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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. For oysters and hush puppies, swing by the Shell Oyster Bar, a hole in the wall, cash-only eatery with friendly servers and excellent (albeit mostly fried) food. 

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, a popular burger joint known for its specialty burgers, which range from the roasted red pepper and bacon-topped "The Panhandler" to the peanut butter and bacon-covered "PB&J." 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 different than a burger.

For a more upscale menu with a chic atmosphere to match, try The Edison, which showcases Florida regional cuisine in a former power station. Cypress Restaurant, another fine dining favorite, features local seafood like diver scallops and grouper paella alongside cuts of steak.

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  • #1
    Backwoods Crossing
    #1 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 492 reviewsTripadvisor (492)
    $ - $$ | American
    6725 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308-1413
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  • #2
    Kool Beanz Cafe
    #2 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1153 reviewsTripadvisor (1153)
    $ - $$ | 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 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 270 reviewsTripadvisor (270)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2500 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4978
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  • #4
    Wells Brothers Bar and Grill
    #4 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 473 reviewsTripadvisor (473)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1710 W Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303-4442
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  • #5
    Midtown Caboose
    #5 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 303 reviewsTripadvisor (303)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1406 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5642
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  • #6
    Shula's 347 Grill
    #6 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 584 reviewsTripadvisor (584)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    415 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1257
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  • #7
    Azu Lucy Ho's
    #7 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 265 reviewsTripadvisor (265)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    3220 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311-5200
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  • #8
    Georgio's Fine Food & Spirits
    #8 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 546 reviewsTripadvisor (546)
    $ - $$ | Seafood
    2971 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-3609
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  • #9
    Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille
    #9 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 860 reviewsTripadvisor (860)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Grill
    301 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1706
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  • #10
    Cabo's Island Grill and Bar
    #10 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 458 reviewsTripadvisor (458)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American
    1221 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4543
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  • #11
    Ted's Montana Grill
    #11 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 972 reviewsTripadvisor (972)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1954 Village Green Way, Tallahassee, FL 32308-3800
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  • #12
    Cypress Restaurant
    #12 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 282 reviewsTripadvisor (282)
    $$ | American
    320 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-7626
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  • #13
    Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
    #13 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 228 reviewsTripadvisor (228)
    $ | American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
    325 N Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1311
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  • #14
    Sage
    #14 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 340 reviewsTripadvisor (340)
    $$ | Cafe, American
    3534 Maclay Blvd S, Tallahassee, FL 32312-3914
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  • #15
    Masa
    #15 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 294 reviewsTripadvisor (294)
    $ - $$ | Sushi, Asian, Japanese
    1650 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5533
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  • #16
    Grub Burger Bar
    #16 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 181 reviewsTripadvisor (181)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    3425 Thomasville Rd Suite 21, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3493
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  • #17
    Bella Bella
    #17 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 352 reviewsTripadvisor (352)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    123 E 5th Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6122
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  • #18
    Shell Oyster Bar
    #18 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 139 reviewsTripadvisor (139)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    14 Famu Way, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4357
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  • #19
    Maple Street Biscuit Company- FSU
    #19 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 124 reviewsTripadvisor (124)
    $ | American
    1600 W Call St Suite 114, Tallahassee, FL 32304-4957
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  • #20
    Canopy Road Cafe
    #20 of 797 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 225 reviewsTripadvisor (225)
    $ - $$ | Diner, American, Cafe
    1913 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303-4725
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