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Down Island Restaurant | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Down Island is a dream come true by Chef Janca whose legacy lives on in this Santa Rosa Beach chef-owned and family-operated restaurant. Specializing in wood fired Gulf South seafood favorites, local farm-to-table daily specials and raw bar selections, Down Island feels and tastes like home.

[Photography by Local Jetsetter. Please request permission for usage + credit.]



What we loved:

We don't normally start with dessert, but it's THAT good.

Wood-Fired Pies: made to order & flavors vary depending on season. Ours was a Blueberry-Blackberry & it was perfect.
Catch of the Day Po-Boy: Mahi dressed w/Fries
Grilled Cobb Salad w/Blackened Mahi
Kids’ Fried Shrip w/Fries
Rootbeer Float



What we loved:

🥞 Cinnamon Roll Pancakes - Oh my gosh. 💯
🦆 Savory Crepes - Crispy duck confit & blackberry coulis is the perfect combo
🍳 Biscuit Benny - Such a tasty take on the classic dish
🍅 Boudin Bloody Mary - One of our top Bloody Mary’s so far & we could eat those boudin balls all day!


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