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Vue on 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Vue on 30a

4.6
4.6
2339 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Since opening their doors in 1971, Vue on 30a has showcased one of the most sought after, panoramic dining experiences on the Gulf. The restaurant has claimed its fair share of accolades with its fresh approach to dining, including delicious menus thoughtfully designed by a culinary team of experts and its wine menu which easily matches the caliber of the food. The restaurant was named “Best Fine Dining” by Visit South Walton and continues to be a “Most Booked” restaurant at OpenTable.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (850) 267-2305
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Isley Whyte
  • Catering
    With its sleek, contemporary look to its inviting atmosphere, Vue offers something for everyone and can accommodate weddings or rehearsal dinners up to 250 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Vue on 30a offers a wedding backdrop like no other on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Vue is home to some of the most dramatic sunsets with its panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico both indoor and out. In fact, you won’t find a seat inside that does not showcase the Vue with the restaurant’s expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Private party contact
    Rebecca Lively: (850) 267-1240 ext. 3
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Rosa Beach
  • Cross street
    Hwy 98
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northwest Florida

    Romantic

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Destin

    Good for business meals

  • Destin

    Neighborhood gem

  • Destin

    Great for fine wines

  • Destin

    Romantic

  • Destin

    Good for special occasions

  • Destin

    Lively

  • Destin

    Most Booked

2,339 Reviews
  1. KellyA

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a delicious meal. Gluten free options were plentiful.

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  2. DebA

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    VERY enjoyable evening! Service was good, both entrees were exceptional. I had the pasta special, scallops, shrimp and lobster over pasta. My husband had the shrimp and scallops. We agreed the best meal we’ve had in the 30A/Sandestin area over several years. To enjoy the view, be sure to check the time of sunset and make your reservation accordingly.

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  3. KrisP

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at Vue many times. The food is nicely presented and has always been tasty. The service is friendly and efficient and the view is one of the best in the area!

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  4. JJKW

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but expensive evening menu. Nicer atmosphere during the daytime when one can view the ocean. Service was very good.

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  5. Steve

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the atmosphere of this restaurant, the service was great and the food wonderful

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  6. JanetO

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at the Vue. We were able to take advantage of a 2 for 1 entree promotion and happy hour for drinks. So excellent value. Our server, Jenna was fabulous as were the bar staff. The food was delicious. We had the shrimp and scallops. Very sizeable shrimp and scallops. We’d also recommend the fried goat cheese salad. We were able to take in in a beautiful sunset over the gulf. We’ve been before and we’ll be back again! Thank you!

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  7. AmandaM

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden Gem on 30A!! Amazing food and view! Can't recommend enough!

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  8. PamT

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall service and food was excellent. Will definitely be going again!

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  9. marciasc

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the happy hour special. Prices are high, we left hungry. Love the atmosphere, but not a good value for the price.

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  10. Princess

    West Virginia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place for dinner. Food is always excellent, and the view is wonderful.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was uninspired - box pasta mixed with uncooked scallops and empty lobster shell.

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  12. RichardK

    Mobile

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grateful food and drink. We had fish tacos, oysters and crab cake salad. All were wonderful. Wines and beer as well. The view spectacular and service from Chris excellent.

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  13. TracyB

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time we ate here within 7 days - with different friends. Great food and service both times.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Greeter was inflexible when we decided to dine indoors due to the cold snap. Another reservationist did come over to see why we were waiting so long and corrected our situation to sit inside.

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  15. Robby

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would not recommend the 3 nut chicken, it wasn't up to the quality of the other dishes. Caesar salad was excellent.

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  16. RichardD

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party changed from 4 to 5 at the last minute. Once we got there, some decided it was a touch too chilly and asked to be moved inside. We are fully accomodated on both counts and appreciated. The food and service were great!

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  17. MaggieW

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the terrace for lunch, at a bar top with umbrella. Had a reservation. Service, food and ambience were great! (We love the ocean breeze, but if you don’t, inside tables are nice as well). Had the shrimp tacos. Yum! One of our favorite places going back many years!

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  18. JJKW

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view at the Vue on 30A is absolutely gorgeous. Lunch worked for us as the menu was cheaper and still great food. Our waiter, Tripp, did a great job!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak was unbelievably good. Food overall was 9.5/10. Restaurant was beautiful and our service was top notch.

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  20. Chris0329

    Cincinnati

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always visit while in town from Cincinnati. Love everything about this place! We all ordered from the special 2 for 1 menu and loved our dishes...our server, Tripp, was great. Went out of his way to make our celebration special! And we love the new decor. One of our fave places in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, and local area. We will be back!

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  21. Disappointed

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Sadly, I was disappointed. While the service was great and the caesar salad was good, the 3 nut chicken entree was ........ to put it bluntly........ NOT good. Visually, the entree looked anything but appetizing and the nut "coating" was so thick, I could not taste the chicken. When I scrapped it off both sides of the chicken, it tokl up 1/3 of my plate revealing a thin, almost not existent peice of chick that was dry and bland and the scalloped potatoes were covered it what looked and tasted like velveeta cheese. Now in fairness, maybe I just ordered the wrong thing, but if it is on the menu and you are reprsenting it as "Fine Dining," that's what it should be. My advice to customers, don't order it........... My advise to the restaurant, either change the recipe or take it off the menu. Going forward, I think I will stay with the great fine dining restaurants in Rosemary.

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  22. AvidFoodie

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff and bar staff were extremely friendly, which made for a perfect night, because the food was delicious!

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  23. Mike

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Plenty of empty tables inside but endured a Very Chilly Vue patio with no view after dark. Wait staff was awesome but bison steak had gristle with every bite.

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  24. SusanW

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is one of our favorite restaurants and after 7 years were very much experiencing how special this restaurant is on Valentines Day. Disappointing to say the least for a fine dining restaurant. Seated outside not near a heater and the only table without centerpiece. We requested inside and ended up in the bar. Served with plastic water glass. The food was so-so. The risotto was dry. The bright light was our server.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a beautiful valentines dinner on the patio.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the dining experience at the Vue. Beautiful day to dine outside.

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  27. Chris

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always the bet meal we have on 30A! You can never go wrong with their crab cakes or filet.

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  28. Geepe

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner came but guy didn't bring steak knives for steak

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  29. Disappointed

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service excellent!! Food was not good! Tough ( probably frozen) lobster. Stuffing was mostly filler, very little crab. Fried green tomatoes smothered in some type of cheese sauce in excess. Excessive salt in all dishes including our grandson's chicken strips which were overcooked and tough.

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  30. Kari

    Cincinnati

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Vue on 30 A and visit several times during our winter stay. Always excellent food, service, wine and the view.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view at sunset is magical. I highly recommend dining here. The food is delicious.

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  32. DianeB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the shrimp and scallops!! Beautiful spot on the coast!

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  33. DDDiner

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service, and view! My husband and I had one of the most enjoyable experiences at the Vue on 30a! Our server was delightful, very helpful, and attentive. After refreshing, happy-hour specialty cocktails in the bar, we shared a delicious bottle of wine with our dinners--the Turley Zinfandel. As we watched a beautiful sunset over the bay, we thoroughly enjoyed the catch of the day--their perfectly prepared grouper. My husband topped his with the crab cake and I chose to top mine with the jumbo lump crab. Their chef did an outstanding job preparing mine totally gluten-free, as I am celiac. We finished our evening with a light, fluffy, scrumptious key lime mousse! We enthusiastically recommend the Vue on 30a as one of the best restaurants in the area!

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  34. Unimpressed

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Two orders of tacos and 2 glasses of wine for $57 for lunch. Much too expensive, but that wasn't the worst of it. The tacos had a couple of tiny shrimp and an excessive amount of cabbage and GARLIC. We went home immediately to brush our teeth and still we felt ill the rest of the day. The server was not the quality that we have always encountered at the Vue either. While we are in Florida we have always included a visit to the Vue. This was the worst food for the most money. A clue should have been the few people that were there that day. We will not return.

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  35. wvdreamhome

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and wait staff was very friendly! The VIEW of the evening sunset was beautiful! Would go back!

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  36. Geepe

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Excellent service by Prince. We will be back

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  37. SandyF

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service provided by Jenna was flawless. Our dinner was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend for a nice meal out.

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  38. DerbyG

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at a window table that had a wonderful view of the water and beach. Three of us enjoyed a fresh fried oyster salad while our other companion had a very large cheeseburger. And even though we finished our meal in normal time, the restaurant was kind enough to allow us to remain and enjoy another hour of catching up.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is bad :( I would at most pay $5 for that Fraser salad. Service was little to none, we used the same set of utensils throughout the meal

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  40. TammyN

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, food and service. We will be back!

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FAQs

Vue on 30a is rated 4.6 stars by 2339 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Vue on 30a

4801 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hwy 98
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Rosa Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Isley Whyte
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (850) 267-2305
  • Catering
    With its sleek, contemporary look to its inviting atmosphere, Vue offers something for everyone and can accommodate weddings or rehearsal dinners up to 250 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Vue on 30a offers a wedding backdrop like no other on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Vue is home to some of the most dramatic sunsets with its panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico both indoor and out. In fact, you won’t find a seat inside that does not showcase the Vue with the restaurant’s expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Private party contact
    Rebecca Lively: (850) 267-1240 ext. 3
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