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Top Restaurants On Florida’s Adventure Coast

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In addition to being the “Only City of Live Mermaids” and home to some of Florida’s most charismatic wildlife- manatees and dolphins, Weeki Wachee boasts a variety of great paddling locations and good eats that hit the spot! Want to combine the two for a day filled with great times and great food?  Get Up and Go Kayaking offers 100% clear kayak tours that take you on an adventure to the best Florida’s Adventure Coast has to offer on the Weeki Wachee River or Pine Island! These two ecotours give you the best opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and spot wildlife like manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays and bald eagles! When you’ve worked up an appetite, use our guide to help you decide!

Best Authentic Southern Food: Florida Cracker Kitchen

Florida Cracker Kitchen is a unique and animated eatery that offers an authentically southern adventure with a twist! Located in the heart of Brooksville there is something for everyone including vegan and vegetarian options that celebrate Florida’s rich cowboy history! Don’t pass on the cinnamon roll if you’re going to be paddling with us!

Best Barbecue: LaurieCue

LaurieCue always smokin’ hot and always served with a side of sass and great conversation! Lauri prepares everything homemade including her rubs and sauces daily! They also have a soft spot for pups so be sure to stop by after a paddle with us!

Best Outdoor Dining: Silver Dolphin Restaurant

The Silver Dolphin provides an outdoor dining experience that will make you feel like you’re dining in nature! Be sure to bring a few quarters, each one gets you a handful of fish food that you can sprinkle off their dock for the fish! Keep your eyes on the water and you might be lucky enough to spot one of Florida’s big 3- alligators!

Best Sunset Views:

Willy’s Tropical Breeze Cafe offers the only Gulf front eating in the area! A casual and quick eatery where you can watch the sunset while you grab a mahi wrap, lemonade or ice cream and kick back on the beach after your clear kayak paddle to island paradise! Please note there is a $5 fee to access the beach.

Top Rated: Greek CIty Cafe

Greek City offers a healthy bite to eat! Refreshing and light, Greek City boasts one of top ratings in the county and is located close to our locations! We recommend trying the lemon bar for your sweet tooth or if you prefer salty their greek feta fries are a favorite!

PICTURE 1: Credit: Florida Cracker Kitchen
PICTURE 2: LaurieCue
PICTURE 3: Silver Dolphin