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Top Picks for Open-Air Dining in 30A

Top Picks for Open-Air Dining in 30A

As the fall season graces 30A with its gentle touch, these exceptional restaurants not only cater to your palate but also provide the perfect backdrop to savor the beauty of this coastal paradise.


Step into Pescado, where a seafood-centric menu awaits, crafted from thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Favorites on the menu include the Chef’s Ceviche, Whole Roasted Lobster, and Seafood Paella. It’s the ideal choice for those in search of a blend of casual and fine dining, perfect for sharing with family and friends. While Pescado offers both an inviting dining room and a stylish inside bar, the real gem is the outdoor terrace, offering mesmerizing views of Rosemary Beach and the Gulf. Sip on one of Pescado’s signature cocktails and soak in the scenery at one of 30A’s most renowned restaurants. If you’re in the mood for live jazz music, small bites, and cocktails, head to the Courtyard at Pescado on the ground floor from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.


A beloved spot in Rosemary Beach, La Crema Tapas & Chocolate draws inspiration from the cherished tapas and chocolate shops of Madrid and Barcelona. Its relaxed, European-style dining experience has made it a favorite among both locals and visitors. Diners can choose from an array of traditional tapas and chef-inspired small plates. Classics like Paella and Albondigas share the menu with non-traditional delights like Ceviche, Crab Cakes, and Blue Crab Rangoons. Don’t forget to explore their Chocolate and Wine menu! Request a seat in the enchanting courtyard of La Crema and savor the culinary treasures it has to offer.


A short journey away lies Fish Out of Water (FOOW), one of the 30A area’s unique family-style restaurants and bars that boast a spectacular Gulf view. FOOW embodies the essence of the WaterColor community: coastal, enjoyable, and unpretentious, all while delivering impeccable service and cuisine. The menu showcases coastal cuisine with a focus on fresh ingredients. Whether you opt for surf and turf, filet medallions, Gulf shrimp, or explore their salads, soups, and small plates, you’re in for a memorable dining experience. The ambiance is upscale yet welcoming, featuring a bright and inviting space.

4. VUE ON 30A

Vue on 30A presents chef-driven cuisine in a serene beachside setting. Named “The Best Place to Watch a Sunset” by the readers of Destin Magazine, this is the ultimate destination for a dinner with a view. Choose between the inviting outdoor seating or the comfortable indoor dining area, both offering spectacular perspectives. Vue on 30A is renowned for its fresh seafood creations and a diverse menu of other delectable dishes. Come to witness a stunning sunset over the waterway as you relish your meal or make it a post-beach day stop. The restaurant warmly welcomes the public and serves lunch, dinner, and happy hour throughout the week, along with a delightful Sunday brunch.

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