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Our Guide to Restaurant Reservations On 30A

24 Apr 2023
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Restaurants that accept reservations are few and far between on 30A. To make your getaway even more seamless, we have compiled a list of our tried-and-true 30A favorites that accept reservations. For those that want to enjoy their favorite restaurants from the comfort of their 30A rental, we have included restaurants that make to-go orders a breeze! 

Reservations Gladly Accepted:


For an exclusive experience, head off 30A a few miles to Ambrosia located in WaterSound Origins. With great drinks and prime seafood and steaks, Ambrosia is the perfect date night escape while on vacation!

Old Florida Fish House

If you’ve ever driven by Old Florida Fish House’s expansive restaurant and outdoor space on a busy night in the summer, you know it is well loved by visitors and locals alike. This family-friendly eatery is a hard one to get into on a busy night, so be sure to get your reservation early so you aren’t waiting for hours on end!

Blue Mabel

For a unique restaurant experience, head to Blue Mountain Beach’s Blue Mabel! This family-friendly restaurant brings soul-filled flavors to 30A. Indulge in 16-hour smoked brisket and bourbon braised pork belly. Anything on their menu is top-notch and is a must try during your next visit!

Local’s Note: Blue Mabel is a personal favorite for the Royal team and is even where we held our annual Christmas party for a few years!

The Citizen at Alys Beach

The next time you’re on vacation, grab your favorite group (parties of 8 or larger are able to make reservations) and indulge in a unique and delicious restaurant experience at the Citizen at Alys Beach.

Café Thirty-A

With the slogan of being “consistently delicious since 1995,” Café Thirty-A is a favorite for many that visit our beaches year after year. This well-oiled machine operates on reservations only, so be sure to get yours early!

Local’s Note: Café Thirty-A features a great daily deal. From 4:30–5 pm, buy any entrée at regular price and get a second of equal or lesser value half off.

Surfing Deer

If you’re searching for an upscale meal on 30A, head over to Surfing Deer! Be sure to start with the clothesline bacon and the pimento cheese hush puppies (the truffle fries are also hard to beat!).

Local’s Note: Surfing Deer is a personal favorite for the Royal team and is even where we held our annual Christmas party this past year!

Basmati’s Asian Cuisine

One of our best local secrets is Basmati’s Asian Cuisine in Blue Mountain Beach! Basmati’s has been serving mouthwatering sushi and delicious entrees to 30A beach goers for more than 20 years.

The Perfect Pig

With locations in WaterColor, Gulf Place, and Seagrove Beach, The Perfect Pig is sure to be a crowd pleaser for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can’t go wrong with the blackened grouper tacos, or the barbecue glazed salmon.

Bud and Alleys

Featuring one of the best views on 30A, Bud and Alleys serves delicious small plates and entrees. Enjoy great food accompanied by breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf. Whether you’re dining in or enjoying a refreshing drink on the rooftop bar, Bud and Alleys is sure to be a hit.

The Bay

Just off 30A, The Bay overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay and has great views, outdoor seating complete with a beach that’s perfect for children, and an array of delicious dishes. If your calendar allows it, dine at The Bay on Wednesdays, and enjoy a beach bonfire and great live music.


No Hassle To-Go:

After a long day on the beach, the thought of waiting 2+ hours for a table at your favorite local restaurant can seem like a daunting task. Below we have gathered a list of our favorite restaurants (that are most likely yours too) that make it easy to grab your favorite food to-go.

Seagrove Village Market

With a to-go window located just to the side of the Seagrove Village Market’s parking lot, they make it incredibly easy to grab a mouthwatering po boy or fried shrimp basket.

Local’s Note: Seagrove Village Market will soon be opening their second location on Highway 98 beside Publix at WaterSound Origins.

Amici and Amigos

Whether you’re looking for Mexican or Italian delicacies, these two restaurants are side-by-side and are a family-friendly favorite.

Local’s Note: In just a few short months, Amici and Amigos will be opening a carryout window next door to the two restaurants in 30Avenue.


Nanbu in Grayton Beach offers Japanese eats with a southern flair and is one of our favorite local secrets. The next time you are here, be sure to try their daily selection of dumplings and pork belly steamed buns as an appetizer and the miso pork ramen as an entree!

Pizza Bar and Taco Bar at Seaside

Whether you’re looking for delicious pizza or tasty tacos, these two restaurants are right across from each other and are a great family-friendly option. Grab your favorite items and head over to the Seaside green area for a great picnic.

Angelina’s Pizzeria and Pasta

With a side entrance for to-go orders, Angelina’s is a no-sweat option for a delicious Italian meal during your next getaway!

Mi Casita Mexican Grill

This Royal lunch favorite features delicious street tacos and various other Mexican food. The best part? Orders are typically ready in 5 minutes!

Bruno’s Pizza

Located right outside of the WaterSound gate, Bruno’s pizza features interesting/delectable toppings as well as your favorite classics.

Local’s Note: Be sure to try the WaterSound (barbecue chicken) and Prominence (taco) pizzas!

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a great night out on 30A or take advantage of quality time in your rental home, 30A offers endless options for easy access to some of your favorite restaurants!


Whether you’re searching for a home complete with a private pool, pet-friendly options, elevator access, or Gulf Front properties, we have the perfect home for your group. Stay in a 30A vacation rental with gorgeous interiors and relaxing bedrooms. You can even find properties that feature rooftop decks with panoramic views of 30A!