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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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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“grits” (342 reviews)
“shrimp” (126 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with a group of friends, who recommended the shrimp and grits. Wow!! Outstanding! A large portion, and delicious. A beautiful little seaside town with good shops.

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

Thank you, Kate! We are so glad you loved it! Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Grab a table outside and most definitely order the Fried Green Tomatoes and Crab Cake appetizer! Peach crusted grouper was a hit! Salmon was perfectly cooked, the Steak Salad was delicious. Food was great - prices in line with other seafood restaurants in the area....More

Thank DianeG99
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review! We certainly LOVED reading it!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to the area for the last 10 years. We have become very familiar with the area and the restaurants. The Great Southern is always on the list. Once again we had a great experience. The service was excellent and the manger...More

Thank mwfowler11
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so very much! We are always so grateful to hear such nice things from our guests!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food, great drinks, great service, great atmosphere. Love the Gouda grits, mimosas, shrimp, fish of the day! You must go here!

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! So glad to hear you loved it!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great dinner here. The pecan-crusted grouper was particularly good. Generous serving sizes and reasonable prices for the area.

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

Thank you so much! We are glad to hear that everything was great!

Reviewed 3 days ago

My spouse and I love this place. The food is very good and the menu is quite varied. The raw oysters are fresh and their home brand hot sauce is very good. The prices are a little high but that is to be expected given...More

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

We thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you enjoy dining with us. We hope you will join us again soon! We do have an inside dining room if you want a more quiet experience. ;) Thanks again!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They are very busy and they don't care how rude they are to you. Their attitude is if you don't like it, go somewhere else because we've got plenty of business.More

Thank mike11whitney
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for your feedback. We are very disappointed to hear this and would like to get more information about your experience. If you could email our GM at Dan@thegreatsoutherncafe.com and let us know what happened, we will be able to get to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eat here! That is the short review about this local staple. We had dinner (arrive early or you will be in for a wait) and two brunches. The food, drinks, wait staff, everything was perfect! We felt like it was "our place" we ate there...More

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

And it doesn't get better than your review! Thank you for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I stopped in to the Cafe for a early lunch and we were not disappointed. Both my hubby and I enjoyed the Grits a Ya-Ya! It was recommended by our server. The outside seating was great and I loved that they offered...More

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

Thank you so very much! Your kind words made our day!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my second time to eat here and it was no less amazing the second time around. From appetizers to entrees, they don't slack on anything. They put some thought and some heart into these dishes. It will continue to be our "go to"...More

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

That is so nice to hear, Allison! We will be proud to be your "go to" place!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there additional parking
4 April 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!
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Kari J
Do you take reservations?
26 March 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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Andrea Z
What is included in the happy hour menu?
6 March 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Happy hour is daily from 4-6pm and includes half off wine by the glass and cocktails, $1 off beer and $10 [dozen] oysters. Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail