Andy Reiss, the fellow behind Andrew's Downtown, is a longtime restaurateur and ardent advocate of businesses in the city center. The Italian fusion sister of Andrew's Capital Grill & Bar, Andrew's 228 offers small plates and entrees in a classy bistro setting. Chefs here prepare Mediterranean-inspired nibbles, such as calamari and chorizo in red wine, along with decidedly American snacks that include black-eyed pea hummus with potato chips and rock shrimp popcorn with saffron-Old Bay aioli. The meats showcased in the main courses come from sustainable farms and local waters, while much of the produce hails from area fields or Mother Earth's crisper drawer.
Capturing the feel of the Big Easy throughout Florida, Po’ Boys surrounds diners with photos of New Orleans and Mardi Gras memorabilia, as well as the rich fragrances of gumbo and jambalaya. The menu presents fried pickles, gator baskets, po’boys, andouille sausage platters, and firecracker shrimp, which are proof one can never know what Mother Nature will do next. The downtown location remains festive with live music on the deck, while other locations, including the Killearn restaurant, host karaoke nights. Catering options are also available to bring bayou flavors to special events.
High Tide Seafood's menu abounds with fresh fruits of the sea including fish, shrimp, and shellfish, accompanied by land fare such as juicy steaks. Four flavors of taco include grilled mahi and spicy shrimp, culled from the Gulf's buffalo-sauce-rich depths. Crispy clam strips crunch with each bite ($8.99–$11.99), and shrimp and scallops weave between noodles and alfredo sauce ($14.99). High Tide's seafood savants stuff flounder with crab meat, broil the fish, and top it with monterey jack cheese ($13.99), as grill masters cook 12-ounce premium rib-eye steaks to tender perfection ($15.99). Diners can slip into a comfy booth to sip beer and tell stories about the minivan-sized fish that got away.
*Shula's 347 Grill is named in honor of Hall of Fame Coach, Don Shula; who won the most games in NFL history with 347 career victories! *Shula's 347 Grill has everything from gourmet salads to fresh specialty fish to exclusively serving Premium Black Angus Beef®
After 30 years of curating and perfecting recipes, founders Linda and Julie unleashed their culinary powers to create a Roly Poly menu of more than 50 rolled sandwiches, plus soups and salads. Slinging sandwiches for lunch and dinner, the sandwich artisans envelop a variety of inventive ingredients inside floury tortilla, from the hot pressed Key West Cuban to the basil-cashew-chicken salad. Customized sandwiches may also be rolled to suit various diets and preferences.
House-made Vietnamese cuisine and European brews collide at Tasty Eats Beer Garden, a small eatery attached to a renovated red train car. The menu offers an array of meat- and vegetable-laden rice and noodle bowls ($7.99-$8.99), while Vietnamese and international traditions meld with appetizers such as asian roasted wings marinated overnight in spices ($5.49) or greek chicken pita, which establishes democracy between tender cuts of chicken and tangy yogurt sauce ($7.99). Shaken beef ($8.99), a Vietnamese take on steak tips, satisfies stomachs, and bourbon chicken simmers in Jim Beam, soy sauce, and brown sugar ($8.59). Diners can also savor classic comfort fare such as shepherd’s pie, which corrals ground beef, peas, and carrots under a cheddar-strewn shelter of mashed potatoes ($8.99).