Florida March 27, 2017
This Epic 3-Day Restaurant Road Trip In Florida Will Make Your Mouth Explode
Who’s ready for a road trip? I know I am! As if you needed an excuse to ride off into the sunset, here’s our outline of must-try restaurants in Florida that you can try on a relatively short trip. In just a three-day weekend, you can try several of the best and most famous landmark restaurants in the Sunshine State. Check out our restaurant road trip below:
Follow this map (click the link below the image where it says Google Maps to see the interactive map) to take our restaurant road trip from Tampa to Key West, featuring some of Florida's most famous and delicous restaurants.
1. 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.
2. Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City, Tampa
This trip would not be complete without Florida's oldest restaurant. Columbia Restaurant, located 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.
3. Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village, Sarasota
Yoder's is an Amish restaurant that serves up all of your favorite comfort foods, from meatloaf to fried chicken, as well as some of the world's best homemade pies. Yoder's has earned its place as a Sarasota landmark.
4. Le Tub, 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.
5. Joe's Stone Crab, Miami Beach
This legendary establishment has been around in some form since 1913 and serving Florida stone crab since 1921. Joe's was the first place to attempt to serve this dish, which has become a beloved Florida delicacy.
6. Versailles, Miami
We can't possibly have a Florida restaurant road trip 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.
7. Mrs. Mac's Kitchen, Key Largo
This popular spot in Key Largo proudly touts its world famous Key lime pie, which is a cold and tangy award-winning creation.
8. No Name Pub, Big Pine Key
No Name Pub has great pub food, like pizza and wings, but it's the laid-back classic Keys atmosphere that keeps folks coming back. You might even catch a glimpse of the rare Key deer, without even leaving your table.
9. 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, making it a must for our Florida restaurant road trip.
How many of these restaurants have you tried? What are your favorite Florida restaurants?