30A Waterfront Dining
With the sugar white sands and emerald green waters that align scenic 30A, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy these breathtaking views paired with culinary creations from award-winning chefs at many 30A restaurants. Foodies can enjoy the natural beauty the area offers and also treat their taste buds with casual, coastal fare or upscale fine dining at one of these waterfront dining restaurants.
Bud & Alley’s
Seaside, Florida restaurants offer food lovers a paradise for their palette, but this iconic restaurant loved by locals and visitors alike, overlooks the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of Seaside. Beyond serving up a fresh take on the Southern coastal classics, Bud & Alley’s has become a trusted tradition for generation after generation. Don’t miss sunset at the Rooftop Bar at Bud & Alley’s, where many gather at dusk and celebrate the end of another perfect 30A day in paradise by sounding the vintage bell.
Vue on 30A
Beachfront dining with a view like none other. Vue on 30A showcases one of the best views for dining in all of 30A. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and happy hour throughout the week as well as Sunday brunch. Named “Best Waterfront Dining” by Florida Travel + Life Magazine, it offers the ultimate dining experience with a breathtaking menu of dishes inspired by the coastal landscape.
“Cooking with passion every single day.” Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar is a seafood and casual fare restaurant. Named after the legendary fishing reef off our coast, Shunk Gulley offers classic coastal cuisine and genuine southern hospitality. There is live music daily located inside the panoramic bar area, featuring views of the sugar white sand beach. Visitors will enjoy beautiful views, delicious food, unique cocktails, and warm smiles.
Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge
Located rooftop at The Pearl Hotel, Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge offers stunning town views of Rosemary Beach paired with a waterfront dining experience with Gulf views. This alfresco venue features bistro-style seating and communal tables, encouraging diners to enjoy a menu of shared-plates inspired by Havana Beach Bar & Grill, the hotel’s destination restaurant. Diners can enjoy two fire pits with seating as well as four cabanas for lounging under Florida’s signature sunshine or starry skies.
The Shrimp Shack
The Shrimp Shack is another one of the Seaside, Florida restaurants on the water, and sits atop the natural, rolling Gulf dunes in Seaside. Visitors can dine on the screened porch, beachside deck, or on the Seaside Pavillion, enjoying sparkling beach waves for a memorable 30A dining experience. The menu offers items from fresh steamed Gulf Shrimp to ice cold Oysters on the Half Shell. Other favorites include Crab Cocktail and Half Buttered Lobster Tail, and signature desserts include Homemade Key Lime Pie and Chocolate-Dipped Key Lime Pie on a Stick.
FOOW – Fish Out of Water
FOOW – Fish Out Of Water embodies the spirit of the community: coastal, fun, and unpretentious, with impeccable service and cuisine. FOOW is “WaterColor casual” at its finest! The menu, drinks, and interior design, coupled with a streamlined open-air kitchen, create a lively and engaging ambience – perfect for a midday break with family, a fun evening with friends or a romantic date night.
One of 30A’s newer waterfront dining options, Pescado is a casual fine dining seafood grill and rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in Rosemary Beach. Providing extraordinary service and cuisine, visitors can enjoy the ever-changing views that complement the elements and scenery of the Emerald Coast.
Old Florida Fish House
Located in the heart of Seagrove Beach, Old Florida Fish House doesn’t look at the Gulf of Mexico, but it offers panoramic views of 30A’s iconic Eastern Lake. This restaurant provides a family friendly, casual dining experience serving daily Gulf-fresh seafood specials and some of the best sushi on 30A. Sip mouthwatering cocktails or an ice cold brew and dine inside or outdoors at The Porch, more fondly known as the locals’ hidden gem, featuring a full-service bar, big screen TV’s, and views of Eastern Lake. While being one of 30A’s most sought after dining experiences, Old Florida Fish House also proudly features local live music and special events throughout the year.
The portfolio of 30A restaurants boast a palette of culinary cuisine, but add the stunning waterfront dining views, and there’s not much that compare anywhere in the world. While you’re visiting the scenic 30A area, take time to wine and dine your way along 30A, enjoy these waterfront 30A restaurants, and make the most of your South Walton beach vacation.