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Cafe Thirty A

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Mon, 1/21
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Simple Greens - Joe's Mustard Sauce
Sherry Saffron Prince Edward Island Mussels
Sherry Saffron Broth - Tomatoes - Chiffonade of Basil - Baguette
Charcuterie Board
Proscuitto - Bresola - Finocchiona - Spiced Nuts - Griffin Tomme - Great Hill Blue Cheese
Tuna Poke Bowl
Sushi Rice - Seaweed Salad - Pickled Ginger - Avocado - Marinated Cucumbers - Shiitake Salad - Ponzu Sauce
Grilled Georgia Quail
Creamy Grits ~ Sage Fritter
Beef Carpaccio
Horseradish Ailoi ~ Roquette Greens ~ Caperberries ~ Truffle Vinaigrette
Fried Calamari
Artichoke Hearts ~ Olives ~ Banana Peppers ~ Roasted Garlic Aïoli ~ Strawberry Sweet & Sour
Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Lime ~ Cilantro
Arugula Salad
Shaved Pecorino - Toasted Pine Nuts - Lemon/Garlic Vinaigrette
Fried Oyster Spinach Salad
Applewood Smoked Bacon - Pickled Red Onion - Bacon Vinaigrette
Iceberg Wedge Salad
Bacon - Shaved Red Onions - Radishes - Oven Dried Tomatoes - Great Hills Blue Cheese Dressing
Roasted Red & Golden Beet Salad
Goat Cheese ~ Basil ~ Peppadews ~ Candied Pecans ~ Raspberry Vinaigrette
Honey Roasted Butternut Salad
Butter Lettuce - Spiced Pepitas - Grape Tomatoes - Dijon Sherry Vinaigrette
Classic Caesar Salad
Hearts of Romaine ~ House-Made Croutons~ Classic Caesar Dressing
Sesame‐Crusted Rare Yellowfin Tuna*
Pan­Seared - Asian Stir Fry - Wasabi - Infused Oils
Grilled Filet Mignot*
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes - Balsamic Grilled Jumbo Asparagus - Worcestershire Reduction
Maine Lobster in Paradise*
Truffled "Three Cheese" Mac - Crawfish Tails - Sweet Peas - Roasted Red Peppers
Grilled 10 oz Ribeye
Field Peas - Bacon - Tomato Concasse - Serrano - Charred Green Onion Vinaigrette
Pan Seared Scallops Linguini
Brandy Tomato Lobster Jus - Red Onions - Basil - Meyer Lemon - Parmesan
Panko Encrusted Flounder
Creamed Potatoes & Leeks - Broccolini - Thyme Infused Oil
Fire Roasted Snapper
Roasted Red Potatoes - Asparagus - Brandy Lobster Cream
Tandoori Salmon
Tandoori Rub - Jasmine Rice - Cucumber Sunomono - Snow Peas - Honey Raita
Braised Veal Cheek Pasta
Handmade Pappardelle Pasta - Onions - Mushrooms - Tomatoes - Cream - Red Pepper Flakes
Margherita Pizza
Oven Dried Garlic Tomatoes - Fresh Basil - Mozzarella
Italian Pizza
Salami - Pepperoni - Bacon - Red Onions - Banana Peppers - Mozzarella - Red Sauce
Capicola Flatbread
Shaved Red Onions - Cured Black Olives - White Truffle Oil - Parmesan - Arugula
Bacon & Olive Pizza
Garlic Confit - Lardons - Red Sauce - Red Onions - Olives - Mozzarella
Sautéed Jumbo Lump Crab
Grilled or Pan-Seared Shrimp
Truffled Mac 'n' Cheese & Crawfish
Café Thirty-­A's Famous Creamy Grits
Vegetable du Jour
Pan Seared Lobster Tail
William Hill Chardonnay 2017
Valdez Chardonnay 2016
Crossbarn Chardonnay 2016
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Orin Swift Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Stella Pinot Grigio 2017
Lange Pinot Gris 2017
Dr. Loosen "Gray Slate" Riesling 2016
Miraval Rose 2016
North Valley by Soter Pinot Noir 2015
Café Thirty-A is a casual fine-dining restaurant featuring grilled and fire roasted seafood, meats and poultry, wood-oven pizza, vegetarian fare and hedonistic, "architectural" desserts. The menu changes daily according to availability of ingredients. Fine wines and cocktails--including a creative menu of the best martinis in the area--complement the meal. The ambiance is open, casual, "islandy," yet sophisticated, with vaulted ceilings, upside-down market umbrellas, hand painted chairs, intimate lighting and half-wall dividers creating the atmosphere. Patrons often state, "It just makes you feel good to walk in here!" It's a fun, happening place to dine - with impeccable, yet unpretentious,
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although the white table cloths might indicate upscale dining that is not hospitable, it’s quite the contrary. The server was knowledgeable and personable. He offered his opinion without pressure and suggested some delectable dishes. Wine list is extensive.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank robinm699
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had another excellent meal yesterday at one of our favorite local restaurants. The food was up to standard and our server, Jennifer, was amazing!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank suprmbeast8
Reviewed 5 days ago

when visiting the coast the first thing you think about is seafood, quality fresh seafood. Talk to your server and ask what is fresh within 24 hours :)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank atheenamartinez
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cafe ThirtyA is good year around. We tend to eat there on special occasions or when having visitors to the area. It has never disappointed us. It is very high quality dining while maintaining a good atmosphere. It is a white table cloth restaurant, but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Taxhogsdad
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is our special dinner on every trip to the 30A area at least five times a year. Only four of us this trip and the day after New Years so maybe the staff wasn't up to speed both wait and culinary. Still very good...More

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

This is still one of my favorite restaurants on 30A. We have dined there numerous times throughout the year, as we have houses on 30A and always seem to find ourselves there on New Years Day. This year it fell on a Tuesday, so martini...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tresca44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two for one entrees between 5 and 6 pm. I had the lobster tails with crawfish and mac n cheese. My wife had the ribeye cooked perfectly. Both were excellent and we got excellent service from Rob (Robert V). The lobster bisque was excellent also....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank faulkner2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a 9PM reservation for dinner over holidays. Food was great. All of it. Fish, steak, all of it spectacular. Hav3 eaten many meals at restaurants between Destin and Panama City; Hands down, best meal. Period!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This is a great place to eat and highly recommend going for the early bird. As locals it can get expensive eating out. This is not a cheap restaurant yet it can be affordable if you do it right. If you have children go EARLY...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jana T
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed November 30, 2018

We recently had to have a reception following a funeral. Cafe 30A was great. They did all they could to help us. We greatly, greatly appreciate their compassion and help. The food was excellent as was the service --even though we arrived very early. Many...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kerry P
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Our thoughts are with you and your family. Thank you, Kerry.

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August 27, 2017|
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Response from 2widows | Reviewed this property |
at the bar
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April 20, 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Hello! We offer BOGO every day from 5-6PM. You need to make a reservation, as it fills up quick! There are only a few entrees you can't order. If you look at our menu on our website, you will see stars * next to items that... More
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Harriet C | Property representative |
Yes, it's "resort casual."
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