South Walton Fire District received the alarm at 1:30 a.m. Monday at Nicks on The Beach Restaurant. The business is located on State Road 30 A in the Blue Mountain Breach area.
It had already closed for the day when the blaze broke out and was noticed by passers by.
Five fire units responded to the alarm and had the blaze under control in about a half hour. They had to force open a rear kitchen door to get to the flames.
The cause isn’t known and the State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating.
There were no injuries.