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Great Southern Cafe

83 Central Square, 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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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Everything we had was wonderful. Mahi sandwich and grilled Mahi were excellent. Sides were large and tasty. Service was excellent and advice was pertinent and honest. What I disliked was being so full after eating a huge piece of fresh key lime pie.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nice ambience, food was excellent. The home made chile sauce in the Patron bottles is not to be missed. The service was friendly, quick and professional. The food was flavorful and reasonable proportions. We had the French Dip and Shrimp with Grits and Hush Puppies. Outstanding. The French was a real french dip, beautiful and flavorful chunks of meat in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Everyone was hammered that worked there, EVERYONE. Including the general manager who was drinking some amaretto drink. Food was decent but everyone was really, really drunk that worked there. They were functional, yet extremely drunk. If that is what you are looking for then head there right now!!!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not only is the food good here, the waitstaff is amazing, and the Mojitos are cheap and so so so good. Ask for the flavors with real fruit and you cannot go wrong. They are strong but go down easily! Also, make sure to get the key lime pie--best in FL!

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Atlanta
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362 reviews 362 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

By recommendation we had lunch at Great Southern Cafe. The Mahi sandwich was very good and the fish was fresh.Great homemade tartar sauce.The sweet potato fries were some of the best we have sampled. Great Salads.Excellent service.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food and service was perfect. I came with my sister, my mom and my two toddlers for my birthday dinner. My only complaint was the table next to us that had HORRIBLY behaved children. Two tables left within 5 minutes of being seated because of it and we almost did. If your children cannot behave, please don't take them... More

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Colorado
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19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a serious need for oysters and a break from the beach. Crowded restaurant with long wait though staff handled well. Waiter was really good in a tough situation. Good food. Sit outside weather permitting. Friends enjoyed their meals of classic local fare.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Biked to breakfast here three times during our stay. Great food in a casual atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Laid back atmosphere. We chose to sit indoors. Staff was friendly food was good. I would highly recommend sausage gravy and biscuits one of the best we've ever had.

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Dallas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First, I appreciate a beach bar with 8 kinds of mojitos. I really enjoyed the coconut one. And they had some of the best fried green tomatoes I've had in years. Highly recommend.

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