Five Sisters Blues Cafe

4.7
151 reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
The Five Sisters Blues Cafe is a restaurant built on some of Pensacola’s deepest history, right in the heart of downtown. The reconstruction of the old Gussies Record Shop heralds the reawakening of the old Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood. Featuring good ol’ southern cuisine with kicks of Creole and Caribbean flair, the Five Sisters boasts a fantastic menu, daily blackboard and house specialties, and regular live blues music.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 151 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. The food is delicious and the personal always friendly. We always have a wonderful time.

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AnnD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations because we had no wait time before leaving town. The table was ready when we arrived. Good service, good food, good atmosphere and good music. We will go again when we are in town.

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NorvB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT southern style "comfort" food! Great fried chicken and mac 'n cheese like my mom used to make. First time, but will DEFINITELY make this is a regular stop for a great meal! Great value as well....

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VickiJ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great menu selection. Fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in here, and we absolutely love it. For sure we'll be back.

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ClaudiaR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great food value! Jazz brunch was super nice!

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SandyS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Worst server I’ve ever had at Five Sisters. “Cowboy” was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiter told us we could not get the special until dinner yet the table next to us ordered it 20 mins later. This was at 11AM. The only reason we came was for the Valentine’s Day special. Very disappointed.

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Shots
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good. I've been here before and it's usually always good. The initial greeting by the waiter was fine, but after our drinks came out and we ordered our food. We didn't see anyone again. I had to physically go up to the hostess counter to ask for my check. In my 20+ years of dining out, this is the first time ever I had tipped a server/restaurant zero dollars.

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Charles
Denver
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Star experience again as always at 5 Sisters. The sampler appetizer and fried green tomatoes are the best you'll ever put in your mouth. The prime rib special last Sat night over St Valentines weekend was phenomenal! Highly recommend to anyone that appreciates good food and service.

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RCfromFoley
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch for meat eaters as well as vegetarians like me. Great peaceful environment, great soft jazz background music, great staff and great food with generous servings. The Manager, Chris, was especially helpful and accommodating. I highly recommend the green beans, the collard greens, the black-eyed peas, and the yams. My wife would recommend the fried chicken.

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Davsgal
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we loved it! The food was excellent! Our server was a great guy! We will come back again!!

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RickeyD
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blues on Sunday in addition to great food, you just can’t go wrong!

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JackieF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Christian was very attentive and friendly. Food was fabulous. Don’t miss the pineapple coleslaw, fried chicken and onion mayo. All around a lovely experience. Will definitely go there again when I’m back in Pensacola.

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LoveToLunch
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Five Sisters. Our server was very attentive. Service was timely. Portions were generous. We shared the Sisters Sampler as an appetizer, very good, especially the fried green tomatoes. One of us enjoyed red beans and rice. The menu offers good southern food, which is not often available any more. We look forward to returning.

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RickeyD
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend five sisters. Great service with southern country comfort food. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a meal at five sisters.

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LilA
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love the fried chicken. Great Bloody Mary too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Seated 45 minutes after reservation as people off street seemingly went ahead. Never got the notification for our table, just a party member checking for the 3rd time. Poor front of house.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. I highly recommend it. Good food, live band. Everyone in our group of 8 ranging in age from 21 to 71 thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.

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ThereseA
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place to go and eat. The food was wonderful though some needed more spices, but we do understand that some people don't like a lot. The amount of food for the price is great. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Going back on a Sun during brunch so that we can try out something new and listen to the jazz music. Must go to place.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only party sitting outside for a family brunch and we still had fantastic service. Space heaters kept us comfortable and the food was amazing as always. One of our favorite places to eat and enjoy time with family and friends in Pensacola!

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VIJAR
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good and so is the service. The Blue Plate special is the best deal in town!

LJ
LJD64
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I really like the live jazz band it was a tad too loud for me.

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EricW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Several friends recommended coming here so we were excited to finally come. Overall it was good. We had a few things missing with our order that got corrected. The food was ok. The live music was a blast. We want to come back and order a few different things to give them a second chance to change our minds about the quality and taste of the food.

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SandraG
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is my second visit. I enjoy the location and food. Our server was great - he helped us with substitutions. In addition he gave us the history of the building and area. I was a bit disappointed that the fried green tomatoes had too much breading - I'm used to panko and delicate. The onion rings were super. We were sorry to be too full for dessert.

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VickiJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Amazing prices

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AdrienneG
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. We made reservations and the table was ready with menus waiting for us. Our server Chris was exceptional! He was very attentive to our needs! We visit often and will return!

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DavidC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, value and live music. The combo appetizer is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a phenomenal night!

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Barb
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a truly a fine diamond. Food is fresh and very well made. Very clean and wait staff is great. My compliments to the owner and chef

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, had out of town family visiting and we all enjoyed the evening meal there.

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NeilL
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there, for lunch, during Jazz Brunch. ( thus, noise level rating; music was great, though )

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SherrieMac
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was amazing. They were one of the few restaurants open on Christmas. We were down here to be with my husband on Christmas, staying in a hotel, so we weren't able to make Christmas dinner ourselves. I am so glad I chose this place. Such great comfort food. Everything tasted amazing. The décor was welcoming. I got the fried steak, mashed potatoes, and macaroni & cheese. My husband ordered the BBQ with cornbread, and green beans. My son had the chicken tenders and fries. We also tried the fried green tomatoes. I also ordered a bloody mary. Everything tasted like home. I could not have asked for a better meal on Christmas. This place is definitely a must try. Make sure you bring your appetite the portion sizes fill the plates.

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Shaws
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waitress was attentive and friendly!! The band was great!! We will definitely be returning

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SylviaV
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our Brunch, the music and everything else. Thank You for giving us a wonderful Sunday!

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AlbertB
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to five sisters blues cafe ,decided to try the Sunday lunch buffet food is delicious and delivered to our table remarkably fast. The live jazz is definitely a pleasant plus.

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scottc
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Fried chicken!!! Nice chill environment with prompt, courteous and fun service.

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Gator147
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! My first visit earlier this week certainly WON'T be my last. Five Sisters is such an outstanding value; wonderfully prepared authentic Southern cooking at modest prices ... believe me, there's nothing on the Five Sisters menu you won't want to try! By the way, it's the PERFECT place for an intimate mid-week dinner

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NadjaR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the customer service is outstanding.

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RickW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Portion sizes are huge. There were 4 of us and we easily had enough food for 8! That was fine because the leftovers were just a good the next day. A tip, if Ian is bar tending, order Old Fashioneds. They were truly some of the best we have ever had.

FAQs

Five Sisters Blues Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 912-4856.

Five Sisters Blues Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Five Sisters Blues Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://greatsouthernrestaurants.com/shop/five-sisters-blues-cafe/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.