The Bay

The Bay is an award-winning, yet casual waterfront restaurant and bar created by Chef Jim Shirley. A gem sitting directly on the Choctawhatchee Bay at the foot of the 331 bridge, The Bay offers table and bar seating inside and outside on the deck overlooking one of the most peaceful views in South Walton. 

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.

The Bay features an excellent happy hour, Sunday Funday with brunch and Sunday Pickin’, and every Wednesday night, their private beach shines with a cozy fire and some of the best live music in the Panhandle. Each season brings celebration and special events to the bayside restaurant. Follow The Bay on social media to stay informed. 

The Bay Restaurant sits at the foot of the Hwy 331 bridge on the Choctawhatchee Bay. See the food + drink menus at Visit Chef Jim Shirley Enterprises to read about his group of South Walton restaurants, awards, cook books and more.



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