The moment you step into The Vue on 30A, you feel as if time has stopped. The elegant retro design, the white mid-century furniture, and Miami Beach meets Palm Springs design elements immediately lift your spirits. Situated high on a bluff overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, South Walton’s The Vue on 30a showcases one of the most romantic views in all of Florida. Voted “Best Waterfront Dining” and “Best Place to Watch a Sunset,” The Vue on 30a offers the ultimate romantic dining experience. Try their well-known Surf ‘n Turf entree, coupled with one of their signature cocktails.
4801 County Highway 30a West
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
A member in good standing of the Historic Hotels of America, Fairhope’s Grand Hotel occupies 550 acres overlooking Mobile Bay. Built in 1847, and known throughout the South as The Queen of Southern Resorts, famous guests have included Colin Powell, Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Bush, Dolly Parton, Fannie Flagg, Patty Labelle and many NFL greats. Nestled among majestic live oaks, an ideal romantic getaway may see you and your special someone pampered in the hotel’s 20,000-square-foot European spa, dining in one of the property’s seven on-site restaurants, or relaxing in your suite, ordering room service for two while placing a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door. Bon appetite, indeed.
Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina houses two restaurants, each creating cuisine that complements both dining experiences: Upstairs and Dockside. Fisher’s Upstairs is romantic and modern, yet very comfortable. Unique details include reclaimed heart pine flooring, linen draperies, antique cypress tables, an onyx bar and stunning light fixtures. In addition to its breathtaking design and culinary excellence, Upstairs offers craft cocktails, as well as a carefully curated wine list.
Their Dockside venue is noticeably more casual with an equally thoughtful design. Overlooking the placid waters of Orange Beach Marina, Dockside features open garage doors, a stainless steel bar, cypress walls, and of course, waterfront dining. The result is a clean, nautical atmosphere that complements a menu of freshly prepared burgers, seafood, salads and sandwiches.
27075 Marina Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Occupying the ground floor of a revitalized 1860s-era building overlooking Pensacola’s Plaza Ferdinand, where, in July 1821, General Andrew Jackson accepted the transfer of Florida from Spain, Jackson’s Steakhouse has both history and flavor. (One guess as to where the restaurant got its name.)
Opened in 1998, the restaurant’s atmosphere, from the handcrafted tree-branch light fixtures to the decorative mural behind the bar, virtually puts you and your date in the park.
Procuring only grain-fed beef from the Midwest, their choice meats and fresh, local seafood are hand-selected and prepared to perfection. Thanks to the culinary creations of Executive Chef Irv Miller, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Jackson’s steaks stand tall, with the superb flavor of wet-aged beef, like no other.
Among many other culinary distinctions, Jackson’s Steakhouse has earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator nine times.