Where to dine in Pensacola Beach:
Sidelines: This place is great for lunch, and they definitely have the best burgers and coldest bud lights around.
Flounders: Flounder’s has such an amazing outdoor space. They have awesome pina coladas, and the nachos and shrimp platter are delicious. They stay pretty busy, so expect to wait for a table, but they usually have live music and the food is worth the wait.
Casino Beach: I really enjoyed the ambiance at Casino Beach. We sat out on the patio, listened to the band and watched the sunset.
Crabs: I’m a boiled seafood fanatic. So clearly this place made the list! The snow crabs were perfection!
Jackson’s Steakhouse: Jackson’s isn’t on the beach, but it is totally worth the drive. It’s in downtown Pensacola, and it only took us approximately 15 minutes to get there. Jackson’s had the 2nd best steak I’ve ever had in my life (and I order steak everywhere we go). If you’re curious about what my number one is, you can read about it here.
For drinks and nightlife, the boardwalk has quite a few different options as well, and it’s walking distance from most of the major hotels in the area.
If you guys have any other recs, I’d love to hear about them. I will be going back before the end of the year. So I’ll be looking for some new places to try!