FLORIDA RESTAURANTS     

Updated November 23, 2020

The National Restaurant Association estimated in 2018 that there were 41,366 eating and drinking places in Florida.  There were over 1 million restaurant and food service jobs in the state.  That's 12% of all employment in the state.

Vintage on 5th, Crystal RiverVintage on 5th, Crystal River

Most of these establishments have reviews on TripAdvisor, Urban Spoon, Yelp, Google and other websites.  

When I am going into a town that is new to me, I usually look at TripAdvisor and find a place with a lot of positive reviews.  I have done hundreds of reviews myself on TripAdvisor over the years.

I like TripAdvisor but keep this in mind:  restaurants with only a few TripAdvisor reviews can be biased too far on the positive or negative side, so I am cautious about putting much stock in those reviews (other than my own, of course).

The Blackwater Inn in AstorThe Blackwater Inn in Astor

The reviews on this website are places that I have actually tried and liked.  Many of them have been published before in our free monthly ezine, Florida Heritage Travel.  

I don't publish bad reviews on this website or in the ezine.  You will see reviews only for restaurants I've tried and liked.

OUR REVIEWS ARE ON THE INDIVIDUAL TOWN PAGES.
  HERE IS A LIST OF TOWNS AND RESTAURANTS WE LIKE:


Astor .................Blackwater Inn
Bonita Springs....Taco Mix
Briny Breezes.....Prime Catch
Bristol................Apalachee Restaurant
Brooksville.........Main Street Eatery
Cabbage Key .....Cabbage Key Inn & Restaurant
Cedar Key ..........Annie's Cafe
Chattahoochee...Rutabaga Cafe
Chokoloskee ......Havana Cafe of the Everglades

Starfish Company in CortezStarfish Company in Cortez

Cocoa ....................Cafe Margaux
Coral Gables ..........Maroosh
Cortez ....................Starfish Company
Cross-Creek ...........The Yearling Restaurant
Crystal River  .........Vintage on 5th  
DeLand ..................Shady Oaks
Defuniak Springs.....Bogie's
Doctor Phillips .......Flame Kabob
Englewood .............Howard's Restaurant

The Great Pizza Company in EustisThe Great Pizza Company in Eustis

Eustis ......................  Nalan Sultan, Great Pizza Co.
Fernandina Beach.....  Crab Trap
Flagler Beach ...........  High Tides at Snack Jack
Floral City ................  Robins Country Kitchen
Fort Lauderdale .......  Giorgio's Brick Oven
Fort Myers ...............  Thai Star
Fruitland Park ..........  The Rose Plantation
Green Cove Springs .  Sweet Sensations
Gulfport....................  Backfin Blue Cafe
High Springs ............  Great Outdoors Restaurant

Museum Cafe, HomosassaMuseum Cafe, Homosassa

Homestead ...............Alabama Jack's
Homosassa ...............Museum Cafe
Indialantic ................Island Fish Grill
Inverness .................McLeod House Bistro
Islamorada ...............Lazy Days Restaurant
Jacksonville ..............Alhambra Dinner Theater
John's Pass ...............Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Lakeland....................Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill
Lake Panasoffkee ......Catfish Johnny's
Lighthouse Point .......Cap's Place
Madison ....................O'Neal's Country Buffet
Mandarin .................. Clark's Fish Camp

Singleton's Seafood Shack in MayportSingleton's Seafood Shack in Mayport

Mayport ..............Singleton's Seafood Shack
Melbourne ...........Pineda Crossing
Melrose ...............Bluewater Bay
Merritt Island ......Island Waterfront Bar & Grille
Monticello ...........Brick House Eatery
Mount Dora .........Dozens of Restaurants
Naples ................ Campiello, Whole Foods
Oak Hill ...............Goodrich's                              

Taco Mix, Bonita SpringsTaco Mix, Bonita Springs

Ocklawaha ............Gator Joe's Beach Bar & Grill
Palatka .................Corky Bell's Seafood
Panama City .........Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Grill
Pass A Grille .........Sea Critter's Cafe
Pensacola .............McGuire's Irish Pub and Brewery
Plant City ..............Krazy Kup

Hidden Treasure Rum Bar and Grill, Ponce InletHidden Treasure Rum Bar and Grill, Ponce Inlet

Ponce Inlet ..........Hidden Treasure Rum Bar and Grill
Port St. Joe ..........Krazyfish Grille
Port Orange .........Aunt Catfish's
Quincy .................Whippoorwill Sportsman's Lodge
Safety Harbor ......Southern Fresh
Sanford ............... Corner Cafe
Sebastian ............ Captain Hiram's
St Augustine ........Athena, Cellar 6, Gypsy Cab Company
St Cloud .............. The Catfish Place
Steinhatchee ........Kathi's Krabs

Chattaway Restaurant in St. PetersburgChattaway Restaurant in St. Petersburg

St Petersburg .......... Chattaway
Stuart ...................... Twisted Tuna, Pelican Cafe & Beach
Suwannee ................ Salt Creek Restaurant
Tarpon Springs ........ Mykonos
Tampa ..................... Columbia Restaurant
Temple Terrace......... Cazador Grill
Titusville .................. Dixie Crossroads
Venice ...................... Cafe Venice
Williston.................... Ivy House Restaurant & Boutique
Windermere ..............Yellow Dog Eats Cafe
Winter Haven ............Harry's Old Place
Winter Park ...............Bosphorous Restaurant




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