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83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
+1 850-231-7327
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08:00 - 21:30
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Glenwood Springs
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch after my daughter recommend this place. She found it on the line with great reviews. Jess took care of us. Great food "Shrimp and grits". Key lime pie out of bounds.....just saying.

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Dublin, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staying in Seacrest and wanted to venture out a bit for dinner tonight. Did some searches for Seaside and found Great Southern Cafe. It's a busy place but we only waited about 20 minutes for my family of five. Son had the shrimp and Mac and cheese and loved it. My wife and I had the mahi Mahi sandwich which... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to hit the Great Southern on every trip to 30A. Nice little bar to grab a drink while waiting for a table. They have outdoor dining that is great for people watching or you can go inside, if you're looking for something a little more peaceful. The food is always great! They put a southern spin on all... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was always busy during our long weekend in the Santa Rosa beach area. After we ate burgers, cheese grits, sweet potato fries, we know why! We sat on the covered patio and enjoyed perfectly cooked, very flavorful, grass-fed local burgers. Families, couples, young and old all gather here. Our server was very nice and appropriately attentive. Will definitely... More 

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texas
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went back for brunch because we enjoyed lunch so much the first time on our recent trip. The service was good both times. We went when there wasn't a wait. My lunch (a Mediterranean salad) was fabulous. Burger and fries got good marks also. A friend liked her crab cakes at lunch. I didn't enjoy my breakfast as much,... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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528 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to hang drink and eat while the kids torture somebody else.... nice selection of food and beers cold as ice. Not too crowded today but I've been here when it's an hour wait. The gumbo is out of this world good!!! Nice secenery, very good service too!! Will be back. Provably tomorrow 😄

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed dinner on our first night in town for spring break. We got there right before the dinner rush. Our wait was only around 30 minutes - which went by fast - you can walk around the shops surrounding the area and they will send you a text when your table is ready. It really worked out nicely. The... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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198 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in for our visit to Great Southern, which is a must visit every time we come to 30A! Once again we were amazed by the awesome food and superb service! We were there around brunch time so we had biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs with cheese, along with bloody Mary's and mimosas. Everything was served up fast and perfectly!... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited for 30 mins and could've had one of the food trucks quicker. Still wishing I went to the grilled cheese truck. Food here was just ok. Panko/ginger chicken was good. Fri s were good. But truly just average. I may have preferred if we'd been able to order from the breakfast ,end, but we were too late. Service was... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here for breakfast and dinner this week and both were wonderful. Friendly staff even during busy week of Spring Break. Typical wait is 45 mins but you're able to shop and wait for a text message. Highly recommend ShrimpYa Ya if you love shrimp and grits - the Gouda grits are amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?