We had the pleasure of dining at one of Valparaiso Florida's best restaurants - TradeWinds. The photo above tells more than words can convey. Most people don't know about this restaurant by just driving by. It's obscure and unflamboyant on the outside. But the food is incredible. It's usually crowded, so you need reservations. I had a splendid time there on Saturday.
What other great restaurants are in Niceville, Florida? Compass Rose at 303 Glen Ave., Valparaiso, has great ambiance and good food. The bar area has modern, sort of edgy lighting with large booths that I prefer over the main dining room. The appetizers are very good.
The Boathouse Landing at 124 S John Sims Parkway, has excellent hushpuppies, home made taco chips (that should be bagged and sold separately) and mouth-watering fish creations, especially the grouper. It's located on the water, and you can sit upstairs, downstairs or outside. They now offer a gluten-free menu.
All three restaurants are convenient to Eglin Air Force Base. They are normally packed the nights of performances at Mattie Kelly Art Center.
Read my full review of TradeWinds restaurant. Buon appetito!
Wendy Rulnick, Broker
Rulnick Realty, Inc.