30A Restaurant Guide

No getaway is complete without sampling the local cuisine. The 100+ restaurants sprinkled across the beach communities along Highway 30A offer everything a vacationer could want. Consider it an adventure for your taste buds!

Let our 30A Restaurant Guide steer you in the right direction. Whether your preference is casual bars or gourmet fine-dining establishments, you can’t go wrong eating and drinking your way through the best restaurants on 30A.

Inlet Beach Restaurants

Some of the best restaurants on 30A are just minutes from the Latitudes and Attitudes beach house.

Shades Bar & Grill

Shades Bar & Grill has been part of the 30A scene for more than two decades. Featuring seafood, bar food and American cuisine at reasonable prices (think $10 to $25 average), this casual sports bar with indoor and outdoor seating options is a great place to watch the game, celebrate a special occasion or go out with a group.

The restaurant can accommodate dining preferences and dietary restrictions, with vegetarian- and vegan-friendly choices as well as gluten-free options, so there’s something for everyone.

Locals and visitors alike rave about the nachos, fish tacos, burgers, salads and beer. Check out their daily specials Monday through Thursday or their Happy Hour deals every weekday.

Where to Find It
10952 E County Hwy 30A
Inlet Beach, FL 32413
1-850-231-9410
Website

When to Go
Open for lunch, dinner and late-night drinks and snacks
11 a.m. to 1 a.m., 7 days a week

Tim Creehan’s Cuvee 30A

Fine-dining establishment Cuvee 30A is the flagship restaurant of celebrity chef Tim Creehan. Cuvee 30A offers a mix of seafood, bar food, American and fusion cuisine (with gluten-free options) alongside an extensive and award-winning wine list. Try favorite dishes such as the filet, prime rib and venison steak (and save room for dessert!).

With average prices in the $20 to $40 range, you can expect a somewhat higher-end meal here and an atmosphere to go with it, though the casual dress code means you can enjoy your dinner without worrying what to wear. The restaurant is perfect for a romantic night out or a special occasion. Find a seat in the bar at Happy Hour to enjoy live music and discounted food and drinks.

Where to Find It
30Avenue
12805 US Highway 98 E
Suite D101
Inlet Beach, FL 32461-9630
1-850-909-0111
Website

When to Go 
Evenings only
Opens daily at 5:00 p.m.

amici 30A Italian Kitchen

If you’re looking for delicious and authentic pizza and pasta dishes, look no further than the Inlet Beach Italian restaurant, amici 30A. This relative newcomer, opened in 2016, has quickly become an area favorite for its crispy brick-oven Neapolitan pizzas, fresh pastas and sharable small-plate appetizers (gluten-free options available).

The massive 2,600 square foot restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating options, including a lively bar, open-air patio, family-style dining tables and rooms for private events. Don’t miss the sights, sounds and scents of food being cooked to order in the restaurant’s energetic and aromatic exhibition kitchen.  

Where to Find It 
30Avenue
12805 US Highway 98 E
Suite R101
Inlet Beach, FL 32461-9630
1-850-909-0555
Website

When to Go 
Lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night dining
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Happy Hour: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Dinner: 4 p.m. to 11p.m.

Big Bad Breakfast

Big Bad Breakfast is a small chef-inspired chain casual restaurants that focuses on the most important meal of the day. What better way to do that than creating delicious classic and specialty breakfast favorites, plus a full bar known for its outstanding mimosa, bloody Mary and Irish coffee.

If you’ve been to one of the six Big Bad Breakfast locations across the U.S. before, you might already know that it serves delicious breakfast favorites like fried eggs, omelets, scrambles, pancakes and waffles as well as lunch sandwiches, wraps and burgers – and that you can get anything on the menu no matter what time you go.

What you might not know is that the 30A location offers unique specialties you can’t find at other Big Bad Breakfast restaurants. These delicious beach-inspired meals include shrimp and grits, a “Hangtown style” fried Gulf oysters scramble and a “Riviera” skillet made with jumbo lump blue crabmeat. (Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu options are available.)

Where to Find It
10711 East Highway 30A
Inlet Beach, FL 32416
1-850-532-6952
Website
When to Go
Breakfast and lunch
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Freshii

Part of a fast-casual chain with hundreds restaurants across the globe, Freshii is the perfect place for a healthy bite to eat in Inlet Beach. Known for their breakfast options, frozen yogurt, smoothies, juices, salads, soups, wraps and burritos, Freshii prides itself on offering innovative and convenient health food options. (Vegan and vegetarian menu options are available.)

Locals and visitors alike rave about the Ranchero Breakfast Burrito, the Recoverii smoothie and the Mexican-inspired Oaxaca bowl. Takeout and delivery options are available. Everything here is made with fresh ingredients, and as an added bonus, the restaurant’s environmentally-conscious practices help to protect the very beaches that bring folks flocking to visit or live along Scenic 30A.

Where to Find It
30Avenue
12805 US Highway 98 E
Inlet Beach, FL 32461-9630
1-850-213-2313
Website

When to Go
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

The Terrace Restaurant

No Inlet Beach dining guide is complete without including the Terrace Restaurant, a local hidden gem offering amazing seafood dishes. The restaurant was founded in 1990 by New York-trained chef Thomas Kindos and his wife, Katherine, and Chef Thom remains the executive chef even today.

Despite the casual, down-home atmosphere, the food here is anything but routine. Seafood, including grouper, fried shrimp, calamari and fried lobster, are fan favorites. Diners also rave about the lamb chops, filet, bread, salad and desserts. Guests also enjoy a full bar, complete with martini menu including more than a dozen types of martinis.

As in other fine-dining establishments, advance reservations are recommended. The Terrace Restaurant has a resort-casual dress code. Entrees are cooked to order, with average prices in the range of $25 to $40.

Where to Find It
13741 US Highway 98
Inlet Beach, FL 32413
1-850-231-5202
Website

When to Go
Dinner only, Tuesdays through Saturdays
Open 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday
Open 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
(Closed Sunday and Monday)

Barbacoa Mexican Grill 30A

Good news, taco-lovers: you’ll find one of the best 30A Mexican restaurants right here in Inlet Beach. The Inlet Beach restaurant is one of three Barbacoa locations in Florida (plus 11 more across Utah). At this fast-casual restaurant, your personalized burrito, taco, salad or even soup will be made to order to contain all of your Tex-Mex favorites – and nothing but your favorites! Favorite dishes here include the signature honey sweet pork, chicken nachos, enchilada-style burritos and wrapped tacos.

The build-your-own style makes the restaurant vegetarian-friendly, and gluten-free options are available. The restaurant serves alcohol, complete with draft beers on tap. Barbacoa Mexican Grill uses fresh, natural, non-processed ingredients in all its dishes for the best taste. The average price is in the $3 to $9 range.

Where to Find It 
30Avenue
12805 Highway 98 East
Suite T101
Inlet Beach, FL 32413
1-850-909-0123
Website

When to Go 
Lunch and dinner
Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

30A Cookies & Cream’s Great American Cookie and Marble Slab Creamery

Vacation is no time to skimp on dessert! 30A Cookies & Cream offers a sweet duo of desserts with Great American Cookie and Marble Slab Creamery. The ice cream is made fresh on-site from cream produced at local dairies, and guests can choose unlimited free toppings mixed into their ice cream on marble stone slabs. The cookies, too, are made fresh daily and include gluten-free options. Stop by for a delicious dessert to top off your day at the beach, or pick up a handcrafted ice cream cake or cookie cake to share with the whole family or celebrate a special occasion.

Where to Find It
30Avenue
12805 US Highway 98 E
Suite R102
Inlet Beach, FL 32413
1-850-909-0405
Website

When to Go 
Afternoon and evening
Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

30A Burger

This fast-food burger joint owned by celebrity chef Tim Creehan (owner of Cuvee 30A) is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat while shopping or between a dip in the pool and an afternoon at the beach. The laid-back, fast-casual setting is a hit with kids and adults alike. Guests love the signature quarter-pound 30A Burger made with fresh beef on a deliciously soft bun (gluten-free options available) and the thin-cut crispy onion rings. Enjoy a classic or spiked handspun milkshake or wash down your burger with beer or wine.

Where to Find It
30Avenue
12805 US Highway 98 E
Suite E101
Inlet Beach, FL 32461-9631
1-850-909-0600
Website

When to Go 
Lunch and dinner
Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily


Seacrest Beach Restaurants

Crabby Steve’s

By far one of the top restaurants on 30A is Crabby Steve’s in Seacrest Beach. Enjoy amazing seafood, bar food and daily specials right on the beach. The gorgeous location makes Crabby Steve’s a hidden gem where locals – and the few in-the-know visitors who find their way there – can drink a top-shelf margaritas and munch on the catch of the day in a casual atmosphere, surrounded by the perfect natural ambiance of the Gulf. (Vegetarian options available.)

Read our review of Crabby Steve’s!

Where to Find It
10254 E County Highway 30A
Seacrest Beach, FL 32461-7155
850-231-0999
Website

When to Go
Lunch and dinner
Open 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily

La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar

La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar, Seacrest Beach, FL

Another flavorful 30A Mexican restaurant, La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar is an award-winning Latin-inspired sit-down restaurant. What’s better than a taco? How about eight varieties of tacos, all made with the freshest ingredients. Whet your appetite with a starter like La Cocina’s signature Lobster Quesadilla, the guajilla-honey-glazed Blistered Shishito Peppers, or 30A-style guacamole. You can’t go wrong with classic Mexican dishes like fajitas and burritos, or enjoy the local catch of the day. Guests rave about the chips and salsa. Visit the full bar for house-made mojitos, margaritas made with fresh-squeezed limes or the made-to-order white or red sangria with seasonal fruits, deemed by some “the best sangria ever.” With vegetarian-friendly, vegan and gluten-free options and a kids’ menu, there’s something for everyone here.

Where to Find It
10343 East Hwy 30A
Bldg C
Unit 116
Seacrest Beach, FL 32413
1-850-231-4021
Website

When to Go 
Lunch and dinner
Open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner
Open 11:30 a.m. through 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Reservations are not accepted, but you’ll find that the feed, drinks and experience are worth the wait.

Seacrest Sundries

Inside the Seacrest Sundries market is a popular café and restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch dishes under pun-ny names that are sure to make you smile. Get your day started right with the “Flip-Flop Flap Jacks” or one the breakfast “Sand”wiches made with a fried egg, cheese and your choice of breakfast meat served on your pick of 5 types of delicious bread. Enjoy fresh coffee or tea, live it up with a mimosa or bloody Mary. For lunch, enjoy a made-to-order “Sand”wich, the “Here, Fishy, Fishy” grouper meal or addictive, secret-recipe, made-from-scratch “crack” chicken salad sandwich. Wash your meal down with beer or wine, sold by the glass. Locals and vacationers alike can expect a warm welcome from owner Beje McCall.

Where to Find It
10343 E Co Hwy 30A
Suite F108
Seacrest Beach, FL 32461-6942
1-850-588-4860
Website

When to Go 
Breakfast and lunch
Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day except Wednesday

Pizza by the Sea-Seacrest Beach

Repeatedly voted “Best Pizza on 30A” as a winner of the annual 30A Hot Spots Awards numerous times, Pizza by the Sea is a family-friendly casual restaurant with four locations. What makes this well-loved dining establishment’s pizza stand out? It starts with a thin but soft made-to-order crust of fresh pizza dough baked directly on the surface of the stone oven. Top with their famous pizza sauce (or, if you prefer, a garlic, barbecue or buffalo sauce), authentic Italian Grande cheese and premium meats and veggies. Try customer favorites like the Kickin’ Chicken, Rabbit Food, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Great White or Quadruple Bypass pizzas, or build your own. You’ll also find salads, sandwiches, pastas and breadsticks on the menu, which happens to include vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free food options.

Where to Find It 
10343 East County Highway 30A
Seacrest Beach, FL 32413
1-850-534-0044
Website

When to Go 
Lunch and dinner
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Smallcakes 30A

If you’ve never experienced the joy that is a cupcakery firsthand, there’s no time like the present! Made famous by appearances on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” the franchise has more than a dozen locations in Florida and upwards of 180 stores across the U.S. Every morning, Smallcakes bakes and frosts fresh, made-from-scratch oversized cupcakes in 18 signature flavors, including “Famous” Red Velvet, fan-favorite Lemon Drop and Hot Fudge Sundae. Visitors also love the homemade small-batch cupcake-infused ice cream. The Smallcakes Smash is the best of both worlds – two scoops of fresh ice cream sandwiched between two halves of a gourmet cupcake.

Where to Find It
10343 E Co Hwy 30A
Seacrest Beach, FL 32461-6942
1-850-213-4037
Website

When to Go
Dessert


Alys Beach

George’s at Alys Beach

George's at Alys Beach, 30A Florida

Since 2008, George’s at Alys Beach has been delighting locals and vacationers alike with its offerings of American and fusion seafood. At once upscale and casual, George’s has both indoor and outdoor seating options. Among the restaurant’s most popular dishes are the Spicy Salt and Pepper Shrimp, the Famous Grouper Sandwich, the fried oysters and the Grilled or Fried Grouper Tacos. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood, try the Sunday Roast Chicken or the 8 oz. Certified Angus Sirloin. Whatever you order, it’s bound to be tasty, with the restaurant’s use of organic, local-sourced produce and fresh seafood catches. Save room for dessert, and wash your meal down with something off of the carefully curated wine list. (Vegetarian-friendly, vegan and gluten-free options available.)

Where to Find It
30 N Castle Harbour Dr.
Scenic Highway 30A.
Alys Beach, FL 32461-8240
1-850-641-0017
Website

When to Go
Lunch and dinner
Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner

Caliza Restaurant

  • Caliza restaurant Alys Beach 30A Florida

For an upscale but relaxed dinner in a stylish poolside setting, you can’t miss Caliza Restaurant. You’ll love their creative artisanal cocktails like Porch Sipper and Bee Sting as well as their expertly curated selection of wine and craft beers. The menu changes seasonally to support the restaurant’s focus on fresh, local and sustainably-sourced ingredients, so there’s always something new and delicious to try (including vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options). Start your meal with a Watermelon Salad in the summer or, if you visit in autumn, the Fall Squash Soup. Popular entrees include the Gulf Shrimp Linguini, seasonal cobia and other local seafood dishes. With an average meal in the $50 to $70 price range, Caliza Restaurant is somewhat of a pricier option, but the fine cuisine, inventive drinks and dramatic atmosphere – especially during sunset – makes it a perfect choice for a romantic night out.

Where to Find It
23 Nonesuch Way
Alys Beach, FL 32461-8235
1-850-213-5700
Website

When to Go
Happy hour, dinner and dessert

NEAT Tasting Room

Neat is a can’t-miss wine bar sure to put a smile on your face. Step into the indoor tasting room or the sunny outdoor patio and enjoy outstanding wines from around the globe, along with craft and local beers and specialty cocktails. Snacks, sharable small plates and meats and cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to your drinks. Don’t forget to stop at the bottle shop on your way out to pick up wine, spirits and mixers to enjoy later at your home-away-from home during your stay.

Where to Find It
11 N Castle Harbour Dr.
Alys Beach, FL 32461-8248
1-850-213-5711
Website

When to Go
Afternoons and evenings
Open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 noon to 10 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday from 12 noon to 11 p.m.

Piper’s Kitchen

If there’s one thing better than the beach, it’s eating tacos on the beach. Piper’s Kitchen offers takeout and al fresco picnic dining, with six types of tacos. Visitors love the Crispy Gulf Fish Tacos, the Brisket Burrito and the Loaded Nachos. Beverages include canned beer and wine.

Where to Find It
58 South Castle Harbor Dr.
Alys Beach, FL
1-850-213-5595
Website

When to Go
Lunch
Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Charlie’s Donut Truck

For a sweet start to your day, visit Charlie’s Donut Truck bright and early. Charlie’s is known for its handmade 1920’s-style donuts: hearty, hand-rolled and dipped or filled for ultimate flavor. Customers rave about the red velvet, blueberry cake, maple bacon and coconut cream donuts. Weighing in at 3 ounces for unfilled and up to five ounces for filled varieties, these thick donuts won’t disappoint. Just make sure you get there early, before they run out of donuts!

Where to Find It
North Side Of 30A
Alys Beach, FL 32413
Website

When to Go
As early as possible!
Opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes when the donuts are sold out


Rosemary Beach

Edward’s Fine Food & Wine

Edward's Fine Food & Wine, Rosemary Beach, Florida

Proof that gourmet doesn’t have to mean formal, Edward’s offers fine dining in a beautiful yet relaxing atmosphere. Edwards is known especially for its delicious seafood dishes, so it’s no surprise that people love the Classic Tuna Tartare, the Seared Diver Scallops, the Baked Oysters starter and the Simply Grilled Grouper. Excellent choices from the land include the Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Beet Salad starters, the Sorghum-Mustard Glazed Pork Chop and the Joyce Farms Chicken Breast. The menu includes vegetarian-friendly, vegan and gluten-free options as well as a kids’ menu, so all are welcome.

Where to Find It
66 Main St.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5028
1-850-231-0550
Website

When to Go
Dinner and late-night dining
Open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Restaurant Paradis

For a coastal dining experience you can’t pass up, visit Restaurant Paradis. Family-owned and -operated by Danny and Monica Cosenzi, who have more than 30 and more than 15 years of restaurant experience, respectively, the small fine-dining establishment is as beloved by locals as it is by tourists. The full-service lounge serves a lengthy list of red and white wines, reserves, ports, dessert wines and martinis. Favorite dishes include the Beef & Bleu Cheese Tortellini appetizer, the Lobster Encrusted Grouper, the Cast Iron Filet and the Shrimp & Middlins gruyere cheese grits. Finish your meal with a sweet treat like crème brûlée or gelato. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Where to Find It
82 S Barrett Sq.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-6930
1-850-534-0400
Website

When to Go
Dinner
Open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

La Crema

La Crema Tapas & Chocolate, Rosemary Beach, Florida

Among the most unique Rosemary Beach dining experiences you’ll find is La Crema. The Spanish restaurant specializes in tapas – hot or cold appetizers or small plates – and chocolate. The combination mimics that of restaurants found in Madrid and Barcelona, and it has proven to be a popular concept here in the Florida panhandle, as well. On the savory side, the cheese fondue, Enfuego Chicken and Shrimp, Serrano Wrapped Figs and Steak Empanadas are just a few favorite dishes. The most raved-about chocolate dishes include the Chocolate Soup, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Hot Chocolate Molten Cake and classic chocolate fondue. Don’t miss the sipping chocolate, available in eight flavor infusions. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.

Where to Find It
38 Main St.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5028
1-850-534-3004
Website

When to Go
Lunch and dinner
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cowgirl Kitchen

Step into Cowgirl Kitchen, and you’ll find a fun Southwestern-themed bar where you can get a great bite to eat all day long. For breakfast, you can’t go wrong with the Texas-style Migas breakfast scramble, Mexican Breakfast Tacos, Praline Bacon Waffles and Cheese Grits made with green chiles. Lunch options include the “Cowgirl Favorite” turkey BLT with avocado, the grouper sandwich and six varieties of taco plates. The dinner menu includes the Big Dude Beef Burrito, the Blackened Shrimp Quesadilla and a selection of “legendary” made-from-scratch pizzas like the Drunken Cowgirl and the Whole Hog. Don’t forget table-sized apps like nachos and chips & queso. Ice cream nachos and three types of dessert chalupas will satisfy any sweet tooth. (Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.)

Where to Find It
54 Main St.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5028
1-850-303-0708
Website

When to Go
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Havana Beach Bar & Grill

  • Havana Beach Bar & Grill, Rosemary Beach, FL
  • Havana Beach Bar & Grill, Rosemary Beach, FL
  • Havana Beach Bar & Grill, Rosemary Beach, FL
  • Havana Beach Bar & Grill, Rosemary Beach, FL
  • Havana Beach Bar & Grill, Rosemary Beach, FL

Located inside the boutique Pearl Hotel on Main Street is Havana Beach Bar & Grill. Named for the Cuban city famously frequented by author Earnest Hemingway and inspired by the writer’s favorite bar there, El Floridita, 30A’s Havana Beach Bar & Grill offers delectable dining and drink options all day long. Fan favorite dishes include the Farmers Omelet, Three Little Pigs pork sampler, Coastal Seafood Fritters, Havana Beach Salad, Chicken Fried Chicken servied with the restaurant’s can’t-miss signature pimento cheddar cheese), and Hemingway’s Mariscos, best described as a mouth-watering array of local fish, mussels, clams and shrimp, served with chorizo and zucchini. For dessert, don’t miss s’mores and house-made ice cream. Wash your meal down with a craft cocktail or something from the curated wine list.

The restaurant recently revamped its menu to emphasize its commitment to using the finest regional ingredients. The food on the table comes from small, family-owned farms and ranches within 100 miles of the restaurant, with seafood freshly caught from the Gulf. “Our connections to the local area and to the ranchers, farmers, fishermen and food professionals who grow and nurture our food, are something of which our team is extremely proud,” said a representative of Havana Beach Bar & Grill. While the restaurant itself is stylish and offers a great view, visitors also loved the alfresco ambiance of the rooftop lounge. (Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.)

Where to Find It
63 Main St.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5027
1-850-588-2882
Website

When to Go
Breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night
Open daily at 8 a.m.

Wild Olives Wine Cheese Bistro

Wine, cheese and so much more! Wild Olives is a wine bar that serves a full menu. The salads, sandwiches, small plates, flatbreads and dinner entrees complement the generous pours of wine sold by the glass. Visitors love the shrimp and corn chowder, crab cakes, burgers, margherita pizza, fish tacos and alcohol-infused desserts. Visit on a Friday evening for live music and wine tasting. The attached retail store sells wine along with gourmet cheeses and other food pairings.

Where to Find It
104 N Barrett Square
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
1-850-231-0065
Website

When to Go
Lunch, happy hour and dinner
Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Southside Slice Pizzeria

By the slice or by the pie, you’ll find your perfect pizza right here. Southside may not be the only one of the Rosemary Beach restaurants to serve pizza, but there’s a reason so many visitors describe it as the best pizza in town. Southside Slice Pizzeria makes its own dough and sauce from scratch daily and tops it with the freshest ingredients. Enjoy the popular white pizza, chicken pesto or Mediterranean Pie – or, for something truly special, the Surf & Turf pizza loaded with shrimp and steak. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Where to Find It
74 Town Hall Rd.
Suite 1B
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5087
1-850-213-4611
Website

When to Go
Lunch or dinner
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Summer Kitchen Restaurant Café  

Whether you’re feeling like a laid-back, low-key meal or something more upscale, make sure Summer Kitchen Restaurant Café is on your list of places to visit in Rosemary Beach. Dating back to 1999, when it was founded as the town’s first restaurant and commercial business, Summer Kitchen has become an integral part of the Rosemary Beach community. By day, the restaurant offers casual breakfast and lunch fare. Start your day off with omelets, rollups and classic breakfast dishes, or stop in for lunch and enjoy a salad, rollup or sandwich from the grill. Enjoy your day at the beach and then get dressed up and come back for a fine dining experience like no other. Popular starters include the Truffle Fries and James Seafood Gumbo. The delightful seafood offerings include Pan Fried Grouper, Shrimp & Penne Pasta and Creole Shrimp & Grits. Guests also love the Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Filet Mignon and Green Lentil Garden. (Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.)

Where to Find It
78 Main St.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5028
1-850-213-0521
Website

When to Go
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Pescado

  • Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar, Rosemary Beach, FL
  • Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar, Rosemary Beach, FL

For casual fine dining with a coastal flair and glorious view, look no farther than Pescado. The restaurant and rooftop bar is a seafood-lover’s dream. Start with the delectable options from the raw bar, small plates or sharables menu, and then enjoy one of the Chef’s nightly options, which include beef and pork options as well as seafood dishes. Don’t forget the drinks! The wine menu is massive, but the bar also offers a variety of creative specialty cocktails. Pescado is a great place to watch the sunset while enjoying mouthwatering drinks and dishes. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.)

Where to Find It
74 Town Hall Rd.
Suite 4B
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5087
1-850-213-4600
Website

When to Go
Dinner and Sunday brunch

The Sugar Shak

In the mood for something sweet? Head over to the Sugar Shak, where you’ll fine the most exhaustive selection of candy you have ever seen. With 30+ ice cream flavors and too many toppings to count, there are more milkshake combinations than you could try in a lifetime (literally, upwards of one million!). Then there are the sundaes, the shaved ice, the specialty floats and the handmade cotton candy.

Where to Find It
5 Main St.
Suite 2A
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5027
1-850-231-3655
Website

When to Go
Dessert
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ticheli’s Italian Pizza

For real, authentic Italian pizza, Ticheli’s is the place to go. Drawing from recipes that have been in the Sicilian family for generations, the restaurant uses imported Italian flour to make its fresh dough daily and tops it with homemade Italian sauce. The wood-fired oven gives every pie its crispy, flavorful, “smackin’” taste. Enjoy creative combinations like The Southern Ranch, Chicken Bianca, the New Orleans French Quarter-inspired Ticheli’s Muffuletta Pizza or the hearty Mama’s Sweep the Kitchen pie. (Or create your own!) Sandwiches, salads, wings and other extras are also available, as are vegetarian options.

Where to Find It
1006 E Highway 98
Peddler’s Pavilion
Rosemary Beach, FL 32401-3633
1-850-502-3777
Website

When to Go
Dinner, lunch options seasonally

Dog Man Du

Known for its simple yet delicious all-beef hotdogs,the Dog Man Du cart is a great option for families with children or for grabbing a quick bite outdoors. The cold drinks are refreshing on a hot day, and there’s always room for craveable snacks like chips, popcorn and cookies. 

Where to Find It
West Water Street
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
1-850-951-3632
Website

When to Go
Lunch and dinner 


Grayton Beach & Santa Rosa Beach

Chiringo

Chiringo isn’t just at the beach – it’s of the beach. Named for the Spanish word for a bar or other small enterprise on a beach or provisional building that specializes in drinks and tapas, Chiringo was inspired by a trip to Spain. The menu seamlessly blends Spanish and American cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood and deliciously fresh ingredients. Guests rave about the house-made tortilla chips and fresh guacamole, the fish tacos and the grouper sandwich. Wash your meal down with a margarita or other specialty cocktail, or one of the half a dozen local beers on tap. Vegetarian-friendly, vegan and gluten-free options available.

Where to Find It:
63 Hotz Ave.
Grayton Beach, FL 32459-5880
(Corner of DeFuniak Street and Hotz Avenue)
1-850-534-4449
Website

When to Go:
Lunch, dinner, late-night drinks
Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day(Serves food until 9pm)

Bad Ass Coffee

Inspired by, well, donkeys, Bad Ass Coffee is a franchise with 25 locations across the United States. Serving up premium American-grown Hawaiian coffee products that include caffeinated, decaf and signature blends, you can buy the coffee by the bag or in single-serve cups to make yourself (during your stay at Latitudes and Attitudes or after you return home) or enjoy freshly made-to-order coffee drinks, signature lattes, teas, hot chocolates, smoothies and other beverages. Visitors also love the cinnamon rolls and apple turnovers.

Where to Find It:
17 Uptown Grayton Circle
Grayton Beach, FL
(850) 534-0334
Website

When to Go:
Morning or afternoon coffee fix
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grayton Corner Cafe

The food at Grayton Corner Café is so fresh that the menu changes daily based on what fresh, locally sourced ingredients are available. Options generally include a reasonably-priced meat with two sides and the option of making a meal out of a combination of three sides, along with specials. Some customer favorites have included the chicken salad sandwich, the ham sandwich, the turkey pot pie, the cheesecake and the iced Sun Tea. Vegetarian-friendly, vegan and gluten-free options available. Visit the wine shop for a special treat to take back to the beach house, or make reservations (as early as possible!) for the four-course Wine Night events, offered only a handful of times throughout the year.

Where to Find It:
14 Clayton Ln.
Suite 16 
Grayton Beach, FL 32459-5777
1-850-213-0401
Website

When to Go:
Lunch, afternoon snack, Friday Happy Hour
Open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday
Happy Hour 3 P.M.- 7 P.M. Fridays only

AJ’s Grayton Beach

A favorite haunt among locals, AJ’s is known as much for its laid-back vibe and live music offerings as its menu. Fan favorite options include the tacos, prime rib, sirloin, chicken Florentine and – of course – the array of seafood dishes. A great option for late-night dining and drinks accompanied by live performances by local musicians! Vegetarian-friendly options available.

Where to Find It: 
63 Defuniak St.
Grayton Beach, FL 32459-5842
1-850-231-4102
Website

When to Go: 
Lunch, dinner, late-night (as late as 2 a.m.) and Sunday brunch
Opens daily at 11 a.m. (10 a.m. Sundays)

Pickle Factory

In the mood for gourmet pizza or authentic Thai food? The cuisine at Pickle Factory probably isn’t what you’d expect – but customers rave that the thin-crust pizzas with exotic specialty combinations of toppings are some of “the best pizza ever.” The 30A restaurant shares its name with its creator’s original Pickle Factory restaurant in Bangkok. After moving to Thailand, Jeffrey Fehr realized that he couldn’t find the kind of pickles he was craving – so he had to make his own. Over his 10 years operating the Bangkok restaurant, he expanded its menu to include pizza – which he had studied in Italy to make – and an array of other options. Upon relocating to 30A Florida, he revived the name that had become famous in Thailand and developed a menu that included amazing Thai dishes and his signature pizzas. Vegetarian-friendly options are available.

Where to Find It:
38 Clayton Ln.
Ste 19
Grayton Beach, FL 32459-5774
1-850-231-1290
Website

When to Go:
Dinner
Opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Trattoria Borago

For classic and contemporary Italian dishes, try Trattoria Borago. The locals love it! Owned and operated by two chefs trained at the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University, the restaurant’s menu boasts a dozen handcrafted cocktails, an extensive wine list, and delectable options for antipasti, insalata, primi and secondi courses. Guests love the Housemade Focaccia Bread, the Cornmeal Dusted Calamari, the Three Meat Bolognese, the Angel Hair pasta with Pan-Seared Shrimp and the Roasted Eggplant Lasagna.

Where to Find It: 
80 East County Hwy 30A
Grayton Beach, FL 32459
1-850-213-4156
Website

When to Go: 
Dinner
Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily

Roux 30a

For a unique fine-dining experience in an intimate setting, you can’t miss Roux 30a. Pull up a seat at the family-style farmhouse tables or bask in the glow of the state-of-the-art kitchen – and, more importantly, the art of cooking that happens in it – from a seat at the chef’s table. Roux 30a also offers private chef services, so you can enjoy a professionally-prepared meal from a specially-crafted menu in the comfort of your home-away-from home (and the large, beautiful new kitchen at Latitudes and Attitudes would be the perfect space for a chef to work culinary magic). A favorite of the locals, Roux 30a is one of the best-kept secrets in the area. Guests love the tapas, salad, steak and seafood – made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients – and, of course, the restaurant’s excellently curated wine list. 

Where to Find It: 
114 Logan Ln.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5785
1-850-213-0899
Website

When to Go: 
Dinner (select evenings) 

Nanbu Noodle Bar

A new Asian fusion and Japanese noodle bar launched as a sister restaurant to Roux 30A, Nanbu Noodle Bar has quickly become a favorite among locals and travelers. Enjoy delicious poké bowls, noodle bowls and ramen along with tasty “Bites” and an extensive sake list. Guests especially love the spicy tuna poké bowls and the pork belly steamed buns.

Where to Find It: 
26 Logan Ln. 
Suite C
Grayton Beach, FL 32459-5771
Website

When to Go:
Lunch and dinner
Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Open 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday

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