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Waterfront Dining

Wakulla County in Florida offers a range of dining experiences with both freshwater and Gulf front views, ensuring a memorable culinary adventure. If you’re seeking a view of Wakulla County’s freshwater features, Riverside Café and Outz’s Too on the St. Marks River provide a delightful dining experience. Situated by the river, these establishments offer serene views as you enjoy your meal, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.

The beautiful view of the sunset from the waterfront cafe. For a truly unique setting, head to Wakulla Springs Lodge in Wakulla Springs State Park, located on the bank of the breathtaking Wakulla Spring. Indulge in delicious food while marveling at the beauty of the spring. After your meal, take a leisurely walk to the nearby swimming area, where you may even spot a manatee or alligator, adding a touch of excitement to your visit. Riverside Café, Outz’s Too, and Wakulla Springs Lodge combine picturesque views with mouthwatering cuisine, ensuring a dining experience to remember.

If you’re looking for a dining experience with a scenic Gulf front view, Wakulla County has some fantastic options as well. Trident and Seineyard at Rock Landing, both located on Dickerson Bay in Panacea, FL, provide the perfect opportunity to savor a delicious fresh caught meal while enjoying the tranquil surroundings, watching boats cruise by, and perhaps catching a glimpse of marine life. Another local favorite is Angelo’s Seafood Restaurant, situated on the Ochlockonee Bay, where you can indulge in the seafood caught fresh from the Gulf of Mexico while being treated to breathtaking sunsets that create a truly memorable experience. Whether you choose to dine at Trident and Seineyard or Angelo’s, these Gulf front restaurants not only offer delectable cuisine but also mesmerizing views that add an extra touch of magic to your dining experience in Wakulla County.

Fresh Seafood Markets

Want to try your hand at preparing a fresh seafood dish? Head to one of our seafood markets to have your pick of anything from fish to crab to oysters!


You’ve heard the early bird gets the worm! Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast in Wakulla County! If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, head to the Shack located in St. Marks. They offer a scrumptious menu featuring items like quiche and monkey toast, all accompanied by specialty coffees. In Crawfordville, you can visit Breakfast Station #12, for a delicious traditional breakfast and cup of coffee. If you’re on the go and need a quick breakfast, Rocky’s or Food-n-fill #2 have a variety of options ranging from freshly baked doughnuts to traditional breakfast fare. Whether you prefer a sit-down meal or a grab-and-go option, these breakfast spots in Wakulla County will ensure that you start your day with a satisfying meal.

Land Lovers

Wakulla County offers a wide variety of culinary delights, catering to both seafood enthusiasts and land lovers alike. If you’re a seafood fanatic, there are plenty of seafood restaurants to choose from in the area. (For a list of seafood restaurants, click here.) However, if you prefer to indulge in other flavors, Wakulla County has you covered as well. BW’s Grill in downtown Crawfordville is a must-visit for those seeking Southern comfort food. Their menu features a range of mouthwatering options, including chicken fried chicken and specialty hamburgers, ensuring a satisfying meal for all. For an authentic taste of Mexico, head to Las Palmas in Panacea, where you can enjoy flavorful Mexican meals and sip on refreshing margaritas. And for those craving barbecue, Hamaknockers BBQ is the place to go for tender ribs, juicy pulled pork, and specialty wraps.


Wakulla County takes pride in its deep connection to the waters and the rich history of seafood. Almost every seafood restaurant in the area pays homage to this heritage by featuring some variation of a mullet dish on their menus. Mullet, a local delicacy, has been a staple in the diets of Wakulla locals for centuries, whether it’s prepared fried or served in a dip. To experience the authentic flavors of Wakulla, a visit to Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea or Porter Island in Crawfordville is highly recommended. These establishments offer a genuine taste of the local seafood cuisine that has been enjoyed for generations. For those seeking both great food and a breathtaking view, Angelos on the Ochlockonee Bay or Trident and The Seineyard on Dickerson Bay are excellent choices. These waterfront restaurants provide not only delicious meals but also stunning views, allowing you to savor your food while enjoying the scenic beauty of Wakulla County.

Wakulla is home to dozens of unique local restaurants that specialize in many different types of cuisine. When you eat in Wakulla, you’ll find plenty of seafood fresh from the gulf, friendly service, and atmospheres that range from waterfront casual to comfortably upscale (but never stuffy)!

This guide provides a list of local restaurants in Wakulla County, as well as an interactive map for you to plan your eating tour!

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