Bryce Jarvis Editorial
Born and bred in the heart of Destin, Bryce Jarvis, along with his father, Captain Gary Jarvis, are no strangers to the seafood industry. With over 40 years of fishing in their family, both Bryce and Gary have a plethora of knowledge on all things fish. After nearly two decades of restaurant management and menu development experience, the Jarvises have laid out their love of seafood and brunch on the table with their restaurant Sunset Bay Cafe.
There aren’t many locals who can say they’ve lived in Destin their entire lives. Bryce Jarvis, however, has always called the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” home, where he has spent his entire life catching seafood or serving it. Starting a job on his father’s boat at the age of 12, Bryce spent much of his childhood working on the water, making his knowledge of quality seafood insurmountable and one of the best assets to his restaurant businesses.
“Spending summers as a 2nd mate on my father’s boat supplied me with a surplus of knowledge about all things fish,” says Bryce. “We are incredibly passionate about sustainable, quality seafood, which is a core part of our business model.”
Bryce began his career in the restaurant industry back in 1997 working with Abbott Resorts Catering. After years of learning the kitchen from the ground-up, Bryce opened his first restaurant, Sunset Bay Cafe, along with Captain Jarvis in 2015.
Sunset Bay Cafe, located near the Linkside Conference Center in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, offers a casual dining experience overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, Sunset Bay Cafe prides itself on its use of only the finest in locally sourced ingredients including fresh produce and sustainable seafood, delivered daily from the docks in Destin. Sunset Bay Cafe offers a full bar, outdoor dining, poolside Tiki bar (seasonally), and “grab and go” options.
Having a prime location overlooking the pool and bay, Sunset Bay Cafe is the perfect setting for any occasion. Featured in Northwest Florida Weddings Magazine, Sunset Bay Cafe’s talented team is ready to fulfill all of your event needs, from weddings, to bridal showers, and catering. Notably awarded Best in Destin along with Best of the Emerald Coast, Sunset Bay Cafe’s innovative twists on the classics, like Roast Beef Benedict and Banana Brulee Waffles, make it a brunch spot in Sandestin that you don’t want to miss.
Bryce and Captain Gary Jarvis have recently aimed to take on another challenge—a restaurant to highlight their quality, sustainable seafood in lunch and dinner options. Recently opened in March 2018,Sunset Bay Cafe’s sister restaurant, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, is also located in Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in the heart of the Village of Baytowne Wharf. To learn more about Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, please visit www.slicklipsseafood.com.
Sunset Bay Cafe is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more about Sunset Bay Café, please visit www.sunsetbaycafesandestin.com. To inquire about booking an event at Sunset Bay Cafe, please call (850) 267-7180.