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Backwoods Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar
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401 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-7627
+1 850-320-6345
10:00 - 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank holabonjour
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Zac A
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Tom M
Tallahassee, Florida
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

Thank stephnerose
Tallahassee, Florida
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A group of us visited on Friday, 9/23/16. We all ordered different entrees. Everything was delicious! Those of us who had salads...you MUST get the Bleu Cheese dressing. They add Rosemary to the dressing which is scrumptious! I now add Rosemary to any of my Bleu Cheese dressing at home. Very good prices for all appetizers and dinner options. Wait... More 

Thank Patti W
Tallahassee, Florida
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I visited on a Tuesday evening. We were greeted by a tasteful yet simple environment with both an eating area as well as a bar area. The wait staff was friendly, but not very knowledgeable of the menu. Each of us had to point to the wine we wanted as the waiter did not know what exactly... More 

Thank Daniel L
Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Enjoyable atmosphere. Live music. Great food. We had a variety of appetizers and entrees. My choices were great - shrimp and mushrooms for appetizers and grouper for the main course. Overall, I was happy with my selection of dishes and beverages.

Thank madfox18
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Just a great place with awesome food. Home grown with a classy twist to it. Great place to take a date. Well worth it!!

Thank Chris D
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Can't beleive this place is still around! Met a friend for lunch here because I believe in second chances. Wasn't happy with my experience 3 years ago, but thought since it was still around it might be okay. Wrong! Pulled into the parking lot and there were only a couple of cars. I thought maybe the restaurant was closed after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
American, Bar
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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
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?