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Eat Like A Local

Why leave the beach when you don’t have to? Pensacola Beach has some incredible restaurants just a few steps from Hilton Pensacola Beach. Whether you’re looking for burgers the size of your head or tacos bursting with flavor straight from the Gulf of Mexico, our beach has you covered when hunger strikes. There are plenty of amazing spots to chow down, but we thought we would share a few of our favorites.


Bonsai offers guests an elevated Japanese experience from its slightly hidden location on the 2nd floor of the Hilton Pensacola Beach.The innovative Sushi team at Bonsai has created a truly inspired menu of gourmet sushi, Wagyu beef, hand rolled ramen, top shelf sake, specialty cocktails you can’t find anywhere else, aged soy and their signature smoked tuna roll topped with hackleback caviar. Bonsai provides unobstructed Gulf views and is Pensacola Beach’s most exclusive culinary dining experience.
12 Via De Luna Dr
(850) 932-8194

Fish Heads

Fun. Fast. Fresh. That’s the Fish Heads motto. If you’re looking for an open-air spot that has an unobstructed view of the Gulf this is the restaurant you want to visit. Located behind the Fairfield Inn & Suites, their elevated deck puts you at the perfect vantage point to see straight out to the sugary sands of Pensacola Beach. While you’re enjoying the view you’ll be able to munch on some fun and flavorful delights. They are known for their tacos, sandwiches, fresh salads, seafood plates, and hotdogs. Don’t let the casual menu fool you, they take great care to make sure each bite is better than the last. Don’t forget to grab a frozen cocktail or a cocktail bucket to enjoy with your meal.
16 Via De Luna Dr
(850) 932-1889

Piazza Pizza

Piazza Pizza is conveniently located inside Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach and is the only pizza establishment to offer prompt delivery service anywhere on the beach. That’s right! Don’t feel like going out once you’re nestled in your hotel room? Don’t worry they will deliver your pizza straight to you. They offer thin-crust, 14″ New York Style pizza that is made with the finest, quality ingredients. Their dough and sauce are made in house with their signature (and secret) recipe. Their pizza toppings arrive fresh from local purveyors, which they prep in their kitchen. You can build your own or try one of their popular creations such as the Chicken Bacon Ranch, the Meatzza, or the Spicy Hawaiian. When you don’t feel like heading out to dinner, call Piazza to deliver!
2 Via De Luna Dr
(850) 565-1980


Salt offers a welcoming haven where people come together to enjoy fresh from the Gulf cuisine and share in the joy of good company. Located in the Hilton Pensacola Beach, from the moment you step into their inviting space, you’ll feel transported to a world of warmth and relaxation. Inspired by the vibrant flavors and rich cultural traditions of the Mediterranean, their dishes are created from scratch using the freshest and most flavorful ingredients available. You’ll enjoy items like their house-made Mediterranean dips, signature dishes such as Arroz a la Marinera and Seafood Linguini filled with Gulf seafood, house-made rotating desserts, and carefully curated cocktails. They invite you to experience coastal dining like you never have before.
12 Via De Luna Dr
(850) 343-6791

Red Fish Blue Fish

Overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound, Red Fish Blue Fish offers inspired Southern fare on Pensacola Beach. You can enjoy everything from fresh oysters and po’boy sandwiches on world famous Gambino’s bread to their delectable chicken brussels sandwich and different offerings of tacos.They have fun lawn games, fire pits and the perfect seating for you to enjoy the “best backyard on the beach.” Bring your family, friends, kids, or dog and grab a bite while you take in the view.
5B Via De Luna Dr
(850) 677-8899


Located inside the Holiday Inn Resort, Riptides Sports Grill & Tiki Bar has something for everyone. Their menu is packed with everything from seaside sandwiches and buccaneer burgers to tasty tacos and fantastic flatbreads. You can enjoy your food inside the restaurant or outside on their patio area that overlooks the pool and lazy river. Only moments from the Gulf, the Tiki Bar has amazing views and offers shade on those hot summer days while you’re sipping on one of their cocktails that comes in a 32 ounce bucket you can take with you when you leave!
14 Via De Luna Dr
(850) 932-5331

Water Pig BBQ

Looking for BBQ? Head over to Water Pig where you can experience an unparalleled open-air atmosphere to enjoy authentic, low and slow smoked BBQ, delectable homemade side dishes, and one of a kind libations. Just steps from the Santa Rosa Sound, the setting offers everything you need for a perfect beachside day or evening. Whether it is on the raised deck watching your children play in the sand, or bar-side overlooking the sound, they have the ideal place for you to tuck into some BBQ on the water!
5 Via De Luna Dr
(850) 565-4863