Forgot just how delicious the food was
Will definitely return
Used open table to book at late minute after flight was cancelled!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome food. Awesome atmosphere.
Awesome food. Awesome atmosphere. Service was fantastic. I will definitely be back.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food!! The only thing
Great food!! The only thing we were not crazy was the dessert
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
OUTSTANDING dining experience.
OUTSTANDING dining experience. The quality, of the food, was matched, by the friendliness and professionalism, of the staff. If, you're staying at Watercolor, or Seaside, you will want, to enjoy a meal, at Fish Out of Water.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was universally
Everything was universally outstanding. We attempted to try much of what was on the menu. The snapper ceviche, lamb paperadelle and oxtail marmelade were amazing. WThree of us tried the monkfish special which was a very small portion and not quite what we expected according to description. That would be our only criticism. This dining room definately has a more resorty, hotel feel.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, the food was fantastic.
As always, the food was fantastic. Service was impeccable, and well paced for our quiet evening out. A great place in South Walton.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply my favorite restaurant
Simply my favorite restaurant at the beach.Wonderful staff,Amy greets with the warmest welcome.Encouraged us to bring our grandchildren
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Delicious food, fantastic service, with a formal yet casual-feeling dinning room. The grouper and scallops were excellent with a tuna tartare for an appetizer. The meal was completed with an indescribable chocolate soufflé and a peanut butter an glaze provided on the house thanks to our server who celebrated our engagement with us! Also, a mojito that was tart and made properly with real sugar can. Highly recommend a visit, and we will be back!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
From The Nashville Foodies
My husband and I always eat at Fish out of Water when we visit Seaside. It is located in Watercolor Inn, right on the beach. The developers/designers spared no expense when creating this beautiful restaurant. They obviously share the same attention to detail that the chef displays every time we visit. Even though their menu is made up of mostly seafood dishes, they always accommodate my vegetarian diet with a surprise dish that is always delicious. The fried okra is incredible! If you're lucky enough to visit when gazpacho is on the menu, order 2 servings! It is the best I've ever had. Oh, and ask to sit in Brooke's section. She'll take care of you.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food,absolutely recommend
Great food,absolutely recommend the sweet pea risotto and scallops. Wonderful dining experience, will make Fish Out of Water a regular dining destination!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
When I made reservations through Open Table I requested a table with a view because we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. Our view was over the top watching the sun set over the Gulf. The restaurant was beautiful and evidently the management informed all of the wait staff that it was a special occasion for us as they all congratulated us on our anniversary. The food was awesome. Steven, our waiter, was forthcoming with excellent recommendations on everything from cocktails to dessert. They really went out of their way to make a memorable evening for us. We had a great time and will definately return next time we are in the area. I highly recommend it.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would highly recommend Fish out of Water at Watercolor. Everything was perfect from the food to the service to the view.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my sister here for her birthday. The food was amazing! and the Service was outstanding as well. I will be going back to this resturant many times.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely As Always
Great Mother's Day Brunch on the porch overlooking the most beautiful water and beach in the world. The service and the food were most wonderful. The bourbon-infused french toast was the best -- simply mouth watering and delicious. It is a tradition to come here for Mother's Day and this year was no doubt one of the greatest.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff was very friendly, food didn't take long to come out at all. I had the fish special (flown in overnight from Alaska)
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outdoor seating looks out over the surf and is perfect for enjoying the sunset over the water. The hostess and waitstaff are friendly (without being overbearing) and timely. We shared the snapper ceviche which is served with homemade potato chips - and I probably could have eaten it all by myself, but I wanted to pace myself for dessert. It was the highlight of our dining on the coast. We each had the snapper entree, which was also very light and flavorful served with tiny gnocchi and seasonal vegetables. Chocolate mousse was also very good and served with a small amount of banana ice cream that set it off well. The Highway 30A restaurants all tend to have very good wine lists and the lemon drop martini at this restaurant can't be beat.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
On both trips to Seaside I've included Fish out of Water for our last night of vacation and continues to be a beautifully ending to the week. The view is absolutely stunning, particularly if you can sit on the deck outside. Great cocktails and wine menu and the food is on the high end but worth it. On this visit I brought my 10 year-old daughter and it was a great treat for her as well. They have a limited but healthy kids menu and she raved that the Shirley Temple faux-cocktail was one of the best she's had. The service and staff are top notch. Life it short. Dine well.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and Food
The service and food was good. It reflects the area by have good seafood. The combinations of flavors is well thought out and predictable making this a good restaurant for repeat visits. The fish was prepared well and appropriately for the dish.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waitress was excellent. One of the reason we continue to return to Fish Out Of Water is the service but Sunday night was special.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
all round excellent
outstanding evening with superb food and exceptional service in a romantic setting with a view of the Gulf. Cant beat it
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Memorable dining, beautiful setting
Extremely fresh local ingredients (strawberries on salad!). Divine fried whole okra with siracha aoli. Scallops seared perfectly.
The most memorable was lamb chops with perfect little potatoes in beautiful sauce with mint, basil, spices that made us eat past our full point.
The view of the dunes and gulf breathtaking, sunset perfect!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh, delicious & beautiful
This is a place we go to every time we are in the area. The scenery-you can't beat a table by the water with the sun going down. The food is always fresh and cooked perfectly from steak to seafood. I order a whole snapper it was prepared perfectly. very moist and the meat literally fell off it's bones. I didn't have to de-bone it though as the wait staff was very adept at doing this for me when the fish arrived at the table. The people I went with were equally wowed with their meals. Everyone went hope very happy :)
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our anniversary dinner and a great place to celebrate! The food was awesome and the service was wonderful. We knew there would be lots of families (although it wouldn't be my choice to take kids to eat here) because this is summer, it really seems a better choice for adults. The kids were getting bored and running around the tables unsupervised. And there was the occasional scream (of joy?) from children. But the food, the service, and the beautiful setting made the dinner well worth the visit!
We love this place!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal/service; neutral decor
This was our second time at this restaurant. The first time was 5+ years ago and the restaurant still offers a great menu. The service was excellent and our waiter was attentive to all details. The décor of the restaurant is very bland in color with limited contrasts that make a restaurant memorable. I wouldn't recommend the oysters or shrimp cocktail (both were warm when they were served), but all our other entrées and apps were delicious.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always love Fish Out of Water
We had not been to this restaurant in a while although we used to enjoy dinner here at least once a week. We were pleasantly surprised to see that the food and service are still very good. We enjoyed our outdoor table. There was a wedding below the deck and we enjoyed the music being played by the DJ. Gave the meal a little different experience. It was nice to see many familiar faces and we enjoyed conversations with many of the employees. Look forward to our next visit next week!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Kind Embrace
The prosciutto appetizer was a wonderful combination of salty and cured meat. My Red Snapper was prepared perfectly with a white flaky interior with a pan seared crisp all on a bed of mixed vegetables and sweet potato gnocchi. My wife's grouper was moist and favorable. Both fresh fish dishes were outstanding. Lastly, the desserts of lime sorbet and a mint chocolate souffle were spectacular all combined with a wonderful bottle of Malbec, cappuccino and a 30 year old glass of Graham's port.
Our evening would not have been as enjoyable without the exceptional table service by Bill M. Bill's attention to detail and engaging personality was an enjoyable value added to our dining experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening
My husband took our 12 yr old and 14 yr old to celebrate a birthday. Service is fabulous. We sat outside and watched the beautiful sunset. The food is outstanding and portions are big. We always dine here when we vacation in this area.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable service and food quality
This was our second time this year to enjoy this place. The first trip we just decided to go in for a drink on the outside boardwalk the it turned into staying for dinner. Both were unforgettable. So when we came back it was the first place we all wanted to go to to eat. My wife, son, grandson , and sons girlfriend were all excited about it and none were let down. I highly recommend it to everyone of any age. Well worth the trip. We will go back to Fish Out Of Water. On any return visits to Watercolor.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our view of the gulf was so nice as the sun set, and our server, Chuck, was appropriately attentive and gave us great advice. The appetizers and entres were fresh and perfect; the surprise birthday dessert for my wife topped everything off. Thank you!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening!
We eat at Fish out of Water three to four times a year and the last couple of times I felt it was slipping. However, this past Saturday, the dinner and the service was outstanding. We can't wait to go back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant! Waiter was great and the food was just as good.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
MUST EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF!
MY WIFE AND I DINED AT FISH OUT OF WATER FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY AND COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASED WITH EVERYTHING FROM THE FOOD AND DRINKS TO THE GREAT SERVICE WE RECEIVED.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was by far the best meal
This was by far the best meal we have ever had. Bill our waiter went out of his way to make sure we had the dining experience we were looking for. The chefs Derrick and Lawerence were outstanding. Very creative .
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Dining Experience!
My husband and I ate here for my birthday and the entire experience was fantastic! The dessert soufflé' (which arrived with a candle for my birthday) was amazing! Our server was spot on, the wine list was great and the food was wonderful! I highly recommend this restaurant whether you are staying on site or you have to drive to get there!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat at Fish Out of Water every year on vacation. The food and service is always excellent. Our server, Steve, was wonderful. We can't say enough about this restaurant. Thanks to all the servers, staff & the chefs for such an exceptional dining experience. Until next year!!!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic dining experience
We have been coming to Seaside with our kids for years and always make time for at least romantic dinner at Fish Out of Water for the two of us. It never disappoints. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. We had a particularly great waiter this time, who made the experience that much better. This is the only true fine dining in the area, but it's not stuffy or formal at all. Just a beautiful room with great food. It's also one of the few places in the area where you get what you pay for. We will be back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our fifth time dining at FOOW and we have enjoyed each dinner. We entertained clients and it exceeded our and their expectations.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an exceptional dining
We had an exceptional dining experience. Pricey, but it is an evening's entertainment.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in area
This is one of the best places you can eat in the Seaside/Watercolor/Rosemary Beach area. Excellent quality from start to finish.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I ate there twice last week. The service was great. Our waiter, Bill, was very attentive to my wife's dietary needs and the chef accommodated those for her. We both loved our meal and came back a second time that same week. As we were finishing our meal we commented to ourselves how beautifully decorated the restaurant was, the superb service as well as the great food. I asked Bill to give our compliments to the chef. That sounds like a cliche, but I have never done that before and wanted him to know how much we appreciated the food.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and ate here recently to celebrate a special occasion. everything was perfect.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. My wife had the scallops and I had the filet both were great. Chris our waiter was great.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks for a terrific dining
Thanks for a terrific dining experience, food, service, ambience were all terrific!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Evening at Fish OO Water
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.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet on the Beach
The food was prepared in a very sophisticated manner, much above what one would expect in southern issolated beach community.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A server can make or ruin a dining experience. Alvin made this dinner steelar!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal
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!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM