27 Pet-Friendly Restaurants on 30A

Where to Dine with your Dog in South Walton

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There are many things that make Scenic Highway 30A unique. The pristine beaches, the quaint coastal towns, the relaxed vibe, and of course its pet-friendly attitude. It is not uncommon to see pets and their owners strolling the streets, popping into local establishments, and enjoying the outdoors on sunny days. The communities along 30A have always been known for being pet-friendly, so it is no surprise that many of the local restaurants welcome your furry friends with open arms!

When out with your furball, be sure to check out any of these 27 pet-friendly restaurants on 30A. You and your pet might even make some new friends!

Perfect Pig Pet Friendly

The Perfect Pig

With two 30A locations, one in Seagrove Beach and the other in Gulf Place, the Perfect Pig is a must-visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With a menu that includes everything from fresh local grouper to hand-sliced applewood smoked bacon, you can experience an amazing meal and true 30A relaxation.

La Playa

La Playa is located in the relaxed Gulf Place setting on 30A and offers a fun atmosphere to kick back and relax with friends – both human and animal! The taqueria menu items include a variety of recipes inspired by Mexico and the Caribbean. To add to the fun, La Playa offers “Ladies Nite” on Thursdays with live music.

The Craft Bar

A bar and restaurant combined into one, the Craft Bar serves craft beer, hand-crafted cocktails, and delicious food. It is a great place to stop by in the afternoons, evening, or night! The casual atmosphere mimics the relaxed vibe of the Emerald Coast.

Grayton Seafood Company

Fresh local seafood, laidback vibe, old Florida charm, and pet-friendly. Grayton Seafood Company has it all! Whether you want to enjoy a relaxed lunch or take your furry friend on a fancy date, you and your pet will love this well-known hot spot.

Modica Market Pet Friendly

Modica Market

Located in Seaside on 30A, Modica Market specializes in Southern specialties and delicious to-go meals. Locals, visitors, and pets are all welcomed in this warm and friendly environment.

The Shrimp Shack

As a beachside shack with beachside menu items, the Shrimp Shack is a favorite of both locals and vacationers. Enjoy Gulf shrimp, oysters, lobster, and more from the Gulf-front deck. While you enjoy your food and the view, your pet will simply love being outdoors and by your side!

Dawson’s Yogurt

When at the beach, there is nothing more refreshing than a cold treat! Dawson’s Yogurt in Seaside offers some of the best hot-weather treats you could ask for, from ice cream to frozen yogurt to smoothies.

Summer Kitchen

In the mood for daytime casual or a fancy evening? Summer Kitchen in Rosemary Beach is the place for you. A comfortable air is the norm at this favorite locale that offers causal breakfast and lunch and fine dining for dinner.

Bud & Alley’s

Founded in 1987, Bud & Alley’s has been a long-time local favorite and serves up a fresh take on Southern classics. Fun fact, the owners named the place after the town founder’s dog and the restaurant owner’s cat. Proof that this restaurant has been pet-friendly from the beginning! 

Local Catch

Local Catch Bar & Grill offers local cuisine with a Southern twist. The menu includes items like gumbo with Gulf shrimp, ceviche made with local grouper, and the fresh catch of the day.

Preacher’s Kitchen

Another Gulf Place restaurant with amazing food and a relaxed atmosphere. As a counter-style eatery, you can order your meal at Preacher’s Kitchen, then meander the Gulf Place shops with your pet in tow.

Bud & Alleys Pet Friendly

Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar

Also located in Seaside, this pizza bar is the younger brother of Bud & Alley’s! The cozy terrace dining, pizza selections, and casual vibe are perfect for every beach lover. Because it is just steps from the beach, it is easy to drop by after a few hours of relaxing under the coastal sun.

45 Central Wine Bar

A favorite socializing location in Seaside, 45 Central Wine Bar offers specialty wines and meals made with local ingredients. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a wine date with the girls, some couple time with your sweetheart, or a much-needed break with your dog.

Pickles Beachside Eatery

Pickles Beachside Eatery in Seaside is another great restaurant for the casual diner. Besides offering delicious burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches, this walk-up grill also serves up their world-famous fried pickles. If you have not tried one of these, now is the time!

Airstream Row

Not just one restaurant, but many! Airstream Row is a selection of gourmet food trucks located in Seaside, right across from the beach. Find a picnic table under the shade of a beach umbrella and enjoy your meal from the Meltdown 30A, Raw & Juicy, or any of the other great food trucks on the row.

La Crema

Tapas and chocolate…two of the best things in the world under one roof! This cute Rosemary Beach restaurant offers menu items that were inspired by the Spanish cities of Madrid and Barcelona. Trying quaint food in a quaint beach town is the perfect way to spend your day.

Cowgirl Kitchen Pet-Friendly

Cowgirl Kitchen

The Cowgirl Kitchen prides itself on serving kick-back cuisine! Located in Seagrove Beach, you can enjoy sophisticated food with a laid-back vibe. The dining experience here is fun, chill, and entertaining.

Great Southern

Let your taste buds travel, while you stay in your favorite town of Seaside and enjoy a meal at Great Southern Cafe. The menu offers meals that mix international cuisines, southern cooking, and local ingredients for an explosion of delicious flavor.

The Bay Pet Friendly

The Bay

Check out the Bay Restaurant for a waterfront dining experience with your human and furry friends. Southern Gulf Coast meals, sushi, wine, and cocktails make this a great stop on your restaurant tour. The outsides deck overlooking the bay is also a crowd pleaser!

Sunrise Coffee Pet Friendly

Sunrise Coffee

A relaxed atmosphere with a funky twist. From coffee and ice cream to breakfast and lunch options, this hot spot is fun and edgy. You will often find people meeting here for casual business meetings, friendly meet-ups, or for their morning coffee fix.

The Wine Bar

You cannot find a better place than WaterColor to offer a sophisticated, yet informal place to enjoy wine and gourmet food. The outdoor patios are the perfect place to relax with your pet, while trying a new wine and delicious cuisine.

Amavida Pet Friendly

Amavida Coffee Shop

Amavida Coffee is all about loving life and sharing high quality coffee. Stop by on your morning walk with your dog to enjoy the organic coffee, a pastry, and the relaxed coastal setting.


Treat yourself! This Seaside ice cream shop is one-of-a-kind, and is the ideal spot to stop after a fun day relaxing with your feet in the sand or splashing in the surf. Ice cream, gelato, shortcakes, milkshakes…what could be better?

Edward’s Find Food & Wine

Located in Rosemary Beach, Edward’s Fine Food & Wine is the place to enjoy fine dining in a casual beach atmosphere. From local seafood to fabulous wine selections, you might love it enough to become a regular.

CK Feed & Supply

The Cowgirl’s Kitchen for those with a busy schedule, CK Feed & Supply offers gourmet meals to-go. If you are out with your pet, this might be a good restaurant to stop by so you can be on your way and continue your adventures!

Restaurant Paradis

Rosemary Beach is at it again with another amazing pet-friendly and fine-dining restaurant. Restaurant Paradis focuses on coastal cuisine. Basically, the food embodies the paradise of Gulf Coast living! You will be welcomed any time during the day – in flip flops or dressed up!


With such a pet-friendly atmosphere, how could 30A not be an animal lover’s first choice for a vacation? Besides these great pet-friendly restaurants, Ocean Reef Resorts offers the largest selection of pet-friendly vacation rentals along the Emerald Coast. True story! Your pet deserves a vacation, too, so book your stay with Ocean Reef Resorts and spend your getaway the right way.