George Barnes Joins the Whiskey Bravo Executive Team!

Breaking news for those saddened by the closing this past Saturday, of the iconic Smiling Fish Cafe at Gulf Place

723 Whiskey Bravo, a Gulf View Restaurant and Rooftop Bar located in Seagrove Beach, Florida, is pleased to announce a culinary collaboration with George Barnes.

George Barnes has joined the Executive Staff as Director of Operations of 723 Whiskey Bravo, effective February 15, 2013.

Barnes is well known in the South Walton community with locals and tourists alike, as the Chef and Owner of the former Smiling Fish Café, which recently closed its doors after thirteen years of success.

Skip and Victoria Moore, owners of 723 Whiskey Bravo said, “We welcome George’s experience, particularly on 30A, and specifically with the Smiling Fish Cafe.  We know that George’s longtime friends and guests will recognize his influence on our menu and overall dining experience.”

Barnes who is recognized for his New Orleans-Gulf Coast inspired fresh and flavorful dishes, and Southern hospitality, is looking forward to working with the Moore’s to collaboratively achieve 723 Whiskey Bravo’s maximum potential. Barnes said, “I am excited that I will be able to continue to build on relationships that I have fostered in our community for the past twenty years.”

The Moore’s said, “On rare occasions, an opportunity presents itself for people with common goals and a shared vision to create a truly great result. Such an opportunity is now a reality in combining a well known and respected 30-A restaurateur, with a new and vibrant venue such as 723 Whiskey Bravo.”

About 723 Whiskey Bravo  Located in the heart of old Seagrove, 723 Whiskey Bravo is the new 30A tradition serving favorite beach foods in a casual atmosphere for lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast. Family-friendly with a focus on service. This 4,200 sq. ft. space features plenty of indoor dining, a full-service bar, spaces for private dining and, The Roof, an expansive rooftop bar with views of the Gulf of Mexico.  For more information visit They can be reached by phone at (850) 231-0015.

One thought on “George Barnes of former Smiling Fish Cafe joins 723 Whiskey Bravo!”

  1. George Barnes…. It’s Jennifer from Downstairs Deli in NOLA… Love to hear from you… 228-363-4495

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