Guide to Local Restaurant Reservations
Walton County is home to unlimited eateries, serving up everything from fresh Gulf-to-table fare to inspired international cuisine. The laid-back yet refined vibe here makes it all the more enjoyable for groups of all sizes to get out and explore the culinary scene. However, the larger your group, the harder it can be to find just the right place.
Below is a spotlight on just a few of the area restaurants that accept reservations if you are looking to plan ahead for a seamless dining experience. Although, please keep in mind that reservation offerings are subject to change at restaurants’ discretion.
Cafe Thirty-A (Seagrove)
A “Best Fine Dining” Diamond Winner in the 2022 Perfect in South Walton Awards. Casual fine-dining restaurant featuring a contemporary eclectic menu, fine wines and exciting martinis. Known for fabulous food, impeccable service and gracious hospitality. Online Reservations via Resy.
Vue on 30A (Santa Rosa Beach)
A “Best Fine Dining” Platinum Winner in the 2022 Perfect in South Walton Awards. Beachfront experience with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Creative and delicious menus thoughtfully designed by a team of culinary experts. Online Reservations via OpenTable.
Roux 30A (Grayton Beach)
Fine dining featuring community tables and an open kitchen concept with options for private meals, as well. Ever-changing, six-course tasting menu that features fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Online Reservations via Resy.
Surfing Deer (Seagrove)
Modern and stylish while paying homage to the history of this vibrant 30A beach community established in the 1940s by developer C.H. McGee (who famously had a pet deer that he played with on the local beach). Online Reservations via Resy.
Cuvee 30A (Inlet Beach)
Award-winning signature dishes from Chef Tim Creehan. World-class wine list with 30A’s only Wine Spectator Best-of Award of Excellence. Also features top happy hour as voted in the “Best of the Emerald Coast” honors. Online Reservations via their website.
Borago (Grayton Beach)
Authentic take on traditional Italian cuisine in the classic trattoria tradition made by owner chefs. Well-known for their signature drinks, with bartenders squeezing fresh juice daily for mixers. Reservations by Phone: (850) 213-4156 or (850) 213-4157.
Gallion’s (Rosemary Beach)
Elevated small plates and chef-inspired dishes in the heart of Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. An expansive quartz bar and Gallion’s Cocktail Lounge feature more than 150 wines and 500 handpicked labels of wine, spirits and beer. Online Reservations via OpenTable.
Restaurant Paradis (Rosemary Beach)
Small fine-dining restaurant focused on coastal cuisine. Evokes a warm neighborhood feel. Menu changes with the seasons based on sourcing of locally grown products. Reservations by Phone: (850) 534-0400.
Located in The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Features fresh Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive wine list. Online Reservations via OpenTable.
Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood (Sandestin)
Renowned New York-style steakhouse serving original fresh seafood dishes and the finest aged Prime USDA steaks. Award-winning 600-label wine list. Intimate, unhurried dining experience within Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Online Reservations via OpenTable.
Emeril’s Coastal (Miramar Beach)
Lively restaurant with a fun atmosphere and seafood-centric menu located at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. Featuring specialties like Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, Florida Rock Shrimp Rolls and Oyster Spaghetti. Online Reservations via SevenRooms.
North of the Bay:
Café Nola (DeFuniak Springs)
Authentic New Orleans cuisine with an ambiance that calls to mind Casablanca – including their intimate Bourbon Street Lounge. Located right next door to the beautifully restored Hotel DeFuniak. Reservations by Phone: (850) 610-8849.
Bogey’s Bar & Restaurant (DeFuniak Springs)
Located in the heart of the DeFuniak Springs historic district. Large, elevated deck for outdoor seating. Mark your calendar for their noteworthy Prime Rib Night. Full bar with happy hour from 5 to 7 pm. Reservations by Phone: (850) 951-2233.