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 flavor available.

Justin Timineri is an international culinary ambassador representing the state of Florida, with a mission is to help the world rediscover fresh, healthy cuisine. This certified executive chef, author, award winner, teacher and television personality shares some of his favorite eateries in the Sunshine State here.


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 859 Pompano Ave., New Smyrna Beach

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

Places to Remember