You may think we’re biased, but we are not kidding when we say Historic Downtown Sanford’s food and drink scene is phenomenal. Award-winning, well-known chefs have fallen in love with Sanford and they are not above wooing you with their delicious offerings.

Using fresh and local ingredients are a top priority at The Tennessee Truffle, The Smiling Bison, and The District. In addition to the farm-to-table fare, you’ll also be able to eat your way around the world; just walk a few steps to find hearty cuisine from Germany at Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe and Magnolia Square Market, colorful food of the Mediterranean at Zorba’s, the flavorsome dishes of Jamaica at Negril Spice, the fun fare of Mexico at El Zocalo, and the comforting soul food of Shantell’s.

Quintessential American dishes are served at the Colonial Room and The Original Christo’s. Both The Corner Cafe and Taste of Thyme Cafe offer salads and sandwiches for lunch or dinner. And we won’t let you leave Sanford without trying Fuel BBQ’s burnt ends.

Surf and turf are on the menu at The Breezeway Restaurant & Bar with another unique-to-Sanford location – a courtyard between two historic buildings. Want to dine with a view? St. John’s River Steak & Seafood’s patio on the waterfront is where to go for a Martini and seafood platter. Our tip: make dinner reservations for sunset!

When you just don’t want your day in Sanford to end, late night fare, including pizza and sandwiches, can be ordered from Mr. Z’s. Other late night offerings include Da Kine Poke’s super fresh bowls of ahi tuna or salmon, and Best Fish and Chicken Wings (order from their amazing Korean menu!).