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Date Night on 30A in South Walton

Posted on - Laura Bernstien

                                                   Photo credit, The Vue on 30A



Whether you are looking for a nice restaurant for a fine dining experience or a great dive bar close to the Beaches of South Walton, Scenic Highway 30a has it all.  So where are some good date night spots?

Cafe Thirty-A

I have been dining here for years. They never disappoint! I am so impressed with everything about this restaurant, from the food and customer service to decor and location. Looking for a place that always delivers in Santa Rosa Beach? Cafe Thirty-A is definitely one of my recommendations for you.


3899 E County Hwy 30A

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Contact: +1 (850) 502-5001



Restaurant Paradis

Restaurant Paradis is unique, clean, chic, and elegant. This is a place to wine and dine. They have an impressive wine list and lots of options and specials! Both the manager and staff are very friendly and it is located in Rosemary Beach, one of the most beautiful communities in South Walton.  Rosemary Beach says enough when it comes to class and romance but stop in to Restaurant Paradis to impress the one you love.


82 S Barrett Sq

Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Contact: +1 (850) 534-0400



Vue on 30A

Popularly known as the “Best Place to Watch a Sunset”, Vue on 30A is directly situated on the Gulf of Mexico. It showcases one of the best views for dining in all of South Walton and is definitely a place that I would recommend for waterfront dining on 30a. Their meals are exceptional. The restaurant is vegetarian-friendly, with lots of delicious seafood to choose from.  And how can you beat dining right on the beautiful Beaches of South Walton?


4801 W County Highway 30A

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-4328

Contact:  +1 (850) 267-2305



Fish Out Of Water

One of the favorite places to eat on 30A, this restaurant is in Watercolor Resort. The view, food, and location makes it a place that you need to visit. It’s worth the price you pay. It is a great restaurant with amazing chefs and bartenders who know how to make wonderful foods and perfect cocktails. Everything about Fish Out Of Water Restaurant is outstanding.  It has been the setting of many romantic meals for me and my husband.


34 Golden Rod Circle

WaterColor Inn

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5979

Contact: +1 (850) 534-5050



The Meltdown on 30A

Define, romantic… Let’s try something different.  Meltdown on 30A is a food truck with street side picnic table seating that’s in idyllic Seaside.  They have an excellent selection of yummy grilled cheese sandwiches and everyone is lining up to partake. Why a food truck?  Because Seaside is the setting for some of the most beautiful sunsets on 30a.  Why not grab food at a food truck that is on the scenic square and then walk across the street to the beach?  Seaside itself is very romantic.  Enjoy great sandwiches and take a stroll down Seaside’s stretch of South Walton’s sugary white beaches.


2235 E County Highway 30A

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-7704

Contact: +1 (601) 954-1894