Florida

Restaurants in Florida

Hit the raw bar at this buttoned-up beach restaurant.

Order the key lime pie; it has meringue and crust that oozes buttery lime juice.

When charismatic Chicagoan Mike Feld moved to Florida more than 20 years ago, he found one thing sorely lacking—a legit hot-dog depot. So he opened his own at a gas station on Highway 50.

Located on 27th Avenue in Little Havana, Islas Canarias has been serving authentic Cuban food to Miami’s families for 30 years. Dishes like vaca frita, crema de malanga, and ensalada de aguacate are executed with faithfulness to Cuban culinary tradition.

The comfort food comes in heaping portions at this cafe in Celebration, a Disney-designed town dating to the late 1990’s. Fashioned as an Art Deco-style diner, there are laminate-top tables and an old-fashioned soda fountain.

On the Big Cypress preserve, Joanie Griffin is known for gator steaks and other rustic staples served at her ornament-crammed eatery.

Order the toothsome gumbo at this branch of the New Orleans–themed Floridian chainlet on the central square.

A Miami institution for many decades, this family-owned seafood restaurant draws crowds of locals, tourists, and even celebrities, with former patrons ranging from Frank Sinatra to Ivana Trump.

With its old-school fishing shacks and shrimp boats, Stock Island harks back to Key West circa the 1970's. Dine at tables overlooking a dock crowded with shrimp boats at this funky dive that has live music on weekends.

This trendy celebrity-magnet restaurant's organic and vegan menu continually wins converts—especially for the piccata with lemon-caper sauce.

Owned by Douglas Rodriguez—who also founded Yuca on Lincoln Road—OLA specializes in creative pan-Latino cuisine with Spanish and Caribbean influences. The expansive dining room has dark-wood floors, square chairs, and red accents.

This intimate, 50-seat restaurant is located in the Marquesa Hotel, a collection of 19th-century conch houses in historic Old Town.

Velvet-rope restaurant with a carnival theme