I have a trip to Pensacola coming up soon and I'm gonna check this place out. It's about halfway between PCB and Pcola, north of Destin on HWY 81.
I want some lunch and a hat!
Red Bay Grocery
Here's what Margit Bisztray had to say about it:
"I simply must, must, must try to describe what a gem Red Bay Grocery (in Red Bay, where else?), and how worth a road trip for the day. First of all, the manager Katie is funny and loveable. She left a pretty glamorous, exciting life working in Atlanta to return home to the area, and throw herself into this community grocery store, and center. If you do nothing else, get Katie going on the stories of an average day at Red Bay, which starts with the early morning coffee drinking gang (known as the Red Bay town council) who sit down to figure out what's going on in the world and why, and do so before most people even get out the door. Then there are stories of bait, pig slaughters, dancing girls, wrestling matches, fried squirrels, the three churches, and honey. Go on, ask Katie for yourself. While you're there, try their great, Southern food (collards, fried chicken bbq, biscuit sandwiches, lemon bars, pound cake). When you leave, pick up a few jars of jam (blackberry, peach, fig) or pickled okra, or local honey, or a just a sweet Red Bay Grocery cap. You'll fall in love with it. Next time I go, I'm going on a Thursday night for shrimp boil."
P.S. The Charles Morgan that Katie refers to is also the owner of Harbor Docks restaurant in Destin.