Great Southern Café

The Great Southern Café fuses Southern cooking with flavors from around the world. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, Great Southern is located on Central Square in downtown Seaside, Florida. Offering both inside and outside porch seating, as well as a vibrant bar scene on the outside covered deck, Great Southern is the perfect place to relax and take in the lively scene of one of South Walton’s most beloved towns.

Award-winning chef and owner, Jim Shirley and his team are widely respected for their seamlessly quality fare. Whenever possible, the culinary team sources ingredients locally – fresh produce from nearby farms and fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Great Southern is a place for seafood, steaks, veggies, handmade burgers, hearty Southern breakfast, and oysters from their famous raw bar. The Grits a Ya Ya are a must try and their Sunday brunch is a tradition for locals & visitors alike.

Great Southern Café has earned a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Chef hand selects the wine list himself. One of the best happy hours in SoWal happens daily from 3-5pm, and the porch is the perfect place to relax with one of their world-famous mojitos after a long day on the beach.

Great Southern Café is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks on Central Square in the heart of Seaside. See menus and more at Find info on specials and upcoming events on social media.

Expanding The Great Southern Cafe experience, be sure to check out Shirley’s B.F.F - Bushwackers, Frosé and Frozens located on the westside of Great Southern’s porch, as well as C-Bar, 87 Central Square Wine Bar, and The Meltdown on 30A. Visit Chef Jim Shirley Enterprises to read about his group of South Walton restaurants, awards, cook books and more.

83 Central Square
Seaside, FL 32459
Contact: (850) 231-7327


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