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…
Southern in Tallahassee

Catfish Pad

There's no doubt you're in the South at this home-style seafood joint in Tallahassee's western suburbs. Go for a plate of cornmeal-battered catfish with a side of grits, chased down with a cup of sweet tea: about as…
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.
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, while upstairs (Andrew's 228) serves upscale neo-Tuscan dishe…
Italian in Tallahassee

Bella Bella

Come for authentic Italian cuisine in a hip, modern setting: a refreshing change from the old-school ma-and-pa joints that we also love. For a 'great beginning' try the bruschetta and stuffed mushrooms, then move on…
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…
Cafe in Tallahassee

Paisley Cafe

A wonderful Midtown cafe with delectable pressed sandwiches, salads and insane desserts (the slutty brownie will have your sweet tooth turning tricks in no time!).
New Southern 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 like pork…