07-10-2012, 09:18 PM #1
Where can you by groceries on 30A? We will be staying at The Village of South Walton.
07-10-2012, 09:43 PM #2
There is a great Publix about 5 minutes east of the villages on 98, and Seacrest Sundries in the villages is a great local spot that has staples like eggs, butter, wine, etc. Yes, wine is a staple!
07-11-2012, 12:02 AM #3
07-11-2012, 12:02 AM #4
Publix, one mile north of 30A on hwy 395
07-11-2012, 06:25 AM #6
Thanks for being so helpful! This forum is amazing! Missouri friends looking forward to our visit in Sowal; see you all on Saturday.
It's a lovely publix just of 30A but not the biggest store and insanely crowded on Saturday evening (from about 4-close it seems). If you can hold out and get to the store when it opens Sunday morning, you'll be much happier! We had a group of 13 and a HUGE shopping list so we got back on Hwy 98 and headed west to the Walmart-I know they're the big bad but since we spent $550 there I can barely imagine what we would've spent at the grocery store! Walmart is about 10-15 minutes west of Seagrove on the North side of 98. There's also a larger Publix if you go West on 98 or East on 98 almost to Panama City and there's a Winn Dixie and CVS East on 98 almost to Panama City. There's a Dollar General a little East on Hwy 98 from Seagrove.
ya'll have fun!
Last edited by BeachbumAggie; 07-11-2012 at 10:17 AM. Reason: 98 not 30A!
07-11-2012, 08:58 AM #8
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- Bluewater Bay, FL
During the season, the only reason to set foot in a grocery store down here on a Saturday from late afternoon through evening is if you're in emergency need of toilet paper, diapers, or feminine hygiene products.
Another option is For the Health of It in Blue Mountain Beach. They're small, but can have things other stores don't.
yeah and if you have to run into that crazy Publix for emergency items or 2, go to customer service to check out and avoid the completely insane line! the Sat before July 4th they created one superline that went all the way back to cold cuts and sausage at the back corner of the store!!! I've been coming down for years but this was the craziest I've ever seen it!
07-11-2012, 10:35 AM #10
Speaking of Publix, are there specific items you must have at the beach?
When we went to another Florida beach, the locals recommended specific items to me that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise. We don't have Publix here in Texas and I was told to get the shrimp and have Publix steam it for me. Do the Publix in South Walton do this? Also, they had outstanding subs....same there? Any specialty (or non-specialty) items you recommend from Publix or any other markets? For example, Modica Market in Seaside?
Thanks for any help!!
07-11-2012, 10:39 AM #11
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- Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
I agree. If you're staying at The Villages of South Walton in June-July or spring break, go east on 98 to Publix or Winn-Dixie in PCB to avoid the 395/30A intersection. We plan to start going there until the tourist season is over. Then we'll go back to the Publix on 395.
Heck, in the off-season you could bowl on 30A.
The off-season in South Walton is just awful. You wouldn't want to be there then.
Steamed shrimp at Goatfeathers.
Subs at Publix.
Muffins at Modica.
Last edited by Beach Runner; 07-11-2012 at 10:41 AM.
They do make really good subs, I think they steam shrimp for you but I've not tried that at Publix, we get our steamed shrimp at Goatfeathers seafood market when you can get them hot or order ahead for them chilled and let them know if you want seasoning or how much and they have fantastic remoulade and my friend love their tartar sauce. The desserts at Modica market are delicious! Publix has pretty good key lime pie, more on the sweet and less on the tart side but a very nice texture. They have cuban bread which is similar but better than french bread imo and I never see that in Texas. Also, Publix has these french rolls for burger rolls that are off the chain good! I brough home a 4pack, they make great sandwiches or burger buns or cheese toast!
I also buy and bring home Yeungling beer and my hubby loves Bunny brand bread-it's not better than Mrs. Bairds to me. At the liquor store next to Publix on 395 they have Whiskey Willy's bloody mary mix that is the best in the world to my mom, I brought home a case for her!
If you see Cobia, Triggerfish or Amgerjack on menus eat it and eat it grilled or blackened, it's so great and I rarely ever see these fish on Texas menus; even in Houston/Galveston. I never order mahi or talapia down there because they are on Texas menus all of the time!
Ya'll have fun and happy eating!
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