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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%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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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.

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic meal we shared here! It has been years since we had gone, but Cafe 30A was just as good as it always had been. Our waiter was fabulous and very attentive. The only thing that was not so great was the valet....More

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

Thank you for your excellent review. Please feel free to call us to discuss the valet. Thank you again. So glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Been here a bunch of times and loved it so much that we picked it to have our wedding reception in the upstairs room. The service and food are excellent. Price is reasonable too! Every time we go to 30a, we are sure to visit...More

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

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything.

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Every time my husband and I come to our favorite beach, we make a point of dining at Cafe Thirty A. It never disappoints. We always take advantage of the 5-6 PM BOGO special (but secretly would still come for the full price dinner!). Our...More

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

Thank you for taking time to write a lovely detailed review. You made our day! We look forward to serving you again very soon.

Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place is easily overlooked, but shouldn't be. Make reservations in advance. We went twice on our last vacation. It was our first time going and we will be going every year from now on. Everything was excellent. Front door host was rude about me...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

What a great restaurant! We heard great things about this place so our expectations were high! This place lived up to its great reputation and then some! The decor and the service was great! We started off with a great spinach salad with fried oysters...More

Thank Kjcheak319
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything.

Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Four couples enjoyed super drinks and delicious food at Cafe Thirty-A. We arrived in time (5:00-6:00) to order BOGO entrees. Excellent bargain. Also, on Tuesdays and Thursdays the restaurant serves many liquor drinks for $5. We took advantage of that as well. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Hank S
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We love hearing from our guests and hope you will join us again soon!

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Very happy our first choice on the beach was closed Sunday night - Cafe Thirty-A was a lovely surprise. It was my husband, his sister visiting from Switzerland and me, and every dish we selected was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! My husband had the...More

Thank Kathe I
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

We are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience. Please come again soon!

Reviewed 13 September 2016

We picked this restaurant based on Travel Advisor rating which turned out to be accurate. The fish & bread were excellent and pizza fair, but the service was first rate.

Thank John Mayo J
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed everything!

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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
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
  • 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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