Vue on 30A
Vue on 30A

Vue on 30A

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vueon30a.com/
  • Phone: 850-267-2305x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:00 am-2:30 pm
    Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Brunch: Sunday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Vue on 30A
Join us for an outstanding dining experience and enjoy the sunset from the best Gulf-front venue on 30A.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Vue on 30A reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (80)romantic (58)special occasion (52)fit for foodies (36)great for outdoor dining (35)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (21)great for lunch (21)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (19)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Wonderful food and atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We have been vacationing in the destin area for many years. While we enjoy many of the restaurants in the area, we were so excited to find and dine at Vue on 30A. We played at golf at the Santa Rosa Golf Club and enjoyed a tasty lunch beforehand. We were so impressed we returned for dinner on our last night in Destin. We enjoyed a glass of wine outside before dinner and took in the breathtaking views of the gulf. Our dinner of the pistachio encrusted grouper and salads were amazing! We completed our evening with the key lime pie served in a martini glass. We had a wonderful evening and look forward to our next trip to the area!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We went for our anniversary dinner. The view was stunning. I had scallops that were divine and my husband had the prime rib with shrimp. We also had Caesar salads and escargots. The only negative was that they didn't dim the lights once it got dark outside so it was a little too bright
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scott
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Looked at numerous places online for a dinner location and came across Vue on 30A. Great dining experience. We made our second early September visit to Seaside and plan to make it a regular vacation destination. Vue on 30A will be a regular too. Great job!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Insufficient amount of food
    AnniversaryCelebration
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Four of us had dinner and the presentation of the food was absolutely beautiful. However, we were all disappointed with the amount of food we were given considering the cost for each entree.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    jugodevino
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've dined here several times and have never been disappointed. The meal has been consistently excellent and the view is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT AS USUAL
    Gary
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    One of the best on the emerald coast. We go here quite often and have never been disappointed. The most selections on the menu for all tastes. About a 20 minute drive from Destin with the best view of the GULF you will see while dining. Gio the chef most often comes out to the tables and checks on the food. Of course he knows most of the diners because they keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As Good As it Gets On 30 A
    JackandDiane
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The view sets the mood for the relaxing and inviting experience of dining with friends or family or that special someone. The food definitely competes with the view for top billing. Lunch and dinner were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful seafood!
    HNC135
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was wonderful and our waiter was very attentive. This was definitely a "special occasion" place. We would recommend this place to others. The only complaint we had was that we went early and to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail and we were never "waited" on and had to stand up at the bar to get our own drinks. And we waited a very long time!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view yes ! The food No!
    Luv2DineVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We dined at many restaurants on 30a while on vacation . This was the only one that the food did not live up to the price. The view was awesome and our service good. Too many good restaurants in the area ... We won't be back .
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view!
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Beautiful setting. The whole dining experience was a little inconsistent however. The special whole fish (redfish) tempura fried with chilli sauce was delicious and special. The pan seared snapper was not, however. Waiter seemed inexperienced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous meal
    DickClark
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wonderful meal. The whole fried red fish was amazing. We will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb view, food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food, service and view. The pistachio crusted grouper is one of the best dishes I have eaten in a long time. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable and the wine choices were outstanding. Next time we are in the area we will return to Vue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monthly vacationer
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was not as impressed as I thought I would be. The server was polite but not jovial. The food was good but not as great as anticipated. The view was fantastic, but did not out weigh our other dissapointments.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taste explosion
    lucie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The mariage of flavours was wonderfull. Great chef
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed - throw back gourmet
    FoodiePcola
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While the view may be good, the food is sub par. It is very reminiscent of the nineties where good food was lacking flavor and creativity. It was bland. Not sure if the seafood was fresh, the portion sizes were adequate. Wine offerings were good. It was really like a throw back gourmet experience. I would not be surprised if there are regulars that come to this location every Friday night who have been for 20 years, but the menu and flavor a are outdated and bland. Not to mention outrageously overpriced. I am a foodie who doesn't mind paying big bucks for a great meal, but this was just disappointing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shrimp and Grits!
    jaelb24
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The shrimp and grits were incredible. Probably some of the best grits I've ever had, hands down! The restaurant is a great foodie find, great view of the gulf. The service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wowme
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The wait staff was very pleasant and helpful. The view and ambiance was very good but the food was horrible. We shared the colossal shrimp which was very over-done. The dish was cold, the sauce bland with large chunks of tomato and strings of onions. No bread was offered with this pasta dish nor was there a spoon in the setting at all. The wine was old, which perhaps could have been avoided if we had ordered a bottle. Over all this was a disappointment.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view only
    Betlav
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was our second time at the restaurant. It was pricey and the food wasn't worth it. Both veal dishes overcooked. My fruits de mar was also overcooked the seafood was tough. Our first time the food was tasty, but my lamb chops had way to much fat on them more than meat. Foodie prices , but not foodie quality. Great bar though-excellent drinks!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing place
    LeeP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was our first time to Vue, but will certainly not be our last...the view and ambience is simply outstanding. The staff was very friendly and attentive. And the food was amazingly good as well. As locals, we will definitely be back here more often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    LocalsVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food and service. They sat us in the back room a row away from the window. But we had made our reservations late and we still had a beautiful view. The only draw back was the large party with 5 unruly children. But View can not control bad parenting.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drinks but that's about it
    Sjennylsu
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I attended Vue on 30a while on vacation. A friend recommended it to us as a romantic dining experience with great drinks, food, and service. Sadly, the drinks were the only memorable part of our evening. We had a 8pm reservation and were sat promptly. We sat there for 20 minutes waiting for a server to come to our table. I finally got up and told the hostest that we would like a server. 5 mins later a very dry, uncharismatic, unapologetic, slow waiter arrived. He asked if we wanted another cocktail and we told him we would like to order and look at the wine list. We ordered all our salad, app, and entrees all at once. Another 20 mins pass and our salad, bread, and apps arrive (45mins+ before a single food item arrived).
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    SoWalLocal
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary on a Thursday night. The reservations through OpenTable was easy and we got our first choice of our dinner time. Parking was ample. The ambiance including the Gulf view was spectacular. We had the bacon wrapped venison appetizer, which was fantastic. I had the Fried Caprase salad and my wife had the deconstructed Ceasar. Both were great. For our entrees I had the whole Red Snapper special and my wife had the filet with bacon new potatoes. The service was spot on. The food was presented at a leisurely pace. The waitstaff was very attentive but not overbearing. I would recommend the Vue to anyone that wants to celebrate a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Was disappointed from the start...restaurant was hosting a dinner for a large organization that evening. The main dining room was closed for the private party. That essentially eliminated any chance of a gulf view dining. What we did get was seated on deck with a huge roaring fan in our face. The food and wait staff all seemed tired. One of the worst dining experiences ever!! And as a bonus there isn't enough parking. I dropped my party off at the door and had to wait for someone to leave to park. Very, very disappointing!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the Best
    Gary
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One of the Best on the Emerald Coast. Have been here quite often and always very good food and service. The view from the dining room is outstanding. The menu offers the greatest selection of entrees for you to choose from and Gio the outstanding Chef always has specials. From Destin you have to drive about 15 minutes but don't let that stop you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe 30A
    SampansVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our first time back in many years....why did we wait so long? From the valet parking to the hostess greeting, to meeting David our waiter, the entire experience was outstanding. Service was attentative without being intrusive, the noise level was low which means you can have a conversation with your guests. The wine list stretches on, you can find some impressive names, and they do have great martini's. I order the Grouper and my wife ordered the hit of the table....the bone in chop. My girls ordered quail and crabcakes as entrees. The food was fantastic. Polished off with desserts and great, hot coffee. Highly recommend this restaurant. Not inexpensive, but you will not mind.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BGries
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food and great ambiance. Very expensive though, and our waitress seemed new. She was not as knowledgable of the menu as she could have been and had no idea what gluten or celiac were. Luckily the chef did! Still, the food came out quickly enough and the view was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Amazing steak, salads and soups. Bread hot out of the oven. Decent complimentary wines. Ironically my fish dinner was the worst of the group as it was tasteless and inadequate portion. Desserts left much to be desired. Beautiful views and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was outstanding! Best ever!
    Techie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was the best dinner experience we have ever had! No joke! Go eat at Vue on 30a! Hands down, best food, atmosphere, view and did I say the food was good? Go, especially for a special occasion. You won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE VIEW
    aseidel
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great view, had guest in from out of town who had never been there. I told them this was one of my favorite restaurants. We had a great table, good service and their food was good. I ordered a filet med-rare, it came out well done, i returned it and the next one came out RARE! Come on people how hard is it to cook a med-rare fillet mignon? I just said forget it since all others were done eating. I had a wonderful meal of green beans and mashed potatoes! The server did apologize and took it off the bill although the manager never came over.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 30As Best
    30Aeats
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    WE had went to Santa Rosa Beach Club where the Vue is located when we lived in the area. It was good but not like it is today. We recently moved back to 30A and have not joined as a social member, largely because of the restaurant, The Vue. There are very few choices for oceanfront dining on 30A and this is the best. The chef, staff and menu are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night Special
    AndyWVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First time dining at Vue on 30A met my expectations. The view was spectacular and every serving was meticulously prepared. Thoroughly enjoyed the fresh seafood options. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Right
    2beachbums
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Looking for a memorable spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary and found it in a window seat at the Vue. Endless Gulf panorama. Interesting menu. Reasonable portions well prepared and presented. Attentive, but not hovering service. Nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Be careful of your table selection
    T123
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Was outside too close to music. Amplied music was too loud for conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appalling service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We dined at Vue on a Monday evening with the restaurant at 50% capacity. The main issue with our disappointing experience was poor service. We waited an hour after placing our orders for entrees to arrive with no sign of our server; no drink orders, bread, or even an update on status. In fact, we thought she may have gone home. Another server later informed us "the kitchen is slammed" which was surprising with half of the tables empty. We planned to address this with the manager as we were leaving but he and the front desk staff were also MIA. I noticed he was busy returning meals to the kitchen from another table so it's likely he was a bit overloaded.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vue Dinning
    Sea28
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The restaurant/bar is beautiful. The view looking out over the gulf was absolutely perfect. Our waiter was friendly and gave us good service. The food itself was just okay. The Wedge salad along with the spinach salad was very bland, not much flavor. The Halibut fish plate was terrible. I think the fish was actually bad. My girlfriend had two bites and left it. We didn't say anything to the waitress about it. The Tuna special that night was good but not much tuna on the plate for $42. The desert was mediocre. It was a trio of chocolates. Again not much flavor. Would I go back? Probably not, too many other nice restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Had 5:45 reservation and was seated promply. Great oceanfront view and the meal was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View was the best part
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had a nice dinner, but the food was not the reason why.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly The View Is Great
    Butch
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had a wonderful relaxing meal with excellent service. This will be a spot to which we will return on another visit to Panama City Beach.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stunning View; And Thats It!
    EvilIncarnateVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We had the opportunity to dine here our last night in Santa Rosa Beach. While the view is spectacular, the food was not great, and the service average (at best)! If the meal lived up to half of the view; it would have been wonderful! Lamb chops were not trimmed. Shrimp Dish was tasteless, and the ostrich (while exotic), was only fair.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DMCatPCB
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We live in Panama City Beach and visit the Vue several times a year. We would not travel that far (35 miles) if it wasn't an excellent place for a Sunday brunch or a special occasion. While the location is outstanding, the food and service are also excellent. Keep up the great standard!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.