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The Bay

The Bay is an award-winning, yet casual waterfront restaurant and bar created by Chef Jim Shirley with a reputation for serving some of the best grub in South Walton. Situated on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay at the foot of the 331 bridge, The Bay embodies life on the water in SoWal. 

This family-friendly restaurant features mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, excellent wine selections, inventive hand-crafted cocktails, and several flat screens to to cheer on your favorite sports team. Table and bar seating is available inside and outside on the deck.

Voted ‘Best Place for Live Music’ in the 2020 Perfect in South Walton Awards, The Bay features an excellent happy hour, Sunday Funday with brunch and Sunday Pickin’, and as the award suggests, an incredible setting for live music! Each season brings celebration and special events to the bayside restaurant. From St. Patrick’s Day to Cinco de Mayo parties, and the annual Halloween Costume Contest Party to the 30A Songwriters Festival Late Checkout Party, the crew at The Bay know how to work and and play hard, too. 

Arrive by car, paddleboard or boat to satisfy your cravings, play cornhole, or relax by the fire with a cold beer at The Bay Restaurant at North Beach on the Choctawhatchee Bay. Follow The Bay on Facebook and Instagram for updates on specials and events. See the food + drink menus at baysouthwalton.com. Visit Chef Jim Shirley Enterprises to read about his group of South Walton restaurants, awards, cook books and more.

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