Groovin’ at The Grove 30A
With its coastal cuisine and cozy outdoor cabanas, this new Santa Rosa Beach restaurant is the perfect place for dining and unwinding.
The Grove 30A epitomizes what people love about living on the Gulf Coast: effortless style set amongst natural beauty, all to be enjoyed with family and friends. Having opened in Santa Rosa Beach in mid-May, it is one of 30A’s newest restaurants and is sure to quickly become a favorite for residents and visitors alike.
Business partners Sean Merideth and Clint Machamer have long had the vision of opening a restaurant, cocktail lounge, or even a bar in the 30A area. Natives of the Gulf Coast and the service industry, Merideth and Machamer bring both the expertise and experience needed to create a stellar dining experience. Described as “elevated Americana in a sophisticated social atmosphere,” The Grove 30A is designed not only to be an inviting space but is also cultivated as a place for connection without the glare of TVs or conversation-killing club music. With ambient, live acoustic music in the background, The Grove 30A is ideal for sharing engaging conversations while enjoying a craft cocktail or pint of craft beer.
Originally an event space, The Grove 30A merges an indoor custom bar area (designed and built by Merideth) with a lush yet manicured green space where diners can lounge on elegant lanai sectionals under shade awnings. Misters and fans create a comfortable breeze, and bistro lights provide ambiance for nighttime dining. Drawing from Mediterannean and coastal designs, The Grove 30A features a timeless and fresh aesthetic.
According to Merideth, their motto is “brunch by day, bites by night, and good times always.” Brunch is served Tuesday through Sunday, making it the ultimate locale for a midmorning or early afternoon bite. The brunch offerings include prosciutto, smoked salmon, and veggie benedicts; potato hash and eggs; in-house smoked breakfast meats; and bottomless mimosas on Sundays from 10 to 2. Moving to the dinner menu, patrons can expect locally sourced ingredients and fresh Gulf flavors. The selection includes smoked meat sandwiches, roasted chicken with seasonal vegetables, crisp and refreshing salads, and fresh housemade pastas. Unique to The Grove 30A is the Hanger Steak Ramen, a deconstructed ramen featuring hanger steak, salt, cured egg, and miso sauce. A specialty on Fridays and Saturdays is the 4-pound smoked pork shoulder, designed to feed four and served with all of the accoutrements for family-style tacos.
In addition to the stellar brunch and dinner menus, The Grove 30A boasts a full bar, several local beers on tap, and original craft cocktails. The addition of live acoustic music daily makes The Grove 30A the quintessential location for a relaxed yet refined dining experience.
So if you’re looking for a spot where you can savor a good conversation, coastal entrees, crafted cocktails, and some cool tunes, look no further than The Grove 30A. It’s the ideal spot to cherish the flavors, beauty, camaraderie, and breezy elegance of the Gulf Coast.
The Grove 30A
3375 West County Hwy. 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459