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Great Southern Cafe

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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We always visit Great Southern while in Seaside because we can count on delicious food and great service. On this trip, we dined there 3 times. There is always a wait at dinner, but we fill that time browsing in the nearby shops or enjoying drinks from the bar. A visit here is not complete without a pineapple mojito with... More 

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Thank Luvmyfam4
Baytown, TX
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been to Seaside about 6 times and always enjoy Great Southern Cafe at least twice during our visit! The crab cakes and fried green tomatoes are the best!

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Thank carrie0514
Singapore
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well first of all be prepared for as much time spent fiding parking not to mention expected wait time for a table-particularly if in the summer on a concert night out front. But plenty of options to browse books/records, grab a beverage and sit on a porch, people watch, etc. The food was as expected, Southern, Gulf Coast, home style... More 

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Thank Curtis P
Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I knew I would like this place when they were playing 80s music through the speakers. I had grilled shrimp, hubby had filet. Both were delish, as were the fried green tomatoes and the smoked Gouda cheese grits. Awesome mojitos too! Everything was reasonably priced and tasted fresh. Would definitely return.

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Thank aplasko
Arkansas
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the "veggie plate". Grits, collard greens, green beans and cole slaw. Heaven. Gluten free. They were very cognizant of cross contamination.

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Thank jenjenbobdog
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved our whole experience at this restaurant. The grits a yaya were wonderful...I'm pretty sure there is nothing bad on the whole menu.

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1 Thank mtudor05
Birmingham, Alabama
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On our recent visit to South Walton, we had a shortlist of 3-4 restaurant we just had to visit -- and Great Southern Café was at the top of the list. After eating lunch there, I just can't figure it out. The towns along Highway 30-A are host to a very competitive and thriving restaurant scene, so choosing a few... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to give 5 stars to a place that you returned to a few times on the same trip. We ate here on a Saturday for lunch upon arriving and my wife and I visited twice more for drinks and food on our "date nights" where we were able to get out and explore different options. In our opinion... More 

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Thank Tommy K
Southlake, Texas
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228 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without fail we come here to eat the grits Yaya at least once a trip. They are always packed during tourist season so getting here before 9 o'clock is crucial. If you arrive much later than that you could wait for an hour for a seat. They have great bloody Mary's, and tons of different cocktails with a happy hour.... More 

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Thank Joni P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Great Southern Cafe our last two trips to 30A and can't wait to go when we visit in August! Even picky teens are looking forward to it! Grits a Ya Ya is amazing! The atmosphere is perfectly beachy! Be prepared to wait, but it's worth it. The kids can run around and mom and dad can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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

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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?