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Backwoods Bistro

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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401 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-7627
+1 850-320-6345
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Princeton
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235 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu offerings are diverse and all who visit should find something to their liking. We ordered two appetizers - Cream Cheese Stuffed Crab balls and Blairstone Basil Buttons (stuffed mushrooms) - both very good. For my entree, I ordered the Sprouting Crab Cake Stack which layered two delicious crab cakes between beefsteak tomatoes and an arugula salad. Beautiful presentation.... More 

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Thank Cleomissy
Lake Wales, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice bistro with a pleasant ambiance and engaging staff. Not your usual bar food menu; crab cake sandwich was excellent and the fries were hot. Bartenders pour heavy and the prices are excellent. Not fine dining but worth a visit for a quality meal.

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Thank BocaOpa
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476 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We thought this was a tropical bar/grill venue but surprise it was s unique Bistro/Micro bear restaurant. Great varied menu with unique entries and interesting twists on traditional dishes. Great menu solid service and delicious food. Full bar and live music on Thursday and Friday. Enjoy.

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Thank Don L
Hernando, Florida
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on Sunday around noon. They only had breakfast food available. My son had the Bulkin Omelette. He said it was very good. The wait staff was adequate. Not rude but not really friendly. The interior was dark. Would not visit again.

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Thank Darrick24
Crestview, Florida
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Our entire experience was lackluster. The food was ok. We got the deviled eggs as an appetizer l. They were the best thing we ate, but for two whole eggs $9 was a little steep. My husband got a sandwich with grits on it. They looked dry and he was disappointed. I got the fried green tomato BLT. It was... More 

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Thank fsujenn83
Tallahassee, Florida
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The food here didn't impress me much. It's very much like a fern bar in terms of menu options and taste. It is a good place for a large group as they have private dining rooms. So for an office lunch or something it's okay, but not if you want to impress someone. For that, you should go across the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I ate here last night with several friends. My spouse enjoyed the chicken sandwich. The pressed caprese dipper sandwich was very tasty and not too heavy, and cane with a delicious crab bisque (though it was more the texture of a crab/smoked corn chowder than a bisque). Our other friends enjoyed pizzas. Our server was friendly and attentive. Good Pinot... More 

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Thank Zac A
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Have been 3-4 times for dinner this year. Consistently good food and service. Steak, shrimp, crab-all well prepared and tasty. Excellent chef. Try the bread pudding for desert.

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Thank Tom M
Tallahassee, Florida
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Went with ten friends. Only three other tables full. Ordered a hamburger as did two others. Everyone's food came, except mine. After several comments from me and others all I got was It's coming up. The waiter finally knelt beside me and said he could bring me a side salad free of charge. After an hour (and everyone else being... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The food was fabulous. All plated beautifully. Tasted great and nice variety on the menu from appetizers to entrees. Has drink specials.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-7627
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-320-6345

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?