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New + Coming Soon | Dining Hotspots in South Walton

In with the NEW! We’re excited to see new businesses sprouting up all over South Walton, and 2022 has already welcomed some exciting additions to the 30A dining scene. Scroll below to see the newest hotspots and make plans to visit these locally owned establishments as soon as you can!

Down Island Gulf Seafood Restaurant
Santa Rosa Beach
2780 US Hwy 98 W
Monday – Saturday 5PM to 10PM

Opened by longtime area chef Brannon Janca, Down Island Gulf Seafood serves up wood fired oysters, a raw bar, and an array of coastal-inspired fare including broiled octopus, cioppino, and barbeque shrimp. Not a seafood lover? There’s plenty of options to entice from braised veal to beef tenderloin. Down Island is first come, first serve with plenty of seating and regularly scheduled live music.

Photos courtesy of Down Island Gulf Seafood

Black Bear Bread Co.
2311 E County Hwy 30A
Sunday – Saturday 7AM to 5PM

This highly anticipated new addition to the popular Black Bear Bread Co. brand is located in The Court at Seaside, directly on Scenic Highway 30A in the Seaside community. Enjoy freshly baked pastries, naturally leavened breads, breakfast and lunch items, and Stumptown Coffee. Dynamically seasonal produce and sensible sourcing are the inspiration for the café’s menus which is a third yet unique location for this popular local spot from Restauranteur Dave Rauschkolb and Chef Phillip McDonald.

Photos courtesy of Black Bear Bread Co.

Macho Taco Cantina
Santa Rosa Beach
2525 US Hwy 98 W
Sunday – Saturday 10AM to 12AM

The “big sister” restaurant to the well-loved Macho Taco in The Hub 30A, Macho Taco Cantina opened in a brand-new space along Highway 98 in Santa Rosa Beach in late December 2021. With an expanded menu and a full bar, find all your favorites from the original Macho Taco like tacos, quesadillas, and burritos plus much more! Macho Taco Cantina is the third area restaurant from Chef Stephen Bucalo, who also owns Hooked Sea to Table at The Hub 30A.

Photos courtesy of Macho Taco Cantina


Grace Pizza 30A
Grayton Beach
38 Clayton Lane

Coming soon to Grayton Beach, Grace Pizza 30A will offer coal fired pizza and specialty milk shakes. This location will be a sister restaurant to the original Grace Pizza in Alvin, TX.

Photos courtesy of Grace Pizza 30A

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