Tallahassee Dining Guide

Pricing key: $ = Up to $10, $$ = $10 – $15, $$$ = $15 and up 


Gourmet Specialty

A La Provence    $$$
French. A rich décor and graceful atmosphere creates a memorable dining experience at A La Provence, offering French-Mediterranean cuisine, including Crepes De Mer and Escargot de Bourgogne. A complimentary treat of amuse bouche, a bite-size appetizer, allows chefs to show off their culinary skills to guests. 1415 Timberlane Road. Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri., Dinner 5:30–9:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat. (850) 329-6870

A.J. Sports Bar & Grill     $
American. This hangout spot is known for its sandwiches, backyard burgers and flavored wings. Watch sports from one of their 50 flat screens, shoot some pool or play darts, or enjoy happy hour. 1800 W. Tennessee St. 5 p.m.–2 a.m. Mon.-Fri. and noon–2 a.m. Sat.-Sun. (850) 681-0731

Andrew’s 228     $$$
American and Italian. A chic urban restaurant serving signature blends of creative American and Italian cuisine. Named one of the Top 20 Restaurants in Florida three years in a row by Florida Trend and “Best Romantic Restaurant” by Tallahassee Magazine in 2008. Private rooms are available for banquets and meetings. 228 S. Adams St. 6-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 6-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (850) 222-3444.

Andrew’s Capital Grill and Bar     $$
American. Andrew’s has been a Downtown landmark for 35 years. An energetic, casual, see-and-be-seen spot. House favorites include Capital Dip, Hamburgers, Chicken Quesadillas, Mediterranean Pasta, Cedar Plank Salmon and Chicken Fiorentina. Downtown delivery. 228 S. Adams St. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; Brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. (850) 222-3444/Fax (850) 222-2433.

Another Broken Egg Café     $$
American. Made-to-order items using the finest ingredients, cooked to your liking. Voted Tallahassee’s best seven times, including the 2010 award for “Best Breakfast and Best Brunch.” Tallahassee’s second location open in Evening Rose at 5740 Austin Davis Ave. 3500 Kinhega Drive.
7 a.m.–2 p.m. Tue.–Sun. (850) 907-3447.

Café Cabernet     $$
Fusion. Wine lovers will enjoy this restaurant featuring more than 500 different wine labels. The menu offers guests unique dishes such as Walnut Crusted Scallops and Cajun Pork Medallions. Honored by the readers of Tallahassee Magazine for “Best Wine List” in 2008. 1019 N. Monroe St. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat. (850) 224-0322.

Chez Pierre     $$$
French. French and Southern hospitality converge at Chez Pierre, which offers gourmet cuisine sure to please when you want to make a good impression. From the signature Crepes Poulet to delicious grilled duck breast and fresh-ground Australian lamb burgers, the restaurant earned “Best Happy Hour” and Best Outdoor Dining” honors by the readers of Tallahassee Magazine in 2010. Live music accompanies your meal most nights of the week. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. 1215 Thomasville Rd. (850) 222-0936.

Circa Sushi     $$
Japanese.  Enjoy delicious Japanese dishes in the fun, modern atmosphere of Tallahassee’s first conveyer belt sushi restaurant. Diners can opt for tableside service and menu selections such as tempura and noodle stir-fry, or they can sit beside the belt and partake of a rotating sushi feast. Catering available. 2819 Mahan Dr. No. 106.  Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; Dinner 5-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (850) 222-4722.

Cypress Restaurant     $$$
New Southern. Voted “Best Fine Dining” by Tallahassee Magazine readers in 2010. Sophisticated Southern regional dining in a contemporary, metropolitan setting. Menu features chef-cut fish and aged meats, fresh in-house preparations, comprehensive wine list and full bar. Valet parking available at night. 320 E. Tennessee St. Dinner only Tues.–Sat. Open at 5 p.m. (850) 513-1100.

Food Glorious Food     $$$
American. Choose from several savory soups, nearly a dozen salads, and a great selection of sandwiches and pastas with hot entrées that represent a variety of world cuisines. Heavenly dessert concoctions — voted “Best Dessert” in 2010 by Tallahassee Magazine readers — will please even the most discriminating diner. 1950 Thomasville Road. Lunch 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat., Dinner 5:30–9:30 p.m. Tues.–Thurs. and Sun., 5:30–10:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat., Closed Mon. for dinner. Sun. Brunch 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (850) 224-9974.

Georgio’s     $$$
American. If owner George Koikos is in the house, count on a visit to your table from him during your meal. His commitment to quality, food, service and a personal touch have contributed to a string of successful restaurants that have attracted a loyal following for more than 44 years. Now with two locations. 3425 Thomasville Road. Opens 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (850) 893-4161 or 2971 Apalachee Parkway. 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (850) 877-3211.

Kitcho Japanese Restaurant     $$
Japanese. Its specialty, sushi, was named the best in Tallahassee in 2006. Step inside Kitcho’s Velvet Lounge for a sip or two of sake as you sit comfortably while waiting for your table. 1415 Timberlane Road. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 5:30-10 p.m. Sat., 5:30-9 p.m. Sun. (850) 893-7686.

Liam’s Restaurant     $$
New American. Eclectic fare with attention to seasonal ingredients. Warm and cozy atmosphere, garden dining (weather permitting), open kitchen and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Local artists’ paintings and Sweet Grass Dairy cheese also available. (Georgia Trend Silver Spoon Award Winner.) 109 E. Jackson St., Thomasville. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tue.-Fri.; Dinner 5:30 p.m.-closing Thu.-Sat.; Full European breakfast 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. (229) 226-9944.

Mockingbird Cafe     $$
Enjoy hand-cut steaks and gulf seafood along with American Regional, Mediterranean Asian and Middle Eastern dishes in an upscale refined atmosphere. Food is fresh, locally purchased and seasonal, made from scratch by talented in-house chefs. Diners will also enjoy delicious seasonal desserts, nightly food and drink specials and live music on weekends. 1225 N. Monroe St. Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., dinner 5:30-10 p.m Mon.-Sat. Bar/lounge 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat. Brunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun. (850) 222-4956.

Mozaik     $$$
New American. Daily specials utilize fresh seafood and local ingredients and an extensive wine selection will suit every taste. Dine inside or out or enjoy Mozaik elsewhere with ever-changing, pre-prepared takeout selections. 1410 Market St., #D1. Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon-Sat., Dinner and bar 5-9:30 p.m., Takeout 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (850) 893-7668.

Sushilicious     $$
Japanese. Modern Japanese and Thai cooking makes Sushilicious the place to enjoy a culinary trip to the Orient. With a six-page menu of makimono, sashimi and special sushi rolls, sushi lovers have plenty of options. You can also enjoy the red and yellow Thai curries, the deep-fried crispy soft shell crab with tempura sauce or the house shrimp with honey-wasabi sauce. 2915 Kerry Forest Pkwy., Suite 604. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner 5-10 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 5-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (850) 906-0400.


Anthony’s Wood Fire Grill       $$
American and Italian. After 26 years in Betton Place, restaurateur Dick Anthony has returned in a new location with a new menu featuring grilled chicken, steak, fish and hamburgers. Italian favorites that made the original Anthony’s so popular have returned on the “First Loves Second Chances” portion of the dinner menu. 1355 Market St. Lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri., Dinner 5–9 p.m. Mon.–Sun., Brunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Sun. (850) 224-1447, anthonyswoodfiregrilltallahassee.com

Azu — a Lucy Ho’s restaurant   $/$$
Oriental. Serving Tallahassee since 1970, Lucy Ho’s offers Japanese style cooking with Cantonese, Sichuan, Hunan, Peking and Taiwanese influences. After nearly four decades, Lucy Ho’s has moved back to the Apalachee Parkway, just east of Capital Circle Southeast, to better serve its customers. Diners will also find a full bar and the freshest sushi. 3220 Apalachee Parkway. Weekdays, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sat., noon–10 p.m.; Sun., noon–9 p.m.

Bella Bella     $$
Italian. Bella Bella’s cozy home-like atmosphere and authentic homemade traditional Italian food make it a midtown dining hotspot. Try their famous Bubble Bread and delicious pasta specials. Catering available. 123 E. 5th Ave. Lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner 5-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (850) 412-1114.

Cabell’s American Bar & Grill   $$
American. Dive into a thick, juicy burger with friends on the comfortable outside deck, or enjoy a mouth-watering filet in the dining room. Private rooms are available for banquets and meetings. 2915-301 Kerry Forest Pkwy. 4–10 p.m. Mon.–Thu., 11a.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat., 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun. (850) 893-8888.

Carlos’ Cuban Café     $$
Spanish. This popular establishment serves delicious Cuban dishes like arroz con pollo, paella and bo bo pork, a spicy pork dish. 402 East Tennessee St. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner Tues.–Thurs. 5:30-9 p.m. and Fri-Sat 5:30-9:30 p.m. (850) 222-8581

Carrabba’s Italian Grill     $$
Italian. The ambiance of the restaurant can romanticize any meal as you sip the best wines around and dine on fresh Italian cuisine. Voted “Best Italian” by the readers of Tallahassee Magazine again in 2010. 2752 Capital Circle NE. 4–10:30 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 4–11:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 3–10 p.m. Sun. (850) 297-1100.

The Crepevine     $
French Fusion. Delicious signature crepes are stuffed with fillings that make them savory or sweet. You can order from the menu, or create your own. Try breakfast-style crepes that are served all day long. The menu at this casual bistro also includes salads and yogurt bowls. 2020 W. Pensacola St., (850) 562-7373; 1304 N. Monroe St., 329-6754. thecrepevine.com

El Jalisco    $$

Mexican. With two–for–one margaritas most nights of the week, where can you go wrong? And the food, named “Best Mexican/Latin American” in 2010, is great too. Endless chips and salsa complement any menu item; the chicken quesadillas and beef tamales will keep you coming back for more. Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–12 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 2022 N. Monroe St. (850) 878-0800.

Hopkins’ Eatery
American. Sandwiches, salads, delicious sweets and more. Once again voted the best place to have lunch by the readers of Tallahassee Magazine in 2010. 1660 N. Monroe St. and 1415 Market St. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. (850) 386-4258, (850) 668-0311.

Jasmine Café and Lounge     $$
Japanese. Discover why readers of Tallahassee Magazine voted Jasmine “Best Sushi” of 2008. Starters like edamame and expertly-prepared rolls range from traditional tuna to surprising creations which can include mango or habanero peppers. 109 E. College Ave. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri. noon-10:30 p.m. Sat. noon-10 p.m. Sun. (850) 681-6868.

Kiku Japanese Fusion          $$
Japanese. With a wide selection of sushi rolls and traditional Japanese dishes, Kiku caters to a variety of tastes. 3491 Thomasville Rd Suite 12.  Open Mon-Thurs 11–2:30pm, 4:30–10pm, Fri 11–2:30pm, 4:30–10:30pm, Sat 12-10:30pm and Sun 12–10. (850) 222-5458.

Kool Beanz       $$/$$$
Fusion. As winner of Tallahassee Magazine’s 2010 “Best Locally Owned” restaurant, this colorful and casual spot has been serving up gourmet dishes since 1996. Diners can expect delicious modern American cuisine, as well as dishes influenced by the worldwide travels of the kitchen staff. Menus change daily so guests can expect something new with each visit. 921 Thomasville Road. Lunch Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Dinner Mon.–Sat. 5:30–10 p.m. (850) 224-2466.

Luna’s Italian Food     $
Italian-American. Gourmet deli sandwiches and pasta dishes to take home. Large selection of imported wine, cheeses, sauces and Italian grocery items – plus Italian gelato. 1122 Thomasville Road. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. (850) 421-5862.

Masa     $-$$
Asian Fusion. This sister restaurant to Lucy Ho’s serves up a creative menu with items such as Chilean Sea Bass Wraps with mango salsa, Tropical Fruit Sweet and Sour Chicken and Japanese tiramisu. Voted “Best Asian” and “Best Sushi” in by Tallahassee Magazine readers in 2010. Enjoy an extensive selection of wine, beer and sake in a dark, original and casual dining setting. 1001 N. Monroe St. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat., Noon–10 p.m. Sunday. (850) 847-0003.

Melting Pot     $$$
Fondue. This restaurant offers a variety of fondues including cheese and chocolate dessert. The Melting Pot earned two “Best of” awards in 2010, for “Best Romantic” and “Best Celebration/Special Occasion” restaurant. 2727 N. Monroe St. 5–11 p.m. Sun.–Thu., 5 p.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat. (850) 386-7440.

Old Town Café      $$
American. Southern hospitality is embedded throughout this family-owned restaurant. Mom’s meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans makes you feel like you’re home, not to mention their world famous prime rib, which slowly roasts all day. Timberlane Road. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon. Thurs., 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri. and 4-10 p.m. Sat. (850) 893-5741

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar     $$$
Japanese. Known for its sushi, but also serves a variety of dishes including chicken, steak and seafood that earned Osaka the 2006 award for “Best International Restaurant.” 1690 Raymond Diehl Road. 5-10 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (850) 531-0222. Private parties.

Po’ Boys Creole Café     $
Creole. Specializes in Po’Boy sandwiches, jambalaya and gumbo and named 2010 “Best Cajun” restaurant by the readers of Tallahassee Magazine. 224 E. College Ave. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon.–Thu., 11 a.m.–2 a.m. Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. (850) 224-5400 and 1944 W. Pensacola St. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. (850) 574-4144. 1425 Village Square Blvd. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. (850) 906-0020. Catering available.

Red Elephant     $
Italian-American. Serves a wide range of food including burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and pizza. 1872 Thomasville Road. Second location now open on Kerry Forest Parkway. Lunch and Dinner 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. (850) 222-7492.

Riccardo’s     $
Italian. Stocked full of Italian classics such as fettuccine alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs and oven-fresh pizza. The 2008 winner for “Best Italian” by the readers of Tallahassee Magazine. 3305 Capital Circle N.E. #106. Lunch hours 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues.-Fri. Dinner hours 5-9 p.m., Tues.-Sat. (850) 386-3988

Sakura     $$$
Japanese. Sleek interior designs mixed with amazing Japanese dishes equals a spectacular meal experience. This new and exciting Japanese cuisine is not only rewards your taste buds but also your eyes with its beautifully prepared dishes of sushi and other traditional Japanese fare. 1318 N. Monroe St. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Dinner 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4:30-10 p.m. Sun. (850) 222-9991.

Tapas            $$
American. Eclectic and contemporary, the dishes at Tapas will keep you wanting more. Plates are a series of small collaborations, and each bite explodes with the flavors of the freshest seafood, meats and garden vegetables. The restaurant provides a fresh, open atmosphere, offering a friendly communal dining environment. Brunch is served on the first Sunday of every month. 1122 Thomasville Road. Lunch Mon.- Fri. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner: Tues.–Wed 5–9 p.m., Thurs.–Sat. 5–11 p.m., (850) 224-8272

The Wine Loft Wine Bar       $$
American. Enjoy delicious items off the small plate menu and a vast selection of wines in a chic, sophisticated atmosphere downstairs or on the balcony overlooking Midtown. The Wine Loft boasts a generous array of more than 50 wines by the glass and more than 70 by the bottle that earned it “Best Wine List” honors in 2010. The Wine Loft has two full liquor bars and Tallahassee’s only balcony bar. 1240 Thomasville Road. Open 5 p.m. Mon–Thu., 4 p.m.–2 a.m. Fri. and Sat. (850) 222-9914. thewinelofttallahassee.com

The Winery at the Red Bar     $$
American. The Winery serves tasty hors d’oeuvres and has a lengthy list of wines (that earned Tallahassee Magazine readers’ nod as 2009’s best) to choose from. Many of the wines served here are made on site. Tues.-Thurs. noon-midnight, Fri. Noon–2 a.m., Sat. 5 p.m.–2 a.m. 1122 Thomasville Road. (850) 219-9463.


Beef ‘O’ Brady’s     $
American. Families and sports fans alike enjoy this popular watering hole, which features a mix of Buffalo wings, burgers, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches and a kids’ menu. Voted “Best Family-Friendly Restaurant” by the readers of Tallahassee Magazine in 2008. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Mon., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 1208 Capital Circle SE (850) 504-2333 and 1800 Thomasville Rd. (850) 222-2157.

Five Guys       $
Burgers. A newcomer to the local dining scene, Five Guys was a quick hit with the readers of Tallahassee Magazine, who named its burgers the best in 2010. Serving up made-to-order burgers and hot dogs with your choice of Cajun or home-style fries, it’s no wonder this restaurant has customers coming back for more. 1872 Thomasville Road. Mon.–Sun. 11 a.m.–
10 p.m. (850) 597-7514

Earley’s Kitchen      $
American Southern. For 33 years, Earley’s has been dishing up “good ole Southern” country cooking for breakfast and lunch at its restaurant inside Henry’s Meats. A second location now open in SouthWood will be serving fried chicken, pork chops, made-from-scratch vegetables, desserts and more, as well as a few extra Savannah-style dishes like shrimp and grits. The SouthWood restaurant also serves a Sunday brunch buffet. At the 1812 S. Monroe St. location: Mon.–Fri., 6:30 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sat. (breakfast only) 7 a.m.–noon. (850) 224-7090. The SouthWood location at 3196 Merchant’s Row Blvd.: Mon.–Sat. 7 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.–1 p.m. (850) 692-3491.

Momo’s       $
Pizza. Boasting the largest pizza you’ll find in Tallahassee — and possibly the Southeast — Momos offers big flavor that’s gotten a “Best of” award in 2010 along with size. Fill yourself up with a slice for yourself or order a pie to share. Now with two different locations: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 1410 Market St. (850) 412-0222 and 1416 W. Tennessee St. (850) 224-9808.

Red Elephant Pizza and Grill     $
American. Enjoy a fresh, fast and filling meal that will satisfy your taste buds and wallet. The casual atmosphere is perfect for social gatherings with friends and family. 2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy Suite C-3., Sun.–Thu. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 1872 Thomasville Road Suite A., Sun.–Thu. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri. Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Kerry Forest (850) 668-7492. Midtown (850) 222-7492.     

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q
Barbecue. Enjoy Sonny’s “feel good” barbecue and special sauces. Voted “Best Barbecue” in 2010. 3101 Dick Wilson Blvd., 2707 N. Monroe St. and 1460 Timberlane Road. All locations 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun.–Thu., 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. Dick Wilson Blvd. (850) 878-1185, N. Monroe St. (850) 385-2167, Timberlane Road. (850) 906-9996. Catering available.

Whataburger      $
Burgers. The name says it all, and with five Tallahassee locations open 24/7, there’s no need to miss your Whataburger fix. All burgers are cooked to order and can be made to specially fit your tastes. Named “Best Hamburger” in 2009 by the readers of Tallahassee Magazine. 

Wing Stop     $
Wings. Declaring themselves the “wing experts,” Wing Stop offers freshly made wings sauced and tossed in a choice of nine flavors. Savor something sweet with the Hawaiian sauce or something zesty with the Hickory Smoked BBQ. 1964 W. Tennessee Street, 3111 Mahan Drive, 6668 Thomasville Rd., All locations 11 a.m.–midnight Tennessee St. (850) 574-9464, Mahan Dr. (850) 942-9464, Thomasville Road (850) 219-9464.


Bonefish Grill     $$$
Steak/Seafood. Although a chain, Bonefish works hard to make each restaurant—and each meal—unique with an array of seafood and sauces that can be mixed and matched to diners’ tastes. The restaurant earned 2010 “Best of Tallahassee” honors for its appetizers (Can you say Bang Bang Shrimp?) and the star of its menu, seafood. Mon.–Thurs. 4–10:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 4–11:30 p.m., Sun. 4–10 p.m. 3491 Thomasville Rd. (850) 297-0460. 

Carl’s on the Parkway      $$
Seafood/Steaks. What’s a Chop House? It’s a superior dining establishment that serves only the finest hand-cut steaks and seafood in an elegant atmosphere. And at Carl’s, that’s exactly what’s offered, with special care and quality served with every order. Tues.–Thurs. 5–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 5–11 p.m., Sun. 3–9 p.m. 6497 Apalachee Pkwy. (850) 878-8141.

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill
New Orleans and Creole. A New Orleans dining experience you won’t soon forget! Delicious Creole cuisine, fresh seafood and steaks, rich pastas, sensational salads and more. “Great Food, Great Service; Good Value, Good Times.” 301 S. Bronough St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thu.-Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (850) 222-3976.

Marie Livingston’s Steakhouse     $$$
Steak. This restaurant specializes in steak — named Tallahassee’s “Best Steakhouse” in 2010 — but also serves seafood such as shrimp and fish. Marie Livingston’s has moved to a new location with a sophisticated decor, but the quality and value remain the same. 2705 Apalachee Parkway. Lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri. Dinner 5 p.m. daily (850) 562-2525.

Outback     $$
Steak. It won’t set you back a few thousand dollars to travel to this Outback, but it will fill you up. Their fresh steaks cooked to order earned Outback 2009 Best Steakhouse honors from the readers of Tallahassee Magazine. With a new 15 meals under $15 menu, it only gets better from here. Mon.–Thurs. 4–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 3–11:30 p.m. Sun. 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. 820 Raymond Diehl Road (850) 385-1998.

Paradise Grill & Bar     $$
Seafood. This Tallahassee favorite offers a wide variety of fresh seafood, including Maryland crabcakes, seafood gumbo, fried shrimp and oysters, conch fritters and more. The 2008 winner for “Best Casual Dining” restaurant in town. Live entertainment Friday nights. 1406 N. Meridian Road. Open 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Tue., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Wed.-Thu., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri., 4:30-10 p.m. Sat. Closed Sunday. (850)
224-2742. Accepts local checks. Catering available.

Shula’s 347    $$$
Steak. The legendary Miami Dolphins’ head coach brings his philosophy for winning football games — the quest for perfection — to the dining table at his namesake restaurant, located in the newly refurbished Hotel Duval. Keep it light and casual with Premium Black Angus Beef burgers or a gourmet salad or opt for one of their signature entrées — “Shula Cut” filet, New York strip or Cowboy steaks. Reservations are suggested. Sun,–Thurs., 5–10 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 5–11 p.m. 415 N. Monroe St. (850) 224-6005

Village Pizza and Pasta    $$
Pizza/Pasta. Made-from-scratch New York-style pizza is a favorite at this casual Italian spot, but its mouthwatering pastas with secret marina sauce are close behind. One of its most popular choices, the Village Special, includes enough fresh toppings such as pepperoni, sausage, broccoli and mozzarella, to satisfy any pizza lover. Not to mention homemade garlic rolls — they’re addictive! 1400-33 Village Square Boulevard. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Sun. For catering call (850) 893-9001.

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