Coastal Southern Fare with International Flare
Whether traveling for business, vacationing with family, or road tripping with friends, there’s no better way to connect with a new place than by indulging in local fare.
Much of our character is rooted in the cuisine and spirits native to the area –– along with the people who operate and frequent these establishments. Pensacola Beach serves up some of the freshest seafood and most breathtaking views around, yet there’s much more to our culinary roots to discover.
Located in the Soundside Market, Water Pig BBQ serves up classic Southern dishes with contemporary flare plus million-dollar views of the beach and bay. From low-and-slow smoked BBQ to homemade sides, the Pig’s award-winning pitmaster fuses timeless southern staples with modern flavors that make for a truly unique dining experience.
Famous for having the “best backyard on the beach,” Red Fish Blue Fish boasts a festive atmosphere, pet-friendly accommodations, and breathtaking waterfront views. Committed to conservation, you’ll find the freshest, sustainably sourced seafood on the coast as well as colorful reclaimed building materials and solar panels (but no plastic straws).
This culinary gem fuses Japanese dishes with modern American cooking techniques. Just as unique as the plates are Bonsai’s luxurious cocktails, crafted to pair perfectly with each dish on the menu. Located inside the Hilton, Bonsai delivers an unforgettable dining adventure that no visitor should miss.
Welcome to breakfast, lunch, and dinner –– elevated. Located inside the Hilton, H20 features the freshest Tuscan-inspired fare, locally inspired cocktails, and gorgeous gulf-front views. With Chef Omar Torres at the helm, you can expect creative dishes, a spirit of Southern hospitality, and a business philosophy that prioritizes community farmers, local artisans, and giving back.
This vibrant, surf-themed sports bar serves up American comfort food in a spirited atmosphere. With dozens of jumbo screens in all directions, you’ll be able to catch your favorite games, matches, and tournaments as you enjoy family-friendly fare, frosty beverages, and great service. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily.
Located steps away from some of the world’s whitest beaches, UFO’s is fun for the whole family. (Even the ones you think might actually be from outer space.) Our cosmic course features 18 holes and one giant leap for mankind. An ice cream bar and arcade make UFO’s the perfect place for a party, or just some fun in the sun. By night, join us for a golf course light show set to the aliens’ favorite tunes.
The best place on the island, Laguna’s Beach Bar + Grill serves Fat Tuesday frozen drinks, brick oven pizza and tasty beach bites from a unique menu. Sit back, relax and enjoy amazing food + ice cold drinks while listening to live music on the tiki deck during the summer or watching your favorite sports team on the island’s largest outdoor TV screen all year round. We are the go-to location for things to do on Pensacola Beach. Have some fun in the sun in an environment that welcomes you to relax and enjoy the energy of the island.
Nestled just beside the bridge as you come into Pensacola Beach, The Grand Marlin boasts a sophisticated waterside dining experience. Stop by for a relaxing sunset drenched happy hour or have date night over fresh catch seafood and coastal favorites.
As the name suggests, Native Cafe is a locally adored restaurant that serves up locally inspired fare. Open for both breakfast and lunch, Native Cafe has your daytime hunger dilemma solved.
Peg Leg Pete’s, a place that originally only sold oysters and shrimp, has since become a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Well-known for its oyster bar and fresh catch specials, Peg Leg Pete’s is the place to be for seafood.
Perched on the sound side of the island, Flounder’s is a Pensacola Beach staple. Whether you arrive by boat or foot, this outdoor restaurant and bar offers live music, beach volleyball, and the infamous Diesel Fuel.
Frisky Dolphin is a Pensacola Beach local favorite. Overlooking the Pensacola Beach marina, enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the bay and delicious drinks on their outdoor deck.
Savor the flavors and aromas of the crescent city at Cafe NOLA. Their menu features all of the New Orleans classics, including traditional Po’ boy sandwiches on the world famous Gambino’s French Bread, red beans and rice, and crawfish étouffée. Located on the calm, cool sound side of the island, Cafe NOLA is little piece of Louisiana on our slice of paradise.