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Fish out of Water
Fish out of Water
  • Address:
    34 Goldenrod Circle
    Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
    Neighborhood:
    Seagrove Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $50 and over

Fish out of Water Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.watercolorresort.com
  • Email: john.ryckert@stjoeclub.com
  • Phone: (850) 534-5050
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
    Happy Hour: 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. - Tues-Sun (Bar Only)
    Kids Eat Free ( 2 kids meals with purchase of entree)
    5:30 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.

    Dinner
    5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Tuesday - Thursday, & Sunday
    5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Friday & Saturday

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Chef Brian Murray
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Weddings, Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners
  • Private Party Facilities: Reserve the private wine room at Fish Out of Water for intimate affairs of up to 20 people. Award dinners,client events,holiday parties and rehearsal dinners in Fish Out of Water as a private dining room offer an elegant affair with chef prepared menus.

    Each event is crafted to suite your needs and requirements. Farm to table creations, fresh seafood and incredible viewsall make Fish Out of Water the perfect choice for your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Carolyn Webre (850) 534-5016
  • Special Events & Promotions: 30-A Songwriters Festival

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 30-A
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Open parking lot in front of Inn, covered parking next door.
A word from Fish out of Water
Fish Out of Water, the WaterColor Inn & Resort’s signature restaurant, sets a glamorous scene overlooking the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with virtuoso cuisine and a distinctive wine list to match. The freshest local fish and meats, combined with an eclectic approach to traditional ways of preparing and serving food, translating into dishes unlike anything else offered in the area. A semi-private dining room is available, lined with bottles from the restaurant’s collection of over 3,000, representing some 600+ labels. Fish Out of Water has earned a number of distinctions for excellence. In addition, to garnering an AAA four diamond award, received a Golden Spoon Award from Florida Trend magazine, and also earned a Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We live in the area and love going to Fish out of Water. It is always good! Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Wonderful meal. Beautiful sunset. Great waiter. Terrific food! Loved the grouper. Cheese tray and sorbet"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food quality was outstanding. Presentation and preparedness made the food melt in our mouths. The service was five-star as we watched the sunset at our table. Get your reservation through OpenTable and request a table to watch the sunset. They honored our request. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday and couldn't have picked a better place to dine! The food always amazes us as chef creates superb flavor combinations. Food quality is exceptionally high and fresh. Presentation is always outstanding. But pretty food needs fabulous flavor -- and Fish Out of Water knows how to excite your taste buds! Service was friendly, efficient, fun, and accommodating! We will definitely be back! If you are ever in doubt of brussel sprouts, I suggest you try them here. Their brussel sprouts reformed two of our brussel sprout haters!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "S with each prior visit everything was wonderful. Greta and creative food selections, beautiful presentation, and top notch service."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great all around experience. Food was great. Service perfect . I had one of the best cocktails ever called the Southern States."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great food. Price to high $75.00 per person. For this price I would expect this impeccablee Service very slow. Not sufficient staff for Valentines day 2014"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great restaurant, they are having trouble finding/keeping waitstaff given the resort nature here. As a result the service is irratic."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I came here for her birthday. We were seated right by a window with a view of the ocean at sunset. Very nice. The food was quite good and the service was very attentive. We went during the off season, so seating was not a real problem, but in season this gem is hard to get into. Prices were good for the quality provided. On the downside, not everyone likes fish, so it would be nice to have a larger selection of non-fish items, especially for children (teenagers), but options are available. No real recommendations since all the food we had was consistently good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Thanks for such a fantastic Christmas dinner!!! Filet veal lobster fantastic!! Will be back in our travels to destin!!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was excellent, waiter was a little too friendly, liked he had been told to make chit chat,,annoying after a while. Great restaurant."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I had read so much about this place and booked it while on a stay at Watercolor with high hopes. While it was good, it was no where near great. Unfortunately, Fish out of Water only brought there 'B-' game the night we went. The highlight was a Waiter so completely pretentious that our group is still making jokes about him. Food was pretty good…if you must go order the Pork Chop. We all know restaurants that are all about just creating a job for themselves….not creating a dining experience, quality food and service to admire. Fish our of Water is the former, a job creator only. They may have once known what quality was, but they abandoned their notion of it some time ago. Sadly, skip."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "This was our 5th time at Fish Out Of Water and it has been wonderful every time. The food is delicious, drinks are to die for and service is spot on. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "A server can make or ruin a dining experience. Alvin made this dinner steelar!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Consistently excellent food in a lovely, upscale atmosphere; exceptional wine list; friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. On one of our many dinner visits, my husband's entrée was just a little saltier than he prefers -- our waiter offered to exchange the dish (which my husband declined to do) -- so the chef offered him a free dessert by way of apology -- a nice gesture. If you have an opportunity to dine here, do so!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "The food was prepared in a very sophisticated manner, much above what one would expect in southern issolated beach community."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "We have dined at Watercolor's Fish out of Water many times over the years and always look forward to returning. There are many great choices for fine dining along 30A but even so, FOOW is consistantly special. It has a bigger city feel than the typical restaurant in the area. The food, service, and ambiance combine to make it special. If the weather cooperates, the outdoor dining is great. The wine room is perfect for small groups. Eating at the bar is even nice. Hard to go wrong dining here."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We dined at Fish Out of Water on 11/1 and evening was perfect. Eggplant tortellini as a starter was fantastic followed by two fish dishes. The grouper was amazing and we also had the special sturgeon with beet ravioli that was incredible! Great evening and service was impeccable. We will return often."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We celebrated my wife's birthday. The staff took great care of us. Jerry was a charming bartender; made us feel very welcome. We wanted the entire experience. The service at the table was stellar. The wine selected was great. The Chef split our dinners so we could try a little foodie experience. The manager came by and visited. What a Great night."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Thanks for a terrific dining experience, food, service, ambience were all terrific!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Food was great. My wife had the scallops and I had the filet both were great. Chris our waiter was great."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I went with my family during our beach vacation....an although it started as a bad experience we ended up having a great time. When we first arrived we did so early as to have a drink in the lounge area, once we finally were waited on and gave our drink order we waited more then 15 minutes and were then told sorry but there was only one bartender and everyone in the restaurant wanted a drink! Yikes! We never did get our drinks till we finally sat at our table 10 minutes later. The rest of the meal was great and I would go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2013