The only thing better than a small town is a small town with incredible food. Whether you’re looking for a tiny hidden gem or a well-established local favorite, there are plenty of options in
Florida’s charming small towns. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants in a few of our favorite small towns:
1. The Goblin Market Restaurant (Mount Dora)
Don't let the name scare you. Folks love the atmosphere almost as much as the food at this upscale bistro in charming Mount Dora. Whether you sit in the library-like interior or the open patio, you won't be disappointed.
2. Tony's Seafood Restaurant (Cedar Key)
The town of Cedar Key is known for its clams, and Tony's is famous for its clam chowder. Don't leave town without trying this local treat.
3. Pearl Country Store & Restaurant (Micanopy)
4. Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grille (Tarpon Springs)
This Greek community in Pinellas County has plenty of great restaurants. This family-owned seafood restaurant offers delicious fresh seafood and a waterfront view, perfect for a date or a laid-back meal.
5. Sopchoppy Pizza Company (Sopchoppy)
You might not expect a top-notch pizza restaurant hidden in a tiny Old Florida town of fewer than 500 residents, but Sopchoppy Pizza will blow you away with their mouthwatering pizzas and calzones. Don't feel like pizza? The burgers are out of this world, too.
6. España Restaurant (Fernandina Beach)
From the tasty tapas to the perfect paella, this restaurants serves up an authentic taste of Spain right here in Northeast Florida.
7. Blue Dog Bar & Grill (Matlacha)
Matlacha is a colorful stretch of shops and seafood markets might be the perfect taste of small town Florida. When you visit, give Blue Dog's fresh local seafood and local craft brews a try. You won't be disappointed.
8. Triad Seafood Market & Cafe (Everglades City)
At Triad, you'll find an unparalleled taste of Old Florida, including shrimp, grouper, and of course, stone crab (during the season). Don't forget to end your meal with a slice of Key lime pie.
9. Robin's Country Kitchen (Floral City)
This tiny little diner on the Withlacoochee Trail serves tasty breakfast and comfort foods with a friendly vibe that makes you feel like you walked into your grandmother's kitchen. Everything is delcious, but Robin's homemade baked goods steal the show.