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Cafe Thirty A

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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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Food was only average. Not worth the price. Don't understand why others rare it so high. Setting and atmosphere were attractive. Many better choices in the area .

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

We are very sorry to hear this! We would love to get more information so we can correct any issues. If you can send owner Harriet Crommelin an email at harriet@cafethirtya.com that would be great. Thank you so much. More 

Paducah, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A must every time we visit 30-A! Always good food and great service. My husband always has the filet, in his opinion the best in town . I had the catch of the day you can never go wrong, always a good choice. First time ever we dined early enough to get in on the BOGO between 5-6 a plus... More 

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

We enjoyed reading your review and thank you for writing it. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Urbana, Illinois
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

My daughter and I dined at Cafe Thirty A last recently and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The building resembles an old house, but it was constructed to be a restaurant. It was crowded, but the noise level was quite acceptable. Our two appetizers were ahi tuna poke and a beet salad. Both were delicious and presented beautifully. The same can... More 

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

Thank you for your honest feedback and great review! We do have to have valet because of the parking issues. Sorry for any inconvenience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon! More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Really don't want to let this gem out of the bag, BUT.... Best meal priced right for upscale dinning! Golden Hour is from 5-6 pm where the gourmet entrees are BOGO!! I had the lobster paradisio, which is as close to heaven as can be! Unusual drinks - inventive mixologist. Great service with a smile, can't wait to go back🍸🍸

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

Thank you! We are glad you found everything enjoyable. We strive for excellence and love to hear from guests that experienced it! See you soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

On the advice of several friends, we went to this restaurant for dinner last week. The meal was fabulous. I had the filet mignon and loved it! My friend had one of the fish entrees and enjoyed it very much. We enjoyed our meals so much that we booked a reservation for the following evening, our last dinner before returning... More 

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

Thank you so much! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed everything and hope to see you soon. More 

Middlebury, Vermont
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is a very attractive restaurant with an early bird special that is hard to resist. Reservations are accepted and advisable. Our young wait or, Jacob, was great- friendly and competent and very hard working. The crabcakes are just about the best I have ever eaten.

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

We are so glad to hear the crab cakes were the best ever! Thank you! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Lots of people recommended this place. Very nice and if you go between 5 and 6 pm you get buy one entree, get one free. There were no simple foods. Everything was too foofoo for us. The Jerk snapper was very good but accompanied by other things not liked. Butter poached shrimp was in a very rich sauce that was... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are a fine dining establishment and our chef is definitely very creative. We do hope you will try us again sometime. Thanks again. More 

Boone, North Carolina
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62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We visit several times each season we spend in the area. Always consistently excellent in food and service. Best crab cakes hands down. Fish is always perfectly cooked - King Salmon or Yellow Tail Tuna. Appetizer of sushi grade tuna is outstanding. Salads- try the fried oyster salad. The bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream was one of the exceptional... More 

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

Wow! Thank you! We hope to see you soon! BOGO is nightly from 5 to 6 PM and Tini nights are Tuesday and Thursday. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent in every respect. The Lobster in Paradise was very tasty. Our waiter Troy was great, attentive not intrusive. Great place will be back.

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

Thank you very much for taking a moment to write a review. We hope to see you very soon! More 

Southeastern U.S.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was our first trip to the Santa Rosa area. My brother and his wife made reservations here for our foursome for Valentine’s. They offer valet parking. Our table was ready when we arrived and our service was exceptional, even on such a heavy night. Our drinks were great and our food was superb. We even came back a few... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! Come back soon to dine with us again. Our menu is always changing depending on what is in season and fresh! 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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