When we made our plans to go to Biloxi, I decided to add a day in Pensacola, FL onto the trip. Pensacola is only about an hour and a half from Biloxi, so it worked out great.
This was my first trip to Pensacola.
Chicken Legs used to travel this area, so he took me to all his favorite spots.
First stop, Peg Leg Pete’s.
This is a typical beach spot with great food.
We got a table on the covered deck for lunch.
We started with the Spinach and Artichoke dip. It was a-maz-ing! SO creamy and SO delicious. I could have just eaten this for my lunch.
For our entrees, Chicken Legs went with the Blackened Grouper Sandwich and I got the Blacked Chicken Sandwich. Both came with a creamy cajun sauce on the side. YUM!
Everything was super delicious. I would definitely go back.
Chicken Legs swears by their oysters. Not sure why he didn’t get them this time; we will definitely get some next time.
These painted pelicans were all around downtown Pensacola.
We walked around downtown on Palafox Street.
There are tons of great places to eat on Palafox.
You could spend a week eating on this street and still not hit all the places.
Can’t wait to eat my way down the street one day.
Chicken Legs all-time favorite dessert is the Key Lime Pie from The Fish House/Atlas Oyster House.
We stopped in after walking around downtown and shared a slice.
I have to admit, it was really good. The meringue was incredible.
I have the recipe for this pie. Look for it on the blog very soon!
If you eat dinner at The Fish House, get the Shrimp and GritsYa Ya. Chicken Legs says it is delicious.
We stayed at the Hilton in Pensacola Beach.
We got upgraded to a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen, 2 balcony room on the 14th floor.
AMAZING! We could live here.
The view was incredible.
After relaxing at the hotel, we headed over to another one of Chicken Legs’ favorite spots, Hemingway’s.
Hemingway’s has THE BEST mojitos.
Go and get one. You will thank me.
Dinner was fantastic.
We started with a side of onion rings with key lime mustard. The appetizer version would feed an army. Thank you to the bartender for only giving us a side dish portion.
I got the Chicken Andouille Pasta – blackened chicken and andouille sausage tossed in a roasted garlic Alfredo with bowtie pasta topped with fresh diced tomatoes and feta cheese. I was intrigued with the cajun flavors and feta cheese. It was spicy and delicious.
Chicken Legs got the Tenderloin Churrasco- filet medallions rubbed with roasted garlic and island spices, grilled to perfection, topped with a citrus butter sauce and served with garlic smashed potatoes.
The sauce was so good, and the mashed potatoes were some of the best I’ve tasted.
In a word, amazing.
After dinner, the bartender introduced me to a new drink. Angry Ball. It is Fireball and Angry Orchard Cider. I loved it!
Hemingway’s has so many great choices. I can’t wait to go back and try something different.
It was POURING down rain in the morning. The street in front of the hotel was flooded.
We wanted to eat lunch at a beachy place, but the rain kind of put a damper on those plans.
Thank you! This is great New York style pizza!!
This isn’t a fancy place. Just a few tables and the kitchen.
We didn’t have breakfast, so we were starving.
We got an order of breadsticks to nibble on while our pizza baked. They were actually really good. The garlic salt on top of the dough was perfect.
We got sausage, pepperoni and half mushroom pizza. SO good.
We wanted to eat the whole thing. We didn’t; we were sad to leave it behind.
I will be back!
After lunch we headed over to the National Naval Aviation Museum.
It is FREE!
Chicken Legs was in heaven. He loves this kind of stuff.
The museum was incredible. It had TONS of great airplanes, helicopters, blimps, etc.
They have a Blue Angel simulator, lots of hands on exhibits for the kids and an art gallery.
We could have spent all day exploring.
The museum offers free tours and free trolley tours.
It was pouring down rain when we went. We definitely want to do the trolley tour next time.
We went to the IMAX showing of The Magic of Flight.
It was $8.25/each.
I saw this guy when we first got to the museum. I couldn’t put my finger on who he was. I knew he was an actor, but I couldn’t remember what he was in. I googled and figured out it was Joel McKinnon Miller. He was in Big Love and most recently Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
We had a blast in Pensacola!
I can not wait to go back (when the weather is better).
I want to eat at more places and spend more time at the museum.
What are your favorite places to eat in Pensacola?
Any hidden gems?
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