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Where to Eat in Rosemary Beach, Florida

The best restaurants in Rosemary Beach for lobster linguini, fish tacos, and seafood paella

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New Orleanians love traveling to 30-A during the summer, but it’s bizarre to think this vacation spot was ever called the “Redneck Riviera” 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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1. Lola Coastal Italian

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10343 E County Hwy 30A
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
(850) 299-4030
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Lola is a relative newcomer, bringing Brooklyn Neapolitan style pizza with charred, semi-thin crust to Rosemary Beach, vastly different from Cowgirl Kitchen’s pizza. The rest of the concise menu offers well-crafted, traditional Italian salads as well the option of pomodoro, pesto, or cacio e pepe with spaghetti or parpadelle. An excellent option to bring home for the crew on a night in, but the dining room can also accommodate large parties.

2. Summer Kitchen Cafe

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78 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
(850) 213-0521
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This friendly cafe is a great destination for homey, Southern-style breakfast or lunch, also open Wednesday through Sunday for a simple but tasty happy hour and fine dinner. There’s a simple dining room and bar inside, but there’s plenty of outdoor tables out front on Street that offer a great view of sunset.

3. Edward's Fine Food And Wine

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66 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
(850) 231-0550
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Edward’s is white tablecloth but not stuffy, a sleek and clean fine dining spot that (still) doesn’t take reservations, even for large parties. But, it’s large enough to allow for a comfortable wait with a glass of wine, and the new sidewalk seating helps. The menu is classic farm-to-table fare, like tuna tartare is served with egg, capers, and onions on the side, lobster-shrimp baked oysters, a simple capellini pomodoro, scallops with Parmesan grits, and very good desserts, especially the dark chocolate tort with pistachios and cherries on top.

4. Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar

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74 Town Hall Rd #4b
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
(850) 213-4600
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Pescado was built around the view, and accordingly, its rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf is always packed in 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.

5. Cowgirl Kitchen

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54 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32413
(850) 303-0708
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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. The homey, themed restaurant is open every day of the week, serving stick-to-your-ribs breakfast, including breakfast tacos and burritos; dips, quesadillas, sandwiches, and more tacos for lunch; and the addition of pizza at dinnertime.

6. Havana Beach Bar & Grill

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63 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
(850) 588-2882
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The Havana Beach Bar & Grill in the Pearl Hotel is one of the swankier options in Rosemary. The menu in 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.

7. La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

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38 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
(850) 534-3004
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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 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.

8. CK Feed & Supply

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32461, 31 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
(850) 588-0908
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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.

9. Amavida Coffee & Tea

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104 N Barrett Square #1a
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
(850) 213-1965
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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.

10. Restaurant Paradis

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82 S Barrett Square
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
(850) 534-0400
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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.

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1. Lola Coastal Italian

10343 E County Hwy 30A, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Lola is a relative newcomer, bringing Brooklyn Neapolitan style pizza with charred, semi-thin crust to Rosemary Beach, vastly different from Cowgirl Kitchen’s pizza. The rest of the concise menu offers well-crafted, traditional Italian salads as well the option of pomodoro, pesto, or cacio e pepe with spaghetti or parpadelle. An excellent option to bring home for the crew on a night in, but the dining room can also accommodate large parties.

10343 E County Hwy 30A
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

2. Summer Kitchen Cafe

78 Main St, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

This friendly cafe is a great destination for homey, Southern-style breakfast or lunch, also open Wednesday through Sunday for a simple but tasty happy hour and fine dinner. There’s a simple dining room and bar inside, but there’s plenty of outdoor tables out front on Street that offer a great view of sunset.

78 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

3. Edward's Fine Food And Wine

66 Main St, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Edward’s is white tablecloth but not stuffy, a sleek and clean fine dining spot that (still) doesn’t take reservations, even for large parties. But, it’s large enough to allow for a comfortable wait with a glass of wine, and the new sidewalk seating helps. The menu is classic farm-to-table fare, like tuna tartare is served with egg, capers, and onions on the side, lobster-shrimp baked oysters, a simple capellini pomodoro, scallops with Parmesan grits, and very good desserts, especially the dark chocolate tort with pistachios and cherries on top.

66 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

4. Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar

74 Town Hall Rd #4b, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Pescado was built around the view, and accordingly, its rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf is always packed in 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.

74 Town Hall Rd #4b
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

5. Cowgirl Kitchen

54 Main St, Rosemary Beach, FL 32413

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. The homey, themed restaurant is open every day of the week, serving stick-to-your-ribs breakfast, including breakfast tacos and burritos; dips, quesadillas, sandwiches, and more tacos for lunch; and the addition of pizza at dinnertime.

54 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32413

6. Havana Beach Bar & Grill

63 Main St, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

The Havana Beach Bar & Grill in the Pearl Hotel is one of the swankier options in Rosemary. The menu in 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.

63 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

7. La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

38 Main St, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Charming and romantic, this cafe invites diners in with warm browns and cream colors, and gets down to business by focusing on 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.

38 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

8. CK Feed & Supply

32461, 31 Main St, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

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.

32461, 31 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

9. Amavida Coffee & Tea

104 N Barrett Square #1a, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

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.

104 N Barrett Square #1a
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

10. Restaurant Paradis

82 S Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
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.

82 S Barrett Square
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

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