Seaside Dining Locations

Seaside restaurants provide an abundance of options for visitors craving the unique flavors that only coastal cuisine can provide! Nothing accompanies a long day on Seaside beach than a large plate of fresh steamed Gulf shrimp and an ice cold brew. Seaside restaurants are known for providing the finest breakfast, lunch and dinner on Scenic 30-A. The variety of food and restaurants in Seaside, FL ensures visitors never have to get in the car to dine-in or carry-out! Discover your favorite place to eat in Seaside and experience everything this quaint beach town on Scenic 30-A has to offer!

Amavida Coffee (Seaside)

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Location: Seaside Square Phone: 850.213.1965 Website: Click Here to View

Located in Downtown Seaside, Amavida Coffee is a cool, hip (but not too hip) coffee shop that serves up gourmet coffee and freshly-baked goods. Great place to read and wake up with a cup or two of freshly-brewed Joe. If you can’t leave work behind, they also have wireless access so you can use your laptop while your supposed to be on vacation. Now serving great South American specialty food.  Try some today.  Check out their funky web site for more information.

Barefoot BBQ

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Location: 2235 E Scenic Hwy 30-A / Seaside Airstreams Phone: 850-534-0313 Point of Contact: Murphy

Scenic 30A’s best BBQ is served up by Scenic 30-A’s most famous and liked former bartender, Murphy. Using only all natural ingredients and the best meats and vegtables from organic farms and local growers, Murphy’s BBQ is not to be missed.

Bud & Alley’s Taco Bar

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Location: 2236 E Scenic Hwy 30-A Downtown Seaside Phone: 850-231-4781 Email: Point of Contact: Dave

Bud and Alleys brings a taco bar to Seaside. Enjoy all varieties of tapa size tacos. Sip on a margarita or a cold beer!  Eat outside, great people watching.

Bud & Alleys

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Location: On the Beach in Seaside Phone: 850-231-5900

Bud & Alley’s was founded in 1986 and named after a dog and cat. This Seaside landmark has been a favorite gathering place for locals and visitors who appreciate the great food, great fun and great sunsets. Bud & Alley’s is nestled in the dunes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The restaurant has won numerous awards including, Florida Trend Magazine’s Golden Spoon Award (Top 20 in Florida) as well as Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence.

Bud & Alleys Pizza Bar

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Location: 2236 East County Road 30-A Seaside, Florida 32459 Phone: 850-231-1902 Email: Website: Click Here to View

Charming beachside restaurant right next to the towering Obe Pavilion in Seaside. Fresh wood baked pizzas straight from Italy!

Cocina Cubana

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Location: 2236 E. County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 Phone: Website: Click Here to View Menu: Click Here to View

Cuban restaurant in the heart of Seaside serving Cuban bowls, sandwiches and slushies.

Crêpes du Soleil Airstream

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Location: 2215 E. County Highway 30A, Airstream Row, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 Email: Website: Click Here to View Menu: Click Here to View

A taste of France comes to Seaside. Le menu features delicious made-to-order crepes: either sweet or savory, classique or with a French twist, and their signature homemade mousse au chocolat. Bon Appétit! 

The menu features traditional crepes, including Crepes Suzette, a French dessert crepe served with a sauce of caramelized sugar, butter, orange zest, brandy and Grand Marnier. Other favorites on the sweet side are the Nutella crepes and chocolate mousse crepes, a twist on what is typically a chocolate syrup-drizzled crepe. Craving a savory dish? Try the Peppered Pig, a spin on the Cuban sandwich, made with roasted pork, pickles and spicy mustard. A classic crepe with Swiss, ham and egg is also on the menu, as is the all-day breakfast crepe. In addition, Crêpes du Soleil has daily specials.

Dawson’s Yogurt & Fudge Works

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Location: 121 Central Square Phone: 850-231-4770

A Seaside landmark since 1988. Dawson’s serves up frozen yogurt and other delicacies that will put a big grin on your face. Grab your cone or cup and take a stroll around Seahaven, home of Truman Burbank…


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Location: 2236 E CR30-A Phone: 850-231-5351

It looks like a long-lost vacationer who pulled over (before Seadside was built) and never left. But rest assured, this is no ordinary motor home! Specialties include Hawaiian shaved ice, home-made frozen custard, fresh-squeezed lemonade and cold drinks.

Great Southern Cafe on 30-A

Great Southern Cafe

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Location: 83 Central Square, Seaside FL 32459 Phone: 850-231-7327 Website: Click Here to View Menu: Click Here to View

Jim Shirley owns several restaurants throughout the panhandle, but Seaside’s Great Southern Café is the only local spot where you can sample his famous “Grits a Ya Ya.” Great Southern Café also features a full bar and a raw oyster bar.

Heavenly Shortcakes & Ice Cream

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Location: 63 Central Square Phone: 850-231-2029

With a name like this, how can you NOT go there? You might call this the ultimate dessert place in Seaside, maybe all of Scenic 30-A. Probably known best for their authentic Italian gelato, you will also find hand-folded ice cream, strawberry shortcakes, gourmet coffee and cookies. Try the pistachio gelato!!!

Ji•Shi Ki•chn

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Location: 45 Central Square, Seaside, FL 32459 Phone: 850.231.4545 Website: Click Here to View Menu: Click Here to View

From the creators of Great Southern and The Bay, Chef Jim Shirley brings you Ji Shi Kichen, Seaside’s newest hot spot. Located in the heart of Seaside Ji Shi offers an extensive wine list and small plate, sushi and Paella all within an intimate Seaside setting. Ji Shi offers both indoor and outdoor dining and is the perfect spot to enjoy all the entertainment of Seaside. 

Modica Market

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Location: 109 Central Square, Seaside FL 32459 Phone: 850-231-1214 Email: Website: Click Here to View

This family-owned market has served the town of Seaside for over 15 years. In addition to being a full service grocery store, Modica Market sells prepared gourmet meals (to-go) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Seaside landmark has appeared on CNN and featured in Vogue, Travel & Leisure, TravelSouth and Conde Nast Traveler.

Pickle’s Beachside Grille

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Location: Seaside, Obe District Phone: 850-231-5686

This classic hamburger stand will remind you of days gone by. Home of the Paradise Burger and famous Fried Pickle, not to mention the best chili cheese dog this side of Texas! Plenty of cold beer and daiquiris to wet your whistle. One of the best people watching places along Scenic 30-A…

The Melt Down on 30A

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Location: 2235 E Co Hwy 30A, Seaside, FL 32459 Phone: 850-231-0952

Gotta have grilled cheese? Then get it in Seaside at Chef Jim Shirley’s (of Great Southern Cafe) new street-side spot in Seaside. Gourmet grilled cheese never tasted so good!

The Shrimp Shak

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Location: 2236 E Co Hwy 30A, Seaside, FL 32459 Phone: 850-231-3799

Dine right in the heart of Seaside on the screened porch, beachside deck, or seaside pavilion. Choose from steamed gulf shrimp, ice cold oysters, fish, or their famous lobster roll and enjoy it while looking out into the gulf. Walk up from the beach for a casual lunch or come back for a nice sunset dinner. One of the few beach-side dining experiences on Scenic 30-A!


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