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30 Sep 2022
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Fall is in the air, but in 30A that doesn't mean cold weather. Temperatures remain in the 70's and the evenings are cooler which means it's a great time of the year to enjoy dining al freso. There are plenty of great restaurants in the 30A area, but if you're looking for a dining experience with stunning views, you have to check these out!

Best Spots for Outdoor Dining in 30A


Step into Pescado and enjoy a seafood-centric menu filled with thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Favorites include dishes like the Chef's Ceviche, Whole Roasted Lobster, and Seafood Paella. It's the perfect option for those looking for a casual, fine dining setting with family and friends. While offering both an dining room and inside bar, the outside terrace provides incredible views of Rosemary Beach and the Gulf. Order one of Pescado's popular cocktails and take in the scenery at one of 30A's most popular restaurants. Head to the Courtyard at Pescado on the ground floor from 5:00PM - 9:00PM for live jazz music, small bites, and cocktails if that's more of your vibe. 

La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

A Rosemary Beach favorite, La Crema Tapas & Chocolate is influenced by the popular tapas and chocolate shops of Madrid and Barcelona. It's casual, European style of dining makes it a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Guests can choose from traditional tapas, as well as chef-inspired small plates. Popular and traditional offerings include the Paella and Albondigas while popular non-traditional small plates include the Ceviche, Crab Cakes, and Blue Crab Rangoons. And don't forget to try items from the Chocolate and Wine menu! Ask for a seat in the stunning courtyard of La Crema and indulge in the amazing offerings at La Crema.

Fish Out of Water

A few communities over, you'll find Fish Out of Water (FOOW). As one of the 30A area’s only large family-style restaurants and bars overlooking the Gulf, FOOW embodies the spirit of the WaterColor community: coastal, fun, and unpretentious, with impeccable service and cuisine. FOOW features a menu of fine coastal cuisine using fresh ingredients. Choose from menu items like surf and turf, filet medallions, Gulf shrimp, and more. There is also a selection of salads, soups, and small plates. You'll enjoy an upscale and cozy space that is bright and inviting.

Vue on 30A

Vue on 30A delivers chef-driven cuisine in a relaxing beach side atmosphere. Vue on 30A was named as "The Best Place to Watch a Sunset" by the readers of Destin Magazine, so if you're looking for a dinner with a view, this is the place. Grab a seat outdoors or enjoy the indoor dining area, there's no bad seat in the house. Vue on 30A serves up plenty of fresh seafood creations, as well as other great dishes. Come to watch a beautiful sunset over the waterway while you enjoy your food, or make a stop post-beach day. The restaurant is open to the public and serves lunch, dinner and happy hour throughout the week as well as Sunday brunch.

Plan Your Getaway with 30A Luxury Vacations

Now that you've worked up an appetitite and a craving for a getaway to the Gulf, explore our 30A vacation rentals! From homes to condos, and properties with a private pool, you're sure to find the vacation rental that is perfect for your next getaway!