Dive on in to find the locals guide to the best waterfront views of the city and the tastes that accompany it.

Downtown Pensacola:

From food trucks, pub fare, and down-home casual eateries to white-tablecloth establishments, downtown is the heart – and palate – of Pensacola. No matter what you're craving, Pensacola’s downtown restaurants satisfy any mood. So go forth, discover your favorites and enjoy every bite with a beautiful waterfront view at these locations. Nestled at the end of the historic Palafox Pier, you can find Jaco's Bayfront Bar and Grille. While wining and dining, enjoy the passing of yachts coming in and out of the marina and a gentle Bay breeze. Seeking a delightful waterfront meal in an casual atmosphere with plenty of fresh seafood options?  Visit Nick’s Boathouse set peacefully on the bay! The Oar House is just minutes from downtown Pensacola on scenic Bayou Chico, overlooking Bahia Mar Marina. Come watch the world go by on The Deck, enjoy the passing boats, observe the wildlife, and at no extra charge-- soak up spectacular sunsets. A unique Pensacola tradition, this three-in-one establishment  of the Pensacola Fish House, Atlas Oyster House and The Deck Bar offers a variety of choices in an assortment of spaces overlooking the Pensacola Bay Bridge. 

Raising a toast at Jaco's in downtown Pensacola

Pensacola Beach: Family Friendly With A View 

No shoes? No shirt? No problem." Pensacola Beach restaurants take this famous motto to heart when it comes to sandy-toed, casual dining experiences. Maybe that’s why this small beach town is the ultimate laid-back destination along the Gulf Coast. After all, the last thing any vacationer needs to worry about is a fancy dress code, right? So grab your flip-flops, your families of all ages, your appetite and prepare for some beachylicious noshing right on the water.

Family dining at Red Fish Blue Fish

Pensacola Beach: Fine Dining With A View

Sometimes, when you’re on vacation, you just want to get dressed up for a night on the town, including a fine dining venue where the food, service and ambiance will help create the memory of a lifetime.

Pensacola Beach is fortunate to have several such eateries. Here is a sampling of some of the best. From The Grand Marlins upscale dining experience and fresh seafood, or Bonsais unique, sophisticated Japanese contemporary dining to Drifts modern coastal cuisine there is truly something for everyone's taste buds to thank you! Call ahead for availability/reservations and dress code.

Beach Dining

Perdido Key:

Spanish for "lost island," Perdido Key holds true to its roots as it remains a Southern sanctuary. Stretching along the far western shores of Florida, and the far eastern shores of Alabama, Perdido Key has a unique advantage as the perfect island destination, with decadent island eats. Let your tastebuds explore all that Perdido has to offer!

Perdido Key