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FOOW- Fish Out of Water
Balcony at FOOW- Fish Out of Water
FOOW- Fish Out of Water
FOOWbar

FOOW- The Fish is Back!

The perfect place for visitors and locals who are in a vacation state of mind.

FOOW is the acronym for a new iteration of the restaurant formerly known as Fish Out of Water. 

FOOW remains committed to offering the same high-quality service and cuisine it is known for, now in a more approachable coastal setting. 

As one of the 30A area’s only large family-style restaurants and bars overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, FOOW embodies the spirit of the WaterColor community: coastal, fun, and unpretentious, with impeccable service and cuisine. A destination for eating well in lively and approachable surroundings, FOOW is “WaterColor casual” at its finest! 

The menu, drinks, and interior design, coupled with a streamlined open-air kitchen, create a lively and engaging ambience- perfect for a midday break with family, a fun evening with friends or a romantic date night. 

FOOW features live music seasonally; and the expanded FOOWbar offers an inspired beverage program featuring some of the world’s best tequilas, rums, and more! For large groups for special celebrations, the FOOWroom is a private getaway from the crowds, surrounded by an impressive wine cellar. 

Executive Sous Chef Preetam Pardeshi oversees all culinary programming for the restaurant, creating locally-sourced Southern cuisine with global touches influenced by his own southwest Indian heritage, beloved family recipes, and world-class hospitality experience.  The FOOW menu comes courtesy of Chef de Cuisine Christopher Mayhue, who brings his own Southern heritage, world travels, and exceptional culinary experience.

FOOW also has a retail store, FOOWshoppe, offering FOOW spices and sauces, as well as adults and kids apparel complete with light-hearted, fun phrases.

Special Hours of Operation

Nov. 5- Jan 1, 2019 FOOW will be closed on Mondays. Standard Hours for Tuesday - Sunday.
Jan. 2-17, 2019 FOOW will be closed for all services.
Jan. 18-20, 2019 FOOW will be open for 30A Songwriter's Festival weekend as a perfomance venue; event tickets required.  Details can be found here.
Jan. 21 - Feb. 11, 2019 FOOW will be closed for all services.
Feb. 12- 28, 2019 FOOW will be closed on Mondays.  Standard hours for Tuesday - Sunday.

WaterColor Casual

At FOOW, we welcome you to stay in beach mode when dining with us.  We are resort casual and swimsuit-friendly (shirt and/or cover-up required).

Walk-Ins Welcome

In order to seat our guests more efficiently, we do not accept reservations for lunch or dinner in the main dining room and balcony seating area. 

Private Dining

FOOW is 30A’s newest family-style restaurant featuring fresh, coastal cuisine and sweeping Gulf views. The restaurant does not take reservations, but we have several options for private and semi-private events.

FOOWroom- a private getaway surrounded by an impressive wine cellar.

  • Completely private room seating for up to (36) guests at round tables
  • Parties up to (20) guests can order from the full A La Carte menu tableside
  • For parties of (21) or more, a special menu for guests to pre-select items prior is available
  • Full bar service is available through FOOWbar as well a world-class inventory of wine

FOOWwest- located on the west side of the main dining room on a raised level with views of the Gulf.

  • Semi-private area in the main dining room with seating for up to (38) guests
  • Seating consists of permanent booths with a mix of smaller round and square tables
  • Parties up to (20) guests can order from the full A La Carte menu tableside
  • For parties of (21) or more, a special menu for guests to pre-select items prior is available
  • Functions for this area are limited to (2) hours
  • Full bar service is available through FOOWbar as well a world-class inventory of wine

To make reservations or for additional information on private dining options, please call our Sales and Events Office at 850-231-7773 or email sales@stjoeclub.com.

ADA Accessibility

FOOW is located on the 2nd level of WaterColor Inn with elevator access through the main lobby or at the FOOW entrance, located on the west side of the hotel.  Entry into the restaurant does not include doors or stairs and is wheelchair accessible.