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.
Located inside the historic Biltmore Hotel, which dates back to the 1920’s, the Palme d’Or is frequently recognized by publications as one of the best restaurants in Miami.
Those who want the best view of the Magic Kingdom's fireworks reserve a window table at California Grill, located at the top of Walt Disney World Resort's Contemporary Resort.
This waterfront spot is an endearing Xerox of Florida’s Redneck Riviera: country music, wooden tables with paper towels, and affordable crab-lobster rolls.
The expat Greek hub Tarpon Springs, was once populated with sponge divers: their legacy is the fresh Mediterranean food at spots like this one.
Pho Vinh's Vietnamese restaurant in Colonialtown North is known for its self-roasted pork barbecue; generous portions of shredded pork are combined with vermicelli noodles, vegetables, cilantro, and mint in dishes such as the Bun Bi Thit Nuong. For traditional Vietnamese fare, try the
Looking for the perfect hot dog with a twist? Hit the menu at Dogma Grill, which is not your father's typical hot dog joint. Service can be a little quirky at times, but food is always served up quickly and the diner-chic seating area is always clean.
Originally founded in the Art Deco District, the Frieze is named after the famous architectural element used in many buildings there. The shop is owned by the Warren family, who supervises the production of the company’s ice cream and sorbet flavors, made fresh daily.
A fine dining favorite in Brickell, the acclaimed Azul is located inside Mandarin Oriental hotel and helmed by chef Joel Huff. Unveiled in July 2011, the restaurant's new menu features a blend of European, American, and Asian flavors.
Men's club-like drinking and dining quarters
This certifiably funky Florida joint—think murals of leaping tarpon and a neon martini sign—serves local grouper, pompano, and soft-shell crabs.
The atypically upscale restaurant in Epcot's Italy Pavilion boasts ornate chandeliers and a menu created by star chef Joachim Splichal.
This intimate Mediterranean-inspired dining room (Tuscan-orange walls and paintings of the Italian countryside) resembles a trattoria in Italy. On the menu? Traditional dishes such as risotto with mushrooms and black truffles.
In business since 1935 and housed in a 1938 Art Deco building, the S&S is an old-fashioned diner located just north of downtown. As they have since the 30’s, locals flock here for affordable American breakfast fare, served all day, as well as lunchtime sandwiches and salads.