I’m a longtime resident of Central Florida, but new to this area. 30A reminds me of the old Florida I knew when I was growing up. With the protected state parks located in between the small towns, it feels like a hidden slice of the state. The quietness this time of year, along with the beautiful white sand and clear water, makes this area an easy draw for anyone.
— Chef Drew Dzejak
Photographs courtesy of Alys Beach

Photographs courtesy of Alys Beach

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ALYS BEACH

Located in Florida's Panhandle along scenic Highway 30A, Alys Beach is a seaside community based on the architectural vision of Bermuda and the courtyards of Antigua, Guatemala.

Photograph courtesy of Caliza

Photograph courtesy of Caliza

Within the community, guests and visitors have a range of culinary options like morning pastries at Charlie's Donut Truck, coffee at Fonville Press, casual comfort food at George's, and fine dining at Caliza which serves modern Gulf Coast seasonal cuisine.

9581 County Highway 30A East, Alys Beach, FL 32413
T: 866.732.1760 | 850.213.5500
alysbeach.com | calizarestaurant.com

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Chef Drew Dzejak

Drew grew up in Kissimmee, FL, attended Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, worked in kitchens in the south, including Wild Dunes Resort, Woodlands Resort & Inn, the Charleston Place Hotel, the Windsor Court, and recently at Montage Palmetto Bluff along with Hugues Le Berre, before they both joined Alys Beach

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Hugues Le Berre

Prior to joining the team at Alys Beach, as the Food & Beverage Director, Hugues worked at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff Resort, Woodlands Resort & Inn, and the Grande Roche Hotel.


I am very new to the area, but it was easy for me to understand why so many people keep coming back, or move to this area called Highway 30A. It feels like a place that has been protected from large development projects. As you drive down 30A, it’s pleasing to discover the variety of communities along the route. Each one of them offers unique architecture and charm. The 30A coastline is home to beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water, making it a great place to enjoy with family.
— Hugues Le Berre

FLORIDA PANHANDLE GUIDE

Morning

Photograph courtesy of The Perfect Pig

Photograph courtesy of The Perfect Pig

The Perfect Pig

"Come here for breakfast. They serve great biscuit sandwiches."
- Drew

4281 E Co Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
T: 850.213.0701 | 
www.theperfectpig.com

Farmers Market

30A Farmers Market

"It is located on 30A in the Rosemary community town center. They have many great local artisans selling dairy, vegetables, fruits, honey, and pottery. I personally enjoy Jenefer’s Garden Produce."
- Hugues

"I really like the 30A Farmers’ Market in Rosemary Beach and Jenefer’s Garden there. They supply Caliza with fresh produce."
- Drew

Rosemary Beach Community, Town Center
sp28 South Barrett Square, Panama City Beach, Florida 32461

30afarmersmarket.com

 

Lunch

Photograph courtesy of Chanticleer Eatery

Photograph courtesy of Chanticleer Eatery

Chanticleer Eatery

"Chanticleer Eatery is not known to many tourists. Their great shrimp and grits and very colorful artwork make it feel like a local’s place, but more and more people are starting to find out about it."
- Hugues

"Definitely get the shrimp and grits here."
- Drew

55 Clayton Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
T: 
850.213.9065 | www.chanticleereatery.com

Seagrove Village Market (Reopening Soon)

"This is reopening soon and I'm very excited to head here for the grouper sandwich."
- Drew

3004 S Co Highway 395, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
T: 850.231.5736 | 
www.seagrovevillagemarket.com

Surfing Deer (Opening Soon)

"This and Seagrove Village Market are projects of George and Ann Hartley, renowned hospitality figures in the area."
- Hugues

2743 Scenic Highway 30A, Seagrove Beach, FL 32459
T: 850.213.4200 | 
surfingdeer.com/seagrove

Pick up a Pint

Photograph courtesy of Southern Craft Creamery

Photograph courtesy of Southern Craft Creamery

Southern Craft Creamery Ice Cream

"They make amazing ice cream -- the Coconut Cream is my go-to flavor."
- Drew

www.southerncraftcreamery.com | Where to Buy

Afternoon Sweets

Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

"This a great spot to enjoy delicious ice creams. They are located in Blue Mountain Beach."
- Hugues

"This is a great place to take the kids for a scoop of ice cream."
- Drew

2129 S Co Highway 83, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
T: 850.278.6849 | 
www.facebook.com/BMBCreamery

Sunset Cocktails

Photograph courtesy of The Pearl Hotel

Photograph courtesy of The Pearl Hotel

The Pearl Hotel

"It's perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail."
- Drew

63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
T: 850.588.2881 | 
www.thepearlrb.com

 

Photograph courtesy of Bud & Alley's

Photograph courtesy of Bud & Alley's

Bud & Alley’s

"Come to Seaside for a rooftop cocktail overlooking the water."
- Hugues

 2236 East County Road 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
T: 
850.231.5900 | budandalleys.com

Dinner

Photograph courtesy of Edward's Find Food & Wine

Photograph courtesy of Edward's Find Food & Wine

Edward’s Fine Food & Wine

"This is located in Rosemary Village and they have great food and service."
- Hugues

66 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, FL 32616
T: 850.231.0550 | 
edwards30a.com

Photograph courtesy of Bijoux

Photograph courtesy of Bijoux

Bijoux

"This is a great spot for dinner with a very knowledgeable staff. Ask for Brittany."
- Drew

9375 Emerald Coast Parkway #22, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
T: 850.622.0760 | 
www.bijouxdestin.com

Late Night

Photograph courtesy of Red Bar

Photograph courtesy of Red Bar

Red Bar

"This is a great little dive bar to keep the late night party going."
- Drew

70 Hotz Avenue, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
T: 850.231.1008 | theredbar.com

Cover Photo Credit: Pulaw [flickr]


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