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Crabby Steve’s Bar & Gulfside Restaurant — Where to Experience the Best Flavors of the Gulf
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Crabby Steve’s Bar & Gulfside Restaurant proudly fills the bellies of all Rosemary Beach visitors who are ready for a tasty bite to eat. They serve up all the amazing flavors of the Gulf in sandwiches, salads, and starters galore. Their drinks are worthy of a mention as well, promising to keep you well hydrated through all your beach adventures.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

As you explore the sand and surf along Rosemary Beach, a hidden gem awaits right behind High Point Resort: Crabby Steve’s Bar & Gulfside Restaurant. This quaint eatery sits right along the beach, providing an amazing view of the Gulf and its surrounding landscape. You can even capture a spectacular view of the sunset from their decks if you arrive at the right time.

From their incredible location, they serve up all the flavors of the Gulf and beyond in all the sandwiches, salads, and starters you could ever want. They create each dish from scratch using the freshest locally-sourced ingredients they can get their hands on. Beyond the fan favorites, like crab, tuna, and salmon, they offer the catch of the day at market price on their specialty sandwiches and salads.

Their drink menu is no slouch either, offering all the fan favorites and a few newcomers as well. On the cocktail side, they have Moscow Mules, Mojitos, and everything in between plus a true fan favorite, the Crabby Punch. They also happily serve their guests white and red wine to order. They regularly have new wines hitting their shores, but you have to ask about them as they do not appear on the menu. In the non-alcoholic section, they have soda galore along with unsweet tea and virgin frozen drinks.

Popular menu choices include:

Crab and Artichoke Dip
The Crab and Artichoke Dip offers a fusion of fresh flavors that are good enough to write home about. They infuse the cheesy artichokes with big pieces of lump crab meat and then bake it under the broiler until bubbly and golden brown. The dip comes with sliced pita bread that is robust enough to hold scoop after scoop of this delicious concoction.

Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon
When you want something light and flavorful, give their Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon a try. They elevate this classic salad to new heights using the freshest ingredients and high-quality salmon filets. Their salmon is placed on a hot grill to cook it to perfection, inside and out, then placed over the top of the dressed greens.

Seared Tuna Sandwich
On their hot sandwich menu, they have the Seared Tuna Sandwich awaiting a chance to impress the masses. This market price fish comes in thick steaks that are seared on the grill until lightly golden brown. Then, they are placed on toasted sesame buns and paired with lettuce, tomato, and sauce.  

Guinness Burger
If you want to take a step away from the flavors of the Gulf, never fear, the Guinness Burger is here. They create a generous burger patty using high-quality beef, then put it on the grill until hot and juicy. When that is done, they load it onto a bun with all the fixings and serve it with a large portion of crinkle cut fries.

If you are lucky, you may receive a visit from Crabby Steve himself while you nosh on your meal. He regularly greets and serves visitors from behind the front counter and checks in with everyone as they eat. If there is anything he can do to improve your experience, just say so and he will make it happen.

Insider Tips:
– When minors come in without an adult, they can expect a 15 percent gratuity added to their order.
– They have daily specials available each day, but you have to ask to learn about them. So, check-in with your server to find out what’s new and see if it might suit your fancy.
– For a serene dining experience, take your meals to go and head out to eat on the beach.