South Walton is made up of 26 miles of beach neighbourhoods on the Gulf Coast such as Santa Rosa, Alys Beach, Seagrove, Grayton Beach and Water Color. Renowned for these superb coastal stretches, South Walton is packed with top-quality restaurants and is relatively undisturbed as most visitors to the state head to Miami, Florida Keys, or Orlando. Here are 10 of the very best restaurants to try in South Walton.
George’s At Alys Beach was set up with the aim of serving up fresh, seasonal food that takes advantage of the brilliant produce available in Florida. The innovative menu is split into sections entitled ‘Behave’ and ‘Misbehave’, the former features organic dishes such as lamb osso bucco, chef’s vegetarian plate and bronzed sea scallops, whilst the ‘Misbehave’ section features classic beach fare such as fish tacos and seafood platters with hushpuppies and french fries.
George’s At Alys Beach, 30 Castle Harbor Drive, Alys Beach, FL, USA, +1 850 641 0017
Roux 30A lies in Grayton Beach and aims to foster strong links running from local producers such as farmers and fishermen, through the kitchen all the way to the table so that diners have a real sense of location on their plate. The Chef Nikhil Abuvala offers culinary masterclasses to interested diners and there is a Chef’s Table available so that diners can observe the preparation of the food. The ambitious menu includes tomato and watermelon gazpacho, handmade mushroom ravioli, smoked octopus carpaccio with kalamata olives and shaved fennel, pan-seared branzini with rosemary vinaigrette and grilled tenderloin of beef with potato gnocchi.
Roux30A, Logan Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA, +1 850 225 1615