Second, only to the beach, the best part of vacationing is all the awesome food you get to stuff your face with while you're here! Whether it's fresh steaks, seafood, or just some sloppy fish tacos, you can't help but enjoy all the delicious scrumptiousness. Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton makes sure to keep its locals and vacationers happy by offering an incredible selection. You can find just about anything you're in the mood for, from American, Thai, Italian, Mexican, and more! But sometimes, dear reader, the American in you cries out. You're craving a big juicy burger and fries, well that's where we come in. Here are some great burger joints to visit on 30A. Buckle up; this is going to get beefy.
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Local Catch Bar & Grill
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There are more expensive and less expensive ways to eat cow on 30A, but none offers a more authentic, dare we say, local vibe than Local Catch Bar & Grill in Santa Rosa Beach. The place is known for its seafood; obviously, the drink menu honestly deserves a blog of its own, however, today, we are here to talk about burgers. Oh baby, do they have a doozy of one here. The Double Burger consists of two 3 oz., all-beef patties blanked in an abundance of American cheese, and duh lettuce, pickles, and red onion on a challah bun. Yes, sure you can add bacon or a fried egg if you missed breakfast, but this flame-broiled beast tips the scales at 6oz right off the menu. It should sit nicely in your tummy for lunch, dinner, and pro-tip: it makes for the perfect hangover helper.
Chanticleer Eatery is located in Grayton Beach near the Shops of Grayton. What atmosphere this place has. Dining inside where it's cool and well lit, or al fresco, under the shade of local scrub oaks, this location is not to be missed. Serving lunch and dinner, Chanticleer features a tasty menu with dishes like Triple Pork Nachos, Jambalaya, and Krioyo Pasta. And let's not forget the mouthwatering burgers, which are included on the dinner menu. Our favorite was the Bacon Cheddar Guac Burger because, well shocker, we love Bacon, but they also offer a BBQ Burger, and a Rueben Burger— just to name a few, your taste buds will thank us later.
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Great Southern Café
Great Southern Café in Seaside literally has the Best Burger! This menu item is ground fresh daily and served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, and Great Southern Café's zippy sauce on the side. Spice it up with a variety of cheeses and bacon for an explosion of flavor. Add fries or another side such as mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or cheese grits. Finally, pair your burger dish with a draft beer or craft cocktail for a great beach meal! Best of all, Great Southern sits in what may be the area's best location to people watch. Bite into your burger, sit back, and watch the silly splendor that is the general public as they meander around Central Square. Are they looking for a burger or just more wine? Your guess is as good as ours.
Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub
Blue Mountain Beach is home to Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub, the only Irish pub on 30A. Full of personality, charm, darts, pool video games, and a damn good menu, McTighe's is a fun place to go for a family lunch or dinner with friends. All burgers on the menu are 100% Angus beef. A fan favorite, the Classic Pub Burger is served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, onion, and a kosher pickle. Upgrade your cheese or add bacon to make sure it's the perfect burger for you, then pair it with a pint, or four, of Guinness for a true Irish snack!
Pickle's Burgers and Shakes
Looking for a quick bite? Pickle's Burgers and Shakes in Seaside is the place for you. You really owe it to yourself to try the fried pickles here, they pair well with everything, especially beef! Their extensive menu includes a range of burgers, chicken, hotdogs, sandwiches, salads, and fries. Pickle's offers a grass-fed beef burger, chili cheeseburger, turkey burger, veggie burger, and more. It's burgers galore the moment you walk in the door! The eatery's selection of fountain drinks and shakes go great with whatever you choose, so you're sure to enjoy your visit here.
There's no doubt about it. Burgers just make a beach vacation better! In addition to those listed, here are some other places on 30A that serve the best juicy burgers: Seagrove Village Market Café, The Craft Bar, The Bay, Watersound Beach Club, and Shades Bar & Grill. Book your 30A vacation with us! You'll have over 600 vacation rentals to choose from on or near 30A. Then you can be close to, and gobble up all the delicious beach burgers you could ever want. And vacation calories don't really count? Right?