Five Sisters Blues Cafe

4.5
305 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
The Five Sisters Blues Cafe is a restaurant built on some of Pensacola’s deepest history, right in the heart of downtown. The reconstruction of the old Gussies Record Shop heralds the reawakening of the old Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood. Featuring good ol’ southern cuisine with kicks of Creole and Caribbean flair, the Five Sisters boasts a fantastic menu, daily blackboard and house specialties, and regular live blues music.

Support Five Sisters Blues Cafe during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 305 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DDDfoodie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vibe and food. Need to return when there is live music.

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RodneyT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best fried chicken ever. Best country fried steak ever. Best sampler appetizer ever. Best fried green tomatoes ever.

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DebbieK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great southern experience- good food. Taylor was very sweet and attentive. First time there and will definitely go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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Sunny
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent! See you soon!

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CathyH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken like your southern mama cooks!! Great mac and cheese. Not in love with the house wine so I skipped that.
Wait service was good. All is all I would give them a 5. Real good dining experience!

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vipLuv2eat
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was wonderful! Food was great!!! Never disappoints

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StaceyP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot beat the $5 meatloaf with 2 sides on Monday evenings. Nick is the best waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary meal with the wife. Food was awesome and service was great.

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AprilB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We will be dining there again.

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NeillP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent soul food. Recommend the gumbo and the chicken and waffles. Wonderful experience!

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susanw
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ribs and pot roast, server was very pleasant and competent

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful reunion with a dear friend!

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PensacolaPrincess
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food and drinks were great. We sat outside and there were swarms of flies in the outdoor patio area. So much so that we didn't finish our meals and requested to-go boxes. The fan closest to us did not circulate in our area which would of helped with the fly issue. Next time we may sit indoors... we like eating outdoors due to the rising COVID numbers in the FL gulf coast area.

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JillM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a short drive from Perdido Key! Our food was delicious, service was great, and atmosphere was wonderful. We had a party of 9 and sat outdoors on the covered patio. Our waiter was so friendly, and the owner even came to our table to chat and make sure we were happy with our dining experience. The interior of the restaurant has been restored and has lots of vintage records displayed. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Sunday Brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service very good food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

One of the hostesses was very rude

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was on par with a school cafeteria. We tried the pot roast, green beans and collard greens. Vegetables tasted like they were out of a can. I never had pot roast cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Also had crab cakes and they were the best item but also like a boxed item.

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mare1
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our favorite place for good southern fried chicken. During COVID shutdowns we were able to support this restaurant and enjoy a chicken dinner through curbside pickup. I got a break from cooking, enjoyed a favorite meal and knew we were doing our part to help the restaurant. So glad it is fully opened again.

DM
vipDaveM
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

In town for one night and wanted something local with good vibes and great food. About 2 miles from the hotel so more than a walk but easy to find. It was great southern cooking (at least what I had). The fried green tomatoes were as good as I’ve had anywhere and the fried chicken was incredible. Obviously I had a bad for you food kind of evening but damn it was good. I even had their signature Bloody Mary complete with olives, okra and a delicious chicken wing over the top. If you’re in Pensacola you need to check this place out.

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SherryB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food! Server wasn’t as attentive as other servers. He didn’t tell us the daily special. But in the end he done his job & served some really delicious food.

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StephenU
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in an excellent environment!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It is always loud because of no soft surfaces, the waiter walked past several times when we were trying to get his attention. The food was only sub-par, which we used to give 5 stars. And no Friday night band anymore. Overall , pretty bad .

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LarryF
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fine dining experience! We will go again and again.....

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Danican
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! Our favorite meal on vacation in Pensacola!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Totally recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We had confirmed reservations through open table which they did not honor

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vipDCJC
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food and drink. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Food is terrible.

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LindaH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

We sat on the curb staring at a boarded up wall and a homeless guy. Bowl of greens and red beans and rice were not great. Inside would have been nice but there IMO are too many in the band (5) and way too loud. When I got the table I assumed we would be in over hang not on the street

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HawaiianGirl
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

TJ
TinaJ
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was fresh, hot and delicious!

CB
CandaceB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 6:30 reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival. The food was amazing: fried green tomatoes, fried chicken and catfish all seasoned and cooked perfectly. Brandon, our server, was attentive and friendly. Five Sisters never fails!

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vipBlueDevil
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best fried chicken that I have ever had, hands down!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food!

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beckylynn
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great service, and great presentaion. Also have a band on sundays from 11-3.

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JenOB
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole experience was excellent. A little congestion at check-in, but that's expected as it was Father's Day. Our server was excellent, food extremely tasty and given how busy they were, the wait was very reasonable. A little disappointed that the Sunday Ribs were sold out, but again, it was a mid-afternoon reservation and they were extremely busy. They offered an additional piece of their delicious fried chicken to make up for not having what I ordered immediately available. We will certainly return for a future brunch. So many great options everyone had trouble deciding.

FAQs

Five Sisters Blues Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 912-4856.

Five Sisters Blues Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

Five Sisters Blues Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://greatsouthernrestaurants.com/shop/five-sisters-blues-cafe/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.