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Cafe Thirty A

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3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Somerset Bridge Rd.)
+1 850-231-2166
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17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Due to tripadvisor reviews, this was the first place to try on our trip. Very upscale place and menu...i didnt think the portion on the entree went with the high price...but the steak was good.

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Thank Amanda S
Clinton, Mississippi
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had to try this restaurant a second time after eating here about six months ago. It is a great choice for good food and service. Everything on Hwy 30A is busy but this restaurant is exceptionally busy between 5 and 7 pm. The food and service is good and not too expensive for the quality of service. The restaurant... More 

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Thank Robert H
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having a home nearby for over 5 years we have been to Cafe 30A numerous times in and off. Typically, trying it again after not going in awhile. The last two times we were disappointed . My Cobra was fishy and every time the vegetables are not cooked appropriately. Growing up in the south, we know how to cook a... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our trips to the South Walton Beach is always punctuated with at least one Dinner at Cafe 30A. The finest restaraunt with impeccable service and is just absolutely the best restaraunt on 30A. From the valet parking (a must due too many limited space), to the hostess's who will seat you, to the wonderful menu and great service you deserve... More 

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Thank Kurt B
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

This is an excellent review and we are very grateful for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Metairie, Louisiana
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great restaurant atmosphere...make sure you request downstairs! Great bar too! Best food and service in Seaside! Valet parking as well! A must do!

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Thank Giselemac
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We love your title! You made our day! More 

Tennessee
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the nicer places in the area, as far as I can tell. Definitely, dressy-casual. The menu is diverse with a little bit of everything. The offerings are a bit pricey, but tasty. It's on Hwy 30A going toward Panama City. I'm told it's a favorite of the locals. Probably because it's off the beaten path and... More 

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Thank TNclogger09
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. It seems you enjoyed your meal and service. If there is anything we can do to make your experience better next time please don't hesitate to ask! We want you to be completely satisfied! Thanks again! More 

Mobile, Alabama, United States
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been eating here for years. I believe tonight was the best ever. It is still on its game. Red Snapper was excellent as was the fresh greens salad. The lobster even better and not messy to eat. We finished off with the beignet/ice cream desert. Service matched quality of meal. We eat on 30a a lot. Thus was... More 

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Thank Gregory S
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear! We appreciate your feedback so much and hope to serve you again soon! More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great find. Beautiful place with awesome fresh food served by one of the best waiters that Ive ever had.

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Thank ARScorpio
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Service is so important to us and we are glad you had a great experience! More 

Evansville, Indiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation for 4 on Open Table. Worked perfectly and immediately seated. The service was top notch. Great wine selection and reasonable prices. Crab cakes were excellent. Redfish awesome as well. Try the crawfish mac and cheese. Definitely will return.

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Thank John K
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you, John! We are so grateful! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kimberly was wonderful, she was pleasant and sitting up stairs was amazing as well. Looking forward to going back before we leave to go home.

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Many thanks to you for writing! We hope to serve you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?