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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Northwest Florida

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in Northwest Florida? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach restaurant
4.8
4.8 (6556)
$30 and under
Seafood
Pensacola
About the restaurant
The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound, and private meeting rooms. This Pensacola Beach restaurant, with an air of island casualness, serves the highest-quality cuisine, including the freshest local seafood featured on menus designed and printed daily to take advantage of the local bounty. The atmosphere creates a fusion of the Caribbean and the Pensacola Bay Area. Executive Chef Gregg McCarthy has a passion for great-tasting food and particularly loves working his culinary magic with fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Boaters and beach-goers feel comfortable in shorts and flip-flops at the oyster bar, in the dining room and at the North Drop Bar. The Grand Marlin has a space and atmosphere for all occasions and is looking forward to creating an authentic experience between time and tide.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
It was awesome! Definitely would go back! The service and food was a 10/10.
A photo of Wild Olives Market & Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (31)
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Seagrove Beach
About the restaurant
WILD OLIVES

Wild Olives in SeaGrove, Florida features gourmet cheeses and fine wines along with a bistro menu. The menu is well thought out, with salads, platters, small plate offerings and entrées. Chris' burger is the burger you won't forget. Small plates at Wild Olives are made for sharing, and, if you choose several, you can create a meal for your entire party. Salads are served with bread, so they can be almost a meal in and of themselves. You have to try the Crispy Tuna Poke, Fried Goat Cheese and Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Aioli. Popular main entrees include the Chef's Cut, Greek Catch and Paprika Chicken with Pancetta, don't forget about Chris' Famous Reuben "Dagwood".

Chef Chris Trovas prepares Chef's Specials weekly with fresh local seafood.

Wild Olives is known for Friday Night Wine Tastings, they take place every Friday from 4pm-7pm.

Wild Olives is a Family-Friendly Restaurant!

Join our VIP Email List by visiting www.wildolives30a.com

STAY WILD

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Loved getting to see the new location which is absolutely gorgeous! We all got fresh catch options prepared differently and were quickly reminded why wild olives and the gulf coast have melt in your mouth, deliciously prepared fish! The charcuterie was lovely, as it always is and the poke was divine!
A photo of Basil and Baxter's Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
4.8
4.8 (248)
$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 on Apr 13, 2024
It was our first time eating there and I had never heard anything negative on Niceville Word Of Mouth, only great reviews, so I was excited to have a wonderful experience and we sure did! We celebrated my mom's birthday and she enjoyed her key lime pie with a candle in it! Our food was delicious and we enjoyed it very much!
A photo of Café de Martín restaurant
4.8
4.8 (17)
$31 to $50
Peruvian
Tallahassee
About the restaurant
Café de Martín (Mar-teen) brings the flavors of Peru to Tallahassee! The man behind the restaurant is Chef Martín, originally from Lima, Peru. He has marked his influence in Leon County's Hispanic community for his outstanding Peruvian cuisine. With Peru always in his heart, Chef Martín continues to lead Tallahassee's gastronomic revolution with new culinary additions serving Peruvian classics such as Papas en salsa Huancaina, Pastel de Choclo, and Aji de Gallina to name a few. In addition, to the classics, the Café highlights many coffee drinks. Peru: a country of great culture, beautiful climate, tasty food, and delicious coffee right here in our Capitol City. Sabe a Peru!
Top review
TableLibrarian
Dined on Apr 7, 2024
Josh was excellent as our server. Very knowledgeable about the menu.
A photo of The Blu Halo restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1189)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Tallahassee
About the restaurant
THE BLU HALO in Tallahassee, Florida is much more than just a restaurant. With our wine and martini bar, as well as steaks and seafood, we offer a high-end dining experience that everyone in Tallahassee can enjoy.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Food was delicious! Live music, beautiful place. Will definitely return!
A photo of The District - Seville Steak & Seafood restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1858)
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Pensacola
About the restaurant
The District: Seville Steak & Seafood is committed to providing our guests with a unique culinary experience served with warmth, friendliness, professionalism, and above all pride in our product. More than just a steakhouse unique to the Downtown Pensacola Historic District, we strive to turn moments into memories for our guests. We proudly serve Certified Angus Beef ®, House Dry-Aged Beef, and the finest Seafood available on the Gulf Coast. We are located in the Heart of Pensacola's Premier Dining and Entertainment District. Join us before or after dinner in our Upstairs Lounge with live music, specialty drinks and appetizers.
Top review
Zfoodie
Dined 2 days ago
Went for the Friday special The steak sandwich was delish. We asked for rare it it was perfectly cooked. Also enjoyed the $5 cab
A photo of Pazzo Italiano Santa Rosa Beach restaurant
4.6
4.6 (883)
$30 and under
Italian
Santa Rosa Beach
About the restaurant
Pazzo Italiano SRB is the 2nd location of the highly rated and locals favorite Destin location, featuring award winning Italian dishes and wood fired Neapolitan pizza, full bar and two private rooms in a cosmopolitan Family friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 12, 2024
Good food, good value, nice staff and atmosphere. Love their eggplant parmegiana.
A photo of Emeril's Coastal restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2262)
$30 and under
Seafood
Santa Rosa Beach
About the restaurant
Located at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, Emeril's Coastal is the first of Emeril’s Restaurants in Northwest Florida. The cuisine of Emeril's Coastal is symbolic of Emeril’s deep appreciation and connection to the water. Combined with the bountiful variety of nearby fresh Gulf seafood and the freshest local ingredients available, Emeril’s Coastal strives to embark you on a seafood experience like no other. The menu features specialties like Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, Florida Rock Shrimp Rolls, and Oyster Spaghetti. The design of the restaurant compliments the menu using an earthy mix of textures to create a casual, coastal feeling that is complete with elegant and sophisticated touches.



Top review
foodie2
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Extraordinary dinner from the smoked fish dip appetizer to the snapper and grouper entres. Perfectly cooked with delicious and plentiful sides. Kelly and Eli were attentive and excellent servers.
A photo of Whiskey Joe’s Pensacola Beach on the Boardwalk restaurant
3.6
3.6 (153)
$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 Apr 2, 2024
Budget friendly dining. Large and fun cocktail menu
A photo of Bowden's restaurant
3.4
3.4 (45)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 12, 2024
Fantastic place to enjoy the bar and watch a baseball game on TV.
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