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80 E County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL FL/32459
850 231-9167
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A hidden gem!

Borago is my favorite restaurant in the world! If I had to choose my last meal, it would be the grouper nicoise with the chocolate creme brûlée for dessert. I have been going here since they opened and have never been disappointed. The wait staff doesn't seem to change much either and they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Tammy L
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Borago is my favorite restaurant in the world! If I had to choose my last meal, it would be the grouper nicoise with the chocolate creme brûlée for dessert. I have been going here since they opened and have never been disappointed. The wait staff doesn't seem to change much either and they are fantastic! The ladies from my church... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We chose Borago based on many positive online reviews and its convenience to our Grayton Beach rental and we were not disappointed. We shared an order of some of the best calamari I have ever had, while intermittently discussing entrees and wines with our server. I ordered their three meat bolognese which was different from my Marcella Hazan based expectations,... More 

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AleaDragon, Wife of owner at Borago, responded to this review

So happy to read you enjoyed our restaurant and the Grayton Beach area. We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope to see you again and thank you for dining with us!! Thank you, Alea Dragon More 

Canton,Ohio
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very cozy setting with a large drink and wine list. I had the Chicken Piccata. The meal was well executed and really hit the spot. The server also did an excellent job helping us to box up the portions to go.

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AleaDragon, Wife of owner at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate hearing from our customers. Thank you for dining with us! Thank you, Alea Dragon More 

Marietta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The bread, the calamares and all the other food we eat there. Highly recommandable. Cosy restaurant with seperated bar and an open kitchen.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review and thank you for dining with us! Thanks! Alea Dragon More 

Gainesville, Fl
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We started in the bar where we enjoyed a nice bottle of Zin, the bartenders were friendly and fun to be with. We ate in the dining room which is intimate and welcoming. Be sure to start with the Meatballs...Mama Mia!! I had the Filet ( wonderful ) which was served with a delicious risotto, and my husband had the... More 

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Thank you for your kind review and thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again sometime. Thank you!! More 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We came here after seeing their reviews on Trip Advisor and they did not disappoint. This is now one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Rosa Beach. Here’s why. They have a very cool bar area where you can enjoy a cocktail before your reservation time. We went about 15 minutes early so we could have a drink at the... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a very nice review. We really appreciate it. Thank you for dining with us! Thank you, Alea Dragon More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here many, many times due to the great food but after my latest visit I won't be back. We had a 6:30 reservation but arrived at 6:10. There were five tables and they said they wanted us to wait until our reservation as they didn't want their kitchen to be overloaded. The owner/manager came out and when... More 

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AleaDragon, Wife of owner at Borago, responded to this review

I am really sorry about your experience. I hope you will give us another chance sometime. More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Borago is delicious Italian fare and is a very popular spot with the locals. Every time I think about going out to eat on 30A (where I live), Borago is usually where I want to go. I'm like a lot of people, I think, and order the same 2-3 entrees every time - alternating them. I love the chicken piccata,... More 

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AleaDragon, Wife of owner at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for writing such a great one! We are thrilled to see we are your favorite restaurant on 30A! Great compliment! Thank you! More 

Davenport, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife is still recovering from stem cell trasplant, so taste buds and digestive tract are a battle. But the waiter and staff bent over backwards to make sure she enjoyed her meal. Her grouper was perfect! My chicken was a little dry -over cooked- and I mentioned it to the owner who immediately comped our desert. We will be... More 

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AleaDragon, Wife of owner at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and taking the time to write it. So happy to hear it was a good birthday dinner for your wife. Thank you for dining with us!! More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants on 30A. Great Italian food while at the beach. The pasta dishes are all excellent. The three meat Bolognese is a must have. . I prefer the chicken piccata, which I had earlier tonight, and it was awesome. They also make an amazing Caesar salad. I always go yo Borago's when down on 30A. 👍

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Thank you for your review. So happy to hear we are one of your favorites! Thank you!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 E County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL FL/32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 850 231-9167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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