10 Mom & Pop Restaurants In Florida That Serve Mouthwatering Home Cooked Meals
Who doesn’t love dining out? Unfortunately, it’s becoming a challenge to find the perfect hidden gem in a sea of cookie-cutter chains. Here are a few incredible mom and pop restaurants in Florida that will get you out of that chain restaurant funk:
1. Sam's Subs and Soup, Port Charlotte
You'll feel like part of the family the moment you step into Sam's. Try a hefty sandwich or burger at a great price. Don't forget to try the best chicken and dumpling soup in town, too. To learn more, visit the website for
Sam's Subs and Soup
2. El Siboney Restaurant, Key West
If you're searching for a mom and pop restaurant in a sea of Key West touristy spots, head over to El Siboney. Their Cuban cuisine is authentic and full of flavor. If you have a personal quest for the best Cuban sandwich in Florida, add this eatery to your list. Check out
El Siboney Restaurant
's website to learn more.
3. Hunt's Oyster Bar, Panama City
Hunt's has been a panhandle landmark for over 50 years, with many customers driving for hours across state lines to satisfy their craving. Bring good company and expect a wait, because this place is popular, to say the least. Visit the website for
Hunt's Oyster Bar
to learn more.
4. Andy's Drive-In & Igloo, Winter Haven
Andy's is a refreshing family-owned blast from the past in a world of burger chains. Order a steakette and a Big Daddy milkshake, and get ready for one tasty time warp. As with many old school restaurants, this eatery is cash-only. To learn more, visit the Facebook page for
Andy's Drive-In & Igloo
5. Tin Can Cafe, Clearwater
The Tin Can Cafe is a local favorite, and rightfully so. Look no further for your greasy spoon favorites, from the perfect scrambled eggs to fresh, filling deli sandwiches. Check out the
Tin Can Cafe
website to learn more.
6. The Red Top Pit Stop, Lakeland
The hole in the wall facade is hiding one of the best restaurants in Lakeland, and locals know it. Mouthwatering barbecue and classic comfort food favorites, what more could you ask for? For more information, visit the Facebook page for
The Red Top Pit Stop
7. Stefano's Trattoria, Winter Springs
Authentic homestyle Italian dishes are served up in this cozy little restaurant in Winter Springs. Everything from pizza to pasta is made lovingly with quality ingredients. To learn more, visit the website for
8. Bread & Butter Gourmet Deli, Tarpon Springs
Fresh turkey roasted daily and delicious homemade soups makes this deli one of the best places for a quick lunch in Tarpon Springs. Visit the
Bread & Butter Gourmet Deli
website to learn more.
9. Athens Restaurant, Edgewater
Don't be fooled by the simple setting - everything from the soup to the baklava is delicious. If you're looking for the best gyro in Central Florida, look no further. Oh, and be sure to try the saganaki (flaming cheese) for an impressive tableside show. To learn more, visit the website for
Athens Family Restaurant
10. Puerto Sagua, Miami Beach
If you're visiting Miami Beach, you're probably searching for some tasty, authentic Cuban cuisine. Look no further than
. Try the ropa vieja, oxtail stew, or call ahead for a perfect paella.
Have you been to any of these mom and pop restaurants in Florida? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
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