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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was our second time eating here and it was just as good as I remembered! My husband can't get enough of the food from here. This is a great place to eat while in the area.

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Nashville
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160 reviews 160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I could review this restaurant 100 times because that's probably how many times we've been there. A bad day at this restaurant is still better than almost any other on 30-A. It's on my top five list at the beach (Great Southern, Fish Out Of Water, V, George's, & Havana Club -- with honorable mention to Basmati's). I'll say it... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Our friends eat here often and really wanted us to try lunch. I'm so glad they recommended it. The flash-fried calamari was excellent and just right for two. I had the bowl of gumbo and it was so good, not too spicy but very tasty. The black and blue salad is huge. A good salad, covered with blue cheese crumbles... More 

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Newnan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Any native southerner will be impressed with the way Great Southern adds the freshest ingredients and formal training to traditional southern dishes. Whether you want traditional or upscale seafood, this is the place.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We decided to return here after an almost two year absence and we were not disappointed. Our meals were fresh with a great taste and the service was also friendly and efficient. Add in the great location in Seaside and we will be back again soon.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were at this restaurant three times over the five days we were in Seaside. No one in our party of 12 had a bad meal. The largest and best tasting oysters in on the east side of Florida.

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North Alabama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

On Thanksgiving Day their chefs prepared a multi dimensional Thanksgiving Day meal. We arrived just after 11am and were directed to the buffet. This fabulous steam table, lined up just off the patio, was lined with traditional and coastal dishes. From the cheese grits and shrimp, to corn dressing and turkey the aromas enticed our senses. They also served ham,... More 

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Nashville, TN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

There are not very many restaurants in Seaside, so unless you wish to drive, your choices are limited. One evening we did eat at Great Southern Cafe. We had a light meal - salads, bread, french fries, and a shared dessert. Food was well prepared, service was good. There were a lot of people so I'd say it has a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

I recently went to great southern Where 4 of my friends ordered the 8 oz filet... We all ordered the filet medium We received the filet very quickly due to 1000000 watt microwaves which by the burn the outside of the steak but leave the inside as a nice pink and purple tuna like chewed up gum. To my surprise... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

I can't even tell you how bad this food is. Me and 4 friends sent our unimaginably raw purple steak back to be cooked 3 times. Not only this, but the steak seemed to be frozen then for the final touch in their disaster, they microwaved it. Never before have I seen anything even close to as raw and horrible... More 

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Additional Information about Great Southern Cafe

Address: 83 Central Square, 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

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