Where to get the best comfort food in Florida? There are so many great options, so we narrowed it down to our Top 10. The best comfort food restaurants we found have an authentic classic menu and cozy relaxed atmosphere. We think there is nothing better than enjoying a homemade delicious meal with family and friends.

We selected the top 10 restaurants below based on reviews and our own personal experiences.  They all have a great selection to fulfill any comfort food craving!

Where to get the Best Comfort Food in Florida – Top 10

Hash House A Go Go (Multiple Locations)

Hash House offers comfort food with a twist. They offer farm style Midwest selections, always made fresh and yummy craft cocktails. They pride themselves on having the old school recipes combined with newer inventive ways of presenting them. This award-winning restaurant is a must-try!

Soco Restaurant (Orlando)

Soco is Southern dining at its best. The classic dishes here are exceptional, with some innovative variations. They have an award-winning chef that takes a progressive culinary approach. The restaurant has a contemporary feel with a beautiful dining room and patio.

Great Southern Cafe (Santa Rosa Beach)

Great Southern Cafe has been a local favorite for over two decades. They only use the best quality ingredients. Many of them, like the seafood and produce, are locally sourced when available. The menu is a mix of Southern cooking with some international flair. The atmosphere is welcoming and the cocktails are also inventive and delicious!

Crackers Southern Dining (Miami Springs)

If you are looking for some authentic Southern comfort food – this is the place to go! They offer the classics like bacon jam, brisket hash, fried chicken, catfish po’ boys and shrimp & grits. Everything here is delicious! You will leave with a full belly and smile. This cozy spot fulfills any and all comfort food cravings in one sitting!

Fancy’s Southern Cafe (Fort Myers)

Fancy’s offers Southern comfort food made from scratch. They also have a lounge to enjoy a cocktail and relax. In the evenings there is live music to make this cozy spot even more charming. They were recently featured on the Food Network’s “Extra Mile” and have received additional acclaim for their incredible food and unique interior design.

Fred’s Market Restaurant (Lakeland, Plant City + Riverview)

Fred’s is farm to table goodness! Everything here is unprocessed, handmade and scrumptious. The interior is cozy and inviting for a tasty meal and great conversation. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The comfort food is hearty and made from scratch daily.

Patty Mac’s (Hollywood)

This diner style restaurant serves up delicious, hot and fresh comfort food all day long. They offer an amazing Mac & Cheese, great burgers, fun drinks and everything in between. This is a fantastic spot to enjoy a long leisurely brunch!

Nikki’s Place (Orlando)

This special restaurant is an iconic part of the Orlando community. They take pride in every dish they make and serve up some of the best comfort food in the area. They say each dish is a “masterpiece” and we tend to agree! You will feel right at home here while enjoying some amazing food cooked from scratch.

Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen (Multiple Locations)

This funky spot brings New Orleans to Florida. They offer some amazing authentic New Orlean’s style comfort food that can not be beat. You will enjoy incredible soul food here in a fun and vibrant setting. They also offer happy hour and brunch.

Ally’s Comfort Cafe (Sunrise)

Ally’s serves up delicious breakfast comfort food all day. They offer a variety of omelets, creamy grits, french toast and one of a kind pancakes. Everything is made to order and fantastic. They are a “mom & pop” restaurant that has a cozy and inviting vibe. They also offer lunch options like burgers and sandwiches if breakfast isn’t your thing!


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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