Rae’s on the Beach

21 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Rae’s is located inside the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, in a new climate-controlled setting, with panoramic views of our private beach and Gulf waters. Menu items include a variety of seafood favorites with a Choose Your Catch option of Grouper, Mahi, Shrimp, or Day Boat selection. For those who prefer turf to surf, try the pan-roasted crispy chicken or center-cut filet. Ready for a drink? With a selection of wine, frozen drinks, local craft beer, and beachy cocktails, you’ll be feeling the beach vibes in no time.
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3.4based on all time ratings
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9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

I would recommend, but if you have a better alternate you can consider it.

1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation and they wouldn’t seat us. We were told we had to dine at they’re pool bar rather than in the air conditioned at the restaurant we booked

1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate here on our last night at the Pink Shell. My wife and I had the fish of the day which was snapper. It was very good and fresh. Good portions size. My daughter got fried shrimp. Service was prompt. I also had the shrimp cocktail which was 8 medium to large size shrimp. Could have split the appetizer.
Service was good. Menu is a little limited but several fish choices and a steak option.
Restaurant is not big so I would recommend getting a reservation. They had three large parties with reservations 8-14 people each so that only left about space for 12-16 people.(4 tables).

10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Wasnt a fan...service was awful. Valet made us pay $25 when it took over 2 hours at the restaurant! Wasnt our fault food and service was unbelievably slow. Nice spot overlooking the beach but the restaurant needs to get there stuff together.

1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It took longer than it should to receive service and then to get our drinks. We thought the menu was a bit limited and had hoped for a nice indoor bar area for a pre dinner drink. No indoor bar. We had enjoyed a dinner when it was the farm to table dining on the other side of the building. That was 2 years ago. Overall, Rae's was ok but we had other expectations considering it is in the Pink Shell Resort.

New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, good food but portions were small.

1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was okay. We flew in from Pittsburgh and had a reservation and got there exactly on time. The hostess was off somewhere and the waitress who was seating us didn’t know how to use the reservation pad. We were seated in a good spot for the sunset. The waitress was good. The liter of margaritas was a great deal, but they were very sweet. The food was okay but not great and definitely not large portions- okay portions. For the price and setting I would have expected a bit better, but it was a great place to watch the sunset and the service was pretty good. And food was good, but nothing special.

1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious

1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant but they need shades or blinds to block the intense sun & heat coming in the windows in afternoon.

2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Rae's fro our anniversary. The view is very nice. One of the best. The place was clean. Table settings very nice. We had two appetizers that were very good. Our server was exceptionally pleasant. We both ordered Mahi. One was the special (mine) the other was the daily prepare as you like with two sides. My wife liked hers. My Mahi was overcooked, the broccolini was so chewy that I could eat and the "crab dressing" was incredibly salty so it did not pair well with the Mahi....in my opinion. We will go again for the view.....I'll try another meal next time. If it's poor we'll cross the place off our list. Not terribly expensive but mine was worth zero. I'm not a complainer so I ate some of it and didn't say anything.

New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The dining room doesn’t open until 5. Our reservation wound up being at Bongo’s. Not a great menu compared to what should have been at Rae’s.

New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Was hoping for better more upscale food offerings
Server was great

1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Nothing too major to complain about. It took a while to get bread. Also asked for sweet tea, received unsweetened with sugar packets. Should have told us that do not have sweetened tea, and would have to sweeten it ourselves.

1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views, will go to dinner again at this wonderful place!

1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though we had made a reservation, when we got to the entrance no one was there. It took a while for some one to sit us. After that things were quiet good.

1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The tables are too small.
The room is cafeteria like
The music was not suited for dining.
Wait staff seemed to be lacking appropriate training.

1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I was pleased that we could order from the Bongo's menu. Rae's menu was very limited and too expensive.

New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband and I came to Rae’s for a post Valentine dinner. We thought it would be nice dining with a nice view. We didn’t realize it was an indoor restaurant so that was disappointing. Although there were floor to ceiling windows so you could see out, it wasn’t what I expected. The food was excellent and our server was great as well, very attentive. The restaurant itself was small and very plain, almost had a cafeteria feel. We had a table right by the window so did appreciate the nice view.

14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was much better than I had expected from a beach front restaurant within a hotel. The server was helpful, knowledgeable and was happy to discuss the area with us.

It is not fine dining as there are no tablecloths etc: however this cannot be expected and the prices were good value and reflected that. There is free, with tip of course, valet parking when you use the restaurant.

1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Omg!!! It was horrible! We had a reservation. We stood for about 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us then he says those folks are ahead of you. Finally got to our table. Sat for 15 minutes before anyone came over to take drink order. We also were not given menus when we were seated. Finally someone came over and took drink order. Then we sat another 15 minutes and no drinks arrived. Meanwhile two other tables that came in after us had drinks and bread. Bye Bye. Definitely understaffed. Not returning.

21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Funny story... we made this reservation for 2pm on Christmas Day, and the restaurant doesn’t open until evening. However, the restaurant manager Mark was very happy to accommodate us! He and server Jonathan made sure our every need was met. The view is incredible, and the food was delicious. We had a lovely lunch.