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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a nice beach restaurant, look no further. We enjoy hitting the buy one get one free special from 5-6 each day. This last time, we had cobia, lobster with mac and cheese, and NY strip. The cobia was very good, but a small portion. The lobster and NY strip were excellent and a nice size. The... More 

Thank Susanne E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great meal and had excellent service! Many people have told us we should go there and we loved it. I am gluten free and they had no problem making small change stop my order for me. Great place!!!

Thank Andrea R
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe 30A is where you go to have to reserved seating when there are few places that allow that. This is an upscale restaurant that serves excellent food and has excellent service. Valet parking is offered which is unheard of at most restaurants. Give it a try, you won't regret it. We loved it so much before I moved here... More 

Thank Celia K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the best seafood outing we had during our two weeks on Santa Rosa Beach. The 2 for 1 from 5-6 pm can't be missed. Service, preparation and quality are impeccable. Be sure to have the beet salad. They split it for free too. An epicurean delight!

Thank unterseher
Alabama USA
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138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many places on the coast don't take reservations so it's nice to find a really good place that does. My wife and I went just before a 6 pm reservation so we were able to order the 2 for 1 entrees. We had entrees of lobster and redfish. The lobster was served in a newberg style with 3 broiled... More 

Thank Clovernookwilly
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here on our first visit to Seaside about 15 years ago. We return every visit. It is still wonderful and I love walking into that restaurant. It looks like a beautiful beach home. The food is always delicious. The last few years we have taken advantage of their 5-6PM buy one/get one. We stay in Seagrove Beach... More 

Thank LindainOhio
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you for your loyal business and excellent review. It's so nice to hear from our guests. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant with four friends for dinner. They have a Friday special where you can buy one entree and get the second one free. The deal is limited to 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The food is excellent and is generally fairly expensive, so this is the time to go to get value for your money.

Thank Geezer869
Harriet C, Owner at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very nice review. I just wanted to let you know that the BOGO special is available from 5 to 6 every night of the week and not limited to Friday. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed a family reunion dinner here for 8 adults. My only genuine complaint was the acoustics -- it was very noisy. However, there was an energetic vibe to the place and the food was worth the price. Our group mostly took advantage of the local seafood, but one had Georgia quail which she really enjoyed. I will definitely... More 

Thank Mary B
Selmer, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Cafe 30 A and we were impressed to say the least! The crab cakes were among the best and the red fish was perfect! The banana beignets were over the top delicious! Service was second to none! Definitely recommend!

Thank daryl h
Collierville, Tennessee
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We went to this restaurant for half price margaritas on a Thursday night. The bar area was full so we sat at a table in the restaurant. We didn't know that you couldn't get half price drinks at the tables. I ordered a chicken dish and my hubby ordered pizza. His pepperoni pizza was awesome! My chicken dish was fair.... More 

Thank Lynette L
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate your feedback and hope you will join us again so we can have another chance to impress you! 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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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