Atlas Oyster House
600 S. Barracks St. 437-1961
Atlas is the place to find local oysters prepared your way, whether it’s raw, baked or steamed. Locally caught fish and shellfish such as red snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, blue crab and Gulf shrimp are prepared in a variety of ways too. The menu also includes steaks, chicken, pasta entrées and many Fish House favorites.
3425 N. 12 Ave. 432-8100
3309 Gulf Beach Hwy. 458-3833
8725 Ortega Park Dr., Navarre 936-4111
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Burrito, Best Taco, Best Mexican Cuisine
Lee Kafeety opened the first Cactus Flower Café in 2001. Having grown up in California with her Mexican-American parents, she was no stranger to Mexican food. Kafeety takes old family recipes and puts a fresh, California spin on them. The taste is traditional Mexican cuisine, but without animal fat or items that are refried.
300 S. Alcaniz St. 433-1275
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Outdoor Dining
Dharma Blue is truly a coastal restaurant with a full cocktail bar and sushi bar. With a great wine list by the glass and the bottle, a versatile menu from steaks to pastas to salads to locally caught seafood and outdoor seating, Dharma Blue seems to have it all. Located on historic Seville Square, the outdoor dining experience under the umbrellas gives you a real feel for old Pensacola.
End of the Line Café
610 E. Wright St. 429-0336
End of the Line Café is an organic, vegan café with a full coffee bar, which also offers catering services and vegan cooking classes. Stop in on Thursday nights for a vegan organic dinner or on Sundays for a vegan organic brunch, which features a new menu every week. On the last Monday of the month, RSVP for the raw organic vegan dinner or just stop by for a cup of coffee on folk music night, every Wednesday.
27 S. Palafox 469-9966
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Desserts, Best Appetizers, Best Chef (Frank Taylor), Best Original Menu, Best Place for a Birthday Dinner, Best Place for a First Date, Best Restaurant (Downtown), Best Wait Staff
Global Grill is a downtown tapas bar, which also features entrees, desserts and salads that fuses world cuisine. From Mediterranean to Asian to Cajun, there’s a dish for everybody.
The Grand Marlin
400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Restaurant (Pensacola Beach)
The Grand Marlin offers fresh Gulf Coast fish and shellfish, oysters from Apalachicola and East Bay shucked to order as well as steak and chicken dishes. With a full bar with over 80 bottles of wine to choose from, The Grand Marlin is the perfect place to meet friends for happy hour. With a lunch and dinner menu printed daily, there is a dish to meet every taste.
600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Salad (MoMa), Best Uniquely Pensacola Dish (Grits a Ya Ya), Best Brunch, Best Looking Wait Staff, Best Restaurant Overall
The Fish House is an upscale, waterfront dining experience featuring an inventive menu of fresh, daily seafood selections, house-smoked steaks, sushi, a handpicked wine list and the famous Grits a Ya Ya, which is smoked Gouda cheese grits with sautéed Gulf shrimp, spinach, Portobello mushrooms, applewood-smoked bacon, garlic and shallots. The Fish House has a full bar and light night menu as well as brunch on Sundays.
10 S. Palafox 497-6073
204 E. Nine Mile Rd. 912-6181
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Bar Menu, Best French Fries, Best Late Night Eats
Hopjacks features specialty pizzas, pita folds, salads and snacks such as creamy brie, bacon and artichoke dip, sun-dried tomato hummus and the Belgian fries. You can also build your own pizza with pretty much as many options as there are beers on tap, which is 112.
5555 N. Davis Hwy. 494-2227
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Sushi, Best Japanese Cuisine
Ichiban is a Japanese restaurant with an extensive sushi menu featuring inventive rolls such as the BMW roll, which includes grilled chicken, seaweed salad, crab stick and spicy sauce. Ichiban also has authentic Japanese cuisine.
400 S. Palafox 469-9898
Jackson’s Steakhouse prepares only Midwestern grain-fed beef from the heartland of America. Steaks and local seafood are hand-selected and artistically prepared to perfection.
Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille
997 S. Palafox 432-5226
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best New Restaurant (Escambia County), Best Restaurant with a View
Located at the end of Palafox overlooking the Palafox Pier Marina and Pensacola Bay, Jaco’s is the perfect spot for a relaxing meal with a view. The menu boasts inventive flatbreads, pasta dishes named after Pensacola and appetizers you won’t want to share.
905 E. Gregory St. 434-3600
Originated in Lafayette, La., Landry’s serves the Gulf Coast-style seafood to more than 250 locations throughout United States. Landry’s offers fresh fish of the day, seafood platters, pastas, as well as steak and chicken dishes in a casual atmosphere overlooking the water.
3419 N. 12 Ave. 432-7900
Maximilian Coffee brings an eclectic mix of Mexican-style coffee and European pastry fare and authentic Mexican and Spanish breakfast items. Maximilian serves AmaVida coffee, which is 100 percent certified organic, locally roasted and created by a community-focused company.
34 S. Palafox 433-5333
Nacho Daddy’s offers downtown Tex-Mex style cuisine. The extensive menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. You can even build your own tacos with fresh ingredients. Toppings include proteins such as beef, chicken, fish, pork and shrimp as well as vegetarian options like grilled zucchini and Portobello mushroom.
New York Nick’s
11 S. Palafox Pl. 469-1984
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Restaurant for Sports Fanatics
New York Nick’s serves bar food favorites such as cheesy fries, onion rings and nachos, but also offers a full menu from appetizers to hand-cut steaks. Almost everything on the menu hails from a long-standing recipe. And with 40 high definition flat screen televisions, no game goes unnoticed.
New Yorker Deli and Pizzeria
3001 E. Cervantes St. 469-0029
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Deli, Best Lunch Spot
New Yorker Deli and Pizzeria serves subs, sandwiches, salads, pizza, calzones and pasta dishes. Homemade soups change daily and complete any meal. Catering, take out and party trays are also available.
400 S. Jefferson St. 439-6545
Portabello Eatery at Gulf Power
1 Energy Pl. 434-3287
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Salad Bar
Located in the Pensacola Cultural Center, the Portabello Market serves fresh soups, sandwiches and salads. There is also the option of the Chef’s daily features. Portabello Market can also cater your parties and will deliver. Downtown deliveries are free.
130 E. Government St. 434-6211
Whether you need a cup of coffee and order of beignets in the morning at Palace Café or need catering for your wedding reception in the Heritage Hall, Seville Quarter has it all within its seven rooms of entertainment.
5912 N. Davis Hwy. Ste. C 912-8669
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Chinese Cuisine
Shark Fin serves affordable, yet high quality Chinese cuisine. From sushi to stir fry, you can enjoy your favorite Chinese dishes in an upscale ambience.
The Tin Cow
102 S. Palafox 466-2103
Build your own fresh, angus steak burger at The Tin Cow with a side of fresh-cut bacon-infused potato chips. Wash down your masterpiece with a craft canned beer, regular or spiked milkshake.
The Leisure Club
126 S. Palafox 912-4229
Best of the Coast Winner 2011: Best Cup of Coffee, Best Coffee Shop
The Leisure Club is a gourmet coffee bar, ice cream bar and café serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. TLC serves Intelligentsia Coffee, High Road Ice Cream and Sorbet, gourmet burgers and sandwiches as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes.
The Native Café
45 A Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach 934-4848
The Native Café serves traditional and inventive breakfast and lunch dishes seven days a week. From omelets stuffed with Gulf Coast seafood to The Original Florida Fish Tacos, The Native Café offers food that represents its surroundings on the beach.