Florida's State Chef's Recommendations

    Florida is renowned for its year-long sun and as a holiday destination, but some may not be aware of its world-class seafood, sun-drenched citrus offerings and the fusions of flavour available.

    The award-winning author, teacher and television personality has given us a little insight into some of his favourite eateries in the Sunshine State.


    The Crow’s Nest - Venice, 1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice

    Tony’s Clam Chowder, 597 2nd Street, Cedar Key

    Casual Clam, 3336 9th Street North (MLK), St. Petersburg


    Norman’s, Grande Lakes, 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando

    Djon’s Steak and Lobster House, 522 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach

    Sunset Waterfront Grill & Bar, 500 W Cocoa Beach Cswy, Cocoa Beach

    Roys, 2001 Siesta Drive, Sarasota

    Bluezoo Todd English, Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.Lake, Buena Vista


    JB’s Fish Camp & Restaurant

    The Oyster House Restaurant, on Chokoloskee Causeway, Highway 29 South, Everglades City

    Marker 32, 14549 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville

    Joe’s Stone Crab, 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

    Billy’s Stone Crab Waterfront Seafood and Market, 400 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood


    Columbia Restaurant, 98 St. George Street, St. Augustine

    15th Street Fisheries & Dockside Café, 1900 SE 15th Street, Fort Lauderdale

    Beach Bistro, Beach Bistro 6600 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island

    The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 9101 International Drive Suite 1002, Orlando

    5 Sage Restaurant, 3534 Maclay Blvd S Tallahassee


    Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

    Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 South Palafox Street, Pensacola

    Bern’s Steakhouse, 1208 S. Howard Ave, Tampa.

    The Capital Grille, 9101 International Drive , Orlando

    Bourbon Steak, 19999 West Country Club Drive Miami


    ROK:BRGR, 208 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale

    Café Maxx, 2601 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach

    Captain Anderson’s Restaurant, 5551 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach

    Salt, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island

    Crazy Fish Bar & Grill, 802 Henry Street, lake Wales, Central Florida


    Key West Key Lime Pie Co., 511 Greene St. across from Old City Hall, The Keys

    The Florida Key Lime Pie Company, 340 King Street in Cocoa Village, Cocoa Beach

    Juvia, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami

    Cecconi’s, 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

    Key Lime and Coconut Factory, 412 & 414 Greene St., Key West


    Cuba Libre, 9101 International Drive, Orlando

    Ola at Sanctuary, 1745 James Ave, Miami Beach

    Casa Monica Hotel, 95 Cordova Street, St. Augustine

    Mise En Place, 442 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 110, Tampa