10 Jul 2021
Part of vacation fun is exploring new restaurants and food options. Even if you’ve been to a location multiple times, there is always something new and exciting to try. On 30A, there are various food options and local haunts waiting to be discovered. Whether you are coming to Destin on your first trip or you are a Gulf pro, don’t stress over where to eat. Here are 7 foods you must try on your next 30A trip!
Where to Eat on the 30A Highway
The Perfect Pig Grill & Fish House: The Perfect Pig is a must on any Gulf getaway. Featuring everything ham and bacon, plus fresh local grouper for dinner, this local favorite features breakfast, lunch, and dinner right on 30A in Gulf Place with two other locations in the Destin area. If you love Southern food with a twist in an upscale setting, The Perfect Pig welcomes you and your family to a great meal and lasting memories.
Café Thirty-A: Located in Seagrove Beach, Café Thirty-A features an eclectic American menu featuring fan favorites such as their iconic grits and banana beignets. They are known for their stellar meals, upscale presentation, and customer service. If you’re looking for a great meal in a casual fine-dining setting, put Café Thirty-A on your list of where to eat.
Cowgirl Kitchen: Fine dining is fun for a night out, but quick options and casual fare are important on any beach trip. Cowgirl Kitchen is a gourmet café that has something for everyone in your group! You can grab a quick sandwich at the café, grab a great drink at the bar, stock up on hot sauces in the market, or have a stellar sit-down meal and enjoy the pizza everyone’s been chatting about. Whether you need some beach snacks or want to lounge on the patio and enjoy a great drink, Cowgirl Kitchen does it all!
Seagrove Village Market Café: You can’t leave the Gulf without enjoying a po’ boy! On your next 30A trip, be sure to stop by Seagrove Village. They have all your deep-fried favorites. From seafood boxes to crab cakes, from their po’ boys to their famous ½ pound Market Burger, the foodies in your group will go home happy with full bellies and smiles from ear to ear!
Blue Mabel: For the BBQ lovers in your group, stopping by Blue Mabel’s is a must! Everything on this menu is made from scratch and smoked to perfection. The restaurant was founded in 2018 and named after famous cowgirl Mabel Strickland. Come by for some history, some great food, and a whole lot of fun at this new Santa Rosa favorite!
Crackings: This family-owned and operated business opened in 1998 and features seasonal/local foods and great service. They know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so stop by Crackings for breakfast, brunch, and lunch!
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery: While breakfast, lunch, and dinner seem to always steal the show, let’s not forget the most important meal of the day--dessert! On this trip, be sure to stop by the Blue Mountain Creamery for a delicious treat! Featuring homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbets, everyone will find a treat to cool them off in the Florida heat. They also feature a shake shop behind the creamery where you can other tasty treats like donuts, shaved ice, frozen custard, and so much more. They also have gluten-free and dairy-free treats, too!
On your next trip to 30A, don’t fight over where to eat. Grab this list and check off each stellar option one by one!