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407 S Palafox St Unit B, Pensacola, FL 32502-5980
+1 850-542-4334
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Winslow, ME, USA
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I ate lunch here twice during our October visit to Pensacola. Food-The first time I had the crab melt and my husband had the stuffed peppers. Both were amazing! The second time we both had salads which were super fresh and locally sourced. The only regret is that we did not have any dessert there. I'm sure... More 

Thank GoMaine
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Have eaten here several times and have been very happy. Food is well prepared and very tasty. Service is prompt and friendly. Wish it were larger, but then it might lose some atmosphere.

Thank akusah
Pensacola, Florida
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79 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I didn't realize I was in a wonderfully crabby day yesterday and luckily I stopped in at Carmen's Lunch Bar for lunch. In honor of the passing of a legend I had an Arnold Palmer instead of my regular water for lunch. Along with my lemon-tea I started with the crab chowder. I don't cook often enough with coconut milk... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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312 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We ate at he bar in this funky but good cafe. The deviked eggs with smoked salmon were a really good idea. There is sidewalk seating foe nice weather.

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Havana, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It's a small place with a small kitchen that put out BIG flavor today. We had the tomato soup of the day (delicious), salmon deviled eggs (delicious), the open faced crab sandwich and the Italian beef sandwich (both delicious). The sandwiches came with a potato salad that is flavored with horseradish. Can I just say I'm trying it at home!... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Went here for lunch with family and sat at the bar. They also have outdoor seating. Renee took great care of us and recommended several items. This must be a gem in Pensacola hidden from except a few locals. It's on Palafox Street. If you're in the area, don't miss it!

Thank Dennis R
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Though we were sad to not meet the Owner/Chef Carmen on our visit, Merrilee & Clyde, our lovely attendants, made our visit to this friendly Lunch/Dinner Cafe outstanding. They took the time to visit and still attended to everyone at the Cafe. As if the staff were not amazing enough, the food was fantastic! We had the soup of the... More 

Thank Sandie P
CarmensLunchBar, Owner at Carmen's, responded to this review

I'm so sorry I missed meeting you guys! But I am very glad to hear that Merrilee and Clyde took such good care of you and that you enjoyed your food. The folks at the Noble Manor are very kind to recommend us to their guests. We hope to see again on your next visit! Carmen More 

Navarre, Florida
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Carmen's is one of my FAVORITE restaurants in Pensacola. Whether it's tapas before a Blue Wahoo's game, wine with the girls, or just a casual lunch, this is one of my go-to places. I recently had a quick weekday lunch and had to share about the BEST salad ever. I always get the crab melt for lunch, usually with chips.... More 

Thank Erin H
Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I great place with outdoor seating (limited) delicious salads and fruited tea. There is a large bar in the center and a bar facing out the front window. A lovely place to chat with a friend over lunch or to take break from walking around downtown.

Thank TraveledSouthernGal
Potomac, Maryland
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My husband and I had lunch at Carmen's on the recommendations of friends. We were on our way to Pensacola Airport from Orange Beach after our vacation. We arrived around noon on Saturday, and Renee and Merrilee took good care of us. This really is a "lunch bar" and it is a big square bar instead of individual tables. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 S Palafox St Unit B, Pensacola, FL 32502-5980
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-542-4334

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