Love this place!Best nice restaurant at NW FL beaches. Service and food always stellar; food is unique and perfect serving size. Best grits ever!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great ...We have dined at this restaurant many times. Unlike some of the other great restaurants on the Emerald Coast, this one is consistently excellent. Our recent visit was no exception. The cuisine was outstanding, the service prompt, efficient and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistentGreat pizza for kids!
I had the ciopinno and was outstanding.
Bo was our server and very fast setvice and nice!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will love this restaurantLovely dining experience! Excellent service. To say our meal was delicious is an understatement. Atmosphere of quiet, casual elegance was delightful. Prices match the dining experience. If you are looking for a little dressier, more elegant evening out this is right place.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat overall ExperianceWe just discovered 30A while on vacation last year and made it a must do this year. We are a family that treasures dining experiences and find 30A to be a great dining experience overall.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAway from the kidsDrinks, apps, salads, entrees and desert were all beautifully presented and perfectly done. You can tell the chef is on his game. Also, our server was one of the better ones we've ever had...very professional and helpful. I would put 30a up against other fine dining restaurants in terms of food quality, presentation and service...really nice restaurant and experience.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a bad dishWe've been there many times and have never had a bad dish. Great deal if you can there early for happy hour!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!Every year we come to the area, we visit cafe 30 A. Probably the fastest service in the area but gread food.
This is the first time my fish was over cooked. They asked to bring me another.
They gave me free dessert. Oyster salad. Grouper. Even the steaks.
The wait staff was excellent-jason I believe.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe saved this place for lastWe saved this place for last on our vacation and like always it was excellent.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat consistent restaurant.Great consistent restaurant. We dine hear every time we visit Destin and will continue to do so.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale Beach SceneOutstanding restaurant for special occasion while on vacation. Fresh menu with lots of great options. Service was engaging and attentive.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDependable Quality and ServiceCafe Thirty-A never disappoints. The food is delicious, the service excellent, and the presentation superb. Never go to the Destin area without at least one visit there.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food was absolutelyThe service and food was absolutely superb! Easily one of the best dining experiences to be found.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food but...Food was excellent as always. We went Memorial Day, so several large tables. Very loud, unruly children. This is an outlier of many visits, however, at a place where well-behaved children are welcomed.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCannot really give a goodCannot really give a good review as we were not very hungry.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM30-A +++This is the third or fourth visit through the years. We keep coming back because every area of the dining experience is outstanding. From the Beach Breeze cocktail to the beet salad to the roasted grouper to the banana beignet to the superb service made a marvelous evening.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMJust lovely!Delicious! This is our second year in a row to vacation in Destin and make the trip out to Seagrove Beach for this lovely dining experience. The service is prompt, but not intrusive. The valet parking is convenient. The food is delicious and the ambiance is quite serine, depending on who your nearest neighbor is (table next to you).5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal!We went for the early bird special which is definitely earlier than we usually eat but certainly worth the 2 for 1 entrees. Our waiter was excellent, I wish I knew his name to recommend! Dad and I ordered the grouper and it was fabulous, mom liked her tilefish and my husband devoured the snapper. All of our drinks and salads (wedge and arugula) were great too. All in all an excellent meal and experience. Not used to having to pay for valet (and no self parking was left) but I suppose that's the price you pay for 2 for 1 entrees.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWouldn't miss itWe travel to seaside/watercolor every year and this place is now among our favorites. They have great fresh seafood, excellent wine list for wine snobs and beginners, great drink list and desserts! They have a buy one get one free from 5-6 as well for entrees. It is a must during our beach trip.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall ExcellenceWe had a group of 5 who each had a variety of entrees. Wine recommended was excellent and moderately priced. We sat in a side room so did not enjoy the full atmosphere of the restaurant although still pleasant. Definitively enjoyed the evening and the great food.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific experience!Last Monday's dinner at 30-A for our family of four was terrific!! It was our fourth visit, and probably our best ever. Without going into everything that we ordered, I would simply say that everything on the menu was excellent. Our service was superb, also. We will dine again at 30-A whenever we are in the Seaside/Watercolor area.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go back...Amazing food with exceptional service! The mussels were a great starter to share especially when accompanied with the warm bread and oil for dipping. The Snapper was perfect and the pizza was larger and tastier than expected. Not an every weekend kind of place for the cost conscious unless you can take advantage of the early bird specials...that will be this guy! Absolutely worth it if you can't though, thanks for a fabulous option on 30A!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome restaurant...... IAwesome restaurant...... I will return!!!!! Awesome martinis.....5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMReliable standbyAlways good food, good service & great ambience
The wines are good but the house selections are pricey
Overall a pleasant experience typical of the best of this part of Florida's foodie scene5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eatThis restaurant was superb. Food and service was fantastic .5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining!Cafe Thirty-A was outstanding. The food and service were excellent. A very enjoyable dining experience.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding coastal dining!Absolutely our favorite dining spot in the Destin area! Food is fabulous, with fish dishes our favorite. The crab cakes and Fried Oyster Spinach Salad for starters with Banana Beignets top pick dessert. If you are vacationing in this area, make your reservations today!!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Thirty-A is a MUST whenCafe Thirty-A is a MUST when visiting the Beaches of South Walton!!!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Went to Cafe Thirty-A for the first time tonight and am already trying to plan our next visit. Everything we had was absolutely delicious. The oven-roasted grouper was AMAZING! Beet salad - wonderful! Banana beignets - heavenly! All for a very reasonable price - I honestly would have expected a dinner of this caliber to cost at least 1 1/2 times what it did. I cannot wait to go back!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day DinnerOur experience at Cafe 30A was very good. The waiter Alex was very attentive and he took very good care of our party of 6. The food was great and overall it was a very nice dining experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodAs usual, the food was excellent. Always a great place on the beach. Big city quality and taste in smaller town atmosphere.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good choiceWhen we come down to the Grayton area every year we always go to Cafe Thirty-A. Over the past 10 years or so, many restaurants have made our list of places to eat during the week but have been knocked off by a new find. Its safe to say Cafe Thirty-A will still be on the list in another 10 years.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Once AgainWe vacation in this area every year and never miss going to Cafe 30A. It is one of the premier spots in the area. We normally go for a seafood dish, but this time my wife and I both had steaks which were superb. And, as usual, the bread pudding dessert was to die for. Great service, great drinks, great wine--great time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgood foodThis was the best dinner we had on our trip this year. The steak was outstanding and the grits are one of a kind. We come here every year on our annual food show trip and always look forward to eating here!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprising find on the Emerald CoasA comfortable and open ambiance that is great for groups or tables of two. The food preparation is comprised of some longstanding favorites but mixes in some new twists by the chef. In our case the service was perfect for our family of four.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFour rated excellent!We all enjoyed our salads and main courses here. Ate here a year ago when we were down and enjoyed it just as much this time. Crab cake,creamy grits, steak, banana beignets- everything was great!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite in SeagroveOther restaurants in area are OK. Thirty-A is outstanding.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBOGO entree 5-6pmBOGO hour and tues thurs 5$ martini from 5 pm on makes this place a must. Great food, fresh fish and an amazing New York strip. The martinis were delicious and tall.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed our meal &Really enjoyed our meal & the whole experience. Fantastic waiter. One of our top picks for restaurants in the South. We will come back!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service is fitThe food and service is fit for the King and Queen. First time I have seen lobster tails as a side item on the menu. Add it to Lobster and Paradise and you will not need desert.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMalways goodwe love cafe 30-a, it's in our neighborhood and we love going there. this time we tried a couple of cocktails off their martini menu - i had the strawberry basil, it was delicious and not sweet at all - the fresh basil added a nice element - my husband had the cucumber martini and said it was different but really great - cafe 30a has several dining areas - an enclosed porch, which is very nice - this is where we were on may 4th - our waiter was excellent, she as attentive but unobtrusive, something we just love and our meal was outstanding! my husband said the lobster and mac & cheese with crawfish was sublime and he is very very picky - my cobia was to perfection and as the cobia season is rather short, i was happy to get it we love it!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible fine dining without theFantastic, fantastic, fantastic. We came with a group of 6 to try their food as a possible rehearsal dinner spot and we were blown away. We tried the butterfish, the lobster, the filet and the scallops. I can't even say what we liked best they were ask so delectable. Needless to say, we will be back for our wedding weekend!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently DeliciousThe food and service at Cafe 30-A never disappoints. It is always the first reservation we make for dinner when we know we are headed to the beach for vacation.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Vacation MealWas spending a week in the Seaside, Fla. area, and decided to have dinner at Cafe 30A. The two for one special between 5-6 PM is a super bargain, at regular price still a good deal for the quality of the food. We had the scallops, red snapper, and the house specialty "grits".5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent All AroundWe were celebrating a birthday and it could not have been more special. All our entrees were fantastic. The service was very good although our server's mood seemed to change once he got very busy, but this understandable. Definitely recommend and plan to return.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe 30AWaitress was very attentive and the food was great!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food of our tripWe we in Seaside for our third annual visit and couldn't believe we hadn't tried Cafe30A before. The food was wonderful and service was outstanding. The only downside was deciding between the entrees. We planned to just have a light dinner of small plates - but had to order the pan seared diver scallops and polenta for my husband, and I had the delicious wood roasted grouper. Everything was perfectly prepared with a fascinating blend of complementary flavors. Can't wait for next year.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMKeeps getting better. I'veKeeps getting better. I've been coming to Cafe 30A for many years. The food and service is amazingly consistent. My recent Experience was even better. The Hawaiian butterfish and seared tuna were phenomenal . Cheesecake , banana beignets were outrageous. Lastly, great choice of wines at a very reasonable prices.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur entrees were absolutelyOur entrees were absolutely perfect. Salmon over corn meal, & grouper over white beans. Evev the wedge lettuce salad was exceptional. Best food of our 2 week vacation4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new favorite...I loved this place! The crab cake appetizer was loaded with lump crab and my husband loved his charcuterie plate. Scallops w/Israelie couscous also delicious as was husbands's roasted Snapper. We will be back to try other menu items as fortunately we live only 20 minutes away. Great Martini menu is a plus also!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM