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
4550 S Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL 32811

Se7en Bites Bake Shop
617 Primrose Dr
Orlando, FL 32803

The Meatball Stoppe
7325 Lake Underhill Rd
Orlando, FL 32822

The Pastrami Project
175 E Par St
Orlando, FL 32804

Fat One’s Hot Dogs and Italian Ice
8001 Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL32809

Saigon Noodle & Grill
101 N Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32803

Willie’s Pinchos
1718 N Goldenrod Rd
Orlando, FL 32807

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Buya Ramen
911 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

3920 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish
1350 Pasadena Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Danny’s All American Diner
4406 N. Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33610

California Tacos to Go
1450 Skipper Rd.
Tampa, FL 36613

Tampa Bay Brewing Co
1600 E. 8th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605

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Taco Bus
913 E Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603

Keegan’s Seafood Grille
1519 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

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

Alpine Steakhouse
4520 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231


Singleton’s Seafood Shack
4728 Ocean St
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Culhane’s Irish Pub
967 Atlantic Boulevard
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

13 Gypsies
887 Stockton St
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Metro Diner
3302 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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South Florida

Grampa’s Bakery Restaurant
17 SW First Street
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Flakowitz of Boynton Bakery Deli
7410 W Boynton Beach Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Whale’s Rib
2031 NE 2nd St.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Havana Hideout
(Not currently in business)
509 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460

Sonny’s Famous Steak Hogies 1857 N. 66th Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33024

La Camaronera Seafood
1952 West Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33135

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Blue Collar
6730 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

Sakaya Kitchen
3401 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Latin House Burger & Taco Bar
9565 Sunset Dr
Miami, FL 33173

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

Blackbrick Chinese
3451 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33173

Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken
8870 Bird Road #13
Miami, FL 33165

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3328 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Doce Provisions
541 SW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33130

Mr. and Mrs. Bun
15572 Sunset Dr
Miami, FL 33193

The Local Craft Food and Drink
150 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Milly’s Empanada Factory
13911 SW 66th St
Miami, FL 33183

7420 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

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Ivan’s Cookhouse
14815 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33181

Jamaica Kitchen
jamaicakitchen.com8736 SW 72 St.
Miami, FL 33173

Miami Smokers
306 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33125

Scully’s Tavern
9809 SW 72nd St.
Miami, FL 33173

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Benny’s Seafood Restaurant
2500 SW 107th Ave.
South Miami, FL 33165

Whisk Gourmet Foods and Catering
7382 SW 56th Ave
South Miami, FL 33143

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

Hofbrau Beerhall 943 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

1351 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11th Street Diner
1065 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Blue Marlin Fish House Restaurant
2500 NE 163rd St North
Miami Beach, FL 33160

Lous Beer Garden
7337 Harding Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141

Garbo’s Grill
409 Caroline St
Key West, FL 33040

DJ’s Clam Shack
629 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040

Bad Boy Burrito 1220 Simonton St
Key West, FL 33040

Pilot House
13 Seagate Blvd
Key Largo, FL 33037

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The Fish House
102401 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037

DiGiorgio’s Cafe Largo
99530 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037

Shrimp Shack
81901 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036

Green Turtle Inn
81219 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036

MEAT Eatery & Tap Room
88005 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33070


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

  1. Several of my girlfriends and I took a trip to Port St. Joe in July of 2018, three months before Hurricane Michael tore through the panhandle. We rented a beach house and I have to tell you, it was the most relaxing trip I’ve ever been on.

    We ate at Indian Pass in Apalatchacola and they served the best bay shrimp and blackened grouper I ever put in my mouth. We will definitely be returning!

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    1. Oh that’s lovely. Luckily it was before the hurricane. 😕
      If I’m ever up in that area I will have to give that place a try. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation!

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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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    1. 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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        1. Lol, I probably shouldn’t admit this on here but most are dangerously close to where I live. One is within walking distance and another is across the street from where I work. So I really have little hinderance. 😋

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    1. Triple D has a database that you can search by state. The link is in the beginning of this article. I know I’ve seen several episodes that feature Southern California restaurants. I’m sure there are several from Texas as well. Enjoy and feel free to share photos. 😋

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  3. 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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