10 Restaurants In Tallahassee You Might Not Know About

10 Restaurants In Tallahassee You Might Not Know About

If you don't know, now you know.


Do you ever feel like you've been to every restaurant in Tallahassee? I know I have felt that way many times. I know, I usually go to the same common places that are close to campus, but recently I've found some new quick bites that will easily satisfy your hunger. I decided to share these places that seem like hidden gems. They range in cuisine and in meals so that there is always a new place for whatever you're craving. Each place is a sit-down restaurant but can also be easily taken out if you're in the mood to bring your delicious food home and watch a movie. The ten places listed below are all relatively close to campus as well, so there's no need to fill up your gas tank for a long drive.

1. Izzy's Pub & Sushi.

The Lunch menu is definitely a great time to go to Izzy's. You can get 2 rolls with a soup and salad for only $13!

2. The Deck Pizza.

The Deck has a great charcuterie board and of course, great pizza.

3. Metro Deli.

Metro Deli is one of the best spots for sandwiches and subs. The special of the day is always a good choice but if you're feeling safe definitely go for the Italian.

4. Hopkins Eatery.

Hopkins is another great sandwich place in Tallahassee. The Hummer sandwich is a specialty that all my friends love. It has hummus on it, which definitely sounds different but it is very good.

5. Dog Et Al.

Dog Et Al isn't known by many people but for those people who love hamburgers and hot dogs with a side of fries for a very affordable price the this place is for you.

6. Pho 7.

If you've never had Pho don't worry, the menu gives you a detailed description of how to decide what to get and how to eat your Pho!

7. Paisley Café.

Paisley Café is very pretty on the outside and even better on the inside with the wide array of breakfast and lunch options like shrimp and grits, paninis, and soups.

8. Wells Brothers.

Wells Brothers is the move if you're craving a big burger with a lot of toppings. They have so many options but my favorite is The Panhandle. It has barbecue sauce on it which is the perfect choice after a night out.

9. Woodchucks.

They have a great breakfast menu with a variety of options. Be sure to check out the specials of the day such as Friday, which is all you can eat pancakes.

10. Moku Poke.

Moku Poke is a build your own Poke bowl spot that has a lot of different toppings to choose from. Don't feel bad about going everyday either because they have a rewards card.

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What To Get At The Goose

Find out what's on their infamous secret menu.

The Goose is one of my favorite places to get a sandwich near Lehigh, and it's definitely great for a college budget. If you're an incoming Lehigh student or if you've never been, I definitely recommend giving it a try. You can also tweet your order to them, which is super cool!

What should you get?

Literally anything on the secret menu. It's my goal to try everything on it before I graduate. My current favorite is the Shots.

And here's the exclusive list:

;) Shh, don't tell anyone.

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10 Chain Restaurants Ranked Based On Personal Experiences

They all have unique aspects that make them great.


My only personal rule when it comes to dining out is never ever Applebee's. Applebee's is trash.

1. Chili's

Huge Chili's guy. Not a bad thing to say about the place. Fast service, consistent food and that cookie skillet are always excellent. Chicken crispers are OK too. Really just an ideal dining experience in all regards. Chilis to go is also a big draw. All around winner right here.


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and IHOP allows you to get it all day long. With so many variations of pancakes, omelet's, eggs and even a full dinner menu, there is not much bad about the place. Especially a great late night dining destination. Often patronized by the elderly for their early bird special, there's sure to never be a dull moment at your local IHOP.

3. Texas Roadhouse

A great place for dinner. Get a nice cut of prime rib, some mashed potatoes and of course, those rolls. Sometimes it is very busy and takes a while for the food to come out but in the meantime they have peanuts. They seem to really emphasize quality and portions and therefore there is always a good value. Some have tried to copy their business model, but Texas Roadhouse does it best.

4. Waffle House

Southern Icon, waffle house. Place doesn't close. Ever. Thats admirable in and of itself. Menu is basic and food is nothing special, but there is just something about the environment and the way it feels like everyone is welcome there is excellent. Price is right too. Restaurants are usually dirty enough that you notice, but not dirty enough to really care.

5. Chick-Fil-A

Best service in the fast food industry hands down. When you walk in to a Chick-Fil-A, you are treated with utmost respect. Not to mention in terms of food quality and consistency, they take the cake. Only true downfalls are that it is relatively expensive and they are not open on Sundays. Killer milkshakes too.

6. Chipotle

Consistent. You walk in, you know what you're getting. The food is really not that special but the draw is that it is at least moderately healthy and always dank. Watch out for that E. Coli though, it'll getcha.

7. Auntie Annes

You ever been to a mall? There's probably an Auntie Anne's there. It's the pretzel place that is always there, smelling good. They have variations of pretzels such as pretzel dogs and pretzel nuggets and lemonade to wash it all down. A great snack. Reminds me of simpler times.

8. Dunkin' Donuts (Dunkin")

New England favorite. There are 3 within a mile of my house at home. Not really anything special about the place. It seems like more of a cultural thing. Still great though. Coffee coolatas are noteworthy.

9. McDonalds

American staple. Ice cream machine is always broken and food order sometimes gets messed up, but in a general sense McDonalds is always there for you. You can go anywhere in the country and be close to one. Coffee for only a buck is the best part.

10. Cici's Pizza

All you can eat pizza for $5.99 is a hell of a deal. They have almost any kind of pizza you can think of, even a dessert pizza. This place is not for everyone. It's kind of dirty and they usually have a shitty arcade, but for six bucks what do you expect.

For those with a refined palette, it is important to identify the things that make chain restaurants great. This is entirely subjective. Applebees is garbage.

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