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.
The restaurant has a screened-in dock porch overlooking the water and will prep your fresh-caught fish to order (save room for the doughnut-like honey buns).
Full of circus memorabilia, the 60-year-old shop serves delicious doorstopping sandwiches.
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.
Sprawling from the street out onto the beach, this century-old spot serves surprisingly upscale food like sesame-crusted tuna.
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.
Located on the ground level of the Penguin Hotel, the Front Porch Café has been serving diner-style breakfasts and lunches since the 1970's. The dining room is dotted with wooden tables and chairs, and meals are served on retro-looking plates.
Kitschy old license plates and the bartender’s amiable bulldog mix welcome you to this honky-tonk pub, where the food looks as rugged as the bikers at neighboring tables. Equally addictive: the free-form fritters and the Southern sweet tea.
For dinner, book a garden table by the St. John River, and order the escargot with creamy garlic-saffron sauce and the house-made flatbread.