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83 Central Square, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 231-7327
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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866 reviews 866 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We discovered Great Southern Cafe on our visit to the Gulf a couple of years ago. Now, it is a must stop on our annual family vacation. Our daughter and son-in-law have two sons, ages 4 and 2. They get them to bed by 8:00 every night. So we get to dinner by 5:30 or 6:00 to get them back... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped just to enjoy a cocktail and a drink. Obviously, we went for something other than the norm to wash out choices down. I took the "Fried Calamari". The portion was awesome, but I could have used a tad more cocktail sauce. My guest had the Crab Martini, she was not that impressed with it. That said, the dinner... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed two lunches here during a week long vacation. Food was consistent and very good on both visits - soup, salad, shrimp and cheesy grits, key lime pie were some of the things we sampled - all tasty. Bar served a delicious Bloody Mary. Service experience was varied - one visit, when the restaurant was very busy, our server did... More 

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Kansas City, Mo.
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Because I loved this place 3 yrs. ago, It pains me to give anything but a stellar review, BUT......yesterdays experience was as follows. Busy lunchtime so we waited 10 mins. to be seated...no big deal, but then, another 10 minutes passed before our waiter acknowledged us with water, and took our order. Then he ignored us with the exception of... More 

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Dallas
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37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We always eat at Great Southern at least once while we are at the beach. We love the breakfast. Nothing like a plate of hot beignets to get the morning off on the right foot! All of the breakfast foods are amazing. I love the corn beef hash eggs benedict....with a side of smoked gouda grits! We are also big... More 

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Atlanta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been going here for years and have always gotten a great meal and service. The entree I get more times than not is the Grits-a-Ya Ya; so decadent and so so good! Love their happy hour that runs from 4-6, it's a great way to end the day after all the hard work of soaking up the sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Great waiter, wonderful food, we had the poboy sandwich, shrimp and grits, and used the Great Southern hot sauce which is amazing, always great to bring friends and guests here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped into this restaurant on New Years Eve Day for lunch while visiting Seaside. We read the yelp ratings and decided to give it a try with our three kids. This was a very good selection. The staff were attentive and helpful. The food was excellent. My wife got the pecan crusted fish of the day. I got the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a really good consistent restaraunt, and good for those visiting Seaside looking for a more reasonable fare. Highly recommend the Grits A Ya Ya.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Earlier this month my whole family vacationed in lovely Seaside Florida. On a whole our trip was amazing.Even in December I would recommend the picturesque Beach town to anyone seeking a one of a kind experience. In a word the area is stunning. But stunning was not a word I would use to describe our experience at Great Southern café.... More 

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Additional Information about Great Southern Cafe

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

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