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Great Southern Cafe

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83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
(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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a LONG day of travel we chose this restaurant for dinner. It is located in extremely busy Seaside, and we waited nearly 2 hours for a table. Upon being seated, it took forever to get a server and then went downhill from there. Our food was good, but the service was extremely slow and I just wanted to get... More 

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Thank Mhv1005
Adamsville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about what an amazing experience we had tonight at The Great Southern Cafe. Everything that we ordered was absolutely delicious. I ordered the fried shrimp with grits and sweet potato fries. Soooo good!!!! We drove from Fort Walton to eat here. Service was wonderful as well. Great atmosphere and would be good for kids. Highly recommend!!!!

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Thank hwrobertson825
Wears Valley, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just writing this review makes me smile. I love the food and the atmosphere. I haven't had anything there I didn't like. I feel like I'm at the beach relaxing. I'm surprised at how good the prices are, especially at lunchtime.

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Thank rsusanw
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to try the YaYa Grits! Omg,this dish is full of flavor, shrimp and gravy. It gives you a southern flare with a touch of elegance. I have been back with sevetal different friends. Everyone traveling to or near the area must experience this exquisite meal. I brought a friend who does not like grits. She fell in love... More 

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Thank observantgirl
Frisco, Colorado
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Great Southern is an institution in Seaside,FL. It's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Prices can be a bit high, but everything is high in Seaside. Their breakfasts are great. The atmosphere is relaxed, the happy hour great.

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Thank Gary M
Leawood, Kansas, United States
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot in Watercolor. Delicious Bloody Mary's. Fun outdoor seating to people watch. Fun quaint location. The food is true southern style, the grits are delicious. Very nice menu with great variety.

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Thank Beth N
Appleton, WI
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great home cooking, seafood and burgers, something for everyone. Nice family environment, good children's menu and just a fun environment.

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Thank Geoffrey C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pardon me while I gush, but not a bad bite entered our mouths. From the Shrimp Po' Boy to the Grits á Ya Ya, the entire experience was fantastic. We went very earl for dinner, and that was a great way to beat the crowds. We'd love to back in the future.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! So nice to hear from our guests! More 

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a long wait which is not a problem but with that being said when we were sat we all were starving. The waiter took a while to acknowledge us to take our drink order. Our appetizers took well over 30 minutes to get to the table, and our drinks were often empty. The food was not good. We... More 

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Thank Jacqulyne B
Opelika, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was amazing. Highly recommend. Will definitely be back. Be prepared to wait about an hour for a table.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything! Come dine with us again soon! 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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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 Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: (850) 231-7327

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?