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