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Backwoods Bistro

401 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-7627
+1 850-320-6345
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
“curly fries” (5 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
401 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301-7627
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food and service were awesome! Menu is unique and hard to not over order! Seafood was expertly prepared and fresh. We will be back!

Thank LuvFL33901
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Went on a Sunday night. Had their take on deviled eggs, and incredible Tuna Poke which used cubed Granny Smith apples to provide acidity. Final course was a corn pone cake with shrimp. The wife and can not decide which was best. Good service although...More

Thank KeyWest22ft
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Driving down Mahan Street, I found this restaurant and it didn’t look too busy on a Tuesday night, so I went in, and I am so glad I did. I sat at the bar, ordered a bourbon old fashioned and the ahi salad. Both were...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We discovered Backwoods Bistro while dining at their farm to table restaurant, Backwoods Crossing. Bistro is very close to FSU, and in the downtown corridor. Crossing is quite a ways from downtown, and near the interstate. That said, Bistro stands on their own two feet....More

Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
Winky J, Owner at Backwoods Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you Pineapples-a-Plenty for your kind review of the Bistro. We're glad that you found us downtown and hope to see you and your family again soon. We appreciate your insights and will definitely pass on your comments. See you again soon!

Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The food was just so so ok, I had Brusheta of sorts, it was cold. )-: Then on to the house recommend crab cake stack, Big Disappointment - small portion of crab cake on a big so so dry bun with minimal salad items! Terrible...More

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I've eaten here several times with a group of friends. The food has been consistently good and we've received very good service. The crab bisque is delicious and I highly recommend it. The atmosphere is quiet with relaxed decor. This is a great place to...More

1  Thank Eater4
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I had the scallops and they were very good, my daughter had the burger and it also was very good. My wife ordered the shrimp, it came out wrong the first time, raw the second time and then she changed to the burger which was...More

Thank sschwartz1
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The food at this restaurant was very tasty, especially the corn crab bisque. The server was a very pleasant man who was attentive and made sure I had everything I needed. The menu looked really good. But, the place was dark and not clean.It felt...More

Thank Sherri M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Red Fish was a wonderful surprise along with the appetizers! Only been here twice, and this time was better than the last. It's good to know that there's a place like this with such variety! Service was very good.

Thank tkanjas
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We decided to go to Backwodd Bistro for lunch to have their Greek style pizza. They no longer offer this pizza, so decided on the Blue Cheese Burger and the Multi-Cheese pressed roll with a cup of crab bisque. It was 12:24pm when we placed...More

Thank SmilingAnne
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16 August 2015|
Response from snootsncoots | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are still open. They have a website and a Facebook page if you want to check it out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • E-mail
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