Food & Drink
Something’s Always Brewing in Northwest FL
Quench your thirst and have your palate permanently satiated with hundreds of dining options throughout Northwest Florida. Whether it’s the multicultural flavors of Pensacola or the southern charm of a comfort cuisine along the Louisiana/Alabama border, get ready to dig into a smorgasbord of flavor.
Can’t choose what you want to eat? Several food tours wind their way through counties like Escambia, providing a smattering of unique foods that will make your mouth water. Northwest Florida takes its after-hours libations seriously, too, with many counties hosting their own craft breweries.
- Southern Style Eating
- Coastal Cuisines
- Refreshing Brews
A Craving for Comfort Food
Southern style restaurants in Northwest Florida are as close to Louisiana and Alabama cooking as you can get without stepping foot in the bayou. Cities like Chipley and Marianna — dubbed the “City of Southern Charm” — deliver mouth-watering comfort foods served with unmatched hospitality. But you don’t have to deviate far from Northwest Florida’s beaches to grab a tasty eat, because restaurants like Five Sisters Blues Café in Pensacola offer authentic Caribbean and creole cuisines right on the Gulf Coast.
Gulf Coast Dining
Dine under orange sunsets with the serene sounds of waves brushing against the coast. Casual waterfront restaurants like Atlas Oyster House in Pensacola Bay and fine dining at The Grand Marlin Restaurant in Panama Beach City are delicious choices to satisfy your appetite.
The Destin-Fort Walton Beach area boasts several restaurant hubs with straight-from-the-gulf and sustainable seafood options. Seafood shacks abound in Panama City with its deep fishing village history along with creole, Mexican and African American culinary delights.
Local, Craft Breweries in Northwest Florida
Northwest Florida is home to an excellent selection of breweries no matter which county you reside. From Pensacola Bay Brewery’s high-quality lagers to Grayton Beach Brewery’s crisp, savory ales, you can’t go wrong for a day at the beach. Meanwhile, award-winning breweries like Oyster City and veteran-owned Props bring communities together with their slow-going, Southern-formed beers.
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Cost of Living
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Events & Festivals
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