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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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Roswell, Georgia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I typically don't eat out too much at trendy places on the beach, but this is a great place to sneak off to in between the rushes of breakfast and lunch. I have seen a long line at night, but we ditched the kids one morning and gave it a try. We had Bloody Mary, beignets, and their famous Grits... More 

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Thank toucanjoe
Dahlonega, Georgia
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462 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is bustling. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. The food has a Cajun flair. We had the pimento cheese app and soul rolls. We liked them ok. But the soul rolls were very collard tasting and if you are not a collard greens type person it's not for you. The cheese dip was good.... More 

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Thank ms.go-go
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review! We hope to see you again soon in Seaside! More 

Sikeston, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great mojitos...Great Grits...Great service. Barely missed happy hour or we would have saved some money on oysters and mojitos.

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

Thank you! Come back soon. Happy hour id daily from 4-6 and quite a good deal! Hope to see you then! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We three sisters-in-law love our food, especially seafood. Great Southern was a hit! We decided to order sides and share the smorgasbord for dinner. What a great decision! We ordered the caprese salad, blue crab claws, West Indies crab martini, and Grits a ya ya. All were exceptional! This is a must-go restaurant. But get there early or be prepared... More 

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Thank JAP1952
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 you enjoyed everything! Hope you will come again soon! More 

Hoover, Alabama
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here recently on a crowded Friday evening; had about a 50 minute wait. Once we were seated on the side porch, we enjoyed watching the lovely sky change and our food was wonderful. My husband got something with pasta and spicy shrimp and I got the fried shrimp and grits. We split a side salad. Everything was fresh... More 

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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 you enjoyed your meal and service! More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the casual feel but great simple food. The split fried okra actually tasted like okra. No processed feel like most okra. The shrimp and blackened fish were excellent, light and fresh. Our waiter Jess was fun and knew the choices and drinks well. Recommend any time.

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Thank Bbaderholt
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 you enjoyed everything! More 

Brandon, Mississippi
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grits ya ya with blackened grouper over a bed of grits with two fried green tomatoes between. Unbelievable. Blackened redfish over red beans and rice. Just fabulous. I cannot speak high enough about this place. 5th visit was worth the trip. The gumbo was also fabulous.

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

How nice! Thank you for saying that! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for breakfast while visiting for our anniversary. We both got the cafe breakfast which was simple and delicious. We also had an order of beignets that were to die for! Our waiter Jess was personable and funny. Best waiter we've had on our trip. We loved him! His recommendation of honey with the beignets was... More 

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

Thank you! We love Jess too! Glad you enjoyed everything! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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138 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a fun place to visit. The beignets are very good and the breakfasts are also very good. We were there in the slow season so I imagine you will have to wait in line unless you get there early.

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

Thank you for dining with us and taking time to leave a review. We hope you will join us again soon! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If there is a downside, its the crowd and wait to get a table. End of complaints. Friendly, attentive wait staff even with the crowded conditions. Not the widest beer selection but they do promote the local 30-A labels. And the food! If your server suggests a house special, go for it! Wife and I turned our menu selection over... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and loyal business! We are so glad you enjoyed it (four times!)!!! 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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?