Recommendations for Places To Eat & Drink
There is a Serenity Now guide notebook on the counter at the house with a restaurant section in it for you but I'll give you a heads up on some of my favorites! Also if you have a chance do a search for Pensacola & Orange Beach restaurants before you go on your trip. The restaurants are very low key, you definitely do not have to dress up!
***DO NOT GO TO PEDROS FOR MEXICAN FOOD. WE HEARD ITS VERY BAD. ALSO, CRAB TRAP NOT GREAT!
THE CLOSEST TO THE SERENITY NOW
HUB STACYS AT THE POINT
Just down the street on Innerarity Point Road on Galvez Street (5 min. from Serenity Now) A little hard to see where it is and where you turn. They have a new sign at the corner of Galvez and Innerarity but it only faces one direction so if you are going form the house, all you see is the back of a square sign! LOL
Cute little dive bar with a delicious Reuben sandwich. My favorite Reuben anywhere. Cold beer and even good Cosmo martinis. They have good live music too! We really like it there. They have music many nights and it is a fun place to hang out! Ask the waiter for a marker so you can put your names and date on a dollar bill and hang it on their walls.
FISHERMANS CORNER (just under the bridge)
Also close by. You will see a lot of mixed reviews for this place. Food is good but they need to clean their seat cushions in the booths! They do have an appetizer I got for my main dinner which was the eggplant parmesan. Parmesan encrusted eggplant topped with provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, and crabmeat smothered in homemade marinara sauce for $9. It was huge and really really good! Seriously, I cleaned my plate! They also have a shrimp appetizer plate that we thought was also very good. They say they have the best burger anywhere, but I am from Chicago where we really have good burgers! It’s still a decent burger. The first time we went there I ordered one of their specials..It was with pasta and chicken. Had to return it because it was so overly salted. One thing that is delish their is the little rolls they bring out. They only bring 2 at a time, so we kept asking for more. They are really good! If I remember right also, they only serve Beer and Wine. No regular drinks.
THE SPORTS BAR
Also very close. Very good large & crispy chicken wings. The honey mustard wings are great! Very cold beer here.
ON OR OFF BEACH BLVD (THE MAIN ROAD THAT RUNS ALONG THE GULF) *in Orange Beach
THE GULF (Go here on a beautiful day and sit outside by the water on comfy sofa's!)
It's actually in Orange Beach but not far. It's all outdoor and has comfy little outdoor sofa sections all over the beach area so you can drink or eat while enjoying the weather. The food there is nothing too exciting but what makes it great is the comfort and the view. If you want to eat, I would recommend their grouper sandwich with their hand cut fries and they are great! Tried the Burger which is nothing special. definitely go and have a drink and enjoy the view!!!
THE SUNSET GRILLE
Go to see the sunset and have a drink and a sandwich to see the sunset! Beautiful spot to see the sun go down!
THE FLORA BAMA
This is the hot spot to go with several bars, all kinds of music and food. Age 20's to 40's!
packed in the spring and summer months!
COBALT In Orange Beach
Very pretty place and beautiful outside area along the water. ! A bit more expensive but the outdoor seating and views are great. The food there is VERY Good. Pecan fried Catfish on the bed of succotash is so delish. May not sound good but trust me, So good. $21 They also have a $10 shrimp appetizer called "firecracker shrimp" & great cheese hand tossed pizza for $5 DELISH! Go for the early bird special from 3 pm to 5 pm and music that starts at 5 pm.. Great deals on food and drinks!
LILLIAN’S PIZZA In Perdido Key
The pizza’s are good, but not as good as pizza here in Chicago in my opinion. It is New York style. The kind that the crusts are buttery and floppy in giant triangle slices.
COSMO’S RESTAURANT & BAR In Orange Beach
Same owners as "Cobalt". Very good and a cute place! Get the Fire Cracker Shrimp appetizer. Enough for a whole meal but everything is very good!
THE CAYMAN GRILL $$ In Orange Beach
Absolutely beautiful place. Cathedral ceilings, big beams, copper ducts and nice view.
We haven't eaten there but you can decide form the reviews.
“The chargrilled oysters were delicious, the red snapper perfectly cooked, the enormous plate of fried shrimp was amazing.”
NICKS BOATHOUSE In Pensacola next to Baseball Stadium
Over by the baseball stadium. Nicks has half price appetizers. Not a bad place! #7 THE JELLYFISH http://www.thejellyfishbar.com/
Nice place. I had the meatloaf sandwich which was good. I wasnt in mood for a huge dinner but Moe’s dinner was great. He had the Pecan Grouper $21 and worth every penny.
MOE’S ORIGINAL BAR B QUE In Orange Beach
We had to try this being the same name as my husband (Moe) Very cute place and the food was good.
VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY In downtown Pensacola
Not sure you will find any Vegan in the near area around the Serenity Now but there are places in downtown Pensacola about 1/2 hour away. You will probably enjoy seeing downtown Pensacola and while there try some of these places.I have not eaten at any of them but please check this link for a list of Vegan and Vegan-Friendly restaurants:
Pleasure Island Tiki
Sit outside with a fun view, have a cold drink and a yummy aappetizer! This is an enjoyable place to hang,
- 27844 Canal Rd
- Phone number(251) 981-8454
- Business website pleasureislandtiki.com
The Ruby Slipper Cafe37 reviews on yelp
$$ Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch
31The Ruby Slipper is the best brunch restaurant in Pensacola that we've visited. Our first trip was extraordinary!! I ordered the Migas that our server recommended and my wife the Eggs Cochon (signature item). We have been raving about it for 2 days and already have plans for next Sunday with some friends.
We had a short 20 minute wait and enjoyed a mimosa. The service was fast, friendly and very supportive. We ordered more food to go, not wanting to wait until next week. It's a MUST for brunch.
#2 Service: I sat at the bar since I was alone...i felt welcomed and since it was my first time I was told all about the food. The bartender (female) was so sweet.
Quality: I had bananna foster french toast which was marvelous. I also had the berry mimosa which was very good too. I would recommend those to anyone.
Overall: Great and I will be back
BEST PLACE TO HAVE A DRINK AND ENJOY THE VIEW...
"The Serenity Now”