Seafood dinner at the Pensacola Fish House restaurant

Where to Eat During Foo Foo Fest: Local Fare

Date Posted: Sep 10, 2014

How do you get the full experience of a culture when you travel? The food! The best part of any trip or vacation is being able to experience the local cuisine. You discover more about the city you’re visiting somewhere between the plate in front of you and the fork delivering it to your taste buds.

While you’re in town for Foo Foo Fest be sure to try some of the local fare. Pensacola, Fl is renowned for its diverse network of unique restaurants. It has it all from the local burger joint to upscale wine bars, whole in the wall coffee shops to the best local caught seafood. Wherever you go in Pensacola you will be surrounded by options, but how do you choose? Here are our top three favorites:

  1. McGuire’s Irish Pub

There is a little something for everyone at McGuire’s. The restaurant boast an award-winning menu featuring iconic Irish Fare and a $100 burger. This local favorite is known for its on-site brewery and patron traditions, such as stapling autographed dollar-bill “tips” to the celling. McGuire’s has been a staple in the local community since 1977. Come try the local fare that turns tourists into regulars.

  1. The Fish House

For over thirteen years The Fish House has been a Pensacola tradition. This award- winning restaurant is just minutes from Seville Quarter in beautiful Downtown Pensacola. The Fish House has an inventive menu featuring fresh seafood selections, in-house smoked steaks and their world-famous Grits á Ya Ya. Come see why every year half-a–million people flock to The Fish House to indulge in their fresh seafood cuisine.

  1. The Global Grill

The Global Grill is an upscale tapas bar and restaurant in Downtown Pensacola. The Global Grill offers a menu featuring unique culinary creations combined with Mediterranean, European, Asian and American influences. The Global Grill takes pride in using the freshest, local seasonal seafood and produce to create innovative and exciting tapas and main plates. Come see why people rave about Chef Taylor’s dedication to crafting food that not only tastes good but also creates a lasting memory.

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Now that you know where to eat while you’re in town for Foo Foo Fest, make sure you’ve booked your room! Visit our hotels page of our website to see all the great offerings of places to stay in and around Pensacola. 

Photo Credit: “Grits á Ya Ya,” of The Fish House Restaurant – Matthew Coughlin Photography

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