Boasting hard-to-find culinary gems and unique creations from local flavor revivalists – South Walton is a food lover’s paradise.
Whatever you crave for your dream vacation, a variety of dining destinations awaits.
Pizza: Bruno’s Pizza
3723 Seagrove Plz, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 231-1452
Since its opening in 1991 by Jeff Goodman – this ‘Best Pizza on 30A’ winner for over 20 years offers creative pizzas, fresh ingredients and an extensive lunch buffet. http://brunospizza30a.com/
What to try: Pizzas – Ultra Veggie, Meat Lovers, BBQ Chicken and Mexican Pizzas; Cinnamon Knots
Seafood Cuisine: Fish Out of Water
34 Goldenrod Circle, WaterColor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32458 (850) 534-5050
Located at the WaterColor Inn & Resort – Fish Out of Water boasts fresh seafood and right-on-the-Gulf views. From upscale breakfasts to dinners - this award-winning signature restaurant has it all. http://www.watercolorresort.com/florida-gulf-coast/restaurant.asp
What to try: Grouper with Pepper Puree; Red Snapper with Sweet Potato Gnocchi; Breakfast – Bourbon Vanilla French Toast.
Breakfast: Donut Hole Bakery Café
6745 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 267-3239
A must-stop tradition by visitors who return to the Emerald Coast year after year - the Donut Hole is known for its unique donuts, extensive menu and delectable desserts.
What to try: Doughnuts – Key-Lime Filled, Blueberry Glazed, Angel Food and Red Velvet Doughnuts; Sweet Potato Pancakes with Pecan Praline Syrup, Corned Beef Hash, Omelets and Hamburger.
Italian Cuisine: Christiano's
4942 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-4091 (850) 267-2185
One of the great Italian restaurants of the South – this family owned-and-operated hidden gem has a friendly atmosphere and exceptional Italian cuisine.
What to try: Shrimp Tuscana; Grouper Elizabeth; Veal Marsala; Chicken Parmesan Milanese
Barbecue: Barefoot BBQ
2235 E County Hwy 30A, Seaside, FL
Offering your favorite slow-and-low favorites – this casual, good-for-the-soul barbecue spot offers a creative dining experience for barbeque enthusiasts. http://barefootbbq.blogspot.com/p/menu-2.html
What to try: BBQ Nachos; Bucket Of Ribs; Baked Beans; Beef Brisket Sandwich; Bloody Mary; Pork Sandwich.
4369 W CO Highway 30A, Suite 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 267-2060
An ideal location for breakfast, a quick pick-me-up coffee and lunch - this Brazilian-infused café invites guests with its unique charm, delectable cuisine and coffee varieties.
What to Try: Cheese Bread; Tortilla Soup; Cornbread Crusted Quiche.
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
2129 S. County Hwy 83, Santa Rosa Beach, FL (850) 278-6849
Made on-site daily - enjoy fresh ice cream, sorbet and hard-pack yogurt at Blue Mountain Beach Creamery. With a large variety of flavors to choose from - Blue Mountain Beach Creamery will be a big hit with the whole family.
What to Try: Ice Cream Flavors - Award Winning Chocolate, Sweet Peach Cobbler, Cappuccino Crunch, Blueberry Cheesecake; Homemade Waffle Cone.
The Red Bar
70 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 231-1008
Local ingredients, unique culinary creations, live jazz bands and your favorite libations – this Emerald Coast exclusive restaurant is a local and visitor favorite for an unforgettable evening. http://theredbar.com/
What to Try: Blackened Grouper; Key Lime Pie; Bloody Mary; Eggs Benedict; Fried Shrimp PoBoy; Crab Cakes.
Chan's Wine World
1735 County Road 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL (850) 231-1323
From artfully paired wines and cheeses to impressive meals – Chan’s Wine World is your all-in-one wine and dining destination on the Emerald Coast.
What to Try: Wines – Spice Route Chakalaka, Cono Sur Bicycleta Viognier 2011. Premier Cru Board; Roasted Corn & Crab Bisque; Fire Roasted Pizza. http://chanswineworld.com/
Chanticleer Bakery & Eatery
55 Clayton Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 213-9065
Owned and operated by husband and wife team Sandro and Emily Wever - Chanticleer Bakery & Eatery offers a large collection of sandwiches, salads, bakery and other lunch items the whole family will truly enjoy. http://www.chanticleereatery.com/
What to Try: Chanticleer Grilled Cheese, BLT, Turkey Bacon Guacamole Sandwich, White Chocolate Coconut Cookie.