Five Sisters Blues Cafe

4.6
331 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.

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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 331 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great soul food.

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HunterF
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food was very good. We sat on the patio but quickly regretted it. We were harassed by locals that were “not in a good frame of mind” all night. The staff tried running them off but to no avail. I do admire the staffs persistence but completely ruined our meal. We took off in a hurry because it was very shady. We were surprisingly not offered any kind of comp or refund, not that I was seeking it. Again, the food and staff were great, the bystanders totally ruined everything. If it wasn’t for that, 4.5/5. DO NOT SIT OUTSIDE AT NIGHT.

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vipPjkkk
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my brother’s birthday at Five Sisters and it was a hit!! Cowboy was a fantastic server and the fried chicken, chicken fried steak and blueberry bread pudding were awesome!!!

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yubba
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for a reasonable price. Drinks were good also

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JohnY
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our 2nd time here. Each time, we were warmly welcomed and the staff does a good job in the area of customer service. Food has always been of a very high quality. In addition to really good food and service, the place has nice warm vibe and I also feel good about supporting a local business in this re-emerging and historic part of Pensacola. We'll continue to support them while enjoying dining with them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The food was so so, the waiter was slow and difficult to keep his attention, took 30 min to check out.

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JaneL
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was the star of our experience at Five Sisters. So so good. They had run out of biscuits (we closed down the joint) but gave me Texas toast and a break on the dinner; I had Blackened Redfish with Crawfish Gravy. My oh my. I felt very safe sitting outdoors and the giant fans kept us cool. Our server was great.

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food, lively atmosphere. Fun place for those who enjoy great music and really good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Good prices.

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Anniv44
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Down home cooking done right.

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Zoniab
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect, very attentive. Ask for Savannah. All of our entrees were delicious. My friend had the seafood basket, my husband had the barbecue, and I had vegetables. I grew up on collards and corn bread; Five Sisters is the real deal. So good; ultimate comfort food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wing night special (Wednesday). Excellent food and service.

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vipDCJC
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken was excellent as usual. Tried the pineapple cole slaw and it was excellent. Happened to be there on a Wednesday and it was wing night. Try the wings…loads of variety! Always happy we choose to dine here!

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GregS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to 5 Sisters for the first time for the Great Southern restaurant week and we were very impressed with the quality and quantity of food we received. Everything was very good and we will be back to dine there again. Highly recommend/5 Sisters Blues Cafe.

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NormaJ
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had three generations celebrating a birthday and the menu offered enough variety to please everyone. The food was good and plentiful. The service was excellent. The red velvet cake topped it all off, yum!

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vipGwen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous restaurant, great service!! We sat outside and it was very hot and the fans were broken. Kept it from being the best experience. Loved the food!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We unfortunately had to sit outside on the patio during a hot July day and the fans blew extremely hot air around instead of helping with the heat. So I’d say wait for an inside spot if you can. The drinks were good, our food was pretty good (I expected more of the Mac and cheese but the brunch biscuit and gravy was yummy!) and came out in a timely manner. Service was great. I will definitely come back to try for dinner vs brunch and I’ll sit inside

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had reservations but had to wait about 29 minutes. Not a big deal. Got drinks at the bar while waiting. Seated and ordered food and another drink. We were almost through eating before our second drink arrived. Server forgot part of our order but a bus boy got it for us quickly.
Good band. Good food service could have been better but they were very busy.

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DMartin
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated quickly as we had outdoor seating reservations. Server was very polite & helpful with suggestions. My fish was overcooked & bland so it was replaced with chicken at my request. Management was apologetic & gave me meal complimentary. The fried chicken & shrimp were great. I would definitely return if I could have inside seating to enjoy the Sunday Jazz brunch. We couldn’t hear the music outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz brunch was amazing

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DarrenL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands first time. Food was outstanding!!! Dessert was amazing. Will be back! Loved being able to have reservations and appreciate the precautions the restaurant is taking.

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JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to eat. Had 6:15 reservations, traffic was a breeze so we got there a little past 6:00. We where greeted and sat right away. We had the combo appetizer, it came with fried green tomatoes, crab cakes and fried shrimp. Fgt where cut think and firm and had a great crunch to them as did the fried shrimp. The crab cake had a great fresh crab flavor. Came with a creamy Buffalo sauce and a remoulade sauce. Main course we had Chicken & waffle with two piece chicken, breast and drum stick. My only complaint was the drum was not as big as I would expect, this is just nitpicking. The waffle had a great vanilla flavor and came out hot. They do bring a container of syrup. We also got Red Beans and Rice with Pulled pork and a corn muffin. The rice and beans where cooked perfectly, with a nice spice to them. The pork was done nicely as well. We also got the brisket sandwich, bbq sauce was served on the side. This was good so you can control the amount. Brisket can be fatty, but this wasn’t bad, only a few pieces of fat cubes found it’s way onto the sandwich. Then lastly, the burger. It was a really good burger, it was ordered medium, but came out well. Again that’s just nitpicking, definitely not a deal breaker. We’re definitely planning on making 5 Sisters a regular place to eat. I did give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ann2
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first time at Five Sisters. The food is wonderful and the ambience is casual and fun. Service was somewhat slow but like everywhere, they can't get enough people to work. Highly recommend!

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DDDfoodie
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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RodneyT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
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 on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience…the Jazz band was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 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.

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 4.6 stars by 331 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.