5 Restaurants in Rosemary Beach You Need to Visit

What’s a 30A vacay without delicious local food? From fresh seafood to gourmet ice cream, eating your way through exclusive 30A restaurants is a must do. If food is the highlight of your vacation and you’re looking for the best places to fill your belly and soak in the ambiance, we’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite restaurants in Rosemary Beach to help you plan for feasting.

‍From fresh seafood to gourmet ice cream, eating your way through exclusive 30A restaurants is a must do. If food is the highlight of your vacation,, we’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite restaurants in Rosemary Beach to help you plan for feasting.

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LoveToStay30A,
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April 5, 2019

What’s a 30A vacay without delicious local food? From fresh seafood to gourmet ice cream, eating your way through exclusive 30A restaurants is a must do. If food is the highlight of your vacation and you’re looking for the best places to fill your belly and soak in the ambiance, we’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite restaurants in Rosemary Beach to help you plan for feasting.

1. Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar

Pescado is a Rosemary Beach favorite that offers casual fine dining, coastal colors, excellent service, and a rooftop bar overlooking the stunning Gulf of Mexico. Try their famous paella like the Paella Valenciana which has clams, mussels, chicken thighs, shrimp, Spanish sausage, and calasparra rice. Indulge in a juicy 48 oz. porterhouse with rosemary, garlic, thyme. Order a variety tapas so you can try a little of everything. Pescado’s small bites include dishes like spiced lollipop lamb chops, pan-roasted pork belly, and pan-seared diver scallops with creamy Mexican street corn salad.

Pescado also has a tempting Sunday Brunch. Try their challah French toast with graham cracker crust, poached pear, and amaretto mascarpone or go savory with duck confit with hash root vegetable. You’ll enjoy their twist on classics like chicken and waffles and grilled cheese—with lobster! Yum!

2. Restaurant Paradis

Paradis is the swankiest and most upscale restaurant on this list. Prices are high but it’s also the highest rated. The romantic atmosphere and sophisticated dishes make Paradis the perfect place for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. It’s popular and has well-deserved rave reviews. Make reservations in advance as the dining room is small.

Paradis sources many locally grown products and fresh Gulf catches. Menu offerings change with the seasons so there’s always something fresh and new to try. Some of their most popular dishes are their Oysters Rockefeller appetizer with creamed spinach, apple smoked bacon, smoked cheddar, and a blood orange beurre blanc, the Lobster Encrusted Grouper entree with orzo and Brussel sprouts and a Gulf Coast Snapper served skin on.

Bonus tip: Well-known for skilled bartenders, excellent cocktails, and fine wine, don’t skip drinks!

3. Cowgirl Kitchen

Cowgirl Kitchen is a casual, family-friendly Rosemary Beach restaurant. You’ll love the homey feel and tasteful cowgirl theming. We love the fun, unpretentious atmosphere, friendly staff, and affordable dishes. Open from 8am-9pm every day, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anything in between. Breakfast features fun twists on classics like cheese grits, breakfast burritos, and their famous migas. Plus, with a killer breakfast happy hour, you can enjoy mimosas and bloody marys for only $5! Dig into their delicious smoked tuna dip for lunch or dinner and treat your sweet tooth with ice cream nachos for dessert.

4. La Crema

La Crema is a taste of Spain in Rosemary Beach. Similar to Pescado, this restaurant has a Spanish influence and amazing tapas. Enjoy a glass of wine and a selection of dishes like serrano wrapped figs, crab cakes on arugula, and seafood paella with lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops, and chorizo. Step up your meal game with a tasty dessert. Inspired by chocolate shops in Madrid, La Crema also has sweets that can’t be resisted: chocolate and churro sticks, chocolate fondue, and a gooey hot chocolate molten cake.

5. Southside Slice

Who doesn’t enjoy a good slice of pizza? Rosemary Beach has a number of upscale restaurants to cater to tourists many of which made this list… but sometimes you just need a casual place to kick back with family or friends. Southside Slice has delicious pies with a number of classic recipes and interesting new combinations. Stop by to get pizza by the slice or go all in with a whole pie. You can eat in house or have the food delivered to your 30A cottage door.

Try the white pizza which has a delicious garlic drizzle on top or their veggie pie with avocado, garlic oil, artichokes, spinach, portabella mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and red onions. If you like your pizza meaty, check out The Meatzaa, a loaded pie with red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, ground sirloin, and Italian sausage. Not interested in any of their signature recipes? No problem. Build your own custom pie with toppings of your choosing. They also have delicious subs and salads. There’s something for everyone at Southside Slice.

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