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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Northwest Florida

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots 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 Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2315)
$30 and under
Seafood
Destin
About the restaurant
Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and great food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life
Top review
DebbieCvip
Dined 3 days ago
Good food and service. Y was our great server. Enjoy the snapper always.
A photo of Cuvee 30A restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1483)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Rosemary Beach
About the restaurant
As seen on Emeril's Florida, Cuvee 30A brings FRLA Restaurateur of the Year and celebrity Chef Tim Creehan’s stunning cuisine to South Walton’s gorgeous 30Avenue. Savor Tim's award-winning signature dishes while enjoying handcrafted cocktails and martinis at the “Best of the Emerald Coast” voted Happy Hour nightly, and a spectacular Wine List bestowed with the 30A area's sole Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.

*For early access to events or holiday reservations before they are publicly available, subscribe to our free E-newsletter, or text TIMCREEHAN to 844-731-3174.

*Dress code is resort casual; no ballcaps, cutoffs, tanks, athletic wear.
*We do not offer a child menu. High chairs/booster seats are not provided. If special seating is required, please bring your own device.
*Menu and Wine List items and prices are subject to change without notice based on market availability.
*For large parties or events, consider using our event form at Cuvee30A.com/Events.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Dry good and knowledgeable waiter. Enjoyed very much
A photo of Wild Olives Market & Cafe restaurant
4.6
4.6 (60)
$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
Ericvip
Dined 3 days ago
The food was excellent!! Wine selection very good! We enjoyed our experience very much.
A photo of Havana Beach at The Pearl On Rosemary Beach Florida restaurant
4.5
4.5 (661)
$31 to $50
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
Rosemary Beach
About the restaurant
Inspired by El Floridita, Hemingway’s favorite haunt in old-town Havana, The Pearl Hotel's signature restaurant offers a comfortable, communal ambiance full of life and steeped in the joy of living, eating and drinking well.

Enjoy Gulf Coast Americana cuisine with Caribbean influences that is also seamlessly merged with a contemporary local philosophy as meats, fish and produce are harvested from family-owned, small-producers on the Gulf Coast.

Papa Hemingway himself would’ve loved the hand-carved mahogany bar, the perfect spot for enjoying an expertly muddled cocktail, craft beer or fine wine after a day of running with the bulls or battling the mighty marlin.

Havana Beach Bar & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Dinner reservations are recommended.
Top review
RossCvip
Dined 7 days ago
Price is Right! He knows his menu & kitchen. His service is excellent also.
A photo of Ocean Club Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (995)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Destin
About the restaurant
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day/New Year's Eve Updates:

PLEASE CONTACT THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY FOR THESE HOLIDAYS & ANY DAYS THAT ARE BLOCKED DUE TO LARGE PARTIES!

Main Phone number: 850-267-3666 (Office Manager/Kathleen)

We will have a special Christmas Day Menu, which will be uploaded as soon as it is approved. Please check back by December 5, 2021.

New Year's Eve will have 3 seatings with 3 different menus and different price points. Menus will be uploaded no later than December 5, 2021.
Early Seating 4:30 pm $59.95 per person
Middle Seating 6:30 pm $89.95 (live music) per person
Late Seating 9pm till? $119.95 (LIVE MUSIC/BAND W/ CHAMPAGNE TOAST) per person

Ocean Club Management
Top review
LaurieC
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, wonderful service!! Can’t wait to come back!!
A photo of The Blu Halo restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1203)
$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 Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Everything was perfect! Food was delicious and flavorful
A photo of Pompano Joe's - Panama City Beach restaurant
4.2
4.2 (459)
$30 and under
Seafood
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
Pompano Joe's takes tremendous pride in serving Gulf seafood to its guests. If it lives in the Gulf, you will most likely find it on our menu. Our seafood is delivered daily and it is handled with great care from the minute it arrives at our door to the time it arrives at your table. Our standards are high and it shows in the presentation and flavor of every seafood dish we serve. We're a neighborhood beach place where you can "savor the flavor" of the Islands!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 7, 2024
Waitstaff was super and the food was outstanding. Will be going again
A photo of Bowden's restaurant
4.0
4 (48)
$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 Coconut Charlie's Panama City Beach restaurant
3.9
3.9 (65)
$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 on May 29, 2024
We sat outside and had a great view of the water. Our server was outstanding and the food was delicious!
A photo of Whiskey Joe’s Pensacola Beach on the Boardwalk restaurant
3.8
3.8 (165)
$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 1 day ago
Hostess was very helpful. Short on servers. Not crowded. Only took reservations. No walk ins. Strong drinks. Food was good.
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