TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Four Florida restaurants were named to USA Today’s list of places that should be on your dining bucket list.

The news outlet came up with its annual “Restaurants of the Year,” featuring a mix of new and old spots serving up delectable dishes.

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The list includes 47 “buzzy Instagram-worthy spots backed by award-winning chefs, tried-and-true small-town standbys, and pantheons of fine dining worthy of foodies pilgrimages.”

Here is a look at the restaurants in Florida that made the cut:

Brother Fox

415 North Alcaniz Street, Pensacola

USA Today said the menu at Brother Fox “merges the city’s history as America’s first settlement with the modern expertise of executive chef Darian Hernandez, a Food Network “Chopped” champion.”

“Dishes like the Low Country shrimp boil “a la España” — with Florida Gulf shrimp, Spanish chorizo, charred corn and potatoes — are the menu’s heart. But you can’t miss the dishes made on the fire, from cabbage baked in embers to sous vide coal-fired chicken with anticucho,” the news outlet reported.

The Daley Trade – Titusville

330 South Washington Avenue

In Titusville, USA Today said diners are over the moon for The Daley Trade.

The news outlet said Chef Terrence Daley, who worked in fine-dining kitchens across the country, started making bread and pasta for home delivery. Daley eventually moved into a historic downtown building that has transitioned into a marketplace and restaurant.

“Look for an ever-changing menu inspired by the Daleys’ world travels and featuring seasonal, locally grown ingredients, often served with house-made pasta and sourdough bread,” USA Today said.

Star Fish Company – Cortez

12306 46th Avenue West

USA Today said the Star Fish Company offers Gulf seafood with a “generous serving of Old Florida charm.”

The restaurant serves grouper, shrimp, oysters and more. USA Today said it is best known for its mullet, which is best enjoyed fried or blackened with a side of cheese grits.

Stage Kitchen & Bar – Palm Beach Gardens

2000 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens

Stage is known for its modern-Indian plates, including a bruleed chicken liver pate spiced with cardamom, green ginger and fenugreek, local fish served in Bengali-style sauce and tandoori churrasco.

Chef/co-owner Pushkar Marathewas was a semifinalist for a 2023 James Beard Award. USA Today said the restaurant has defied the odds because it opened just days before the pandemic shutdown and has rebounded into a dining destination.

Dozens of other restaurants across America were also featured on the list. You can see the full list here.

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