14 Restaurants You Have To Visit In Florida Before You Die
If people can have bucket lists for things they want to see or do, why can’t we have bucket lists specifically for places we want to dine? Of course, everyone’s list would vary a little with personal taste, but we think these 14 places (listed in no particular order) are a good start. Pay a visit to some of the
best restaurants in Florida. 1. Joe's Stone Crab, Miami Beach
We know we talk a lot about this place, but there's no way we could make a restaurant bucket list without Joe's. This
has been around in some form since 1913 and has served Florida stone crab since 1921. Joe's was the first place to attempt to serve this dish, which has become a beloved Florida delicacy. To learn more, visit the official website for
Joe's Stone Crab
2. Blue Heaven, Key West
Blue Heaven is an
iconic beacon of Key West culture
. It has a whimsical atmosphere with folk art, live music, lush foliage, and cats and chickens roaming free. They also lay claim to the best Key lime pie on the planet. See for yourself why it's one of the best places to eat in Florida! To learn more, visit the official website for
Blue Heaven in Key West
3. Bern's Steak House, Tampa
Bern's is probably the
most famous steakhouse in Florida
, and for good reason. With a strong emphasis on tradition, Bern's has kept its classic decor and focus on perfectly aged steaks for nearly 60 years. Bern's also has a cellar with nearly half a million bottles of wine, the largest private collection in the world. Guests can even tour the cellar and kitchen after dinner. To learn more, visit the official website for
4. Le Tub Saloon, Hollywood
This waterfront dive is a Florida icon, claiming to have the best burger in the country. While some people can't take the long lines and get a little "hangry," we believe that's a surefire sign of a good place to eat, definitely one of the Florida's best restaurants. Visit
Le Tub Saloon's
website to learn more.
McGuire's not only serves up a mean steak in a unique atmosphere; they also make their own beer and boast one of the largest restaurant wine cellars in the world. Oh, and if you're looking for a place to be on St. Patrick's Day, this is it. To learn more, visit the official website for
McGuire's Irish Pub
Not only is the food amazing (everything, not just the pizza), the decor has a funky junk art vibe. It gets bonus points for having its own store (Lightnin' Salvage) chock-full of weird and fun little knickknacks and gifts. To learn more, visit the official website for
7. Frenchy's Original Cafe, Clearwater
. There is absolutely no excuse for any good Floridian with salt water in their veins to never have eaten at Frenchy's. Visit the website for
to learn more.
8. Versailles, Miami
We can't possibly have a bucket list like this of the best places to eat in Florida without some top-notch Cuban fare. Versailles combines all of our favorite things: Good portions, good prices, and good food, all in a lovely setting. It doesn't hurt that they've been a Miami landmark for more than 40 years, either. Visit the website for
Versailles Cuban Restaurant
to learn more.
9. T-Ray's Burger Station, Fernandina Beach
10. Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City, Tampa
This list would not be complete without
Florida's oldest continuously operating restaurant
. Columbia Restaurant in the historic neighborhood of Ybor City has been serving succulent Spanish and Cuban dishes since 1905. It has since branched out to Sarasota, St. Augustine, Clearwater Beach, and Orlando, but nothing can replace a visit to the original. To learn more, visit
11. Yoder's of Pinecraft, Sarasota
Yoder's is an
that serves up all of your favorite comfort foods, as well as some of the world's best homemade pies. Yoder's has earned its place as a Sarasota landmark. After eating, shop at the gift shop or market! To learn more, visit the official website for
Yoder's of Pinecraft
Teak uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients as often as possible. Featured here is the Drunken Monk, a half-pound angus beef burger topped with Angry Orchard onion jam, roasted cherry tomatoes, smoked bacon, herb mayo, provolone cheese and chips topped with melted white cheddar cheese served on a pretzel bun. If that doesn't make your stomach growl, you're probably dead inside. To learn more, visit the official website for
Teak Neighborhood Grill
13. 4 Rivers Smokehouse, multiple locations
Florida hasn't always been as well known for its barbecue as other Southern states, but
4 Rivers Smokehouse
just might change that. This place has been rapidly taking over Florida in the past few years, expanding from one man with a brisket obsession to several locations across the state. Visit
4 Rivers Smokehouse's
website to learn more.
14. TacoLu, Jacksonville Beach
TacoLu isn't as old as some of the other Florida restaurants on this list, but every North Florida foodie worth his salt would recommend it in a heartbeat. Not only is the food to die for but the place itself is really cool. The only problem is its popularity, so plan your visit wisely. Visit
to learn more.
Have you been to any of the best restaurants in Florida? Which Florida restaurant do you think everyone must visit before they die? Let us know in the comments below!
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