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Great Southern Cafe

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83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
+1 850-231-7327
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08:00 - 21:30
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The six of us were seated easily at 11:45 for lunch and had a very good waitress. We all ordered different food and all enjoyed it. We had shrimp and grits , crab cakes with fried green tomatoes, pork tacos, fish, etc. and all good. Will be putting this on our places to return to.

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Thank Donna B
New Bern, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Real home cooking with a southern flare. Very enjoyable. Staff was friendly and the service was good. Very nice shops in the area.

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Thank grunstrab
Merrillville, Indiana
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

RATED 5 in 2016 & gets better with age.. After very short wait started with their special "fantastic " Bloody Mary and Mojito as we studied menu. CALAMARI the best ever between Pensacola & Panama then shrimp with a house grits recipe " Shrimp Ya Ya " and a big juicy loaded burger with sweet potato fries. No room left... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while visiting the Seaside shops. We were seated near the kitchen door, not a great spot. The tables and chairs are simple uncomfortable patio type furniture. I had the crab cakes with fried green tomatoes, and my husband the black and blue salad. Both were presented beautifully on the plate. For the price, my crab... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped here for lunch while on a day tour from Panama City Beach. only a 5 minute wait to be seated and had a great meal. Mediterranean salad for her and grilled fish for me. Great job, Joe. We'll be back

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Thank twowheelfever
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything! Come back soon! More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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292 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat outside on a wonderful evening. Service was excellent. Got there before 6 and was able to have happy hour drinks before dinner ($4 wine and $5 craft beer). The grilled mahi was excellent with a unique tarter sauce.. collard greens were outstanding, best we have had! Black eyed peas were traditional southern fair. The seafood assortment platter included Mahi,... More 

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Thank Kwajkid007
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

We are so grateful for your excellent review! Thank you! More 

Point Clear, Alabama
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started out with a delicious Bloody Mary. If you like those, then don't miss the ones at The Great Southern Cafe! A group of friends and I shared appetizers and I had a cup of gumbo. The gumbo was delicious, and I'm a little picky about gumbo. It was dark and rich. The baked oyster trio was a winner,... More 

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Thank kmk225
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and our future guests! We sure appreciate your kind words. More 

Fortson, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times. Always busy for happy hour😁 Food is consistently good. Service had been slow each visit. Cleanliness could better.

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Thank Piesanos
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We will address the service issue and we want to assure you that we keep a very clean restaurant. We hope you will join us again! More 

Collierville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this was our first time eating here. The outdoor patio was very comfortable with the weather being in the 70's that evening. The bar area was packed and there was a lot of conversation and laughing. I ordered the seafood combo platter. It was very good. Mahi mani with hush puppies, fried oysters, grits, and cajun shrimp. Our waitress was... More 

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Thank Lynette L
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed it! Thank you! More 

Durand, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate on the patio which had plastic see through curtains to keep the chillier wind off us. The served wonderful southern comfort food to us northerners. This restaurant is Dog Friendly on the patio the sign says. No dogs were there during our visit.

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Great Southern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. We hope to serve you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-231-7327

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?