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Cafe Thirty A

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3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Somerset Bridge Rd.)
18502312166
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17:00 - 23:00
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Collierville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant for half price margaritas on a Thursday night. The bar area was full so we sat at a table in the restaurant. We didn't know that you couldn't get half price drinks at the tables. I ordered a chicken dish and my hubby ordered pizza. His pepperoni pizza was awesome! My chicken dish was fair.... More 

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate your feedback and hope you will join us again so we can have another chance to impress you! More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends had not been here before and had complained about the lack of good restaurants in Panama City Beach. They travel a lot to DC and New York. They were wowed by Cafe Thirty A. The crab cakes are better than the Waldorf. The steak was cooked perfectly. Everything was perfect. You can take your own wine if they... More 

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Wow! Now that is high praise! Thank you for writing a review. We hope to see you very soon! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was great at Thirty A! Food was excellent! Service was wonderful! Atmosphere was great! First time trying grits for me and they were fabulous! Everyone at our table enjoyed their dinner. Would highly recommend!

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

What an amazing review! Thank you so much! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Time and time again, it is a great dining experience. Service has been to notch while the food that we had ordered is always a delight. If you enjoy finer dinning, perhaps you will share our experiences as well.

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

We loved reading your review! Thank you so much for taking time to write it. We hope to see you soon. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been dining at Café 30A since 1997. Thanks so its superlative owner, Harriet, it has never lost one bit of consistency in all this time. The restaurant is beautiful - a lovely dining ambience, but you still know you are at the beach. The menu and food are excellent. I can't think of one item that has ever... More 

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Harriet C, Owner at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

WOW! All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you! It's people like you that have made my business such a pleasure all these years. You're the best! More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 41st anniversary dinner couldn't have been better. Server, staff, everybody great!! Quail & grits appetizer so good!! Server gave us the recipe for it- living in the south where we shoot quail. LOL Can't wait to try it myself. Highly recommend!! Steak great. Tuna fantastic! Wine list superb.

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and for spending your special night with us. We look forward to serving you again very soon! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two couples went for dinner during the 2 for 1 hour. My wife and I both had the NY Strip Steak, and it was fantastic! Excellent service from our waiter, Jay. BTW, the place was very busy at the end of January, which speaks well of the popularity of this restaurant. We will be back!

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We are so pleased to hear that everything was wonderful! Come back soon! More 

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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237 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experiences at this restaurant just keep getting better. We ate here this week and all our meals were exceptional. The entrees were perfectly prepared and the desserts were delicious. Also, the service could not have been better. We will come back here many times.

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

We can't wait to have you back! Thanks so much! More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried Cafe Thirty A based on the TripAdvisor rating and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere is relaxing. The service is excellent. And the food was over the top amazing. The NY Strip was among the best I have ever had in a restaurant. We can't wait to go back.

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

And we can't wait to have you back! Thank you so much for the kind words. More 

Dacula, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great , the service is very good, and there is a 2 for 1 price between 5:00 and 6:00 - you do not have to use the valet before 6:00 , but you do after 6:00

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Jill T, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Thirty A, responded to this review

BOGO is such a great deal and we appreciate you sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor family! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3899 East Scenic Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
    (Somerset Bridge Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 18502312166
Description
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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