About Us


For over 30 years, Bay Café has delighted Ft Walton and Destin 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 café adds unique charm, being the only 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!
Chef Julien Lorant blends French favorites with his rustic European styleThe 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 Café 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 Café 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!

Best views of the bay! • Indoor/Outdoor Patio • Seating/Attire: Casual

Walk-Ins and Reservations Accepted