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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This restaurant is the most consistently good restaurant in the area. We always eat here at least once every time we visit. We ate in the bar because we were too late making reservations (always make reservations, especially for large groups). They always have at least 2 fresh fish options but they also have a variety of other choices prepared... More 

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

Thank you for your excellent review. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

New Market, Maryland
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Heard this was a good place, and it certainly was. Minimal wait with a reservation (they are on Open Table, big plus). Appetizers and dinner entrees were very good. Loved the salads too. My husbands Bread Pudding was tasty. My desert not so much. I ordered the warm chocolate cake with white chocolate pearls and caramel mouse. Sounds yummy, right?... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and service. Sorry about your dessert! Come back and see us soon! More 

Sacramento CA Area
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165 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Jay was patient and understanding while we perused the menu and tried to make up our minds. We never lacked for water and he provided a little history on the area for us. The restaurant is delightful and charming. The meal: the Cobia was very good and fresh; the Mac-N-Cheese, OK; the salads were fresh but not overly exciting; and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a nice experience. We wish we could've wowed your more and hope you will return to try us again sometime. Thank you! More 

Greenwood, Mississippi
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Cafe Thirty A is one of my very favorite restaurants. You can always count on great food, great cocktails, and wonderful service.

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1 Thank Kathryn P
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review. We hope to serve you again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place is pricy, but they do offer two for one entrees from 5:00 to 6:00. Food and service were OK, but not good enough to get us back.

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1 Thank Thomas G
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear this. We are sorry we didn't exceed your expectations as we always try to do. We hope you will dine with us again so we can impress you. More 

Auburn, Alabama
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Service & food was fantastic. Very accommodating for food allergies & Celiac disease. Full bar w/Tito's (gluten free). prices comparable for the area. Can make a reservation. Be prepared to wait for a table during peak travel & dining times, but worth it. Larger parties have longer waits. My husband & I only waited about 20 minutes. Several gluten free... More 

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

Fantastic! Thank you very much for sharing your experience. It really means a lot! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed Cafe Thirty A for years now. We have dinner here at least once each time we visit the 30A area. Go before 6:00pm and get a real deal -- entrees are half price. We've never had a bad experience here. The seafood is fresh and delicious!

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Thank reeves37205
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are grateful for your loyal business and hope to see you again soon! More 

Destin, Florida
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I, a local, took my elderly parents here to experience one of the best dining places our area offers. Luckily I did make a reservation since Saturday night at 8pm was a very busy time. I had to use the $5 valet (which did not include gratuity) since the self parking would have been too far for me as a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate you choosing Cafe Thirty-A to take them out to eat. We hope you will return and enjoy BOGO. Thank you so much! More 

Salem, South Carolina
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145 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Thirty A is a mainstay in the area for a good reason, IT IS OUTSTANDING. we arrived a little late and were welcomed nicely and served an incredible dinner. They have a great selection and the fish was very fresh. Good wine and cocktails !

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Pekin, Illinois
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I stopped in at Cafe Thirty A for dinner while visiting the beaches of South Walton. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the service was good. I had the grilled flounder served on a bed of rice in white wine sauce. It was delicious! I topped it off with banana beignets with homemade macadamia nut ice cream and caramel sauce... 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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?