Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Pensacola dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Pensacola Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.


Overlooking Santa Rosa Sound, this restaurant serves up flounder (just about any way you can imagine) as well as a variety of seafood, sandwiches, burgers and salads. The bar offers live reggae music every night during the summer. The dining room is adorned with stained-glass windows and bookshelves which lend a cozy feel. A good choice for casual dining, late night fun or Sunday brunch!

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This lively, downtown spot serves up traditional Irish fare of corned beef and cabbage and hearty Irish stew as well as typical American fare such as hamburgers, steaks, grilled fish, prime ribs and salads. The dining room houses copper kettles which brew the House Ale, and the walls are lined with over 8000 bottles of wine. The bar boasts over 125,000 signed dollar bills, the more famous of which are framed near the entrance. Live music is offered on most nights as well as during Sunday brunch. A must-do while in Pensacola!

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This is one of the most popular seafood restaurants the area, with a laid-back beach atmosphere and a large deck overlooking the marina. The oysters are the star here, and Pete's offers them on-the-half-shell, steamed, casino, Parmesan, Rockefeller, Cajun – well, you get the picture. Don't leave without a commemorative T-shirt because this is one place you'll want to remember!

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Airport - Pns

For down-home Southern seafood try the Fish House restaurant that overlooks the bay in downtown Pensacola. Located next to the Atlas Oyster House, this locally owned eatery offers fresh-off-the-dock daily specials, over 300 hand-picked wines, live music, and sushi served nightly along with their famous Grits á Ya Ya. Lunch and dinner are served seven days a week, and on Sundays they host a brunch.

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