Enjoy the electric atmosphere surrounding the Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola. These preferred restaurants provide a variety of exquisite foods to appease even the most refined palate.

Angelina's Ristorante Italiano

Angelena’s name is inspired by the deep roots within Pensacola’s history. Giatano Giardina, a young, 20-year-old Sicilian immigrant, landed in New Orleans in 1875 in search of hope and new opportunity — the American Dream. Shortly after his arrival, he met his soon-to-be wife, Angelena. At her encouragement, the couple relocated to Pensacola in the early 1880s and the husband-and-wife team quickly found success as local produce merchants. The Giardinas’ produce was used by both families at home as well as by finer dining establishments in the downtown area. As a team, the Giardinas found much success in Pensacola, both in culinary circles and as real estate entrepreneurs. James Briscione is the first-ever two-time champion of Food Network’s Chopped. He has since become a Food Network regular, serving as a host and judge on television as well as starring in original Food Network digital series and streaming platforms. James is a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show and was named one of People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Chefs Alive.’ Together, he and Brooke have authored four cookbooks, including their award-winning, best-seller, The Flavor Matrix (HMH ’18).

Monday through Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Carmen’s Lunch Bar

Carmen’s Lunch Bar features an eclectic menu of delicious soups, fresh salads, savory tapas, and a variety of homemade sandwiches paired with boutique wines, imported beers, and signature iced teas.

Mon – Sat 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Jackson’s Steakhouse

Recognized nationally for its award-winning Southern-influenced steaks and seafood paired with impeccable service, superior wine list, and full bar, Jackson’s provides a consummate dining experience overlooking historic Plaza Ferdinand in historical, downtown Pensacola.

Jordan Valley Restaurant

Jordan Valley is a family owned Mediterranean restaurant where you can not only enjoy an excellent array of delicious Middle Eastern cuisine but also more traditional pub fare.

Sun – Mon 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tues – Wed 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thu – Sat 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

O’Riley’s Irish Pub

O'Riley's Irish Pub offers a unique selection of American and Irish-inspired cuisine with a touch of the owners’ South African heritage.

Mon – Sat 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Sun 10 a.m. – 3 a.m.