Sunday, September 15, 2019

Best Places to Eat in Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside, Florida

We had a fantastic time exploring and eating our way around Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside, Florida. If you’re heading to one of these beach towns soon, I’ve got you covered on the best places to eat for breakfast, brunch, coffee, lunch, dinner, and dessert in these cute, beachy towns!

Pescado

Type of Food: American, Seafood
Address: 74 Town Hall Rd, Ste 4B, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5087
Phone Number: +1 850-213-4600
Hours: Sun 10am-11pm, Mon-Sat: 4-11pm
Reservation or Walk-in?
Parking: Street Parking

We arrived at Pescado 10 minutes before it opened. One of our good friends mentioned that brunch fills up fast here, and she was spot on. 10 minutes after we were seated, the entire patio was packed. We all enjoyed our delicious brunch while taking in the ocean view! I highly recommend it.

Best Places to Eat in Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside, Florida

Surfing Deer

Type of Food: American, Seafood
Address: 2743 County Highway 30A Seagrove Beach, FL 32459 (on the corner of 30A + 395)
Phone Number: 850-213-4200
Hours: Mon-Sat 5-9:30 pm
Reservation or Walk-in? Both
Parking: Valet or Lot

This is an excellent space for a date night or a family dinner. Try sitting outside, so you get the seaside air and definitely ask for refills of their house-made cornbread!

Frost Bites

Type of Food: Snowcones and frozen custard
Address: 2215 E County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone Number: +1 850-534-0800
Hours: 9am-11pm
Reservation or Walk-in? Walk-in
Parking: Street parking

If donuts aren’t really your thing, then definitely go for the snowcones in frozen custard at Frost Bites. The portions are very generous!

Best Places to Eat in Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside, Florida

Amavida Coffee & Tea Cafe in Seaside, FL

Type of Food: Artisan coffee and small bites
Address: 25 Central Square, B1, Seaside, FL 32459
Phone Number: 850-213-1965
Hours: 6:30am-7pm
Reservation or Walk-in? Walk-in
Parking: Seaside Town Square (very limited)

This is the only coffee shop we went to! I think it might actually be the only artisan coffee shop around there too. It did not disappoint, though. My husband is a coffee snob, and he did not mind going here twice a day. There are two locations. You can find info for the second Amavida Coffee & Tea below.

Amavida Coffee & Tea Cafe in Rosemary Beach, FL

Address: 104 North Barrett Square, Unit 1A Lofts West, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
Phone Number: +1 850-213-1965
Hours: 6:30am-7pm

Dawsons Yogurt and Fudgeworks

Type of Food: Frozen yogurt and various kinds of fudge
Address: 121 Central Ave, Seaside, FL 32401-4984
Phone Number: +1 850-231-4770
Hours: 10am-9pm
Reservation or Walk-in? Walk-in
Parking: Street parking

So the fudge here is incredible. The birthday cake was my favorite. Dawson’s has frozen yogurt, but only has a few options. Hopefully, you love one of the choices they have!

Best Places to Eat in Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside, Florida

Five Daughters Bakery

Type of Food: Donuts. Check out their menu here.
Address: 2215 E. Co Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone Number: +1 850-622-1524
Hours: 8am-10pm (or until sold out)
Reservation or Walk-in? Walk-in
Parking: Street parking

This trailer is known for its eclectic variety of delicious donuts right in the middle of the market!

Bud & Alley’s

Type of Food: American, Seafood
Address: 2236 East County Road 30A, Seaside, FL 32459
Phone Number: +1 850-231-5900
Hours: 8am-9pm
Reservation or Walk-in? Reservation to be safe. Walk-ins available.

Parking: Street parking

After doing some shopping at Seaside, we went to bud and alleys. This place is absolutely packed, but they have good food and great ambiance. It’s very casual!

Best Places to Eat in Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside, Florida

Fish Out Of Water

Type of Food: American, Seafood
Address: 32 Goldenrod Circle, WaterColor Inn Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979
Phone Number: +1 850-534-5050
Hours: Tues-Sun 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Reservation or Walk-in? They don’t take reservations, *but get busy after 5:30*
Parking: Street & Valet

After a long day at the beach, we headed to FOOW. The fresh food with the beachfront view was just what we needed. You can go here casually straight from the beach like we did or you could dress up for a nice dinner.

The Perfect Pig

Type of Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Address: 4281 E County Highway, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone Number: 850-213-0701
Hours: 8am-9pm
Reservation or Walk-in? Walk-in
Parking: Parking lot and street parking

I wish I could eat brunch here every day. From the generous portions of orange juice to the fluffy pancakes, brunch at the perfect pig was indeed perfect. They do serve food all day, though!

Best Places to Eat in Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside, Florida

La Crema

Type of Food: Tapas, fondue, and chocolate shop.
Address: 38 Main St. Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
Phone Number: +1 850-534-3004
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
Reservation or Walk-in? Make a reservation to avoid a wait
Parking: Street parking

This place is one of our friend’s favorites. They especially love coming here for fondue. They told us it was going to be a 45-minute wait and so we headed over to a restaurant next-door but then five minutes later they told us our table is ready!

Great Southern Cafe

Type of Food: American, Seafood
Address: 83 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone Number: +1 850-231-7327
Hours: 8am-9:30pm
Reservation or Walk-in? Reservation to be safe. Walk-ins available.
Parking: Street parking

This is a great spot for date night or family dinner. The salads were delicious, and our whole table enjoyed their seafood as well.

Best Places to Eat in Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside, Florida

Taco Bar

Type of Food: Baja fish tacos, guacamole, burritos, margaritas, and ice-cold cerveza.
Address: 2236 East, County Rd 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone Number: 850-231-4781
Hours: 8am-9pm
Reservation or Walk-in? Walk-in
Parking: Street parking

So as a Texan, seeing tacos in Florida made me crack up, and sure the ingredients were exactly the same as tacos I would get here in Austin but it still satisfied my Tex-Mex craving, and the flavors showed up.

Best Places to Eat in Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside, Florida

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