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Great Southern Cafe

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 305
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Grits Ya Ya !

Best shrimp and grits EVER! Pulled pork was very good too...the BBQ sauce was completely different. Service was great, will definitely come back. Kid friendly!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
TotandMom
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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554 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Little Rock, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Best shrimp and grits EVER! Pulled pork was very good too...the BBQ sauce was completely different. Service was great, will definitely come back. Kid friendly!

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nashville TN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We came for happy hour but stayed after we had the crab cakes and fried green tomatoes. Crab cakes were small but heavy on the crab with little to no filling and great flavor. The kids loved the chicken wings and we all loved the pimento cheese. Shrimp po boy was large and stuffed with plump shrimp. The shrimp and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have never filled out trip advisor review before but worked in hospitality industry 12 yrs. On Vaca on 30a for 3rd time. Server was short, never asked how things were with multiple issues along the way . Mojitos cheap (not muddled) flavored rum. Will not return. Wished for more...

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Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

From the quaint rooms, awesome location and fantastic food, this is a place to put on your list! Blue crab claws, fried oysters and grits and grillades were unbelievable. This will definitely be a place to come to again and again!

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Tennessee
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here while on spring break with our daughter and her three boys - one of whom is a busy toddler. The restaurant is casual and noisy enough that his "outside voice" wasn't noticed and the waitress was great at catering to his needs. The food was good with ample portions. It's a bit pricey but very typical... More 

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santa rosa beach florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Good service and food! Had the shrimp Mediterranean salad. Shrimp was excellent and salad greens were fresh.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We buckled in for a Lunch visit here, Bike parking is handy right outside but we drove. I thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor laid back friendly neighborhood hang out feeling about this place. I could have spent the entire day there if it were just a wee bit warmer. Service was friendly, attentive and not at all lax Good beer selection... More 

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New Hampshire
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We have been to this restaurant twice now in the last month. It is just a great place for a casual lunch. The food is always good and the service is efficient with a smile. The bar area is always busy with people just chatting and meeting each other. We have been several times and the atmosphere is just down... More 

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West Frankfort, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

5 of us went, everyone ordered something different and each of us thoroughly enjoyed it! Delicious seafood! Delicious Mojitos!

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again very soon! More 

Fortson, GA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great food and amazing mojitos! Best meal of our trip was had here! The mango mojito was delightful. Food and service was great!

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We love hearing from our customers. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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