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Great Southern Cafe

83 Central Sq, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
850-231-7327
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great Southern is, as always, exceptional. I have never ordered anything here that wasn't superb. The hostesses can be a bit rude, and we experienced that more than normal this trip, AND YET, the food is so outstanding you can overlook it! We always eat here SEVERAL times on each trip.

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We love the Great Southern Restaurant! There is always a huge wait but it is always worth it. Everything is delicious. It is a very casual restaurant with relaxed atmosphere so if your wanted to be pampered this might not be the restaurant for you. But you are guaranteed great food every time.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

At here twice on our trip, service wasn't great the first night but was excellent the second. We literally tried every appetizer on the menu and they were all delicious. Not one negative word was spoken about the food from any of the eight in our group.

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Indiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We drove quite a ways to this restaurant and it was very difficult to find as address was change but not updated. The food was good and served promptly but it could have been served hotter. The service was great but we did arrive very early and lines were real long when we left. We had the fish of the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Ok, it was good... But it didn't seem to care if we were impressed. The decor, ambiance is still very charming. We ate rather early so no wait, but huge wait when we left. Food was yummy, but standbys now. Not spectacular. It's nice to know what we are getting, but I was hoping for just a smidge more on... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved the quaint decor and relaxed atmosphere. Good local beer on tap and wonderful food for the whole family. Waiter had great recommendations! Try the Oyster Trio, Fried Green Tomatoes/ Crab Cakes, Shrimp n Grits and don't miss the unique take on Key Lime Pie (big enough to share)!

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Evergreen, Co
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The best restaurant on our whole vacation!! Everything was full of flavor and being southern was not greasy. Yummy fried okra and fried green tomatoes and terrific fish. Great serious and location. Would come again for sure.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great food, great service, casual, easy atmosphere. Tucked away inside a shopping area in Seaside. Don't miss this one. Go early.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had crab cakes and fried green tomatoes at the Great Southern during our vacation this year. It was a fabulous meal! Their Key Lime pie is the best we have had. The gracious, attentive server and the outdoor seating just made the experience better

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Colleyville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We found Great Southern by accident on July 3rd and it did not disappoint. From the moment we walked into the restaurant, the service was first class and friendly. The menu had some pretty interesting options, so I asked the waiter for his recommendation. He recommended the house specialty called "Grits a Ya Ya" and when I looked at him... More

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