Great Southern Cafe: Al Fresco Dining by Reservation

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  1. Teresa

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    Great Southern Cafe
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    Saturday May 23 update

    We are proud to present “Bar Al Fresco”! Beginning Saturday, May 23rd you can enjoy Great Southern by reservation only in our outdoor “bar” area daily from 11a-9:30p.

    Guests can book a high-top table that includes two bar stools (parties of four or less please) to enjoy our full menu of southern favorites, world famous mojitos, and true southern hospitality. Tables have been properly spaced and our seating is limited, but we are ready to serve you!

    Please note that in order for us to properly and safely accommodate our guests we are booking each table for a maximum of one hour and fifteen minutes. Please be respectful of this, as many people are eager to enjoy The Great Southern Experience.

    Reservations can be made online through our website only, we are not accepting walk-in guests. Thank you in advance for being respectful of our space, staff, and guests.

    Additionally, take out orders will cease for the time being.

    See You Soon! Wisely Reservations

    Great Southern Cafe

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    Ridiculous. But glad they're back, still.
     
  3. Teresa

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    I really appreciate our local restaurants and businesses opening while also meeting CDC guidelines and restrictions. This protects employees and customers. Restaurants across the world are reinventing on site dining. Many are expanding their online ordering and curbside pickup and delivery. We will see many different approaches here in our area. Many customers will be pleased for the safety measures while others may not be.

    At this time restaurants can operate at 50% occupancy with plenty of social distancing indoors and out. Restaurants are developing their operations to meet high standards for cleanliness and service.

    As of May 18, Florida restaurants can offer indoor seating at 50% capacity, and retailers are also able to allow customers into the store at up to 50% capacity as part of the Governor's Phase 1 Re-Opening Plan.
     
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    You've been critical of closing and now they're open. What's ridiculous?
     
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    Great Southern Cafe
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    To Our Loyal Guests,

    We are currently operating the majority of our dining room "Al Fresco" under a tent in Seaside Central Square directly in front of our restaurant. Please understand that this is new to us and we are doing the best we can! We want so much to serve each and every one of you and appreciate that you look forward to dining with us when you are in town. Here is some information on how we are currently serving you:

    -We have a set number of reservation spots that will be available each day and we will add more reservations day-of based on that day's forecast. Reservation time slots will be available no more than 7 days out, as the dynamic of our new way of serving you is ever changing. Beginning May 29th the largest table you will be able to reserve will be for 10 people.

    -Inclement weather such as heavy rain or lightning will make service untenable under the tent and therefore we will open reservations up each day based on that day's forecast. Please check day-of to make a reservation if you were unsuccessful in previously booking.

    -Please do not call or email us to make a reservation or ask about reservations as with our limited staff we have all hands on deck serving our guests. We would love to respond to everybody but simply cannot during these ever-changing times. You can make a reservation on our website www.thegreatsoutherncafe.com The link is also in our bio.

    -We are currently not accepting takeout orders to allow us to fully focus on serving our in-house (and under-tent) guests. This may change later in the summer but is based on many factors.

    Again, we appreciate your support and interest in our continued success and look forward to seeing you soon!

    Great Southern Cafe

     

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