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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have eaten at Great Southern many, many times. I never have a complaint about the food, in fact, it is very good! Service is sometimes lacking. And that might be that most of the time this restaurant is slammed! My group waited an hour on a week night in Oct last week-crazy!! If you like quiet dinners, with no... More

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DFW
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Ended up here for some post movie drinks and ended up staying all Happy Hour!! Good thing we were staying a 5 min bike ride away:) Mojitos were the bomb! Mango. strawberry and pineapple included fresh fruit and plenty of alcohol! Had some gumbo which was good but not great. The olive appetizer was really good as well as the... More

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I will start by saying the few reviews I've done have all been positive until great southern restaurant in seaside beach FL. We ordered calamari a dozen raw orders and couple cocktails. Calamari was mostly tentacles and tasted like very very salty batter and had a fishy after-tone like cooking oil that hasn't been changed in a while.. The raw... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

An amazing breakfast, wonderful service and a room with a view. What more could you ask for? This restaurant has something for everyone and all in my party had something different. Everyone gave it a thumbs up!

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our first visit to the Café was two years ago. On our recent return visit to the Panhandle, we knew we would return. Our first visit had been an evening dinner which was delicious. My husband especially loves their oysters! Second visit was a late afternoon lunch. Third visit was the next day for happy hour! All visits afforded wonderful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We would recommend this restaurant. The food (Best Burger and Pulled Pork Sandwich) were delicious. The service was great. The outside seating provides a neat atmosphere. We will definitely go back on our next trip to the area.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited during the week for diner. Food was spectacular. Service was lacking, but the meal made up for it.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The breakfast here is amazing, as are the burgers (grassfed!!!). The bloody marys are great. Get a side of grits just to say you know where to get the best grits ever-they are amazing. While I am generally 100% organic I do make exceptions for restaurants that care about their ingredients and strive to find the healthiest options. Great Southern... More

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Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We picked this restaurant because Frog Legs and oysters were on the menu. Naturally we ordered both. Our dozen oysters for $8 a dozen had some very small oysters on the shell and when we pointed this out to our waiter, he brought us back two very large ones at no extra charge. This restaurant is a family friendly place... More

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The ultimate breakfast stop! Wide variety of breakfast selections including house made sausage, frittatas , and yes the best grits you will ever eat in your life. They were the perfect blend of grit and creamy texture with cheddar cheese and black pepper . Need a little something extra in the morning? The Bloody Pig will make your Instagram friends... More

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