Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Apalachicola

Up the Creek Raw Bar

You came to Apalachicola to eat oysters. You'd best have a few here. There's a variety of toppers, but we loved the 'classic': lightly cooked with Colby-Jack cheese, chopped jalapeños and bacon – a great way to intr…
Top Choice Modern American in Pensacola

Iron

Armed with New Orleans experience, chef Alex McPhail works his ever-changing menu magic at downtown's Iron, the best of Pensacola's new line of vibrant, locally sourced high-end culinary hotbeds. Extremely friendly …
Top Choice Modern American in Pensacola

Tin Cow

Burger fans can't leave town without sampling the oozy, mountainous delight that is the Tin Cow burger: choose from signature suggestions or enjoy the freedom of building your own. With a tasty and original starter …
Top Choice Modern American in Panama City Beach

Firefly

This uber-atmospheric, casual fine-dining establishment glistens with hundreds of fairy lights and beckons with seafood dishes like sesame tempura shrimp, andouille crusted snapper and a wide variety of sushi and sa…
Top Choice American in Cape San Blas & Port St Joe

Sand Dollar Cafe

What happens when a pair of award winning chefs from Georgia move out to a little town in the Panhandle and open a restaurant? A perfect storm of playful kitsch, warm hospitality, reasonable pricing and innovative S…
Steak in Destin

McGuire's

This enormous Irish-pub-microbrewery-steakhouse complex is a Panhandle institution; despite it's size, it always seems to be packed to the gills. There's a reason for that; this may be a mall-sized complex with kits…
Burgers in Pensacola

Blue Dot

The line swells with locals-in-the-know before 11am for these burgers – a simple, greasy and perfectly-seasoned affair – and nobody is here to dance. Know what you want before you get to the counter (No cheese! No f…
American in South Walton & 30A Beaches

Cafe Thirty-A

Set in a modern, Frank Lloyd Wright–esque townhouse, this smart-casual fine-dining establishment feels good from the moment you walk through the door. Seafood delights include Maine lobster in paradise and wood oven…
Seafood in Pensacola Beach

Grand Marlin

This versatile seafood restaurant and oyster bar gives you the best of both worlds: enjoy a more casual alfresco atmosphere on the best-for-sunset patio, or treat yourself to formal fine-dining indoors. Either way, …
International in South Walton & 30A Beaches

Roux 30A

This odd duck gem has a strong commitment to working closely with local farmers and fishermen – and producing an eclectic menu that jukes from New American brunch to Friday Indian lunch (veg/non-veg curries $12/15) …