#14 of 95 30A Restaurants

George’s at Alys Beach

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George's at Alys Beach — Global Flavors Proudly Served with Coastal Flair
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you want to sample flavors found all over the globe, you can trust that George’s at Alys Beach offers just what you need. Operating out of their quaint beach cottage, they never stray away from infusing their dishes and dining experience with a coastal flair.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

George’s at Alys Beach is well known as the top place to go in Florida for global flavors served with a coastal flair. They make their most popular menu items using the freshest seafood and locally sourced, organic ingredients. You can also treat yourself to their tantalizing sweets that promise to keep you coming back for more.

Their commitment to making the highest quality dishes does not tell the whole story, however. They are equally dedicated to providing an exceptional dining experience, starting from their friendly hello when you walk through the doors. Everything they do is meant to help you feel at home in their restaurant and enjoy your meal from start to finish.

They offer a separate lunch and dinner service with a two-hour break in between to prep for the next course. Arrive right before they open their doors for lunch or dinner to snag a table right away. Otherwise, prepare to wait a bit for a table to open up. Thankfully, that’s easy to do while sipping a drink from the comfort of their upstairs viewing deck. That’s especially true since their wine menu is a good enough reason to visit just by itself.

You have your choice of tables in their indoor dining room, on the covered porch, or out on the open-air patio along the side. Just make sure to let them know your preference when you arrive. No matter where you land, there’s no doubt that their food and quality service will have you planning your return trip well before your check arrives.

Scrumptious items on their menu include:

Crispy Calamari Fries
You’ll never regret starting your meal with a huge basket of Crispy Calamari Fries. Made big enough to share, this dish starts with strips of hand-breaded calamari that’s fried to a rich, golden brown. They serve it up with lemon and remoulade for dipping, giving you an out of this world flavor experience.

Grilled Market Fish Tacos
When you order their Grilled Market Fish Tacos, you’re sure to walk away with a full belly and smile on your face. They create this meal using whatever market fish they could get their hands on that day, grilling it up to perfection. Then, they put the grilled fish in a soft tortilla before scooping over the cilantro rice, black beans, and feta cheese. Lime cabbage slaw and poblano lime tartar complete your meal just right.   

Stuffed Sea Bass
When you want to misbehave, it doesn’t get much better than their Stuffed Sea Bass. They start with a whole fish and stuff it full of lump crab and crawfish mousse. After that decadent creation comes out of the oven, it gets plated up with vegetable succotash, micro salad, and cauliflower citrus puree.

Although the dessert menu only has three simple items, it’s always worth the effort to save room for a sweet treat at the end of your meal. All their desserts are big enough to share with your tablemate, but you likely won’t want to give up even one single bite. As a compromise, order both the Warm Chocolate Toffee Goo and George’s Key Lime Pie. Then, split them down the middle for the best of both worlds.

Insider Tips:
– Want to skip the wait? Order online and get your meal to go. If you do, expect to have a 20% gratuity added to the total.
– They do not accept any reservations. Even the biggest parties are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
– You can bring your dog along for the ride if you plan to sit on the front porch or side patio.