Divas is great. They changed their location to the Midtown area, so it's easier to find and there is better parking. They have the latest and best styles, and the brands are some of the best available...True Religion, Diesel, AG, and more...they also have a variety of sizes available, not just for the size 0 set. The staff is extremely helpful when it comes to finding the perfect dress or jeans. Divas carries shorts and jeans, swimwear and cocktail dresses. They also have GREAT sales so you can buy quality brands for a great price.
Corner Pocket is a great combination of bar, restaurant, and game room. The food is surprisingly good. They have great fried pickles and hot wings, burgers, and buffalo chicken sandwiches. Their serving sizes are often big enough to share. The staff is friendly and helpful, but often busy, because the place is usually packed. Dart tournaments are held there, and people play pool and poker. It's a very popular local hangout, and you'll find all ages and demographics there, which adds to the ambiance, in my opinion. Very fun and laid back place.
Chubby's has, in my opinion, the BEST chicken strips in Tallahassee. It's a small place on the Tennessee strip, and sometimes there's a wait in the drive-thru, but that's just because it's incredibly popular. The menu is huge (they offer grilled chicken, wings, and much more than just chicken fingers), and the prices are reasonable. Chubby's has wings that come in several great flavors, and they offer a variety of dipping sauces to accompany their chicken. I've always been impressed with this place.
For some great, fresh food and friendly atmosphere, Cabo's is the place to go. Cabo's has been a staple in the local restaurant industry for over 20 years. They have a decent brunch menu and an extensive lunch and dinner menu. The menu ranges from fresh grilled fish to blue cheese burgers to tacos and burritos with chips and house made salsa. Cabo's has a good beer selection, and they've got a full bar next door. Family-friendly and reasonable prices. Expect a wait and slower service when the place is full.
Blue Ribbon is a good location, right on the price, and does quick, friendly service. The owner/manager is often on site to answer questions, and it's nice to know that my best clothes are being handled professionally and with care.
One of the best area restaurants, Barnacle Bill's has been a staple in Tallahassee for many years. I have yet to have a better seafood gumbo, and the oysters are as fresh as they get. The no-frills atmosphere and plentiful seating, both inside and out, makes for a good local place, and it's extremely family-friendly.
Bird's not only has amazing oysters, but they make some of the best burgers and fries I've ever had. Bird's has a great atmosphere, hosts trivia every week, and offers a wide selection of beer, including some hard-to-find imports, and boasts a full bar. The service is friendly and the food is fresh and well-prepared. I've never been disappointed with Birds. The only issue is the parking. On a packed night, you may have to park down the street.
Angelette's has authentic Cajun dishes at a very reasonable price. I have never been disappointed in anything I've ever ordered from there. Everything I've had is properly seasoned. The selection is good, and the service is friendly. It's not a huge place, so there may be a wait at times. I'd recommend this to anyone who is looking for good Louisiana food.
I love Bandidos! They have great food, HUGE portions, fresh salsa, and good queso and chips. It's relatively quick, and you get a ton of food for the money. When I ordered three tacos for $7, I got three HUGE, overstuffed tacos and ended up getting a to-go box. Service is fast and friendly.
Gordo's has good sandwiches and seasoned fries, great plantains, rice and beans, and a wide selection in their bar. It's close to FSU and the downtown area. I've never had negative issues with the service, but I've also never been there when I was in a hurry. I like the atmosphere, and it's always been crowded when I've been there. The price is right, and you get hefty portions for your money. I try to go here at least once a month, and I've never been disappointed.