Best Florida food: FL restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

At the risk of sounding sexist, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives seems to be particulaly popular with men. I say this because whenever I wind up watching the show it’s because a man is controlling the remote.

Despite this I do find the food featured on the show to be absolutely out of this world delishable. It’s fun to watch how the food is prepared and seeing Guy Fieri roll into town in his shiny red convertible is enviable.

Here’s a bit of useless trivia… did you know that there are people who travel around trying out all the restaurants featured on the show? Not a bad way to spend time in my opinion although you might want to tow along a treadmill if you’re at all concerned about your figure because triple D does not feature diet food. I haven’t worried about being on a diet in years so I’m good.

Anyway, without further delay here is the list. I start with Orlando and Central Florida as this is my neck of the woods. Enjoy!

Central Florida

Mrs. Potato
mrspotato.net
4550 S Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL 32811
407-290-0991

Se7en Bites Bake Shop
se7enbites.com
617 Primrose Dr
Orlando, FL 32803
407-203-0727

The Meatball Stoppe themeatballstoppe.com
7325 Lake Underhill Rd
Orlando, FL 32822
407-270-6505

The Pastrami Project pastramiproject.com
175 E Par St
Orlando, FL 32804
321-804-2686

Fat One’s Hot Dogs and Italian Ice fatonesorlando.com
8001 Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL32809
407-634-0205

Saigon Noodle & Grill
sngbumby.com
101 N Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
407-532-7373

Willie’s Pinchos facebook.com/williespinchosOrlando
1718 N Goldenrod Rd
Orlando, FL 32807
407-601-3373

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https://www.facebook.com/buyaramen/

Buya Ramen
buyaramen.com
911 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
727-202-7010

Munchs
munchburger.com
3920 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
727-896-5972

Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish
tedpetersfish.com
1350 Pasadena Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
727-381-7931

Danny’s All American Diner dannysamericandiner.com
4406 N. Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33610
813-740-0606

California Tacos to Go
calitacostg.com
1450 Skipper Rd.
Tampa, FL 36613
941-971-8226

Tampa Bay Brewing Co
tbbc.beer
1600 E. 8th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
813-247-1422

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https://www.facebook.com/tbbc.beer/

Taco Bus
taco-bus.com
913 E Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603
813-232-5889

Keegan’s Seafood Grille
keegansseafood.com
1519 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
727-596-2477

Jose’s Real Cuban Food
(Not currently in business)
8799 Cortez Rd. W.
Bradenton, FL 34210
941-795-4898

Alpine Steakhouse
alpinesteak.com
4520 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
941-922-3797

NORTH FLORIDA

Singleton’s Seafood Shack facebook.com/SingletonsSeafoodShack
4728 Ocean St
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
904-246-4442

Culhane’s Irish Pub culhanesirishpub.com
967 Atlantic Boulevard
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
904-249-9595

13 Gypsies
13gypsies.com
887 Stockton St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
904-389-0330

Metro Diner
metrodiner.com
3302 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-398-3701

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https://www.facebook.com/culhanesirishpub/

South Florida

Grampa’s Bakery Restaurant grampasbakery.com
17 SW First Street
Dania Beach, FL 33004
954-923-2163

Flakowitz of Boynton Bakery Deli flakowitzofboynton.com
7410 W Boynton Beach Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
561-742-4144

Whale’s Rib
whalesrib.com
2031 NE 2nd St.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954-421-8880

Havana Hideout
(Not currently in business)
509 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-585-8444

Sonny’s Famous Steak Hogies sonnysfamoussteakhogies.com 1857 N. 66th Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33024
954-989-0561

La Camaronera Seafood lacamaronera.com
1952 West Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33135
305-642-3322

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https://www.facebook.com/BlueCollarMiami/

Blue Collar
bluecollarmiami.com
6730 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
305-756-0366

Sakaya Kitchen
sakayakitchen.com
3401 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
305-576-8096

Latin House Burger & Taco Bar latinhousegrill.com
9565 Sunset Dr
Miami, FL 33173
786-564-5683

The Federal Food Drink Provisions (Not currently in business)
5132 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
305-758-9559

Blackbrick Chinese midtownchinese.com
3451 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33173
305-573-8886

Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken mojodonuts.com
8870 Bird Road #13
Miami, FL 33165
305-223-6656

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https://www.facebook.com/mojodonuts/

Proof
instagram.com/proofmiami
3328 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
786-536-9562

Doce Provisions
doceprovisions.com
541 SW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33130
786-452-0161

Mr. and Mrs. Bun
mrandmrsbuns.com
15572 Sunset Dr
Miami, FL 33193
786-717-6244

The Local Craft Food and Drink facebook.com/thelocal150
150 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-648-5687

Milly’s Empanada Factory millysfactory.com
13911 SW 66th St
Miami, FL 33183
305-791-1848

LOBA
lobarestaurant.com
7420 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
786-536-6692

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https://www.facebook.com/lobamiami/

Ivan’s Cookhouse
ivanscookhouse.com
14815 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33181
305-944-4826

Jamaica Kitchen
jamaicakitchen.com8736 SW 72 St.
Miami, FL 33173
305-596-2585

Miami Smokers
miamismokers.com
306 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33125
786-520-5420

Scully’s Tavern
scullystavern.com
9809 SW 72nd St.
Miami, FL 33173
305-271-7404

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https://www.facebook.com/scullystavernfood/

Benny’s Seafood Restaurant facebook.com/pages/Bennys-Puerto-Rican-Restaurant/169515829749805
2500 SW 107th Ave.
South Miami, FL 33165
305-227-1232

Whisk Gourmet Foods and Catering whiskgourmet.com
7382 SW 56th Ave
South Miami, FL 33143
786-268-8350

Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant
(Not currently in business) 819 5th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-672-2898

Hofbrau Beerhall
hofbraumiami.com 943 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-538-8066

Taquiza
taquizatacos.com
1351 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-748-6099

11th Street Diner
eleventhstreetdiner.com
1065 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-6373

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https://www.facebook.com/11thStreetDiner/

Blue Marlin Fish House Restaurant facebook.com/BlueMarlinFishHouseMiami
2500 NE 163rd St North
Miami Beach, FL 33160
305-957-8822

Lous Beer Garden
lousbeergarden.com
7337 Harding Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
305-704-7879

Garbo’s Grill
garbosgrillkw.com
409 Caroline St
Key West, FL 33040
305-304-3004

DJ’s Clam Shack
djsclamshack.com
629 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-0102

Bad Boy Burrito badboyburritokeywest.com 1220 Simonton St
Key West, FL 33040
305-292-2697

Pilot House
pilothousemarina.com
13 Seagate Blvd
Key Largo, FL 33037
305-451-3142

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https://www.facebook.com/pilothousekeylargo/

The Fish House
fishhouse.com
102401 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037
305-451-4665

DiGiorgio’s Cafe Largo
keylargo-cafelargo.com
99530 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037
305-451-4885

Shrimp Shack islamoradashrimpshack.com
81901 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-8433

Green Turtle Inn
greenturtleinn.com
81219 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-2006

MEAT Eatery & Tap Room
meateatery.com
88005 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33070
305-852-3833

12 comments

  1. I like the show as well and it has featured some places in my area. There seem to be two kinds of places. The long-time, old-school favorite and the new hip trendy place that goes for quality food. I like the first kind better.

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  2. That’s something most don’t understand – Fieri doesn’t just show up at a place. No, there’s a process involved.

    First, correspondents’ enthusiasm must be sufficient to draw the producers’ attention. Then, the people whom you correctly identify as having the best job in the world sample the offerings. Then, only after a place passes the first two tests, does it become a possibility.

    Plus, establishments have to be prepared, warned months in advance Fieri’s coming. Think about it – have you ever seen a diner that isn’t spotless and ultra-tidy?

    Anyway, JoAnn, have you ever been to any of the places on your list?

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    • Yes, very true. I’ve read a few restaurant owner accounts of their experiences. The vetting process is lengthy and they also have to ensure that they will be ready for the aftermath. Being on the show understandably causes business to skyrocket.
      I’ve tried some of the restaurants in Orlando…. might do a post about that in the future.🙂

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