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Miami Restaurants

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Miami Restaurants

The Miami restaurant scene is as diverse as the beautiful people that call Miami home. New World Cuisine has played a major role in putting Miami restaurants on the gourmet map, and this food highlights the city’s geographic and cultural sensibilities. Also known as Nuevo Latino or Florribean, expect a fusion of Latin American and Caribbean influences combined with classic European techniques at many Miami restaurants.

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Orlando Restaurants

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Orlando Restaurants

O-town is home to an astounding 4,500 restaurants, so whether you are looking for quick bites with the kids or more sophisticated fare, there are plenty of options. As expected, that vast number of restaurants yield a variety of family-friendly chain restaurants (some good, some bad), but Orlando is not devoid of posh eateries.

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Tampa Restaurants

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Tampa Restaurants

The Big Guava uses its oceanfront and history to its advantage, cultivating a Tampa Bay restaurant scene that is diverse as it is interesting. Historic Ybor City is rich in dining options and Tarpon Springs is brimming with Greek restaurants (as well as sponge divers).

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Fort Lauderdale Restaurants

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Fort Lauderdale Restaurants

Fort Lauderdale’s restaurant scene has had a reawakening in recent years, spawned in part by the resurgence of luxury hotels and an influx of new development dollars. The days of “Fort Liquordale” are long gone, giving way to decidedly more sophisticated options that cater to both upscale foodies and those who favor out of the way, mom-and-pop dining.

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Key West Restaurants

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Key West Restaurants

With rare exceptions, casual is the operating phrase throughout the “Conch Republic”– the pseudonym given to the Keys in 1982 when residents created a micronation that waged a tongue-in-cheek secession from the United States. The name stuck. Not surprisingly, Key West natives still walk to the beat of their own drum and so do their restaurants.

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Jacksonville Restaurants

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Jacksonville/St. Augustine Restaurants

With it’s vast oceanfront, it’s no surprise that seafood is a staple on restaurant menus throughout Jacksonville and nearby Amelia Island and St. Augustine. In some cases, fresh catches often come straight from a restauranteur’s own fleet. But it’s not all fish in the River City.

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