Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Christmas Day 4 p.m.–9:30 p.m.


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.)


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

in the heart of seaside, fla.


Located on the west side of Great Southern, b.f.f. serves up Bushwackers, Frosé, and many original frozens like the Cold Fashioned, Frojito, and our signature frozen—the b.f.f. We pride ourselves in using high-end spirits, freshly squeezed juices, and organic mixes where possible. Stop by and grab a frozen for your stroll through town!

see a menu

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

Happy hour Daily from 3 to 5 P.M.

Half off select liquor drinks & wine by the glass, and $1 off beer

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.

every WEDNESDAY, friday, AND SUNDAY night

Paella & WINE To Go!

Online pre-orders only.

Place your order online by noon the day of, then pick it up between 5–6 p.m. in front of The Great Southern Café. Wine is available for purchase by the glass and bottle to go.

pick up thursday, 12/23. online ordering only.

Paella To Go!

Order Chef Joyce’s famous seafood paella here.

Online orders only. Orders will be ready for pick up on Thursday from 5–6 p.m. next to Great Southern's outdoor seating.



The Town of Seaside has implemented a $15 per day parking fee for anyone that parks in Seaside town parking areas. This does not include the parking along 30A. This is effective from 9a-9p daily. 
Seaside Central Square remains closed to automobile traffic, which in turn means there is less parking in town, so please plan ahead to find a spot. 
To avoid potential parking issues, we recommend riding the courtesy shuttle offered by the town. Details can be found below on this page. 
Great Southern Café and all merchants are tenants of Seaside and do not have any control over paid parking. We are small, locally owned businesses and this is as disruptive to us as it is to our valued guests. Please direct your comments and feedback to Seaside. Here is an article they published on their paid parking implementation:

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. The service runs through October 31.
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.
to go orders

To place a to go order, please call 850-231-7327. We do not take to go orders during peak business hours. Thank you.

order gift cards online!

Great Southern Café gift cards are the perfect gift for any occasion! Get yours online today.