#119 of 130 Pensacola Beach Restaurants

Mellow Mushroom – Pensacola

Enter the Psychedelic World of Mellow Mushroom Pensacola
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The eclectic, groovy, environment, with psychedelic art and hippie-inspired paintings, all complete with a profusion of colors and fun features make Mellow Mushroom Pensacola a must-visit eatery. Also, you won’t at all mind the delicious made-to-order options you can try that even cater to those with dietary restrictions. They are all about the love in everything they do, so make sure you stop by and visit when in the area for a fantastic meal in a fun, Bohemian atmosphere.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

As the originators of hand-tossed and stone-baked classic southern pizza, Mellow Mushroom is a way of being and a mellow state of mind. Its mission is to provide delicious food in a fun, creative, eclectic, environment that is open and welcoming to all. Founded originally in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974, there are now many locations throughout the nation including this beloved Pensacola branch. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated providing a unique feel and heightened customer service experience. 

The Mellow Mushroom-Pensacola branch features the best pizza in all of Pensacola. Located on Bayou Boulevard, in the same parking lot as the AMC Bayou Movie Theater, this Mellow location is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. The food is excellent and the surrounding area with the Gulf breeze and Pensacola Beach makes it that much better! 

Though their specialty is pizza, that is far from your only option when visiting Mellow. In fact, you can choose from a burger, Mellow salad, sandwich, calzone, hoagie, or more. There are 72 draft beers available as well, featuring brews from Pensacola Bay, Oyster City, and Funky Buddha. That’s to say nothing of the tasty, handcrafted cocktails. Also, it’s worth noting that many of the featured pizzas at Mellow can be made either vegan or gluten-free for guests with dietary restrictions. 

From its beginnings in the 70s, Mellow has embraced artwork and loved to combine the love of all things artistic with excellent food made with only the freshest of ingredients. In its earliest days, the artwork was custom-made by local artists who were friends of the owners, with pizza and beer as their primary means of compensation for their efforts. Throughout the decades, the atmosphere has evolved somewhat but still holds dear the artistic foundation that formed its underpinning. Each Mellow also strives to bring together its community of artists to reflect the culture of the community in which it serves. Consequently, each store is a bit different with its own unique offerings. Therefore, visiting a Mellow Mushroom is not only a great way to enjoy a good meal, but it’s a neat way to embrace the local culture. 

To list the menu in its entirety for the Mellow Mushroom-Pensacola location would be impossible as there are simply too many wonderful dishes to highlight. However, the following are some of the must-try items when you visit this fun eatery. 

When visiting Mellow Mushroom-Pensacola, you must try…

Stone Baked Pizzas
This is a specialty of Mellow. Each offering is hand-crafted and baked to order. Options include the Great White, with an olive and garlic base with sun-dried roasted tomatoes, authentic sheep’s milk feta cheese, provolone, fresh basil, seasoned ricotta, mozzarella, onions, and Roma tomatoes. The House Special features Mellow red sauce base and ground beef, sausage, ham, pepperoni, mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, onions, green peppers, bacon, and black olives. There are many other stone-baked options to choose from as well. 

Hoagies and Sandwiches
There are a variety of options to choose from among the sandwiches and hoagies. For example, the California Club, with grilled children, applewood smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes, avocado, and garlic aioli on a multigrain ciabatta is just one of the many options. 

Magic Mocktails and Enchanted Teas
Even the drinks at Mellow are eclectic and sensational. Try the Strawberry Lemon-Limeade, featuring house-made lemonade, with strawberry puree and fresh lemon and lime juice, the Peach Iced Tea, with all-natural peach puree’ and Lipton Iced Tea, and more while visiting this location. 

Liquid Karma Cocktails
The scratch-made mixers and stellar spirits are other favorites at Mellow. You can choose from a wide variety of options including the RB Margarita, the Peach Buzz, Sunset in Paradise, Jam ‘N Juice, and more. 

Insider Tips:
-Mellow Mushroom also features apparel and other fun gear. Be sure to stop by and shop the Yellow Room or order online for your own groovy offerings. 
-Sign up for Mellow Mushroom rewards for birthday treats, special deals, free pizza, and more.