FLORIDA CRACKER RESTAURANTS

By  Mike Miller   Updated November 8, 2023

Okay, maybe there's really no such thing as a Florida Cracker Restaurant. 

But there is good old genuine Southern cooking, and long before there was a Cracker Barrel at almost every interstate exit, there were Florida restaurants where southern fare was common.

A Southern Meal Somewhere in FloridaA Southern Meal Somewhere in Florida

In the years since World War Two, and continuing to today, millions of new people have moved to the state.  They come from just about everywhere in the world.

The good news is they have brought with them all kinds of new food choices to Florida:  Italian, German, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Lebanese, Indian, Brazilian, Colombian, and on and on and on.

The bad news is that it's getting harder to find the old Florida restaurants that used to specialize in Southern cooking. 

Southern cooking enjoyed by the early Florida Crackers was influenced by African, English, Scottish, Irish, French, Spanish, and Native American cuisines.

Some of the foods used in Southern cooking are squash, corn (including grits), black eyed peas, okra, rice, eggplant, sesame, sorghum, and melons.

The Florida Cracker's love of a full breakfast comes from the English culture.  Bacon and sausage, grits, biscuits, and fried eggs are just right.

A good Cracker meal could include pan-fried chicken, peas, greens (collard, mustard, turnip, or poke salad), mashed potatoes, cornbread, corn pone, fried green tomatoes, and country ham.

Buffet at Steph's Southern Soul, Dade CityBuffet at Steph's Southern Soul, Dade City

Don't forget hushpuppies, fried catfish, pit cooked barbecue. fried green tomatoes, okra, and sweet potatoes.

There are still some restaurants in Florida that serve some or all of the above.

These restaurants are what this page is all about, and you are invited to submit one you know about or comment on one that's already listed.




Akins BBQ - 116 NW 6th Ave, Bell, FL 32619, Phone: (352) 463-6859 - Akins BBQ is a family-owned barbecue restaurant that serves up Southern-style dishes like pulled pork, ribs, and brisket. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade sides like mac and cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw.

Annie's Cafe, Cedar KeyAnnie's Cafe, Cedar Key

Annie's Cafe - 13531 SW State Rd 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625, Phone: (352) 543-5567 - Annie's Cafe is a charming cafe that offers classic Southern dishes like fried catfish, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant also offers a variety of homemade desserts like key lime pie and peach cobbler.

Apalachee Restaurant - 14649 NW SR 12, Bristol, FL 32321, Phone: (850) 643-2264 - Apalachee Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant that specializes in Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, country-fried steak, and black-eyed peas. The restaurant also offers a variety of homemade desserts like pecan pie and sweet potato pie.

Aunt Catfish's - 4009 Halifax Dr, Port Orange, FL 32127, Phone: (386) 767-4768 - Aunt Catfish's is a waterfront restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a lively tiki bar.

Bay City Lodge - 652 US-98, Apalachicola, FL 32320, Phone: (850) 653-9294 - Bay City Lodge is a waterfront restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried catfish, shrimp and grits, and hushpuppies. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

Bayou Joe's - 112A E 3rd Ct, Panama City, FL 32401, Phone: (850) 763-6442 - Bayou Joe's is a Cajun restaurant that also offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken and mashed potatoes, gumbo, and red beans and rice. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and live music on weekends.

Bett's Big T Restaurant - 1030 US-19, Chiefland, FL 32626, Phone: (352) 493-2900 - Bett's Big T is a classic Southern-style diner that offers dishes like fried chicken, country-fried steak, and homemade meatloaf. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, and fried okra.

Black Bear Bread Co. - 26 Logan Ln, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, Phone: (850) 213-4528 - This bakery and cafe serves up Southern-style breakfast and brunch dishes like biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, and pimento cheese sandwiches. The restaurant also features a selection of artisanal breads and pastries.

Black Sheep Restaurant - 1534 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, Phone: (904) 380-3091 - Black Sheep is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers contemporary Southern cuisine. The menu features dishes like smoked short ribs, shrimp and grits, and fried chicken.

Bobalu's Southern Cafe - 1209 US-1, Big Coppitt Key, FL 33040, Phone: (305) 440-3879 - Bobalu's is a casual Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and live music on weekends.

Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House - 414 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, Phone: (850) 424-7406 - Boshamps is a seafood restaurant that also offers Southern-style dishes like fried catfish, blackened shrimp and grits, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and cocktails.

Bradley's Steak and Seafood - 909 N 1st St, Palatka, FL 32177, Phone: (386) 325-2662 - Bradley's is a steak and seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like shrimp and grits, blackened catfish, and fried green tomatoes. The restaurant also has a great selection of steaks and a full bar.

Brown's Country Buffet - 14320 NW US Hwy 441, Alachua, FL 32615, Phone: (386) 462-3000 - Brown's is a family-owned restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like banana pudding and pecan pie.

Cherry Pockets Fish Camp - 3100 Canal Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33898, Phone: (863) 439-2031 - Cherry Pockets is a fish camp restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like catfish, frog legs, and hushpuppies. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

Country Cabin - 13823 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32224, Phone: (904) 223-3474 - Country Cabin is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and turnip greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pecan pie and banana pudding.

Country House Restaurant - 1400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Naples, FL 34116, Phone: (239) 455-4585 - Country House is a classic Southern-style diner that offers dishes like fried chicken, country-fried steak, and homemade biscuits. The restaurant also has a great selection of breakfast items and homemade pies.

Cracker's - 78 Canal St, Miami Springs, FL 33166, Phone: (305) 863-2021 - Cracker's is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried catfish, pulled pork sandwiches, and hushpuppies. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and a lively atmosphere.

Cracklin' Jacks - 2560 39th St SW, Naples, FL 34117, Phone: (239) 455-4100 - Cracklin' Jacks is a barbecue restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like pulled pork, ribs, and brisket. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade sides like mac and cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw.

Crums Windmill Cafe - 709 N Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 467-7785 - Crums Windmill Cafe is a classic diner that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and mashed potatoes. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Cypress Inn Restaurant - 15568 SE US Hwy 19, Cross City, FL 32628, Phone: (352) 498-4663 - Cypress Inn is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried catfish, shrimp and grits, and hushpuppies. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

Deal's Famous Oyster House - 3215 S Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL 32348, Phone: (850) 584-2555 - Deal's is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried oysters, shrimp and grits, and crab cakes. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and a lively atmosphere.

Desi's Downtown Cafe - 130 N Main St, Crestview, FL 32536, Phone: (850) 398-8781 - Desi's is a Southern-style cafe that offers dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and black-eyed peas. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Dixie Crossroads ExteriorDixie Crossroads, Titusville

Dixie Crossroads - 1475 Garden St, Titusville, FL 32796, Phone: (321) 268-5000 - Dixie Crossroads is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a lively atmosphere.

Eagle Lake Family Diner - 131 W Central Ave, Eagle Lake, FL 33839, Phone: (863) 294-4480 - Eagle Lake Family Diner is a classic Southern-style diner that offers dishes like fried chicken, country-fried steak, and homemade biscuits. The restaurant also has a great selection of breakfast items and homemade pies.

Egg City Diner - 1606 US-17, Haines City, FL 33844, Phone: (863) 422-6919 - Egg City Diner is a classic Southern-style diner that offers dishes like biscuits and gravy, omelets, and pancakes. The restaurant also has a great selection of breakfast items and homemade pies.

Everybody's Restaurant - 1464 US-301, Baldwin, FL 32234, Phone: (904) 266-4950 - Everybody's is a family-owned restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and mashed potatoes. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

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Farmer's Market Restaurant - 2736 Edison Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916, Phone: (239) 334-1687 - Farmer's Market Restaurant is a breakfast and lunch spot that specializes in Southern-style dishes like biscuits and gravy, fried chicken, and grits. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade pies and cakes.

Fat Belly's - 623 NW Long St, White Springs, FL 32096, Phone: (386) 397-2229 - Fat Belly's is a barbecue restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like pulled pork, ribs, and brisket. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade sides like mac and cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw.

Fat Willie's Fish Camp - 10351 US-41, Brandon, FL 33511, Phone: (813) 689-5400 - Fat Willie's is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried catfish, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

Firefly - 535 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407, Phone: (850) 249-3359 - Firefly is a fine dining restaurant that serves up contemporary Southern cuisine. The menu features dishes like shrimp and grits, blackened catfish, and Southern fried chicken.

Florida Cracker Cafe - 81 St George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, Phone: (904) 829-0397 - Florida Cracker Cafe is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, and blackened catfish. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and a lively atmosphere.

Brooksville Florida Cracker Kitchen

Florida Cracker Kitchen - 966 E Jefferson St, Brooksville, FL 34601, Phone: (352) 754-8787 - Florida Cracker Kitchen is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers contemporary Southern cuisine. The menu features dishes like fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and smoked brisket.

Fred's Market Restaurant - 1401 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563, Phone: (813) 752-7763 - Fred's is a buffet-style restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, catfish, and meatloaf. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

GG's Heavenly Soul Food - 605 SW Broadway St, Ocala, FL 34474, Phone: (352) 622-7775 - GG's is a soul food restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried catfish, pork chops, and mac and cheese. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like sweet potato pie and banana pudding.

Gilbert's Southern Kitchen & Bar - 4021 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 647-7936 - Gilbert's is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like shrimp and grits, blackened catfish, and fried chicken. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and cocktails.

Goodrich ExteriorGoodrich Seafood & Oyster House, Oak Hill

Goodrich Seafood & Oyster House - 2530 US-1, Oak Hill, FL 32759, Phone: (386) 345-3397 - Goodrich's is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

Grannie's Country Cookin' - 610 N Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091, Phone: (904) 964-6726 - Grannie's is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, country-fried steak, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Ivy on the Square - 53 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL 34471, Phone: (352) 622-5550 - Ivy on the Square is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers contemporary Southern cuisine. The menu features dishes like fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and braised short ribs.

Lee and Rick's Oyster Bar - 5621 Old Winter Garden Rd, Orlando, FL 32811, Phone: (407) 293-3587 - Lee and Rick's is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried oysters, shrimp and grits, and gumbo. The restaurant also has a great selection of raw oysters and a lively atmosphere.

Lighthouse Restaurant - 823 NW US Hwy 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693, Phone: (352) 463-3410 - Lighthouse is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

Lone Cabbage ExteriorLone Cabbage Fish Camp, Cocoa

Lone Cabbage Fish Camp - 8199 FL-520, Cocoa, FL 32926, Phone: (321) 632-4199 - Lone Cabbage is a fish camp restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like catfish, gator bites, and frog legs. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and a lively atmosphere.

Mable's Place - 701 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 467-0220 - Mable's is a family-owned restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and mashed potatoes. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Maple Street Biscuit Company - 2004 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207, Phone: (904) 398-1004 - Maple Street Biscuit Company is a breakfast and brunch spot that specializes in Southern-style biscuits. The restaurant offers a variety of biscuits with toppings like fried chicken, bacon, and sausage gravy.

Marsh Landing - 44 N Broadway St, Fellsmere, FL 32948, Phone: (772) 571-8622 - Marsh Landing is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and a cozy atmosphere.

Metro Diner - Multiple locations - Metro Diner is a chain restaurant that offers classic Southern dishes like fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and corned beef hash. The restaurant also offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items.

Nikki's Place - 742 Carter St, Orlando, FL 32805, Phone: (407) 425-5301 - Nikki's Place is a soul food restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, catfish, and mac and cheese. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like sweet potato pie and banana pudding.

Oneals Country Buffet ExteriorO'Neal's Country Buffet, Madison

Northside Seafood - 10 Main St., Chattahoochee, FL 32324. Phone (850) 663-4031.  Small restaurant with many southern style seafood dishes including fried or grilled mullet, bream and fried chicken with dark meat or white meat.

O'Neal's Country Buffet - 558 US-90, Madison, FL 32340, Phone: (850) 973-6400 - O'Neal's is a family-owned restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, country-fried steak, and black-eyed peas. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

O'Steen's - 205 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, Phone: (904) 829-6974 - O'Steen's is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

Owen's Fish Camp - 516 Burns Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236, Phone: (941) 951-6936 - Owen's is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried catfish, shrimp and grits, and oysters Rockefeller. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and a lively atmosphere.

Peck's Old Port Cove - 139 N Ozello Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, Phone: (352) 795-2806 - Peck's is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried shrimp, crab cakes, and clam chowder. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

Raynor's Seafood and Restaurant - 15000 Immokalee Rd, Immokalee, FL 34142, Phone: (239) 657-2872 - Raynor's is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried catfish, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

Redwing Restaurant - 12500 FL-33, Groveland, FL 34736, Phone: (352) 429-2997 - Redwing is a family-owned restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and mashed potatoes. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Robin's Country Kitchen - 537 N US Hwy 41, Floral City, FL 34436, Phone: (352) 726-5004 - Robin's is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, country-fried steak, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Saltwater Grill - 11040 Hutchison Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407, Phone: (850) 230-2739 - This seafood restaurant also offers Southern-style dishes like chicken and dumplings, shrimp and grits, and fried okra. The restaurant also has a great selection of wines and cocktails.

Seminole Inn - 15885 SW Warfield Blvd, Indiantown, FL 34956, Phone: (772) 597-3777 - Seminole Inn is a historic hotel that offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and mashed potatoes. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Smokin' Joes BBQ - 209 N 6th Ave, Bowling Green, FL 33834, Phone: (863) 784-0050 - Smokin' Joes is a barbecue restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like pulled pork, ribs, and brisket. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade sides like mac and cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw.

Southern Charm - 3566 St. Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205, Phone: (904) 517-3639 - Southern Charm is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, catfish, and black-eyed peas. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Southern Charm Cafe - 8330 Ridgewood Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, Phone: (321) 613-3803 - Southern Charm Cafe is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Southern Fresh ExteriorSouthern Fresh, Safety Harbor

Southern Fresh - 122 3rd Ave N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695, Phone: (727) 216-6341 - Southern Fresh is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers contemporary Southern cuisine. The menu features dishes like fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and smoked brisket.

Southern Harmony Cafe - 34150 Cortez Blvd, Ridge Manor, FL 33523, Phone: (352) 608-4017 - Southern Harmony Cafe is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, country-fried steak, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Southern Palate - 10750 N Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432, Phone: (352) 566-8586 - Southern Palate is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, catfish, and mac and cheese. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

Steph's Southern Soul - 14425 7th St, Dade City, FL 33523, Phone: (352) 437-5907 - Steph's Southern Soul is a barbecue restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like pulled pork, ribs, and brisket. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade sides like mac and cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw.

The Bearded Pig - 1224 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, Phone: (904) 619-2247 - The Bearded Pig is a barbecue restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like smoked brisket, pulled pork, and mac and cheese. The restaurant also has a great selection of craft beers and cocktails.

The Catfish Place - 2324 13th St, St. Cloud, FL 34769, Phone: (407) 892-5771 - The Catfish Place is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried catfish, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of seafood dishes and a cozy atmosphere.

The Coop - 610 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789, Phone: (407) 843-2667 - The Coop is a Southern-style fast-casual restaurant that serves up comfort food classics like fried chicken, mac and cheese, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a market section where customers can purchase homemade jams, pickles, and other Southern goodies.

The Fish House - 600 S Barracks St, Pensacola, FL 32502, Phone: (850) 470-0003 - The Fish House is a popular seafood restaurant in Pensacola that also offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, collard greens, and grits. The restaurant also features a rooftop bar with stunning views of Pensacola Bay.

The Floridian - 39 Cordova St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, Phone: (904) 829-0655 - The Floridian is a Southern-style cafe in historic St. Augustine that serves up comfort food classics made from locally-sourced ingredients. Dishes like fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and pulled pork sandwiches are popular with both locals and tourists.

Ivy House ExteriorThe Ivy House, Williston

The Ivy House Restaurant and Boutique - 106 NW Main St, Williston, FL 32696, Phone: (352) 528-5410 - The Ivy House is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, country-fried steak, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes. Additionally, the restaurant has a boutique with gifts and home decor.

The Magnolia Grill - 157 Brooks St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, Phone: (850) 302-0266 - The Magnolia Grill is a fine dining restaurant that offers contemporary Southern cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. The menu features dishes like seared scallops, pork belly, and

The Mason Jar - 37534 State Rd 19, Dona Vista, FL 32784, Phone: (352) 669-6969 - The Mason Jar is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes.

The Old Jailhouse - 113 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, Phone: (407) 548-6964 - The Old Jailhouse is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and collard greens. The restaurant is located in a historic building that used to be a jail, and it has a cozy atmosphere.

The Pearl Restaurant - 63 Main St, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461, Phone: (850) 588-2882 - The Pearl is an upscale restaurant that offers contemporary Southern cuisine in a chic atmosphere. The menu features dishes like fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and blackened redfish.

The Pig Bar-B-Q - 1492 S 3rd St, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, Phone: (904) 246-7275 - The Pig Bar-B-Q is a casual barbecue joint that offers Southern-style dishes like pulled pork, ribs, and brisket. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade sides like mac and cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw.

The Red Bar - 70 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, Phone: (850) 231-1008 - The Red Bar is a local favorite that serves up classic Southern dishes like gumbo, fried catfish, and crawfish étouffée. The restaurant also features live music on most nights.

The Shrimp Basket - 720 W 23rd St, Panama City, FL 32405, Phone: (850) 215-5255 - The Shrimp Basket is a casual seafood restaurant that also offers Southern-style dishes like fried chicken and mashed potatoes, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant also has a great selection of fried seafood baskets.

The Southernmost Beach Cafe - 1405 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: (305) 295-6550 - Located in the heart of Key West, The Southernmost Beach Cafe serves up classic Southern dishes like shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and biscuits and gravy. The restaurant also boasts stunning views of the ocean.

The Yearling, Cross CreekThe Yearling, Cross Creek

The Yearling - 17051 SE County Rd 325, Cross Creek, FL 32640, Phone: (352) 466-3671 - The Yearling is a seafood restaurant that offers Southern-style dishes like fried catfish, hushpuppies, and collard greens. The restaurant is located in a rural area and has a rustic atmosphere.

Two Peas Cafe - 870 W Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935, Phone: (863) 674-0408 - Two Peas Cafe is a Southern-style restaurant that offers dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, and mashed potatoes. The restaurant also has a great selection of homemade desserts like pies and cakes. The cafe has a cozy atmosphere and is known for its friendly service.

Yardage Southern Table & Bar - 1600 Lenox Ave #120, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: (305) 538-5220 - Yardbird Southern Table & Bar offers a modern take on classic Southern cuisine with dishes like chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and bourbon-glazed baby back ribs. The restaurant also has an impressive selection of cocktails and bourbon.


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