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Great Southern Cafe

83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
+1 850-231-7327
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp” (151 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
83 Central Sq, Seaside, Fl, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-0808
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our wait was about 30 minutes and well worth it. You can order drinks from the outside bar while waiting. We chose to eat on the outside patio it was a relaxing, enjoyable experience. If you like shrimp and grits the Grits A Ya Ya...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by a couple friends who visit here frequently! It did not disappoint! We were served the best Mojitos we have ever tasted! The shrimp and grits were amazing and the happy hour oysters were a great bargain!

Thank jenfens
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I have been coming to 30A for years and dinner at Great Southern is always one of our favorite meals. The food and service are excellent! My husband and I could make a meal out of the appetizers alone!

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here with six adults and four children. They found a table for us quickly and the service was excellent throughout the meal. The food was also tasty and plentiful servings. No complaints.

Thank bikehog
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is definitely worth the wait! Just hang out in the bar while you wait for your table and have their famous mojitos. We had a strawberry and a peach. The fish of the day pecan crusted is excellent. Hush puppies are awesome. The...More

Thank Vam56006
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place waa really good. For starts we got the wings and collard &artichoke dip. They also have this really spicy sauce we dipped crackers in that was awesome. We ordered chicken tenders and fries for kiddos and the adults had grouper, shrimp, oysters, and...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and service that was worth the wait...Happy Hour specials were quite a deal. Oysters, crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, pecan crusted and blackened fish, pork in Meat & 3 was great...service was really good despite the fact that the place was packed...best meal...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is TGSC a wonderful atmosphere for families, the food is top-notch. We went last night with our two kids, and the were entertained with the actual Crayola crayons (not the cruddy was ones) and the paper tablecloth. They enjoyed the popcorn shrimp and...More

Thank sailrmerc2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely great place. Delightful staff started us with wonderful mojitos. The crab 'martini' was a great deal with a full glass of lump crab and avocado. Then we split 12 oysters and the white shrimp entree with grits an collard greens. All PERFECT. But...More

Thank JFH121
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply put...45 moms from our order time & no food still! This place was highly recommended yes it’s charming but we are now working on 50 mins and still no food it’s was 3:30 pm

Thank Jeremiah93
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Questions & Answers
3 April 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Seaside actually has a good amount of parking. Sometimes you just have to search a little further than the square. We hope to see you!
Kari J
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
No sorry! Happy hour is from 4-6 daily. Hope to see you!
Andrea Z
5 March 2017|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Happy hour is daily from 4-6pm and includes half off wine by the glass and cocktails, $1 off beer and $10 [dozen] oysters. Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
Grand Champion Executive Chef Jim Shirley opened Great Southern Cafe in 2006 in Seaside, FL. This casual restaurant fuses international cuisines with southern cooking using local produce from nearby farms and fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Here you will find great seafood, steaks, local vegetables, handmade burgers, southern-style breakfast, specialty drinks and so much more. Dine outside on the deck or inside for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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