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.
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.
This trendy celebrity-magnet restaurant's organic and vegan menu continually wins converts—especially for the piccata with lemon-caper sauce.
Dine on authentic Turkish and Greek mezes, spanakopita (spinach and feta) wraps, and grilled octopus in the restaurant's white-and-blue patio garden.
A Fort Lauderdale institution, Ernie's is famed for its conch chowder; sweet, dense Bimini bread; and assorted odd manifestos on the wall ("Eliminate material crime, graft, and corruption by eliminating negotiable currency").
Despite the dingy exterior and the interior’s dated and tacky ship-related décor, Captain’s Tavern serves some of the freshest seafood in South Miami.
This French-owned eatery has been serving traditional sandwiches in South Beach since 1988. More a snack bar than an actual restaurant, La Sandwicherie is a counter-service outlet with a handful of stools at the bar.
An outpost of New York’s Sushi Samba, this South Beach restaurant employs a multicultural approach to sushi, using Japanese, Peruvian, and Brazilian flavors to create unique dishes. The lively space has a club-like atmosphere that frequently attracts celebrities.
Hole up at a table by the jetty and dine on killer burritos. open for breakfast and lunch only
Duck into this gourmet grocery for poached salmon salad or Evil Garlic Pickles.
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.
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.
The atypically upscale restaurant in Epcot's Italy Pavilion boasts ornate chandeliers and a menu created by star chef Joachim Splichal.