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Cafe Thirty-A

4.8
2089 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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 Fishbone
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(850) 231-2166 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ken Duenas
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Cross street
Somerset Bridge Rd.
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Somerset Bridge Rd.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private dining is available in one of our two private rooms, The Fishbone Room (25-80) or The Side Porch (35-55). In addition, the entire restaurant accommodates 250 for seated dinners or 350 for standing buffets--all individualized to reflect your vision, resources and wishes.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

No trip to Santa Rosa Beach is complete without a meal at Cafe 30-A! Consistently excellent food and service!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great! Food delicious. Outstanding service.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I have been coming to this area for years. Thirty A is always on top of my list of my favorite restaurants to dine. Never disappoints. Fantastic experience every time from the food to the entire staff!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband’s steak was perfectly cooked. I loved the salmon. This restaurant has a great martini happy hour Tuesday and Thursday. The bartenders are probably consistently the best on highway 30A.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed our service and our meal, but due to the time of year, the other patrons were primarily elderly, and as a group of young women, we felt out of place. Still dreaming about the scallops we had!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food and service. This is one of our favorites on 30A.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food consistently good, drinks excellent! poor choice of bread and olive oil for table, needs to improve texture and flavor such as flavored warm breads and added herbs to pure first cold press organic olive oil. Service lacking in attentiveness and waitor had a sleeve unbuttoned and touching food as serving!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. The cuisine is perfectly prepared and the presentation is top notch. We dine at Cafe 30A whenever we are in the 30A area.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent dinner. We went for the 2for 1 deal, but will go back. Excellent dinner and service

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overtime we go to dinner at Cafe 30A we ask ourselves why did we wait so long to come back. This time it was only two weeks since our last dinner! We brought friends and they loved the experience so much they made reservations for the following weekend! Creative food made with local ingredients make Cafe 30A a must do for everyone visiting the Emerald Coast. We particularly enjoyed the Grilled Cobia which is being caught just off our beaches. Crab cakes are hard to beat too. A strong wine list with reasonable prices and interesting cocktails make the experience even better.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Best place in 30A it is a must for us every time we are there

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our second trip to Cafe Thirty-A during our week visit! We thoroughly enjoyed both visits.
Our server, Chuck, was phenomenal. We that k him for providing the 'Chuck experience' @ Thirty-A!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Loved our dinner at 30A Café! The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This is a high end restaurant that is clearly resting on its laurels. My wife and I were both served pieces of red fish ($36) that were thin and overcooked. Our waiters response was disinterested. We had waited a long time for our meal to come out and it was our anniversary so we did not feel like making an issue of it. No manager ever come to check on us... NOTHING! There are many other good high-dining experiences in the area now. I would try them out. I think this one has started the slide that comes from not believing you have to prove it every night and with every customer.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

32nd Wedding Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food. Chuck is the best!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very good meal. One of the better meals that we have had on 30A this year.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Absolutely by far my wife and I favorite restaurant on 30A! A true staple for any beach lovers like ourselves.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best in the area, crab cakes as good as I’ve ever had & ive had crab cakes everywhere

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Tasty imaginative food and a server(Thanks, Jay!) who was experienced AND congenial. Loved the quail and grits, crabcake, seared tuna and grilled cobia

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Always look forward to a vacation meal at Cafe 30a. The food is outstanding and service to match. Can’t reccomend this place enough!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent as always. We go at least once every trip to Seaside and are never disappointed. The menu is great and we love the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Consistently well prepared food with a great flavor and coastal taste.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great Food, excellent service! We will definitely be back on our next trip to 30a!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always good. Took some friends who never been here before they loved it. Food always spot on. We come every time we are at beach.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Loved the lobster Mac and cheese. By far the best

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Another great meal and time at Caffe 30a. Food and drinks were great and our server, Don, was terrific. Very efficient but also very friendly and personable. He really made the evening. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent food & service.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Wonderful!! Five stars!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our first experience— all excellent— food, service, atmosphere! Can’t wait to go back! Love Cafe on 30-A!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great atmosphere, great service and great food. We tried 6 different restaurants (all 4 star) in the area and Cafe 30A came in number 1 (5 star). Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Fabulous menu, service, food! We always visit Cafe 30-A when in the area!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

From 5-6 they offer two for one. Not your typical early bird special The food is outstanding. Scallops cooked perfectly. Smoked pork chop yum. Salmon, roasted beet salad, Caesar salad, oyster spinach salad, crab cakes. All crab. This is just to name a few. We ate here two nights in a row. You will not be disappointed. Drink list is long as is wine list

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent service. Good food. Great salads. Chairs really uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food (as always) was terrific, the service really great, and the ambiance fun and comfortable. The only negative is the enforced $5 valet parking. Other places do complimentary parking and tip the valet---kind of annoying to have to pay for it.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great place

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This was our 6th visit to Cafe Thirty-A and we were expecting the usual exceptional meal. Sadly, it really didn’t wow us this time. From the octopus appetizer to the oyster salad, crab cakes and paella...bland was the take-away. We’re not accustomed to a “Ho-hum” meal there so we were both surprised and disappointed. Hopefully it was just a one-off event.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Always worth it when you are in the 30A area! One of my all time favorite Filets!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Such a fun martini night in the bar and then on to one of the best filet mignons I have ever ordered. We love this place!

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