Open daily. Reservations recommended.
Walk-ins welcome!
Breakfast 8 a.m.–10 a.m.
Lunch & dinner 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
REservations here
(Reservations are released one week in advance on Mondays at noon.)
Photo: Chef Jim Shirley's world famous Grits a Ya Ya.
Photo: Fried green tomato eggs Benedict


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 & Owner, Great Southern Café


Open daily. Reservations recommended. Walk-ins welcome!

Breakfast 8a–10a. lunch & dinner 11a–9:30p.

Open daily. We do not accept reservations. Service is first come, first served.

Park and Shuttle Directly to Seaside for Free!

Did you know you can park and shuttle directly to Seaside for free? It is a short and beautiful scenic route. Catching the shuttle allows you to take in the stunning views of Western Lake, a rare coastal dune lake, directly on your path to Seaside.

Hours of Operation

Shuttles begin at 6 a.m. and service ends at 11:00 p.m. every day. Shuttles come and go about every 15 minutes.
Park at the public parking lot on 283 South. The locals call the parking area Grayton Central.

Drop Off and Pick Up In Seaside

You will be dropped off at the Lyceum Gateway on Quincy Circle between 45 Central Wine and Sushi Bar and Artful Eye.

Happy hour Daily from 3 to 5 P.M.

half off select liquor drinks, wine by the glass, $1 off beer, and $11 dozen oysters

order gift cards online!

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