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Cafe Thirty-A
Cafe Thirty-A
  • Address:
    3899 East County Highway 30A
    Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
    Seagrove Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Cafe Thirty-A Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafethirtya.com
  • Phone: (850) 231-2166 x1
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ken Duenas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Somerset Bridge Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Somerset Bridge Rd.
A word from Cafe Thirty-A
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 FishboneContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Delicious and great service! We had a very enjoyable dinner"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food. Our server Troy was outstanding. We celebrated our anniversary and could not have picked a better spot"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "And Seagrove V is a close second (wonder if they have the same owner). Dined here twice as it was that good. Get there between 5 and 6 and get twice the food for the price of one!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Service was superb-as was the food! There were six in our group and it was a memorable evening do all. The lobster entree was fabulous and the banana beignet dessert was unbelievable! Rverything was superb!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Café 30A, is our destination dinner vacation spot, the service is outstanding and the food is fab. We have dined there for many years and look forward to dinning again there soon."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Always a must visit for our family that never disappoints ! Especially for a birthday! Elegant, comfortable dining!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "30a is not what it used to be. Service / food/ ambience/ decor all need an overhaul. 10 +years ago it was the best place in town. Now it has musty old carpet and the food is mediocre. I ordered seared scallops and they were drowned in butter/oil. My son's order wasn't right either( wrong sides- salad dressed) We've had many family events here for years- I hate to see it decline so much. Fingers crossed for an overhaul..."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is a great beach spot for seafood. Excellent snapper, rissoto and cheese grits. The crab cakes are excellent as well. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have been visiting Cafe Thirty-A for their early bird specials for years! Never dissapoints. The service is prompt and the menu has something for everyone."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food and service was great! We had two small children and it was easy as our orders were taken and delivered in a timely fashion. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Although our food was absolutely delicious, the service was deplorable. We brought two couples who had never been before, telling them what a wonderful, place it was. We were seated right away, but had to wait over 30 minutes for water or a waiter to take drink orders. Then we had to ask if we could place our dinner orders. The food came out timely and was delicious. The restaurant needs to up its service!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Several years ago (7+) we went to Cafe 30A and were completely underwhelmed. The food was not good at all. This year we decided to try again and to our surprise it was very, very good. The meals were all delicious and the wine pairings were perfect. Our kids selected off the additional sides menu and loved it. The Mac-and-cheese crawfish was excellent. Our waiter was also very helpful, pleasant and efficient."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Dinner party of 8- all thought their meal was outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the atmosphere had the perfect beachside feel. Our service was superb as well. We had such a great experience we returned the very next night with the whole family."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. Our table was ready when we arrived. We chose to do the 2 for 1 special from 5-6 pm. Our server, Katherine, was helpful and attentive. There are limited entrees for the special price but there is still plenty of variety. I had the pan roasted chicken. It was the best chicken I have ever eaten. So juicy and flavorful. Brussels sprouts and roasted potatoes nicely complemented the meal. My husband chose the snapper which was cooked well and tasted great. We capped off our dinner by sharing the popular banana beignets served with homemade macadamia nut ice cream. Incredible! We were very satisfied with our experience at Cafe 30A and plan on returning on our next trip."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great food and service. Good steak for no fish eaters. Martini and wine choices can not be beat. Children's menu was decent."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was the second time I have been to Café Thirty-A. The only thing better than the service is the food. It is a true dining experience and a favorite for special occasions. I cannot recommend this restaurant with enough conviction to do it justice. They served dessert with a special birthday message without request. Everyone is treated as a guest in their home instead of a customer in their restaurant."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was a great, semi formal dining experience. Perfect for special occasions and large groups. Excellent cocktails and entrees include seafood specials and high end steaks and game."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "wonderful food, best steak I ever ate, outstanding martinis, great service loved it"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is so wonderful! Every time we visit 30a for vacation, we make it a priority to dine at Cafe Thirty A. Sometimes we even go there twice. The food is exquisite, the servers are wonderful, and the chef is wonderfully talented. This restaurant is definitely a gem that I plan to visit many years to come."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "While the food and the service was very good, the prices were not merited. There were no free refills on soft drinks and one glass of the Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc was the price of the bottle retail."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was outstanding as was the service. Hard to imagine a better place to celebrate your 51st wedding anniversary!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great place for a romantic dinner. Incredible food, knowledgable waiter, overall a great night."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had to keep pushing back our reservation due to the amount of traffic on our way into town. They were so nice and understanding. The food was amazing. Some of the best seafood preparations I have ever had. Very attentive staff. Be sure to ask for the reserve wine list as well. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for great seafood, good service, and good wine list in the 30A area. Our waiter Randy was wry knowledgable about the menu and had really great recommendations. The Alpha and Omega Chardonnay paired perfectly with the flash fried soft shelled crab appetizer and the Scallops and Lobster Quinoa. I had the same wonderful feeling I do when I eat in New Orleans. You felt like you were a guest at their home. Great night!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent in every way!! Look forward to eating here every time I come to this area"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went for dinner last month so I'm late to review but IT WAS EXCELLENT!! I still remember what we both had....the Seared Tuna & the Grouper. Both were wonderful!! We never miss coming here when visiting the area & I give it my highest recommendation."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "My wife and I spent three nights in Destin, and this was the best meal we had! Everything was top notch, and I still can't believe they have an early bird special & one of the entrées is gratis ! She had fish, I had beef and both were excellent. The crab cake appetizer was fantastic. The blue cheese dressing on the wedge was some of the best I've ever had-no kidding. Lastly, definitely get the banana beignets for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went to Cafe 30 A for my birthday dinner and we couldn't have made a better choice!!! We started with the Crab Cake and then shared a Caesar Salad that they were more than happy to split. I had the Wood Fired Grouper and husband had NY Strip. Both were cooked perfectly! Now for the very best part of the whole evening. Scott, our waiter! He was attentive, but not over bearing and he always appeared just when we needed him. We always eat at Cafe 30A when in town and it is always wonderful; this time is was truly exceptional!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This place is always reliable for great food, good service and a vibrant environment. The scallops were perfect! My spouse had the snapper which was also cooked to perfection. Their signature martinies are always ice cold and poured right at the table. We always recommend Cafe30A when asked about dining spots in this area."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We really enjoyed ourselves. My husband's friend lives in the area and he said this was the "can't miss" restaurant in the area. The food was wonderful, the services was very very good, and the drinks were also exceptional. Next time we are in the area, we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food was really good . We chose to dine during their 5-6 buy one get one free special. The cornmeal crusted snapper was awesome. We had very good service and will definitely make this a stop on our next trip in September. Reservations is a must. They are very busy during this time."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great ambience. We had an early dinner and took advantage of a 2 for 1 special. We loved it and we'll definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Saw Emeril's food network show on the restaurants along 30A. Knew from watching that the food would be great! I wasn't disappointed. The service was spot on, the wine and martini list were exhaustive. You must taste the grits and Mac & cheese with crawfish."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This restaurant is and always has been one of the best restaurants in the 30A area. It is an Easy drive from Destin or Panama City Beach. This year they seemed to have added wood oven pizzas to the menu. Several people at our table of 6 ordered one of the 12 inch pies. They were all very tasty. One pie could be split between 2 people with salad or appetizer. Drink and martini list was very good, but beer selection was poor beyond the Coors, Bud, Miller options. They should at least carry some high end beers in a bottle. Parking is valet but very well run. Dinner appointment was on time with zero wait for our table. Service was very good with multiple people assigned to each table."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Took advantage of the buy one get one early bird special. The food and service where on point. They also have a great wine list to satisfy every pallet."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We go there whenever we are in the area and always have a great experience. Food is terrific and service even better. I had a steak and it was one of the best I have ever had anywhere. Seafood special of evening was fresh & also outstanding. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is gorgeous, delicious and a great people watching place. Great bar. Some may find pricey but well worth it. Only problem I found was it was freezing inside."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This is one of the oldest restaurants on 30-a. There are some new trendier places that have opened up, but in my opinion, this "classic" is far better. The food is fresh, beautiful, and delicious! The service is impeccable. They appeal to the adults as well as the kids. The sign outside advertises its 5-6 buy one entree get one free and we took advantage of that. Entrees are in the $30 range, so it was well worth it. The scallops are to die for...as is the creme brûlée! My kids raved over the Cesar salad and wood fired pizza. Great wine list by the glass, half bottle or full bottle...as well as a "reserve" list. We will definitely put this restaurant on our must-do list when we return!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This was our first time to the area. We stayed at a nearby Bed & Breakfast. The owner of the Bed & Breakfast recommended that we try Thirty-A. We especially loved the Beet Salad and the Blueberry dessert. Our fish dinners were awesome! We were very happy with the wonderful experience and will recommend this restaurant to others. The food and service was outstanding. We will come back the next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time to Cafe Thirty-A. My wife and I celebrated our 14th anniversary and we were greeted by friendly hostess staff who went out of their way to acknowledge our special occasion. They seemed genuinely excited to have us there (good job ladies). We were seated upstairs at a table with a view of the ocean (per my wife's request for a romantic table with a view). Our two servers were knowledgeable about the menu, gave excellent service and again acknowledged our special occasion. The food was delicious (the crab cakes with grits were our favorite of the 2 entrees ordered) and we were pleasantly surprised with the portion sizes of appetizers and entrees. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014