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About 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 Fishbone

3899 East County Highway 30A
Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Somerset Bridge Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 231-2166 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.cafethirtya.com/

Parking Details:
Somerset Bridge Rd.

Executive Chef:
Ken Duenas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

Cafe Thirty-A Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Fit for Foodies (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Romantic (17)
Fun (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Comfort Food (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

Perfect bday at the beach celebration!

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Great dinner! Server (Harry from England) was attentive and personable. the food was delicious! We had the wedge & arugula salads, and the filet & crab cake entrees. Highly recommend!

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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Solid performance. Well above average but not exceptional

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food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great as always!!

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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this restaurant because of the amazing food and excellent service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Casual
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, bartenders were knowledgeable and professional, fun crowd.

Unfortunately the gentleman at the host stand who claimed he was a manager was not to the standard I’m sure the owners and remaining staff hold themselves to. My wife and I didn’t have a reservation as we walked in. It was a Friday evening so surely we expected to wait. He said the wait would be about 3 hours and we proceeded to put my name down on the waiting list. My wife and I walked over to the bar area to enjoy drinks where I hopped on the opentable app to find an available reservation 30 mins later. Upon booking the reservation I walked over to the same gentleman asking him to remove my name from the waitlist since I was able to make a reservation. He told me that he sees my reservation in the system but will not be able to accommodate us. When I asked him why and that I had a confirmation from opentable, he says “someone might have canceled and I’m not sure what’s going on upstairs but I don’t have a table for you”. I was appalled. It makes sense for someone to cancel a reservation hence the time was available on opentable. Upstairs? What does that even mean? I asked him if this is the level of customer service people should expect at Cafe Thirty-A which he responds to with reiterating that he doesn’t have a table for my wife and I. No apology, no sympathy or anything. Luckily while I was at the hostess stand my wife was able to secure a couple of spots for us at the bar where we enjoyed great drinks, food and service from the bartenders.

For those who make a reservation on opentable, I recommend calling the restaurant to ensure they have a table for you.

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food5
ambience4
service1
value4

 
 (Naples)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Been there many times usually excellent.. this time fair embarrassed because I brought friends and family

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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food3
ambience4
service3
value4

 
·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was delicious. Great service and ambiance. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server Kimberly was outstanding. The food was excellent. The overall price is fairly high, but mostly due to the wine and drink menu. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Highly recommend ! Food, service,
Ambiance EXCELLENT!

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Panama)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Cafe 30A never disappoints. In an area where reliability of a restaurant can be difficult, Cafe 30A consistently has delicious food and outstanding service. I tried the crab cakes for the first time which were 95% crab meat and 5% Panko crumbs and they were soooo good. Hubby got short ribs and loved them. We had banana beignets for dessert which were a perfect finale. We are locals and this is a fav - have tried most of the menu and you can’t go wrong.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very crowded for BOGO from 5pm to 6pm. You get what you pay for, the price with the BOGO was about what each entre was worth.
Although the staff dressed very formally many of the customers dressed "beach casual".
The overall atmosphere was not very enjoyable.
Would rather pay top end and dine with those that know appropriate dress for evening dining.
Would not recommend unless on a tight budget.

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food3
ambience2
service4
value2

 
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Staff & ambience made us feel special. Food selections & choices were creative, intriguing & delivered great taste. Servers were warm, friendly & knowledgeable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always one of my favorites! Great service, impeccable food, fabulous wine selection and perfect location for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been to Cafe30A twice only to have a perfect experience each time. I'll be back summer 2018. Nikki was an awesomely friendly and professional waitress!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Casual
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food5
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service and food!

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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Outstanding as always! We celebrated our anniversary with friends and all were very happy with our table, service & food! Special treatment is the norm here yet they went above & beyond our expectations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

always stop here whrn we vacation in the area. consistantly good!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Business Meals
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a fantastic meal at Cafe 30A! The fillet was one of the best my husband has ever had. The Flounder special was beautifully plated and very good. Always love the Quail and Grits!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Did not disappoint. A bit expensive. Love the ambiance. Very coastal & whimsical.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This our favorite dining spot on 30A. We have been here dozens of times and have never had a bad experience! Our server was very attentive without being bothersome. We had the snapper, the Pheasant and the crab cakes and all were delicious! We will definetly be back the next visit to 30A.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun
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food5
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This is our favorite place to fine. Wonderful, attentive wait staff and the food is always fantastic. Highly recommend!

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food5
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent. Met all expectations.

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food5
ambience4
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

It was perfect as always! We never miss a chance to dine there when we are down.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Love this restaurant. Been coming for a long time and it only gets better.

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food5
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

30-A has been consistently well run with delicious food for as long as I have been going...around 30 years. The atmosphere is clean, crisp and white with fun ceiling umbrellas. Ladies, bring a sweater. It's cool inside. The fish is fresh ,but I can't pass up the quail and grits. I either have it as an appetizer or order a dinner portion. Do not miss it! A bonus is the valet parking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great experience. Food was delicious and service outstanding.

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service5
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

A+ loved it!

1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Awesome dining experience—very knowledgeable and highly qualified staff

1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
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service4
value5

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent meal with the BEST service. Thank you for another great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
value5

vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Exquisite food, warm and masterful service, fabulous cocktails..

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Simply Excellent ..... as it always is. Glad to see the pork chop back on the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food and the service was excellent would recommend to anyone

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Romantic, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Cafe 30A is always good. Book early to ensure you get a table. Classy place with great food and attentive service. Given its popularity, sometimes it feels as if they try to rush you through dinner in order to maximize table turn... but otherwise highly recommended!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We have eaten at Cafe Thirty-a a number of times and it never disappoints. . The food is so fresh - the fish amazing. Our waiter Rob was wonderful. It is a fun place to go eat and we look forward to going back again when we return to Santa Rosa Beach.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was outstanding. Our waiter, Robert, was excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I was here 2 yrs ago and thought it was better. I was a little disappointed with seat placement upstairs as it was painful to climb stairs. Jacob, our waiter, was outstanding. Lovely champagne, food but food didn't impress as much this time.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have dined here for years. Our server had a huge table and wasn't able to handle our table. The major disappointment was that the snapper was not eatable. The restaurant was super busy. Will will try again another time.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was average. Service was average. The restaurant was COLD - wear jeans. Over priced.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

One of our favs!!!

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