9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy, #22
AWARD: Golden Spoon
Close enough to New Orleans to want beignets and Creole spice as well as a Gulf catch. Get them in the resort's market mall, starting with mussels, feta and curry, blackened Brie or fried oyster salad. Follow with seafood and meats dolled up with charred corn, broccolini and a saucier's full inventory. Get a big double port chop with red pea ragout, blueberry sauce and fried okra.