Our Favorite St. George Island Restaurants

Welcome to St. George Island, a hidden gem nestled along Florida’s historic ‘Gold Coast’. Our quaint little island spans just over 28 miles in total length and enjoys a small-town charm that simply can’t be found at other Gulf Coast beaches.

Known for fantastic fishing, beautiful blue water, and our historic lighthouse, St. George Island is a popular destination for families and couples seeking a quiet beach retreat.

Of course, it’s not a proper vacation without indulging in the local cuisine, and St. George Island does not disappoint! Seafood is at the heart of the island’s culinary scene, though the area offers a fairly diverse array of restaurants considering the intimate size. All of the island’s restaurants are located along the main downtown stretch, which is easily walkable and close to many of the island’s popular attractions.


If you’re wondering where the locals go, we’ve got you covered. Check out our five favorite restaurants on St. George Island!

Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe


68 E Gorrie Dr, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2987


Consistently ranked one of the top outdoor beach bars along the Florida Gulf Coast, Blue Parrot Cafe delivers an authentic beach experience. The colorful, tiki-inspired decor sets the tone for this funky beach cafe. The diverse menu favors fresh seafood with items like peel and eat shrimp, local oysters, Bahamian conch fritters, lobster bisque, and plenty of fried seafood plates to feed a crowd. Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to a beach bar without a fun beach cocktail to match—and the Blue Parrot Cafe menu does not disappoint! Embrace the tropics with selections like a rum runner, mai tai, or the signature St. George Island Breeze.


Top Picks: Smoked yellowfin tuna dip, world famous seafood platter


Beach Pit

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49 W Pine Ave, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 799-1020


BBQ lovers, rejoice! Many BBQ enthusiasts are pleased to find this classic southern cuisine right in the heart of the St. George Island. Beach Pit embraces Texas-style BBQ, which calls for very little additional seasoning (outside of a generous rub of salt and pepper, of course) and a ‘low and slow’ approach to cooking. The fall-off-the-bone tender result is sure to make your mouth water. The menu features slow-cooked pork, sausage, turkey, brisket, and ribs, in addition to burgers, steaks, and seafood. Beach Pit also boasts a pet-friendly screened in patio, perfect for dining with your furry friends, and a convenient takeout menu for dinner on the fly.

Top Picks: Baby back rib plate, sample platter (beef, pork, sausage, and spare rib)


BJ’s Pizza & Subs

105 Gulf Beach Dr W, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2805


Can’t decide between pizza or sushi? Why not both? This strange combo is actually a match made in heaven for picky eaters or groups that just can’t decide! The unpretentious, family-friendly atmosphere is perfect for families or groups seeking a casual spot to kick back after a long day at the beach. All pizzas are made in-house, down to the crust and sauces, and the sushi menu features locally-sourced, fresh seafood. Don’t have time to dine-in? No worries—call BJ’s and place an order to go!


Top Picks: Buffalo chicken pizza, Ulee’s gold roll (sushi)


Doc Myers’ Island Pub & Sports

36 W Pine Ave, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 799-1930


Simple food, fresh flavors, and fast, friendly service—that’s what Doc Myers’ does best. The vibe of this island joint is clubhouse meets tiki bar, for an elevated beach dining experience without the pomp and circumstance of a formal steakhouse. The menu includes a variety of appetizers, tacos, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and baskets. Brunch is where Doc Myers’ really shines, with breakfast favorites like homemade biscuits and gravy, southern shrimp and grits, and Doc’s famous Bloody Mary. It’s not hard to get on Island Time at this St. George Island favorite!


Top Picks: ‘Bottle Caps’ (fried jalapenos with roasted garlic remoulade), Doc’s Burger


St. George Cantina


37 E Pine Ave, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2222


Are you craving a bit of south of the border fare? If so, St. George Cantina has just what the doctor ordered! This funky, fresh local cantina offers classic Mexican cuisine and homemade margaritas that are sure to please even the pickiest palate. Get started with an order of guacamole or cheese dip, and then enjoy your pick of tacos, burritos, bowls, or plates. Add in a margarita (or two… or three…), available in seven unique flavors, and you’ve got yourself the perfect Mexican meal in paradise!


Top Picks: Gulf shrimp taco, mango margarita


Paddy’s Raw Bar


240 3rd St E, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2299


‘A sunny place for shady people’—this local joint embraces their local roots with a casual, ‘divey’ atmosphere, friendly service, and tons of fun for visitors and locals alike. The dining area features a wide-open outdoor deck with colorful tables and umbrellas for coverage. Many first-time visitors are surprised to find fresh, local oysters on the menu, served in nine unique preparations. Other menu highlights include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and other fresh seafood selections. And, there’s always something happening at Paddy’s! The bar hosts live music, team trivia, karaoke, and special events throughout the week.


Top Picks: Big Fish SGI Oysters, Redneck Caviar (homemade bean and veggie dip with tortilla chips)

Sweet Surf

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29 E Gulf Beach Dr, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 653-6885


Craving something sweet? As the name suggests, Sweet Surf is the island’s premier purveyor of sugary goodness. Located right next to Dali’s Seafood right along East Gulf Beach Drive, this colorful snack shack is hard to miss. Small but mighty, Sweet Surf serves up nostalgic beach classics, like old fashioned Italian Ice and soft serve ice cream. Design your own concoction or combine the two for a one-of-a-kind treat. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, indulge in the chocolate dipped key lime pie!


Top Picks: Chocolate covered key lime pie, freshly squeezed lemonade


Visit our St. George Island blog for more local recommendations and check out our seasonal specials to start planning your stay!