From charming open-air cottages to hidden gems in beautiful beach bungalows, a dinner out in 30A delivers not only stunning beach ambiance but also quality food that’s cooked to perfection and uses only the freshest ingredients. A visit to any of these eateries is guaranteed to provide a perfect night out for your group.
Bud & Alley's
For the best views of the iconic Seaside Obelisk, as well as a menu that will keep you coming back for more, be sure to visit Bud & Alley's waterfront restaurant - South Walton's oldest restaurant! For more than two decades the team here has been serving up delicious seafood with classic southern hospitality. Be sure to ask about the fish of the day, or try their fresh-caught Gulf Red Snapper. Arrive early for a seat in the first-come, first-served upstairs open-air patio.
Danny and Monica Cosenzi, Northern natives who found their paradise in the white sands and blue waters of Northwest Florida, now call Rosemary Beach home. With 30+ years of experience, Danny, and Monica's 15+ years in the industry, they co-own and operate Restaurant Paradis. This small fine dining gem, known for coastal fine dining, is nestled in Rosemary Beach, Florida, radiating a warm neighborhood feel and an elegant wine country ambiance.
Emphasizing fresh seasonal ingredients, prime steaks, and fine wines, Restaurant Paradis celebrates local produce and Gulf seafood. From wedding receptions to casual dinners in flip flops, their staff welcomes everyone with smiling faces. This hotspot offers innovative dishes that change with the seasons, special wine dinners, and tastings. A visit to Restaurant Paradis meets both leisurely and sophisticated appetites, and gift cards are available for a special treat or thank you. Call 850.534.0400 for inquiries.
Café Thirty-A in Seagrove Beach offers a casual fine-dining experience with a contemporary twist on classic dishes. Featuring southern delicacies like grilled Georgia quail and innovative blackened shrimp and grits, the chefs keep diners engaged with flavorful surprises. Enjoy their extensive wine list, special BOHO offer, and $6.00 martini nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Reservations are required for dinner, starting at 4:30 pm daily.
Pescado, led by Executive Chef John Engle, offers a balance of innovation and tradition, infusing coastal themes with creativity and flair. This family-style dining destination features ethically sourced ingredients, punchy cocktails, a rooftop lounge, and a menu full of culinary experimentation. Guests can enjoy diver scallops, raw bar selections, unique takes on traditional dishes like spaghetti, and breathtaking Gulf views. Reservations are recommended, and guests must be 18 or older except for brunch until 1:30 pm Wednesday to Sunday. Whether it's the food, ambiance, or incredible service, Pescado ensures a delightful experience.
Aja in 30A, led by Chef Tom Catherall, offers an elevated Asian culinary experience. With options ranging from the 12-course Omakase Experience with Chef Ito at the sushi bar to Chef Tom's inspired entrees, dining at Aja is an immersive sensory experience. Traditional classics merge with fresh, premium ingredients from local sources as well as Spain and Japan, creating an intriguing fusion of flavors. Highlights include fresh Uni sushi, King Crab, and Wagyu Beef stir-fry. Open seven days a week in Inlet Beach, Aja promises a meal full of passion, life, and unforgettable taste.
Cuvee 30A, led by the acclaimed "Best Chef on the Emerald Coast," Chef Tim Creehan, is renowned for its quality and creativity. Creehan's impressive career includes becoming an Executive Chef at 19 and revitalizing various Gulf Coast restaurants, establishing Cuvee 30A as a culinary staple. Offering dishes like fried green tomatoes with fresh crawfish and warm brie, and his signature boneless half duck with natural sauce and sweet potato mash, every bite at Cuvee 30A showcases his experience, creativity, and passion. A visit promises an unforgettable dining experience on 30A, worth reserving in advance.