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When looking for the best places to eat on 30A, has you covered. As most know by now, I have been visiting the 30A and the South Walton area since the 70’s and my family moved to South Walton in 1994. With that, we have seen many changes, growth, tourism and the good to come of it for us… restaurants!

My family loves to eat, swap recipes, talk about what to make for dinner before sitting down to breakfast, and we enjoy comparing the dining scene as well.


For locals and visitors alike, stop by and look under LOCAL, then pull down to RESTAURANTS for some of the best restaurants 30A, South Walton and Destin has to offer.

If in the area during the month of January/February, pick up the Thirty-A-Review dining Guide where I typically have 20 or more articles on local restaurants showcased in the magazine. You can also find it online. I thoroughly enjoy meeting the owners and chefs, picking their brains on what’s new on the menu, special events coming up and to learn more about them, where they came from and what their passions are.

Marlin Grill
Marlin Grill is 30A’s Premier Dining Guide of the best restaurants on 30A in the Florida Panhandle. Some favorites include but are not limited to 723 Whiskey Bravo, Cowgirl Kitchen Seagrove & Rosemary Beach, George’s at Alys Beach, La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar, Cafe Thirty-A, Shrimp Shack, Local Catch, Marie’s Bistro, Seagrove Village Market, Shades Bar and Grill, The Bowery on 30A, V Seagrove, Vue on 30a, and  Another Broken Egg Cafe Grayton Beach & Destin. In South Walton plan to visit Fat Clemenza’s and Marlin Grill. In Destin, head to Beach Walk Cafe, Boshamps Oyster House, Camille’s at Crystal Beach, Harbor Docks, and Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi. Once a mentor at Seaside Neighborhood School, also visit Chef Dan Pettis at One20 A Modern Bistro in Niceville, Clemenza’s at Uptown Station and Magnolia Grill in Ft. Walton Beach, and Iron in Downtown Pensacola.  Bon Appetit!


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