Tallahassee Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Tallahassee

Like many other southern cities, casual American cuisine dominates the Tallahassee dining scene. However, because seafood reigns supreme in Florida, many Tallahassee eateries also offer a variety of fresh seafood dishes.

Locals and visitors alike rave about the laid-back eatery Kool Beanz Cafe, which cooks up funky American dishes like the mojo spiced chicken, country fried chicken and linguine with crawdads (or crawfish as they're more commonly known outside of the South). Kool Beanz also offers a sizable beer and wine menu.

Another local favorite is Wells Brothers Bar and Grill, home of the "Best Burger in Tallahassee" according to FSView & Florida Flambeau. The popular burger joint is known for its specialty burgers, which range from the roasted red pepper and bacon-topped "The Panhandler" to the peanut butter and bacon-covered "The Lip Smacker." For those looking to blend in with the locals, try "The Gator-Hater," a classic burger with bacon and cheese that pays homage to Tallahassee's own Florida State University. Wells Brothers also offers pizza, salads and other casual fare for those looking for something other than a burger.

Find the Best Restaurants in Tallahassee

  • #1
    Backwoods Crossing
    #1 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 387 reviewsTripAdvisor (387)
    $ - $$ | American, Asian
    6725 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308-1413
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  • #2
    Kool Beanz Cafe
    #2 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1102 reviewsTripAdvisor (1102)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    921 Thomasville Rd Local Eatery with daily menu changes, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6219
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  • #3
    The Bada Bean
    #3 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 251 reviewsTripAdvisor (251)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2500 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4978
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  • #4
    Wells Brothers Bar and Grill
    #4 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 453 reviewsTripAdvisor (453)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1710 W Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303-4442
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  • #5
    Sage
    #5 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 321 reviewsTripAdvisor (321)
    $$ | Cafe, American
    3534 Maclay Blvd S, Tallahassee, FL 32312-3914
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  • #6
    Cypress Restaurant
    #6 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 267 reviewsTripAdvisor (267)
    $$ | American
    320 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-7626
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  • #7
    Shula's 347 Grill
    #7 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 563 reviewsTripAdvisor (563)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    415 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1257
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  • #8
    Azu Lucy Ho's
    #8 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 249 reviewsTripAdvisor (249)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    3220 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311-5200
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  • #9
    Midtown Caboose
    #9 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 265 reviewsTripAdvisor (265)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1406 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5642
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  • #10
    Georgio's Fine Food & Spirits
    #10 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 513 reviewsTripAdvisor (513)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean
    2971 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-3609
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  • #11
    Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille
    #11 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 800 reviewsTripAdvisor (800)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Grill
    301 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1706
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  • #12
    Cabo's Island Grill and Bar
    #12 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 447 reviewsTripAdvisor (447)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Seafood
    1221 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4543
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  • #13
    Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
    #13 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 214 reviewsTripAdvisor (214)
    $ | American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
    325 N Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1311
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  • #14
    Ted's Montana Grill
    #14 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 938 reviewsTripAdvisor (938)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1954 Village Green Way, Tallahassee, FL 32308-3800
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  • #15
    Masa
    #15 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 283 reviewsTripAdvisor (283)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
    1650 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5533
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  • #16
    Bella Bella
    #16 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 335 reviewsTripAdvisor (335)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    123 E 5th Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6122
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  • #17
    Shell Oyster Bar
    #17 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 133 reviewsTripAdvisor (133)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    114 Oakland Ave # A, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4314
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  • #18
    Grub Burger Bar
    #18 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 170 reviewsTripAdvisor (170)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    3425 Thomasville Rd Suite 21, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3493
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  • #19
    Sweet Pea Cafe
    #19 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 108 reviewsTripAdvisor (108)
    $ | American, Cafe
    832 W Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5355
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  • #20
    Sahara Greek Lebanese
    #20 of 947 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
    1241 E Lafayette St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4518
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