Mardi Gras 2018 is Tuesday, February 13th
Dining Around Pensacola
J’s Pastry Shop
A Pensacola institution for more than 60 years, J’s turns out top notch baked goods from danishes, cookies, and pies to the classic Mardi Gras King Cake. And their King Cake still comes with a plastic baby baked inside.
2014 N 12th Ave. 850-432-4180
Jerry’s Cajun Café and Market
Pensacola’s top spot for Cajun fare like jambalaya, crawfish pie, boudin balls (Cajun sausage and rice lightly breaded and fried), or shrimp poboys.
6205 N 9th Ave.; 850- 476-1385
The Fish House
Made famous for its Grits A Ya-Ya, a tasty dish of spiced jumbo Gulf Shrimp, Portobello mushrooms, applewood-smoked bacon, garlic, and shallots, piled high on smoked Gouda cheese grits. This rich and tasty local favorite was invented back in the 1990s by chef Jim Shirley to satisfy the hunger of famished Mardi Gras revelers. The Fish House also offers a broad selection of classic seafood, fresh house specialties, and local favorites.
600 S. Barracks Street; 850-470-0003
Pensacola Feature Stories
Civil War Pensacola- Beach bluff battlements and the Civil War's real first battle.