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FOOW - Fish Out Of Water

FOOW embodies the spirit of the WaterColor community: coastal, fun, and unpretentious, with impeccable service and cuisine in an approachable, coastal setting overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

The open-air design features floor to ceiling windows and an outdoor balcony made for people watching and sunset cocktails. The menu, drinks, and interior design, coupled with a streamlined open-air kitchen, create a lively and engaging ambience- perfect for lunch with the kiddos, happy hour with friends, or a romantic date night. 

Watch the Chefs in action while they create locally-sourced Southern cuisine in the open air kitchen. Southern-inspired apps, healthy salads and bowls, seafood, tacos, and sandwiches round out the lunch menu. For dinner, choose a protein and two sides to create your own dish. FOOW desserts are a sight to behold, with layers of sweets and Insta-worthy presentation.

Happy hour at FOOW happens daily from 3-6 pm. Signature cocktails like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof marry Cat Head Honeysuckle Vodka with Lemon, Jalapeño and Mint, perfect for sipping out on the balcony. The full bar also features craft beer on draft and wines by the glass. Jack Sparrow himself would be delighted with the FOOW Rum menu that features an extensive list of the best of rums from around the world.

There’s a golden hour for family time at FOOW, and it’s from 5-6 pm. Happy Hour is in full swing, FOOW begins serving the dinner menu at 5, and kids eat free from 5-6 pm. Families, sandy toes and the public are all welcome. (Just make sure you throw on a cover up and some flip flops if you’re coming in from the beach.)

For large groups and special celebrations, the FOOWroom is a private getaway from the crowds, surrounded by an impressive wine cellar where wines are available by the bottle. (SoWal Insider tip: FOOW operates on beach time and does not accept reservations. Great news…there’s a loophole! Groups can book the FOOWroom for private parties, events, weddings and more.)

The FOOWshoppe, a retail space located on the first floor of the restaurant, has apparel for kids and adults including adorable (and soft!) T-shirts and hats. Fun bar supplies, and hard-to-find FOOW spices and sauces, like locally sourced pecan oil and herb infused pink salt, are also available for purchase.

FOOW is located at the AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four-Star rated WaterColor Inn. The restaurant is open to the public and features panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Open daily for lunch, happy hour and dinner, FOOW is WaterColor casual at its finest. Visit www.FOOW30a.com to see menus and more. Follow along on Facebook for the latest updates, including seasonal live music and signature culinary events.

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