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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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Bayonne, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was fantastic, we enjoyed everything. I love bread and could have eaten a couple loaves. Even without the two for one specials the meal was worth it. Our waiter made our experience enjoyable. We were sorry we didn't have the time to go back a second time on our vacation because it was so good.

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Thank SunshineDMY
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My filet melted in my mouth!!! The wine list is amazing and the cessst salad was perfection! Add a martini and the dinner was complete!

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Thank Gay R
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at Café Thirty A twice during my stay in Seaside. The first meal was so over-the-top delicious that I went back the next night as well! I had the salmon the first night. My husband had the crab cakes. Both were equally fantastic. My husband said it was the best crab cake he ever ate. In fact, it... More 

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Thank dburkett
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Son, daughter-in-law, and my wife enjoyed an exceptional dinner at this long-established eatery in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. We were visiting the area. I had lobster atop macaroni and cheese--oh to die for! Wife enjoyed chili-rubbed salmon with roasted veggies. For starters, three of us had tuna poke. My son and his wife were able to compare to similar dishes... More 

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Batesville, Mississippi
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time at Cafe 30A and our experience was considerably better than the first.The restaurant itself is a little more formal than most of the others on 30A but the atmosphere is very relaxed.Our food was delicious The mussels were to die for and the grouper was properly cooked, not dry, and delicious. Our server was personable... More 

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Thank richardhc2015
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for sharing it with the world. We hope you come back soon for some more mussels! More 

Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can you say Wow? The food,atmosphere and service were outstanding. We enjoyed the filet mignon and the wood baked salmon along with a fabulous wedge salad. If they sold the dressing by the quart I would have bought some. From 5-6 pm the entrees are B1G1 free. What a deal. Highly recommended!

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

Wow to you! Thank you so much for the incredible review. We sure love hearing such kind words. Come again soon! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love coming to the bar for the $5 martini night. They have an amazing menu with so many great options. The fresh fish options are so delicious. If you go during season, be sure to make a reservation. Their 2 for 1 entrees from 5-6 is a great time to go if you want to try a few entrees and... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Celina, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steaks and seafood are to die for. Want a better bang for your dollar, go at happy hour 5pm-6pm for buy one get one on certain items. Café Thirty A also offers a very nice selection of wines and martinis.

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1 Thank Loves2Kayak
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you loved everything! Thank you for taking time to write a review! That BOGO is a great deal and we encourage people to take advantage of it! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every yearly trip to beach is not complete without having a dinner at Cafe 30A. Two for one specials between 5 & 6 is worth it. Great wine list by the glass and well prepared entrees.

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1 Thank Michael K
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

It is always so nice to hear from our guests. Thank you for taking time to write a review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Illinois
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130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by our B&B hosts, we walked down to 30A after making reservations for an early Sunday evening dinner. Spent time and $$ at the bar before being seated in the dining room. Our dinners were delicious. Definitely our splurge meal for the trip, as our bar/dinner tab about $200.

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

Thank you for your kind words and to your hosts for recommending! Please come again very 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, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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