Pensacola, Florida
Tuesday March 19th 2019


BOC ’10: Food

Winner: Best BBQ
Top 3 Finishes: Best Fast Bite, Best Place to Feed the Whole Family, Best Restaurant-Gulf Breeze

For the sixth consecutive year, this locally-owned restaurant has been voted Best Barbeque. Billy Bob’s, with its spicy-smoked fragrance and awesome barbequed meats, has won the hearts and appetites of IN readers.

Winner: Best Caterer, Best Wedding Caterer

Classic City Catering offers gourmet, full service catering and does everything from “BBQ to Black Tie.” They have an uncanny ability to anticipate customers’ needs and exceed expectations. Simply the best.

Winner: Best Fried Chicken, Best Soul Food
Top 3 Finishes: Best Jazz/Blues Bar, Best New Restaurant-Escambia County

Five Sisters has quickly built a reputation for serving the best Southern cuisine along the Coast. Built on the site of Gussies Record Shop in the historic Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood, Five Sisters features good ol’ Southern cuisine with kicks of Creole and Caribbean flair along with regular live blues music. We expect this restaurant to become a perennial Best of the Coast winner.

Winner: Best Place To Get “Cheese-y” (Frank & Lola’s Mac and Cheese)
Top 3 Finishes: Best New Restaurant-Escambia County

Featuring everything from steaks to fresh seafood in an upscale, casual atmosphere inside Margaritaville Beach Hotel, Frank & Lola’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. IN readers have fallen in love with their Crab and Shrimp Mac and Cheese.

Winner: Best Sushi
Top 3 Finishes: Best Japanese Cuisine

Horizen Grill is known for its innovative Asian and sushi menu. Located behind Hunan, Horizen has repeatedly won Best of the Coast awards since it first opened.  This year it is back on top for Best Sushi and noted as one of the best Japanese restaurants in our area.

Winner: Best Subs

Since 1956, Jersey Mike’s has been making quality sub sandwiches at locations across the country. Beginning with a seaside shop in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Jersey Mike’s pioneered the submarine sandwich. The shop features subs that are made-to-order your way or Mike’s Way on white, wheat or flour wraps. The certified Angus Beef top rounds are trimmed and cooked right in the store. The meats and cheeses are all top-quality premium brands, and the bread is fresh-baked each day on the premises.

Winner: Best Bakery
Top 3 Finishes: Best Doughnuts, Best Place to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, Best Cake Shop

For more than 50 years, J’s Bakery has been Pensacola’s finest bakery and go-to for sweets. Nestled in the quiet East Hill neighborhood, the shop has a long-running family history and reputation of evolving with its sweets.
Today J’s provides more than 200 baked items, including pies, cookies, wedding cakes and more. It also provides large orders for special engagements and parties. And the best part of all, the small bakery is affordable.