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.

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. This beloved restaurant 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. 

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.

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. Visit Chef Jim Shirley Enterprises to read about his group of South Walton restaurants, awards, cook books and more.



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