Food & Drink in Pensacola

$15 for $30 Worth of Drinks at Play

Play

Downtown

Between pints of 20 microbrews, earn high scores on skee ball, Pac-Man, Street Fighter, and Nintendo games

$30 $15

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$8 for $16 Worth of Southern Cuisine on a Weekday or Weekend at CJ’s Kitchen & Grille

CJ's Kitchen & Grille

South Pensacola

Fried fish-fingers, shrimp, and crab cakes pair with homemade tartar sauce and coleslaw; french toast is dusted with powdered sugar

$16 $8

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$40 Worth of Seafood and Steak Dinners at O’Brien’s Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

O'Briens Bistro

Northeast Pensacola

Grilled meats and seafood entrees such as lobster-stuffed grouper at cozy café with fluorescent fish tank

$40 $20

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Unlimited Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner with Bottles of Select Wine for Two or Four at Rodizio Grill (40% Off)

Rodizio Grill

Southeast Pensacola

With gourmet salads and authentic Brazilian appetizers, diners can sample unlimited sirloin, chicken, pork, and more sliced off skewers

$98.98 $59

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Caribbean Dinner Cuisine at Island Kitchen (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Island Kitchen

South Pensacola

Fall-off-the-bone jerk chicken, oxtail, and savory goat curry; vegetarian dishes, such as jerk vegetables and curry cabbage

$20 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Cafe Food, Pastries, and Baked Goods at Adonna's Bakery & Cafe

Adonna's Bakery & Cafe

Downtown

Fresh, gourmet sandwiches alongside pecan pie, cupcakes, and custom occasion cakes

$20 $11

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Boot-Camp Classes at Core Nutrition (50% Off)

Core Nutrition

On Location

Boot-camp classes featuring body-weight workouts often take place at a park; exercisers get an in-store discount on healthy smoothies

$10 $5

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$14 for a 12-In. Round Cookie Cake at Great American Cookies ($27.99 Value)

Great American Cookies

Cordova Mall

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$27.99 $14

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Two Dozen or Five Dozen Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme (Up to 54% Off)

Krispy Kreme

Multiple Locations

Hot and fresh Original Glazed or assorted doughnuts from iconic doughnut shop

$16.98 $8.50

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Dave Bohannon had a simple idea for a restaurant: he wanted to open one by the water and craft a concise menu of uncomplicated, but immaculately prepared dishes. With this vision in mind, he and his wife Alice opened Surf Burger. She honed its decor with help from local artists, creating an interior where old beach-themed paintings line the walls and surf movies play against a soundtrack of island music. Not only do the couple and their children leave their mark on the eatery’s menu and interior decor, but on its guests, as well. They often venture from their respective posts to eat, chat, and get matching tattoos with diners, forging a sense of community and transforming one-time visitors into loyal regulars.

They bolster this friendly, low-key atmosphere with casual dishes such as burgers, chili dogs, and fish tacos, as well as sweet-potato fries and quarter-pound Cajun sausages inspired by down-home southern recipes. At a full-service bar, servers pour draft beers and blend frosty tropical cocktails, which arrive before customers seated in the beachy dining room or on the outdoor, dog-friendly deck.

500 Quietwater Beach Rd
Gulf Breeze,
FL
US

Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine?s 2012 list of Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. The shop?s reputation grew, and so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&M?s, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real showstoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.

5100 N 9th Ave.
Pensacola,
FL
US

Near the bustling intersection of North Davis Highway and Olive Road lies a tranquil temple. It's not an Egyptian ruin or a place of worship but a shrine to eastern Asian cookery. Inside, brothers Irwan and Christopher Wong whorl squid, smelt roe, and escolar into made-to-order sushi rolls and craft Chinese classics such as orange chicken and kung pao pork without MSG. Diners can gather at tables trimmed with fresh flowers or pull up to a plant-lined sushi bar, which doubles as a stage for sparring samurai and geisha dolls. Here, the Wongs embellish Amazon rolls with fresh avocadoes and dot grilled chicken rolls with eel sauce and sesame seeds. On-the-go diners can retrieve takeout at the handy drive-thru window rather than having servers shot-put it through the front door.

8084 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola,
FL
US

Sunny yellow walls and park benches frame the entryway of CJ’s Kitchen & Grille, giving the cozy eatery the feel of a small, Southern town. Inside, baskets of fried fish and gulf shrimp, and platters of smothered pork chops and country-fried steak keep the Southern ambiance alive. A friendly wait staff shuffles fresh-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare from table to table, sating appetites with crab cakes, housemade tartar sauce, and hush puppies. Early-rising taste buds awaken from dreams about licking the surface of the moon to devour eggs paired with hash browns, grits, and andouille sausage, or to dive into homemade french toast made from Gambino's New Orleans' french bread.

2100 W Garden St
Pensacola,
FL
US

Chefs roll fresh salmon, scallops, and barbecued eel into sushi behind Fuji’s open-air bar and send elegant platters to diners watching every slice or parties gathered in private rooms. Teriyaki-chicken or shrimp-tempura bento boxes arrive filled with neat portions of dumplings and crab rangoons to ensure that meals remain perfectly organized on the trip to the stomach. Pork or chicken cutlets are breaded and fried in the tonkatsu style, and udon or soba noodles tangle with stir-fried vegetables and fish cakes. Hibachi chefs sear filet mignon, chicken, or lobster tails to perfection to complement glasses of Japanese beer, sake, or jasmine tea from the beverage list.

6235 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola,
FL
US

In business for 15 years, O?Brien's Bistro serves an upscale menu of seafood and grilled meats, all prepared to order by chef and owner Jim O?Brien. The chef endeavors to please all tastes with a variety of seafood dishes?including crowd favorites such as lobster-stuffed grouper and coconut fried shrimp?as well as grilled chicken, steaks and house-made soups. He?ll even modify any dish to accommodate customer requests, such as allergy restrictions or a preference for rhyming ingredients. Though the bistro is located in a strip mall, the interior offers an unexpected retreat with latticed dividers, cascading ivy, and a fluorescent fish tank.

4350 Bayou Blvd.
Pensacola,
FL
US