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Great Southern Cafe

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83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
+1 850-231-7327
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San Diego
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tables are covered with white paper and they provided crayons for my 3 kids. Very Good for entertaining them while we wait, which wasn't a long wait. Food is reasonably priced and good. Only done breakfast several times so can't comment on L and D.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had shrimp and grits. The grits were creamy and the shrimp was seasoned to perfection. We also ordered beignets! The savory with the sweet was so good. We topped it off with mimosas. Service was friendly and attentive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many of our group of 27 dined at the Great Southern Cafe multiple times. Each experience was extremely satisfying. Good variety on the menu and the oysters were perfect no matter how prepared. While the wait time varied due to the holiday crowds, we were seated when expected. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tom D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This quaint restaurant has an outside bar and tables as well as indoor seating. I choose to sit out in the sun as it was 77 and around noontime. The waiter eventually opened umbrellas to shade off the strong sun. I started with a local brew from Florida. I went with the waiters suggestions on the whole meal as he... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in during a shopping trip to Seaside for adult beverages and oysters. We were so impressed with the service and the menu that we made immediate plans to return for dinner. This restaurant boasts one of the best restaurant wine lists in the world in 2014. The mojitos are a must order item.

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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376 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say that this was definitely the best meal that we ate while visiting Santa Rosa Beach. We did have to wait half an hour until we were seated, but it was definitely well worth the wait. We sat outside, which is extremely casual featuring picnic like tables. I ordered the Mojito which was quite tasty, the Shrimp YaYa,... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Come back and see us soon! Happy hour daily from 4-6pm with half off cocktails and wine by the glass, $1 off beer, and $10 [dozen] oysters. See you soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for breakfast. The food was delicious. The grits were great and they had a good selection of breakfast foods. The service was attentive. We will be back.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to serving you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coconut mojito was amazing. Not too sweet not too tart. Just right! Guava mojito was sweet with a lot of pineapple. Regular mojito was refreshing and even. Enter that we could get it to go to watch the sunset on the beach! Calamari was perfectly breaded and tender with scrumptious marinara and Romano shredded cheese on it. Very good! Service... More 

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Thank cynthiaw660
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Those mojitos are super yummy! Glad you enjoyed them and more! Come back soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch on Columbus Day weekend with friends, and were treated to some very good southern cooking. Fresh Capreece salad, Mahi Mahi burger and Shrimp & grits ya ya were all wonderful. Lots of local beers on tap to include Idyl Hound and Oyster Bay. Our server was courteous and genuinely attentive. Everything was delicious and was a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your awesome review! You made our day! More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I were getting breakfast and it had just ended, but we were told we could sit at the bar and still get breakfast. We thought about it and headed to the bar. We started looking a menu and it was taken from us. The young woman who claimed to be a manager treated us like dirt. I... More 

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

We are very sorry about the situation and would like to discuss with you further. Can you please contact Dan at Great Southern Cafe at greatsoutherncafe@gmail.com? We appreciate your feedback so much and truly don't want to lose your business. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, 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: +1 850-231-7327

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