Last Updated December 14, 2020 12/14/2020

11 Unique Florida Restaurants You Simply Can't Miss

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Sure, Florida has some of the most touristy restaurants you will find in the U.S., but it also has a handful of unique one-of-a-kind spots that will truly give you a dining experience like no other. With signature dishes, long and colorful histories, and unique atmospheres these restaurants provide a combination of qualities that you will only find in Florida. Visit one of these off-the-beaten-track restaurants and try something new.

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Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers

Ride an actual moving train as you enjoy a 5-course meal while a live-action clue game keeps you entertained at one of the most engaging and lively dining experiences in Florida.

The Bubble Room, Captiva The Bubble Room
The Bubble Room

The Bubble Room, Captiva

This unique restaurant in Captiva has the most over the top decor in Florida, with 3 floors of colorful and bright decorations such as antiques, Christmas decorations, and moving trains.

Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill, De Leon Springs State Park Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill
Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill

Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill, De Leon Springs State Park

Located in De Leon Springs State Park, The Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill puts the fun in breakfast. It features griddles on every table so you can flip your own flapjacks and throw in delicious sides like chocolate chips or blueberries.

Clark's Fish Camp Seafood Restaurant, Jacksonville Clark's Fish Camp Seafood Restaurant
Clark's Fish Camp Seafood Restaurant

Clark's Fish Camp Seafood Restaurant, Jacksonville

For the truly adventurous, diners shouldn’t forget to feed the live gator after they dine on shark, rattlesnake, or kangaroo in a room surrounded by stuffed animals in this over the top kitschy atmosphere.

Medieval Times, Kissimmee Medieval Times
Medieval Times

Medieval Times, Kissimmee

It’s hard to resist the fun to be had at the action-packed Medieval Times, where you can gnaw on your meal without the use of utensils as you cheer on traditional jousting and sword fights.

Lunch With An Astronaut - Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island Lunch With An Astronaut
Lunch With An Astronaut

Lunch With An Astronaut - Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island

The chance to dine with a real-life astronaut and ask all the questions you’ve ever wondered about space is once-in-a-lifetime lunch like no other.

Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City Columbia Restaurant
Columbia Restaurant

Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City

Claiming to be the largest Spanish restaurant in the world, Columbia Restaurant offers guests the opportunity to dine on fresh paella and sangria to the sounds of castanets and flamenco dancers.

Linger Lodge Restaurant & Campground, Bradenton Linger Lodge Restaurant & Campground
Linger Lodge Restaurant & Campground

Linger Lodge Restaurant & Campground, Bradenton

A glimpse into old Florida with a twist, dine on gator and frog legs as you gawk at the cages filled with the founder’s taxidermist trophies.

Bern's Steak House, Tampa Bern's Steak House
Bern's Steak House

Bern's Steak House, Tampa

Wine enthusiasts will flock to Bern’s Steak House, where you will find the largest private wine collection of any restaurant in the world.

Yoder's Amish Restaurant, Sarasota Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village, Sarasota
Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village, Sarasota

Yoder's Amish Restaurant, Sarasota

Located in Pinecraft, a Florida vacation destination for the Amish and Mennonites, Yoder’s is beloved for its home-style dishes and homemade pies served in a unique and quaint ambiance.

Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show, Fort Lauderdale Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show
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Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show

Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show, Fort Lauderdale

A sunken ship and wooden bridge lead you to a fire and dance show that will keep you on your toes at this famous Polynesian restaurant.

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