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Café Nola

Pensacola Beach, Florida

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Café Nola

Pensacola Beach, Florida

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Stephen Peart

3 November 2019

We recently tried this place last night, the prices and the portion sizes looked very good, however I did find two issues with the place itself, we ordered 3 dozen oysters and to our amazement they was very good and pretty good size for the price, but I felt as though they was not freshly shucked when we placed the order, the oyster shells themselves where very clean inside and out, I've been to other places that has served oysters on the half shell and I've always had 1 or 2 oysters where the person that shucked the oyster didn't get the entire meat cut from the shell, all 36 of our oysters where clean cut and a few oysters seemed a lot smaller that the shell itself, beyond that I'll have to return again, the one complaint I do have with this establishment is that you place your order at the counter, you have to get your own drinks and refills and all they do is prepare your meal and bring it out to your table and then ask you if you want to leave a tip when you sign your receipt when you place your order.

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Dalia Taylor

1 November 2019

Great Food! Their Roast Beef Sandwich is the best! Big and Tasty! Beautiful Beach view! Can’t wait to come back!

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Jaquita Witherspoon

28 October 2019

I found them at the fair!! My first experience with them. I had the shrimp poboy. It was awesome!! Awesome service as well!!

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Amber Nichter Haney

22 October 2019

Delicious! Very generous portions. We placed our order online and didn’t realize until after that the off season hours were different. The order was placed a half hour before close, not an hour and a half! I felt terrible. They were still so nice. Great customer service, quality and variety! More...

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Michelle Zawrotny

17 October 2019

Great food and drinks. Friendly staff.

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Unterreo Edwards

15 October 2019

Amazing atmosphere, scenery, food, and staff... I love the shrimp.

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Norma AndMark Louque

9 October 2019

Great food! The restaurant stays true to the NOLA roots. Love that!

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Kris Trentham

8 October 2019

Fresh Gambinos bread - great menu, great atmosphere, GREAT service, and the food was On Point!!! Will definitely make this a regular go to spot when I come out to the beach.

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Kristi Calvert Lopez

7 October 2019

Food was amazing!!! We went in for lunch and shared 2 appetizers. The Geaux Geaux shrimp were amazing!! Love to go back and try the entrees

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Shannon Smith

7 October 2019

Great food and amazing atmosphere especially during The Saints game!

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Kim Henslee

4 October 2019

Their seafood gumbo is the best I’ve hand anywhere hands down

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Lilly Rogers

2 October 2019

The gator sausage, boudin and soft shell crab was where it’s at!

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Mark J. Garcia

29 September 2019

Best New Orleans style food in Pensacola! We absolutely love this place.

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Dolores Chaney Holtmann

28 September 2019

Awesome food, and the best place to watch The Saints games.

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Scott Welch

28 September 2019

Awesome food & service!!...Will definitely be back!!

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Ashley C.

28 September 2019

Kinda pricey but worth it!! I've ordered multiple different things and I'm always blown away. Even just a simple red beans and rice is incredible. Crawfish Étouffée with a side of bread is where it's at! More...

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Patrick Fitzanko

28 September 2019

Fantastic food, quick to get your food to your table hot and fresh, fairly priced also a few water view tables. We are so glad we found this place and we are definitely going back!

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Ryan Todd

27 September 2019

My friends and I went here for the first time for lunch and it was amazing from the roast beef sandwich, the nola buger and one of the fish sandwiches..it was a hit. Easy ordering (at the bar), indoor/outoor self seating..and cant forget their voodoo statue. Also, good portions for the price More...

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Paul Agiiar

27 September 2019

Amaaaaaazing food. I had the chargrilled burger, my husband had the beef roast debris po boy. I had avacado mayo instead of regular mayo.....IT WAS THE BEST TASTING THING EVER! The service was a bit slow because the lady left and the guy was working all alone, but the food was absolutely worth the wait. Very clean, nice little place. Even has a beachside deck where you can eat and look out on that beautiful beach. Definitely coming back. More...

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Tanner Hanna

27 September 2019

Good food, good service, great view!

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Jimmie Tracie Spallino

25 September 2019

best service hand down!!!! tastes like New Orleans.

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Nathanial Pearson

25 September 2019

Convenient location. The food was pretty good. The fried green tomatoes were soggy and disappointing, but the gumbo was on point! Will return to try other dishes.#CafeNola #PensecolaBeach #StaySalty More...

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Keith Carson

25 September 2019

Great food and waterfront!

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Chuck Bryan

24 September 2019

Was very happy with my first visit will be back to try their prime rib for sure.

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Susie Shaw

24 September 2019

There food is sooo good ❣

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Marvin Barnes

23 September 2019

Being from Louisiana this is the most authentic po boy I have had since I’ve been in Florida

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Susan Proctor Schoen

22 September 2019

The food is really good. The atmosphere is NOLA on the beach!! Really need to organize the bar tho!! Had to wait long time for drinks because all bartenders taking food orders. Someone should be handling just the bar. More...

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Robert Jordan

22 September 2019

Great food drink and atmosphere

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Randy Simmons

22 September 2019

Best roast beef po boy this side of Lafayette!

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Maderia Coleman

22 September 2019

The food and atmosphere are very nice. The service was great. Will definitely return.

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Rebecca Moore

18 September 2019

Delicious seafood fabulous strong drinks!!! Yummy

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Rebecca M.

18 September 2019

Best on Pensacola beach NOLA FLAVOR and great strong drinks! My top recommendation on Paola beach!

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Rhonda Norris Johnson

15 September 2019

great food and nice people :)

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Brittaney Netter-Griffith

15 September 2019

So yummy. Worth the money. Great portions and the staff is wonderful.

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tara f

15 September 2019

Food was excellent! We will be back. The omelette was amazing!

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John Barry

15 September 2019

Great atmosphere and food tastes authentic NOLA. BBQ shrimp is my favorite.

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Amy Haggenmaker

15 September 2019

Great food.

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Robert Colanero

11 September 2019

Shrimp & grits were great for lunch on Sunday. BBQ shrimp we're really good as well, but to critique, they were overcooked causing them them to be difficult to peel. Overall will go back next time in town. More...

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Mike Mayhan

11 September 2019

best shrimp and crab boil I have ever had. You guys rock.

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Amy Jo

9 September 2019

Food was GREAT!! Atmosphere was nice and service was friendly! We'll be back!

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Sharon Shaw

9 September 2019

First time to eat here! I have no words..! It was fantastic! My husband and I shared the crab broil, my son had the blackened shrimp po boy! so glad we came here, also my margarita was great! We will most definitely come back. More...

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Tarolyn Street

8 September 2019

The crabs were really good and my hubby loved the grouper sandwich!!!!

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Ya Boy Booga Lu

8 September 2019

Great food

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Rocky Cross

8 September 2019

Food was good, wait for food was terrible. Understaffed for a Friday.

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Bruce Stumpe

8 September 2019

Food was excellent and the margaritas were the best we've had in 6 days at Pensacola...!!!

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Michelle L.

4 September 2019

Wow!  Soooo much food!   And don't forget to get MawMaws Bana Pudding!   The BBQ shrimp are ginormous!   great meal, great service, great prices.

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Annette Frazier Beard

2 September 2019

Great food every visit! Huge portions! We love it!

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bjjenkinsand3kids .

1 September 2019

Cafe NOLA was very nice and quaint! A very small, intimate place! The food was to die for, authentic NOLA flavor! My husband had the shrimp poboy and it was easily enough food to feed 2-3 people!

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Celia Morris Settle

29 August 2019

True creole food, not that tourist stuff that you usually get.

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Tiffany Mayfield

26 August 2019

Excellent crawfish etouffee and alligator sausage po boy. Also we were caught out in the rain and had our dog with us. Pet friendly covered patio for lunch with your fur baby.

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Carolyn Phillips

26 August 2019

Great brunch spot! Parking tricky on Sunday morning.

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Carolyn Phillips

26 August 2019

AWESOME Shrimp and Grits!

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Daniel Dugan

23 August 2019

Best on earth

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Tina Tillery

23 August 2019

Great small cafe with good pizza.

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Steve Daniel

23 August 2019

Loved it

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Nique Hall

23 August 2019

Loved ever bit of it!! Food was amazing!!!

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Michael T

23 August 2019

Great place

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Amanda Turner

23 August 2019

Very good! We came not expecting much bc it’s very small and seems a lil chaotic and disorganized, but the food made up for everything. Fish was seasoned and cooked perfectly and portions were huge. I got 3 huge fish filets, 2 sides, a house salad, 2 drinks, and a beer for $30. It was easily enough for both me and my husband to eat and be full when we left. Can’t ask for much more. More...

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Matthew Aeby

23 August 2019

Great Gumbo! The blackened fish plate was fantastic! Great addition to Pensacola Beach!

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Nathan Lewis

23 August 2019

Good pace. Got the seafood Gumbo.

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Theresa J.

21 August 2019

Can't make it to NOLA...then come here!I got the blackened grouper and it was so juicy and tasty! My friends got some shrimp po'boys and a shrimp burger. They all said their meals were delicious as well.I will definitely be coming back! More...

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Yevette W.

21 August 2019

This is my new favorite when I come to Pensacola Beach!  I walked in 15 minutes before closing and the staff did not rush me one bit.  They made great recommendations as it was my first visit.  The oysters were large and had a great flavor.  Again 15 minutes til closing time and both my cup of gumbo and my bowl of red beans & rice were piping hot (I highly recommend both- not too salty or spicy just yummy).  This is awesome Cajun food!!!!  The service was friendly and welcoming.  The vibe was cool and relaxed.  And, you simply cannot beat the view of the bay. More...

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Karen C.

17 August 2019

When I order from somewhere new, sometimes I order twice what I need assuming I will like one thing more than another. I'm glad because the roast beef po boy delivered was a big mess. And not just sloppy, which is standard, but the bread was inedible, like a paper mache blob, total loss. Fortunately the meat was delicious but not a full meal without the bread. I recommend this dish in-house only, so you can gobble it down before the bread is ruined. On the upside the shrimp po boy fared much better in transit and was STUFFED with shrimp. And they remembered the remoulade on the side. The tomatoes made it a little moist so the breading wasn't crispy but overall fine and I couldn't finish it (half). They did deliver all the way up to my hotel room door which is a big bonus. In summary, tasty but be selective when ordering delivery. More...

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John Foster

16 August 2019

Very good food and believe me you get your money's worth. To me 1 shrimp basket could feed 2 people. I will be going back.

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Doniasol Hector

16 August 2019

Great seafood gumbo

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Jon Pace

16 August 2019

Good food and portions are filling

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Stephanie Worley

16 August 2019

I can not eat many items, but the service was excellent

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Doris Sexton

16 August 2019

Loved it!!

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Kara Benedict

11 August 2019

Tasty po’boys and oysters. The French bread is very authentic and the chargrilled oysters were delicious. I love looking out over the beach. Great casual restaurant

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Shantel Tanner

9 August 2019

Food was amazing!

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raven pullum

9 August 2019

The food here is delicious. I ordered the poached eggs over softshell crab over fried green tomatoes. It was cooked to perfection!

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Trey Gee

9 August 2019

Great lunch destination! Perfect quick bite afte hitting up jet skis or parasailing! Trey the banana pudding if it is available +

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Edward Milteer

9 August 2019

My family & friends visited a few days ago and it was wonderful. The staff was super polite & very professional. The food was plentiful and delicious. We will definitely return very soon :-) Thank you More...

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Stulus2010

9 August 2019

Excellent service and great atmosphere!

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Cat H.

7 August 2019

picked up a delicious grouper sandwich on way to the airport.  amazingly delicious- lightly breaded plump piece of fish on a soft tender roll.  great sweet potato fries, too.  nice overlook of bay area beach out back.  thanks for delicious meal and quick, friendly service. More...

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Robin NeSmith

4 August 2019

Food was great and nice view

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Cary D. Campbell

3 August 2019

Great food! Debris sandwich as good as, if not better than Traceys in NOLA.

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Stephen C.

1 August 2019

Had lunch there today. Had the blackened shrimp poboy. It was outstanding. The bread was fresh and it was loaded with shrimp. Only got the 1/2 poboy and it was more than enough for lunch. Great deal and quality eat. Cold beer was nice as well. More...

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M S.

1 August 2019

Why are you waiting in line at peg legs  This place is so good!! The fried shrimp basket was insane!  The hush puppies, gumbo, banana pudding...just to name a few were SO good!  The price is right and portions are huge! More...

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Latricia Green

30 July 2019

My boyfriend & I had spent a day drinking on the beach & of course afterwards, we wanted seafood. We had an oyster basket, a platter, & 2 bowls of gumbo. Before we got home (30 minute drive) I got a phone call saying “hey we forgot your gumbo”. I told them that I wasn’t able to turn around & they refunded me for it on my card! Tbh, I would have never even noticed it was missing haha! Thank you guys so much for being honest! & the food was super yummy!! More...

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Tic Toc

30 July 2019

Good Cajun food

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Cecilla Usher

30 July 2019

Very good food

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Tyna Marie Wagner

30 July 2019

Best eats by far in Pensacola

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Louis Jackson

30 July 2019

Best Long Island Tea on the Planet

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Troy Bourgeois

30 July 2019

Worth the walk beyond the boardwalk. Great view. Nice seafood

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Vincent Toche

30 July 2019

Best Oyster Po-Boy I have ever been served.

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Alexandra Allen

30 July 2019

Great food and great drinks. Gumbo so good my mom (a Louisiana native) would have been jealous!! Perfect service. A must see when in Pensacola for sure.

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Sean Walton

30 July 2019

Cafe NOLA is a mix between fast food and casual dining. The fast food part being you order at the counter. The staff at the counter the night we were there was very knowledgeable and helpful. The casual is they take if the rest; bring out your food and clear the table when you’re done. The food was amazing! Everything had the right balance of spice and flavor. My Andouille Po’Boy was the perfect balance aid all ingredients. Plus, it wasn’t over dressed with lettuce. The portions are huge! But you’re getting quality food for a great price. More...

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Lynette Wilkinson

30 July 2019

The seafood gumbo was very authentic. Cant wait to go back and the views are amazing.

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Robin Byrd

30 July 2019

The shrimp was delicious..but kinda pricey

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Michael Haas

30 July 2019

Our service was wonderful , prompt and friendly. The food was generously portioned and very tàsty. My wife's entire family are southern Louisiana natives, so I've been eating 'authentic' New Orleans cuisine for almost forty years. Everything we ate was delicious. Mid July, but the breeze off the water on the back deck was perfect . More...

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Jim Brown

30 July 2019

First visit. Gator sausage PoBoy is really good.

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Zanthye Greer

30 July 2019

Good Food, fast friendly service. Awesome location! I really like the Nola hurricane. It has its own Special flavor that's better than all the rest.

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Karen Nicholas-Anthony

30 July 2019

Service was very personal! My grandchildren wanted the snowball but didn't know what flavor they wanted; they are 11 & 8 yrs. old.The server allowed them to taste different flavors until they chose one!! Very sweet More...

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Daniel De Los Santos

30 July 2019

Excellent Food very well served plates very friendly staff.

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DENISE LANGAN

30 July 2019

Marvelous!!!! Excellent food!!! Friendly staff!!!!

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Tres Rhames

30 July 2019

Favorite place to eat in Pensacola right now! Wonderful food and an outstanding brunch! Highly recommend the geaux geaux shrimp and bananas foster cheesecake

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Michael Carroll

30 July 2019

My wife and I went for out anniversary and the food was outstanding . The BBQshrimp is outstanding.

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Ryan P.

25 July 2019

Found this place when first getting to Pensacola Beach and had some delicious gumbo (chicken and the seafood) the house salad and 1/2 lb of steamed shrimp. We can't wait to come back during our time here. More...

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Maria Noto

15 July 2019

Definitely giving this place 5 stars I had the Crawfish and Andouille dip and it was so good that I ended up coming back to buy a whole Quart of it to take back home with me. Very Clean place and customer service was great! Will be back to buy one of the shirts soon. I recommend this place if you want some good cajun food! More...

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Stephanie Redwine

7 July 2019

Nice staff!!! Good view!!!! Mufelatta was delicious, but the red beans and rice was one of the best I’ve ever had!!!!

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Austin K.

7 July 2019

Amazing shrimp poboys at this New Orleans themed restaurant.  Sit at the bar and ask for Kevin.  He will take good care of you.

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Michael M.

7 July 2019

Best gumbo and shrimp po boy on the beach! And amazing service from Kevin. This will be our new place from now on.

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Nancie Biggins

3 July 2019

I LOVE THIS PLACE!! Food was great & the margaritas were on point. the best!

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Bliss Latimer

2 July 2019

So good that we ate dinner there for 3 nights in a row! Every single night of our trip! FANTASTIC doesn’t even begin to cover it... The bread is authentic, the shrimp are BIG, and the po-boys are over-stuffed with goodness! You can sit on the deck overlooking the bay while you eat. Great kids meal options as well. Seriously, my New Orleans heart was in heaven! Can’t wait to come back next summer! More...

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Mitchell C.

1 July 2019

This is the best place to eat on Pcola beach! Park and set up on the bayside of the beach. Walk down to the blue building facing the Ayer with the big deck on back. The food is authentic NOLA food. The fried shrimp poboy was awesome. The full-size is huge and plenty big for 2 people to split. The half is a huge portion also and I'm a big guy! Wife loved the muffuletta. Very authentic and overlooking the beach. You don't ha e the be dressed up. We came from the water barefoot and dripping and sat on the deck. We will def be back! More...

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Nicole Dennis

30 June 2019

All I can say is AMAZING! Everything we had was great! Fried green tomatoes, red beans and rice, banana foster cheesecake, BQQ shrimps, Debris fries and boudin.

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NEIL STIER

30 June 2019

Good food and atmosphere.

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Laura Pribyl

30 June 2019

Fun atmosphere and good prices. Service is sometimes slow, but i still love the local vibes.

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Destination Finders

30 June 2019

Quick easy bites and a beer right on the water with great music. Service was good and the oysters were A+ ♥️ ‍♀️ Order up, take a seat and they’ll bring it to ya. Easy short stop for snacks while shopping orSwimming More...

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Tishara Gardner

30 June 2019

Delicious

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Amy Nassar

30 June 2019

They were great!!! Delicious food and they were able to work with me and get my food out quick since I was on a tight schedule! Absolutely recommend!

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M Duck

30 June 2019

Not suitable for the handicapped unless you want to sit in 95-degree weather outside... no elevator and 18 stairs straight up if you want air-conditioned dining... Saying that, it has to be one of the better restaurants on Pensacola Beach, very casual/beachware dining... nothing to look at but the food was excellent... debris fries, regular fries, onion rings, seafood gumbo, shrimp basket, fish basket, messy crawfish topped burger, hush puppies that was just for today... Not one morsal wasn't delicious... More...

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Dee Barber

30 June 2019

That seafood gumbo was great

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Bengee Hively

30 June 2019

Always a pleasure to go. As the name suggests, a ton of New Orleans style food choices. From what I understand, they are New Orleans locals turned beach savants. Great spot on the bay! Justin was absolutely positively the greatest the last time we were there! More...

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Greg Miller

30 June 2019

Very good food

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Karen Meier

30 June 2019

Great Food. PO boys are the best. Gumbo very delicious. Nice view. A must stop when in Pensacola.

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john david wagner

30 June 2019

Just plain excellent all the way around!!!!!!!!

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Miles Mcdaniel

28 June 2019

Favorite place on the beach and where take our of town guests

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Kathy Jennings Bond

26 June 2019

Hands down BEST seafood in Pensacola!! Amazing Roast Beef Poboy!! Great NOLA atmosphere!!

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Melissa Wiegand Terry

25 June 2019

Ok. I’ve been 3 times in two weeks. Everything is delicious. If you need to feed 2 get a full po boy. It’s enormous! I’ve had the fish and shrimp po boys...there’s at least 1lb of meat on the sandwich. More...

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Amelia Oliver

25 June 2019

We tried cafe Nola yesterday and thought the food was fantastic. Roast beef was the best we have ever had. Grilled chicken salad was a nice healthy alternative and large in size...... the best dessert - banana foster cheesecake ❤️❤️❤️❤️ More...

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Anthony L Gardner Sr.

25 June 2019

The seafood gumbo is awesome, hell everything is awesome. The people are friendly and fast...... Food, drinks are on point. Will be back!!!!

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Tanya Jernigan Wiggins

24 June 2019

best gumbo I've had since my grandmother was alive, never had Anything bad here .... LOVE THIS PLACE

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Katlyn Gough

24 June 2019

Such friendly staff and AMAZING FOOD!!! The shrimp po boy was to die for. Will return on our next visit.

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Angeles Mendoza

22 June 2019

Nice please the service is excellent

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Rob Phillips

22 June 2019

The Shrimp and Grits are so delicious your tongue will beat your brains out....

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Nancy S.

13 June 2019

We discovered Café NOLA through a Sweet Deal, went twice in one week and will definitely be back for more.  First night we had roast beef po-boy dressed all the way and gumbo - both delicious (the bread is So good on the po-boys).  Wanted New Orleans oysters, but sadly due to rush of the weekend they were out of oysters.  Justin, the assistant manager, went out of his way to make things right and we left happy.Came back 2 days later after confirming they had oysters & they were outstanding!  Justin was there again, remembered us and he and the whole staff treated us like royalty - which is the way they treat everyone honestly.Food is great, service is outstanding and sitting on the back deck overlooking the sound is beautiful.  We Love this place! More...

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Donna Barnes

9 June 2019

My husband and I had dinner there yesterday and IT WAS OUTSTANDING!!! We were welcomed by AJ and served by Justin! Both did an outstanding job! We ordered delicious BBQ Shrimp with fresh bread, Fried Oysters, Fish and Shrimp. Everything was seasoned well and VERY tastey! All of this deliciousness was cooked up by Roberta and Shawn! OMGoodness, this food was out of this world, good!!! I always say "any restaurant on Pensacola Beach is good but, cafe' NOLA is THE BEST!!! More...

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Terri M.

7 June 2019

Our favorite on the island. The food is always spot on. All the po boys are great and if you like fried seafood baskets they fry them up perfectly. During crawfish season they have the best meatiest crawfish around. More...

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Monika R.

7 June 2019

Beach front New Orleans style restaurant with a sandy area. We wanted to try something different in Pensacola so we gave it a try. My husband and I split the muffuletta and gumbo which were delicious. Our daughter got the shrimp po'boy that was crunchy and tasty. We saved room for dessert, and split the bread pudding that was excellent! More...

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Michael Carroll

3 June 2019

My wife and I visited for our Anniversary s diner and were not dissapointed Everything we had was eexcellent from the BBQ shrimp to the blackened cobia to the bread pudding desert . Great meal and we will be back soon More...

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Matt A.

31 May 2019

Best fried shrimp on the beach and best hushpuppies anywhere! For some reason there's never a wait here although it's as good or better as any place on the beach. The family had poboys and catfish and they were outstanding as well. We actually ate there twice this week! More...

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Maria Fernandez

30 May 2019

Very good food and the service was great! I recommend this place for those who want to eat authentic Cajun food!

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Goldie Yandle

30 May 2019

The blackened shimp po'boy and onion rings are where it is at!!!!

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Jimmy Bartlett

30 May 2019

Great cajun and creole. Love the shrimp poboys. Can eat and look right out at all the park and water activities.

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Michelle Smith

30 May 2019

This was a very nice place as well. Very open floor plan. Need more employees tho. That poor bartender... Oh bless him. Hire some wait staff and get some of that work off of him. And he works his butt off to serve his bar clients as well. Wow!! Great food also... A little pricey. More...

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Wayne Moore

30 May 2019

Really good food and really large portions.

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Harry Meador

30 May 2019

Great authentic food

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Patrick R.

24 May 2019

I have eaten at this place almost every week and I am trying to eat my way through the menu although I seem to keep going back to my favorite fried shrimp basket. I have yet to have a bad meal here as everything I have had has been awesome. More...

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Robert Jenkins

20 May 2019

Best overstuffed Po Boy sandwich this side of New Orleans. Both shrimp and oyster Po Boys we're best ever. Excellent Gumbo. On the beach overlooking the water. More...

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Jay Williams

19 May 2019

It’s the best of both worlds... authentic enough cooking that I feel like I’m home in New Orleans and the beautiful view of the beach!

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Virkeisha Taite Palmer

19 May 2019

My Son and I decided to go today because we know the beach crowd is coming. Food was hot, fresh, well seasoned and nice portions. We got full and took enough home for dinner! Nice atmosphere, too! My son said, “Mom this food is so good!” More...

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Lien P.

19 May 2019

Went here for Sunday brunch. Food was tasty. Got the crawfish etoufee egg Benedict and bf got soft shell crab egg Benedict. They were absolutely fantastic. $3 blood mary was also yummy. The only gripe I have is parking. We spent 15 mins + looking for a spot but the food was worth it. More...

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Mary Jane Soule

17 May 2019

New Orlean cuisine, awesome had BBQ shrimp authentic.

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Dean Entrekin

15 May 2019

Jambalaya is delicious. Will be back.

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Mary E.

14 May 2019

So good! We've eaten Cajun food quite often since my husband is from New Orleans. This is the best we've found that isn't actually in NOLA. Great find at Pensacola Beach!

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Daisy Irwin

11 May 2019

Outstanding scene for tasty Creole. Great location to meet with friends. There was fast, efficient, and courteous service. Bring your appetite because portions are filling. Menu is like a place in San Francisco I liked. More...

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Stephanie Cole

11 May 2019

The food was great, the portions generous. My only complaint was the BBQ shrimp, though huge, were unpeeled, with heads on, in a very messy sauce. I thought they tasted great, once they were cool enough to handle, peel, and eat. But I don't think I will get them again because of the complete mess. There was no clue on the menu that I would need a bath afterwards. Although good, it wasn't what I was expecting. Nothing grilled about these. BBQ? More like an etouffe sauce. Maybe we got the wrong dish served to us.But the few was perfect. More...

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Leslie Wright

7 May 2019

Been here several times and have never been disappointed. Sweet potato fries are amazing. Roast beef poboy is authentic. Fried shrimp and fish was awesome too! My sweetheart and I will change our route when we go anywhere nearby so we can eat here. It's totally worth blowing your diet. More...

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Louise Ojeda

6 May 2019

Dog Friendly Very Kind Family Thank you

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Cheryl Drake

5 May 2019

I’ve eaten Sunday brunch here a few times, and the food has always been really tasty. However, I would like to also mention that the music is too loud for 11am on a Sunday. We were struggling to hear the conversation at our table. More...

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JOSE J AVILES

4 May 2019

Great customer service a whole the time!!
Amazing food and drinks!
The beat staff recommend 100%!

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Jill B.

1 May 2019

My cajun BBQ shrimp were amazing!  I didn't realize that I would be peeling them myself, but it only added to the fun!  The flavor was great and they served a generous portion.

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Adrian Borelli

30 April 2019

Really good muffaletta!

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Phillip Jernigan

30 April 2019

had the boiled shrimp and et etouffee. delicious as always.

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Kevin Holtmann

30 April 2019

Very good food, and great location! We love Nolas!

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Joe Smith

30 April 2019

Good food nice atmosphere and great view

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John Williams

30 April 2019

A very good shrimp po boy and gumbo!

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margaret smith

30 April 2019

Easter Brunch was fabulous, great server, great drinks. Busy but under control. We'll be back for sure.

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Fred Franklin

30 April 2019

Great place

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AlliDoesArt

30 April 2019

Delicious! If in the area again will definitely be back.

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Alvin Saulsberry

30 April 2019

Clean food was really fresh

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Ashley Pace

30 April 2019

loved the placr

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Teresa Crutchfield

30 April 2019

Tons of Delicious Hot Food!

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Dave McGillicuddy

30 April 2019

Love this place. We eat here almost weekly!BEST roast beef po-boy around, y'all. Aye-eeee!!

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Terry Marcum

30 April 2019

Crawfish etouffee was great!

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Candiance Albert

30 April 2019

Love it!! Very friendly employees

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TIM Surguy

30 April 2019

Crawfish etouffee was off the chain!!

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Annette Beard

30 April 2019

Great food! Huge portions! I will be back!

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Marty Roberts

30 April 2019

Loved it everything was super delicious had char broiled oysters, BBQ shrimp,red beans and rice And good old fashioned banana pudding had to ROLL out of there

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Joy S

25 April 2019

I love this place. Came here 3 times while on vacation. The red beans and rice, gumbo, and fish basket are all delicious! Great happy hour and the serving sizes are huge. Best casual restaurant on the boardwalk in my opinion. More...

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Winna Medlin

25 April 2019

The food was so good we ate there twice while we were in town for my birthday. One night we dined in and the next week I take out. The night we dined in was for my birthday we sat outside on the patio and I was just was so nice the food was amazing and after she found out it was my birthday she brought me the most amazing dessert. Bananas Foster cheesecake oh my goodness it was the best ever. I would go back there just to get that! Highly recommended if you're at Pensacola Beach. More...

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David Clark

24 April 2019

BEST NOLA food since the last time being there!! Blows everyone else in the Florida panhandle out of the water!!!! View is amazing, to boot!!

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Melody L.

23 April 2019

Second time eating here. Love being able to order, pick up and walk back to the beach. Excellent food and service. Worked with my food allergy.

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Nancy Oscar Woody

22 April 2019

My friend and I split a fried shrimp po' boy and it was huge! Delicious shrimp literally falling out of it, there were so many! Perfectly fried, bread was awesome, and great service! More...

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Brook Robinson

22 April 2019

Just like New Orleans. Great beer.

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Kathie S.

22 April 2019

Great quaint spot for a bite, drink, and a view! Great service, great music, amazing food and portions!

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Cathy Badini

21 April 2019

Great roast beef poboys and love the brunch!

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Paul S.

18 April 2019

One of the best roast beef poboys that I have ever eaten.  The debris fries are excellent.  Being from Louisiana I was skeptical about getting real authentic New Orleans food in the Florida panhandle.  NOLA Cafe is the real deal.  I will be eating here again before heading home.  I highly recommend eating here.  It's worth at least stars!!! More...

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Joe Smith

17 April 2019

best burger I've ever had

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Tricia Lingo Forsmann

14 April 2019

OMG!!! Every time I eat here I have to get a Hurricane made by Beni!!! His are the best!!!! They remind me of home!!! XOXO

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Anna G.

13 April 2019

Thank you so much! We had fried Green Tomatoes, crawfish and shrimp burger. Everything was so good! I liked crawfish so much I more to go. Thank you

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Jason Petrick

11 April 2019

Great environment and the NOLA burger is one of the best I've ever had

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Jerrica Nguyen

11 April 2019

The platter for 2 was more like for 5 or 6 it was HUGE. Love the food and the customer service was outstanding!!!

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Mike R.

4 April 2019

YES! Yes yess. I Defiantly will be back.  If you are familiar with Cafe Nola in Slidell LA well the food here is as good.  Totally different ambiance. This. Is a beach type atmosphere. You walk in place your order, pay for it and they bring it to you. Great seating outside.  It is small and quaint. Prices are more reasonable too. Service was quick too. Good selection of beer. Staff was friendly place is clean. Will defiantly return, I had the chat grilled oysters. They were delicious and a good size too. More...

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Deborah V.

3 April 2019

Had lunch today and enjoyed a full sized shrimp Po boy, which was big enough to share. I am from New Orleans and was pleased with the portion size.  Shrimp cooked perfectly! The reason for only 4 stars is due to the French bread, Gambinos I think. The bread was not fully cooked. It needed more baking time, then should have been toasted. I hope the owner and chef take note. More...

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Ash Pace

30 March 2019

crawfish amazing! had a blast!

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Dennis Douglas

30 March 2019

I loved in New Orleans for 13 years and the biggest thing I miss is the food! All these places that advertise so called "cajun cuisine" are a joke! The exception to this rule IMO, is Cafe NOLA! My wife and I ate there because my daughter recommended it. Man oh man was it good! I had a shrimp po-boy and it was seasoned to perfection along with the fact it was overstuffed with shrimp! I will admit that the prices are a touch high,, but keep in mind you get what you pay for. If you like New Orleans coming, it's not high at all. We're almost didn't go because my wife had 2 strokes in the past and there's no ramp for handicapped people. I had a lot of problems heroin up the stairs with my back and knee being in pretty rough shape and my wife finally made it after 3 attempts. That is this place's only drawback. If you want a treat, eat at Cafe NOLA! More...

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Tanya Jernigan

30 March 2019

Best food on the beach

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lance culbreath

30 March 2019

If you like New Orleans style food, you'll enjoy this place. Great view of the bay on Pensacola Beach.

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Mark Fillinger

30 March 2019

Really great food in a fun atmosphere.

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Michael Sanders

30 March 2019

Great food with an awesome view.

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Kelly Mitchell

30 March 2019

Great food and service!

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Juan Olmos

30 March 2019

Great food

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Kimberly Carnathan

30 March 2019

Food is delicious, staff is friendly and there’s a great view!

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Lisa Douglas

30 March 2019

Omg I love this place. If you love cajun food you have to go there

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Blaine Gavin

30 March 2019

Amazing food!!!!

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Don LeMay

30 March 2019

I had the roast beef po-boy which was really good it was the daily special

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Kim Perkins

30 March 2019

Had the shrimp po boy, roast beef po boy, and fried chicken sandwich. All were fantastic!! Husband is from New Orleans and said shrimp po boy was one of the best he has ever had!! Price was great for what we got. Highly recommend! More...

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ROBERT GOODSON

30 March 2019

Authentic New Orleans food and beverage. My wife loved the Abita King Cake soda and the portions were very unexpectedly more than you can eat. We enjoyed the great gumbo, crawfish etouffe', larger than usual raw oysters and the muffalata was portioned for 4. Great experience and 2 thumbs up ⚜️ Geaux Saints! More...

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Maryanne Gobble

30 March 2019

Good food, casual atmosphere, indoor or outdoor seating and nice view of the sound. We had the gumbo and red rice and beans, both excellent.

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albert romero

30 March 2019

Awesome

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Darcy Robinson

30 March 2019

The BEST oysters on P'cola Beach...HANDS DOWN!!

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Dean Russell

28 March 2019

Great atmosphere, beautiful views and the best gumbo around.

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Jennifer Wagner

26 March 2019

Always love eating here. Everything is delicious. Today's special green grits for St Patty's day was a nice touch!

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Kaitlyn Millet

18 March 2019

Great service. Nice view of the bay. Delicious Cajun food. I highly recommend the NOLA burger. They put a dip on it that has sausage and crawfish. The dip and the chargrilled taste of the burger make it so yummy! More...

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Jo L.

17 March 2019

I'm from Louisiana and consider myself a true Cajun. This food is amazing and authentic. If you're from New Orleans then you know what a 5 napkin review means for a roast beef poboy and this place has the best 5 napkin sloppy roast beef poboy outside of the real Nola. Gumbo is good too!

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Katriece K.

10 March 2019

The food was pretty good. My boyfriend and I ordered the Debris fries & the fish plate. The fish was well seasoned and fried perfectly. I most definitely recommend this place. More...

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Angel F.

4 March 2019

This was really really good. We moved here from Louisiana and have been searching for some hint of Louisiana cooking and this place is great! I had the blackened fish and onion rings and sweet potato fries all scrumptious and PLENTY of it!!! My husband had a full size shrimp poboy that was served on Gambinos french bread which is mouthwatering in itself. He was FULL after half in which i ate a few bites too it was even better than my plate. There were not shy on the shrimp and the shrimp were no popcorn sized shrimp. Go!!! Stop reading and head out i cant wait to go back and try the gumbo which is award winning i hear. More...

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Steven Ward

28 February 2019

I had the Geaux geaux oyster poboy, basically a New Orleans Bbq oyster poboy. It was delicious. I got a whole sandwich but a half would have sufficed. Gumbo was authentic. Our whole table was happy. Good music too. More...

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Jay Newman

28 February 2019

Love this place. Best Po Boys this side of NO without a doubt. Everything on the menu has been excellent that we've had so far and the portions are huge. No other place like it in the local Pcola area. More...

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Darrin Fraleigh

28 February 2019

Great food. Too many steps to get to it

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Jodi Priest

28 February 2019

Great food, great view only thing better would be if they offered a handicap entrance!

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Shane Durkee

28 February 2019

Amazing food and atmosphere!!

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Andrew Hickman

28 February 2019

The crawfish and andoui sausage dip is fantastic. Also great mouffaletta.

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Lauren Westwood

28 February 2019

Great food. Poor service.

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Matthew Baransy

28 February 2019

Closest thing to New Orleans in Pensacola FL

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Tim Baughn

28 February 2019

Great food. Good price and atmosphere.

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Brian Cook

28 February 2019

Great food in a great place! Recommend the Nola Burger.. Amazing!

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Judy Hartman

24 February 2019

Friendly staff and delicious food. A deputy sheriff told us about Cafe' Nola. We had the seafood gumbo and the chicken and sausage gumbo. Good size portions. Our favorite were the fried green tomatoes. Yummy! More...

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Donna Meade Lenz

23 February 2019

The best crawfish etouffee!! Great seafood. Wonderful experience! I would definitely come back!

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Emma Pfeiffer Walke

20 February 2019

Everything we ordered was superb ! Oysters were delicious! We will be back.

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Doug Kruse

19 February 2019

First and foremost, this has been the best po boy I’ve had outside of New Orleans. I happened upon this place at their tent during the seafood festival and was shocked at how good it was. Since then we’ve visited their location on Pensacola beach multiple times and every time I’m as impressed as the first. Food is Amazing!! Staff is friendly and helpful!! Literally every time I’ve been here I’ve had a good experience. Please eat here. You won’t regret it! More...

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Lyle Boppre

17 February 2019

Great first time experience, would definitely go back, great bread puddings

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Eddy Roche

17 February 2019

Great food & atmosphere!!

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Veggie K.

17 February 2019

only place in Pcola where shrimp poboy actually has enough shrimp to fall out of the bread (like it's supposed to be)

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Justo Rivera

16 February 2019

Great food with a cozy atmosphere.

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David S.

15 February 2019

Food was great, service was quick and the portion! Go for the half po boy if you had breakfast already.

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Brian F.

12 February 2019

Great food and cool atmosphere! Had the blackened cobia with red beans and rice along with hush puppies and I recommend them all!

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Teresa Southwell Tucker

10 February 2019

Amazing shrimp and grits! Great Bloody Mary’s Fabulous company! Fun atmosphere.

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Karen Goodwin

9 February 2019

Loved their crawfish & andouille dip! Also had the crawfish etouffe & it was fantastic..if were stars would give it a 5!!!!!

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Butch Meador

5 February 2019

Absolutely the best Cajun food I have had in this town. I don't know why I haven't heard of it before now.

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Scotty Lee

2 February 2019

Great food, friendly service, best chicken & dumplings I have ever tasted. First time to try the place, but I will be back!

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Kim Reininger

30 January 2019

Johnny and the staff are great and so is the food. Love their gumbo! Great addition to some of our other wonderful restaurants on Pensacola Beach!

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Abdullah Abdul kader

30 January 2019

Food wasn't too expensive considering it was by the beach. We had the gumbo and the steamed shrimp. The shrimp and the sides were a little spicy. The portion size was pretty big.

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Julie Dzubay

30 January 2019

Delicious lunch with an amazing view and dog friendly.

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Bev D

30 January 2019

This place is legit!! Great service and great food!!! We had the poboy, fried shrimp and banana pudding. It was all SO good and lots of it! We will be back!

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Ronald Rahrig

30 January 2019

Pensacola Beach restaurants are a hit or a miss. We had the Sunday brunch at NOLAs. First they had 2$ Bloody Marys that were quite good. I had crayfish etouffee benedict. Instead for an english muffin, they used a fried green tomato. It was one of my favorite dishes when we visited Florida. I was never a fan of grits but the grits served here has made me a fan. NOLA is a hit. More...

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Victoria Cheatham

30 January 2019

Great food! Great location!

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Yogi Bragg

30 January 2019

Very disappointed in the food and prices.

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Tiffany Luke

30 January 2019

This is by far the best restaurant in Pensacola Beach! I can’t say enough about the oysters, gumbo, Gambino bread and debris fries. I mean wow - just the absolute best! If you love Nola, don’t miss out. The other restaurants on the beach are sooo overrated and overpriced but this place is the best kept secret :) More...

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Whit D.

28 January 2019

We were in town visiting and ordered to-go food from here: it was DELICIOUS! Prime Rib Po'boy, Surf & Turf Po'boy, kids chicken tenders and debris fries...holy yummy debris fries. I had never heard of such a thing but I am so glad we tried them. Great food, made quick. Highly recommend! More...

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Jerilynn R.

26 January 2019

I can't believe we did not about this place before now. I have been craving seafood gumbo, to the point I was going to have my daughter bring me some back from New Orleans this weekend. Well, no need now!  Cafe NOLA has just what I was looking for. The boudin is also delicious!  Even if you don't frequent the beach, it's worth the drive. We will definitely be back! More...

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Courtney Singleton

21 January 2019

I love it they r amazing food is great and so is the drinks. I love the atmosphere. The Dj was awesome

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Christie Bowen Decker

17 January 2019

Great experience! Food was amazing and the staff were super nice! Definitely a must visit if you come to town!

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Angela Denmon

14 January 2019

Everything great food, good views great people

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Maureen Young White

13 January 2019

WHO DAT NATION in the house

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Julie Lynn

7 January 2019

Finally got to go check this place out today, and it’s great!!! Best shrimp poboy I’ve had in a while and love that they have choices (grilled,blackened,fried). They have good beer and a great view too! We will definitely be going back!!! More...

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Jayne Hipskind-Flynn

6 January 2019

We had crab, shrimp, white fish, oysters, fries,onion rings and everything was delicious

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Willie Bolden

31 December 2018

Being from Louisiana, this was so far the closet place we’ve found that taste like La food.

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Pam Granger Potter

30 December 2018

Best place on Pensacola Beach hands down

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Todd Jones

30 December 2018

Best shrimp burger ever. Never new of such a thing. Very clean atmosphere,would highly recommended and diffently going back. Todd 12/17/18

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Sidney Sharp

30 December 2018

Great food, location, atmosphere.

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Sophia Arachovitis

30 December 2018

Casual dining- their Roast Beef Poboy and Chicken Gumbo are authentic & awesome!

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Micah Hayes

30 November 2018

Awesome food and awesome staff!

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Melissa Guzman

30 November 2018

Big servings, delicious food. With a beautiful view of the bay

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Darla Akers

30 November 2018

Little pricey but great food

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Leslye Green

30 November 2018

The food was delicious! And I'm from New Orleans! So glad to live in a region close enough to South Louisiana to serve up the authentic flavors I love! Even Cajun feel decor inside but overlooking the waterway beaches of Pensacola. Loved it! We'll be back! More...

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Amy Wood

30 November 2018

Best beef poboy ever. Food was so delicious. Gumbo, go-go shrimp. Awesome!!

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Robert Phillips

30 November 2018

A must do for brunch while on vacation or if live here. The Shrimp and Grits are to die for...

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Amy Wood Collier

20 November 2018

Gumbo & Shrimp Po-boy are winners to this Louisiana girl. Their catering is superb!

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Lel Monique

18 November 2018

Absolutely delicious and (over) filling! we'll be back!

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Tiffany Williams

17 November 2018

Love it! Great staff! Best food!

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Cierra Williams

12 November 2018

The food was amazing! It definitely reminded me of the good food I’m used to eating when I’m back home in Louisiana!

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Tammy Malone

12 November 2018

Food is authentic and amazing!

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Jody Williams

5 November 2018

Best Gumbo around!!!!!!!

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Tim Collins

30 October 2018

We had oysters and shrimp poboy. Great food....good ambience...nice servers.

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Danny Jackson

30 October 2018

Love everything about this place

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Robert Gosse

30 October 2018

We caught brunch here on Sunday. It was VERY Good. Dropping it back one star because access is up a bunch of stairs. I have a boot on my foot and it was difficult. But the food made up for the inconvenience. Will be back. More...

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Amy Howard

30 October 2018

This place was great!! Food was amazing. Very authentic flavor. Portions sizes were perfect. Banana foster cheesecake is to die for... no lie.

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Bill Richardson

30 October 2018

Got to try their Gravy fries You will come back for more

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Ely White

30 October 2018

Excellent cuisine

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Enrique H.

30 October 2018

Waked up from the beach for a drink and a meal to-go and the bartender had excellent customer service, food was portioned very well (we got shrimp po boy and it had a lot of shrimp!) and the drinks were not shy! Highly recommend this place!PS: try the VooDoo drink ;-) More...

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Victor Harrison

30 October 2018

Awesome as usual.

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Dave Whitt

30 October 2018

Food was very good price very good must return had to take to go box home the bead putting was great the gumbo was perfect the platter will feed 2 to 5 people

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Kim Arnold

30 October 2018

Great view!!

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Jodie Gray

30 October 2018

Delicious and authentic! I can't wait to try every item on the menu!

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Amy Taylor

30 October 2018

Only ate here once because of time but it was excellent and I will absolutely go back.

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Ellen Thompson

30 October 2018

Great food, service and view of Escambia bay

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Phil Wiggins

28 October 2018

Awesome food and plentiful portions

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Mike Landreth

28 October 2018

Being from La. and owning several condos here @ PORTOFINO, it’s great to have this place, feels like home! Everyone is friendly, food is DELICIOUS ⚜️ WHO DAT, NOLA DAT⚜️

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Jan Hopkins

28 October 2018

Great place awesome service the Best food on the beach

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Jordan W.

28 October 2018

This place is has such great food and an awesome view. I got the muffuletta sandwich for $11 and I could seriously eat it for three days.. the debris fries had gravy and roast beef with Gouda cheese on top. My parents ordered two poboys with grilled shrimp and it was so flavorful and amazing! They took the entire other Poboy home because they were so huge! We didn't eat brunch but the mimosas and bloody Mary's were $2 and they were using Absolut Vodka-wow! I'll be back very soon! More...

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Lois Victoria Freeman

22 October 2018

Enjoyed watching the game with my fellow Saints Fans. The atmosphere was nice and the food was delicious!!!!

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Kymberlee Stanfield-Sadler

22 October 2018

Great food and drinks and service

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Michael King

21 October 2018

This place was great! Huge, meaty shrimp poboy. Wife got the gumbo and it was amazing. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was the time it took to get our food - but the beach view during the wait was awesome.

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Eddie Jo Richard

16 October 2018

love love love. Never a disappointment!!!!

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Katherine L. Hendricks

15 October 2018

house salad with grilled shrimp with mimosa or bloody mary.

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Ernie Cardwell

13 October 2018

We loved the food and the portions where huge

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Charla Mason

8 October 2018

Highly recommend. The food is amazing and the staff goes above and beyond for their customers.

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Courtney Hughes Ivey

7 October 2018

Had lunch Saturday and the Surf and Turf poboy was soooooo good � We also had the amazing bread pudding! We Will definitely be going more often now that I know how good the food is.

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Deborah Hunter

30 September 2018

OH MY GOODNESS! Y'all have to go to Pensacola Beach and try the food at this restaurant. I enjoyed the Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Shrimp, and French Fries, and let me tell you MY FOOD WAS AMAZING!! . The waitstaff was down to earth and attentive. I love New Orleans cuisine and when I go back to Pensacola Beach, I hope I can return for more great food at Cafe Nola. Wish this restaurant was located in Atlanta. More...

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Lane Holmes