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The Great Southern Cafe Seaside, Florida

I believe our histories are told by the food we cook and eat. This restaurant tells the story of my history, of the great food and people I’ve met along the road. Here at Seaside, Florida, I mix my taste for international cuisines with Southern cooking and local food — fresh produce from nearby farms and fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. I hope you find the flavors of my life and cooking to your liking. We’ll be looking for you.

Chef Jim Shirley Signature

Welcome to the Great Southern Café.

Chef & Owner, Great Southern Café

The Great Southern Cafe Palmettos



8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

11 a.m. to  4 p.m.

4 p.m. to at least 9:30 p.m.

A few photos of our friends, our food and our fantastic place here at Seaside, Fla.

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The Great Southern Cafe Seaside Catering

An exclusive caterer for Seaside, Fla.

The Great Southern Café is an exclusive caterer for venues within Seaside, Fla. We can accommodate events large and small — from intimate gatherings

to elegant weddings. We have a varied menu from which you can

select, or we can customize a special menu of your choosing.


83 Central Square

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459



Perfect In South Walton Award
The Great Southern Cafe Palmettos
Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence