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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Serving up a fresh take on the Southern coastal classics, Bud & Alley’s offers an unassuming upscale seaside restaurant with a unique sense of place.Gather at dusk on the Rooftop Bar, enjoy the Pizza Bar‘s authentic wood-fired artisan pizzas direct from the cucina’s of Italy, or the Taco Bar‘s fresh flavors and funky vibe are reminiscent of the authentic taquerias on the Mexican border $$”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Everyone you ask where you should eat along 30A will tell you to go here, and we agree! Get the ginger chicken - you'll thank me!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Guiding Principle: Love Life Established in 2004, Amavida Coffee is an Organic, Fair Trade Coffee company that delivers the best tasting, flavorful and freshly roasted coffee beans to retailers and wholesale suppliers in Florida and beyond. At Amavida Coffee we aim to maintain long-lasting relationships with better trading conditions that promote the sustainability of our customers, farmers, suppliers, employees and environment. We strive to uphold excellent ethical practices that ensure a long-term supply of high-quality coffee. This approach positively impacts the lives of coffee farmers and their communities. We go through elaborate measures to serve you an outstanding cup of coffee.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Wonderful Mom and Pops run grocery and more store. The owners had cameos in the filming of “The Truman Show” movie with Jim Carrey that was shot at Seaside”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“It’s a little bit more of a drive ( to Watercolor) but Fish Out of Water is another favorite of ours. Excellent food. Not cheap  (5.5 miles)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“They have an excellent happy hour sometimes. Really nice place to sit outside and enjoy a charcuterie board and a beverage. Kids are welcome and the menu has a wide range of foods! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Very popular bookstore that occasionally has book signings. Has things for all ages.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“So many, many reasons! Seaside is totally iconic and was the film location for the movie "The Truman Show". There are some great airstream trailers to get food from, wonderful shops, events, etc. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Check out Airstream Row for the best snowcones from Frost Bites. One Hundred Layer Donuts at Five Daughters Bakery. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at The Meltdown. Seaside also has many free events during the season. Check out their social media pages for their current events.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bud & Alley’s is the spot to soak-in South Walton‘s majestic sunsets. Enjoy rowdy surfside cocktails upstairs, and fine dining downstairs. Guess the precise time the sun will drop below the green Gulf waters, and win the Bud & Alley’s cocktail of your choice. Located on the south side of 30A in Seaside.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Grilled cheese truck from an airstream trailer! We love the Brie and bacon on cranberry walnut bread. If you're really craving something home-style, the meatloaf melt is bomb.com. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local market with great healthy food options and great fresh juice bar. Perfect for something light and refreshing on a hot day! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Our dessert spot in Seaside. Pricey, but very yummy gelato & affogato! We love taking it to-go & wandering around Ruskin Place.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Behind the Shrimp Shack there is a wonderful covered deck or dinning area on the beach bluff with the best views! also the shrimp is fresh and great!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Serving up a fresh take on the Southern coastal classics, Bud & Alley’s offers an unassuming upscale seaside restaurant with a unique sense of place.Gather at dusk on the Rooftop Bar, enjoy the Pizza Bar‘s authentic wood-fired artisan pizzas direct from the cucina’s of Italy, or the Taco Bar‘s fresh flavors and funky vibe are reminiscent of the authentic taquerias on the Mexican border $$”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Everyone you ask where you should eat along 30A will tell you to go here, and we agree! Get the ginger chicken - you'll thank me!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Guiding Principle: Love Life Established in 2004, Amavida Coffee is an Organic, Fair Trade Coffee company that delivers the best tasting, flavorful and freshly roasted coffee beans to retailers and wholesale suppliers in Florida and beyond. At Amavida Coffee we aim to maintain long-lasting relationships with better trading conditions that promote the sustainability of our customers, farmers, suppliers, employees and environment. We strive to uphold excellent ethical practices that ensure a long-term supply of high-quality coffee. This approach positively impacts the lives of coffee farmers and their communities. We go through elaborate measures to serve you an outstanding cup of coffee.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It’s a little bit more of a drive ( to Watercolor) but Fish Out of Water is another favorite of ours. Excellent food. Not cheap  (5.5 miles)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bud & Alley’s is the spot to soak-in South Walton‘s majestic sunsets. Enjoy rowdy surfside cocktails upstairs, and fine dining downstairs. Guess the precise time the sun will drop below the green Gulf waters, and win the Bud & Alley’s cocktail of your choice. Located on the south side of 30A in Seaside.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food Truck
“Grilled cheese truck from an airstream trailer! We love the Brie and bacon on cranberry walnut bread. If you're really craving something home-style, the meatloaf melt is bomb.com. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local market with great healthy food options and great fresh juice bar. Perfect for something light and refreshing on a hot day! ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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