Five Sisters Blues Cafe

4.5
266 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 266 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food!

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beckylynn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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.

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TamikaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, atmosphere and food were great! Alik was a great server even while juggling many tables!

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KarenS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome Father’s Day! Luke was so attentive and helpful in our brunch selection. Music was great! We will definitely be back .. how have we missed this place for so long!? Go.. you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers day

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Wendy
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Charged me for someone else’s meal and said i was reimbursed but it wasn’t abs had to call the bank to stop payment. Food was mediocre at best

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Parking was easy. No wait time. Service was quick and the food was amazing.

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EricS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Part of our Juneteenth celebration. Everything was great as usual ! We love this place! 😊👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! The best place for southern cooking.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The fried chicken was amazing. They were out of chicken breasts but brought an extra piece to make it right. It took a little long to get the food after ordering but with good reason because it was hot and fresh.

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vipRhon
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Christine was a great server. We come back when we visit the beach.

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BrianF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here every time that I'm in town. The fried chicken (white/2 pc.) is some of the best around. All of the sides are good and DO NOT miss out on the blueberry bread pudding. Can't wait to try out their Meatloaf Monday ($5.00).

I brought some locals that had never been here before, for a business dinner, they all loved it and now they are taking their families there. Enough said!!

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JohnL
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were shown to an undersized table even fo two people. The waiter was good. The crab eggs Benedict looked liked not much care was taken in the plating. The fried chicken was over cooked (I think the oil was too hot) and the breading tasted like there was no seasoning in it, not even salt and pepper. The yams tasted like they were straight out of a can and not even heated up. The blueberry lemonade was good.
The noise levels were terrible, everyone was trying to talk to loud and we couldn’t hear each other. When the jazz quintet started playing again most people were trying to listen to them so I could actually hear the person I was with.
Not sure what you could do to fix the space, but for “southern food” I think you need to try harder.

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Rachelllll
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is delicious! Cocktails are delicious! Service was fantastic! Vibes were immaculate. Be sure to make a reservation though!!!!

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ChasitiP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but overcrowded and too loud. Live band was very loud. Couldn't hear or have conversations with other people at table without yelling. And too many people in small space

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so good. We were trying somewhere new since we are leaving Pensacola in a few days. We regret never going to this place before. The food was so good, the staff was nice, and it’s a great environment. Loved it.

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed everything about Five Sisters Blues Cafe. The food, service, and atmosphere was great! I highly recommend!

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BrosiaB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're here in Pensacola visiting from GA and was recommended this restaurant! This food was absolutely delicious! The service was outstanding ( and that's important for the times we're living in). The location and atmosphere was beautiful! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! we'll definitely frequent every time we come to PCOLA!

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Jayson1944
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The blues/jazz brunch is outstanding. Great entertainment and good food.

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Rona
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a great experience. My friend ordered ribs and it was a little dry and the waiter and manager quickly remedied that by offering her anything else on the menu. The service was by far the best she has seen since visiting me from DC. I always have enjoyed my food there and will always return, not just for the food but for the exception service I always receive.

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside because we had a larger party. The patio was not hot or humid. It was very pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the great food. It would have been nice to hear the Jazz music, but we were told that was already in the works. So, hopefully next time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service.

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Vehio514
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent customer service outstanding flavoring and right temperature for foods served I had to get a round two! Thank You !!

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BonnieS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We have been here before and enjoyed it. Was excited to try the meatloaf Monday special. We both thought the meatloaf was AWFUL. brought the leftovers home and fed to the dogs. This has to be a money loser and removed from the menu.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere was there for Sunday brunch with a jazz band playing very clean all the way quick service even though they were 100% occupied

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FLGirl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Went for Sunday Jazz Brunch. Sar outside on the patio which was comfortable except you couldn't hear the jazz music. They had radio music piped in, which was disappointing. The food prices are reasonable but not not great quality. Sides were served in separate little bowls like a diner. Obrien potatoes seemed boiled instead of crispy fried like breakfast potatoes should be. Best value was the $6 Bloody Mary that comes topped with a fried chicken wing. Not sure I would return for the food, perhaps just to hear the band.

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BillD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific place! The pot roast is as good as it gets, couldn't finish it all and it made a good lunch today. My wife had a seafood dinner with oysters and she raved about it. Always a good place in Pensacola for dinner/lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!

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PGreene13
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Menu was good southern menu that was not over populated with choices. All food was excellent at out table and presentation was exciting. Nothing like a homestyle deep fried chicken wing on our Sunday Bloody Marys .

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

About all the restaurant was in a nice area, only problem is I didn’t care much for the food I had. But food was def presentable.

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Josh
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Gumbo I ordered was not served. I was disappointed and cancelled. But totally ok.

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RoseV
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for southern comfort food this is the place to go. Amazing food, atmosphere and awesome staff!

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Chris
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fried Chicken was "off the charts good". Gumbo was too thick. Country Fried Steak was above average. Ceasar salad was below average. Outstanding Waiter. Overall nice experience.

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SethF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Celebrating the graduation of a friend from high school. Food was good but service was pretty poor and extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed tacos, vegetable plate and chicken and waffles. Everything was very good. The service was fast and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place to get away from a busy week. We enjoyed the music, the atmosphere, the attentive waitress and the delicious food. Our favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with wonderful food and an even better price. I come here often for a reason!

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Karim
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

This was our second time dining here. The first time was in 2013 we thought the food was bland then. Last night the food was even worse than before. Nice aesthetic‘s in the restaurant but it doesn’t do much for food disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and prices are so reasonable you can try it all!!!

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 266 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.