17 Best Seafood Restaurants in Santa Rosa Beach

“Great atmosphere. Walked right in and got a table at 8:35pm. Great ambience. Blackened Grouper was more bronzed than blackened, but the fish was a nice size filet, was fresh and complimented nicely with meunière sauce, wilted spinach and grit cake. Wife had shrimp and crawfish pasta which was a large portion, lots of nice sized shrimp, sauce was a little bland. Overall, great service and great food and the expedience helps....especially with an active 6 year old.”

4.7Superb533 Reviews

“Went with a large party of nine and two kids. Everyone's food was great and the kids loved it too. They were able to play in the outside tent because many people were not around. Raw oysters and all cocktails were great as well. The waitress was great, we will be back next year while on vacation.”

4.5Superb480 Reviews

“Did a hook and cook experience where we brought in fish we had caught that day. They were thorough and took the time to make sure our fish were prepared properly. Had blackened, fried, and grilled fish. All were fantastic! The sides were great too. Some of the best onion rings I've ever had, and the cheesy grits were fantastic as well. Go hear. They will treat you well.”

4.5Superb416 Reviews

“My best friend wanted to take me here for dinner during our visit to Panama City. I wasn’t convinced it was worth the 70 mile round trip involved BUT it was worth every tenth of a mile! We each ordered the leek, cream, and crab soup and then we shared the seasonal toast and fried green tomato etoufee. Every bite of our meal was a unique, delicious experience. For desert we chose the bananas foster bread pudding with ice cream. Efrain was our server and he was the PERFECT host to one of the best meals I have ever eaten. We will not visit Florida without stopping here! Kudos to the chef and kitchen staff. We hope you enjoy the round of beer we provided in your honor. Thank you so much and see you next time!!!”

4.8Superb116 Reviews

“We were nervous for this dinner since we had a 3 year old with us and everything online said this wasn't really kids friendly. We called and they confirmed it was okay for kids so we went. They seated us upstairs where there were a few other tables also with kids and it was perfect, the food was amazing and the staff was great with us and the kiddo! It's expensive but worth it no questions!Kid-friendliness: Was surprised at how kid friendly it was”

4.5Superb359 Reviews

“My boyfriend and I came here on whim one day after work not knowing what to expect. And I was SO impressed. They immediately informed us it is byob and they only serve water. Not in the drinking mood we were okay with that. Also they took reservations but they managed to seat us outside. It's quiet. It's sweet. The service was amazing the ambiance was lovely. I couldn't complain.”

4.5Superb249 Reviews

“Loved the atmosphere and the food was fantastic. We were seated upstairs and enjoyed the views off the back balcony. They have a unique menu with something for everyone, including the kids. Highly recommend the Shrimp & Grits (pictured) and the Crawfish Pie.”

4.4Superb468 Reviews

“A perfect place to eat after doing a little shopping in Seaside! The pineapple mojito might just be my new favorite drink. The food was all so fresh and delicious! Our waitress was professional and on top of it, too!! We were staying in Miramar Beach, but our friends highly recommended The Great Southern so we made the 15 minute drive and we are so glad that we did!! Will definitely be on the list to come back next time we are in town!”

4.4Superb452 Reviews

“I would like to rate each category appropriately, but it's showing as a Hotel and asking to rate the rooms, travel, etc. The meal I had was great, service was attentive and beautiful views! Loved walking on the sand after dinner and having an area to rinse off your feet was very convenient. ?”

4.4Superb425 Reviews

“Shrimp and grits was excellent! I've always been a fan of local, home atmosphere places and all the boxes were checked here. Great staff with friendly greetings. Cool vibes from the decor and location. Wonderful shrimp and grits and a menu full of other entrees and eats which I'm sure are just as tasty. This place stays busy during the summer season so parking might be a challenge, but it's worth it!”

4.4Superb360 Reviews

“I don’t leave reviews but i had to leave one. My wife and I just had the best meal of our life!! You have to go! Yes you will drop a pretty penny but it is worth it!! If you are a foodie, I promise you this will not disappoint!! Absolutely Amazing!!!”

4.5Superb148 Reviews

“An intimate setting with an outstanding chef curated meal paired perfectly with warm genuine service and fine wine.This hidden, low profile, 9 tables, family owned and operated personal dining experience should be on everyone's list when in the Grayton and Santa Rosa Beach area. There is a good reason they have been here for 30+ years.This was our second evening at Cafe Tango (2015 & 2023) and each time we've walked out the cottage door feeling like we had experienced a "once in a lifetime" moment.The lovely, delightful and humorous Anna Katherine took care of our every need. We enjoyed the melt-in-your-mouth Seafood Stuffed Peppers, the exceptionally prepared Dancing Fish which featured fresh Grouper and the Filet with Portobello (delicious and tender) elevated with a bottle of Pinot Grigio from Zenota Italy. Oh my... how I wish we had room for the Key Lime pie! We will be back! D&S”

4.5Superb122 Reviews

“Great food, margaritas served by Madi and Jason. Madi was very informative and made suggestions upon our questions of menu items. Visited and chose this place to eat while waiting on our rental property to become available while on vacation, will be back before we head home.”

4.8Superb35 Reviews

“We sat on the lower deck for the sunset enjoying some drinks and food. The fried pickles and peppers were worth finishing before the juicy burger. The staff even adjusted the large fans to keep us cool! Will definitely be back soon for a special date night.”

4.4Superb127 Reviews

“RUN. Don't walk. RUN to this place y'all. Hands down, the BEST food we've had on 30A. Tried so many places and we are FOOD people. Don't miss out on this gem. Quaint little place, but man, the food packs a HUGE punch. Great people, even better food. We are speechless when it come to flavor. Cajun tortellini -just order it. Trust me. The jerk chicken skewers are fantastic as well. Just WOW.”

4.5Superb65 Reviews

“Our family of 5 shared 1.5 pds of Dungeness crab, 4 pds of Alaskan crab legs, full rack of pork ribs and a dinner salad. Everything was excellent!! The service was great and the drinks cold and good. We’ll be back the next time we are in Seaside, FL.”

4.2Good385 Reviews

“This was our second visit to Surfing Deer. Doug was amazing. The food was amazing. The drinks were amazing. Atmosphere…amazing. I had the scallops, my wife had the crab cakes. If you’re looking for a great restaurant in 30a with a great staff and great food, go to Surfing Deer. Thanks for making our visit so good.”

4.2Good334 Reviews
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