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
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close
Somerset Bridge Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(850) 231-2166 ext. 1
Somerset Bridge Rd.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
Our second time to eat here and the food ...
Our second time to eat here and the food and service is top notch.
Service was slow and our waiter was not ...
Service was slow and our waiter was not very attentive . We have eaten here Before and had a much better experience than recently. It was a weeknight but still loud and many large parties. The food was good But not special for the price and other options available on 30a. We will not be back
I eat vegan and was pleasantly surprised ...
I eat vegan and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful dinner I had. It was our 2nd time in a week at the Café, will definitely return. My husband had a filet the first time, crab cakes the 2nd. He raved about both! The staff is wonderful, the ambiance delightful. Thanks 30A Café!!
Tomato salad was very good. Steaks were ...
Tomato salad was very good. Steaks were cooked to order. Dessert was okay.
Excellent service, Kimberly is awesome!
Excellent service, Kimberly is awesome!
very good table where we could see all t ...
very good table where we could see all the beautiful tourists and locals come and go. Excellent service and ambiance. My filet was maybe too rare - it was more like mush. Wife's snapper was pretty good but not much in the way of side dishes came with meal. For the prices, must come between 5 & 6 to get the BOGO offer.
We had a very delicious dinner of crab c ...
We had a very delicious dinner of crab cakes, grouper, wreck fish, snapper, crab claws, grits, mac n cheese, soup, and salad wedges. We enjoyed the BOGOF entrees from 5-6. We made reservations and our table was ready when we arrived. Our service was perfect! We always eat at Cafe 30A when at the beach. Love it!
Waiter was knowledgable and had potentia ...
Waiter was knowledgable and had potential to be very good, but he must've had a bad day. He acted like we we were an inconvenience to him. When one of us asked to have a salad brought early instead of as her entree (as originally ordered), he hung his head and sighed. He said it would be trouble for him to change it, and was sarcastic. He had a similar response when someone asked for a slight modification to the way something was offered on the menu. Finally, he just wasn't very happy or engaging. Out of last three visits, the server at Cafe Thirty A has acted that way twice. For a restaurant of that caliber, I'd expect the server to better engaged and a little more accommodating/flexible.
Very nice dinner with the family! Great ...
Very nice dinner with the family! Great wine list, crab cakes were delicious and our waiter was very friendly! I recommend the BOGO menu from 5-6 on weekdays, reservations and the martini happy hour-check out the website for more details.
Food and dining experience were top notc ...
Food and dining experience were top notch along with the service. We dined before 6pm and were able to take advantage of the 2 for one entree pricing. Therefore, our bill was unusually low.
One of the tastiest filets I have ever h ...
One of the tastiest filets I have ever had, served with very fresh broiled vegetables. For an appetizer, I had delicious stone crab claws with a butter sauce. Being from New Orleans, when I saw marinated crab claws on the menu, I assumed it would be already peeled blue crab claws. These had to be cracked by me and it was a bit messy. They were outstanding in taste though. My husband also enjoyed his meal, it was very crowded, we made reservations and saw people get turned away at the door. We split a chocolate marshmallow cake with banana ice cream for dessert, which was also delectable and my husband had coffee, which he enjoyed. His dinner was langostino pasta.
Always enjoy dining at Café Thirty-A whe ...
Always enjoy dining at Café Thirty-A when we go to Seaside. Food is excellent, and Scott has been our server several times. Always does a great job.
Another visit. Great! Ask for Jay as wai ...
Another visit. Great! Ask for Jay as wait staff. Fast and fresh. Only downside is how close you are packed in together at tables.
We had an amazing meal at Café thirty-a. ...
We had an amazing meal at Café thirty-a. Our server, Ryan, was phenomenal and very knowledgeable. We had wonderful wine, martinis, and our dinners were amazing. One of the best fillet mignons we've ever eaten.
Good restaurant. Our service was good an ...
Good restaurant. Our service was good and the food was also good. The food was prepared perfectly.
We are from Oklahoma and have bison fair ...
We are from Oklahoma and have bison fairly often. The bison strip here is the most amazing bison strip my whole family has ever had. Who would have thought to go to the beach to get bison? The only dish I did not care much for was the skate fish. Cannot really tell you why. The crab cakes are amazing and light and full of crab. The spinach and oyster salad is so filling and wonderful that it could really be a whole meal. Get the banana beignets. Great. And if you ask for Jay, he will take very good care of you. He knows the menu and he knows his wine and spirits. Jay makes you feel like you are the best customers in town. This is my families favorite restaurant in the Santa Rosa Beach area. If you go between 5-6 pm,some entrees are buy one get one free. Don't forget the pizza is very good also!
Cafe Thirty- A never disappoints and I h ...
Cafe Thirty- A never disappoints and I have been dining there for over 20 years whenever I am visiting the lovely area beaches. The fresh fish, salads, appetizers, wine, specialty cocktails and wood fired pizzas are all excellent.
Excellent every time! Our go too when visiting area!
Always great. Even for the food allergy eaters
Our semi-annual trip to Seagrove beach always includes Cafe 30-A. I call for a reservation and they know me personally. Our family is loaded with food allergies and they accommodate everyone. We have a gluten and casein free eater. We have a shellfish allergy eater and a nut allergy eater. Everyone is taken care of with no problems at all. The wait staff is fantastic and the kitchen is very efficient.
Fabulous dining experience!
We love Cafe Thirty-A and have dined there many times. We brought our family with us and they loved it as well. The Lobster in Paradise is the best!
Disappointed in menu change
I was disappointed in the menu change. I had always ordered the New York steak, but ordered the Manhattan steak this time. The steak was not good and was overcooked. I will probably not make a return visit when I return to my condo.
Perfect dining experience
Café Thirty A has become our favorite restaurant when we are at WaterColor. We discovered this restaurant about 3 years ago and will usually dine at least once & sometimes more than once when on vacation. Our dining experience was perfect, beginning with being seated upstairs. Then we met our waiter who was wonderful. He made suggestions, knew the menu and took care of our table of 6 as if we were the only people in the restaurant. The food from appetizers to entrees was superb as expected. All in all it was a great night enjoyed by all!
Reliably excellent way to celebrate a sp ...
Reliably excellent way to celebrate a special evening at the beach.
Delicious family dinner
My husband, two kids (6 and 10), and I went to Cafe Thirty-A while vacationing for a week in Seagrove. We had 5:15 reservations which I highly recommend doing because there appeared to be a long wait even that early in the evening. We had the 2-for-1 entrees (before 6 pm) 2 huge lump crab cakes for my husband and I had the salmon. Both were delicious! Kids were happy with their buttered pasta.
Love, love Cafe Thirty-A!
We always save the best for last on our trip to the Seagrove/Seaside area each summer. The best part was that we had the same waiter as the year before. The serve and food were the best! I highly recommend this restaurant.
Best crabcake ever, worst service ever.
I definitely want to start by saying it seriously was the best crab cake ever! I chose the lobster with the mac and cheese and it is something spectacular, too. My husband had the steak and ordered it medium. It came out well done and not much flavor. We would have sent it back, however, the waiter never stopped by our table after the meal came to ask how everything was. Didn't see him until after and that was to throw the dessert menus in front of us. Also, I ordered coke to drink and only received one refill (well before dinner and we had to ask for refill...it was empty throughout dinner). Beautiful restaurant, just disappointed in the service which kind of ruined the nice dinner my husband and I had planned on or one date night we had without kids while on vacation.
Really enjoyed our meal at Cafe- Thirty A. The service and food is top-notch. It is not inexpensive so for a family of 10, not an option for everyday dining. Loved my crab cake and the scallops!
Scott was wonderful as always - had a gr ...
Scott was wonderful as always - had a great evening!
This is my 'have to' favorite restaurant . I 'have to' have dinner there when in Santa Rosa , I travel all the US and without a doubt the meals and service I have received at Cafe Thirty A are some of the most memorable. Food is perfection, as is the service . Selection of some of the finest dishes you can imagine in an incredible atmospher. It is surprisingly child friendly as well. From the back kitchen to the front hostess excellent food and service.
A little expensive, but very tastey!
A little expensive, but very tastey!
Love this place, will go every year when we visit Seaside.
Excellent as usual.
Great steak!! Warm chocolate cake missed the mark but perhaps an off night.
We've been coming to Cafe Thirty A since ...
We've been coming to Cafe Thirty A since it opened and it's always a great evening and our favorite restaurant in this area. Adam did a great job, and everyone's food was very good.
Visited once each year for three years D ...
Visited once each year for three years During our vacation to the area. Consistently excellent. Our grown children consider it a must during vacation.
Great Food. Great Service.
Always a great place to take my wife out on date night. Wonderful food, great service!
This is a wonderful restaurant! Food is excellent. Service is great. Overall, a very good dining experience.
Best upscale dining in the Seaside, Seag ...
Best upscale dining in the Seaside, Seagrove Beach area. The atmosphere is excellent. The menu and wine list is also excellent. The restaurant is not on the beach, but has still has a very seaside beach decor and atmosphere. It's pricey, but worth it.
outstanding as always
We chose Cafe Thirty-A for our 31st wedding anniversary dinner spot. We've been there dozens of times and once again they exceeded our expectations. Our food, service and atmosphere were perfect as always. We are always treated like family, but always special. No matter the occasion, this is THE best restaurant on the Emerald Coast.
We've eaten here many times. Food is f ...
We've eaten here many times. Food is fantastic and the wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable.....ask for Sara. Whether you are a local like we are or just visiting, this place is a gem.
The food was fantastic as always. Never ...
The food was fantastic as always. Never been disappointed by this restaurant .
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