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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%
Travellers talk about
“gouda grits” (50 reviews)
“shrimp” (147 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 9:30 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed happy hour here with $5 cocktails followed up by a very southern dinner. Enjoyed all of the different vegetables as well as the pimento cheese. Pork chop was amazing as was the fried shrimp.

Thank loganwhales
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did lunch/snack to let storm pass. Since not prime meal time did get seated fairly fast. Ordering took a little time but long wait for food to come. Very noisy and echoes in front left room so hard to talk. Several burgers with sweet potato...More

Thank BellaVistaJim
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a neat little place. Great food. We went for dinner and were seated immediately. I am sure it's hard to get into during high season. Give it a try!

Thank karentrips2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

The only negative was the lack of parking. I can't fault the restaurant for that. Lots of choices and we all three had different selections and all were pleased with our meals. I plan on returning again when I am in this area.

Thank ThomasJAdams
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my husband and I had the Seafood Celebration. This was our second visit and we probably will not return. Oysters were fried but were soggy and barely browned. I had fried green tomatoes which are usually my favorite but were also soggy and topped...More

Thank CLPwaterbaby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for breakfast with six of us and enjoyed the outdoor seating. Everyone had something different and each enjoyed their meal. The only down side would be the scrambled eggs seemed just like the scrambled eggs you get in the morning at motels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beau was a great server, we arrived late and only waited a few minutes to be seated. Started with pimento cheese app, hubs had fried shrimp with fries, fried okra n hush puppies-more food than he could eat, shrimp were very good. I had grilled...More

Thank BeachbumAggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe our favorite place to eat on 30A. The grits a ya-ya (grits and shrimp)are phenomenal, so I sometimes have difficulty trying something else. But everything I've eaten there has been terrific. It's a particularly good place to eat lunch, as they have smaller (but...More

Thank gbixler11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great meal at the Great Southern Cafe. A must visit in Seaside. Shrimp and Grits is to die for!

Thank Renee608_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually went there for the Oysters on the Half Shell special they have from 4 to 6 each day. We added and shared a seafood combination meal that had fried oysters, shrimp, crawfish, and shrimp. The food was delicious, the service was the best!!...More

Thank FrogMuskogee
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Questions & Answers
4 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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!
Kari J
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!
Andrea Z
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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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