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Here Are the Best Restaurants Along 30A
| Friday, December 1, 2017


It’s no secret that 30A is home to beautiful beaches, but did you know that it also boasts world-class restaurants? From cozy cafes to fine dining, there are hundreds of excellent dining options to choose from. It can be difficult to decide where to start first! We have combed through all of the beach communities and hand-selected the best restaurants along 30A to recommend to you. Make sure you dine at a few of them during your stay with us.

The following are just a few dining ideas to get you started. If you would like a complete list of the best restaurants along 30A, be sure to download our complimentary vacation guide. It’s full of information about the best attractions, entertainment, and activities in South Walton.

Top 10 Restaurants in 30A

No matter where you dine on 30A, expect to tantalize your taste buds with mouthwatering dishes so good, you’ll want seconds! Dig into the catch of the day at one of the Gulf’s best seafood restaurants, or savor the latest creations at the tapas bar. From fine dining to casual eateries, here are some of the best restaurants along 30A:

1. Goatfeathers Seafood Restaurant

If you are craving fresh seafood, you’ll definitely want to stop at Goatfeathers Restaurant on Santa Rosa Beach. Their menu features fresh scallops, oysters, grouper, shrimp, fish of the day, and more. If you don’t have time to dine in, their seafood markets on Santa Rosa Beach and Seagrove Beach serve up fresh catches to go!

2. Vue on 30A

Would you like to enjoy dinner and a view? Make sure to stop by Vue on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Named “Best Waterfront Dining” by Florida Travel + Life Magazine, this restaurant is one of the best places to watch the sunset. With a wide range of delicious cuisine, their menu is sure to please any palate.  Vue on 30A is open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour throughout the week, as well as Sunday brunch.

3. Cafe Tango 30A

Nestled between Gulf Place and Blue Mountain Beach, this hidden gem is one of 30A’s best-kept-secrets. Their menu features European-inspired fare with authentic Spanish and Mediterranean flavors. It’s the perfect choice for a romantic evening out with your special someone.

4. Stinky’s Fish Camp

When it comes to the best restaurants along 30A, few places can compare to Stinky’s Fish Camp. Located in Dune Allen, this seafood restaurant is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. They are most famous for their oysters, fresh daily specials, and Gulf-to-table seafood. The line to get in may be a long one, but the wait is definitely worth it.

5. Bud and Alley’s

When you hear Seaside’s vintage bell ring at dusk, it’s time to head over to Bud and Alley’s for a meal you won’t soon forget. This waterfront restaurant is a Florida Trend magazine Golden Spoon Hall of Fame award winner. Once you try the delicious creations on their menu, you will see why this is one of the best restaurants in Seaside, FL!

6. Great Southern Cafe

Great Southern Cafe in Santa Rosa Beach, FL is another one of our favorites. Southern cuisine takes on an international flair in this cozy cafe, and many of their ingredients are locally-sourced. We recommend their world-famous Grits a Ya Ya, which is so good that it is served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

7. Edward’s Fine Food & Wine

If you are searching for restaurants in Rosemary Beach, Edward’s should be at the top of your list! This fine dining restaurant offers a casual atmosphere and coastal cuisine. Their intimate courtyard offers a romantic setting to rendezvous over dinner and drinks.

8. La Crema

Both a tapas and chocolate shop, La Crema on Rosemary Beach offers the best of both worlds. This bright cafe serves a delicious array of Spanish small plates, decadent chocolate treats, and a great selection of wine and other drinks. The welcoming ambiance invites guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy great conversation.

9. Pizza by the Sea

While there are many excellent WaterColor restaurants to choose from, Pizza by the Sea is routinely voted by fans the “Best Pizza on 30A.” With a fun and family-friendly atmosphere, this is one restaurant that you don’t want to miss. In addition to pizza, you can order sandwiches, Italian cuisine, salads, and more. We also appreciate that they give back to the community by supporting non-profit organizations.  

10. The Perfect Pig Grill and Fish House

Not your average BBQ joint, The Perfect Pig is every food enthusiasts dream! Voted one of the hottest spots on 30A, this bistro is known for their gourmet Southern food and relaxed setting. Make sure to try their signature pulled-pork sandwich, applewood smoked bacon, and inventive cocktails.

Plan Your Perfect South Walton Beach Vacation

Now that you know all of the best restaurants along 30A, it’s time to start planning your trip! If you are ready to escape to the Gulf’s sugar-white beaches, we invite you to stay with Royal Destinations. Our luxurious homes and condos are just minutes from all of the best restaurants, shopping, and beaches on 30A. No matter which accommodations you choose, we guarantee that your stay will be an unforgettable one.

Just steps away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, Once Upon a Tide is the perfect choice for your next family vacation on Rosemary Beach. No detail is overlooked in this fabulous home, which features a gourmet kitchen, spacious accommodations, and top-notch amenities. With room fo4 14 guests, Seaside Serenity is another excellent option. Located in Seagrove, you can enjoy a private pool, private beach access, and endless relaxation.  Contact us to book your perfect South Walton beach vacation. We look forward to hearing which 30A restaurant is your favorite!

 



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