Seaside Florida Restaurants

Seaside Florida Restaurants

Whether you’re just passing thru or in town on vacation, here is a list of popular restaurants visited frequently by tourist as well as the locals.

Great Southern Cafe

Located in the heart of Seaside, the Great Southern Cafe is a staple from breakfast to dinner. Their happy hour is also great from 4-6pm. Great Southern Cafe does not take reservations and sits guests on a fist come, first served basis so get there early. Breakfast is served daily from 8-10:45am, Lunch is from 11am-4pm, and Dinner is served from 4pm -“to at least 9:30pm”.  Enjoy favorites such as the shrimp & grits or the amazing friend chicken while sitting indoors or out and enjoying the positive energy surround the restaurant.

Forty-Five Central Wine Bar

Welcome to 45 Central Wine Bar is the place to sip, savor and socialize while in Seaside, Fla. Award-winning chef and owner, Jim Shirley, has carefully chosen a unique selection of hard-to-find specialty wines that pair wonderfully with our seasonal and regional plates of fresh, local ingredients. The setting is a sophisticated oasis where you are invited to mix, mingle or quietly relax with a glass of great wine and a few small plates — perfect for a night of reconnecting, a first date or a girl’s night out. Lunch, dinner, and a limited late-night menu available.

Bud & Alley’s Rooftop Bar 

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, enjoy views of the Gulf from Bud & Alley’s roof top bar. But beyond serving up a fresh take on the Southern coastal classics, Bud & Alley’s has become a trusted tradition for generation after generation for those seeking the unassuming upscale seaside restaurant with a sense of place. As the sun sets locals and visitors alike gather at dusk on the Rooftop Bar at Bud & Alley’s to celebrate the end of another perfect day in paradise by sounding the vintage bell.  HINT- The restaurant was named after Seaside’s founders dog and the restaurant owners cat.

Bud & Alley’s Toco Bar 

For good food, good friends, and good times, visit Bud & Alley’s Toco Bar. Experience South-of-the-Border favorites — Florida style. Baja fish tacos, home-made guacamole, burritos, top shelf margaritas, and ice-cold cerveza hit the spot for lunch or dinner, which is served daily.

Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar

Located dune side in the iconic beach town of Seaside, Florida, Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar + Trattoria is a locally inspired pizzeria serving authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza and housemade pastas. Everything at Pizza Bar is made by hand, including our fresh mozzarella and naturally leavened sourdough baked daily for our seasonal bruschetta. The menu is also complemented by a carefully curated list of handcrafted cocktails, wine and craft beer.

Surfing Deer 

Closed on Sunday’s, but the doors are open Monday thru Saturday starting at 5pm. The staff welcome reservations, however walk-ins are welcome as things can get busy during the vacation season. Named after Cube McGees pet deer, Surfing Deer is a place where folks can dine, create memories and enjoy the beauty of the beach.


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