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Great Southern Café

Great Southern Café fuses Southern cooking with flavors from around the world. Known for their fresh local seafood and fun loving staff, Great Southern is the perfect place to relax and take in the bustling scene in the heart of Seaside. 

The food at Great Southern Café is simply knockout-delicious. 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 whether getting yogurt and fresh dairy from Ocheesee Creamery or seasonal produce from local farmers. 

 Great Southern Café is a place for seafood, steaks, veggies, handmade burgers, hearty Southern breakfast, and oysters from their famous raw bar. The award-winning Grits a Ya Ya are a must try. Sunday brunch is a SoWal tradition, and Great Southern Café will start you off right with beignets and coffee, or a Bloody Mary and a Fried Green Tomato Benedict. Whichever way you roll, it's guaranteed to be a great time.

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, and the porch is the perfect place to relax with a cold one after a long day on the beach. Be sure to sample Great Southern’s mojitos! Peach, strawberry, watermelon … you really can’t go wrong. 

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 www.thegreatsoutherncafe.com. Find info on specials and upcoming events on Facebook. Visit Chef Jim Shirley Enterprises to read about his group of South Walton restaurants, awards, cook books and more.

COVID UPDATE: Open daily with limited-seating, reservation-only dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Follow Great Southern on Facebook and visit thegreatsoutherncafe.com to book your dining reservation.

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