#8 of 95 30A Restaurants

Perfect Pig Grill and Fish House

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The Perfect Pig -- A Coastal Restaurant with a Penchant for Pork
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Perfect Pig is a classy Santa Rosa cafe with uniquely pig-centric menu items that offers something for pretty much everyone. From breakfast through dinner, unique menu choices, expertly-prepared food, and attentive service make this restaurant a must-stop for gulf coast visitors. Casual enough to be family-friendly but classy enough for a low-key date, expect a relaxed, comfortable environment and mouthwatering food. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Love a good slice of bacon? The Perfect Pig does bacon–and more–with excellence. But they’re more than just pig-inspired goodness. Stop in at The Perfect Pig for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and enjoy an indulgent feast packed with fresh ingredients and served with a smile. Here you’ll find freshly-baked muffins and scones, brioche bread, ham biscuits, southern-style grits, and bottomless cups of freshly-roasted coffee, among other menu sleections that’ll keep you coming back for more. 

When you walk through the doors at The Perfect Pig, you’ll feel like you’ve walked into your cool aunt’s dining room. The decor feels a little elegant, a little contemporary farmhouse; wicker chairs, grey brick walls, clean lines, and thoughtful lighting create a sit-down-and-stay-awhile atmosphere that feels downright homey. Although prices are a bit high, on par with other coastal restaurants in the area, you’ll find that each dish is expertly prepared and beautifully plated. 

Some of our menu favorites include: 

House-Made Quiche
A brunch staple, The Perfect Pig’s quiche is crafted with applewood-smoked bacon (of course), caramelized onions, and gruyere, and served with mixed greens–a delightfully light, savory way to start the day. 

Lemon Herbed Smashed Avocado Toast
Every self-respecting cafe in 2020 serves avo toast, and The Perfect Pig is no exception. One of few menu items that doesn’t involve a pig in any way, the lemon herbed smashed avocado toast takes things a step up–with flavor-brightening lemon and herbs, mozzarella cheese, and two eggs, all served on white, wheat, or brioche bread. 

Potato Parmesan Crusted Grouper
A dinner favorite, The Perfect Pig’s parmesan-crusted grouper is one of those specialties that are just as delectable all the way to the last bite. A classy dish that practically everyone loves, the grouper is topped with beurre blanc and served with vegetable risotto and seasonal vegetable sautee. 

Coffee Crusted Tomahawk Pork Chop 
Another dinner favorite, the coffee crusted tomahawk pork chop features perfectly-tender meat, well-seasoned and served with an ancho bourbon glaze and mashed potatoes. The unexpected coffee-and-spice flavors add a complexity of flavors that makes for an unforgettable dinner entree. 

Lunch Sandwiches
A huge variety of lunch sandwiches make The Perfect Pig a popular lunch stop. Selections like the Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese, the Perfect Brisket Sandwich, and the Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich make this a no-brainer for a lunch stop when you want a classy cafe environment and a better-than-average handheld. 

The Perfect Pig Grill and Fish House is located in Santa Rosa Beach, just off Hwy 30A. It’s an easy breakfast stop before a day of exploring the beach and surrounding amenities–or a lovely spot to wind down over dinner before turning in for the evening. 

Insider Tips:
– Reservations aren’t required, but if you’re heading to The Perfect Pig on a weekend evening or a holiday, it’s smart to call in to make a reservation ahead of time; they’re a popular stop among locals and tourists, and often fill up on busy evenings. 
– The Perfect Pig serves up a bottomless mimosa that rivals that of the finest of restaurants on the Gulf coast. Ordering brunch? A mimosa might be the perfect pairing.