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5 Best Restaurants in Navarre Florida

5 Best Restaurants in Navarre Florida

5 Best Restaurants in Navarre Florida

Navarre Florida, a beautiful little beach town located between Pensacola and Destin, is fast becoming the new hot spot for family vacations! Formerly known as Northwest Florida’s “Best Kept Secret,” word is getting out at just how marvelous this little laid back beach town can be. If you are planning a trip to visit Navarre Florida with your loved ones, here are our top picks for the 5 Best Restaurants in Navarre Florida.

1. Juana’s Pagodas and Sailor’s Grill.

Topping the list is the long standing Juana’s Pagodas and Sailor’s Grill. This waterfront bar and grill is nestled right at the base of the Navarre Beach Bridge facing the Pensacola Bay and offers food and entertainment for the whole family from sun up to sun down. Their menu offers a delicious variety of soups, salads, burgers, and locally sources seafood dishes you will love. They also offer a complete kids menu, and nothing beats watching the sun set while enjoying one of Chef Jen’s infamous key lime pies!

5 Best Restaurants in Navarre Florida2. JJ Chago’s.

If you aren’t careful, you may pass this amazing little gem of a restaurant located with on Navarre Parkway. JJ Chago’s is a small eatery with a big variety. Offering an eclectic mix of Mexican and American dishes, JJ Chago’s is an absolute must try. They even offer an incredible lineup of gourmet coffees and herbal teas. Be sure to try the buttered Focaccia bread – it alone is worth the stop!

5 Best Restaurants in Navarre Florida3. Ye Olde Brothers Brewery.

Located just up highway 87 is Navarre’s first craft brewery, Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, which not only offers delicious locally brewed, hand crafted beers, but also some of the best pizza you have ever had! Ye Olde Brothers Brewery combines southern hospitality with small town charm. You can sample a beer flight to find your favorite while dining on your favorite specialty pizza, sandwiches, or smoked barbecue favorites.

5 Best Restaurants in Navarre Florida4. East River Smoke House.

The “Best Barbeque on the Beach” can be found right on the Navarre Parkway at the East River Smokehouse. The East River Smokehouse uses their own family signature seasonings to smoke all of their meats for 18 hours for the perfect, most tender barbeque you have ever had. Even their sides are amazing – nothing beats a good homemade potato salad! You can enjoy live music every Friday night or catch the big game with 6 big screens on the Deck Bar and another 12 inside!

5 Best Restaurants in Navarre Florida5. Lagerheads on the Gulf.

This funky beach front hangout offers burgers and other American favorites. Lagerheads on the Gulf is located right at the base of the Navarre Fishing Pier and offers a one of a kind view of those gorgeous white sandy beaches. They also offer live entertainment from local bands and often you can watch people playing volleyball right off the back deck. Lagerheads on the Gulf is a perfect place for you to dine and relax like a local.

5 Best Restaurants in Navarre FloridaWhether you are a Santa Rosa County local or just stopping by for a visit, these five restaurants are sure to satisfy the whole family! Check out our 5 Reasons to Vacation in Navarre Florida.

Lynsey from Moscato Mom was hosted on this trip to Navarre Beach, Florida. All opinions are her own.

Please check out some of her other travel posts: Kindness Rocks in Pensacola | The Emerald Grande in Destin Florida | 5 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii | The Wharf Uncooked Food & Wine Festival

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  1. I have actually never been to Florida. However, now I know where to eat when I finally make my way there!!!

  2. robin rue

    I would love to eat at all of these places! I would go to Ye Old Brother Brewery first!

  3. Oh wow! That food looks amazing. I am going to add this to one of my many bookmarks for places to eat when we travel. Om nom nom.

  4. I will be adding this to my travel list! This place looks beautiful and the food is making hungry just looking at it! 

  5. Amy Desrosiers

    I have never had the pleasure of checking out any part of Florida. Posts like these really make me want to vacation there sooner than later.

  6. I’ve been really craving Mexican food lately so JJ Chago’s looks like something that would totally be to my liking. Those tacos you’ve shown us a picture of – yum, yum, yum!

  7. I don’t think that I’ve ever heard of Navarre before. Now I need to see it on a map. And no matter where I am, I’m always down for food!

  8. Claudia Krusch

    I am hoping to be in the area this fall. I will have to be sure to go to Ye Olde Brothers Brewery.

  9. I would LOVE to go to the Ye Old Brothers Brewery for beers and pizza! I’ll have to put Navarre, Florida, on my must-visit list!

  10. I’d love to head down to Navarre and check some of these places out. I think JJ Chago’s sounds particularly good.

  11. I’ve never been to Florida. The Ye Olde BrothersBrewery looks like it would be a lot of fun. We have places like that locally which are amazing. Florida is definitely on my bucket list. .

  12. I think I would really enjoy the Ye Olde Brothers Brewery. I love trying new beers. And I love a big burger with an ice cold beer!

  13. I love discovering new places to eat when we travel. I will have to add these to my list of places to try the next time we go to Florida.

  14. Makes me wanna jump on a plane to Florida. This looks like a fabulous vacation.

  15. These all sound like they’re worth checking out. I really like trying out different restaurants when I travel! I think these are awesome and the food looks amazing.

  16. You just made my restaurant list for our next trip to Destin/Navarre!

  17. Those all sound great. Just the pictures have me hankering to take a trip down to Navarre.

  18. You are giving away this great secret place to be a great vacation place and a great place for restaurants. Who wouldn’t like a nice cold beer and pizza place on vacation.

  19. Ok I must go to Navarre Florida now, so many delicious restaurant options to choose from. I would certainly have to watch what I eat when I return from there 😉 Great list, love it!

  20. Pam

    All of that food looks so good. We were actually in Navarre Beach last year but we didn’t eat at any of these restaurants.

  21. Oh my goodness what some delicious sounding places to stop for a bite to eat, I could definitely see me popping into all of them for a bite to eat.

  22. Don’t laugh, but I would have to eat at East River Smoke House just because I love the ice they have in their drinks. That is the best ice ever!!

  23. Jeanine

    Wow all this food looks amazing. I would love to check out Navarre Florida great to know! Love finding great restaurants before I travel to any new places!

  24. All these food look delicious! I will try these next time we travel to Navarre, Florida! Thanks for sharing these!

  25. These all sound like delicious dining options. My husband would insist on trying Ye Olde Brothers Brewery first. Nothing like a good beer and a little sunshine he says.

  26. I feel bad that I haven’t fully explored Florida and the awesome places where you can eat good food there! I think these are all worth checking out!

  27. Angela Milnes

    I love foods and I love discovering new foods I wish I can go in Florida someday and try their best places.

  28. Brenda

    Actually we LOVED Scooter’s and Alphy’s fish house. They have yummy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes.  (Yes!  Breakfast at a fish house, but get there before 10:00 a.m).  

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