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23 Nov 2022
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Vacation Planning

The alluring Emerald Coast is calling you for your chance to escape life's daily grind and responsibilities. Tucked along the barrier Island of Santa Rosa is the wondrous Pensacola Beach. We can't imagine a more enchanting place to get away than Pensacola Beach, with sunny weather all year round, sugary white beaches, endless adventures to explore, and superb restaurants. One of the best joys of traveling is trying the local cuisine, and the Gulf Coast provides Pensacola Beach restaurants with plenty of fresh seafood dishes for you to enjoy.

Pensacola Beach is also home to Portofino Island Resort, one of Southern Living Magazine's top ten family-friendly Florida beach hotels. With our premium Pensacola Beach location and fantastic adventure packages, it's now hard to see why we're among the top resorts. Portofino Island Resort also has several of the best Pensacola Beach restaurants. Check out our guide below to indulge yourself in the best Pensacola Beach restaurants. 

The 5 Best Pensacola Beach Restaurants

  1. Coastal Restaurant: Enjoy the finest selection of seafood and local cuisine at one of the best Pensacola Beach restaurants. This restaurant sources its ingredients from fresh, locally sourced seafood and organic free-range grass-fed meats. There are excellent vegetarian options here as well. The cocktail and wine list feature the finest vintages from the leading wine regions worldwide.

  2. Portofino Al Fresco: Come here to enjoy delicious al fresco dining by the sparkling pool. Some favorites are stone oven-baked gourmet pizzas and flatbreads. The Cobalt bar serves a specialty selection of expertly crafted cocktails, such as the Portofino Island signature Portofino Punch.

  3. Laguna's Beach Bar + Grill & Adventure Park: This is one of the best Pensacola Beach restaurants and a family-friendly adventure hub. Enjoy delicious food and ice-cold drinks in between enjoying the many thrilling adventure park activities. Some fun things to do are the longest zip rail in Northwest Florida, go-karts, climbing structures, rope courses, and a splash pad.

  4. Peg Legs Pete: Enjoy this local favorite breakfast spot on Pensacola Beach. You can come back in the evenings though for live music.

  5. Native Cafe: This is another one of the staple Pensacola Beach restaurants you need to try during your stay. They now serve breakfast all day.

Indulge yourself in the best Pensacola Beach restaurants during your vacation at Portofino Island Resort.