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.
Jiko (“Jee-ko”) is Swahili for “the cooking place.” This African, Indian, and Mediterranean restaurant in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is decorated in earthtone colors and outfitted with a mix of blue-seated booths and padded chairs around wood tables.
In 2003, renowned chef Tim Andriola opened his Mediterranean-Italian restaurant, Timo, in Sunny Isles Beach. With seating for around 100 people, the dining room boasts red brick walls, brown leather seats, and tables covered in white linens.
The space serves filling Tex-Mex treats, plus local art for sale on the walls.
Located inside a 1925 Mediterranean-style beach home, which is also a boutique hotel, Casa Tua serves Italian cuisine.
After turning the original New York Scarpetta into a smash hit, chef Scott Conant opened this nautically themed outpost in Miami Beach's Fontainebleau hotel.
The restaurant dishes out southwestern food in a historic storefront—try the chipotle-doused crab cakes.
Share the yellowtail snapper for two, followed by a torta mattina or a torta caprese. Save your appetite for the house-made dessert. As you leave, remember to generously tip the blond valet who boldly indicates available parking spaces to new arrivals with the aid of a large flashlight.
A funky 24/7 diner that remains a shrine to kitsch, down to the "Champagne room," with a chandelier and pinup photos of Marilyn Monroe.
Outdoor tables and plush wicker recliners contrast with tropical palm trees, hinting at the Mahogany Grille’s blending of Southern gentility and Caribbean panache. Located in the West Lake area of North Miami Beach, Mahogany Grille serves Southern, Low Country, and Carribean food.
Since 1999, chef Michael D’Andrea has showcased his family’s 75-year-old recipes at this Staten Island-style Italian eatery in South Beach.