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New South Walton Restaurants and Businesses for 2021

Welcome 2021! The New Year brings new beginnings and as such we are welcoming new restaurants and businesses to our community.  Thanks to our friends at Visit South Walton who helped us create this list of the new dining options and new businesses that you’ll want to try out on your next South Walton and Destin vacation.

The Citizen

The Citizen (Alys Beach)

On Scenic Highway 30-A in Alys Beach, The Citizen has opened as a coastal tavern with fine indoor, outdoor and take-away dining. An 18-seat bar and 12-seat custom raw bar along with outdoor seating ensures there is space for gathering with distance in mind. Learn more at (Address: 20 MARK TWAIN LANE #101, ALYS BEACH, FL 32461 - (850) 909-0702)

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Effin Egg (Inlet Beach)

Located next door to our friends at Blue Giraffe in Inlet Beach is a new all-day breakfast restaurant specializing in breakfast sandwiches. The menu is inspired by a true love of eggs and meals made from only the freshest and finest ingredients. Effin Egg’s signature egg “sammies” hit the spot all day long. Learn more online. (Address: 13123 E. Emerald Coast Pkwy. STE C, Inlet Beach, Fla. 32461 - (850) 213-3094)

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Prema Organic Café (Seagrove Beach)

Prema Organic Café serves fresh, organic and gluten free menu items. Specializing in cold-pressed juice, smoothies, bowls, grab-and-go food and salads. Prema Organic Café is manifested passion with a mission to share wholesome, fresh and simple food with the community. Learn more online. (Address: 3557 E Co Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459 - Phone (850) 213-3023)

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Scratch Biscuit Kitchen (WaterColor)

Located along Hwy 30-A in the WaterColor® Town Center, Scratch Biscuit Kitchen is serving up made-from-scratch biscuits and its own signature coffee blend. Featuring breakfast and lunch, the menu includes house-made jams, jellies and gravies as well as a signature blend of coffee and more. Open daily, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., with counter, indoor and outdoor seating available. Learn more online. (Address: 1777 E. County Hwy. 30A, Unit #101, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459 - (850) 231-6550)


Ovide (Sandestin - Miramar Beach)

Located within the Sandestin Resort near the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Ovide is an elegant, new culinary adventure led by acclaimed Georgia chef Hugh Acheson. Ovide brings together classic Gulf Coast flavors and impeccable classic French technique. At Ovide, every dish is fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality that gives each bite incredible flavor. Learn more online at (Address: 1 Grand Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach - (833) 873-3343)

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Ara Roof Top Bar (Sandestin - Miramar Beach)

Ara, named for the constellation, is more than a leisurely day in the sun, where poolside DJs sample chill music by day and up-tempo beats by night. Located atop the new Hotel Effie, the menu features premium wines, hand-crafted cocktails, and thoughtfully curated food. Ara is the newest place to see and be seen in Sandestin. (Address: 1 Grand Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach - (833) 873-3343)


Black Bear Bread Company (Miramar Beach)

Located at Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, the menu and daily specials are ever-changing and feature offerings based on seasonality from local farmers and artisans. All of Black Bear’s artisan breads and pastries are baked from scratch each morning at their wholesale bakery in Grayton. A full selection of Stumptown Coffee offerings, along with a thoughtfully curated selection of canned craft beers and natural wines make up the beverage offerings. (Address: 325 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach - (850) 706-1300)

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New Shopping Options (Miramar Beach)

Sunset Shoes & Lifestyle has opened their new flagship store in Grand Boulevard, next door to Pottery Barn. In addition to their popular high-end and trendy shoe lines, shop for everything from swimsuits and sunglasses to handbags and the perfect little dress for a night out. Brands include Birkenstocks, Sunset Shoes carries hundreds of shoe, clothing and accessory labels including ON Cloud, Chaco, Hammitt, FLY London, Patagonia, Olukai, Hey Dude and UGG. (Address: 400 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, Fla. - (850) 837-5466)

Southern Tide, the leader in premium coastal lifestyle and apparel, has opened its newest store along Grand Boulevard in the heart of South Walton. The store is centrally located between Williams-Sonoma and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, directly on the boulevard. The store features an assortment of men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, footwear, and accessories, with personal shopping services available to help guests find the perfect fit. Designed for life on the water and outdoor adventure, the Southern Tide brand and Southern state of mind fits seamlessly into the laid-back South Walton lifestyle. (Address: 600 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, Fla. - (850) 837-1224)

The Foster Gallery has opened a new, larger location in Grand Boulevard Town Center across from Tommy Bahama and next door to Chico’s. Open 12 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. Works can be viewed and purchased online and curbside pickup is also available. (Address: 495 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, Fla. - (850) 837-3037)

Silver Sands Premium Outlets recently welcomed the Puma Outlet, Volcom, and Salt Life stores. (Address: 10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, Fla.)

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Start Planning Your South Walton – 30A Beach Vacation

Now is the perfect time to start planning your next beach vacation so you can try some of these great new offerings next time you’re at the beach. Whether you select a condominium at Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach or condo, villa or cottage at Hidden Dunes Resort, you’ll love spending time with family and friends along our white sandy shores. Click here to view our collection of South Walton and Vacation rentals or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to narrow your search. By booking direct you’ll enjoy our best rate guarantee and no hidden fees! Be sure to check out our Destin deals to discover additional cost savings.

See you @ the beach!