Many of our popular vacation rental properties are found in Dune Allen Beach. This makes a lot of sense since this great location serves as the western gateway to Scenic 30A, and is also close to delightful diversions in Miramar Beach. If you’re planning on staying in Dune Allen, you’ll be happy to know that there are some wonderful restaurants nearby – some within walking distance of our beach homes. Here is a brief description of each.
The Vue on 30A
The “Vue on 30A” is right in the center of Dune Allen Beach and is a part of the established Santa Rosa Beach Club, which used to be a private clubhouse but is now open to the public. It is on a soaring dune overlooking the jewel-toned Gulf and directly across from an 18-hole golf course that has been described by Golf Magazine as “the purest golf on the Florida panhandle.” A chic ultra-modern lounge with comfortable clubby seating is perfect for craft cocktails before or after dinner. This restaurant sits beside a lovely pool patio with outside dining tables, making it a popular choice for dining and stellar wedding receptions. The elegant white table topped dining room features a wall of windows that provide superb Gulf views. The restaurant features Floridian as well as Caribbean seafood cuisine. It has received a wide array of awards over the past ten years in a number of different publications and named: “Restaurant of the Year,” “Best Executive Chef,” “10 Must-Try Restaurants in the Southeast”, “Best Place for a Sunset,” “Best Gulf View Restaurant” and “30A Hot Spot”.
Stinky's Fish Camp
“Stinky's Fish Camp” actually serves fresh seafood and specializes in locally caught fish despite the strange name. Their whimsical motto is, “With a name like Stinky’s, it has to be good!” The restaurant looks like an old Southern fish camp since it is nestled near a coastal dune lake with lots of high timbered ceilings and rustic tables provided for casual, delicious dining. They are known for their fresh-caught Gulf to table seafood with fish of the day specials, shrimp & grits, and a wide array of tasty oyster dishes. It receives a 4.5 Star Rating on TripAdvisor with almost 2,000 reviews like: “Love this place,” “Wonderful food and great friendly service,” “Wow! Food was awesome!” “Yummy Sunday Brunch,” “Great oysters,” and “Our go-to place.” They also offer a wide selection of beer and a variety of fine wines. Live musical entertainment is provided on a regular basis, including their popular Jazz Sunday Brunch from 10 am till 3 pm.
Nearby is a village center called Gulf Place, which not only has some great restaurants, it also features galleries, boutiques, seasonal festivals, and outdoor concerts centered around a lush lawn amphitheater.
The Perfect Pig Grill & Fish House
“The Perfect Pig Grill & Fish House” features, (you guessed it!), popular pulled pork sandwiches for lunch, and thick Applewood smoked bacon for breakfast. Their unique pig inspired dinner entrees include: Pig Nachos, Fried Pork Rinds, Memphis Brisket Barbecue Burgers, Dr.Pepper Braised Smoked Short Ribs, Coffee Crusted Tomahawk Pork Chop, Pork Tenderloin Medallions over Cheese Grits, Pork Veal & Ground Chuck Meatloaf, Pork Crackling Crusted Chicken Breast, and Smoked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast. They also serve Beef Filet Mignon, Salmon, Grouper and Crab Cake dishes. This restaurant has received a Certificate of Excellence ever since opening in 2006, It was featured on the Travel Channel, and recently named one of the Hottest Spots on 30A.
Pizza by the Sea
“Pizza by the Sea” is a Gulf Place popular icon and has been around for quite a few years. It has been named for “Best Pizza on 30A” for many years by readers in Emerald Coast (EC) Magazine. They are so popular that additional “Pizza by the Sea” spots have opened up in Miramar Beach at The Market Shops of Sandestin, in Watercolor, and Seacrest Beach. They are well known for their delicious thin-crust pizza topped with the freshest ingredients and pride themselves on attentive, polite, friendly service. This styled family destination also serves spaghetti, Italian subs, sandwiches, salads, a kid’s menu, wine, and beer.
Enjoy our user-friendly website, which shows aerial satellite views of each one of our Dune Allen vacation rentals. Pick one close to the favorite restaurant of your choice. Detailed descriptions, vivid property images, seasonal rates, and calendar dates available for reservations are also provided. Bon Appétit!