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Great Southern in Seaside?

Discussion in 'Dining and Food' started by JaxGirl, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. JaxGirl

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    Is this restaurant still open? It opened last year in the old Shades at Seaside. I don't see it on Seaside's website??
     
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    Yes, it is!
     
  3. JaxGirl

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    Hmm, I don't see it posted in anyone's favorite restaurant threads.....how is it? We went last year and I believe it was the first week they were open. They had some kinks to work out but I thought it could be a neat place.
     
  4. Franny

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    I have been there recently for lunch and dinner and it was wonderful. Definetly put it on your list!
     
  5. Paige

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    Its been 10 months since we were in Seaside, but at that time they were having a hard time with service. Heard many complaints from people we vacationed with and also from messages on this board.
     
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    I have not seen their lunch menu, but I think of the restaurant as being upscale dining. Since Shades left that spot, I think many people also have this impression, based on increased number of people waiting in line at Pickles.

    I have been waiting to hear good comments about Great Southern before I was willing to go. I have yet to eat there, but now that Franny has tested it out recently for lunch and gives them good marks, I will put it on my list to try.
     
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    I've eaten there once - and it was the best burger that I have ever had. :D
     
  8. Franny

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    The Grits Ya Ya(something like that) is to die for and I had the fresh fish of the day, I believe it was mahi mahi and it was delish...two couples for dinner, each a glass of wine, brother may have had two and the price ran us around $140..not bad for our area imo. The ginger chicken is also highly recommened.
     
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    We went there after not long after Shades closed, and were disappointed with food and service. We finally gave it another try recently and were pleasantly surprised at how much things had improved in both areas. Would definitely recommend it now.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Was there in June, had resverations at Bud and Alleys, but cancelled it after talking with a couple that stayed in the condo next to us about how good Great Southern was. Food was very good. Service on that night was also great. The owner was there and we picked up a copy of his cookbook, he came over and signed it. Nice guy.

    Grits YA YA was really good. We had Crab Cakes and Fried Green Tomatoes to start it off, mmmmmmmmmm.

    I will go back for sure when I am down there in June.
     
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    This must be the grits my kids told me about, with Gouda, right? They said they were the most expensive grits they ever ate but that they were worth it. I think shizzle bedizzle may be the word they used. So, :scratch: as long as they're worth it! Oh BTW, :welcome: JaxGirl!!!
     
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    YUM! It all sounds good.:drool:
     
  14. JaxGirl

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    Sounds like it has turned out to be a great place. I knew it had potential! Wonder why Seaside doesn't have it on their website?? We will have to check it out again when we're down there in June! Thanks for all the info.
     
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    Ate there on Sunday for lunch, which is very affordable. Food and service was great, and definitely don't miss the gouda grits.
     
  16. Dave Rauschkolb

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    I give Great Southern high marks; the food's great and everyone I have encountered from the management to the employees are great; very friendly. I would definitely go. Dave
     

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