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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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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Best happy hour on 30A (every day from 4-6pm)! We went twice during our trip. You can't beat half off cocktails/wine and $4 off a dozen oysters! Great little patio for people watching while cocktailing with family and friends!

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Having to wait to be seated during weekends and peak season is a bit much, but the food and bar atmosphere here is worth experiencing.

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Poteet, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were visiting Santa Rosa Beach and were looking for a reasonably priced lunch place. I had a mixed seafood plate consisting of fish, oysters & shrimp. You could get the fish and shrimp fried, blackened or grilled but only fried oysters. I had my fish blackened and shrimp grilled. It was all good as was the tartar and cocktail... More

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wife and I had a late lunch here after a morning of fun in the sun. Atmosphere is nice: clean, simple. Service was friendly and very good. We both enjoyed our meals. I had a steak salad with blue cheese which was very good - fresh, simple ingredients. Steak was cooked perfectly. Wife's french dip sandwich was good, but we... More

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Chickamauga, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice atmosphere with great service and food that was excellent great location and didn't have to wait long

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I brought a friend to try someplace new. We had so much fun and enjoyed our delicious meals. They also allow well mannered dogs to hang out with their owners. It felt homie and relaxed. Our friendly wait staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. We've been back several times now and look forward to the next time!... More

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magnolia, ar
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The quality of the food here is top notch. Fresh local ingredients make the dishes really good. The food isn't your fried fatty type. We really enjoyed the variety. I enjoyed the soft shell crab with filet.

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Pace, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a charming restaurant that feels much older than it actually is. We had the grits-a-ya-ya and it was delicious with plenty of flavor coming from the shrimp, bacon and gouda. The service was great, too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Seaside is a neat place to eat and this is one of the best meals we had all vacation. It was a long wait for 14 of us but food was fantastic. Very laid back atmosphere, kind of loud and hot but nice overall. We had kids and there were some good options for them. I had the Grits a... More

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We ate here at 5:00 on a Friday night and didn't have to wait at all. We had the burger and pulled pork. Both of which were delicious. My daughter had the popcorn shrimp and mashed potatoes and she loved them. We would definitely go back.

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