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Dining & Nightlife

The Pensacola Bay Area has come into its own as a dining destination, and visitors can taste the delectable choices for which Pensacola's restaurants receive acclaim.

Five Pensacola Celebrity Chefs bring their talents to the local dining scene. Eateries range from waterfront and flip-flop casual to truly elegant, and serve dishes as varied as Southern barbecue, fresh local seafood, Cajun specialties and traditional American fare such as succulent steaks and juicy burgers. Some restaurants have been part of the area's history for decades while new franchise establishments thrive near Cordova Mall franchise establishments near the city's two major shopping malls.

Pensacola also offers a lively scene for plenty of fun when the sun goes down. From waterfront watering holes and Irish pubs to sophisticated martini bars and historic venues, there are plenty of places to sip a cocktail and enjoy your vacation.

Make sure you check our busy events calendar for food and wine festivals held throughout the year.

Pensacola Chefs Honor Gulf Cuisine in NYC

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