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Cafe Thirty A

3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
+1 850-231-2166
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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1 - 10 of 960 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been to seacrest several times but had never been to Cafe30A. The atmosphere is intimate and classy. Jay was our server and he was very accommodating. The polenta and chicken was very good. The sea scallops were also yummy! I didn’t like the...More

Thank LatteLovingHedgie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impeccable as usual. Coming here since it opened. Great wine list. Service very accommodating and entrees preparation exquisite.

Thank Edward G
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Edward. Join us every Tuesday & Thursday for $5 Martini Night at the bar.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife an I celebrated our anniversary last Thursday (April 5) at Café 30A. We had been there last year and had a very good meal and a good overall experience so decided to repeat the experience. In general, our evening was OK... with one...More

1  Thank Tony G
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We wish you had asked for a manager while you were in. We are always right there to handle any issues. This is unacceptable and will be speaking to the entire staff about this review. We hope you will join us in future as this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dish was good, wife and the scallops and risotto whcih was the best risotto I have ever tasted. Great service as always, our server was very helpful in his recommendations. This is a place you want tohave reservations always.

Thank BustersDaddy
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate you coming back to dine with us! Please come back when you are in town.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our dinner at 30A Cafe. Great atmosphere and the food was outstanding! The service was also excellent.

Thank John S
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Amazing! We are thrilled to hear about your experience with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy and had to move because of a loud party adjacent to our table. Friendly, competent service. Meal from salad to entree excellent not to mention wine and martini's. One of the most dependable restaurants at the beach.

Thank Bill H
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Bill for joining us for dinner. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard so many wonderful things about this restaurant. We went for the BOGO from 5-6 pm. We weren’t disappointed. Very nice place. Great atmosphere, great service and great food. I would highly recommend. It is a little pricey but the quality and service...More

Thank carsonvega
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us. Please come back for $5 martini night Tuesday & Thursday evenings at the bar.

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining there one night with a group of folks. The food was excellent the place is really a very cool looking restaurant. We had a private room upstairs that had tremendous wall art. But most importantly the...More

Thank donv83
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you very much! We appreciate you leaving us such a lovely review.

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Came here at 5:15 for BOGO free with wife and 2 kids. BTW they have a pretty good kids menu. Mathew was our server and he was very attentive. Wife and I had scallops and Snapper and both were great. Definitely recommend coming here for...More

Thank cseanmc
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Awesome to hear! Thank you for dining with us, we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Ate here for second time. Enjoyable dinner, each of us with one glass of wine. However, even though we ate 2 for 1 at 5pm, it still cost us $85 with tip. Sometimes one needs to pay a bit more for delicious food, but I...More

Thank Randy D
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review, please come back and dine with us again!

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sunshinedaydreamin
27 August 2017|
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Response from 2widows | Reviewed this property |
at the bar
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deuteronomy10
20 April 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Hello! We offer BOGO every day from 5-6PM. You need to make a reservation, as it fills up quick! There are only a few entrees you can't order. If you look at our menu on our website, you will see stars * next to items that... More
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Brian065
7 April 2017|
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Response from Harriet C | Property representative |
Yes, it's "resort casual."
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
    (Somerset Bridge Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-231-2166
  • E-mail
Description
Café Thirty-A is a casual fine-dining restaurant featuring grilled and fire roasted seafood, meats and poultry, wood-oven pizza, vegetarian fare and hedonistic, "architectural" desserts. The menu changes daily according to availability of ingredients. Fine wines and cocktails--including a creative menu of the best martinis in the area--complement the meal.

The ambiance is open, casual, "islandy," yet sophisticated, with vaulted ceilings, upside-down market umbrellas, hand painted chairs, intimate lighting and half-wall dividers creating the atmosphere. Patrons often state, "It just makes you feel good to walk in here!" It's a fun, happening place to dine - with impeccable, yet unpretentious, service.
Recent and ongoing awards are: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award, North American Restaurant Association Five-Star Award of Excellence, NW Florida Daily News “Restaurant of the Year.”
Private dining for 25-80 is available upstairs in the Fishbone
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