Sanford is a city that is rich in history and culture. It’s also home to some of the best restaurants and breweries in the state! If you’re looking for a great place to eat or grab a drink, I’ve got you covered. Here are my top 10 picks for the best restaurants and breweries in Sanford.
10. Henry’s Depot
The perfect spot to go out with a group of indecisive friends! This local food hall has it all: pizza, ice cream, seafood, and even coffee! You can’t go wrong with any of the choices — and don’t worry, there’s a cocktail bar too.
9. Dees Brother Brewery
This brewery is a must-see at Sanford. It is located in a 100 year old building rich with character and plenty of beer on draft. While you’re there grab yourself a PB&J or grilled cheese to make your night top notch.
8. Negril Spice
Negril Spice is the place to get the most authentic Jamaican food that will change your life. Steak? They have it. Seafood? They have it. Full bar? They have it! If you are wanting to try something new this needs to be your next place to be.
7. The District Eatery, Tap and Barrel
The District is known for its incredible artisan décor mixed with industrial style. Along with a relaxing ambiance, they have an incredibly curated American cuisine that changes to reflect each current season. Along with hand-selected wine, rotating local craft beers, and artisan cocktails.
6. The Tennessee Truffle
The plating of the Tennessee Truffle is dying to be the star of your next Instagram post! Not only is the food incredible but the plating is immaculately breathtaking. With their Memphis-born chef, they specialize in their take of southern food.
5. Sanford Poke
Sometimes you just need something light and airy that still fills you up — Sanford Poke is the place for you. Their poke bowls are not only nutritious but beautiful and transport you to the Hawaiian islands all in one bite. If raw fish isn’t your preference then they also have five different smoothies and rotating flavors of Blue Bell Ice Cream.
4. The Old Jailhouse
Dine behind bars in Florida’s best-rated restaurant! The building dates back to the 1840s but the food is the perfect gourmet bites for the present day. Brunch, dinner, or lunch, The Old Jailhouse is an experience you won’t forget.
3. Celery City Craft, Sushi, and Seoul
Poke, sushi rolls, and Korean chicken wings — what more could you ask for? Celery City is the place to be for the best sushi and poke rolls. They have 50 different beers on tap and are open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights for those late night cravings.
2. Swine and Sons
This is the best chicken sandwich you will have in Sanford guaranteed! This chicken sandwich is packed with flavor and will have you coming back for more. If chicken isn’t your thing they have a Cuban, pulled pork, and even a soft-shell crab sandwich.
1. Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café
Transport yourself to Germany while staying in Florida by going to Hollerbach’s! This German, family-owned restaurant has food that will make your mouth water. Not to mention the incredible live polka music they have every weekend. If you were looking for it — this is your sign to head on over now and have the experience of a lifetime.
So put on your stretchy pants and be sure to check these spots out the next time you’re in town. You won’t be disappointed!