Good Eats

Julie Blomquist, of HistoricFloridaInns.com, has personally eaten at the following restaurants, unless otherwise noted.

The * indicates restaurants you definitely shouldn’t miss.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND | BOCA GRANDE | FORT MYERS | GULFPORT | MAITLAND | MOUNT DORA | NEW SMYRNA BEACH | OCALA | ORLANDO | ST. AUGUSTINE | ST. PETERSBURG | SARASOTA AREA | WINTER GARDEN | WINTER PARK

Anna Maria Island

Boca Grande


Fort Myers

  • Firestone, four floors on downtown waterfront: two restaurants, dance floor and hip rooftop bar.
  • Veranda, elegant setting in two turn-of-the-20th century homes with outdoor garden.

Gulfport

Maitland

  • Antonio’s, casual café and market downstairs; fine dining upstairs.

Mount Dora

New Smyrna Beach

 

Ocala

Orlando

St. Augustine

St. Petersburg

Sarasota area

Winter Garden

  • Thai Blossom, lunch and dinner, first floor, downtown Historic Edgewater Hotel

Winter Park

  • Blu, everything was fabulous!
  • Boca, farm to table restaurant, north end of Park Avenue. (Other Bocas: Tampa and Brandon.)
  • Hillstone, good food and great lakeside setting (formerly Houston’s)