Published June 8th 2016: [UPDATE: 100,000s of views in the first week, thanks to all for sharing on Facebook!]
After you see your county click here to nominate your favorite places for the 2017 list!.
2016 Winners, FULL LIST:
This is the brand new local hot spot in small town McClenny, FL.
Runner up: g. Foley’s
Broward County (2)
Save some of your gambling money for this culinary treasure.
Photos by journalist Mike Walker
Think oysters, duck fries, alligator sausage and tons of micro brew!
Chattahoochee, FL is on the culinary map with this gem. Specials like quail, amber jack, basil shrimp and grits and more.
Sorry, nothing to recommend out here yet.
The place has its own tortilla machine, legit Mexican hole in the wall.
In Hernando County you should drink your dinner at this great small town brewery!
Garden Café is still an oasis of flavor in Highlands County.
Hillsborough County (2)
Indian River County
Great burgers and fried chicken in a county that desperately needs a few new local restaurants.
Finally, a modern foodie hot spot in the Florida capital of Tallahassee.
Miami-Dade County (4)
The team behind One20 is opening a new restaurant in summer 2016 on Racetrack Rd in Ft Walton Beach: Spork Eatery
Orange County (3)
Don’t eat theme park food out of a window all week….plan ahead. Check out my friend http://tastychomps.com/for a more in depth dive into Orlando.
Palm Beach County (3)
Pinellas County (2)
Santa Rosa County
This property is kind of a fun hot mess and we love it.
St. Johns County
St. Lucie County
Someone needs to give Union County/Lake Butler a place to eat besides Hardee’s.
Another great restaurant to consider in Walton County is Bijoux.
Because, who doesn’t love a country seafood buffet with deviled crab and snow crab legs?
The criteria was: Taste, Experience, and Uniqueness.
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