A new adventure begins at Olde Bay Café & Dunedin Fish Market as our vision of pairing the Fish Market with casual indoor and outdoor dining come together along with sharing our favorite pastime – serving great local seafood.
Dennis Doyle & Walt Wickman
Walt grew up in the Bay Area with a fishing rod in his hand. During his youth, he enjoyed being involved with his family catching, caring for, and cooking the freshest seafood that our area has to offer. Walt discovered early on that great food becomes even better when shared with friends and family, and so it became inevitable that Walt set his sights on becoming a professional chef.
He began working here at the fish company at age 16, filleting, processing, and delivering fish to Bay Area restaurants. Walt then began to work for a nationally renowned restaurant chain that started locally, in Clearwater, learning the basics of cooking and the skills needed to run a kitchen.
He attended Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but never lost sight of his goal, and continued his culinary training at Johnson and Wales University in Miami.
Between Miami and Tampa Bay, Walt has served under six James Beard award-winning chefs and has honed his craft working as a sous chef and executive chef at popular local Bay Area restaurants.
In December 2006 Walt opened his own restaurant down the street from Olde Bay Café, Walt’s Seasonal Cuisine, which has garnered acclaim from Florida Trend, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Bay Magazine, Urban Spoon, and Trip Advisor.
And now, with the Olde Bay Cafe & Fish Market, Walt finds himself right back where it all began — on the water, sharing great food with family and friends. Come join us.
(727) 733-2542 / EMAIL US
51 Main Street Dunedin, Florida 34698
Florida is home to a multitude of sea life, and the waters surrounding the Olde Bay Cafe are no different. From our dock, you will be looking out across St. Joseph Sound to Caladisi Island. Just under the surface, high drama is played out every day among the lives of the fish and other marine creatures that call this area home.