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8060 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Pharmacy is a bit tricky to find on Restaurant Row—you have to take an elevator to the clean modern space. All the dishes are made from organic food sourced from local farms. The season-driven menu changes, but you'll always leave feeling...
429 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
In the land of piña coladas and light beers, The Other Side cocktail lounge is chiseling out new booze territory one ice globe at a time. Drinks, loosely inspired by the Keys, are like nothing else on the island. There’s the frothy...
410 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Family owned since 1986 Pepe's is the best spot in Key West for authentic Cuban cuisine. Every night at sunset the Caribe of Key West, the only local salsa band, perform. While one of their most popular dishes is the shredded pork with yellow rice...
301 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Part restaurant, part historical site, and part brewery, this spot is as diverse as the people who love it. Kelly's is located in the original Pan American Airways office and is home to a local writers library. While dining there be sure to try...
901 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Located on the site of a historic 1928 garage and gas station, Boca Bar and Kitchen is now a community-centric restaurant and bar that partners with local farmers. The menu is designed to highlight sustainable, fresh, and organic ingredients....
2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
Founded in 1905 as a small café serving Cuban coffee and sandwiches to local cigar factory workers, the family-owned-and-operated Columbia has grown into an iconic Spanish restaurant that has been visited by generations of Tampa residents and...
609 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
It may seem oxymoronic, but healthy fast food is the name of the game at Evos. There’s no more guilt when stopping for fries when they are organic, air-baked, and environmentally sound. The fact that it's a chain should not dissuade you from...
901 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Farm-to-table restaurants are quickly becoming the most sought-after dining experience and a local favorite in South Tampa is Boca. Working with local farmers, Boca’s menu features tried and true favorites, as well as rotating features depending...
2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763, USA
In the winter months, manatees seek the warmer, shallow waters of Blue Springs State Park. An observation deck allows for viewing of the manatees. It's quite a sight—seeing the gentle, endangered species. I was invited to canoe with a manatee...
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo is popular among the diving and snorkeling crowd, with good reason. The first undersea park in the United States boasts a pale-white sunken algae-coated statue of Jesus Christ with outstretched...
88000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
Since the late '60's, this gourmet seafood restaurant has been a popular spot and a tradition in Islamorada. One reason is the well prepared fresh food. Try the yellowtail snapper or the mahi-mahi. The prime steaks are delicious, too. Another big...
97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA
Built in the 1930s as a conch house, Ballyhoo's is open today as a tropical roadhouse... with a very gourmet flair. Famous for stone crab, oysters and fresh fish caught locally, the restaurant is one of those places that should go to the top of...
81600 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
The Morada Bay Beach Cafe on the bay side of Islamorada is the perfect spot for a Keys lunch. Colorful chairs and tables dot the beach; the food is excellent and the restaurant regularly receives fantastic reviews. Try the Wagyu beef burger. It is...
58000 Card Sound Rd, Key Largo, FL 33030, USA
Alabama Jack's is a well known shack on the water on Card Sound Road in Key Largo that serves a good lunch. It is in the middle of nowhere just north of the toll bridge. Alabama Jack's is a great place for lunch. It specializes in fresh, fried...
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