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Bayou Bill's Crab House

4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
+1 850-267-3849
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With several really good seafood restaurants in the area, Bayou Bill's definitely ranks near the top. Our service was A-1 (thank you Natalie), our food came out quickly and just as ordered, and prices are in the ballpark with similar restaurants with similar menus. This...More

Thank TnMan38
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the moment our 10-person party walked through the doors of Bayou Bills we were treated like very special guests. Every single employee we encountered greeted us and smiled. Desiree was our awesome waitress; and despite our group's size our food was delivered promptly. Although...More

Thank T J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had charbroiled oysters! YUM! Crab was incredible! Only downside - not open for lunch - only dinner.

Thank karentrips2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took my family here for mother's day and it did not disappoint. I had the oysters and they were unbelievable. My wife had crab legs and was floored by them. The peanut butter pie was unreal, dangerously unreal. I could eat that for every meal,...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How to kill something great by breading it. Nice place but please skip the breaded soft shell crab. Chowder was fine and the alligator was good.

Thank John I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve been coming to the Emerald Coast for years and had never tried Bayou Bill’s. I experienced excellent service and good food. I ordered a half dozen chargrilled oysters and the fried shrimp and soft-shelled crab. The oysters were plump, fresh and delicious. The shrimp...More

Thank PFootlocke
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great prime rib (if you want med rare, order rare which was recommended by Erik), crab cakes, shrimp, and fresh green beans! Enough to take home for a second meal. Erik was our delightful and courteous server. Enjoy!

Thank susanfiling1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had looked at the top 15 restaurants on trip advisor and choose Bayou Bill's for my birthday dinner, and I was not disappointed. I like the variety of choices on the menu and we had crab stuffed mushrooms, grouper Orleans, and chargrilled oysters. I've...More

Thank Asymp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went out with a group of colleagues and had great service. Very reasonable prices and the food was served quickly. Great service by our waiter Erik! The recommendation for the crab bisque was awesome. This place is my new favorite spot!

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is above average and the place is very clean. The food is fresh and served in a quick pace. Had the fried oysters and shrimp and on the next trip have the broiled sprimp and scallops. Really couldn’t decide which one was the...More

Thank Paul W
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Kathy L |
no, this is an inside seating only restaurant...at least in Santa Rosa Beach
Shelia H
I've been eating at this restaurant since we moved here in 1989, out at the one on 30a and this one and through the sale of the 30a one then the 98 one became our 'go to place', and missed it terribly after it burned and before being rebuilt. Everyone who has come to visit us knows it was 'the place' when we wanted seafood, so you will have to understand I am very disappointed because I know how it has been. Last visit several weeks ago we got our usual seafood platter. Imagine my surprise to learn that catfish is now seafood. NOT. And shame on you for trying to pass that off as such. Don't get me wrong, I love good catfish, but if I'm paying a premium price already, I expect seafood, not catfish. For there to be an up charge to get seafood on a seafood platter is just wrong. What were you thinking?
21 April 2015|
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Response from Shelia H | Reviewed this property |
At the time I wrote this it was listed on menu as SEAFOOD platter, and came with catfish unless you pay an upcharge for any of the other options. Again, I've not been to this restaurant in over a year, so don't know about... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-267-3849
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