Best places to eat in Grayton Beach pt. 2

I spent a week in Grayton Beach/Seaside area and ate at some pretty fantastic restaurants. If I’m being honest, I just ate the whole time. There’s so many good options in that area and I just had to have them all! I told you about my first 3 days in my Previous post here. I started with The Red Bar, Black Bear Bread Co. and 723 Whiskey Bravo, and they did not disappoint. But the next 3 days were even better. 

On Tuesday we went to my favorite place in the world, Seaside. It’s a charming little town with beautiful white beach houses and people riding bikes everywhere they go. You immediately feel calm and relaxed when you enter Seaside. There is one area with several nice restaurants and shops. They have an “air stream row” with a whole strip of food trucks that are all airstreams. If you’re bringing a big group or a family this is such a great option because there is an unlimited variety to pick from. At the airstreams you have gourmet hot dogs, unique grilled cheeses, BBQ to die for and a healthy juice bar. Then right across the street you have a pizza place, tacos and a restaurant called pickles. Anything you’re craving, they will have it at Seaside. I have had the BBQ and the grilled cheeses before and they are both wonderful. But I decided on tacos for the evening. It was called Bud and Alleys taco bar. They had any kind of taco you could want, nachos and salads. I went with the steak taco salad. It was a large amount of food for $11. Not too terribly bad. My mom and sister had grouper and chicken tacos that looked great. We did a little shopping afterwards and took pictures on the beach at sunset. 

While we were at seaside, I spotted a gift from heaven… a Five Daughters Bakery airstream. Anyone from Nashville has probably heard of Five Daughters famous cronuts. They have 3 locations in Nashville that I visit almost every time I am at home visiting. Their cross between a donut and a croissant is the best thing you’ll ever put in your mouth. And now, there’s one in Seaside. I’m not going to lie, I squealed a little when I saw it. So what did we do first thing the next morning? Go get cronuts. I stopped in at Modica market, which is also in seaside, and grabbed a large iced coffee and then walked over to Five Daughters. They did not have as many flavors in the airstream as they do in their Nashville locations, but they still had their chocolate dipped and chocolate sea salt which are my two favorites. The chocolate dipped is a vanilla cronut with vanilla buttercream that is dipped in melted chocolate… be still my beating heart. My other favorite is a vanilla cronut that has a chocolate mousse filling, chocolate glaze and then sprinkled with sea salt. Out of this world. Do yourself a favor and have coffee and cronuts in seaside, you’ll start your day off beautifully.

Now, possibly my favorite from the whole week. I have been following Borago on Instagram for a while and just had to give it a try. The menu full of Italian dishes was too hard to pass up. When you walk into Borago you immediately realize this is going to be a fabulous experience. The chic vibe in this restaurant is strong with beautiful decor. Dark hardwood floors and gray brick walls give an inviting feel. We were sat at a table right next to large windows with a view of the ocean right next to us. The first course was a house made focaccia bread. It was served with olive oil and herbs. I could have eaten the entire loaf. It was the softest, most flavorful bread I’ve ever had. The second course was Arrancini. Arrancini is risotto that is rolled into a ball and fried. Fried. Risotto. Yes please. They were served with tomato sauce and a delicious pesto. For my main course I ordered Angel Hair with pan seared shrimp. It was topped with prosciutto, basil, olive oil, garlic and a mirror of tomato mascarpone cream. It was absolutely wonderful, however, I had meal envy over my sisters dinner. She ordered the Chicken Linguine. It was served with  with pancetta, shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, fresh corn and parmesan cream. I’ve had a lot of pasta and I think this was the best I’ve ever had. I could have gone there every night because I wanted to try everything on the menu. If you’re looking for good Italian food in Santa Rosa, go to Borago. You won’t be disappointed. 

It’s been a week full of delicious food, sun burns, paddle boarding and kayaking. But of course, now it’s time to get back to work and eat some chicken and broccoli!

My favorites: 

  • Red Bar
  • 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Borago
  • Airstreams in Seaside
  • Black Bear Bread Co

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