Great Southern Café

Great Southern Café is a warm, inviting eatery located in the picturesque town of Seaside—a town famously cast as the setting of the Jim Carrey film The Truman Show. Learn more about this delicious 30A restaurant down below!

Southern Classics, Reinvented

Great Southern Café in Seaside dishes out staple Southern food, only with a modern twist. Open on Wednesday through Sunday, Great Southern Café serves breakfast from 8:00am to 10:45am, lunch from 11:00am to 4:00pm, and from 4:00pm to 9:30pm and beyond. The catch? The restaurant doesn’t accept reservations, serving patrons on a first-come, first-served basis, so you’ll want to plan accordingly when you decide to eat here!

 

Great Southern Café’s breakfast menu includes items like grits and grillades with Gouda cheese grits, veggie frittatas, steak and eggs, eggs Benedicts with traditional Southern favorites like fried green tomatoes and crab cakes, biscuits and gravy, waffles, pancakes, and beignets. Pair your breakfast with a mimosa or a Bloody Mary with pickled okra, spiced beans, and a dash of horseradish, or with a high-quality array of coffee, iced tea, juices, or milk from a local farm.

 

Lunch at Great Southern Café near Santa Rosa Beach, FL starts with appetizers like baked oysters, buffalo chicken wings, blue crab claws, fried calamari, New Orleans-style seafood gumbo, crispy frog legs, crab cakes and fried green tomatoes, or unique dishes like Duck Calls (duck confit with poblano pepper in a crisp wrapper served with spicy mustard and pepper jelly) or Soul Rolls (chicken and collard greens in a crisp wrapper served with peach chutney and a Creole mustard horseradish). And that’s just the beginning!

 

Great Southern Café in Seaside, FL offers an expansive menu of salads, sandwiches, sides, quick bites, mojitos, wine, and beer to complement its hearty entrées. Snack on fresh oysters, black-eyed pea hummus, or shrimp remoulade before diving into ginger chicken, grits a ya ya, balsamic salmon, or a combination of grilled fish, blackened shrimp, and fried oysters.

 

Dinner at Great Southern Café looks similar to lunch, only with added decadence. Bacon-wrapped filet mignon, slow-roasted meat with three sides, Olives Angelina, collard and artichoke dip, and mac and cheese with bacon and shrimp stand out among the menu’s offerings. Pair with a drink from the restaurant’s enormous menu or a classic dessert like chocolate mousse, key lime pie, or cheesecake with praline and pecan sauce.

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