Florida

Restaurants in Florida

The menu changes to reflect the day's catch, from cobia to scallops.

Founded in 1928 by legendary bootlegger Eugene "Cap" Knight, this former gambling den and supper club is a ramshackle assortment of atmospheric wooden shacks, a lackadaisical affair decorated with images of old Florida that serves a mean house smoked-fish dip.

In Old Town, nurse a $7 frozen Rum Runner as the live music plays throughout the day.

Nightclub ambiance meets sumptuous Moroccan décor in this dimly lit South Beach restaurant that's the place to be on Monday nights.

Overlooking Florida Bay, Keys Fisheries is a combination seafood market and restaurant located directly on the water. Picnic tables are set up beneath a metal awning decorated with fishing equipment, and additional seating is available upstairs at the open-air bar.

Owned by chef Michael Schwartz, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink remains true to its name by using fresh local produce and ingredients. Try delicacies like whole-roasted dayboat fish straight from the wood oven, or beet and heirloom tomato salad.

Originating as a casual lunch café in 1992, Blue Heaven is now a full-service restaurant that draws huge crowds all day. The restaurant is located in a small, century-old building that once housed a pool hall, an ice cream shop, and a bar where Ernest Hemingway refereed boxing matches.

Go Tex-Mex with homemade flour tortillas and nachos drenched in salsa.

Marrying Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, this restaurant has been serving everything homemade for more than 30 years. Each morning, handmade pasta can be seen hanging out the window, until it's used in chef Christopher Round’s three-course tasting menu during the week.

One of the few enclaves of authenticity in Disney-designed Celebration, Columbia has perfected old-style Spanish cooking—grilled meats, piles of paella, and a lengthy list of seafood dishes—since its first location opened across the peninsula (in Tampa’s Ybor City) in 1905.