#100 of 130 Pensacola Beach Restaurants

South Market (Pensacola)

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Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

As a popular Pensacola date night destination, South Market offers a contemporary spin on American classics, including all your favorite entrees and drinks. Hit the patio for a pleasant dining experience just steps from your favorite destinations.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Looking for a Pensacola dining destination that feels both relaxed and classy? Stop in at South Market, where you’ll find friendly vibes, an original, yet comforting menu, and wonderful cocktails that help you unwind in style.

When you set foot in South Market, you will be refreshed by the open layout and the sleek decor. The restaurant has a hint of southern style, but not so much to detract from the contemporary design.

If you have the opportunity to sit outside, take advantage of it. The restaurant’s location allows for excellent people watching, especially if you hang out on the patio. Your proximity to Seville Square will allow you to listen in on special events such as Jazz Fest.

The atmosphere may be pleasant, but the real appeal lies with the menu, where you’ll find everything tuna dip to chicken piccata. Seafood dominates the menu but there are plenty of other options available for those who aren’t fond of fish or shrimp. Don’t forget to end your meal with dessert, as South Market offers a rotating selection of cheesecake. You’ll also find bread pudding, creme brulee, and gluten-free chocolate torte.

Don’t stop without treating yourself to dessert. A strong cocktail will make your experience that much better. You’ll find a great blend of traditional options and innovative drinks, so don’t hesitate to order your favorite to accompany your meal.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Tuna Poke Nachos
Nachos are always a hit — and South Market’s take on this classic appetizer is sure to please hungry groups. Eat your fill of tuna piled high on a bed of tortilla chips and topped with mozzarella cheese, jalapeños, and onions. A zesty corn salsa and sriracha aioli add plenty of flavor.

Stuffed Redfish
Get your fill of seafood with this order, which features a filet stuffed with crab cake. Better yet, this entree comes with a generous portion of mashed potatoes and sauteed broccoli.

Bacon Jam Burger
Not all those who visit South Market love fish. Those on the hunt for more turf and less surf will prefer this bacon burger, which comes complete with steakhouse blend certified Angus beef on a brioche bun. The Angus and bun are amazing in and of themselves, but the bacon onion jam is the star of the show. Lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese elevate the burger even further.

Strawberry Fields Salad
Enjoy a light taste of spring year-round with a fresh salad adorned with chopped chicken, feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, candied pecans, and of course, generous amounts of strawberry.

Seared Ahi Tuna Steak
Fresh from the Gulf, this sesame seared ahi tuna steak is a favorite with the locals but also appeals to visitors with sophisticated tastes. This dish comes with sesame oil glazed green beans as well as a classic must-have alongside any steak—mashed potatoes.

Take your culinary experience up a notch while still enjoying relaxed vibes at South Market. Everything you could want from Pensacola fine dining can be found at this conveniently located destination, so stop in for a good time.

Insider Tips:
– South Market regularly changes things up with new menu items, so it’s worth visiting on multiple occasions. Stop by the restaurant’s official Facebook page to learn more about upcoming additions to its culinary lineup.
– As a dog-friendly restaurant, South Market encourages you to bring your pooch to the patio. Your server will even provide a water bowl to keep your pup hydrated.
– If you prefer to order for pickup, feel free to do so with the restaurant’s online ordering system. Accessible from the South Market website, this ordering option is easy to navigate. Reservations for dining in can also be made online.