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January 3, 2023

Rosemary Beach Restaurants to Try

Rosemary Beach Restaurants to Try

Are you looking for a delicious seafood meal? Are you looking into Rosemary Beach luxury homes and wondering about the top dining spots to explore? If so, be sure to check out one of the many restaurants in and around Rosemary Beach! The area is home to some of the best seafood spots on the Emerald Coast. From a tasty brunch to the perfect place for date night, there truly is something for everyone.

Here are just a few of the best restaurants in Rosemary Beach that you’ll want to check out if you’re hungry.

1. Restaurant Paradis

82 South Barrett Square
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

If you enjoy a menu that changes with the seasons, look no further than Restaurant Paradis. With locally sourced ingredients and a menu that follows what is in season, it's no surprise this restaurant is a local favorite. You can start your meal with a first course like the tortellini with beef and blue cheese or diver scallops. The crab soup or spinach salad are great options for the second course. For your entree, a unique option is the rack of Australian elk, though the shrimp and middlins or lobster-encrusted grouper are also great selections. We recommend the chocolate creme brulee or the carrot cake semifreddo sandwich for dessert!

2. Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar

74 Town Hall Rd, Suite 4B
Rosemary Beach, FL 32413

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For a fun evening out with friends or a great date, head to Pescado's Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar to enjoy small bites like shrimp cake, sauteed crab claws, sticky ribs, spicy marinated shrimp, grilled octopus, and farm greens. The restaurant also offers a shareables menu, complete with whole roasted lobster with fried noodles and a seafood platter of Maine lobster, mussels, shrimp, and more. Dinner standouts include “fish of the day,” braised pork shank, airline chicken breast with vegetables, and chef’s cut. Or, you can go a la carte and order the creamed spinach with bacon, roasted fingerling potatoes, or the three cheese bacon mac ‘n cheese. You can also enjoy specialty cocktails like the Copper Pear, Mr. Foxx, and House of Dragons. Plus, don’t forget dessert! The lemon almond cake and the yuzu cheesecake are just a few delicious options.

3. La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

38 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

If you have a sweet tooth or want a quick bite to eat, head to La Crema Tapas & Chocolate. The tapas include crab cakes with lemon aioli, grilled fish tacos, steak tostadas, and more. If it’s the chocolate you’re more interested in, you won’t be disappointed, either. The chocolate menu is replete with chocolate fondue, salted caramel ice cream, classic chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate molten cake with dark fudge, seasonal fruit tart with shortbread, and flavored sipping chocolates like peppermint or hazelnut.

4. Tim Creehan's Cuvee 30A

12805 U.S. 98 D101
Inlet Beach, FL 32461

For a special date night, make the short trip to Inlet Beach and book the Chef's Table with celebrity Chef Tim Creehan. You'll enjoy champagne and cheese in the private wine cellar, followed by a seat at a table in the kitchen where you will watch as your meal is prepared. You'll start with options like fried oysters in a kung pao glaze with diced onion, escargot with garlic butter and sourdough ciabatta, and a spinach salad with an applewood bacon vinaigrette. Next, you'll enjoy selections like a pecan-crusted grouper with honey Worcestershire sauce, venison steak with mashed sweet potato and a basil tomato red wine reduction, and Chef Creehan's Signature Boneless Half Duck served with mashed sweet potatoes and natural sauce. Your experience will end with a dessert platter of miniature signature desserts. The experience is perfect for anniversaries or other special occasions, with the meal running $250 for each participant (up to 5 if you want to treat the family or business colleagues).

5. Cowgirl Kitchen

54 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

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Cowgirl Kitchen is a trendy spot with an even trendier menu, with popular selections like chicken taco salad, cowgirl quesadilla, turkey BLT, Southern fish tacos, and “the Local” pizza. They even offer breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. every day, serving up avocado toast, spinach and avocado tacos, and the “chipotle Sammy” sandwich. The atmosphere is hip and casual, and the service can’t be beat.

6. Gallion’s Restaurant

104 Barrett Square Unit C
Rosemary Beach, FL 32413

To celebrate a memorable occasion or an elegant date night, head to Gallion’s Restaurant, where a menu of fantastic gourmet plates meets an upscale, charming atmosphere. With fabulous menu favorites like ahi tuna with lemon-grass-crusted yellowfin, Key West spiny lobster, fall quinoa salad, and organic chicken, you really can’t go wrong. Gallion’s also offers a selection of 150 fine wines, specialty cocktails, and top-notch service at every turn.

7. Havana Beach Bar and Grill

63 Main St
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

Found in the beautiful Pearl Hotel, Havana Beach Bar and Grill provides a dining experience you won’t soon forget. With a cozy outdoor setup on the rooftop, you can enjoy magnificent vistas of the Gulf of Mexico as you dine. Plus, thanks to the fantastic menu of shared plates and communal tables, the environment invites friendly conversation. You can also choose to sit in the main dining room and enjoy a lively ambiance with piano music to serenade your meal. Or, for a more casual vibe, head to the Havana Beach Lounge to socialize and sip on creative cocktails. All of the dishes at Havana Beach Bar and Grill are locally sourced within 100 miles, so their selections truly highlight the flavors of the area.

When you visit Rosemary Beach, be sure to try one (or all) of the top-notch restaurants we've mentioned. No matter where you choose to eat, we're sure you'll enjoy your experience! If you are interested in purchasing Rosemary Beach real estate, reach out to trusted local agent Smith Burke to get started.

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