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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 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 410 reviewsTripAdvisor (410)
    $ - $$ | American, Asian
    6725 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308-1413
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  • #2
    The Bada Bean
    #2 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 256 reviewsTripAdvisor (256)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2500 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4978
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  • #3
    Kool Beanz Cafe
    #3 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1109 reviewsTripAdvisor (1109)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    921 Thomasville Rd Local Eatery with daily menu changes, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6219
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  • #4
    Wells Brothers Bar and Grill
    #4 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 456 reviewsTripAdvisor (456)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1710 W Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303-4442
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  • #5
    Cypress Restaurant
    #5 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 270 reviewsTripAdvisor (270)
    $$ | American
    320 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-7626
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  • #6
    Shula's 347 Grill
    #6 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 567 reviewsTripAdvisor (567)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    415 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1257
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  • #7
    Georgio's Fine Food & Spirits
    #7 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 517 reviewsTripAdvisor (517)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean
    2971 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-3609
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  • #8
    Azu Lucy Ho's
    #8 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 251 reviewsTripAdvisor (251)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    3220 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311-5200
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  • #9
    Midtown Caboose
    #9 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 276 reviewsTripAdvisor (276)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1406 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5642
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  • #10
    Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille
    #10 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 815 reviewsTripAdvisor (815)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Grill
    301 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1706
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  • #11
    Sage
    #11 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 328 reviewsTripAdvisor (328)
    $$ | Cafe, American
    3534 Maclay Blvd S, Tallahassee, FL 32312-3914
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  • #12
    Cabo's Island Grill and Bar
    #12 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 450 reviewsTripAdvisor (450)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Seafood
    1221 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4543
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  • #13
    Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack
    #13 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    $ | American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
    325 N Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1311
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  • #14
    Ted's Montana Grill
    #14 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 940 reviewsTripAdvisor (940)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    1954 Village Green Way, Tallahassee, FL 32308-3800
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  • #15
    Masa
    #15 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 287 reviewsTripAdvisor (287)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
    1650 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5533
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  • #16
    Bella Bella
    #16 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 338 reviewsTripAdvisor (338)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    123 E 5th Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6122
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  • #17
    Shell Oyster Bar
    #17 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 134 reviewsTripAdvisor (134)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    114 Oakland Ave # A, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4314
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  • #18
    Grub Burger Bar
    #18 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 171 reviewsTripAdvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    3425 Thomasville Rd Suite 21, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3493
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  • #19
    Sweet Pea Cafe
    #19 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 109 reviewsTripAdvisor (109)
    $ | American, Cafe
    832 W Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303-5355
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  • #20
    Sahara Greek Lebanese
    #20 of 949 Places to Eat in Tallahassee
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 129 reviewsTripAdvisor (129)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
    1241 E Lafayette St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4518
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