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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana beignets” (57 reviews)
“quail” (29 reviews)
“beet salad” (43 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant for the first time and it was amazing! We started with the crab cake and lobster bisque both were excellent. Jay was our waiter and couldn’t be more please with his friendliness toward our family along with great recommendations. I...More

Thank millerman929
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were celebrating our nephew's wedding, so a fair number of people were there, maybe 30 plus. First of course for me, the place was clean, but absolutely lovely. No concrete floor and hippness here; modern, yet classic decor. The staff were friendly and efficient,...More

Thank impalawoman
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of our favorite places to dine when visiting the Sandestiin Golf and Beach Resort that is nearby. The food is always and the service is outstanding. Any seafood dish you order is fresh and delicious. If you can only afford or have time to...More

Thank GoGolfandTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Six of us dined here in October, 2017. This place offers a limited 2 for 1 special from 5-6 PM on opening for the evening. Our server, Anderson was a real pro and won kudos from us as did the chef. Every meal was delicious....More

Thank Jai F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time to dine there after getting recommendations for years. So good! Nice for an adult night out. We had the lobster Mac and cheese and pan seared red fish. Delicious. Our server was very nice, knowledgeable and responsive. Expensive, but very good food and...More

Thank jennymacfuq
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place and classy atmosphere. The roasted beet salad was spot-on. Highly recommend the crab cakes as they were superb! Red fish was also very good which came with creamy polenta (which was excellent) and veggies (also tasty)!

Thank kimbrumley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of 6 last night at Cafe 30 A. Had reservations and were seated when we arrived. Our table was upstairs in a room with three other parties of 6 or more. it was so loud we could not carry on a...More

Thank rrljr
Harriet C, Owner at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience at Cafe Thirty-A. We are aware of the noise problem upstairs (as well as in the bar downstairs) and are in the process of creating a "fix" which should be completed within a month. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second year in a row for us to visit here. We are a party of 14 but they take reservations so call ahead if you have a large party. It is pricey but worth it. Portions are large. Food is wonderful. Everyone loves the Mac...More

Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, service and atmosphere are excellent. We go here every time we come to 30A. Deserts are delicious!!! Highly recommend you dine at Cafe Thirty A!

Thank gloria s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was AMAZING! Scallops and filet were delicious. My daughter got the kids fish which was grouper, and it was excellent! Our waiter, Chuck, was delightful! Very family friendly. Will definitely go again.

Thank morgs000
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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.
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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: +1 850-231-2166
  • E-mail
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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