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Summer Kitchen Restaurant Cafe

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American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
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60 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
850-231-6264
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: What is the Summer Kitchen Cafe ! We are a casual quick service restaurant...
What is the Summer Kitchen Cafe ! We are a casual quick service restaurant by day and a Flex Casual restaurant by Night (Full Service) So for Breakfast and lunch you will order & pay at the counter, then we will deliver your food to you & the number we give you. By night...5:00 PM we transform into a traditional full service restaurant with some of the best local seafood & farm items around (Kale salad!is the best). Note our dinner menu is not the same as our lunch menu so check both out before you get here. We started serving in Rosemary Beach in 1999 with a walk up window and no indoor seating. Today we have indoor seating, but most people opt to sit outside on the front deck or the side courtyard. We are proud to be part of the 30A songwriters festival in January each year. Hope you will come by and try at least one meal with us or like many do Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So-so on 30A

We went for dinner during Spring Break at 8:00 one evening. There was only one other table occupied when we arrived, and they left soon after we were seated, leaving us as the only patrons. The restaurant was apparently closing at 9:00, so the entire time we were there, the staff was busy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
uncal
,
Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alabama
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went for dinner during Spring Break at 8:00 one evening. There was only one other table occupied when we arrived, and they left soon after we were seated, leaving us as the only patrons. The restaurant was apparently closing at 9:00, so the entire time we were there, the staff was busy cleaning, mopping, emptying trash, cleaning the stove... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I took my family for dinner. The wait staff was very friendly. The food was sub par. Crab cakes were the special, and they were awful. I was not even sure it was all crab meat. My youngest child ordered the penne with butter but the noodles were so covered in pepper he couldn't eat them. Maybe they have a... More 

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Jackson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place has it down pat. Servers are pros and the food is at its best. We have enjoyed every visit to this place in Rosemary. The most consistent all the dining options in Rosemary Beach.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This review is for the newly opened SK2 location closer to the beach. Had a Nicoise salad. The greens were yellow and wilted - the kind of greens i would toss out at home. The seared tuna was mealy and unseasoned. Disappointed because we're longtime fans of the original Summer Kitchen.

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Nashville
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Summer Kitchen is NOT a strictly vegetarian restaurant. But 30A is not a very vegetarian-friendly part of the world yet, and I have two family members who are essentially Vegan (or worse). So it was a real joy to find this restaurant hiding in the back of Rosemary Beach, if only for the black bean and quinoa burger. It is... More 

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Wisconsin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We've been coming to this area for several years, and I've been anxious to try Summer Kitchen. My husband and I went there for lunch today. It's a cute place - small inside but cozy. The woman taking our order was very nice so no complaints there. But the food was just not good. We ordered a bowl of pork... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went in for Breakfast. The selection is extremely limited and they only do "Scrambled" eggs….not really what I wanted. Eggs were just Ok, and the hash potatoes needed to be reheated. Problem is you order at the counter and they never come over to see if everything is OK? That said, I might attempt Dinner as the pictures shown... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Tasty food, fresh ingredients cozy comfortable setting. Small portions, pricey for what you get so poor value. We would eat here if we stumbled across the place, but would not seek it out for a return.

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

we were here ( 4 people mid October for lunch and what a surprise, we expected Rosemary beach clientele to be more discering, this place is not clean at all, the boys that work there and cook have no mesh netting on their head and of course all have long hair and beards. the food was beloww average and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had an amazing burger for Lunch! I would recommend this place. Always great service and consistently good food. If you get a chance, try one of their cinnamon rolls!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Rosemary Beach
  • Phone Number: 850-231-6264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

What is the Summer Kitchen Cafe ! We are a casual quick service restaurant by day and a Flex Casual restaurant by Night (Full Service) So for Breakfast and lunch you will order & pay at the counter, then we will deliver your food to you & the number we give you. By night...5:00 PM we transform into a traditional full service restaurant with some of the best local seafood & farm items around (Kale salad!is the best). Note our dinner menu is not the same as our lunch menu so check both out before you get here. We started serving in Rosemary Beach in 1999 with a walk up window and no indoor seating. Today we have indoor seating, but most people opt to sit outside on the front deck or the side courtyard. We are proud to be part of the 30A songwriters festival in January each year. Hope you will come by and try at least one meal with us or like many do Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?