The Bay

The Bay is an award-winning, yet casual waterfront restaurant and bar created by Chef Jim Shirley. This family-friendly restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and drinks every day, as well as Sunday Brunch. 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 covered deck overlooking one of the most peaceful views in South Walton. 

The beloved restaurant and bar showcases 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. Lunch and dinner is served 11AM to close featuring everything from Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Edamame Hummus, burgers and salads to char-grilled steaks, Faux Ya Ya (Shirley’s famous shrimp & grits), Gulf Fish or a Seafood Platter loaded with fried oysters, blackened shrimp and grilled fish. Available after 4PM, sushi is made fresh to order and never disappoints! 

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.

The Bay Restaurant sits at the foot of the Hwy 331 bridge on the Choctawhatchee Bay. See the food + drink menus at  Follow The Bay on social media to stay informed.

Visit Chef Jim Shirley Enterprises to read about his group of South Walton restaurants, awards, cook books and more.

20215 South Hwy 331
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Contact: (850) 622-2291

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