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Dine At These 9 Best Restaurants on 30A

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25 Mar 2019
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Looking for the best restaurants on 30A? The Emerald Coast is home to a wide variety of cuisine, whether you’re looking for something casual and quick or a spot to sit down for a fine dining experience. You can find freshly caught fish, burgers grilled to perfection, and comforting breakfast dishes all along 30A.

Perfect Pig Grill and Fish House

With two locations along 30A, Perfect Pig Grill and Fish House serves up fresh-caught seafood and award-winning pork and meats. Perfect Pig has an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at their Seagrove Beach and Gulf Place locations. Check for regular specials at both locations. 

Surfing Deer

Located right in the heart of 30A, Surfing Deer pays homage to the history of 30A and is known for their unique cuisine and cocktails. The menu includes items plenty of seafood, a wide selection of shared plates, and even several vegan options. Check out their happy hour drink and snack menu from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Cafe 30A

Cafe 30A has been serving up delicious cuisine since 1995 and is a favorite among locals and travelers alike. Cafe 30A is open for dinner daily at 5 p.m. Don’t miss their extensive wine and cocktail list, as well as Tini Tuesday and Thursday at the bar when you can get $5 martinis. Cafe 30A also has a children’s menu with kiddo favorites and fun, frozen drinks. 

Redd’s Fueling Station

Redd’s Fueling Station is known equally for its food as it is for its ambiance. Located behind Sallys By The Sea Store gas station, Redd’s is a perfectly divey spot with entertainment Tuesday through Saturday. Catch Redd himself singing on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, open mic on Wednesdays and local musicians play on Fridays. Be sure to make a reservation for more than four people if you’re planning to come for live music. 

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Basmati’s Asian Cuisine

Basmati’s sources fresh and local fish and vegetables for its Asian-inspired dishes. Overlooking Draper Lake in Blue Mountain Beach, Basmati’s is the place to go for a fresh and delicious meal in a beautiful setting. Be sure to grab a table in Basmati’s screened-in patio. Basmati’s is open for lunch during the week, dinner nightly, and offers daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. 

SteamBoat Grill 30A

SteamBoat Grill 30A has one of the best burgers in the area, but its menu is extensive enough to appease all appetites. You’ll find classic bar staples like buffalo wings, spinach and artichoke dip, and fried fish, as well as Asian-inspired dishes and a wide selection of freshly caught fish and seafood. 

Stinky’s Fish Camp

Stinky’s Fish Camp is time and time again considered to have the best food along 30A. Serving chef-driven cuisine made from fresh, natural ingredients, Stinky’s is the go-to spot for lunch, dinner, and brunch. You can’t miss their famous bloody Mary’s and mimosas for brunch, and you get to enjoy live music from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Stinky’s takes pride in their Gulf to Table mentality, so any seafood lover can’t miss a visit here. 

Donut Hole

Don’t let the name fool you: Donut Hole has more than just donuts. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this diner was established in 1978 and is frequented by locals and travelers alike. Expect to wait in a line on weekends here and even during the week when it’s peak travel season, but we think it’s worth the wait. 

The Terrace Restaurant 

The Terrace Restaurant is a local favorite known for its fresh seafood and classic dishes. This family-owned and operated restaurant opened in 1990 and has been serving Greek-inspired creative cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and carefully crafted cocktails ever since. Sit at the bar and take advantage of the tapas menu. 

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Plan your next trip with the best restaurants on 30A in mind. The wide variety of cuisine and abundance of freshly caught seafood make 30A a dining destination. Our 30A vacation rentals offer an ideal spot to unwind and relax after a day out exploring the scenic Emerald Coast. Book your stay with Destin Getaways today.