Best eats on 30-A?
We're spending a week in Rosemary Beach. It's been a while since people gave recommendations for this area (30-A from Destin to PCB), so I'd love to hear about faves. We're not particularly looking for fancy seafood (we live in Miami, so we've got that covered here!) ... just relaxed places with good ambiance. We'd also love to hear about good seafood markets in the area.
Café Thirty-A at 3899 Easy County Hwy. 30-A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. Call 850-2166. The average appetizers range from $8.00 to $17.50, entrees range from $21.00 to $37.00.
The café sports a huge menu which makes it difficult to choose. It starts with a dazzling array of pre-dinner martinis and cocktails, followed by a dizzying number of appetizers, entrees and desserts. There's also an extensive wine list and a respectable number of wines available by the glass.
Try getting something to go from Wild Olives and walk to the beach for a picnic. Old Florida Fishhouse has good sushi and seafood plates. Fish Out of Water at Watercolor also has excellent sushi, and the drinks are nice. If you have time, Seaside (town where The Truman Show was filmed) has several good places for tapas, sandwiches, and wine. Bud and Ally's us also good for dinner.
Fish Out of Water (www.watercolorresort.com/resort_dinin...) at WaterColor has a great ambiance - can't beat the view of the Gulf (ask for a table by the window) - and excellent food. Borago (www.boragorestaurant.com) in Grayton has excellent Italian. Pizza By the Sea (www.pizzabythesea.com) in WaterColor Crossing has the best pizza in South Walton county.
Check out the new local blog called SoWal Scene (www.sowalscene.com) for more restaurant info.
We're back from rosemary beach and i wanted to say thanks for all the recommendations! we enjoyed RB so much and were so lazy just laying around and biking the area that we only made it to bud & alley's for drinks at their rooftop bar. besides that we had a lot of excellent takeout from cowgirl kitchen (www.cowgirlkitchen.net) -- mainly fresh homemade pizzas and wonderful salads and other than that we picked up fresh seafood from Shrimpers (on Highway 98 near San Destin) and Goatfeathers (just east of Seaside). i miss vacation already ...