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Things to do in Downtown, Pensacola

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
“Seville Quarter contains a number of restaurants and bars, and is often where it's happening if something is happening downtown.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is probably our favorite seafood place in Pensacola, with breathtaking views and always a nice cool breeze on the deck, The Fish House has delicious daily specials and the all time favorite "Grits-A-Yaya" (Shrimp and Gouda Grits). Their sister restaurant next door makes awesome sushi and you have the option to order that as well! Don't forget to try the Soul Rolls as an appetizer!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Pensacola's Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team provide a fun time for the family. Tickets are cheap and the food and drink in the ballpark is very reasonable.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This open air market spans three blocks and hosts over 60 different vendors with art, food, apparel, and crafts. Palafox Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, rain or shine.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and museums. Plan to spend a day at the museums and an evening of nightlife on Palafox Street.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located on the Marina, lovely setting, great food, a step up from your basic restaurant. Great cocktail menu too”
  • 31 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The University of West Florida Pensacola Museum of Art augments the academic and community missions of the University and the UWF Historic Trust Museums by promoting an open and inclusive space of discovery and dialogue rooted in art, ideas and culture. We aim to facilitate the preservation, understanding, and engagement of visual culture for audiences in the Northwest Florida region and beyond through our permanent collection, interpretive programs, a vital and dynamic exhibition schedule, academic research and education. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Can always count on a great meal here. A bit more upscale but very much worth it.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Night Club
“Excellent local club - local and touring bands play here, something going on almost every night if the week. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Store
“Wonderful place for live Broadway shows, concerts and more. Beautiful inside and amazing sound for all the entertainment that is performed there. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great food! Wake up hungry?? This is the perfect spot to grab breakfast or brunch. My favorite dishes are a tex mex breakfast plate called the Migas and the traditional Southern Breakfast. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Great location for the beer lovers in the group. Hundreds of beers available along with all other manner of cocktails and wines. Fun spot to enjoy their outdoor courtyard or people watch on Palafox St.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“Our flagship museum is the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, which is housed in the three-story Mediterranean Revival architecture of the former Pensacola City Hall and was built in 1907. The Wentworth Museum, a highlight of the self-guided tour, is a general history museum with galleries dedicated to both permanent and changing exhibits. The first floor houses the Wentworth Store and ticket desk. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Want to try some of the best fried chicken you’ll ever taste, Five Sisters is the place to visit! With a blues atmosphere and live music on the weekends, you’ll love the New Orleans vibe. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Natural Grocery one block away from home. For those looking to eat healthy, this is a must stop. Also have a great takeout bar with all manner of delicious foods with an area to dine in.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“By far the best food in Pensacola. Pricey and requires a reservation, but well worth it.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Seville Quarter contains a number of restaurants and bars, and is often where it's happening if something is happening downtown.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is probably our favorite seafood place in Pensacola, with breathtaking views and always a nice cool breeze on the deck, The Fish House has delicious daily specials and the all time favorite "Grits-A-Yaya" (Shrimp and Gouda Grits). Their sister restaurant next door makes awesome sushi and you have the option to order that as well! Don't forget to try the Soul Rolls as an appetizer!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
“Located on the Marina, lovely setting, great food, a step up from your basic restaurant. Great cocktail menu too”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Can always count on a great meal here. A bit more upscale but very much worth it.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great food! Wake up hungry?? This is the perfect spot to grab breakfast or brunch. My favorite dishes are a tex mex breakfast plate called the Migas and the traditional Southern Breakfast. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Great location for the beer lovers in the group. Hundreds of beers available along with all other manner of cocktails and wines. Fun spot to enjoy their outdoor courtyard or people watch on Palafox St.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Want to try some of the best fried chicken you’ll ever taste, Five Sisters is the place to visit! With a blues atmosphere and live music on the weekends, you’ll love the New Orleans vibe. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“By far the best food in Pensacola. Pricey and requires a reservation, but well worth it.”
  • 24 locals recommend

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