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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
“gouda grits” (50 reviews)
“shrimp” (147 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 2 days ago

stumbled into this place looking for a place to eat. Indoor and covered patio seating. Super friendly service. Had a half hour wait on a sunday morning - that should tell you something. terrific bartender. Fantastic waiter named Jesse. Very good food, bottomless iced tea,...More

Thank chimayred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere on a spring night in Seaside is perfection! Fabulous Mojitos, Grits yaya, fantastic service....what more can I say. Worth the wait....Love Great Southern!

Thank JaneBennet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I rode our bikes from the Seagrove Beach area. Chose to dine inside. Our service was so friendly and attentive! The food was fantastic.

Thank vtmoneybags
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a great place to eat. Very busy, so we went at a down time late lunch/early dinner. Everything was good and it's just a cool place. The grits and fried green tomatoes were my personal favorite

Thank ssbg79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The brunch is to die for. Great grits, bloody Mary’s, fried green tomato eggs Benedict. Great service. Outdoor seating.

Thank Debdmb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant puts a flavorful spin on some traditional southern classics. The Gouda filled cheesy grits will knock your socks off. The restaurant is nestled in Seaside Florida which is quite possibly the cutest beach town I have ever experienced! The Great Southern cafe is...More

Thank P80x
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to give this place a try. However we stood at the bar for 15 minutes and not once did a server make eye contact or offer assistance. The couple seated at the bar said, “Good luck getting a drink, we’ve been here...More

Thank Mirjana J
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear this. We take guest feedback very seriously and would like to speak with you. Please email Jason@thegreatsoutherncafe.com your phone number or email address and he will be in touch.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food but be prepared to wait to get in and wait for your food. We waited 1 1/2 hours to get in and then another hour for our food.

Thank janicefaulkner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried Great Southern Cafe based on the reviews and it did not disappoint. The mojitos and mules are very tasty and the entire family’s meals were cooked to perfection. Beau was our server and his service and personality was top notch. If you are...More

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband an I have come for years to this restaurant and have always enjoyed our visit. We enjoy eating outside. The last 2 times I have eaten there the food was not hot. Last November I ate there and had the shrimp yaya were...More

Thank acwhite1956
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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