In addition to many local hotspots, guests can enjoy these restaurants located in the Hotel Effie Sandestin.
Ovide — An elegant, culinary adventure led by acclaimed Georgia chef Hugh Acheson, Ovide brings together classic Gulf Coast flavors and impeccable classic French technique. At Ovide, every dish is fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality that gives each bite incredible flavor unlike anything you’ve tasted before.
Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge — On the top floor of Hotel Effie, Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge awaits! Named for the southern constellation, Ara is both a luxurious pool experience and a stylish rooftop lounge where you’ll find the finest wines, hand-crafted artisanal cocktails, and a delicious menu from famed chef Hugh Acheson.
Sweetbay Coffee — Hotel Effie’s very own Sweetbay Coffee market is curated by Chef Hugh Acheson, so you can expect the finest array of coffee drinks, tea blends, and of course, a welcoming smile. The best start to your day or a nice afternoon pick-me-up.
Lobby Bar — An ideal gathering place, a refreshing arrival, TLB is Hotel Effie’s vibrant lobby bar where you can enjoy drinks and signature small plates that are perfect for sharing. Sip one of the many craft cocktails created by mixologist Kellie Thorn- we know you’ll enjoy them all.
For excellent restaurants outside of the hotel see the list below.
Restaurants outside the Hotel
Red Fish Taco— Chef Jim Richard owner/founder of Stinky’s Fish Camp has come up with a tasty, taco restaurant made for the beach! Casual, fun atmosphere with counter service for indoor or outdoor seating or Take Out for beach or home.
Elmo’s Grill — Elmo’s Grill is exactly what you go to the beach for. We have been serving up fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood, cold drinks and fun, for over 26 years! Enjoy the open air porch, as you feast on steaks and crab. Come as you are, bring some friends and let us show you a good time!
The Bay — A gem sitting directly on Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the 331 bridge, The Bay is Chef Jim Shirley’s waterfront hot spot. The family-friendly restaurant features mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, inventive bar-crafted cocktails and 2015 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine selection. Table and bar seating is available inside and outside on the deck overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay. The Bay is a 2016 Perfect In South Walton award winner in multiple categories including menu variety, executive chef, seafood, and a signature cocktail. Stop by for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch!
Acme Oyster House— Acme Oyster House opened its doors in 1910 on Royal Street in the French Quarter. After a fire destroyed the original building in 1924, it was re-established at its current location at 724 Iberville. After over 100 years later, Acme Oyster House can be found across the Gulf South. So if you’re looking for authentic New Orleans seafood served with a serious side of fun, come on down to Acme Oyster House.