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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.

The Great Southern Café does not accept reservations. Service is first come, first served.

11 a.m. to  4 p.m.

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


Menu Variety

Executive Chef


Signature Cocktail (Mojito)


Our wine list is

hand-selected by

Chef Jim


Happy Hour

Spot to watch the big game

Bartender (Shannon)

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


83 Central Square

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459



The Great Southern Cafe Palmettos