The historic Seagrove Village Market Cafe is closed and torn down. A new building nearby is expected to open in 2017.

Contributor’s, Erin and Matt Browne, are the faces behind Brownie Bites. They visited Old Seagrove Beach, Florida and spent time enjoying the town of Seaside and beach communities along Hwy. 30A. 

SEAGROVE VILLAGE MARKET

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Just next door (east) to Seaside in the quaint little town of Old Seagrove, the Seagrove Village MarketCafe has been a staple in the area since 1949.  The front section of the market is a souvenir shop, so when you walk in you may not even realize that there’s a little restaurant tucked away in the back!  The menu is simple and delicious, and we ended up eating here twice during our stay.  During lunch, orders are placed at the counter and then you can grab a seat either inside or on the covered patio located at the back of the building while you wait for your food.  During dinner, you have full table service. Want to learn more?  Visit their main website at www.seagrovevillagemarket.com and follow them on Facebook by clicking right here! 

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The dinner menu, served from 5:00pm to 8:30pm, has lots of entree options from combo platters, classics like shrimp & grits, fish tacos, and a selection of sandwiches!

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Love these two!  Our foodie travel mates, Kara & Remington.

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We had heard amazing things about the grouper po-boys and they were even voted as one of the 100 Things You Must Eat Before You Die by Garden & Gun magazine.  Matt ordered his po-boy blackened, and it’s served on a hoagie with hearty coleslaw and tartar sauce.  He said it was delicious, but the vote for best dish at the table definitely went to Kara, who ordered her grouper po-boy fried.  So we’re putting in a hearty recommendation for that one!

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I opted for something different and ordered the grilled shrimp sandwich, but was initially brought a grilled grouper sandwich!  No worries and no problem – the staff was super apologetic and quickly brought out my shrimp sandwich, but it was fun to get to try both, and I thought they were both fantastic!  The sandwiches are served on a sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce.  All sandwich/burger entrees come with fries, and I thought they were nicely done – just the right amount of crisp.

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We definitely weren’t going to leave the area without trying what is touted as the #1 burger on 30A, so during a day of schmoozing on the beach (practically across the street), we popped back in to try the lunch menu. This time we grabbed a spot on the outdoor patio.  The atmosphere in the cafe is very casual and we didn’t feel out of place for marching in windblown, sun-kissed, and still in our swimwear!

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Matt ordered the BBQ Bacon Burger, which is dressed with George’s famous sauce and coleslaw and comes with fries.  Matt said the bacon and sauce were awesome and they are certainly generous with both!  We already knew the fries were great from our first trip here, so we weren’t complaining about getting to indulge in another batch!

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I ordered the classic 1/2 lb Market Burger AKA the “best burger on 30A”.  The beef was tender and tasty and I appreciated that it was shaped to fill the entire bun.  There’s nothing worse than taking that big ole first bite of a burger and getting nothing but a mouthful of bread, am I right?  We have no regrets about our decision to eat here twice, and recommend that you at least give it a try if you are passing through the area.  You’ll get a kick out of the small town “hole-in-the-wall” feel with friendly staff, fresh food, and a casual, comfortable atmosphere.

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