Classic Tallahassee Restaurants

Over the years, Tallahassee has been home to many longstanding popular eateries. At left are the dining listings for some of those gone-but-not-forgotten local restaurants, exactly as they appeared in print when they ran in Tallahassee Magazine. There’s one listing for each of the first 18 years of our magazine’s existence.


The Upper Crust (1979)

Lunch: Quiches and crepes; Dinner: lamb, veal, steaks and seafood. Informal to formal attire. Reservations taken. Credit cards: M, V.; personal checks accepted.

Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri.
Dinner 6:30–10 p.m., Tues.–Thurs.; 6:30–11 p.m., Fri. & Sat.
Champagne Seated Brunch,
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Sun.
Carriage Gate, 893-5913


Talquin Inn (1980)

Spaghetti, seafood, steak. Casual dress. Credit cards not accepted. Local checks accepted.
5–11 p.m., Mon.–Sat.
2759 W. Tennessee St., 576-9193.


Andrew’s 2nd Act (1981)

Continental cuisine. Informal to formal attire. No reservations accepted for lunch. Reservations required for dinner. Credit cards: M, V.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
Dinner 5:30 p.m.–1 a.m., Mon.–Fri.; 6 p.m.–1 a.m., Sat. & Sun.
Special entrée $5.50 (4 selections) 5:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
102 W. Jefferson, 222-2759


Bird Cage Tea Room (1982)

Salads, soup, hot lunches and desserts. Casual dress. Reservations not needed. Credit cards: V, M, and Rheinauers Charge Card.
11 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Sat.
Rheinauers second floor, Northwood Mall, 1940 N. Monroe St.


Tutto Bene (1983)

Fine steak and northern Italian cuisine. Reservations advisable in the evenings. Credit cards: M, A, V.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Mon.–Fri.;
Dinner: 6 p.m.–11:30 p.m., Mon.–Sat.
Corner of Adams and Jefferson, 222-2759.


Brothers Three Restaurant (1984)

Steak and seafood served in Old English atmosphere. Casual dress. Reservations needed only for parties of 5 or more. Credit cards: A, M, V.
5–11 p.m., Mon.–Fri.; 5–midnight, Sat.
Hwy. 27 near I-10, 386-4193


Good Time Charlie’s (1985)

Cajun and Southern cooking. Casual dress. Reservations for groups necessary. Credit cards: ALL.
11 a.m.–11 p.m., Mon.–Sat., noon–11 p.m., Sun.
1426 W. Tennessee St., 222-5073


Flamingo Café (1986)

Casual dress. Reservations not needed. Credit cards: M, V.
11 a.m.–2 a.m., Fri.–Sat, 4 p.m.–midnight, Sun.
525 W. Tennessee St.


Chez Pierre (1987)

French food, including pastries. Casual dress. Credit cards: M, V, A.
Pastries sold from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,
Lunch 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Mon.–Sat.,
Reservations taken for Fri. & Sat. evenings.
115 N. Adams St., 222-0936.


The Bagel Peddler/New York Deli (1988)

N.Y. overstuffed deli sandwiches, fresh salads, N.Y. cheesecake. Eight famous triple-whipped cream cheese spreads, 10 varieties of bagels, fresh baked specialty breads. Breakfasts: Jumbo omelets. Credit cards: NONE. Open seven days.
1410 Market St. (The Pavilions). 668-2345.


Bascom’s Wedge & Wineglass (1989)

American Classic cuisine. Specialties prime western beef, fresh Florida seafood, specialty chicken & old world pasta dishes.
Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Gourmet shop: cheese and wines, gift baskets, meats and pates. Catering.
1355 Market St. at the Verandas. 893-4474.


Scales & Tails (1990)

Fresh seafood. Maine lobster and pasta. Beer and wine available. Reasonable prices. Casual attire. Credit cards: M, V.
Lunch Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–2 p.m.;
dinner 4 p.m.–10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
Reservations accepted for five or more.
1355 Market St., off Timberlane Road; 668-0513.


Silver Slipper (1991)

Tallahassee’s oldest and finest steak house celebrates their 50 year anniversary. Serving charbroiled Iowa steaks and fresh seafood. Private dining rooms available. Casual dress. Credit cards: All.
Mon.–Sat. 5–11 p.m.
531 Scott’s Lane, 386-9366.


Charley Mac’s (1992)

Seafood, chicken, specialty pasta, steaks. Proper casual attire. Credit cards: M, V, A.
Hours: Mon. 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Tues.–Thurs. 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. 5–10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (buffet brunch).
Lounge open Mon.–Sat. 5 p.m.–until.
1700 Halstead Blvd. (oneblock off Thomasville Rd. on Capital Circle, N.E.) 893-0522.
accepted for parties of five or more.


Nicholson Farm House (1993)

Historical dining in a unique atmosphere. Specializing in steaks, also serving chicken and seafood.
Tues.–Sat. 4–10 p.m. Credit cards: M, V.
State Road 12, 3½ miles west of Havana. 539-5931.


Cross Creek (1994)

Casual country setting specializing in Florida-style country and coastal fare serving fresh seafood, beef and chicken. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available. Open seven days a week from 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Credit cards: M, V. local checks. 6725 Mahan Drive. 877-4130.


Trio (1995)

An Italian American Grill featuring fresh homemade pasta dishes; pizza baked in authentic Italian wood burning stove; seafood, steak and chicken entrees. Call ahead for pizza, homemade pastas and sauces, desserts and fresh baked breads to go. Take out available.

Mon.–Thurs. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.–Mid; Sun. 11:30 a.m.– 9 p.m.
1495 Market St. 668-5020


Nino (1996)

Homemade continental favorites (Italian, German, seafood, steaks, nightly specials) served in a quaint cottage on a hill. Area’s largest wine selection by bottle or glass with full-service bar. Reservations suggested. Credit cards: All. Local checks.
Banquet seating for 10-100. Tues.–Thurs. 5–10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5–11 p.m.

6497 Apalachee Parkway. 878-8141