Best Seafood Restaurant Fort Walton & Destin, FL
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About Us

The Best French Restaurant
Serving Fort Walton Beach & Destin, FL

For over 30 years, Bay Cafe French Restaurant has delighted Fort Walton Beach and Destin, FL locals/visitors with an authentic European fare. Known for its quaint atmosphere, the neighborhood bistro is nestled away on a quiet peninsula-like corner, near historic downtown Fort Walton Beach and Brooks Bridge. Bay Cafe French Restaurant adds unique charm, being the best seafood restaurant with an outdoor patio that offers panoramic views of the beautiful water.

Serving Lunch and Dinner
Lunch: Monday - Sunday | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Saturday | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for Sunday brunch!
Outdoor Dining Fort Walton & Destin, FL

About Our Outdoor Dining Experience

Chef Julien Lorant blends French favorites with his rustic European style. The exquisite French fare is authentic and simple, while the extensive wine list and incredible views help everyone find something to suit their tastes. The rustic edge to the beautiful décor and a patio that overlooks the Choctawhatchee Bay makes it not only a destination but a neighborhood restaurant. The distinctive favorites such as the Steak Au Poivre, Sea Bass and the Grouper Wellington keep people coming back year after year! Our menu features traditional French fare: croissants, salads, fresh fish, grilled and roasted meats, our signature cappuccino and our delicious desserts. Visitors have said Bay Cafe French Restaurant is the best seafood restaurant with ambiance they have been to in years! Give us a call to check on our daily specials for lunch and dinner.

Explore our website to discover all that Bay Cafe French Restaurant has to offer, from classic cuisine and seasonal specials, to event services such as weddings and rehearsal dinners. Visit us today and find out why we are known as “the hidden gem of the Emerald Coast,” and named Best French restaurant in Destin and Fort Walton Beach! 

Best views of the bay! • Indoor/Outdoor Patio • Seating/Attire: Casual
Walk-Ins and Reservations Accepted

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