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Cafe Thirty A

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American, Seafood, Contemporary
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3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Somerset Bridge Rd.)
18502312166
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17:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my extended family literally to the wrong restaurant thinking it was Café Thirty A, that I experienced last visit. I asked to be excused from our reservation when I realized I made a mistake and we left for Café Thirty A. Boy, am I glad we did. Embarrassing to leave a restaurant but Café Thirty A is worth... More 

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Thank HTBMartin
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food and nice people! Eat there every time I'm at Seaside. Very good service and prices are reasonable.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always visit when Im in the area, its one place I would recommend and visit more than once, staff are friendly and knowledgable and the food is yummy.

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Thank Carolyn K
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best restaurants in the area. On the pricey side, but it is fabulous food. Everything on 30A is expensive, but at least this food is good and the service is good. For us it's a special occasion place.

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Thank Joanne W
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Wonderful review! Thank you so much! More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the four course thanksgiving Day lunch with my wife and we were blown away!! The beef tenderloin was on point and the turkey was tender and had a magnificent flavor! Can't wait to try this place again

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Thank Vhodges30
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

You made our day! Thank you for your kind words! More 

Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must to eat on 30A. Excellent food. Excellent wine list. Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere. We would go back in a second.

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Thank Karen1949622
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you, Karen! It always makes our day to hear such lovely things from a guest. We look forward to serving you again very soon! More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food. We prefer the bar because of the noise factor, but the dining ,the service and the overall experience is top of the line quality.

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Thank Ann F
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review! We are so glad you love Cafe Thirty-A and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Roswell, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, to give credit where it's due - a FANTASTIC wine list - worthy of any fine dining restaurant in any metro area in the country. Regarding the food, my wife got the Steak à Poivre and I got the Grouper, and since it was between 5 and 6 PM, we got both for $36, instead of $36 each, which... More 

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Thank Donald W
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Hi Donald, Thank you for your feedback. We sent a note to your wife as well. We are sorry to hear you had a less than great experience and won't be back. We strive for excellence with each and every guest and we were very disappointed to hear we fell short of that mark. We are happy to discuss with... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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216 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wouldn't pay the full price for the dinners but the half price deal was worth it. We got there a little before 5 so went to the bar to enjoy a champagne. They have an amazing selection of wines and we got a bottle of the Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches for dinner. The bartender was very unfriendly and... More 

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you had a less than great experience and won't be back. We strive for excellence with each and every guest and we were very disappointed to hear we fell short of that mark. We are happy to discuss with you further if you would like to email us.... More 

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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting and great food. My Aunt used to love this place and we still enjoy coming here. Customer service and quality of the meal makes it worth the trip.

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Thank Shannyn S
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We love hearing from our guests! Please join us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
    (Somerset Bridge Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 18502312166
Description
Café Thirty-A is a casual fine-dining restaurant featuring grilled and fire roasted seafood, meats and poultry, wood-oven pizza, vegetarian fare and hedonistic, "architectural" desserts. The menu changes daily according to availability of ingredients. Fine wines and cocktails--including a creative menu of the best martinis in the area--complement the meal.

The ambiance is open, casual, "islandy," yet sophisticated, with vaulted ceilings, upside-down market umbrellas, hand painted chairs, intimate lighting and half-wall dividers creating the atmosphere. Patrons often state, "It just makes you feel good to walk in here!" It's a fun, happening place to dine - with impeccable, yet unpretentious, service.
Recent and ongoing awards are: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award, North American Restaurant Association Five-Star Award of Excellence, NW Florida Daily News “Restaurant of the Year.”
Private dining for 25-80 is available upstairs in the Fishbone

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