you simply must...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank chesterk2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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