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Best restaurants in Florida You Should Eat In Florida

It might come as a surprise, but some of the best restaurants in Orlando can be found inside Walt Disney Resort. The cuisine at Disney World Florida ranges from fast-food joints to fine dining, classic American grills to elegant seafood restaurants. The entire Disney area is free to enter (it’s the individual theme parks that requires a ticket), so don’t be put off by the fact that you’re dining in a giant amusement resort. We’ve eaten our way through the resort to bring you this list of the best restaurants in Florida. Remember, these selections are the cream of the crop, so if you want to eat on a budget, it might be better to walk towards the nearest fast-food place instead.

Bollywood Masala – South Miami

Bollywood Masala
Bollywood Masala –Best restaurants in Florida

Located in an unassuming strip mall at 57th Avenue and 74th Street in South Miami, Bollywood Masala is a hidden gem in South Florida. This small establishment is big on authentic Indian flavors and has become a favorite of mine and my family!

The owners, Sundeep Chalwa and his wife Tina, are from Mumbai. Tina, the chef, whips up classic Indian street food favorites using fresh ingredients and exotic spices to replicate the flavors of the one country I just can’t get enough of. But best of all, they make you feel like family the moment you walk in.

The menu at Bollywood Masala is simple yet flavorful. From the tender goat curry to the creamy saag paneer, you can’t go wrong. I highly recommend their butter chicken, veg masala dosa, and mini thali. They make my mouth water every time I have them. Their amazing daal is packed with tender, tasty lentils. And their butter chicken is so unreal, sometimes I swear it came straight down from the heavens. The crunch, sweetness, and spiciness of their aloo samosa is to die for, while the slow-simmered goat curry is so rich in spices, which tastes even better when you eat it with your hands! After such a rich meal, finish up with a sweet mango lassi!

Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar, Clearwater

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Located on one of Florida’s best beaches, Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar is a Clearwater institution. Sit back and listen to the live music and watch the world pass you by as you nibble on gator bites on their impressive outdoor patio.

Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant

Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurant
Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant– Best restaurants in Florida

Experience fresh seafood in restaurants in Destin like Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant offers some of the best and freshest seafood in the city. You can get everything here as their food ranges from all kinds of delicious seafood to mouthwatering local cuisine, American classics, and gluten-free dishes. The specialty served here is the Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna and Seared Grouper. Other popular items include fresh sea trout, swordfish, red snapper, flounder, tripletail, fried shrimp, stuffed shrimp, mahi parmesan, fried oysters, fried crab cakes, fried soft shell crab, grilled yellowfin tuna, and much more. Besides seafood, you can also enjoy other food like chicken dishes or chocolate desserts.

Captain Dave’s On the Gulf

Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Captain Dave’s On the Gulf–Best restaurants in Florida

Captain Dave’s On the Gulf has become one of the most loved restaurants by tourists visiting the Emerald Coast and a significant place in Destin. It remains closed on Tuesdays and you can reach the place quite easily. The menu features American seafood cuisine with some traditional waterfront dining and dishes with a Gulf Coast twist. You will find all types of grilled, blackened, fried, and broiled seafood here. The main and popular dishes are jumbo shrimp (arguably one of the best shrimps in Destin, FL), snappers, oysters, crab legs, crab cakes, broiled lobster tail, snapper Jane, grouper parmesan, a special fish of the day as well as beach cocktails, margarita, bottled beers, and steaks and chicken.

Victoria & Albert’s

Victoria & Albert's
Victoria & Albert’s– Best restaurants in Florida

Victoria & Albert’s is located inside Walt Disney World Resort, at the luxurious Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This fine-dining restaurant isn’t exactly the kind of place you can just rock up to any time of day in your shorts and T-shirt. Reservations are required with a smart dress code, meaning guys need to wear a jacket. On the 6-course tasting menu, you’ll find the likes of Masago-crusted Maine scallop, quail with cardamom and sunchokes, veal with black truffles and Sauce Périgord, and onion ash-crusted Niman Ranch lamb. Prices start from $150 per head, though that final bill at the end will be a lot higher once you add on drinks and service charge.