Eat Like a Local: South Walton

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.

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.

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.

What to try: BBQ Nachos; Bucket Of Ribs; Baked Beans; Beef Brisket Sandwich; Bloody Mary; Pork Sandwich.


Cafe Bolo

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.

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.

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.

What to Try: Chanticleer Grilled Cheese, BLT, Turkey Bacon Guacamole Sandwich, White Chocolate Coconut Cookie.