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Cafe Thirty A

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3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Somerset Bridge Rd.)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cafe Thirty A has consistently great food and excellent service. Max has been our waiter for the past two visits and did an excellent job taking care of us. You need to try the oyster spinach salad and the lobster tail. Both are excellent.

Thank Stephen C
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two of us enjoyed an early dinner at Cafe Thirty A. Our server was spot on with recommendations. We loved the arugula salad, crab cakes and lobster Mac and cheese. Finished the meal with the creme brûlée. While we didn't take advantage of the 5-6 p.m. 2 for 1 special, imagine most others did. Will return and would highly recommend!

Thank KMfromMA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love great food when we travel and Cafe Thirty A did not disappoint! The service, the atmosphere and the food made for an amazing experience. I always look for redfish on menus because it's probably my favorite and this dish was spot on! My wife's filet was too notch and she a didn't really use her knife very much.... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful evening. Our waiter, Charles C., ensured that all our needs and wants were attended to. As notoriously picky eaters, my wife and I are, for lack of a better word, finicky. We know what we want and expect. Especially from a pricey upscale restaurant such as Cafe Thirty-A. So to say the least, we were pleasantly and... More 

Thank Yarbz
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter evening meal- we took our 8 year old daughter. Staff accommodated her food wishes. Our meal was excellent- we split a ceasar salad and the lobster mac-n-cheese. This dish never disappoints. Banana beignets to finish off our meal.

Thank W. T. S
Sandestin, Florida
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A restaurant that's more like a home in Newport Beach, bright and cheerful, reasonable sized dining rooms, and tables well set for guests. Light and airy when we went for an early dinner one April evening. We ate on an enclosed porch, the only issue being the width of the porch. Just wide enough for a table for 4 along... More 

Thank gnmcewen
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Thirty A ...is always a favorite!! They have some great entree choices which are usually excellent. They have a buy one get one free up to 6pm each have day...which is great if you are on a budget. We understand they have a new chef..which means they have so.e new choices along with some of the old favorites. Be... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best time to go is early! You get great discounts! My favorite spot to grab dinner is at the bar. They have a great selection and the service was and usually is always is spot ON! My husband ordered the lobster and I had the Cobia... Save some room for dessert!

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Roswell, Georgia
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've only given very good remarks in the past after visiting Cafe Thirty A. The atmosphere is great. The food is consistently very good...BUT...we made reservations to take advantage of the Buy 1 / Get 1...and the waiter said that we could not make any substitutions...Chef's Orders...and he would not even ask! I wanted Green Beans instead of Asparagus with... More 

Thank Triplejatlanta
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner here so much on Friday evening that we returned for an even more delightful meal tonight. The dishes are creative and fresh, using a lot of local foods. Over the two nights we tried the crab cake, tuna poke, spinach salad with fried oysters, and the quail with creamy grits as starters. Every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
    (Somerset Bridge Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 18502312166
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, service.
Recent and ongoing awards are: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award, North American Restaurant Association Five-Star Award of Excellence, NW Florida Daily News “Restaurant of the Year.”
Private dining for 25-80 is available upstairs in the Fishbone

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