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“Best Fried Oysters”
Review of The Bay

The Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: 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.
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The fried oysters here are so good! At dinner time you can order them with ginger or pecan breading!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

Thank you for sharing your love for our oysters! Come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

All I can say is that I had an amazing experience on the bay at 30A eating fried oysters with sesame garlic green beans and potatoes Montgomery layered with cheese. We were given lemon, remoulade, tartar sauce and just incredible condiments and sides. The service was fantastic too! The view was gorgeous! This will surprise you too! It's too tasty!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

All we can say is thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed everything!

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant! The food is amazing and well priced. Sometimes the wait staff can be a little slow which is why I gave 4 stars. Their version of shrimp and grits is just the best ever!!! You will not be disappointed with The Bay!!! I'm a local so we go here a lot. They have outdoor dining on the water!

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Emilee M
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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you for your incredible review. We are so glad to hear that everything was wonderful!

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great food, first rate service and an atmosphere that reminds you that you are on vacation. I had the faux ya-ya....best meal ever! The polenta was spot on perfect, shrimp could not have been tastier, and the sauteed topping was memorable. We went for lunch and it wasn't crowded - also it was the middle of October so the time of the year has a lot to do with the kind of wait you can expect. We sat outside looked at the water and let the breeze waft by. When the waiter said the braised greens were radish greens that day, I thought to myself "yucks"......hands down the best greens I have ever eaten. Absolutely worth a wait of an hour or more. Go and treat yourself, you will not regret it.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you so much for this excellent review. Your kind words made our day!

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband, daughter and I had a wonderful experience at The Bay! Especially notable was the pesto snapper and crabcake! Even the sesame haritcots verts that accompanied it were amazing! Nice atmosphere on the water. Great for families or couples!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Excellent review and always so nice to hear from our guests!

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