If you need a getaway that includes some time at the beach, a lot of delicious food, and an alfresco dining experience, look no further than Fort Walton Beach. No matter what you came to do, you’ll undoubtedly hear your stomach rumble from time to time. Get a taste of Fort Walton Beach’s best, as well as some time in the sun, with outdoor dining in Fort Walton Beach.

Learn More About Fort Walton Beach Restaurants

AJ’s on the Bayou

Located at the base of the Cinco Bayou Bridge, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner right on the water when you choose to dine alfresco! Choose from a variety of oysters, soups, salads, and more for lunch. Lunch baskets include fried fish, shrimp, clams, and more. Take your fish grilled or fried. There are a variety of sandwiches including Po’Boys, chicken, or Philly cheesesteak. Stop in for dinner and start with a soup or salad, or starters like onion rings, fried pickles, or fried green tomatoes. Stuff yourself with ribeye, sirloin, crab cakes, or surf and turf featuring your choice of steak and grilled shrimp or broiled seafood. Finish the meal with delicious Key Lime pie, chocolate cake, or the cheesecake of the day!

Bay Cafe

Enjoy a delicious meal in a bayfront atmosphere with a taste of France and a splash of romance. Start with palate-pleasing French onion soup or a fresh salad. For a taste of the sea, choose the grouper Wellington or crab cakes with fresh vegetables, or their one-of-a-kind seafood omelet. Keep your taste buds on land with chicken piccata, lamb shank, or filet mignon. Complete your meal with your favorite cocktails, brews, or wines by the glass or bottle. Complete the meal with the blueberry tart in a made-from-scratch pastry with ice cream and whipped cream or another decadent dessert.

Ali’s Bistro

Great Italian food and a romantic ambiance have found their way to the shores of Fort Walton Beach. Once you’ve been seated outside, ask your server about the soup of the day, or try other starters like fried ravioli, or the fried or boiled shrimp cocktail. Choose from main courses like chicken piccata, pan-seared salmon, traditional spaghetti and meatballs, or homemade meat lasagna. If you’re looking for a more casual experience, try their stone-baked thin crust pizza selections in either 12” or 14” sizes. Choose a specialty pie from the menu or create your own with toppings including pepperoni, sausage, red peppers, or pineapple. Sprinkle on specialty toppings like wild mushroom, prosciutto, or shrimp for a unique flavor. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available as well.

Nacho-N-Taco Taqueria

You’ve already made up your mind to sit outside, now it’s time to make up your mind on what to have! There’s so much to choose from, plus a rotating selection of specials, you’ll find something for even the pickiest of eaters. Don’t let the numbers on the menu fool you. While “#14” may be a wet burrito, you can stuff it with your favorite proteins like fish, shrimp, ground beef, steak, chicken, and others. The restaurant wouldn’t be called “Nacho-N-Taco” without having its namesake on the menu. Load tortilla chips with cheese and your choice of protein and prepare to stuff your handmade corn or flour tortilla taco with your choice of protein. Add toppings to each like pico de gallo, tomato, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and others for a nominal fee, or head to the Salsa Bar where you’ll find complimentary salsas and toppings.

Maui Bus Stop

Sit outside and taste the flavors of the islands on the West Coast without leaving Fort Walton Beach. Introduce your palate to all the tastes and flavors of Maui, including “small plate” – your choice of meat, a scoop of rice, and a side and “regular plate” meals – which doubles your choices! Spam Musubi – grilled Spam served over rice and wrapped in nori, is a delicious taste of the island. Meats include Kalua pig, teriyaki steak, and shoyu chicken. Choose from sides like white or brown rice, cabbage, macaroni salad, or leafy greens. You also have your choice of several alcoholic and non-alcoholic Maui beverages, tea, and Coca-Cola fountain drinks.

Delicious Spots for Outdoor Dining in Fort Walton Beach

From a cozy one-bedroom to a spacious three-bedroom, the Breakers of Fort Walton Beach has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you. Step in and feel your stresses and worries melt away, knowing all your needs will be met. If you’ve brought home some leftovers to heat up or want to try your hand at making something akin to the great tastes outdoor dining in Fort Walton Beach has to offer, our kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a home-cooked meal. Step out onto a balcony or patio and enjoy your own meal outdoors. Choose a premium unit for flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, and more.

Call us today to start planning your flavorful Fort Walton Beach escape today!