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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Northwest Florida

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining 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 Beach Walk Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (926)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Destin
About the restaurant
Beach Walk Café, known as the “Most Romantic Dining Experience in Destin,” is located inside the Henderson Park Inn where guests enjoy unobstructed views of the Gulf overlooking more than a mile of the world’s most beautiful and secluded beaches with spectacular sunset views.

In this idyllic private setting Beach Walk Café features an intimate atmosphere with dining available inside, with a cozy fireplace and magnificent views of the coast and outside on the verandas of the Inn overlooking the emerald waters of the Gulf. A favorite with locals and tourists alike, Beach Walk Café is known for its meticulous service, innovative cuisine and a stunning, unparalleled view.

Reservations are recommended. Please note, all diners at Beach Walk Café must be 13 or older. If there is inclement weather, your outside seating reservation is subject to alteration or cancellation.
Top review
TimMvip
Dined 5 days ago
The service was great! The food is fantastic and you cannot beat the views of the Gulf! Loved every bit of the experience!
A photo of The Owl Cafe restaurant
4.6
4.6 (51)
$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
WalterCarolP
Dined 2 days ago
We have been going to the Owl for our whole married life and it is always consistent. It’s always number one on our list any time we get to Apalachicola.
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4.6
4.6 (207)
$30 and under
Mexican
Miramar Beach
About the restaurant
Mezcal Mexican Grill at The Seascape Towne Centre serves an upscale menu paired with a full-service bar, top-shelf tequilas and local live entertainment
Top review
Karlvip
Dined 6 days ago
We eat here regularly. The food and service are always great. I definitely recommend Mezcal Mexican Grill.
A photo of The White Marlin and Oysterette restaurant
4.6
4.6 (311)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Apalachicola
About the restaurant
We are accepting reservations to make your experience the most pleasurable. The White Marlin is a magnificent beach front steak and seafood restaurant that boasts a selection of seafood with a longstanding commitment to offering top quality ingredients from local fisheries up and down the coast of Florida. Freshness is our only priority working directly with fishermen and farmers, to bring you the most amazing fresh catches and beef there is to offer. With an ethos of spotlighting ingredients first, The White Marlins menu features simple preparations executed to perfection to allow quality to take center stage. We have two dining options for our guests experience between the more casual and lively Oyster Bar and patio to the traditional Main Dining Room. The Main Dining Room possesses classic and sophisticated warmth, is adorned with sharp accents throughout the room and plush seating lends the ideal setting for celebratory dinners or just a simple night on the town.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent surf and turf. Wine list is excellent as well. Glad the investors decided to plant such a class restaurant on PSJ! Go there!
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4.6
4.6 (29)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
The atmosphere was great and the servers were so helpful. The servers/staff were friendly and more than willing to answer questions. The food was outstanding! We had a great time and a great meal. We look forward to eating here every time we visit our student at FSU!
A photo of The Whitman restaurant
4.5
4.5 (97)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Miramar Beach
About the restaurant
For entry into the Pop-up, please join our complimentary Access Membership & Rewards program prior to your arrival. As an Access Member you will receive exclusive offerings, benefits, experiences, and more. Please note your reservation through Open Table does not serve as your enrollment into the Access program. Join Now: https://www.balharbourshopspopup.com/access/.
The Whitman–an all-new restaurant concept by Bal Harbour Shops, designed exclusively for the Bal Harbour Shops Access Pop-up. The Whitman name draws inspiration from The Whitman by The Sea– a luxury Miami Beach hotel owned by the Whitman family in the 1940s.
The Whitman brings the iconic dining experience of Bal Harbour Shops to life through its breezy indoor-outdoor space. Evoking a decadent lifestyle of leisure, the palm-framed courtyard retains the idyllic al fresco environment of the Shops. With a menu featuring Latin-inspired flavors and comforting classics, The Whitman will keep you coming back time a
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Enjoyed tea and wine and sandwiches, scones and desserts! Really enjoyed it!
A photo of Franklin Café at the Gibson Inn restaurant
4.4
4.4 (244)
$31 to $50
Regional American (Southern)
Apalachicola
About the restaurant
Briny catches from surrounding waters, craft cocktails, and OCBC brews from our hometown brewery. At the Franklin Café and Parlor Bar, we source fresh and serve simply—honoring the spirit and traditions of the Gibson Inn’s original Franklin Café, which opened in 1907. We invite you to drop in for a Southern-style breakfast, lunch or dinner on the porch, or a Happy Hour toast, as we turn the tide on all-day dining in Apalachicola.

Open Daily for Breakfast 8am-11am, Lunch 11am-5pm, and Dinner 5pm-9pm. Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday! Daily Happy Hour from 3pm-5pm.
Top review
Mich
Dined on May 30, 2024
Delicious food. Historic and charming atmosphere. Highly recommend visiting this special spot!
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 (47)
$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 The Back Porch Bay restaurant
3.7
3.7 (72)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
The Back Porch 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.
Top review
WilliamD
Dined on Apr 30, 2024
The food was great. The portions were huge so my wife and I split an entree. The drinks were good as well.
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