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Down Island Gulf Seafood Restaurant

This modern casual restaurant serves primarily Gulf South cuisine, driven by technique to let the ingredients speak for themselves. Guests can expect elevated regional favorites that are simply and thoughtfully prepared. The menu features wood-fired Gulf seafood in an Italian brick pizza oven as well as various raw bar selections including regional oysters. The staple seafood selections are fish, oysters, shrimp and crab. Stefani Janca, Brannon's wife, is a registered and licensed dietitian, so guests can expect plenty of options for non-seafood lovers and accommodations for those with special diets. Down Island is family-friendly and has a kid’s menu with classic favorites. The team at Down Island strives to be inclusive to all and welcomes the opportunity to take care of you as if you were dining in their own home.

Down Island can accommodate private parties of up to 50 people in the upstairs dining space, dubbed Ocean’s Loft in memory of Janca's late brother, Ocean (Shannon). This space is handicap accessible by elevator and also features a separate bar, bathroom and exterior entrance/stairwell. Ocean’s Loft, as well as the entire restaurant, is available for rental. Down Island also offers boutique off-site catering.

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Santa Rosa Beach is the spot for those who can’t get enough of everything South Walton offers. Variety is at the heart of this beach neighborhood – lush parks, sugar-white sand, craft breweries and amazing eats - and it was recently named one of Travel + Leisure’s Top 5 Favorite Towns in America.

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