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 including sesame tempura shrimp, andouille crusted snapper and a wide variety of sushi a…
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…
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/nonveg curries $12/15) t…
Seafood in Pensacola Beach

Grand Marlin

This versatile seafood restaurant and oyster bar gives you the best of both worlds: enjoy a casual alfresco atmosphere on the best-for-sunset patio, or treat yourself to formal fine dining indoors. Either way, expec…
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…