Some sources say there are more than 41,000 restaurants in Florida. Most of these restaurants 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 reviews on Florida Backroads Travel are places that I have actually tried and liked. They 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.
If I don't like a place, I don't write about it.
I hope you will enjoy these Florida restaurants. Some are down home simple, some upscale fancy, and all good in my opinion.
All of the restaurants on this list have a TripAdvisor rating of at least 4 stars with one exception: Captain Hiram's in Sebastian has a score of 3.5, but I leave it on the list anyway because I like the tiki bars.