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Great Southern Cafe

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches
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83 Central Square, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 231-7327
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 298
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great steak salad

We decided to do take out..my daughter and I had the steak salad..with blue cheese crumbles added..hubby had the greek salad..I was pleasantly surprised when I opened my container..what a delicious steak and the amount was very generous..very resonable for all we got...yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
gloria p
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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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539 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We decided to do take out..my daughter and I had the steak salad..with blue cheese crumbles added..hubby had the greek salad..I was pleasantly surprised when I opened my container..what a delicious steak and the amount was very generous..very resonable for all we got...yum!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you are within 50 miles of Seaside, Florida....go to the Great Southern. Two words: Gouda grits. The location is perfect in the heart of Seaside. Great casual Florida Cracker vibe. Sit outside and enjoy the day go by. Black and Blue Best Burger is a awesome sandwich. But splurge and add tried okra as a side along with the... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We came here for the raw oysters during happy hour, but we stayed for the drinks and casual atmosphere. They were large, fresh, and silky. To make things better, their bartenders serve up one of the best dirty martinis I've ever had. We'll be back next time we visit the Florida panhandle.

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Merrillville, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We spent Jan and Feb in the 30A area this winter and stopped by this place 3 or 4 times. Seaside is a wonderful little community to walk around in, ( and it was designed that way ). Such a breath of fresh air from places like Ft Lauderdale. The town is right on the beach and there are pedestrians... More 

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We love hearing from our customers and we are so happy you loved Great Southern Cafe! Thank you! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We wend for the happy hour specials, it was great! The food is excellent, Pinot Grigio is very good quality and the Key lime pie is killer!!!! Best in Florida! A lovely spot to visit while the sun sets! Would go back in a minute!

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! We love hearing from our customers and we are so happy you loved Great Southern Cafe in Seaside! Thank you! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was excellent, read reviews and tried Southern Grits -- unbelievable! Will return to Seaside JUST for that!

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We love hearing from our customers and we are so happy you loved Great Southern Cafe! Thank you! More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had lunch outside on a beautiful, sunny day. Service was great, as was the food. While it was a little pricey, we would go definitely go back. We had their version of a French dip sandwich, crispy fries, and pork sandwich with Korean BBQ sauce.

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We love hearing from our customers and we are so happy you loved Great Southern Cafe! Thank you! More 

Woodland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate lunch at The Great Southern Cafe and found it lacking. Servings were small and over priced. My husband's fried oysters were tiny and few. His side of collards were full of stalks. He did get a ton of fries, though. It was a lackluster meal for both of us, and a $44 disappointment. Better to eat at the... More 

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize that your experience wasn't top notch.We will look into everything you said and do everything we can to correct any issues. We hope to see you again at Great Southern Cafe. More 

Calhoun, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant has great food. The atmosphere is part old southern and also a bit rustic on one side. We have eaten here several times and the food has always been excellent.They several breakfast, lunch and dinner. My favorite is the fried okra pods!They have a wide range of food.You will not be disappointed.

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! We appreciate you for taking the time to share your experience! See you in Seaside soon! Try our sister restaurant The Bay if you haven't yet! It's right on the water at the foot of the 331 bridge. Thank you! More 

Picayune, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night and were able to get seated right away. The staff were friendly, the menu short but with something for everyone. The food was served quickly and the presentation was nice. The four of us each had something different and we all raved about our selections; almost to the point of being competitive... More 

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We love hearing from our customers and we are so happy you loved Great Southern Cafe! Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 83 Central Square, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: (850) 231-7327

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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