The Tallahassee food scene is really something. With college students, state employees and business professionals at every stage of their careers, Tallahassee’s variety of food reflects its diverse population. There is an abundance of fast casual restaurants for quick lunches, coffee shops for studying or meetings, and fine dining establishments for special occasions. However, I think my favorite category of restaurants are the dessert places, but we can save that for another blog post).

Before I came to school here, College Town was just a vacant lot. Now, itis full of restaurants, shops and apartments. I can’t even imagine a game-day weekend where College Town isn’t packed! It seems like there’s always a new place to grab coffee or meet a friend for brunch.

If you haven’t been lately, pay a fresh visit to College Town. And here are some of the newest restaurants to try elsewhere in Tallahassee.

Chick-Fil-A
A second Chick-Fil-A location is opening on West Tennessee Street in the former ABC Liquors. Don’t worry, the current Chick-Fil-A isn’t going anywhere. This will be Tallahassee’s ninth Chick-Fil-A location.

Address: 1650 W. Tennessee St.
Projected Opening Date: Unknown

Hangar 38
Hangar 38 is part bowling alley, part arcade and part restaurant. This family fun center replaces the New Leaf Market Co-op at Bannerman Crossing. Hangar 38 has something for everyone and will feature eight bowling lanes, more than 70 arcade games and a sports-bar-style restaurant.

Address: 6668 Thomasville Rd.
Projected Opening Date: Open now!

Burgerim
This fast casual franchise will be opening two locations in Tallahassee: Ocala Corners and West Gaines Street. Burgerim sells customizable, 3-oz. gourmet burgers by the pack. Nine patty types, nine sauces and ten toppings mean endless burger possibilities! The restaurant also serves sandwiches, chicken wings and salads for those not in the mood for a burger.

Address: 800 Ocala Rd. and799 W. Gaines St.
Projected Opening Date: Late 2019

Glory Days Grill
The sports-themed, family-friendly chain will open its first location in Tallahassee. Come watch the big game and try their famous wings and original Glory Burger.

Address: 1926 Capital Circle N.E.
Projected Opening Date: Mid 2019

Tally Mac Shack
You have probably experienced Tally Mac Shack macaroni and cheese from catching their food truck around town, but now you can enjoy the cheese without the chase. Tally Mac Shack soon will open a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Address: 1215 S. Adams St.
Projected Opening Date: Open now!

Maria Maria
Maria Maria will serve homemade Mexican Cuisine and baked goods. Whether you want a nice, warm meal or hearty dessert, add Maria Maria to your list of places to try.

Address: 1304 N. Monroe St. (replacing the Crepevine)
Projected Opening Date: Unknown

Crafty Crab
The Crafty Crab is coming to Tallahassee, replacing Crispers. They specialize in fresh, home-style seafood with homemade seasoning. Try their signaure New Orleans Style low country boil, crab, Cajun rice and chicken tenders.

Address: 1241 Apalachee Parkway
Projected Opening Date: Spring 2019