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When I was in college I LOVED when my parents would come to visit. We would always do a bit of shopping, my mom had an affinity for cleaning my apartment (an absolute angel, right?) and of course every night we would dine at some of the best restaurants my college town had to offer – especially ones that my girlfriends and I couldn't afford on a weekly basis. I've definitely eaten my way through Tallahassee, and I've narrowed down a list of some of the best eats ranging from all price points that are near apartments in Tallahassee, bon appétit!
Shula's 347 Grill
I had to start off the list with my favorite restaurant in Tally. Last fall, I was in town for the Florida vs. Florida State game when my parents and I decided to go to Shula's for dinner since it was a quick uber from Doak Campbell Stadium – and I'm SO glad we did. I had the most refreshing Ahi Tuna salad and my parents each enjoyed a tender New York Strip. Not to mention they had blue cheese stuffed olives in the dirty martini, which is a reason to go in itself. Shula's is the most high-end restaurant on my list, so maybe save it for a special occasion.
Kool Beanz Café
Kool Beanz Cafe was one of the first restaurants I ate at in Tallahassee years ago, so it shows a lot about the restaurant that I still remember it. Less than 5 minutes away from Midtown, this easy-going establishment has an everchanging menu featuring fare from Cuban to Mongolian to Cajun and even Sunday brunch. For anyone living in Tallahassee apartments in mid, a walk to Kool Beanz for brunch on Sunday might have to be penciled into your agenda.
You can find this charming, restored brick building downtown in Florida's capital. The Edison showcases some of the best and most fresh products available in the Sunshine State. I personally recommend the soups and salads (literally any and all of them!) because every ingredient used was grown regionally, so you can feel good about eating it. Additionally, The Edison has an amazing happy hour every day from 4-7pm. What more could you ask for?
If your parents like aged meats, local produce and fresh seafood, you must take them to Cypress. I've never eaten low country bouillabaisse until I went there last year and now, I crave it all. the. time. This, in addition to my highly recommended seared diver scallops – you and your parents will definitely be coming back. If your Tallahassee apartment is located downtown, there's almost no reason not to.