On the Western Coast on the Gulf of Mexico, I love visiting Santa Rosa Beach in Florida. They’ve got a great mix of food, culture, and people that is a really worth checking out. For those planning to visit the area and don’t know where to start, no need to worry. Follow along below as I share some of my favorite spots for The Perfect Dining Guide for Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
Best Dinner Date Outfits
I’m frequently asked what to wear or what I pack for a trip so I’m sharing my Best Dinner Date Outfits below. This is constantly evolving throughout various seasons so take a look back in another season to see what I share!
Black Bear Bread Co.
Black Bear Bread Co. is one of the cutest coffee shops and neighborhood bakery’s you could ever find. It is very light and open inside and you can smell the delicious baked goods the moment you walk in. Read more about the Black Bear Bread Co. on their website here.
Cafe 30 A
Cafe 30 A is consistently delicious with the most amazing ambiance. This is one of the more fine dining atmosphere’s Santa Rosa Beach has to offer, which makes it a very special night out that I highly recommend. Have a meal by the sea at the stunning Cafe 30 A.
Take a look at this mouth-watering sandwich… you’ll want to check it out for their amazing food!
Fish Out of Water
Fish Out of Water is a great restaurant if you’re interested in a more fine dining atmosphere. Every time I’ve been I’ve enjoyed the food along with the beautiful ocean views that are truly unlike no other. The service is amazing as well, making this a very special addition to try.
Gathering Spot at WaterColor Inn
Located on the main lobby of the WaterColor Inn, The Gathering Spot is a perfect place to enjoy a drink, a meal, or both during your trip to Santa Rosa Beach. It has a fun and light ambiance near the water which is what makes it so cool.
For all my beer lovers out there, The Growler Garage is such a cool place to grab a beer and hang out with friends. The atmosphere of this place is one of a kind, and the staff are really great. As soon as you walking in your greeted with an arrange of art on the walls, along with surfboards, guitars, and even motorcycles! Enjoy live music at this great spot on your next trip.
If you’re a fan of beer like me and in the California area, check out my blog post on The Best California Beers I Adore.
Pescado is the rooftop restaurant of your dreams as it has the perfect view over Santa Rosa and the beautiful bright blue ocean. The contrast of color at Pescado brings out the best of the blue to go along with your bright and tasty meals. Enjoy a mixed drink or a glass of wine and take in the wonderful view at Pescado.
Fresh and tasty fish with a glass of wine… sounds like heaven.
Roux 30 A
Feel like family at Roux 30 A, where immediately when you walk in the door, you are warmly welcomed by the amazing staff. Enjoy fresh food with your family and friends at this hotspot that is perfect for Santa Rosa Florida Dining. Read more about Roux 30 A and make your reservation here.
The Red Bar
The Red Bar is truly like no other place on the list. This fun and bright red atmosphere is one of a kind, as soon as you walk in there is no empty space in this bar. Bright lights, live music, and great drinks. Stop at The Red Bar for a unique night out with your friends!
Stinky’s Fish Camp
Fresh Seafood with the highest quality, Stinky’s Fish Camp is perfect for any fish lover. With a wide variety of seafood options, you’re guaranteed to find something delicious to try on the menu. Read more about Stinky’s Fish Camp here.
Another great gem in the Santa Rosa Beach area is Surfing Deer. This is more of fine dining and it’s also great to eat or grab a drink/bite at the bar. I’ve done both bar dining and table-side and always enjoyed the great food, good service and lively setting. Read more about Surfing Deer on their website here.