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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Northwest Florida

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Northwest Florida? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Basil and Baxter's Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
4.9
4.9 (264)
$30 and under
American
Destin
About the restaurant
Locally owned and operated.. We have a unique menu blending American cuisine with a touch of creole. Lunch varies from our popular shrimp & grits, to our delicious and filling $9.99 specials like bourbon chicken or sweet n sour chicken, to a fresh beef burger. Dinner provides a daily special on our blackboard often offering local grouper or steak, or consider our dinner menu with salads, pastas, steaks and unique entrees. Brunch on Sunday offers a la carte menu, buffet from 9am till 130pm, along with $10 bottomless mimosas. We also have a full bar with a great wine list.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Basil & Baxters never disappoints which is why you should book your reservation today. Sunday brunch is really popular but really, any meal on any day is going to leave you satisfied and pleased. If not, say something and they will make it right!
A photo of Savour restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1684)
$31 to $50
American
Tallahassee
About the restaurant
Drew McLeod's restaurant, Savour, is a hub of hospitality; a chic and eclectic dining experience in downtown Tallahassee, where we invite you to pull up a chair and linger over great conversation. With a vision for seasonally inspired, regionally sourced and creatively prepared cuisine, Chef Brian Knepper brings more to the table... even for the most discriminating gastronomes. Our elegant bar area is a must-stop for movers, shakers and cocktail connoisseurs. Our "bartenders" are always in high spirits and proudly offer a thoroughly curated wine list. Life is short: Savour it!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I've celebrated every anniversary here for the past 4 years with my partner. There's a reason why we continue to go back. From the moment we enter the door, we are greeted with a warm smile and are immediately seated. The ambiance, food, and service are beyond any experience that we've had in Tallahassee. Savour is definitely a place we will find our way back to every year.
A photo of The Owl Cafe restaurant
4.6
4.6 (61)
$30 and under
American
Apalachicola
About the restaurant
In the heart of downtown Apalachicola, the Owl Cafe offers a River City dining experience like no other. Sensational appetizers, delicious entrees and incredible desserts are prepared and served by an attentive staff. The menu is varied and colorful, with daily chef’s selections ranging from exotic imported dishes to fresh, locally-caught seafood. The amazing wine list is as full of character as Apalachicola itself, and delivers the perfect complement to every meal.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
My favorite restaurant in Apalachicola. The food is delicious
A photo of Drift restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1058)
$31 to $50
American
Pensacola
About the restaurant
Join us for dinner or a Gulf side drink. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, perched high above on the second floor, DRIFT is a casual fine dining restaurant serving steaks & fresh seafood, offering guests THE best view on Pensacola Beach featuring an indoor bar & indoor seating as well as a patio bar & outdoor seating. Join us for our Sunday night Prime Rib Dinner, only $39.95 and check out our Sunset Happy Hour Wednesday-Sunday for Half Off our specialty cocktail menu plus all appetizers - Sunday 4pm-6pm.

Check out our Chef Specials and come see for yourself why we won Best in Pensacola 2022 for 1. Best Restaurant - Pensacola Beach 2. Best Steakhouse - Pensacola 3. Best Happy Hour - Pensacola and 4. Best Girls Night Out - Pensacola.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent service & great food !!! View from outside dining area is the best !!
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Panama City Beach restaurant
4.0
4 (94)
$30 and under
American
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Came here for supper. Parents 35th wedding anniversary and they do not offer free dessert for special celebrations like that or for your birthday very sad about that and our drinks came out slow and appetizers too
A photo of BarSteak restaurant
4.0
4 (80)
$31 to $50
American
Pensacola
About the restaurant
Artisanal Cocktails, Culinary Genius, Community Driven. BarSteak brings a multicultural new American dining experience to downtown Pensacola. Ours is a progressive and inclusive culture, that highlights local artists, agriculture, and talent together in one place. Every cocktail. every dish. every visit.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
very limited menu..you would think a steak house would have a steak available on fathers day menu, at least prime rib
A photo of Coconut Charlie's Panama City Beach restaurant
4.0
4 (70)
$31 to $50
American
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
Coconut Charlie’s offers upscale casual dining with detailed kitchen and craft cocktail creations sure to tantalize your tastebuds. This original coastal concept is sure to be a mainstay for locals and travelers alike. Daily Happy Hour Specials! Come on in and check out your new favorite restaurant in Panama City Beach!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Our server Paul was Outstanding… very attentive and accommodating!! Nice atmosphere, good food… dessert was awesome!! Highly recommended!!
A photo of Bowden's restaurant
3.7
3.7 (51)
$30 and under
American
Tallahassee
About the restaurant
A new sports-themed restaurant now open in CollegeTown with chef crafted sports bar fare, cocktails, expansive patio – and, dadgummit, honoring the Florida State coaching legend Bobby Bowden.

Top review
KristieRvip
Dined on May 2, 2024
Order up the wings and cheese sticks! Great place for a cool vibe with music, fun and sports. Great for a pre game drink and appetizers! The manager is on top of everything and strives to make it great! Will be back!
A photo of Whiskey Joe’s Pensacola Beach on the Boardwalk restaurant
3.7
3.7 (179)
$30 and under
American
Pensacola Beach
About the restaurant
If you're looking for a warm tropical breeze, white sands, family fun, cold drinks, delicious island-inspired grub, killer sunsets, and a breathtaking view of the waterfront from Pensacola Beach, look no further than Whiskey Joe's.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Great food - sat out on the patio in a Saturday afternoon. Food was excellent!
A photo of Blu Bar & Grill restaurant
3.7
3.7 (24)
$30 and under
American
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
Overlooking the resort’s stunning beach with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico, blu Bar & Grill features large, open-air space with outdoor and indoor seating. It’s located adjacent to the resort’s outdoor pool and courtyard.

The menu features delicious casual fare and an extensive selection of creative cocktails. The appetizer list features Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Chicken Quesadilla, Smoked Tuna Dip with crispy tortilla chips. Entrees include burgers, steaks, wraps, fresh fish sandwiches, and shrimp.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
The ambience was just beautiful with views of the ocean and the most comfortable seating. The food choices were plentiful for everyone and absolutely delicious especially the nachos! But most of all the server was top notch, he used to work on a cruise ship so he knows how to entertain! We loved his personality, his humor, and his pride in making sure we had everything we needed! Please stop by this hidden gem you’ll be so glad you did!!!!!
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