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Great Southern Cafe

) #5 of 84 Restaurants in Santa Rosa Beach ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
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
“grits” (365 reviews)
“shrimp” (137 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
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1 - 10 of 1,295 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A trip to 30a for a week or a day, is not complete for me unless I come here. Their drinks are great, service can't be beat, food is good too. My husband got a bloody Mary on a previous trip, he said it was...More

Thank April L
Reviewed 3 days ago

All the food is good: grits a yaya, oysters on the half shell, shrimp po boy, crab claws... And good mojitos. Relaxed atmosphere on patio. Even took our dog. Prices good compared to the other area restaurants

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was good but my side should have been the grits - I tried my daughters and they are WAY BETTER than my okra or sweet potato fries. She LOVED her Grits a ya ya. Give that at...More

Thank AnApple
Reviewed 5 days ago

The waitstaff was very good with our large party. They are very strict about only seating you once your entire party is present. They will count your crew before seating. The drinks were very good, but make sure to go during happy hour when they...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a large party but they accommodated very quickly. Had the fish of the day, which was blackened cobia and a mojito. Best piece of fish I ever had. They were having problems with their A/C so I was basting in there, but overall...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were a variety of options on the menu, I had read that the Gouda grits were good and they did not disappoint! The blue crab claws as an appetizer were also delicious. Overall the food was very good but heavy. The mojitos were fantastic!!

Thank DrHanny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Southern Café is not excellent. It is good and the menu offers something for everyone. Service is good and during the lunch rush it's noisy. There were 8 of us for lunch when we visited. Typical burgers, grilled fish and shrimp and chicken salad...More

Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is varied, the service is prompt and friendly, the portions are large and the food is creative and excellent. Centrally located in Seaside. Dining inside or outside (covered). Smoked Gouda grits (side dish) are a house speciality and accompany many meals.

Thank Nepean_Family
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1. They let my dog sit on the patio which is awesome, if you are dog friendly, you will get my business! 2. The best mojito I have ever had!!! I got grapefruit. So good! 3. Olives were hot so I don't recommend those, but...More

Thank Ash L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early. Great dishes with a southern flair or just get all veggies. Wonderful outside bar and dining when it's not too hot.

Thank tbbarton
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Questions & Answers
3 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
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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