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Cafe Thirty A

3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
+1 850-231-2166
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  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We live in the area 6 months. Every year we go to Cafe Thirty A, less and less. It use to be a favorite but there are so many great restaurants with Happy Hours and 2/1. This year we went with another couple for the...More

Thank Luv2travel2060
Reviewed 3 days ago

We made our reservations on Monday for Wednesday. Cafe 30A is a busy place, make your reservations early. Three of us went for dinner tonight. Had reservations for 5:30 so we could do the 2 for 1 meals. Had New York Strip, and took home...More

Thank 51SnowBird
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere. The salads were great. I am not a big fan of seafood. I had the pizza which was good. The drinks were good, also.

Thank deebennett
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent food. Excellent service. Any dish, is prepared perfectly. Great Wine selection. Fine dining, usually not many youngsters screaming and ruining dinner. Dress is resort nice. We try to eat here every visit. Can't say enough good things about them. Only downside is the valet...More

Thank Doug S
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Doug for the wonderful review. We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by a friendly valet guy. Next, a relaxed host staff. No reservation. No problemo. Asked for a particular server. No problemo. It's February and us locals get to enjoy these great places without the crowds... and we are so glad we chose...More

Thank KarenA6085
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for spending your anniversary with us! We appreciate your lovely review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group, had a reserved room upstairs, hit it in time for the 2 fer 1 entree (before 1800). Waiter was very attentive, very knowledgeable and very flexible when we began to order at 1801. Wife had excellent sirloin; I had tuna grilled...More

Thank 1776-Raider
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for dinner! Please come back and see us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit on a regular basis and the food and service have consistently been wonderful. This past week we visited twice. On our first visit I had noticed that liver and onions were on the bar menu and requested it. Was told it was ONLY...More

Thank 789bills
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can we say about this place?! Six of us went for Happy Hour. All I can say is that their appetizers are a MEAL! Loved the ambiance, loved the staff, the appetizers were amazing! I had the lobster and my husband had the New...More

1  Thank Cheri W
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Cheri. We appreciate you visiting us & writing such a lovely review! We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service has varied lately from good to excellent...most recently service staff especially our last waitress was not up to the experiences we have had in the past......Truly great food experience and hopefully will improve service staff

Thank Peter H
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review! See you again soon.

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Like someone else said stop reading the reviews and just go ! It was delicious. Service was spectacular. Lindsey our waitress was extra special. My salmon was perfect, friends had the tile fish special and raved about it and the fillet melted in your mouth....More

Thank dode53
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you so much! We love to hear from our customers!

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Questions & Answers
27 August 2017|
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Response from Steve D | Reviewed this property |
Their web site says 'Tini night is at the bar only. But, heh, you can always ask when you get there, or go a little early before your dinner time.
20 April 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Hello! We offer BOGO every day from 5-6PM. You need to make a reservation, as it fills up quick! There are only a few entrees you can't order. If you look at our menu on our website, you will see stars * next to items that... More
7 April 2017|
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Response from Harriet C | Property representative |
Yes, it's "resort casual."
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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: +1 850-231-2166
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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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