22 Northwest Florida Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

Restaurants:The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach, The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach, Emeril's Coastal Italian
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Seafood, Italian
Neighborhoods:Pensacola, Panama City Beach - Bay Point, Destin

The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Pensacola
3,932 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
Mother’s Day
97% recommended
Best Overall in Northwest Florida
81 people mentioned the Praline
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The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
1,549 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
They had on masks, tables distanced, walkways marked, and as always the food was spectacular!
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Northwest Florida
28 people mentioned the Praline

Emeril's Coastal Italian

$$$$·Italian·
Destin
1,993 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food and cocktails were great! We tried a little of everything g and everything was delicious.
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Northwest Florida
35 people mentioned the Olive Oil Cake
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Skopelos at New World

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Pensacola
685 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Ten year anniversary. They made it special with a great table.
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Northwest Florida
9 people mentioned the Red Snapper
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Destin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Destin
886 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Food was awesome and waiter was very accommodating.
95% recommended
Best Service in Northwest Florida
8 people mentioned the Au Gratin
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Marina Cafe

$$$$·Seafood·
Destin
2,044 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Delicious food, terrific wait staff, and the view is great too.
93% recommended
161 people mentioned the Redfish
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Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Destin
1,281 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Amazing! Perfection in dining!
92% recommended
Best Overall in Northwest Florida
21 people mentioned the Banana Foster
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Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Seaside
770 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
They put us in the kids section, but we suspected it was because we were wearing shorts. The food was amazing tho!
82% recommended
9 people mentioned the Crab Cakes
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Jackson's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Pensacola
1,472 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Jackson's is always excellent. We went on a Monday and took advantage of Lobster night to add to our steaks. Highly recommend the French Onion soup and their filet.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Northwest Florida
39 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Blu Halo

$$$$·American·
Tallahassee
781 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great first time experience! Love the atmosphere.
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Northwest Florida
7 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Surfing Deer

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Rosa Beach
942 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great anniversary celebration for my parents. I noted it on the reservation and they brought a piece of cake with congratulations written on the plate without any additional requesRead more
89% recommended
10 people mentioned the Bacon Appetizer
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George Bistro + Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Pensacola
745 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
Perfect as always
99% recommended
7 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Trebeache

$$$$·Seafood·
Santa Rosa Beach
578 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
We held our wedding dinner at this lively restaurant. The staff was awesome, the dinner was incredible. Highly recommend!!!
92% recommended
17 people mentioned the Redfish
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Azu Lucy Ho's

$$$$·Asian·
Tallahassee
408 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great service and excellent food!!
100% recommended
6 people mentioned the Bento Box
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Cafe Thirty-A

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Seagrove Beach
2,351 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Still has GREAT crab cakes and excellent service!!!
97% recommended
48 people mentioned the Beignets
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Sage Restaurant - Tallahassee

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Tallahassee
1,220 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Food was amazing and our waitress was very attentive!
92% recommended
15 people mentioned the Guava Cheesecake
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Vue on 30A

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Rosa Beach
1,493 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Perfect Location, Excellent food and portions. Experienced and friendly staff made our group feel comfortable and meaningful to their business. We will recommend our experience to Read more
93% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Northwest Florida
15 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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723 Whiskey Bravo

$$$$·American·
Seagrove Beach
333 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was absolutely wonderful. We had an incredible time.
9 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Taste of India - Pensacola

$$$$·Indian·
Pensacola
73 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
We dine here frequently as it provides consistently delicious, authentic Indian dishes. Service is always courteous, prompt and responsive. Great value as well.
83% recommended
2 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Shula's 347 Grill - Hotel Duval Tallahassee

$$$$·Steak·
Tallahassee
1,914 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was an amazing evening. The GM John and waitress Kim were GREAT. We will be back for sure.
90% recommended
Special Occasion in Northwest Florida
32 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

A La Provence - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Tallahassee
645 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
I ordered the pre-fix option. The cheese plate was outstanding as was the French Onion soup The Salmon was also good , but nott as outstanding as the cheese plate. My wife order4eRead more
81% recommended
12 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Urban Food Market +39 - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Tallahassee
211 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Not too many Italian places in town. I got the seafood pasta and it was really good. They really are very generous with the portions. The scallops were huge! The Italian margaritasRead more
87% recommended
6 people mentioned the Calamari
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