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.
Bubbalou’s Bodacious Barbecue has received recognition from major publications, such as USA Today, Southern Living, New York Times, and Food Network, for its barbecue. Items on the menu range from sliced or pulled pork to beef brisket, even fried catfish.
EAT Check out the vintage Driftwood Resort on the waterfront by dining at its restaurant, known for family-friendly classics like battered fish baskets and quesadillas for $10 or less.
Enjoy live jazz weekends at the beachy and relaxed casual joint (try the chili prawns).
This enoteca on Lincoln Road employs a Morello Forni rotary stone hearth gas oven.
Soft yellow lighting and warm wood accents are the more subtle design aspects at Sardinia Enoteca; more dramatic are the fully stocked wine racks that reach all the way up to the ceiling. Here, wine isn’t just a big deal, it's "an obsession," according to owners Pietro and Tony.
Established in 1971, this casual café began as a gathering place for Cuban exiles living in Little Havana. Over the decades, it has continued to serve as a social and political center for the community while also offering some of the most authentic Cuban cuisine in Miami.
Located in the city's London Square, Tea 'n Sanity sells 100% organic teas and all natural products.
The juicy Cuban sandwiches, made with butter-slathered pressed bread, are unbeatable; owners Huvi and Malinda Pardo dole out meals all day, with free live music most evenings.
The restaurant serves oysters from Florida's Apalachicola Bay.
This pub on Captiva Island spills out onto the beach. There’s a modest menu of light fare, but our advice is to eat ahead. Instead, order a cold brew, settle into a wood beach chair, and watch the sun set while looking out at the Gulf of Mexico.
Ocean blue walls adorned with fish nets are an apt theme at Bahamain Pot, Little Haiti's popular Carribean eatery. Owner Trudy Ellis hails straight from Nassau and specializes in dishes unique to the island, such as conch fritters and whole fried fish.