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Pensacola Beach - where to eat?

Old Aug 18, 19, 2:59 pm
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Pensacola Beach - where to eat?

We have an upcoming beach weekend at Pensacola Beach. Looking for dining suggestions. Open to all ideas, casual to nice.

(The only thread I could find dated back to 2011).
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Old Aug 18, 19, 4:25 pm
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Not Pensacola Beach, but Pensacola: we had a really nice dinner at the unfortunately named, but very good, Urban Swinery at 19 Palafox Place. We spent just one day in PB and didn’t eat anything more ambitious than French fries and frozen drinks
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Old Aug 18, 19, 4:36 pm
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We enjoyed The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach the last couple of times we stayed in Pensacola Beach.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 1:14 am
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Hemingway’s at Quietwater Beach boardwalk is nice. I’ve heard some positive things about Shaggy’s but haven’t eaten there myself.
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Old Aug 21, 19, 5:56 pm
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Peg Leg Pete’s is a tourist favorite and the quality of food is worthwhile. Unfortunately, it’s usually an hour wait to get in the door. Vast majority of the restaurant is open air, no A/C.

Hemingways has, or used to have, dollar fish tacos on Wednesday nights.

Red Fish Blue Fish is great for kids. Appetizers are really good. Entire restaurant is open air with no A/C. Lots of beach games... cornhole, giant Jenga, etc.

Shaggy’s and The Frisky Dolphin are above average fried seafood shacks. Get a triggerfish basket. Mix of indoor/outdoor with A/C.

Flounders is a beach favorite. Their drinks will get you drunk. Mix of indoor/outdoor. They have a good playground if you have kids.

Grand Marlin is a beautiful space, but the price doesn’t match the quality. Mix of indoor/outdoor with A/C.

Native Cafe is about the only place open for breakfast. It fills up quickly and is very good. All indoors.

In downtown Pensacola....

Iron is my favorite restaurant in a 3-hour radius. Seriously amazing food.

Union Public House is very, very good.

McGuires is a must-do, just to say you did it. Be prepared for an hour wait.

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Old Aug 23, 19, 5:15 pm
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Let me know now if I can answer any questions!
I have two:

Any recommendations for Gulf Breeze?

Is Captain Joey’s Deli still open?
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Old Aug 23, 19, 9:42 pm
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I have two:

Any recommendations for Gulf Breeze?

Is Captain Joey’s Deli still open?
Not much in the way of dining in GB. There’s good Thai food as you go towards Navarre.

Captain Joey’s Deli? Never heard of it. Now, Captain Joey Patti’s Seafood? Yes, alive and well and exceptionally popular.
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Old Aug 23, 19, 10:18 pm
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Captain Joey’s Deli? Never heard of it. Now, Captain Joey Patti’s Seafood? Yes, alive and well and exceptionally popular.
That’s it. A friend took me there for lunch about 7 years ago. It’s associated with a seafood market as I recall.
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Recapping our weekend meals...

Saturday night, Peg Leg Pete's was showing 90 minutes. We ended up at Casino Beach Bar & Grill, next to the pier. I enjoyed a nice piece of grouper; my GF got a surf and truf with a surprisingly great steak and a very overcooked lobster tail. Lovely setting with outdoor patio seating abutting the sand.

Monday night, we went to Paradise bar & grill, picked for the music and not the food. Bar food/seafood shack-y menu, we ordered some fried shrimp to munch on and they were terrific. Then back to Casino Beach for some tasty wings.

Tuesday lunch, with the tourists mostly having cleared out, we went to Peg Leg Pete's. Even at this off time, they had a 20 minute wait for a table, but we found some open seats at the bar and ate there. The fried seafood combo platter hit the spot, big enough to share. All very good, though I think the shrimp at Paradise were better.
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Recapping our weekend meals...

Saturday night, Peg Leg Pete's was showing 90 minutes. We ended up at Casino Beach Bar & Grill, next to the pier. I enjoyed a nice piece of grouper; my GF got a surf and truf with a surprisingly great steak and a very overcooked lobster tail. Lovely setting with outdoor patio seating abutting the sand.

Monday night, we went to Paradise bar & grill, picked for the music and not the food. Bar food/seafood shack-y menu, we ordered some fried shrimp to munch on and they were terrific. Then back to Casino Beach for some tasty wings.

Tuesday lunch, with the tourists mostly having cleared out, we went to Peg Leg Pete's. Even at this off time, they had a 20 minute wait for a table, but we found some open seats at the bar and ate there. The fried seafood combo platter hit the spot, big enough to share. All very good, though I think the shrimp at Paradise were better.
Hope you enjoyed your time on our beautiful beaches!
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