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Great Southern Cafe

83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
+1 850-231-7327
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent the afternoon in Seaside! Had a delicious lunch with drinks and crab cakes! Can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank katwalk12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A trip to 30A for us would not be complete with out a meal at this restaurant. Love the atmosphere, menu and service. You can eat in a covered area outside or dine in the restaurant for a more formal experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ripper1980
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here for lunch and it was fabulous. We had the fish tacos and they were yummy. The fried okra was excellent. The seafood was really good. It was full of seafood and not too spicy. Very flavorful. We also bought some jars of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank skigirl4408
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the place in Seaside to dine outside in a casual friendly atmosphere. The food is always fresh, consistently prepared and the service is attentive. Great place to bring the young adults in the family too! New umbrellas and heaters make the outdoor experience...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tresca44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love their happy hour ! Killer mojitos at a great price. Crabtini for an appetizer. Always have had great service. Very relaxing atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pasteenh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Seagrove and walked to Seaside to get some breakfast. We were able to sit outside in January and order breakfast. What a treat! The food was good as always. Good quality, good service, good food! We have been here several times...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carsonvega
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s an extremely busy restaurant that does not take bookings so it’s a case of waiting for the next available table. It’s well worth the wait - about 15 to 20 minutes. The menu is extensive, focused on local cuisine and seafood, but also had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Beechman1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy eating here - had lunch here last week (twice) because I wanted/needed some of the black-eyed peas! Both times we had great service but the 2nd time we really enjoyed our server. I embarrassed, I can't remember his name, but he was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Titan27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times and it’s consistently good. The seafood dishes are amazing but I have to say my favorite tonight was the key lime pie. It has to be the best I have ever tasted. My husband doesn’t even like...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DianaD595
Reviewed December 15, 2018

This place is an exceptionally well run restaurant that can handle family groups, couples and anything in-between plus pets (outside only). The menu is solid, served well and presented well. The bar drinks are expertly made...I noticed martinis, mojitos and large glasses of wine at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Essess L
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September 5, 2018|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
We do not have Crab Legs, we do, however, have Frog Legs! View our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus on our website.
April 3, 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Seaside actually has a good amount of parking. Sometimes you just have to search a little further than the square. We hope to see you!
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
No sorry! Happy hour is from 4-6 daily. Hope to see you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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Grand Champion Executive Chef Jim Shirley opened Great Southern Cafe in 2006 in Seaside, FL. This casual restaurant fuses international cuisines with southern cooking using local produce from nearby farms and fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Here you will find great seafood, steaks, local vegetables, handmade burgers, southern-style breakfast, specialty drinks and so much more. Dine outside on the deck or inside for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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