ANDREWS CAPITAL GRILL
Among the downtown's
professional and political crowd, Andrews is a favorite for its hearty
and delicious American fare of burgers, barbecue, grilled chicken and
steaks. Casual atmosphere complete with concrete floors, televisions
and a lively bar scene. Dine inside or outside on the sidewalk patio.
Live entertainment is offered some nights. Prices range from $6 to
Adams St Commons, 228 S
Adams St, Tallahassee
Seafood is the star
here! Bill's features such favorites as mahimahi, grouper, tuna,
shrimp and oysters prepared char-grilled, steamed, over pasta alfredo
or in the skillet with kielbasa sausage. You can also enjoy a lively
raw oyster bar. The decor is nautical with a casual atmosphere that is
often loud. After dinner, head downstairs for a spirited game of
billiards, for lively dancing or for lighthearted karaoke singing.
Kids eat free on Sundays. Prices range from $8 to $20.
1830 N Monroe St,
MOM AND DAD'S ITALIAN
From the moment you
open the door, pleasing aromas of freshly baked Italian bread and
savory oregano will make your mouth water. All pastas are made fresh
daily. Delicious food and hearty portions guarantee that you will
leave here satisfied. Reservations not accepted.
4175 Apalachee Pkwy,
NICHOLSON FARM HOUSE
Located just over
three miles west of Havana, this cozy cottage is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Prepared are wet-aged steaks
cooked over an open flame that are guaranteed to make you come back
for more. For less hearty appetites, this eatery offers a variety of
chicken, chops, shrimp and fish dishes. Casual atmosphere where bowls
of boiled peanuts serve as the table centerpieces and brown-bagging is
allowed. (No alcohol is served on the premises.) After dinner, take a
mule-drawn wagon ride around the farm for a bit of history and
nostalgia. Prices range $10 to $25. Reservations strongly recommended.
202 Coca Cola Ave,
THE BUCKHEAD BREWERY AND GRILL
Enjoy traditional American food
such as steak, seafood and wild game in a lodge-like setting. Winner
of two international beer awards for its microbrews. Prices range from
$10 to $29.
1900 Capital Cir NE,
THE OAKS RESTAURANT
Locals know where to get great
seafood. They simply visit The Oaks. This place has people lined up
for its fresh seafood which includes Florida lobster and shrimp done
up in a variety of ways. Also, you're in the South, so don't forget to
try the grits! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Prices range from $8 to $20.
52 Coastal Hwy (Hwy 98),
This laid-back eatery began in
Key West in the 1930s and was a favorite hangout of Ernest Hemingway.
Sloppy Joe's can be found now in four other Florida cities including
Tallahassee. The menu offers up the traditional island seafood fare,
but it is really famous for its "Sloppy Joe" sandwich, a fluffy bun
piled high with shredded smoked pork and Sloppy's own BBQ sauce. Add
live entertainment and a drink list that includes such concoctions as
"Sloppy Rita" and "Hemingway Hammer," and you have yourself one fun
place to visit! Prices range from $6 to $15.
301 S Bronough St,
ANDREW'S 2ND ACT
Located in the political
district, this restaurant has a reputation for serving a delicious
variety of traditional Continental favorites including fine cuts of
beef, veal and fresh seafood prepared with only the freshest
ingredients. This place has earned the reputation of being one of the
best in the area.
228 S Adams St,
Dick Anthony's elegant
trattoria serves authentic Italian cuisine with great panache.
Generous portions of savory pasta dishes as well as steaks and poultry
are offered in an intimate atmosphere of private booths and quaint
tables. You can choose from an extensive wine list that features
Italian and American vintages by the glass or by the bottle. Heavenly
desserts. No wonder this is such a favorite among the natives!
1950 Thomasville Rd,
Betton Pl Shops, Tallahassee 850-224-1447
Gourmet California cuisine,
over eight hundred vintage wines and a luscious dessert menu make this
an excellent fine dining choice. This establishment also boasts an
elegant bar that has become a favorite among Tallahassee professionals
and politicians. The European atmosphere lends itself to being the
perfect place to unwind at the end of the day.
1019 N Monroe St,
Located at 6th
Avenue, this fine eatery serves authentic French cuisine in a chic,
art-infused environment making this a great choice. Chef Eric Favier
and his wife and partner, Karen Cooley, entice you with a number of
creative entrees that tempt the sight as well as the palate. A very
nice wine list that features French and Californian wines. Dine inside
or outside on the lovely patio. No smoking except on the front porch
where you can enjoy a cigar with your favorite after dinner libation.
Also serves a sumptuous Sunday brunch. Reservations strongly
1215 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee
Located off North
Monroe Street, one block south of Tallahassee Mall. If you have an
affinity for Black Angus steaks, this is an excellent choice. The
award-winning menu also offers delectable seafood, veal and lamb
selections. Whether you choose to dine in one of the private booths
with the curtains drawn or to enjoy the live entertainment offered in
the lounge, the Silver Slipper is sure to please. Many famous faces
have passed through here over the years. Reservations are essential.
Prices range from $15 to $30.
531 Scott's Ln,
THE PLANTATION ROOM
Located just off the
Radisson's gracious lobby, this fine dining establishment serves
classic cuisine amid elegant surroundings.
Radisson Hotel, 415
North Monroe St, Tallahassee
CHAPIN DINING ROOM
An elegant dining
experience featuring crisp, white linen table cloths, crystal, fine
china, silver and a delectable gourmet Southern menu. The professional
white-gloved wait staff cater to your every need. Add to all that the
delectable desserts, the weekend wine tastings and the live musical
entertainment, and you have excellent incentive to make the drive
north. Reservations required.
301 Showboat Ln, Melhana
Plantation, Thomasville 912-226-2290