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Great Southern Cafe

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 376
    Excellent
  • 199
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Good but plan on waiting

Visited for lunch. Very popular location. Four of us all had some variation on shrimp. Good service, especially considering how busy the place is. Able to wander around some of the shops until we were buzzed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
RaoulAtlanta_GA
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Atlanta, GA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Atlanta, GA
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited for lunch. Very popular location. Four of us all had some variation on shrimp. Good service, especially considering how busy the place is. Able to wander around some of the shops until we were buzzed.

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Dallas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Got into Sea Side late Friday afternoon, checked into rental house, then headed into the town circle for a quick bite. Was seated on the patio after a short wait. Served drinks promptly. Comfortable and busy but not too loud. Entrees were very good. Great place for convenience and relaxing setting.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had not planned to eat in Seaside, but so glad we did. Our waiter was Joe and he was very attentive, helpful and he didn't hover over us. The art in the restaurant is by Justin who has a studio down the street on Highway 30A. Great works. My wife had a Peach Mojito. We shared the appetizer black-eyed... More 

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Purcell, Oklahoma
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place has great food. Consistent food. But my goodness the wait staff needs to take a happy pill. Megan (who directed to our seats on two mornings) needs a definite personality makeover. She was so angry both days I almost asked if she was ok. Frowns and glares and negativity (from most of the staff) make it difficult to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Every time we travel 30a we always stop at Great Southern Cafe. The food is always great. My wife always gets their signature dish Ya Ya shrimp. The smoked Gouda cheese grits are always great. The service is also great. We will return next time we're here.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We decided to have lunch due to it being hot outside and we wanted some air conditioning. Busy but that's to be expected in Seaside. Small building with limited indoor seating. Food is good but borders on the expensive side. Only ordered gumbo and caesar salad. Good but overpriced in my opinion. But, again, it is Seaside so kind of... More 

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Readyville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We thought our food was very good. I loved my shrimp & grits. The interior was super cute in charming seaside

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Atlanta, Georgia
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131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for happy hour, one of the best on 30A. Located right on the center of all the action, Great Southern is known for their $10 oysters and happy hour specials. Great outdoor bar atmosphere, but still good for family

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Delightful brunch! We sat on the shaded porch and enjoyed mimosas and eggs benedict. The fried green tomato eggs benedict was amazing. The service was prompt and friendly. Definitely a repeater!

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I eat here weekly! Excellent bloody mary's and the grits can't be beat. My only complaint is the "no seating" policy if your entire group isn't present...even when the place isn't full? Not impressed with that and won't bother going there in groups anymore.

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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, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?