Florida’s scenic Highway 30A, known for its charm and picturesque coastal landscapes, is also a gastronomic treasure. Hidden among the pastel-hued beach houses and pristine white sand dunes is a world of culinary delight. From seafood havens to gourmet diners, 30A restaurants offer a wealth of flavors to explore.
PAPA SURF BURGER BAR
Brian Kelly and Jason Aldean have partnered to open this new boutique burger bar in 30A. Opening late summer, Papa Surf will feature over 13 creative burgers—and not just red meat options! Find Mahi-mahi and chicken burgers on the menu and the crispiest fries on the beach. Follow their journey on Instagram as they release new burger concoctions and the opening date—with live music from Brian and Jason!
OLD FLORIDA FISH HOUSE
Old Florida Fish House combines the bounty of the ocean with Southern culinary traditions. Serving an array of sumptuous seafood platters and coastal delights, this spot is a dream for seafood lovers. The views overlooking Eastern Lake add an extra touch of coastal charm.
MELTDOWN ON 30A
Meltdown on 30A serves up the ultimate comfort food – gourmet grilled cheese. With a variety of cheeses, bread, and filling options, they’ve turned a simple sandwich into an art form. This food truck is a must-visit for a delightful, heartwarming bite.
Already a local favorite, Pickle’s is celebrating its 30th anniversary this yea by expanding. You’ll find familiar menu items mixed with new creations—try their signature Bloody Mary or a new fried shrimp Po’Boy sandwich. Their menu will certainly leave you craving a cold one, and the location along the beach is the icing on the cake to an awesome seaside experience.
Make a difference with every cup of coffee at Cafe 180, located just off Highway 98. Running monthly specials, Cafe 180 aims to serve members of their community the best cup of coffee and support local causes. Their Giving Back program supports local families and organizations by donating a portion of their proceeds from each cup of coffee purchased. Cafe 180 is committed to being a community “go-to” destination for quality beverages, meals, and conversation—their slogan is “Community, Accountability, Friendship, and Encouragement.” Stop by for breakfast or brunch and enjoy a treat from their delicious menu.
THE BIG CHILL
Big changes are coming to The Bill Chill! Formerly called The Hub 30A, this brand change comes with amenity updates and more space for upcoming businesses and events. New dining destinations include updated names, menu items at Macho Taco and Hooked Sea to Table, and a few retail spaces. The event/retail/restaurant space continues its growth as the major destination for all things entertaining in 30A and the ultimate place to gather with friends.
THE GREENWAY STATION
Found in the heart of Seagrove Beach, The Greenway Station offers upscale shopping, lodging, and exceptional new dining experiences for 30A residents.
Chef Chris and his team bring new creations to Santa Rosa Beach! Opening in late summer 2023, this highly-anticipated restaurant brings organic ingredients, a plant-based menu section, and carefully curated wines and spirits to a brand-new location. The bistro will house a wine store in a newly constructed restaurant that showcases the beauty of the neighborhood. Mark your calendars for this fantastic grand opening!
Searching for the perfect breakfast spot? Turbo Coffee promises to be the new favorite! With expertly crafted cold brews, healthy quick bites, and homemade granola, Turbo Coffee offers tasty treats for all diets. Try Mad Mango smoothie with coconut milk or indulge in a decadent acai smoothie bowl with fresh fruit.
CANOPY ROAD CAFE
Open for breakfast and lunch, this new destination is ideal for cereal-lovers. Unique creations include Cinnamon Toast Crunch pancakes, Mexican omelets, and mouth-watering burgers. A testament to classic diners, Canopy Road Cafe has something for everyone.
Opening its first out-of-state restaurant in Santa Rosa later in 2023, Local Cantina promises to bring fun and elevated Mexican food to the brand-new Greenway Station, a new commercial center and hotel along the Panhandle. With ethically sourced ingredients, partnerships with local organizations, and caring staff, Local Cantina is set to be one of the most exciting new restaurants in the area.
ABOUT THE RICHARDS GROUP
The Richards Group, a renowned name in the Florida real estate sector, is steered by the seasoned realtor Allison Richards. Associated with Compass Real Estate, Allison’s expertise lies in serving out-of-state clients looking for vacation homes or investment properties along Scenic Highway 30A. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home or have any questions about the Florida 30a real estate market, contact The Richards Group today.