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Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe

Blue Parrot Ocean Front Café — Where to Go for Amazing Gulf Views and Tasty Food
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Upon discovering Blue Parrot Ocean Front Café, you will likely feel inspired to visit often just to take in the gorgeous view from their back deck. Once you catch a whiff of their fish, burgers, and more cooking up in the kitchen, however, you will want to stick around to try all their tasty menu items. From tuna dip to seafood platters, they definitely have it all. Just don’t forget to leave room for dessert!

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

At Blue Parrot Ocean Front Café, they go above and beyond in taking beachfront dining to the next level. Their location right on the St. George Island beach along the Gulf Coast provide all their guests with breathtaking views of the sand and surf. While many come just for the view, the smell of tasty food wafting through the air inspires them to stay for a bite to eat more often than not.  

To get the best views, you will definitely want to eat out on the open deck, weather permitting, of course. If the forecast is not on your side, you can still catch a glimpse of the beautiful Gulf coast from inside their open-walled dining room. Either way, your server will quickly bring out the menus and ice water before giving you time to settle in and check out the options.

Upon opening up the menu, you will find a delightful array of appetizers, main entrees, and more. They make many of their items using fresh, locally sourced seafood giving you a taste of the Gulf to go with the amazing view. With just a bite of your meal, you will quickly discover why their deck and dining room fill up so fast every day of the week. It’s not just the view keeping everyone coming back for more.  

When you come in, you’ll want to try:

Smoked Yellowfin Tuna Dip
With its rich smoky flavors and smooth consistency, the Smoked Yellowfin Tuna Dip is always a fan favorite. They make it fresh by smoking yellowfin tuna over pecan and oak wood, then whipping it up with a few key ingredients to create their iconic dip. They bring it to the table with crispy crackers for dipping to create your perfect appetizer experience. Make sure to drizzle hot sauce over the top to elevate the flavors even more.

Fresh Fish Tacos
You will always leave satisfied with your meal when you order the Fresh Fish Tacos. These tacos begin with two soft flour tortillas filled with your choice of blackened grouper or mahi-mahi. Then, they add onion, lettuce, and salsa before drizzling the whole lot with Blue Parrot Taco Sauce and rolling them up.

Blue Parrot Seafood Platter
When you simply want to try it all, put in your order for the Blue Parrot Seafood Platter. This dish comes piled high with shrimp, oysters, sea scallops, and grouper prepared to your liking. You can choose between grilled, broiled, fried, and blackened cooking techniques. As if that is not enough, you receive a crispy crab cake made with fresh lump crab and zesty seasonings.

Although you might not want to stop eating all the exceptional appetizers and main entrees, it is well worth saving a bit of room for their desserts. As it is popular with the locals, they keep fresh-baked bread pudding on the menu at all times. They also have a dessert of the day listed, which remains secret until you ask your server. Expect awesome treats when you inquire, including chocolate layer cake and Swiss chocolate cheesecake. If you cannot save room, don’t worry, you can take home a slice of Key Lime Pie for later — or a whole pie, if you dare.

Insider Tips:
– You can bring along your pet as long as you are okay with eating out on the deck. The views are incredible out there, so most are more than happy to oblige.
– If you plan to arrive in a party of six or more, expect to see a 15% gratuity automatically added to your total bill.
– When you order takeout, they will automatically add a 10% gratuity to your total.