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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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Scott was our server and was very attentive without being overbearing. We went at 5 to get the 2 for 1 special which applied to the entire menu without reducing portions, as some do. We shared the Crab cake appetizer and loved the fact that it had very little filling other than crab and the sauce was outstanding. I got... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and with our guests. We always enjoy hearing from our customers. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to serving you again very soon! More 

Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Another wonderful restaurant on 30A. The chef makes daily changes to the menu, depending on the local ingredients available . We have eaten there twice in two months and have one more visit planned. They offer a two for one special between 5 and 6 pm. The short ribs were wonderful, as was the filet mignon.

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

Thank you for writing such a lovely review. We appreciate your loyal business and look forward to serving you soon! More 

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I was new to the area and someone to go for dinner. It's very nice inside the ambience is excellent and the food was outstanding. It was a little pricey but worth it. I got the liver which you can almost never even find on a menu and loved it.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are grateful for your business and look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Longboat Key, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

"I am here to take care of you, and coordinate the best meal and drinks for your pleasure tonight." and it was! Menu suggestions and excellent cocktails were provided with humor and timely service. What a great evening. Filet mignon, salmon, red snapper, and tasty appetizers or beet salad and yummy soup. Friends were with us and we all had... More 

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

Thank you so very much! Your amazing review is very appreciated and we know Scott will love reading it too! Come back and dine with us again soon! More 

London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We were a table of 8, arriving on Saturday evening to take advantage of the 2 for 1 specials. Everyone loved their meals. The service was friendly and attentive. Crab cakes were the best our friends had ever had. Appetizer salads were split in the kitchen and shared by each couple. The portion size of the salads were still very... More 

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

Fantastic review! Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear everything was to your liking. See you soon! More 

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I moved to SRB in September and have tried a lot of restaurants and Cafe Thirty A really stands out for service, bartenders and food. We had reservations for 6 but arrived early and were seated, our waiter described the specials and then said we were still early enough for the 2 for 1 deal. I ordered... More 

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

We love hearing from guests about our great service. Thank you for taking time out of your day to share your experience. We welcome you to the area and look forward to serving you for many years to come! More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great atmosphere and impeccable service. Definitely would go back without hesitation.

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

Thank you so very much! We appreciate it! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

So great to arrive the same day and land in a great restaurant with a limited, i.e., fresh menu of creative dishes!

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

Thank you! And we think it's great you enjoyed everything! Come back and dine with us again soon! More 

Cotuit, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Cafe Thirty A has become one of our favorite places on 30A. The food and service are reliably excellent, and the early bird two for one special is a good deal. We are annual visitors to this area, and Cafe Thirty A has become a tradition for us.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so grateful for your business and feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

One thing was for sure: The food was excellent. On top of the food being excellent, the atmosphere was great and the service was outstanding. Definitely would go back without hesitation.

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

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything at Cafe Thirty-A. We strive for excellence and love to hear from our guests that we nailed it. We hope to see you soon! 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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