With a location that overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay, the aptly named Sunset Bay Café serves seasonal seafood and favorites from the Southern kitchen. In the back of the house, the focus is on simple preparation of local ingredients whenever possible and in the front of the house, a dedication to impeccable service and hospitality with each guest. Located in Miramar Beach, Sunset Bay Café along with its superb views and extraordinary innovation on traditional classic Southern food is an excellent place to visit for breakfast or lunch.

Breakfast & Brunch at Sunset Bay Cafe in Destin

As mentioned above, the knowledgeable kitchen staff presents a set of dishes that feature traditional favorites, however the flair and one-of-a-kind style added to breakfast and lunch dishes belongs entirely to Sunset Bay Café. For example, the Hillbilly Benedict presents a perfectly poached egg on top of fried chicken breast and smoked Gouda fried grits, then topped with a piquant hollandaise sauce and micro-greens. However, the entire eggs benedict section is excellent, in which the kitchen prepares a soft-shell crab version, one with fried green tomatoes and of course, a traditional one using Canadian bacon. The pancake selections are also just as creative, although the traditional buttermilk ones are the most highly recommended. Of course, it just wouldn’t be breakfast or brunch without omelet choices, and Sunset Bay doesn’t disappoint. With about seven different specialty selections as well as a create-your-own omelet option, breakfast becomes complete.

Lunch Menu

At lunchtime the menu becomes less intense, however, despite the smaller choice in selections, what the kitchen lacks in quantity it makes up in quality. The Grouper Artichoke dish features this local fish topped on gouda cheese grits and topped with a lively meunière sauce. For a different version of the grouper, try the sandwich made in a fluffy croissant and slathered with a jerk remoulade and stuffed with shredded lettuce, onions and tomato. The kitchen also prepares two different types of po’ boy sandwiches, one made with crab and the other with gulf shrimp. Whatever option you choose, lunch can become an all-day affair at Sunset Bay Café in Destin.

Behind the Bar

Since this restaurant possesses such an excellent location overlooking the bay, it is essential that guests have the optimal place to enjoy a sunset cocktail or a morning mimosa. All of the classic tropical cocktails are prepared, from a Bikini Tini made with Don Q Coconut Rum and Deep Eddy Vodka to a top shelf Summer Breeze which uses four types of rum. And if they don’t have it on the menu, the knowledgeable barkeeps will surely know how to make it. Additionally, Sunset Bay Café provides a wide array of domestic and imported beers as well as a few wines by the glass. So be sure to stop by this amazing restaurant and others when staying in Destin in your beautiful 30A vacation rental!

Nearby Attractions and Activities to Add to the Itinerary

Enjoying a mouthwatering meal at Sunset Bay Café is bound to be a palate-pleasing moment you won’t soon forget during your Destin getaway. No matter when you make your way this direction in pursuit of flavorful moments, a stop at Sunset Bay Café comes with the added benefit of keeping you close to some exciting nearby attractions and activities that are worth adding to your itinerary! When you’re a traveler that values a do-to list brimming over with options, the following stops are sure to be welcome additions to the fun you’re here to have!

Baytowne Golf Club

Every traveler brings unique interests and passions into their travel experience. While some are focused on beach-hopping their way through a stay, others can’t imagine a getaway anywhere on the map without time set aside specifically for enjoying the greens and fairways of amazing golf courses! If you find yourself part of the latter category, a meal at Sunset Bay Café means you’re in luck. This locale sits wonderfully close to the Baytowne Golf Club where you can enjoy a round on a pristine course surrounded by lush foliage and outfitted with fantastic water features as well. Situated at 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West and Troon Drive North, Baytowne Golf Club is known for its friendly service and well-maintained facilities.

Parasailing Pirates

When you can’t wait to take your Florida adventures to new and thrilling heights, then partnering up with the team at Parasailing Pirates is bound to be exciting! Situated at 4011 Beachside 1 Drive, Parasailing Pirates is a one-stop shop for parasailing fun! Head out solo or go with a friend as you soar above the shoreline taking in the sights from a stunning bird’s eye view. This adventurous excursion isn’t for the faint of heart, but promises to be an unforgettable part of your journey!

Legion Park

When some fresh air and time in nature is in order after a meal at Sunset Bay Café, Legion Park isn’t out of reach. This charming and tranquil stop is found at 119 Crest Place and is frequently found to be far less crowded than other nearby beaches and parks. Here, you can settle in at a picnic table and watch the waves roll in. It’s also a good destination for those looking to launch a boat into the bay to do so with ease. Whether you enjoy an afternoon stroll or settle in and simply observe, it’s a good destination to have on your itinerary.

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