Get Off the Eaten Path at These Downtown Restaurants

Posted: Sep 12, 2018 9:22 PMUpdated: Nov 26, 2018 2:46 AM
Pensacola has a rich culture—made evident in the eclectic food options of its downtown area. From southern comfort food to Middle Eastern cuisine, you will have no problem finding a spot to satisfy your culinary cravings. Let’s take a trip off the “eaten path” of downtown Pensacola to discover your new favorite dining destinations! 
 
Located on Palafox Street is Dog House Deli, a casual and lively spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its menu features a plethora of mouthwatering options ranging from Cajun style crawfish andouille to a Chicago-style hot dog worthy of the Windy City. “The Doghouse” has monthly, and even weekly events that highlight food specials, guest chefs and charitable projects. 
 
Further down Palafox is Four Seasons Catering and Eatery. This local gem specializes in event catering and dine-in options and features a dainty menu of fresh salads, premier seafood and signature flatbreads. Around the corner is Jordan Valley, a Middle Eastern restaurant featuring authentic cultural dishes like hummus plates and lamb platters. The outside patio offers a relaxing hookah lounge area.  
 
Further west, you’ll find Union Public House located across the street from the Blue Wahoos Stadium and Community Maritime Park. This crafty southern pub combines fresh ingredients with inventive ideas to curate a wide variety of delicious menu items, including the wild boar sloppy joe and heirloom tomato grilled cheese. UPH offers a main, lunch and happy hour menu featuring shareable small plates and hearty entrées.  
 
One of the newest additions to the downtown area is Big Top Brewery, which is the only downtown brewery to serve both beer and food on its menu. With 24 beers on tap, table seating, big screen TVs and game tables, Big Top offers a lively environment for the thirsty (and hungry) guest. Be sure to check out some of their unique brews, including the sweet, zesty Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat ale and the rich, full-bodied Okefenokee Backwater Imperial Stout.
 
Next time you visit downtown Pensacola, be sure to explore some different dining options and venture to one of these unique spots off the eaten path!