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Great Southern Cafe

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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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were greeted by the hostess Tricia who was very friendly & accommodating. We both had the breakfast special (eggs, bacon, delicious grits & includes a big southern biscuit) This place has a great atmosphere & we highly recommend it.

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Wilton, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy coming here when in town. Lunches, breakfasts, and Happy hour are always great. Friendly staff, with excellent service. Drinks are always great, appetizers are spectaclar. Breakfast top notch. Have not had the opportunity to have dinner there, but imagine it to be sensational also.

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

Thank you for your review, Randy! We hope to see you very soon. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your experience even better! More 

Roswell, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at least 20 times at the GSC over several trips to 30A, and it has never disappointed. Other than the Caesar Salad, which we only tried once, there's nothing on the menu that hasn't been excellent - it's our favorite go-to place, and we especially like that it's open for breakfast, so we can... More 

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

How nice of you! Thanks so much for your loyal business! More 

Roswell, Georgia
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216 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favs when we come here. You can eat inside, outside and on an outside covered and enclosed patio (which is dog friendly) so it works in almost any weather. Happy hour (4-6 pm) has half price on some drinks and wines and if you like oysters, which I do, is a deal for a bakers... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community! We hope to serve you again soon! More 

Indiana
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying I don't think the Seaside area has that many excellent restaurants, especially for the hefty price tag. But this was our favorite place. It's on the circle, has outdoor seating and had a decent crowd. We ate indoors as it was cold. I had the pecan crusted mahi mahi with sweet onions and homemade tarter,... More 

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

The title of your review says it all and you made our day! Thanks! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the cutest little restaurant! Located on 30A in Seaside, you really should dine here for lunch or dinner (not sure if they serve breakfast). Sit outside and enjoy the gorgeous FLA weather. Very friendly atmosphere! Food good, pineapple mojito incredible! Fun place to gather!!!

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

Thank you for your kinds words! We loved reading your review! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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79 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family ate lunch here in Sept and loved it. Was crowded and packed. Staff was quick and helpful. A bit pricey, but good. It is easier to park near by at lunch than for dinner.

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

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal! Come again soon! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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365 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Southern is one of the few restaurants on 30a that opens for Christmas dinner. They don't take reservations and the line gets long, so arrive early! The service was very friendly and the food was great! I especially love their large salads and southern sides...cheese grits, fried green tomatoes, fried okra...just to name a few!

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Thank JChaff12
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us on Christmas! We are so glad you enjoyed everything! More 

Troy, Michigan
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grits a ya ya, do yourself a favor and get it. Our server was Jess and he was awesome, really made us enjoy our brunch on an entirely different level!

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

Thank you for writing! It's always nice to hear from our guests! More 

Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful shrimp and grits and pet friendly. Dropped in for a quick lunch after browsing the local stores in the area.

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Thanks for sharing your experience! See you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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?