The beautiful location of Santa Rosa Beach, FL has a ton to offer to vacationers. The beaches, food scene and culture are all top notch. The sugar white beaches are the backdrop for some of these fantastic restaurants. There are so many options to choose from whether you are looking for seafood, italian, BBQ – Santa Rosa Beach has it all.

If you are a foodie or just looking for some incredible restaurants to check out then this is the perfect list for you!

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10 Best Restaurants in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar

Shunk Gulley is a casual seafood restaurant. They offer live music daily. The seating options include indoor and outdoor choices. You will want to check out the panoramic views of the gorgeous beaches. Their delicious and fresh coastal cuisine is best served with one of their fantastic cocktails, glass of wine or refreshing brew. The service is next level. This spot is a must-try!

The Bay 

This waterfront restaurant offers incredible local seafood, sushi, draft beers, wine, craft cocktails and so much more! The deck overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay and local bands play daily. There is nothing better than the breeze blowing while sipping a cocktail and listening to some great music!

Bear Bread Co.

This Parisian-style café and bakery in Santa Rosa is a must-visit! It is a local favorite and for good reason. This quaint and cozy spot offers up tasty freshly baked goods, delicious coffee and so much more all made with love and local ingredients.

Pazzo Italiano

If you are looking for delicious home cooked Italian, great service and an inviting atmosphere then you have found your spot! Pazzo offers authentic Italian dishes all made with only the finest ingredients. You can’t go wrong here; everything on the menu is great, from the pizzas to pastas to fresh seafood to high quality meats. Mangiare!

Louis Louis 

Louis Louis is different, funky and just downright cool. The food is great with many comfort food options and the drinks are just as good. The Red Bar has live music and a menu that includes crawfish, shrimp and everything delicious and local.

Growler Garage 

Beer lovers unite! This unique spot has a great selection of local and imported brews, as well as, live music, local art and much more. This place feels like your favorite neighborhood hangout. Good times guaranteed, you won’t be disappointed.

Gulf Seafood Restaurant

This awesome spot has created a name for itself with its unique seafood menu. They are chef owned and family operated. The menu features Gulf coast seafood favorites cooked over a wood fire grill. They also have an incredible raw bar. They are open for lunch, happy hour, dinner and Sunday brunch. This one should be at the top of your bucket list.

Stinky’s Fish Camp 

Oysters, seafood, Po’Boys, Gumbo – um, yes please! Stinky’s has it all and they do their thing to perfection. Make sure to check their website for special events and live music. This cool beachy spot is a staple in the area. Everything here is local – the music and seafood – it will instantly be a favorite.

Bayou Bill’s Crab House

Bayou Bill’s has been around for decades. It is a tradition in the area. Well-known for its incredibly fresh seafood, great drinks and location. If you are looking for amazing oysters and crabs straight from the Panhandle then look no further.

Perfect Pig Grill and Fish House

Perfect Pig perfectly serves up Southern style food with a twist. Treat yourself to exceptional food including only the freshest fish, incredible pulled pork, hickory smoked chicken and much more. The mouth-watering menu pairs perfectly with the beautiful scenery.


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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