On the avenue: 30Avenue
Village lifestyle center offers dining, shopping and entertainment
March 11, 2020
By Liesel Schmidt
INLET BEACH – Synonymous with sophistication and coastal-casual luxury, the communities of 30A are a draw for anyone looking for a place where they can relax, unwind, and get a taste of the good life. In true form, 30Avenue evokes a sense of that lifestyle, offering professional offices, unique boutique retail shops, and – of course – exceptional dining in one venue, conveniently located within walking distance of Rosemary, Seacrest, and Alys Beach.
From casual lunch fare and decadent desserts to upscale fine dining, the cuisine opportunities at 30Avenue are varied and appeal to a wide range of tastes. Whether you’re craving a sumptuous steak with a dry cabernet or an indulgent sundae loaded with everything imaginable, this is your dream destination.
Known and loved for serving juicy, handcrafted burgers served on potato rolls and topped with fresh produce, crispy-crunchy fried chicken, hand-battered onion rings; classic milkshakes; and even a pet-friendly “Dawg Menu,” 30A Burger is the perfect place to come for fun eats in a relaxed, vibrant atmosphere. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Located at 12805 U.S. Hwy 98 E, Suite E101, Inlet Beach. Does not accept reservations. For more information, call 850-909-0600 or visit www.30aburger.com.
amici 30A Italian Kitchen
Promising “Friends, Family, and Full Bellies,” amici 30A Italian Kitchen specializes in creating authentic Neapolitan pizzas made in their imported Marsal pizza oven, resulting in a crispier, brick oven-style crust. A true family affair run by the Corchis family, the restaurant is a passion project that presents a large serving of love with every item on the menu, from the shareable small plates to the handmade fresh pastas and monthly-featured local farmer selection. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Located at 12805 U.S. Hwy 98 E, Suite R101, Inlet Beach. Does not accept reservations. For more information, call 850-909-0555 or visit www.amici30A.com.
amigos 30A Mexican Kitchen
Continuing their philosophy of offering “Friends, Family, and Full Bellies,” that has made amici 30A Italian Kitchen such a success, the Corchis family has taken their love of authentic ethnic cuisine to create amigos 30A Mexican Kitchen. Specializing in all things fresh, delicious, and flavorful, the restaurant offers a stunning array of south-of-the-border-inspired dishes with a clear focus on quality. From their housemade guacamole to their handmade flour tortillas, no detail is overlooked, and their passion for excellence shines through in every bite. Open daily from 3 to 11 p.m. Located at 12805 U.S. Hwy 98 E, Suite Q101, Inlet Beach. Does not accept reservations. For more information, call 850-909-0555.
Barbacoa Mexican Grill
Offering a fresh take on Mexican food, Barbacoa Mexican Grill features a menu of tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, and bowls filled with fresh, quality produce and meats that promise to leave you feeling satisfied. Choose from their signatures or build your own, selecting from meats like tender, spicy barbacoa-style pork or beef and juicy marinated grilled chicken or sirloin and a variety of fresh toppings. Need a vegetarian or gluten-free option? They have you covered – and smothered – should you choose to go that route. Open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 12805 U.S. Hwy 98 E, Suite T101, Inlet Beach. Does not accept reservations. For more information, call 850-909-0123 or visit www.eatbarbacoa.com.
When it comes to casual fine dining with a clear focus on coastal cuisine, Cuvee 30A offers everything one would hope to find, from a world-class, award-winning wine list to a menu of dishes created by a chef whose attention to detail and talent have garnered the highly coveted Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award. The passion project of Chef Tim Creehan, Cuvee 30A is a stunning venue that features such signature dishes as Amy Grant’s Seared Rare Tuna and Vince Gill’s Pecan Crusted Grouper. The restaurant was voted Best Happy Hour by “Best of the Emerald Coast” and features great live music. Open Monday to Thursday 5 to 9:30 p.m.; Friday to Saturday 5 to 10 p.m. Located at 12805 U.S. Hwy 98 E, Suite D101, Inlet Beach. Reservations accepted. For more information, call 850-909-0111 or visit www.cuvee30a.com.
Decadent Coffee and Dessert Bar
The saying “Life is short, eat dessert first” certainly applies at Decadent, where they open early to serve a fresh assortment of breakfast pastries and fluffy waffles as well as a wide variety of indulgent confections. Sweets range from their small-batch gelatos to donuts, cakes, cookies, brownies, and pies – all made from scratch each day by their talented pastry chefs and bakers. Perfect for pairing with their treats or great on their own are their special roast signature coffees, their decadent drinking chocolates, and their fresh smoothies. Whether you crave a slice of creamy cheesecake or a pillowy glazed donut to accompany your cup of joe, Decadent has the perfect way to indulge, in an atmosphere that’s fun and fresh. Open daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located at 12805 US Hwy 98 E, Suite I101, Inlet Beach. Does not accept reservations. For more information, call 850-641-0455 or visit www.decadentdessertbar.com.
Quinoa, chia, Greek yogurt, kale … all the power players are on the lineup at Freshii, where their main focus is creating beautiful food that fuels you in the most healthy way. Make no mistake, however, there’s nothing boring about the menu here. From eye-opening breakfast options and tasty wraps filled to bursting with bright, crisp produce and proteins like beans, eggs, and high-quality meats to flavorful soups, smoothies, and even frozen yogurt, everything offers clear proof that healthy food can be satisfying, fun, and absolutely delicious. Open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Located at 12805 U.S. Hwy 98 E, Suite H101, Inlet Beach. Does not accept reservations. For more information, call 850-213-2313 or visit www.freshii.com.
Goatfeathers Seafood Market
For anyone looking for fresh-off-the-dock seafood or a casual place to eat great food made with quality ingredients and a whole lot of love, you can’t get better than Goatfeathers Seafood Market. Part of a family of restaurants that have been serving the area for more than 30 years, the 30Avenue location offers an array of freshly caught fish and seafood ready to purchase. Also featured is a café area with a menu of beautifully created items that showcase the versatility of coastally inspired cuisine, from crisp crab cakes and crunchy-fried seafood baskets to cool, refreshing poke bowls. Open Sunday to Wednesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Located at 12805 U.S. Hwy 98 E, Suite O101, Inlet Beach. Does not accept reservations. For more information, call 850-909-0090 or visit www.goatfeathers30avenue.com.
Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookie
Cookies and brownies and ice cream, oh my! What could be better than finding the delicious cookies, brownies, and “Doozies” so famous to Great American Cookie in the same location as the creamy, decadent offerings of Marble Slab Creamery? After all, the two are so complimentary, and whether you love your ice cream with every mix-in imaginable or just pure and unadulterated, pairing it with a freshly-baked cookie or brownie is nothing short of a match made in heaven. Bliss in one bite? You might just have your mouth too full to answer, but the answer is probably a resounding yes. Open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Located at 12805 U.S. Hwy 98 E, Suite R102, Inlet Beach. Does not accept reservations. For more information, call 850-909-0405 or visit www.facebook.com/30acookiesandcream/