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Great Southern Cafe

83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
+1 850-231-7327
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (396 reviews)
“gouda grits” (49 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What seemed like a good choice, based on reviews, turned into a rather disappointing lunch. The food was mediocre - sandwich buns were soggy, the yaya grits were served cool, and the use of chunky, over cooked, beef stew meat for the French dip sandwich...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came upon the Great Southern Cafe as we were looking for vacation property along Hwy 30A. Parking in the area was a challenge like it is in all beach towns. There was a bit of a wait but we were seated in less time...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been to Destin 3 times and can’t stay away from Great Southern. We’ve tried many things, but someone always gets grits a yaya. If you think you don’t like grits, think again!

Thank agarrettified
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great casual restaurant with a southern flair. So many great appetizers and entrees to choose from for everyone’s taste. I don’t know any details about the kitchen staff but this place has all the signs of it headed by a highly trained chef. OMG don’t...More

Thank Food_Junkie911
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the old feel of the house/restaurant. Our waiter was fun and professional and his service was excellent. The menu is varied so there is something for everyone. I am gluten free(sensitive not celiac) so there were plenty of options from which to choose....More

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the food and atmosphere here. We’ve gone twice. We live nearby and the locals know during the Spring/Summer driving is impossible. But we found it pretty easy to get a parking spot in February. We hardly had to wait at all for outdoor...More

Thank Abears
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Seaside for 5k race weekend. Had breakfast here and it was delicious!! Service was great as well despite being very busy. Hope to go back again in the future. I recommend the sage sausage, Bloody Mary and Gouda grits.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch. The place was packed. Our waitress was amazing! She had lots of tables, Amy never missed a beat. She took care of all with no waiting for anything. I told her so. It took me a bit to write a review....More

Thank wolffie0331
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good restaurant with the ambiance of the original Seaside. The best is the breakfast with perfectly cooked eggs. The service is very special and always friendly. They are famous for their cheese grits. They are addictive!

Thank jpotlock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in 3-4 times in Jan and Feb. Always Enjoy the Happy Hour with wine and Martinis. They have excellent Pimento spread and Soul rolls on their quick bites section of menu

Thank Randy D
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Questions & Answers
3 April 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Seaside actually has a good amount of parking. Sometimes you just have to search a little further than the square. We hope to see you!
Kari J
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
No sorry! Happy hour is from 4-6 daily. Hope to see you!
Andrea Z
6 March 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Happy hour is daily from 4-6pm and includes half off wine by the glass and cocktails, $1 off beer and $10 [dozen] oysters. Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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