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Cafe Thirty-A
Cafe Thirty-A
  • Address:
    3899 East County Highway 30A
    Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
    Neighborhood:
    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
  • "Wonderful food and great atmosphere. We always make sure to eat there when we are in the area!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We have been dining at Cafe Thirty-A for 10 years. Once a year at a minimum. We love it. Always excellent food and great service. It is one of our must do activities when we travel to Destin."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Cafe Thirty-A was recommended to us by friends for several years; we finally made reservations to go this year. We carried a 13 y/o, 5 y/o and 3 y/o. The atmosphere was perfect for all of us. AND.... the food was absolutely amazing! We will definitely me visiting Cafe Thirty-A again!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "You can always count on great service and great food at 30A Cafe. My husband and I always like to have date night here when we're at the beach, and it never disappoints us. You need to get the bananas foster dessert - it's delicious. Great ambiance too!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Scallops with lobster quinoa and wood roasted grouper were superb for the ladies ---and the men loved the lettuce wedge and their steaks. All were enjoyed at a table window-side. Possibly the highlight, beyond the delicious entrees and the early bird prices was Jeanie, our waitress--upbeat, informative, attentive and just plain nice. She added much joy to our overall dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Dining elegance, with dimmed lighting. Has 5 star food and cocktails. The servers has a very good knowledge of the menu and the different types of food categories (ex: grouper as to the snapper, having it grilled, fried, blackened or prepared some other way). Servers do not hover (giving you privacy) but do not forget your are there (checking on your needs). Has a great early bird special 2-for1 entrees. Has courteous and hospitable valet parking (optional). Reservations would be recommended a very popular place both with the locals and visitors."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We havent been to 30A in several years, our loss. The food and service were fantastic and the beauty of the beach all combine to make this our favorite in the area."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "the best meal we have had since moving here. everything was prefect"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "30a is a staple for us on vacation. We've been coming for 20 years. Never disappointed in our meal or the experience. Great service as well"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent in all respects. Highly recommended to anyone wanting a great meal experience with great atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was not our first visit to 30-A but it was once again a visit to remember! We were celebrating multiple events at our table, & they took the care & time plus attention to make each person feel special. The service was impeccable & the food was above expectations!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "exellent food, service and atmosphere. servers were well aware of how entrees were made. wine selection was excellent, food hot and presented quickly"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Your restaurant is a required stop on our annual trip to Rosemary Beach. Your staff is great and the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Our food was divine. This was expected as we have dined there before & it never disappoints. Our server Scott made our experience even better with perfect service."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "An exceptional restaurant that gives you a perfect ambiance, exceptional service, and food that was presented very well and the taste was absolutely scrumptious! I will recommend to anyone I know vacationing on the 30A!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This was the 2nd time our family has been to Cafe 30-A. Love it! Excellent food, service and atmosphere!! We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "What a great experience we had at 30A! Easily it was the best meal that we had while visiting Florida this past weekend. The Fried Oyster salad was delightful, and the Scallops with Lobster Quinoa was delish!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Took a while to just get a glass of water. After we called the waiter over every thing extremely well."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My wife and I are vacationing on Santa Rosa Beach along highway 30-A. We had heard of Cafe Thirty-A and wanted to see if it was as good as the reviews. It was much better. The service, ambience, food, etc couldn't have been better. We will go back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious! My kids had the lobster, my husband had the grouper, and I had the snapper. All of our entrees were wonderful. Scott, our waiter, provided outstanding service - very professional and friendly. We can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The meal was devine! We had a party of 8 and everybody was a member of the Clean Plate Club. Cafe 30-A will always be a must for dinner."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was our second time in the area and we decided to eat at Cafe 30-A again to see if it was as good as the first time -- it didn't disappoint us. We had a great waiter and the food was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal here. The flavors in the dishes were vibrant. Each flavor stood out, and they worked very well together. I had the snapper; my wife had the chicken. Both were excellent dishes. The service was good, but not excellent or outstanding. Our server was very friendly, but I think I expected a bit more for this caliber restaurant. I would have rated the ambiance higher, but the noise level was a good bit louder than I would have preferred. This is mostly because of families with small, loud children."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food every year when we visit this special restaurant. Staff very attentive."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "It wasn't bad food by any stretch but seriously the attitude and the prices?? I ordered a Taco Pizza just to save some money off the bill and was strongly encouraged by my arrogant waiter to order "8 other items before that". Whatever...never would go back"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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
  • "Always a must visit for our family that never disappoints ! Especially for a birthday! Elegant, comfortable dining!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional! When we are vacationing in the area, Cafe 30A is a must."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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