Florida has multiple listings on the newly released Top 100 list from Yelp. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and the whole Miami area have restaurants that made the cut. But one notable omission was Southwest Florida. Of all the outstanding places to eat in Naples, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral – not one of ours made the list. However, on the Florida only list, Fort Myers, Naples, and Fort Myers Beach all made the top 100.

Another observation, the Florida Keys, with some of the best seafood in the world, were also omitted from the country’s top 100. So this list is what’s known as ‘rarified air’. The best of the best. So where are the best Florida restaurants of 2024?

The best Florida restaurant is at number 5, So where are the top 4 located?

Before we get to the best Florida restaurants, let’s see where the top 4 are located, and what makes them so special. What I noticed off the bat, these are not super expensive places. Just great food.

  1. Tumerico. It’s a taco place in Tucson, AZ that specializes in vegetarian. The reviews state “This is the place you drag non-vegetarians to for vegetarian food.” One thing to note, the reviews from this place are from all over the country. People will make the drive for these tacos.
  2. Menya Rui. It’s a ramen spot in Saint Louis. Recommended are the  “fried chicken bites appetizer and any of the ramens or tsukemen.”
  3. Sunny Side Kitchen. A breakfast and lunch cafe in Escondido, California. If you believe the reviews, this is the best panini in the country.
  4. GS Cafe and Ethiopian Cuisine. Ethiopian food in Covina, California. Extra points for being a family run business.

Related: 3 Southwest Florida Favorites Make Yelp’s Top 100 Florida Restaurants List

Ok, let’s stick close to home and focus on the Florida restaurants on the list.

Strangely enough, despite our extensive coastlines, most of the best Florida restaurants don’t specialize in seafood. Here’s the list of places, and their national ranking on Yelp.

 

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