660 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
Bogey's is the place to eat if you are visiting DeFuniak Springs. It is located in the center of the downtown historic district. It was formerly located in the Hotel DeFuniak.
Bogey's serves fresh food and has a great atmosphere and equally great service. The restaurant also has a full service bar with a happy hour, and often features local musicians like a sax player and a guitarist.
When you first walk into this restaurant it looks very upscale, with nice furniture, tablecloths and linen napkins, and memorabilia and art on the wall. A look at the menu will show you that the prices here are very reasonable in spite of the upscale appearance. There are photos of Marilyn Monroe, Mary Martin and Bogey himself.
For you younger readers, the place is named after the famous actor, Humphrey Bogart, also known as Bogey.
Bogey's has a nice selection of appetizers, including a southern favorite: fried green tomatoes. They also offer crab cakes, Bahamian shrimp skewers, crab stuffed mushrooms and other goodies. Their filet mignon and prime rib is excellent, and so are their seafood offerings.
They do a great job with fish. I had blackened grouper and it was great. One of their best offerings is fresh almond crusted redfish with mango and pineapple sauce. Another less formal entree is fish and chips which comes in a large basket with 4 large pieces of grouper and plenty of tasty seasoned curly fries. Desserts are great and include chocolate cake.
Bogey's is also open for lunch. You can get egg rolls, Panko crusted fish sandwiches, grilled chicken Caesar salad, and many other delicious light meals.