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Guidebook for Pensacola Beach

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Guidebook for Pensacola Beach

Food Scene
This is the most formal restaurant on the island and is very popular so make a reservation. It has a formal air-conditioned dining room or you can eat in the bar area overlooking the sound. Good selection of cocktails. Plenty of parking.
55
locals recommend
The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
400 Pensacola Beach Boulevard
55
locals recommend
This is the most formal restaurant on the island and is very popular so make a reservation. It has a formal air-conditioned dining room or you can eat in the bar area overlooking the sound. Good selection of cocktails. Plenty of parking.
Great Pizza.
6
locals recommend
Papa's Pizza
400 Quietwater Beach Rd
6
locals recommend
Great Pizza.
This is my favorite restaurant in Pensacola and worth the drive from Pensacola Beach. They have a tapas menu. Great dessert menu. I would recommend a reservation. A bit on the expensive side.
29
locals recommend
Global Grill
27 Palafox Place
29
locals recommend
This is my favorite restaurant in Pensacola and worth the drive from Pensacola Beach. They have a tapas menu. Great dessert menu. I would recommend a reservation. A bit on the expensive side.
Closest grocery store. Also has a good selection of beach necessities.
13
locals recommend
Publix Super Market at Sea Shell Collections
852 Gulf Breeze Parkway
13
locals recommend
Closest grocery store. Also has a good selection of beach necessities.
My favorite breakfast/brunch place in Pensacola. It is located on the main-land just after the bridge. Can be quite busy.
15
locals recommend
Another Broken Egg Cafe
721 E Gregory St
15
locals recommend
My favorite breakfast/brunch place in Pensacola. It is located on the main-land just after the bridge. Can be quite busy.
24
locals recommend
Restaurant Iron
22 North Palafox Street
24
locals recommend
Skopelos at New World
600 S Palafox St
21
locals recommend
The Tin Cow Downtown Pensacola
102 South Palafox Street
21
locals recommend
Drinks & Nightlife
Peg Leg Pete's is always busy and for good reason. Also it is with-in walking distance of the condo so no designated driver needed.
63
locals recommend
Peg Leg Pete's
1010 Fort Pickens Road
63
locals recommend
Peg Leg Pete's is always busy and for good reason. Also it is with-in walking distance of the condo so no designated driver needed.
They have a big selection of alcoholic "slushy" drinks. The best thing about Bamboo Willie's is the live music. This is an adult venue, you will be carded to go in.
8
locals recommend
Bamboo Willie's Beachside Bar
400 Quietwater Beach Rd
8
locals recommend
They have a big selection of alcoholic "slushy" drinks. The best thing about Bamboo Willie's is the live music. This is an adult venue, you will be carded to go in.
15
locals recommend
Sandshaker Lounge
731 Pensacola Beach Boulevard
15
locals recommend
Everything Else
Flounder's has it all. Good food, good selection of drinks, live music, beach. Parking can be difficult in peak season so take the trolley. Located at the boardwalk. Try their onion ring stack, you will only need one to share as it is massive. Complimentary, delicious honey butter rolls.
44
locals recommend
Flounder's Chowder House
800 Quietwater Beach Road
44
locals recommend
Flounder's has it all. Good food, good selection of drinks, live music, beach. Parking can be difficult in peak season so take the trolley. Located at the boardwalk. Try their onion ring stack, you will only need one to share as it is massive. Complimentary, delicious honey butter rolls.
Good selection of eateries for all budgets. Good shops. Easy to get to on the free trolley. Also close to a very quiet, shallow beach that is great for small children and aplace where you can rent jet-skis, etc.
7
locals recommend
Pensacola Beach Boardwalk
7
locals recommend
Good selection of eateries for all budgets. Good shops. Easy to get to on the free trolley. Also close to a very quiet, shallow beach that is great for small children and aplace where you can rent jet-skis, etc.
Arts & Culture
Everybody who visits Pensacola should make the trip out to the Naval Aviation Station. The Aviation museum is fantastic and there is also a lighthouse that you can visit. Great Family day out.
107
locals recommend
Naval Aviation Museum
1750 Radford Blvd
107
locals recommend
Everybody who visits Pensacola should make the trip out to the Naval Aviation Station. The Aviation museum is fantastic and there is also a lighthouse that you can visit. Great Family day out.
Entertainment & Activities
Jet-skis, para-sailing.
Radical Rides
444 Pensacola Beach Blvd
Jet-skis, para-sailing.
Shopping
Beach essentials, beer, basic groceries. Open 24/7/365. Located with-in very easy walking distance of the condo.
Tom Thumb
1000 Fort Pickens Rd
Beach essentials, beer, basic groceries. Open 24/7/365. Located with-in very easy walking distance of the condo.
If you love antique and knick-knack shopping this is the place for you. Great for passing a rainy day.
9
locals recommend
Miles Antique Mall
5109 Bayou Blvd
9
locals recommend
If you love antique and knick-knack shopping this is the place for you. Great for passing a rainy day.
All the usual stores and eateries are located here.
17
locals recommend
Cordova Mall
5100 North 9th Avenue
17
locals recommend
All the usual stores and eateries are located here.
Do you love to cook? If so check out SoGourmet. They have a huge selection of flavored EV olive oils and balsamic vinegars that you can sample before buying. Upstairs they have a cooking store with all sorts of treasures for the home chef. They do cooking classes, too. I like to eat at SoChopped, their on site salad bar.
SoGourmet Pensacola
407 S Palafox St
Do you love to cook? If so check out SoGourmet. They have a huge selection of flavored EV olive oils and balsamic vinegars that you can sample before buying. Upstairs they have a cooking store with all sorts of treasures for the home chef. They do cooking classes, too. I like to eat at SoChopped, their on site salad bar.
I love farmers markets and this one doesn't disappoint. It takes place on Saturday 9am till 2pm. Get there early for the best selection.
47
locals recommend
Palafox Market (on N. Palafox St - between Wright St & Garden St.
North Palafox Street
47
locals recommend
I love farmers markets and this one doesn't disappoint. It takes place on Saturday 9am till 2pm. Get there early for the best selection.
Palafox St is one of America's "10 greatest streets" and has deep roots in the city's past. It has many fine eateries and great boutique stores and galleries. One Friday each month it is closed to traffic for "Gallery Night".
8
locals recommend
South Palafox Street
8
locals recommend
Palafox St is one of America's "10 greatest streets" and has deep roots in the city's past. It has many fine eateries and great boutique stores and galleries. One Friday each month it is closed to traffic for "Gallery Night".
Sightseeing
I take all my out of town family and friends to Fort Pickens, and I haven't met anyone yet who hasn't had a good time there. The Fort and battlements are well preserved with a self guided tour available.
36
locals recommend
Fort Pickens
1400 Fort Pickens Road
36
locals recommend
I take all my out of town family and friends to Fort Pickens, and I haven't met anyone yet who hasn't had a good time there. The Fort and battlements are well preserved with a self guided tour available.