Restaurants in Florida
Florida cuisine is incredibly diverse, mixing European as well as African, Mexican, and Caribbean influences. Restaurants in Florida reflect these varied tastes and cultures. Bahamians, Haitians, Nicaraguans, Vietnamese, and many other cultures bring new tastes to local flavors.
There are plenty of ideas for picking Florida restaurants. Tap Tap is a colorful restaurant in Miami Beach serving up West African, French, and Caribbean fusion food. Try fried plantains, shrimp creole, or spicy conch ceviche, and top it off with a sip from their rum selection. For a famous dive-bar experience, try Singleton’s Seafood Shack in Atlantic Beach. This unassuming spot serves some of the best seafood Florida restaurants have to offer, without the fuss of white tablecloths or too much silverware.
Key Largo Conch House serves local craft beers and an excellent Key Lime Pie. Whether you feel like crepes, shrimp tacos or hush puppies, this spot will easily fill your dining needs. A purple cottage in Fernandina beach holds 29 South, a southern style bistro with farm-to-table food. It serves world cuisine with a modern twist, like lobster corn dogs and sweet tea brined pork chop, all by its famous chef, Scotty Schwartz.
Miamians love the views of pricey speedboats and overloaded cargo ships from the open-air tables set along the Miami River at this downtown joint, but the real star is the seafood. It comes fried, blackened, or grilled to perfection and is served with sweet or green plantains.
A traditional Argentine steakhouse, Graziano’s serves the classic parrillada (grilled meat prepared on skewers), but has set itself apart from area restaurants by offering a greater grilled variety, including blood sausage, free-range chicken, beef short ribs, and lamb.
As it's name suggests, the Fish House spotlights fresh, local catch like black grouper, cobia, and conch. The dining room is decorated with seafood-themed art and strings of lights, but seating is also available at umbrella-shielded tables in front of the blue building.
The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach has changed management.
This upscale fusion restaurant reflects the cultural heritage of chef and owner Jean-Paul Desmaison, who was born in Peru and trained in Europe.