#81 of 132 Pensacola Beach Restaurants

Paradise Bar and Grill

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Paradise Bar & Grill – Where to Go for Dinner, Dancing, and Great Times for All
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

As the music and drinks flow freely all through the day and well into the night, Paradise Bar & Grill is the place to go when you want to have a great time. Their amazing food is just the cherry on top of the cake, keeping your belly full and energy up for hours more fun. While you eat delicious treats, sip your drinks, or simply dance the night away, amazing views all around will have you planning your next trip here before you even leave.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

When you come to the Paradise Bar & Grill, the sand and surf provide the perfect backdrop for an amazing day and night full of fun. The combination of live music and free-flowing drinks promises to keep you having an awesome time, though their food is no slouch either.

From boiled Gulf shrimp to fried oysters, they have everything you could want from a waterfront restaurant. But do not discount their turf fare either, as their burgers, cheesesteaks, and chicken fingers are all well worth a try. You can order a full meal or just snack on appetizers to your heart’s content, depending on how full you want to get before hitting the dance floor. To complement your tasty treats, you can select from their huge beverage menu, which has brews and mixed drinks galore.  

As an open-air bar, this restaurant does not go all out in the décor, allowing the beautiful beach and waterway to capture your gaze. They are not keen on providing cozy seating either, as most patrons spend minimal time dining before hitting the sand once again. All their seating is waterproof, so you can feel good about hopping in the water and rolling in the sand before grabbing a table. They even have picnic tables on the beach that allow you to keep your toes warm in the sand as you eat and sip your drinks.

Their most coveted menu items include:

Crab Cake Bites
Although just eight tasty morsels, the Crab Cake Bites will leave you wondering where they have been all your life. These tiny cakes are made using lump crab and a special blend of seasonings. Then, the mixture is deep-fried to a rich golden brown and served with homemade remoulade sauce.

Renee’s Shrimp Salad
Renee’s Shrimp Salad starts with fresh Gulf shrimp, boiled to perfection. After that, they are peeled and chopped, then mixed with mayo, herbs, and spices. Homemade chips are served alongside for scooping up the shrimp salad with gusto.

Black and Blue Burger
Made with the highest-quality certified Angus beef, the Black and Blue Burger will have you writing home to tell everyone about its magnificence. This burger is thrown on the grill to cook to your desired level of doneness, and then topped with a huge portion of blue cheese. Fries come with your burger and perfectly complement its robust flavors.

As a true classic, the Reuben takes a special touch to get it just right and the folks at Paradise easily make that happen. This sandwich features hot corned beef topped with sauerkraut, piled high on marble rye. Swiss cheese and homemade thousand island dressing complete this picture of perfection, as does the potato salad that comes alongside.

Depending on the weather and band member preferences, musicians play live on the open-air stage or beneath the canopy. There is no cover charge for the shows, allowing everyone to join in on the fun at their leisure. You can pop in to watch the show whenever you want or just listen to the music flowing through the air from your table. Either way, you will sure to be dancing across the beach in no time flat.

Insider Tips:
– When this bar is busy, they tend to limit menu items and refuse to serve take away orders.
– At all hours, a surcharge is applied to take away orders.
– Although they have outdoor tables, this restaurant does not allow dogs near the other patrons. You can take your food and drinks over to their designated doggie beach area to dine with your canines, however.