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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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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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171 - 180 of 935 reviews

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints. We love the oyster spinach salad. The wine list is extensive. Service is exceptional. The food is delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Nancy Thacker G
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

That's wonderful to hear! Thank you so much!

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in the area! If you have a small party, try dining in the bar if you can't get reservations. It never disappoints plus they have a nice wine list.

Thank LovesWestie
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Did not disappoint! The service was great and the food was perfect. I had the Maine Lobster and my wife had Roasted Chicken after Watercress Salad. And the Banana Beignets with Macadamia Nut Ice cream were to die for.

Thank Chris A
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Happy Anniversary and thank you for spending this blessed occasion with us!

Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went back to Seagrove Beach for the first time in several years. One of the main reasons we love that part of the Panhandle is Café Thirty A. We had dinner there on three separate occasions. Absolutely Divine. Great Service, Great Atmosphere and Super-Delicious...More

Thank Joseph M
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to your return!

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great food. On pricy side but well worth the money and time. Relax setting with private seating with nice bar selection and various food for all ages.

Thank Jeff G
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Excellent! Thank you!

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A consistant dining experience when visiting 30A. The quail and grits is a must for an appetizer. The lobster with crawfish mac n cheese is a very rich and delicious meal. We split that and the grouper and tuna. All were prepared perfectly and the...More

Thank Will S
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our family visited this beach area with friends in October 2013 and again just recently (with the same friends). Cafe Thirty A was excellent both times. On this trip we had the mussels as an appetizer, the seared yellow tuna and the baked chicken. It...More

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you so much for taking a moment to write. We enjoyed reading it and we are so glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Every night of the week this restaurant offers a 2 for 1 price on meals between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The meal order has to be in the kitchen before 6:00 PM in order to receive the 2 meals for the price of one...More

Thank 777Irishman
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you for your kind words and great review. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Cafe Thirty A for several years. It's always a treat and we usually save it for our last night on the beach. The fish was very fresh and prepared to perfection. Mine was Pan Seared Snapper with warm garbanzo bean salad...More

Thank Marlene W
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you so very much! We love hearing from our guests and enjoyed reading your review. Come again soon!

Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place is a must! Worth the drive if your not close by. From five to six they have buy one dinner get one free. With that said I would have gladly paid for both its that good. If you want seating get there when...More

Thank jjfnm
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon.

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sunshinedaydreamin
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.
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deuteronomy10
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
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Brian065
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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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