Eat Things, Drink Things

On St. George Island

You won’t have to go far to partake in St. George Island’s local eateries and watering holes. From restaurants with a view to SGI’s sweet shops, visitors have delightful options to choose from.

First, rise, shine, and get your caffeine at Bayside Coffee Company. Then, grab your groceries from the locally owned and operated Sparks and Sons’ Island Grocery.

Enjoy lunch, dinner, and live music into the night at the famous Harry A’s Bar & Grill. Try the many beach-casual dining options for lunch like BJ’s Pizza & Subs or The Beach Pit’s seafood and Texas-style BBQ.

Dine on the deck with your dog at the Blue Parrot Oceanfront Café, play cornhole in the courtyard at Mango Mike’s Sports Bar & Grill, or wash down a plate of oysters with a beer at Paddy’s Raw Bar.

Keep the beach day energy high with burgers and dogs from The Food Truck, and choose from over 40 flavors of snow cones at the Sweet Surf. Then, after a day of sunbathing, you and the kiddos can satisfy your sweet tooth with small-batch cake donuts at Weber’s Little Donut Shop or Aunty Ebby’s hand-dipped ice cream.

Off the Island

Folks from all over the Panhandle know and love Franklin County’s restaurants and bars. Discover Florida’s coastal cuisine from fine dining to oyster dives that serve fresh catches of the day from the Gulf, Apalachicola’s world-famous oysters, homemade cooking, and authentic southern cuisine.

Directly over the bridge in Eastpoint, stop by one of the oldest packinghouses in the state of Florida, Lynn’s Quality Oysters, offering Apalachicola oysters and an array of seafood caught daily. Next, enjoy a “brew with a view” at the Eastpoint Beer Company. Family dinners can be had under the live oak trees at Poppi D’s, followed by a round of themed mini golf at the Red Pirate Family Grill, at North Florida’s favorite Mexican restaurant El Jalisco, or indulging in bona fide Italian cooking at Mangia 850.

Head west, hear wind chimes fashioned from oyster shells and meet seasoned raw-bar regulars at one of the many dives and bars in “Apalach.” Historic Apalachicola sits on the shore of Apalachicola Bay and boasts many waterfront venues. As soon as you cross over the causeway, visitors are greeted by the iconic Gibson Inn. Built in 1907 and recently renovated after Hurricane Michael, you’ll want to linger on the porch in a rocking chair after breakfast at Franklin Cafe.

Enjoy daily chef’s selections downtown at the Owl Café, and once you’re there, go downstairs to try one of their 16 taps. Want more beer? Head across the street to the renowned Oyster City Brewing Co. What about those raw bars? Take your pick! Next door to Oyster City is the locally loved Hole in the Wall Seafood & Oyster Bar. And very nearby is the quirky vibe of the Station Raw Bar, the trendy, upscale Up the Creek Raw Bar, and on Scipio Creek is Half Shell Dockside.

For a more down-home feel, drive east to Carrabelle. Classic American fare is available at the Marine Street Grill and Two Brothers at the Beach. Get southern food slow-cooked and scratch-made at Forgotten Coast Barbeque and Up Grit Creek. Choose your seafood adventure at the Seafood Shack or the Fisherman’s Wife.