Where to Eat in Seaside & Santa Rosa Beach Florida

One of my favorite places is Seaside Florida. It’s on the Western Coast along the Gulf of Mexico coastline and has a very Southern Influence (the local people and the local food). I’ve been many times with an old friend Katherine (Yes same Katherine from Asia, Chile, Argentina, Vienna & Budapest) and I think it’s one of the best-kept secrets in Florida. Thanks again to Katherine and her awesome family for sharing this heavenly destination with me as their guest!

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Seaside Florida

Seaside is best known as the location of the movie, The Truman Show. It is beyond picturesque with stunning white beaches, and an ocean so blue you feel as if you’re in Belize, not Florida. The architecture here is beyond stunning with most of the houses having porches with rocking chairs and a Southern Cottage (by cottage I mean large cottage) vibe.

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Airstream Row

There is a row of Airstreams which are great if you want a more casual bite. They have an assortment of options which include:

  • Barefoot BBQ – Various BBQ options
  • Crepes de Soleil – Crepes
  • Frost Bites – Hawaiian shaved ice, frozen custard, and various drinks.
  • The Meltdown on 30A – Grilled cheeses.
  • Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs – Hot dogs and such!

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BFF at The Great Southern

Looking for a cocktail to go visit BFF At The Great Southern for great cocktails and more!

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The Great Southern

This is one of the best restaurants in town with great Southern Food, an amazing Oyster & Cocktail Happy Hour and a great vibe!

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Forty-Five Central Wine & Sushi Bar

If you’re looking for great sushi and Paella (on select nights) which is to die for be sure to plan a visit to Forty-Five Central Wine Bar & Sushi. I experienced their Paella and it’s amazing. Plan to arrive by 5pm or so (to get a table and order Paella) as it sells out very quickly.

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The lovely outdoor seating at Forty Five Central Wine & Sushi Bar.

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The beyond delicious Little Gem with Ginger Salad. The Ginger dressing is so good you’ll want to eat the dressing

Nigel’s Banana Stand

Looking for a delicious Banana treat on a hot day. Check out Nigel’s Banana Stand.

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The Shrimp Shack

Another great spot that’s delicious for Seafood. My favorite is their Lobster Roll!

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Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar & Trattoria

If you’re looking for delicious Pizza and Italian be sure to check out Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar & Trattoria.

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Surfing Deer

Another great gem in the Seaside 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.

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Bud & Alley’s Roof Deck Bar & Restaurant

Bud & Alley’s Roof Deck is THE spot in town. You’ll go at least once during any visit to Seaside whether you go for a sunset cocktail or a drink after dinner or dinner. They have great bar food and also more fine dining.

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Bud & Alley’s Taco Bar

Bud & Alley’s Taco Bar is a newer addition to Seaside (since my first visit in 2003 or so) and it’s amazing. Each time I go back it’s even better with new additions to the menu. The team that works there is beyond friendly and super nice. This became my go-to spot on my most recent visit for lunch (almost daily) as well as sometimes a late afternoon snack.  Yes I LOVE this place!!  2236 E County Road 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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Fish Out Of Water

Fish Out of Water is another one of the restaurants with a more fine dining atmosphere. Every time I’ve been I’ve enjoyed the food, the ocean front views, and the great service.

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Modika Market

This is THE local grocery store in Seaside which is great for anything you could need. They have great sandwiches and other gourmet culinary options. They also have a delicious Arnold Palmer which is spectacular and I’m addicted to.

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