Eat your way down Highway 30A for a vacation that packs in lots of local flavor, all within view of the northwest Gulf Coast’s signature sugar sand and jewel-hued water. The scenic highway runs through South Walton County, linking 15 beachy burgs, each featuring an array of eateries that can satisfy any culinary craving. Dine on succulent local seafood prepared by a celebrity chef while gazing at the Gulf at the aptly named Vue on 30A in Dune Allen. Salute the sunset from the rooftop bar at iconic Seaside restaurant, Bud & Alleys, then convene inside to sample the famous crab cakes and sweet potato fries.
East meets beach in the innovative dishes of Aqua Coastal Sushi in Rosemary Beach, and you’ll feel right at home at Café Tango in Santa Rosa Beach, which is both cozy and elegant – the perfect place for a romantic dinner date. Indulge in a relaxing Sunday brunch in the Backyard of Love at Hibiscus Coffee House in Grayton Beach, which serves up vegan-friendly fare and vintage Florida kitsch décor. VISIT FLORIDA’s Food & Dining Insider maps an itinerary of “Thirty Great Eats on 30A,” as well as other palate-pleasing adventures in the Sunshine State.
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