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“Looking for outstanding views & great food/service, this is the place!”
Review of Sunset Bay Cafe

Sunset Bay Cafe
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Sandestin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$17
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: With Nearly two decades of restaurant management and menu development experience, Bryce Jarvis knows what a customer expects from a resort restaurant. "I'm passionate about providing a great experience for our customer, and the Sunset Bay Cafe gives me the opportunity to share what I love best about food and Destin, Sandestin, The Beaches of South Walton, and the Emerald Coast with both visitors and locals alike." The Sunset Bay Cafe space has been a number of different restaurants over the years, but Bryce, and his co-owner Gary Jarvis, feel the location needs a locals touch to really make the most out of the views and the ingredients available to the kitchen. As captain of The Backdown 2, Captain Jarvis lends an expert's eye to local and sustainable seafood and fresh ingredients. "Our menu really focuses on the best ingredients available every season, " he says. In addition to classic breakfast favorites like pancakes and waffles, diners will be able to taste some really innovative twists on classics, like Roast Beef Benedict and a fish of the day. Located near the Linkside Conference Center, the restaurant overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay and offers a full bar, outside dining options, a Tiki bar, and "grab and go" options, perfect for the golf course, the pool, or the beach. Holy Cakes, an award winning bakery owned by Bryce's wife Miranda, provides an assortment of muffins and cupcakes daily, and social orders by request. The Sunset Bay Cafe celebrates the spirit of "Old Florida" while encouraging innovative cooking emphasizing fresh, local ingredients.
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We had brunch here while in San Destin. We will definitely return. Views were amazing, food was great- they even had gluten free options! Service was outstanding. Its a must visit for us whenever we visit the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We were looking for a nice breakfast place with an open-water view. Boy did this place deliver! Great food and a lovely bay prospect. We liked enough the first time that we went back the next day, despite the alternatives.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

I cannot understand the great reviews here. I usually trust the advice I receive here. First, "on the water" means set way back in the corner by the pool. Sure, you can see the bay, but you are sitting directly by the pool. Second, the food was awful. The soft shell crab was the worst we've ever had, extremely fishy. The pancakes were just bleh with all the fruit in the middle. The grouper was bland. The 2 others in my party were polite but didn't finish, didn't take leftovers, so I'm going to assume their's was just as disappointing.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bridgett W
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We were seated almost immediately and our server came by shortly thereafter. Our food was plentiful and delicious, our server was very personable and attentive. This was one of the best brunches we’ve ever had and we will recommend to anyone visiting the area!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Studio460
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Decent food. Definitely overpriced for what you get. Having said that; it was enjoyable but breakfast food is breakfast food. The service was poor, and I’m not picky but we sat probably close to 15 minutes before we even had someone acknowledge us. I won’t go back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rezensentohio
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