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80 E County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5820
+1 850-231-9167
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dallas, TX
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 4:45 and they told us to come back in 15 minutes. We were surprised by that as the staff was in there already. So we walked across the street to The Bay and had drinks over there for a couple of hours. We returned to Borago and saw that only 2 tables in the whole restaurant were... More 

Thank amifun
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another one of our favorite local go-to's! We usually sit at the bar and the service is always like your at your own home! The food is always delicious, the best consistent restaurant in the area! We love the owners and all the staff, they're fantastic!

Thank Somm-Laine
Springfield, Tennessee
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife had grouper and just pasta for me. Our server, Ellie, made sure wife's selection was gluten free due to celiacs. Note TA still has their old address. It's at corner of 331 and 98 across from The Bay restaurant.

Thank tnlegendracer
Nashville, Tennessee
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365 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Borago so many times of the years and it never disappoints. Great new location on the Bay. Awesome bread with herbed oil. My new favorite entree is their vegetable lasagna...SO GOOD!

Thank JChaff12
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband found this restaurant and really liked the food so he took myself and our friends there to have dinner. First of all when we walked in the smell of mothballs was overwhelming. Not sure why we smelled mothballs to begin with. It was 6:30 on Saturday evening we did not have reservations and were told by the manager... More 

Thank lisa f
Greensboro, Georgia
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Borago's before the old place burned down. The new location on the bay is fantastic. Great out door bar overlooking the water. The food is great and service is terrific. A must visit but make reservations .

Thank crankycrawdad
Ormond Beach, Florida
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A little hard to find as the signage could be better but once we found it we enjoyed the dinner, great menu and terrific wine list. The servers were all professional and friendly although I am not sure they were prepared for the large crowd that was in the restaurant. Could have had more help. This is a beach crowd... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Friends took us here on a recent visit to the emerald coast. My grouper was good, but a little more "fishy" tasting than what I have come to like grouper for. The service was super friendly and attentive.

Thank love2travel2802
Monroe, Louisiana
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We ate at Borago last year, a week before a fire did major damage. They have now moved into a new building at the base of the hwy 331 bridge. Food was great, as always. We were able to sit at a window table and watch the sunset. Our waiter Chance was most attentive.

Thank Jo K
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

2.0 star rating 9/17/2016 Summary: Expensive. Extremely noisy. A la carte menu with large plates of filler ingredients e.g. potatoes & pasta). Automatic 20% gratuity for over 5 people. $25 corkage. Mediocre food quality. Good service. Details: The overwhelming stench of moth balls greet you upon entering the ground floor dining area. The area is noisy due to no soft... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 E County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5820
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-231-9167
We are a small contemporary Italian restaurant. We have a full bar and bar area, dining room with open kitchen and a screened in porch area. We are chef owned and operated and at least one of the two owner/chefs can be found in the kitchen every night. We have a excellent staff most of whom have been with us for many years. We had our 15 year anniversary on March 1, 2015 with the same two owner/chefs for that time. We have a nice variety of food to choose from, with appetizers like calamari and pan seared sea scallops, salads like Caesar and arugula, pastas like angel hair with pan seared shrimp and three meat bolognese and entrees like grouper nicoise and roasted eggplant lasagna. Please come and give us a try!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?