Best Breakfast Spots on 30A
Black Bear Bread Co.
This all-day café offers pastry cases full of homemade baked goods for breakfast and beyond, as well as a full menu. Visit its two locations, one in Seaside and one in Grayton Beach,
Great Southern Café
For those looking for classic Southern breakfast plates, plus special bites like beignets for the table, this bungalow located in Seaside serves up one of the most popular breakfasts on 30A. It’s also open for lunch and dinner, but make sure to pencil in time for the often-long waitlist
Best Lunch Restaurants on 30A
More of a collection of unique Airstream food concepts, this area is smack-dab on the main 30A drag in Seaside. Head to Frost Bites for Hawaiian shave ice, Barefoot BBQ for smoked meats and sides, The Meltdown for artisanal grilled cheeses, or Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs for a quick lunch bratwurst with all the toppings. Try a gyro at Gyro Hero, a sweet or savory crepe at Crepes du Soleil or a healthy drink at the Green Stream.
Just steps away from Seaside’s Coleman beach access, this taqueria serves up Mexican cuisine and margaritas that you can take to-go as you walk around nearby shops or head back down to the beach. It’s also an ideal place to grab kiddos a quick snack when they get hungry.
Best Dinner Restaurants on 30A
Bud & Alley’s
It’s easy to recognize this iconic dinner restaurant, which has arguably the best view in the area of the sunset and the Seaside Obelisk. You can make reservations for the downstairs portion of the restaurant, but the upstairs deck is first-come-first-serve (and offers the prettiest view). Make sure to try Bud’s legendary crab cakes! It is also open for lunch.
Best Dessert Spots on 30A
This small family-run grocery and gourmet deli has been a staple in Seaside for over 30 years and was featured in the locally-filmed “The Truman Show.” While you can drop in from morning to night for any essentials or premade items from the deli counter (including breakfast biscuits), one of the biggest draws is the colorful pastry case filled with layer cakes. Choose from over 10 kinds of cake and pie by the slice. On a lucky day, you can get the homemade banana pudding before it sells out.
Dawson’s Yogurt & Fudgeworks
This throwback frozen yogurt joint in Seaside’s town circle is known to accrue quite the long line during the busy season. Order soft-serve, fudge, and even its beloved chocolate-covered Key lime pie on a stick.