A Taste of Tallahassee

By Visit Tallahassee

A Taste of Tallahassee

Blending traditional Southern cuisine and modern dining with fresh, farm-to-table  fare and craft breweries, Tallahassee is a true epicurean experience. With flavors as unique as the chefs who create them, satisfy your palate at any of our mouth-watering  restaurants or bars. For a robust sampling of Capital City cuisine, we invite you to feast on some of Tallahassee’s most delicious dining from dawn to dark.

 

QUINTESSENTIAL TALLAHASSEE

Andrews Downtown has been serving meals in the shadow of the Capitol for nearly 50 years. Politicians, visitors and locals alike gather for happy hour and a meal on the patio under the shade of a stately magnolia tree.

Other Tallahassee Staples: Table 23, Georgio’s, HopkinsEatery

BRADLEY’S COUNTRY  STORE Located 12 miles from downtown beneath a majestic canopy of oak trees and Spanish moss, is Bradley’s Country Store. A modest building, Bradley’s stands today just as it did when it was erected in 1927. Their trade, plain and simple, is making the best, old-fashioned, country-smoked and fresh sausage, stone-ground grits and preserves money can buy.


SWEET TREATS

The pastries at Au Péché Mignon are more than just delicious, they are small works of art. Handcrafted with care, each pastel colored bite is a tasty tribute to true Parisian flavors.

Other Spots to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth: Lofty PursuitsBig Easy Snowballs, Tasty Pastry Bakery


GET FUNKY

Serving the freshest Gulf oysters, fish and burgers, Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack is a local joint that is not to be missed. Enjoy nightly entertainment, and order oysters on the half shell, steamed or baked with toppings of your choice.

Other Off-The-Beaten-Path Favorites: Shell Oyster Bar, Crum  Box Gastgarden,  Dog et Al

crum box open sign


COLLEGE EATS

From the award winning BLT Dip to Hot Totty and the Madison Mule, Madison Social’s menus feature unique twists on classic pub fare. Located in the heart of CollegeTown, this spot is a must for students, alumni, and anyone that loves great food and good times.

Other Student Favorites: Gordos, Oleans Cafe


FINE DINING

Il Lusso brings a sophisticated metropolitan feel to the downtown Tallahassee dining scene. Hand- crafted pasta and prime steaks, paired with locally sourced ingredients set the stage for an exquisite culinary experience.

Other Luxurious Dining: Sage, Mimis Table, Lucilla, Food Glorious Food, Huntsman


FARM TO TABLE

Backwoods Crossing takes farm-to-table  to the next level by sourcing local fruits, veggies, meats, seafood and wine from local producers and growing their own! What began as a few raised beds in the front lawn to supply the restaurant with fresh herbs has morphed into a full-fledged 3½ acre farmette supplying a cornucopia of fresh produce all year-round.


Tallahassee Foodies

CURATORS OF CAPITAL CITY CUISINE

TallahasseeFoodies.com is the essential source for the inside scoop on local restaurants, food trucks, bars and breweries. This dedicated  group of food lovers is an outstanding  resource to help you decide where to dine in the Capital City.


Black-Owned Restaurants

Black-owned restaurants are an essential part of Tallahassee cuisine and culture. Whether you’re craving Southern-style cooking, fresh seafood or something sweet, Tallahassee has a wide selection of restaurants to satisfy your appetite. There is no better way to support local than to fill your belly and your soul while doing it.

EARLEY’S KITCHEN

For over 30 years, Earley’s Kitchen has been dishing up good ol’ Southern country cooking for breakfast and lunch. “Honest Goodness” helps serve fried chicken, pork chops, made-from-scratch vegetables and desserts — as well as a few extra Savannah-style dishes like shrimp and grits.


GURLIE S LEMONADE AND SWEETS

Gurlies Lemonade & Sweets has made a name for themselves serving their grandma’s secret recipe for homemade drinks and desserts, including their famous fried Oreos recently featured on NBC’s Today Show.

Demetrius Murray and Marquis Williams, Owners

 

LEOLAS CRAB SHACK

Bring your appetite when you visit Leola’s Crab Shack. Their menu is stacked with a variety of crab trays, wings and golden-fried seafood. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or dinner for the entire family, Leola’s Crab Shack has delicious options from both land and sea.

 

OLEAN’S CAFÉ

For over 20 years, Olean’s Café has proudly served Southern cooking from the soul. Located directly across from FAMU’s campus, Olean’s Café has been a staple for Rattlers and Southern food lovers alike, including then-Vice President Joe Biden who stopped by while on the campaign trail. If you’re looking for soul food with heart, Olean’s is the place to go.

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