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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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English first
San Antonio, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Were were there on a busy Friday night, but did not have to wait for a table. This restaurant is like a house with several dining rooms, great seafood with a spicy twist -especially oysters, and the best Bloody Mary in the South! Good food, little charm. Don't miss.

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Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nestled in a U-shaped driveway with other unique shops and a quaint local market, this restaurant offers popular dishes made with Southern goodness. Five of us enjoyed dinner there on a Friday evening, didn't have to wait for a table at 5:30 pm. My sister had "Grits a Ya Ya" which was shrimp and grits, quite tasty. I had a... More

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Nashville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great Breakfast destination! We went off season and didn't have to wait. Sat on the heated curtained porch since it was cold and windy outside. Started with beignets, which were warm and pillowy. My wife had the scrambled eggs with turkey sausage and I had pancakes with local sausage. My sausage was a bit overcooked but tasty. Food was good... More

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We always make Great Southern a destination when we are in Miramar Beach. Warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere and great fresh seafood, imaginatively prepared. Be sure to try the 30A Beach Blonde beer from Grayton Beach Brewery.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First of all, I agree with many others who have reviewed this place - try the grits. I don't eat grits, but these were great. I had steak and eggs. Slightly over cooked for medium, but still a tasty medium-well. My son liked the eggs and chocolate milk. Didn't have the bacon pecan waffle, but the people eating next to... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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133 reviews 133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and we loved it! There were so many wonderful choices, but between the 3 of us, we decided on the balsamic grilled salmon over a wonderful & huge salad, the blackened mahi sandwich and the grilled marinated chicken sandwich. Everything was delicious and fresh. Service was good, but not fast, so chill and enjoy the... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Grits a YaYa is a must try as well and the bloody pig which is a Bloody Mary with a bacon garnish. The service and atmosphere will keep the beach lover coming back. Can't say enough great things about this Seaside favorite.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great place for a quick burger. Andrew our waiter made the place special. The burger was grass feed beef and tasted perfect. Never had Grits before, interesting, but think I'll stick with French Fries next time.

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Nashville
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116 reviews 116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've probably reviewed this restaurant several times, but let me add another glowing analysis. Late in the season things really get wonderful on 30A -- fewer people, mild weather. Nothing beats dinner outside on the patio! Current favorites -- gumbo, shrimp 'n grits. You MUST try the smoked gouda grits.

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Hoover, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have never had a bad meal there, the salads are as good as anywhere! The "shrimp a ya ya" is delicious! Great Bloody Mary's but if you like mojitos, they are fresh and very good!

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

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