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Dining with the Locals

John Wellborn • July 03, 2018

Dining with the Locals

Where do the locals eat? Here's a list of some of our favorites across 30A. Leave a comment below if you want to add your favorite to the list!



The Red Bar(Photo Credit:The Red Bar)  

The Red Bar

Located in Grayton Beach, FL, the iconic Red Bar is a must go to restaurant while visiting 30A. This is a great family fun and friendly environment with a touch of live music performed by the Red Bar Jazz Band almost every night. A local favorite dish to try is the Jumbo Crab Cakes or the crave worthy Panné Chicken with mashed potatoes.


(850) 231-1008


Surfing Deer

(Photo Credit: Surfing Deer)

Surfing Deer

A new local favorite in Seagrove Beach has made itself very known around the community. Surfing Deer is a new beachfront restaurant which entails seafood cuisine. Surfing Deer is open daily for dinner and a day grazing lunch on the deck on the weekends! Happy hours are from 5pm-6:30pm with a selection of wine and creative cocktails.  


(850) 213-4200



Cafe Thirty-A(Photo Credit: Cafe Thirty-A)

Cafe Thirty-A

The famous Cafe Thirty-A in Seagrove Beach was awarded the Hot Spot in 30A! The casual fine dining has a great selection of fresh seafood and meats, salads, and wood-oven pizzas. An excellent selection of wine and cocktails. Cafe Thirty-A is open daily from 5pm-9pm.


(850) 231-2166



45 Central Wine Bar(Photo Credit: 45 Central Wine Bar)

45 Central Wine Bar

45 Central is located in Central Square in Seaside, FL with fine dining and a major selection of hard-to-find wine that pairs with each fresh dish. A wonderful place to relax with a glass of wine and small plates, sushi, and greens. Weekdays they are opened 2pm to 12am and weekends they are opened 9am to 12am.


(850) 231-4545



Great Southern Cafe(Photo Credit: Great Southern Cafe)

Great Southern Cafe

Every locals and visitors favorite in Seaside, FL is the famous Great Southern Cafe. Family and friends come and enjoy the casual indoor and outdoor patio. A fresh seafood dining with your southern twist of a meal, they are famous for their Smoked Gouda Cheese grits! Great Southern Cafe daily dinner hours are 4pm to 9:30pm.


(850) 231-7327


Bud & Alley's

(Photo Credit: 30A.com)

Bud & Alley’s

Bud and Alley’s is the place you want to be to see a beautiful Seaside, Florida sunset. Fresh local seafood to ice-cold cocktails to the friendly atmosphere to tee shirts with the original logo of a cat and a dog. Dinner service daily hours begin at 5:30pm-9pm.


(850) 231-5900




*All hours subject to change. Please check each restaurant’s website or call ahead to confirm times and prices.