The Bay Restaurant on 331

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  1. Jill Tanner

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    For those of you who remember Sea Bar (on 331 - south of the bridge), you probably remember the stunning views and the mood that scene set. The Bay is a new restaurant opening in that location in early March and we are stoked! Owner and Chef Jim Shirley is also the owner of South Walton favorites, Great Southern Cafe and The Melt Down on 30A. The Bay, located right on the Choctawhatchee Bay, will feature a 55-foot food bar, part of which will be a sushi bar. The restaurant will seat 200 people to start and more eventually as they add seating to the "secret garden" out back.

    Currently, The Bay is undergoing some remodeling with plans to open in early March, just in time for Spring Break!

    What really got me pumped up was that I can paddle board right up to beach, have a drink, a bite to eat and maybe take in a game on one of the flat screens. A 12-draft beer system will be in place inside and out. The Bay plans to "take the mixology to another level," says Mario McNally, General Manager. This will definitely be the place to go for a fresh Mojito!

    Eventually, The Bay plans to have live music in the afternoon outside on the deck. You can sit on the deck or right on the beach, catch some rays, and relax while you tap your feet to the tunes. This place is going to be the new hot spot in South Walton! I know I can't wait to paddle to my new favorite venue!

    Stay tuned here for more info and photos. We will keep you updated on the progress as The Bay nears opening day.
     
  2. Kurt Lischka

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    Loved the Sea Bar - can't wait to hang out on the Bay again at The Bay!
     
  3. Andy A

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    I'm going to run out of money before I run out of new places to try out. I can remember when almost all we had was Goatfeather's and Salty Dog. By the way, if you haven't tried the early bird specials at Goatfeather's, you are definitely missing it! I've been twice and both meals were wonderful! I'm looking foward to trying The Bay as soon as it opens. I'll find the necessary funds somewhere.
     
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    We loved the Sea Bar and can't wait to try The Bay!!
     
  5. Teresa

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    VERY exciting news to get back to the bay for good food and good times! Been a long time!!!
     
  6. DCollins

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    Is this in same location at cafe 331 was?
     
  7. Teresa

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    Just across the road.
     
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    Always wondered why eateries/bars never reopened on the bay (nicks is to far to drive). This is exciting news.set some tables aside for all the summer blue crab lovers.
     
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    When you find out opening date please let us know!
     
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    open yet? would LOVE to take family tomorrow night!
     
  12. Kurt Lischka

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    Not yet.
     
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    Any word on opening date? Will be there soon & would like to try it out.
     
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    Any day now! We'll keep you posted Shaken!
     
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    The Bay on 331 opens TODAY at 5pm!

    Max McCann Band plays from 9pm til midnight.

    Chef Jim Shirley's newest waterfront restaurant is on Hwy 331 serving up southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, beer on tap, wine selections, and cocktails (taking mixology to another level, says Mario)... AND featuring live music every weekend overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay. Paddle up to shore, kick back, enjoy the view.

    Choctawhatchee Bay lovers are ready to enjoy this unique spot on the water once again [formerly Seabar]. Congrats Chef Jim and crew!

    Sister restaurants: Great Southern Cafe | Meltdown on 30A

    We'll share menus and live music lineup soon!

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  17. Jim Tucker

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    Nice crowd last night - all locals - some arrived by boat.
     
  18. Kurt Lischka

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    Nice photos Kurt! I thought that might of been you behind the camera.
     
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