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83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
+1 850-231-7327
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08:00 - 21:30
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had lunch at Great Southern and all I can say is YUM! Fried green tomatoes and the chicken egg rolls were delicious. This is a must do if visiting Seaside.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with a group of friends, who recommended the shrimp and grits. Wow!! Outstanding! A large portion, and delicious. A beautiful little seaside town with good shops.

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Thank Kate D
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Kate! We are so glad you loved it! Come see us again soon! More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Grab a table outside and most definitely order the Fried Green Tomatoes and Crab Cake appetizer! Peach crusted grouper was a hit! Salmon was perfectly cooked, the Steak Salad was delicious. Food was great - prices in line with other seafood restaurants in the area. I'd go again in an instant!

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Thank DianeG99
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review! We certainly LOVED reading it! More 

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming to the area for the last 10 years. We have become very familiar with the area and the restaurants. The Great Southern is always on the list. Once again we had a great experience. The service was excellent and the manger Debbie also made sure everything was great. Be aware that this place is not a... More 

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so very much! We are always so grateful to hear such nice things from our guests! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great drinks, great service, great atmosphere. Love the Gouda grits, mimosas, shrimp, fish of the day! You must go here!

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Thank Pj S
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! So glad to hear you loved it! More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner here. The pecan-crusted grouper was particularly good. Generous serving sizes and reasonable prices for the area.

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Thank ScoutTN
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are glad to hear that everything was great! More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My spouse and I love this place. The food is very good and the menu is quite varied. The raw oysters are fresh and their home brand hot sauce is very good. The prices are a little high but that is to be expected given their 30A Seaside location. The service in the bar area is quite good but the... More 

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Thank Buddy B
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you enjoy dining with us. We hope you will join us again soon! We do have an inside dining room if you want a more quiet experience. ;) Thanks again! More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They are very busy and they don't care how rude they are to you. Their attitude is if you don't like it, go somewhere else because we've got plenty of business.

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Thank mike11whitney
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for your feedback. We are very disappointed to hear this and would like to get more information about your experience. If you could email our GM at Dan@thegreatsoutherncafe.com and let us know what happened, we will be able to get to the bottom of it. Thank you again. More 

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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Eat here! That is the short review about this local staple. We had dinner (arrive early or you will be in for a wait) and two brunches. The food, drinks, wait staff, everything was perfect! We felt like it was "our place" we ate there so often on our trip! For dinner we had Grits A Ya Ya (their take... More 

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Thank Beth B
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

And it doesn't get better than your review! Thank you for sharing your experience! More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I stopped in to the Cafe for a early lunch and we were not disappointed. Both my hubby and I enjoyed the Grits a Ya-Ya! It was recommended by our server. The outside seating was great and I loved that they offered local produce/seafood as well. Great food, service and atmosphere!

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Thank mrsrobmoore
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so very much! Your kind words made our day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-231-7327

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?