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We all love food. And in Florida, food is serious business. Did you know that there are over 41,000 restaurants in the Sunshine State? In fact, there are only 3 states that have more restaurants than Florida: California, New York and Texas. So what’s the Best Restaurant In Florida?

To be one of the most popular restaurants in any town within the state is a big deal. There’s clearly a lot of competition. It’s hard for me to pick my favorite because of all the different types of cuisine. I may be able to pick out my favorite Mexican, Japanese, Italian..but to choose an overall favorite is tough!

If you ever wondered if your personal favorite is the most popular in town, now you’ll have the answer. There are over 400 towns in Florida, and it would’ve taken me 3 years, so instead I focused on towns and cities in Florida with populations over 30,000. Then I used Yelp to find the highest rated restaurant in each city/town. So EVERY city and town in Florida may be a slight exaggeration, but some of the small towns don’t even have restaurants.

After looking at this list and you want more, there’s a few other food lists I’ve recently put together. Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2023, North America’s Most Distinguished Restaurants…you’re gonna be hungry!

The Best Restaurant In Every City And Town In Florida: (in alphabetical order)

  • Altamonte Springs

    Seasons 52
    463 E Altamonte Dr

  • Apopka

    Stephie’s Pub & Irish Eatery
    1061 W Orange Blossom Trl

  • Aventura

    Bourbon Steak Miami
    19999 West Country Club Drive

  • Boca Raton

    Mercato Italiano
    501 SE Mizner Blvd

  • Bonita Springs

    Petar’s Eatery
    3300 Bonita Beach Rd Unit #120

  • Boynton Beach

    Natuurlik
    4956 Le Chalet Blvd

  • Bradenton

    Godson’s Pizza House
    1720 Cortez Rd W

  • Cape Coral

    The Greek Spot
    1239 Cape Coral Pkwy E

  • Clearwater

    Daily News Cafe & Restaurant
    1575 S Ft Harrison Ave

  • Clermont

    Pico Bistro
    793 W Montrose St

  • Coconut Creek

    The BBQ Boutique
    4209 W Hillsboro Blvd

  • Cooper City

    La Brochette Bistro
    2635 N Hiatus Rd

  • Coral Gables

    Tempo Restaurant
    271 Miracle Mile

  • Coral Springs

    Miami Kabab
    10422 W Atlantic Blvd

  • Cutler Bay

    Urban Rrasoi
    20218 Old Cutler Rd

  • Dania Beach

    Toro Latin Kitchen & Tequila Library
    1825 Griffin Rd

  • Davie

    Fat Stork
    8270 Griffin Road

  • Daytona Beach

    Farm to Fit
    168 North Beach Street

  • Deerfield Beach

    Seaside Subs
    1645 SE 3rd Ct, Ste 102

  • DeLand

    DeLand Eatery
    442 E New York Ave

  • Delray Beach

    Taki Omakase
    632 E Atlantic Ave

  • Deltona

    Roma Pizza
    600 Courtland Blvd, Ste 4

  • Doral

    Pisco y Nazca Ceviche
    8551 NW 53rd St Ste A101

  • Dunedin

    Marquise Dunedin
    1714 County Rd 1

  • Estero

    Next Stop Brunch
    10351 Corkscrew Rd

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Oku by Takato
    551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd

  • Fort Myers

    Uncle Rico’s Pizza
    2960 Cleveland Ave

  • Fort Pierce

    Skippers Cove Bar
    1930 Harbortown Dr

  • Gainesville

    Underground Kitchen
    1001 NW 5th Ave

  • Greenacres

    Sticky Rice Thai & Sushi
    5885 Lake Worth Rd

  • Hallandale Beach

    La Piazzetta
    701 N Federal Hwy

  • Hialeah

    Ceviche Miami
    4085 East 8th Ave

  • Hollywood

    Sahara Cafe
    2000 Harrison St

  • Homestead

    Yardie Spice
    225 S Krome Ave

  • Jacksonville

    Thai Nine
    2467 Faye Rd

  • Jupiter

    Thai West
    9260 W Indiantown Rd

  • Kissimmee

    El Punto
    3850 S Orange Blossom Trl

  • Lakeland

    Nyammins Kitchen & Grill
    428 W 10th St

  • Largo

    Cesarina’s Italian Deli
    2575 East Bay Drive

  • Lauderhill

    Olli Olive Pizza
    4599 N University Dr

  • Lauderdale Lakes

    Next Level Bar & Lounge
    3670 N State Rd 7

  • Mangate

    Swirl Wine Bistro
    4976 West Atlantic Blvd

  • Melbourne

    Hog Snappers
    990 E Melbourne Ave

  • Miami

    N by NAOE
    661 Brickell Key Dr

  • Miami Beach

    Ocoa’s Breeze
    1147 Washington Ave

  • Miami Gardens

    Sunday’s Eatery
    18367 NW 27th Ave

  • Miami Lakes

    Trattoria Pampered Chef
    7347 Miami Lakes Dr

  • Miramar

    Rosalia’s Kitchen
    12130 Miramar Parkway

  • New Smyrna Beach

    New Smyrna Beach Brat Haus
    2810 N Dixie Fwy

  • North Lauderdale

    Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders
    7206 West McNab Road

  • North Miami

    One Cafe
    325 S Biscayne Blvd

  • North Miami Beach

    Tropics Cafeteria
    1501 NE 167th St

  • North Port

    Que-Rico Columbian Flavors
    13648 Tamiami Trl

  • Oakland Park

    Alegria Tacos
    3801 N Andrews Ave

  • Ocala

    Taverna Berrocal
    2515 NE 3rd St

  • Ocoee

    Mr. J Hand-Pulled Noodle
    1688 E Silver Star Rd

  • Orlando

    Camille
    3201 Corrine Dr Fl 2nd

  • Ormond Beach

    63 Sovereign
    63 W. Granada Blvd

  • Oviedo

    Japanatolia
    1600 Oviedo Mall Blvd

  • Palm Bay

    Henry’s Cuban Cafe
    3565 Jupiter Blvd SE, Ste 4

  • Palm Beach Gardens

    Andy’s Latin Food
    9920 A1A Alternate

  • Palm Coast

    Millenium Bistro
    9 Palm Harbor Village Way

  • Panama City

    Josiah’s Southern Cooking
    1003 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

  • Parkland

    Sushiato
    7961 N University Dr

  • Pembroke Pines

    Kaeru Sushi & Grill
    10211 Pines Blvd

  • Pensacola

    Lupita’s Mexican Kitchen
    6890 Pensacola Blvd

  • Pinellas Park

    Pho Kien Giang
    8730 49th St N

  • Plantation

    Ceviche Express
    8000 W Broward Blvd

  • Plant City

    Adris Tacos
    2601 W Reynolds St

  • Pompano Beach

    Poblano South
    1315 SW First Ct

  • Port Orange

    Yummy Rice Thai & Asian
    3781 S Nova Rd

  • Port St. Lucie

    Meeter’s Deli
    6570 NW Selvitz Rd

  • Riviera Beach

    Chunkay
    8344 Garden Rd

  • Royal Palm Beach

    India Grill & Bar
    650 Royal Palm Beach Blvd

  • Sanford

    Salvatore’s Prime Sandwiches
    212 W 1st St

  • Sarasota

    Vino Vino
    2063 Siesta Dr

  • St. Cloud

    Granny’s Southern Smokehouse
    818 Pennsylvania Ave

  • St. Petersburg

    Fatty’s BBQ & Soul Food
    846 49th St S

  • Sunrise

    Louie K Subs
    2560 N University Dr

  • Tallahassee

    King’s BBQ
    2504 W Tennessee St

  • Tamarac

    Blazing Grill & Pizza
    7132 N Nob Hill Rd

  • Tampa

    Gao Restaurant
    8405 N Himes Ave

  • Titusville

    Burger Rob’s
    3486 S Hopkins Ave

  • Wellington

    Sicilian Oven
    10610 Forest Hill Blvd

  • West Palm Beach

    Artjazz
    955 Sansburys Way

  • Weston

    Suri Sushi Thai
    141 Weston Rd

  • Winter Garden

    4 Rivers Smokehouse
    1600 Fairbanks Ave W

  • Winter Haven

    The Apple Lounge
    2803 Recker Hwy

  • Winter Springs

    Git-n-Messy BBQ
    855 E SR 434

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