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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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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“banana beignets” (48 reviews)
“quail” (28 reviews)
“beet salad” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meal at this fine restaurant was outstanding and the service was also incredible. The beet salad was one of the best I’ve had and my scallops were cooked just right and had wonderful flavor. I would highly recommend this establishment!

Thank GolfingCPA
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We love hearing that!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best meal of the week--and best martinis too. I should have taken a picture of my dinner in order to better remember it exactly 2 months later. The ambience is lively, but not impossible to have a conversation. The highlight or the concluding event of...More

Thank LeeBerger
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Lee! We hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kelly, our server, was fabulous and her suggestions and efficiency were spot-on! Some of us shared the Cobia which was delicious! The banana beignets with macadamia nut ice cream was delicious! The martinis were perfect!

Thank Carol S
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Carol!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 star for food and service after getting past the entrance. Upon recommendation from our daughter we planned to dine at Cafe Thirty A. When driving by we noticed a Bogo sign from 5-6. Upon arriving at 4:55 we were asked if we had a...More

1  Thank Lori L
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, Lori. Our goal to to greet each guest with a smile and we are sorry you didn't feel welcomed. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and hope you will return. Thanks again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to seacrest several times but had never been to Cafe30A. The atmosphere is intimate and classy. Jay was our server and he was very accommodating. The polenta and chicken was very good. The sea scallops were also yummy! I didn’t like the...More

Thank LatteLovingHedgie
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience. Please join us again for dinner. We have $5 Martini Night at the bar every Tuesday and Thursday.

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Impeccable as usual. Coming here since it opened. Great wine list. Service very accommodating and entrees preparation exquisite.

Thank Edward G
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you Edward. Join us every Tuesday & Thursday for $5 Martini Night at the bar.

Reviewed 8 April 2018

My wife an I celebrated our anniversary last Thursday (April 5) at Café 30A. We had been there last year and had a very good meal and a good overall experience so decided to repeat the experience. In general, our evening was OK... with one...More

2  Thank Tony G
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

We wish you had asked for a manager while you were in. We are always right there to handle any issues. This is unacceptable and will be speaking to the entire staff about this review. We hope you will join us in future as this...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

My dish was good, wife and the scallops and risotto whcih was the best risotto I have ever tasted. Great service as always, our server was very helpful in his recommendations. This is a place you want tohave reservations always.

Thank BustersDaddy
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

We appreciate you coming back to dine with us! Please come back when you are in town.

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Loved our dinner at 30A Cafe. Great atmosphere and the food was outstanding! The service was also excellent.

Thank John S
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Amazing! We are thrilled to hear about your experience with us.

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Very busy and had to move because of a loud party adjacent to our table. Friendly, competent service. Meal from salad to entree excellent not to mention wine and martini's. One of the most dependable restaurants at the beach.

Thank Bill H
Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you Bill for joining us for dinner. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again.

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sunshinedaydreamin
27 August 2017|
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Response from 2widows | Reviewed this property |
at the bar
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julie s
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
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Brian065
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 850-231-2166
  • E-mail
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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