After a day of touring down south, consider mixing up the itinerary with a visit to one of many great eateries in the area.
The White Lion Cafe is a uniquely charming home and gardens, converted into a uniquely charming restaurant and outdoor cafe. With an extensive gourmet menu inside the house and a separate, appropriate menu for outdoor dining, the White Lion offers an alluring choice of settings and offerings.
The Capri Restaurant has been serving locals with fine Italian meals since the 1950s. From pizza and lasagna to mussels and yellowtail snapper française, the fare here is consistent and moderately priced.
The fact that the large parking lot gets filled early every weekend evening is your first clue as to the popularity of this place.
935 N. Krome Avenue, Florida City, FL. Phone: 305-247-1544
El Taco Toro may be the best, authentic Mexican restaurant in historic Homestead, just one block west of the Redland Inn at the corner of Mowry and Krome.
You might be surprised to discover that many patrons brings their own beer or liquor to this restaurant, which is encouraged.
Absolutely everything is superb. Try the piñada plate of four great appetizers and the sumptuous chile relleño, or perhaps the fajitas. For dessert, their favorite is tres leches cake.
1 South Krome, Homestead, FL 33030. Phone: 305-245-8182.
Shivers BBQ restaurant has a long history of serving home-style meals to regular folks.
The rustic old log cabin at SW 280th Street and US1 offers a great catfish dinner, in addition to famous ribs, chicken and all the fixings.
It's located near Coral Castle (SW 286 St).
28001 S. Dixie Highway, Homestead, FL. 305-248-2272
The Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, located within the historic Hotel Redland at 5 South Flagler Avenue is open and serving lunch and dinner. The restaurant features an extensive menu specializing in good, old-fashioned comfort food, heart smart selections, daily specials and all-time favorites.]
5 South Flagler Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030. Phone: 305-246-1904
The Florida City Farmers' Market Restaurant is a wonderful example of a country kitchen, from hearty breakfasts, sandwiches and fried baskets to burger and salads. They're especially well known for their fresh seafood.
Entrees include a seafood pasta, catch of the day, fried shrimp and conch. Comfort foods like roast turkey, roast beef, country fried steak and pork chops are all well prepared.
300 North Krome Avenue, Florida City, FL. Phone: 242-0008
At Black Point Marina (SW 87 Ave at 248 Street), the Black Point Ocean Grille waterfront restaurant offers live music on weekend evenings.
They're well known for their fresh seafood specials daily and live music.
This is one of the few good places to dine on the waterfront in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Gaby's Farm features some of the best tropical fruit ice creams we've ever tasted. From the quintessential passionfruit to creamy black sapote, you will be amused and delighted with these unique flavors.
This list is impressive. Depending on the season you visit, you might also find cashew apple, eggfruit, guava, coconut raisin, mango, lychee, guanabana, mamey and jackfruit.