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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 - 9:00 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, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, 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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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    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
Great

Great lunch, locals come on down. Fresh food and great service. Wish they didn't stop food service at 3.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
hpenkston
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Great lunch, locals come on down. Fresh food and great service. Wish they didn't stop food service at 3.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Very good breakfast--very family friendly Can seat inside or outside --would recommend --very quick service at a reasonable Price

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grapevine,texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This restaurant surprised us. We we expecting casual dining based on the casual atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised at the cuisine! I overheard the manager tell someone that the atmosphere may appear casual but the cuisine is

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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256 reviews 256 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Strolling along the charming little village of Rosemary after dinner one evening and spotted the Summer Kitchen Creamery that is behind their restaurant. We opted to try two different popsicle flavors. The best was the pink grapefruit one, it had more flavor than the pineapple popsicle. Their ice cream flavors and other popsicle flavors sound good and they are open... More 

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151 reviews 151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

They sell truffle fries that have no truffle oil on them, how do you do that? The salads were of terrible quality for the money, the croutons were plain and I've had better from the grocery, they actually charge you for extra salad dressing, again who does that? Probably the worst meal I've had on the beach for 50 dollars,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went to the Summer kitchen for lunch today. I had the fruit tropical fruit salad and it was most excellent. I also had the grouper sandwich. It was light and flaky and tasted awesome. I would definitely recommend quaint little restaurant in Rosemary Beach. Perfect lunch for a perfect day.

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Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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147 reviews 147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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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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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

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?