By Will Borger


Florida may be well known for its coastline and citrus, but this state has a little bit of everything. Its unique climate, location, and population make it home to delectable seafood, tasty southern fare, and unique cultural cuisine. No matter what your palate craves, you’re sure to find it. As you orient yourself to your new community, you may wonder: What are the best Florida restaurants on and near NAS Whiting Field? We’ve got you covered! Related read: NAS Whiting Field: In-Depth Welcome Center

NAS Whiting Field Restaurants

Dining options on-station are available in many flavors and multiple locations. It is best to confirm restaurant hours before you go.

NAS Whiting Field Fast Food Restaurants

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7160 Wasp Street Building 3044 Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 623-8066

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1. Subway


: 1 (850) 623-5897

Family & MWR Restaurants

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2. Ace’s Pub

7426 USS Lexington Circle Building 2942 Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 623-7375 Ace’s Pub sports an aviator theme and a fully stocked liquor bar. They also serve draft beers from breweries in the local area.

3. North Field Snack Bar

NAS Whiting Field Saratoga Street Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 623-2692 North Field Snack Bar combines tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and standard and loaded burritos for a true South-of-the-Border experience. They also serve ready-made salads and daily specials, and they offer several gluten-free items.

4. South Field Snack Bar

USS Lexington St. Building 2977 Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 623-6574 South Field Snack Bar also features burritos and salads, but it specializes in breakfast foods, a variety of specialty sandwiches, and burgers for a more traditional American experience.

5. Tower Books and Cafe

USS Long Island St. Building 2998 Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 623-7928 Tower Books and Cafe serves Starbucks coffee as well as gourmet pastries, muffins, biscuits, bagels, and sandwiches. It’s a perfect place to grab a bite with a new book.

Restaurants in Milton, FL

Milton is just north of Pensacola, so you have plenty of options if you want to branch out from the local fare. There are plenty of restaurants to sate whatever craving you might have, but with so many choices, it can be a little hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled a list of the best options. TripAdvisor’s Top 5 Milton, FL, Restaurants

TripAdvisor’s Top 5 Milton, FL, Restaurants

6. David’s Catfish House

5129 Dogwood Dr. Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 626-1500 Specializing in Mississippi catfish and Gulf seafood, David’s Catfish House is obviously famous for its catfish, but don’t skip their other seafood items or their breakfast, which receives rave reviews.

7. Oval Office Pub and Grub

2790 Avalon Blvd. Milton, FL 32583


: 1 (850) 736-8948 Oval Office Pub and Grub serves up burgers and sandwiches in a casual, friendly atmosphere that has made it a local favorite. Reviewers also praise the fast service and cheap prices.

8. Grover T’s BBQ

5887 Highway 90 Milton, FL 32583


: 1 (850) 564-1231 Grover T’s is some of the best barbeque in the area and a local hotspot. Guests rave about the brisket, fried pickles, cornbread, and just about everything else on the menu. Their staff is highly praised, too.

9. Ace’s Restaurant

6583 Highway 90 Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 623-3611 Ace’s is a traditional family diner with a wide variety of American food to choose from, but they’re especially well-known for their breakfast of traditional diner fare – often heralded as the best in the area.

10. La Hacienda

6471 Highway 90 Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 623-2558 La Hacienda is one of the best Florida restaurants that serves excellent traditional Mexican cuisine in generous portions. Customers praise the food as some of the best around, but the restaurant itself is beautiful, too, and the staff consistently receives high marks. Yelp’s Top 5 Milton, FL Restaurants

Yelp’s Top 5 Milton, FL Restaurants

11. The Cutting Board

5701 US-90 Milton, FL 32583


: 1 (850) 564-1442 The Cutting Board offers a wide variety of food, including pasta, po-boys, chicken, and steak, but they’re probably best known for their seafood, especially their fish and oysters. Reviewers also praise the staff and atmosphere.

12. Backwater Bistro

5147 Elmira St. Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 623-1105 Backwater Bistro serves traditional American fare, including burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and steak, but their Southern-style Sunday brunch is the real attraction. Featuring wonderful cocktails and favorites like chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits, this place might have the best breakfast in Florida.

13. Cosse’s Place

5365 Stewart St. Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 626-2655 Cosse’s Place is an authentic New Orleans-style restaurant. Cosse’s offers a wide selection, but it is best known for its seafood, po-boys, and oyster bar, as well as its authentic Cajun decor.

14. Mason’s

5153 Dogwood Dr. Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 564-0113 Mason’s sources its vegetables from the surrounding area and is a local favorite for breakfast. Don’t skip their made-from-scratch soups or their homemade desserts.

15. Stella’s

5717 Vonnie Branch Rd. Milton, FL 32570


: 1 (850) 623-8287 Stella’s is famous for its barbeque and beer. A hidden gem, it serves up the best wings, ribs, pork chops, and shish kabobs in the area. Don’t overlook the potato salad or baked beans, either.


Still hungry? Explore the surrounding area – and nearby Pensacola – for some of the best Florida restaurants to suit any taste. And don’t forget to ask for recommendations from friends and family. As you grow more experienced with Milton and the area around NAS Whiting Field, you’ll come to find your own favorites. Until then, we hope this is enough to get you started.



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