Details for Flounders Chowder House Restaurant

Flounders Chowder House Restaurant

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Average rating 2.5 stars from 4 reviews

Address 800 Quietwater Beach Road
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Free dock for patrons of Flounder's Restaurant arriving by water. No overnight docking.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

No charges for patrons. First-come, first-serve.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Look at hybrid view. Very shallow. Come straight in from deeper waters. Really only for smaller boats or sailboats with CB's or Swing Keels.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 2
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Can be less than two feet at outer slips during Spring/Neap low tides, especially with sustained northerly winds (common in the winter).

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - YES
Other - YES

Additional info: Nice docks, 12 slips plus T-head. Very shallow! Mostly for smaller powerboats and for sailboats with Centerboards or swing keels. Outer slips will have two feet at MLLW, except in winter / sustained North winds, when it will be shallower. Inner docks will be less. Can be crowded on holiday weekends. Deeper draft vessels should check the big municipal T-Dock about 150 yards NW.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 26
Beam max: 9

Other info: No official restrictions, but above is near practical limit, see earlier comments re: rather shallow, mostly small powerboat and CB or Swing Keel sailboats.


Transient: 12
Total: 12
Transient price: $0.00/ft (2011-03-08)

Other price info: No protection from Northerly / NE winds. The area is so shallow that chop from the north is at least abated a bit, but it does get a bit rolly in northerly winds.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: However, The "Quietwater Beach" anchorage is great. Larger boats (who intend to be customers of Flounder's Restaunt) can anchor out and use the inner pier (or the actual beach) as a dinghy dock.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: None

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Several stores nearby, two marinas a short (3-4 block) walk away, all have ice.


Yes - Multiple large trash cans.


Yes - There is a simple, open-air rinse-off shower intended for the beach volleyball games in the "yard". It does work to get the salt off.


Yes - In Flounders and other nearby restaurants. Also at the public "boardwalk" nearby (off the municipal pier/dock).



Yes - 7-11 and a few other stores nearby,




Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Local (beach) trolly (seasonal) and taxi service available. Reception desk at Flounders will help, if desired.

Other services


Every kind of tourist shopping establishment imaginable. In the mornings, Flounders is closed but there are several small (and at least one large) restaurants within a 3-block walk.

Remember that this is Flounder's dock for their patrons. These are good folks with good food so it makes sense to support them if you are going to use their dock.

Reviews for Flounders Chowder House Restaurant
Sucks. the wait staff has no idea of dock depth, 2016-01-17
Captain: , Pensacola (10)

iIf you are going to Brunch, dinghy over to Hemingway's instead. the bottomless champagne at Hemingway's includes the OJ and cranberry for great mimosas. it's a side charge at Flounder's

Not worth your time and money., 2014-01-08
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (105)

I live and sail in Pensacola. I've been to Flounders twice now in the last 5 years and I will NEVER go back. Although the location and anchorage is great, the food and service is just bad. Both times the drinks were VERY weak and the food was greasy and made with no love. We should have stayed on the boat and cooked lunch. Next time we will. Go to Peg Legs down the street. Much better food and drinks!

Good food and atmosphere., 2012-07-17
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (1176)

The restaurant has really good food and a great view. They have bottomless champagne during brunch on Sundays (~$6). For the kids there is a play area at the restaurant, so parents can dine outside and keep an eye on the kiddos. The dock is very shallow as mentioned in the main info section, but you can anchor and dinghy in.

Good lunch stop, 2012-05-30
Captain: , Houma, LA (417)

We took the dingy here for lunch. The food was good. This is a very casual spot with activities for the kids. It looks like it would have a band at night. The dock is a nice fixed pier with slips for small boats. Very shallow draft, and I would not recommend docking unless in an outboard. There is a convenience store next door.

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