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Pensacola Beach Dining

Pensacola Beach is known for its laid-back beach style, and that relaxing vibe can be found at almost all the restaurants that dot the beach.

Whether you’re grabbing a gourmet hot dog for lunch at the Dog House Deli or enjoying a perfectly prepared grouper picatta for dinner at The Grand Marlin, Pensacola Beach has restaurants that suit every flavor and dress code.

So grab your flip-flops, your appetite, and look for the many cozy spots along the island where the restaurants meet the white sands and the sunset views are legendary.

Fresh, succulent seafood from local waters make up many of the menus, and an eating itinerary could include: oysters every way you can imagine, fried grouper, blackened Mahi Mahi, sautéed shrimp and crab simmering in butter sauces, lobster, fresh calamari and spicy tuna sushi rolls.

Hemingway’s and the Grand Marlin at the bridge offer panoramic views of the sound, seafood, cocktails and brunches that are favorites among locals and visitors alike.

Locals love Peg Leg Pete’s, famous for its oysters and beach bum atmosphere and featuring great marina views, live music and beach volleyball.

Get huge portions of fresh seafood, burgers and sandwiches along with water views while the kids hit the playground at Flounder’s Chowder House, Land Shark Landing, Red Fish Blue Fish and Crab’s. All offer ample adult and kids’ menus, sand for fun and games, playgrounds, games and live music along with the perfect atmosphere for relaxing and living in the moment when you’re taking in the beauty of Pensacola Beach.

But it’s not all about seafood.

Steaks topped with crabmeat, barbeque swimming in excellent sauces, and mouth-watering burgers at local joints like Sidelines have unique island twists.

The new Wild Roots eatery on the beach offers vegan and vegetarian friendly wraps, soups, salads and pizzas.

And, anyone looking for variety will find it with the fresh, California Mexican menu at the popular Cactus Flower Café on the Boardwalk; the ooey-gooey New York style pizzeria, Papa’s Pizza, a dine-in and take-out favorite; old school Italian at Lillo’s Tuscan Grille and the amazing Cajun-Asian cuisine at H2O.

So, let our southern hospitality and seafood expertise (or burger brilliance, or steak-mazing skills) create your perfect vacation meal right on Pensacola Beach!

Fried, broiled, blackened - Peg Leg Pete's offers fresh gulf seafood in a laid-back, fun family atmosphere with marina views.
Beautiful views and Sunday Brunch - an unbeatable duo that draws locals and visitors to Hemmingways overlooking the beach.
Sunny days and a beach-view cocktail? That's what vacation is all about! Red Fish Blue Fish has a full menu and outdoor seating perfect for cool breezes and breathtaking sunsets.
 

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Downtown Dining 

From gourmet food trucks to fine dining with water views, downtown Pensacola offers upscale options for any craving.

Bands On The Beach 

Live music and a beach sunset! Join us every Tuesday from April to October at Pensacola Beach's free outdoor concert summer series.

Palafox Market 

Walk under the canopy of crepe myrtle trees that line Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza in Downtown Pensacola on any given Saturday morning and you’ll find dozens of local farm, food and art vendors and cheerful shoppers at the weekly Palafox Market.

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