Fusion in Tallahassee

Kool Beanz Café

It's got a corny name but a wonderfully eclectic and homey vibe – plus great, creative fare. The menu changes daily, but you can count on finding anything from hummus plates to jerk-spiced scallops to duck in bluebe…
Thai in Tallahassee


The real deal, and elegant despite its suburban strip-mall setting, Reangthai serves the kind of spicy, fish saucy, explode-in-your-mouth cuisine so many American Thai restaurants shy away from. Worth the drive.
Modern American in Tallahassee


This unassuming spot is the domain of local chef David Gwynn, whose regional Southern outshines expectations. Start with the roasted Brussels-sprout salad with poached egg and move on to souped-up classics such as p…
Barbecue in Tallahassee

Mr B's Real Grill BBQ

A little orange shack in South Tallahassee serves up delicious smoked barbecue – ribs, chopped pork, and all the fixin's – to customers who either take their 'cue to go, or eat at a picnic table.
Cafe in Tallahassee

Paisley Cafe

A wonderful midtown cafe with delectable pressed sandwiches, salads and insane desserts (the slutty brownie will have you forgiving its ridiculous name in no time).
American in Tallahassee


Downtown's see-and-be-seen political hot spot. At this split-level place, the downstairs (Andrew's Capital Grill and Bar) serves casual burgers and beer. It's somewhere between a family-friendly joint and a bro-kegg…
Italian in Tallahassee

Bella Bella

Come for authentic Italian cuisine in a modern setting. Try the bruschetta and stuffed mushrooms, then move on to creamy pastas or shrimp scampi or chicken Parmesan.
Chinese in Tallahassee

China Delight

If you've had more Southern cooking and seafood than you can handle, you might find this no-frills downtown Chinese joint a welcome relief. Prices are reasonable, servings are generous and all the usual suspects are…