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A Dozen Delicious Spots to Dine in Rosemary Beach, Florida

Where to go in Rosemary Beach for lobster linguini, fish tacos, and doughnuts

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New Orleanians love traveling to 30-A during the summer, a stretch of land known as the Emerald Coast, with its bright blue water, tasteful architecture, and slate of top dining restaurants. From tapas and chocolate to casual tacos and multiple rooftop dining options in the tiny area, it’s unnecessary to spend a day of vacation cooking at the beach house.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Lola Coastal Italian

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Lola is a relative newcomer, bringing Brooklyn Neapolitan style pizza with bubbly, chewy crust to Rosemary Beach, vastly different from Cowgirl Kitchen’s pizza. The rest of the menu offers traditional Italian salads; spaghetti or parpadelle with pomodoro, or pesto; and shareables like calamari and peel and eat shrimp. The pizza makes for a good option to bring home on a night in, but the pretty dining room can also accommodate large parties.

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Lola Coastal Italian

Beach and Brew on 30A

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Beach and Brew brought a taproom and mini-beer garden to Rosemary in 2019, a smart addition to 30A that offers a spot for visitors to meet up with friends for a beer and snacks without committing to a meal (you’ll still be hungry for the cookout back at the house later). Staff is knowledgeable and helpful for customers navigating the 30+ tap list, but someone in your party will want to try the Prosecco pop (popsicle dropped in Prosecco) or frose. Check Instagram for live music schedules.

Summer Kitchen Cafe

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This friendly spot is the epitome of a Main Street cafe, a great destination for Southern-leaning breakfast and lunch during the week and cocktails and dinner on weekends. Plenty of outdoor tables out front offer a great view of the sunset, perfect for happy hour drinks and snacks like tuna dip and whipped feta. Daily specials, like a smoked tuna BLT with arugula and lemon dressing, are always a solid bet.

Edward's Fine Food And Wine

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Edward’s is white tablecloth but not stuffy, a sleek and clean fine dining spot that doesn’t take reservations, even for large parties. But, it’s large enough to allow for a comfortable wait with a drink, and the new sidewalk seating helps. The menu is classic Mediterranean fare, like tuna tartare, lobster-shrimp baked oysters, capellini pomodoro, and very good desserts, especially the dark chocolate tort with pistachios and cherries on top. It’s on the pricier side, so be warned.

Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar

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Pescado was built around its view, and accordingly, the rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf is always packed during season. It serves fairly standard upscale seafood grill fare, rounded out by a quality raw bar, nice paella and puttanesca, and a Cantonese whole lobster. It’s 18 and up only for dinner, but all ages are welcome for lunch and Sunday brunch.

Cowgirl Kitchen

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Maybe a combination taco and pizza joint isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when dining in Rosemary Beach, but this casual, family-friendly spot on the main drag has its rightful place for sure. The homey, themed restaurant is open every day of the week, serving stick-to-your-ribs breakfast, including breakfast tacos and burritos; dips, quesadillas, and sandwiches for lunch; with the addition of pizza at dinnertime. The nachos are simple but awesome, a satisfying post-pool snack.

Havana Beach Bar & Grill

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The Havana Beach Bar & Grill in the Pearl Hotel is one of the swankier options in Rosemary. The menu on the ground floor restaurant is more robust, but the rooftop bar with its view of the sparkling ocean, black and white striped umbrellas, pops of yellow, and a perch high off the street make it the perfect place to kill a few hours or the whole day. Take note: It’s more expensive than other spots in Rosemary.

La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

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Charming and romantic, this cafe invites diners in with warm browns and cream colors, and gets down to business by focusing on two of the very best things — tapas and chocolate. The seafood paella is fresh and filling, and on the tapas menu, the shrimp toast, ceviche, and “enfuego” chicken are highlights. Try the throwback chocolate fondue, espresso cream cookie sandwich, or seasonal fruit tart for dessert.

CK Feed & Supply

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There are days that aren’t for cooking at home or for going out to eat. Enter this little gourmet take-away spot from the folks behind Cowgirl Kitchen. They’ve got dips and casseroles and “picnic provisions,” and a well-chosen selection of boutique wines. There are even a few tables for folks who decide they want to stay. The store also sells gift items and has the same friendly and quirky vibe as its Cowgirl Kitchen sister across the way.

Amavida Coffee & Tea

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Amavida roasters has grown into a local mini-chain, but it’s still top-notch and all about impact. The Rosemary Beach shop is a great local option for espresso drinks, loose-leaf teas, pastries, sandwiches, and snacks, including sometime-specials of arepas, empanadas, and tamales.

Restaurant Paradis

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With fresh seafood like shrimp and lobster linguini and tuna tartare, this chic Rosemary restaurant also has a lovely atmosphere and meticulous service. Gas lanterns light a courtyard and the dining room has plenty of comfortable seating. It’s a night-out kind of place, but well-worth changing out of your flip flops for a visit. Paradis is open for dinner only and take reservations — patio dining is particularly romantic.

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Charlie's Café at Rosemary

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Every beach town needs a practical but charming grab-and-go cafe, and in Rosemary, Charlie’s is it. Grab fresh coffee, breakfast, and lunch items for a beach picnic, though let’s be real, the stars of the show here are the ice cream and doughnuts — the house will love you if you bring home a dozen.

Lola Coastal Italian

Pizza from Lola.
Lola Coastal Italian

Lola is a relative newcomer, bringing Brooklyn Neapolitan style pizza with bubbly, chewy crust to Rosemary Beach, vastly different from Cowgirl Kitchen’s pizza. The rest of the menu offers traditional Italian salads; spaghetti or parpadelle with pomodoro, or pesto; and shareables like calamari and peel and eat shrimp. The pizza makes for a good option to bring home on a night in, but the pretty dining room can also accommodate large parties.

Pizza from Lola.
Lola Coastal Italian

Beach and Brew on 30A

Beach and Brew brought a taproom and mini-beer garden to Rosemary in 2019, a smart addition to 30A that offers a spot for visitors to meet up with friends for a beer and snacks without committing to a meal (you’ll still be hungry for the cookout back at the house later). Staff is knowledgeable and helpful for customers navigating the 30+ tap list, but someone in your party will want to try the Prosecco pop (popsicle dropped in Prosecco) or frose. Check Instagram for live music schedules.

Summer Kitchen Cafe

This friendly spot is the epitome of a Main Street cafe, a great destination for Southern-leaning breakfast and lunch during the week and cocktails and dinner on weekends. Plenty of outdoor tables out front offer a great view of the sunset, perfect for happy hour drinks and snacks like tuna dip and whipped feta. Daily specials, like a smoked tuna BLT with arugula and lemon dressing, are always a solid bet.

Edward's Fine Food And Wine

Edward’s is white tablecloth but not stuffy, a sleek and clean fine dining spot that doesn’t take reservations, even for large parties. But, it’s large enough to allow for a comfortable wait with a drink, and the new sidewalk seating helps. The menu is classic Mediterranean fare, like tuna tartare, lobster-shrimp baked oysters, capellini pomodoro, and very good desserts, especially the dark chocolate tort with pistachios and cherries on top. It’s on the pricier side, so be warned.

Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar

Pescado was built around its view, and accordingly, the rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf is always packed during season. It serves fairly standard upscale seafood grill fare, rounded out by a quality raw bar, nice paella and puttanesca, and a Cantonese whole lobster. It’s 18 and up only for dinner, but all ages are welcome for lunch and Sunday brunch.

Cowgirl Kitchen

Maybe a combination taco and pizza joint isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when dining in Rosemary Beach, but this casual, family-friendly spot on the main drag has its rightful place for sure. The homey, themed restaurant is open every day of the week, serving stick-to-your-ribs breakfast, including breakfast tacos and burritos; dips, quesadillas, and sandwiches for lunch; with the addition of pizza at dinnertime. The nachos are simple but awesome, a satisfying post-pool snack.

Havana Beach Bar & Grill

The Havana Beach Bar & Grill in the Pearl Hotel is one of the swankier options in Rosemary. The menu on the ground floor restaurant is more robust, but the rooftop bar with its view of the sparkling ocean, black and white striped umbrellas, pops of yellow, and a perch high off the street make it the perfect place to kill a few hours or the whole day. Take note: It’s more expensive than other spots in Rosemary.

La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

Charming and romantic, this cafe invites diners in with warm browns and cream colors, and gets down to business by focusing on two of the very best things — tapas and chocolate. The seafood paella is fresh and filling, and on the tapas menu, the shrimp toast, ceviche, and “enfuego” chicken are highlights. Try the throwback chocolate fondue, espresso cream cookie sandwich, or seasonal fruit tart for dessert.

CK Feed & Supply

There are days that aren’t for cooking at home or for going out to eat. Enter this little gourmet take-away spot from the folks behind Cowgirl Kitchen. They’ve got dips and casseroles and “picnic provisions,” and a well-chosen selection of boutique wines. There are even a few tables for folks who decide they want to stay. The store also sells gift items and has the same friendly and quirky vibe as its Cowgirl Kitchen sister across the way.

Amavida Coffee & Tea

Amavida roasters has grown into a local mini-chain, but it’s still top-notch and all about impact. The Rosemary Beach shop is a great local option for espresso drinks, loose-leaf teas, pastries, sandwiches, and snacks, including sometime-specials of arepas, empanadas, and tamales.

Restaurant Paradis

Wasabi-encrusted ahi tuna
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With fresh seafood like shrimp and lobster linguini and tuna tartare, this chic Rosemary restaurant also has a lovely atmosphere and meticulous service. Gas lanterns light a courtyard and the dining room has plenty of comfortable seating. It’s a night-out kind of place, but well-worth changing out of your flip flops for a visit. Paradis is open for dinner only and take reservations — patio dining is particularly romantic.

Wasabi-encrusted ahi tuna
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Charlie's Café at Rosemary

Every beach town needs a practical but charming grab-and-go cafe, and in Rosemary, Charlie’s is it. Grab fresh coffee, breakfast, and lunch items for a beach picnic, though let’s be real, the stars of the show here are the ice cream and doughnuts — the house will love you if you bring home a dozen.

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