We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good but quality has suffered in last few years”
Review of Aegean Breeze

Aegean Breeze
Ranked #9 of 75 Restaurants in Gulf Breeze
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Local fresh fish, hand cut steaks, pita sandwiches. We are open Tuesday thru Thursday 4:30 to 8:30, Dinner Friday & Saturday 4:30 to 9. Lunch! Come on in for lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11:00 to 2:30!!
Pensacola, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good but quality has suffered in last few years”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We have been loyal customers for 15 years and in years past, this was one of the best restaurants in our area. Over the last several years, the quality has diminished & prices have increased, probably as cost-cutting measures. For instance, they no longer garnish with tons of wonderfully fresh herbs, they slice scallops in half to use half as many, cut advertized foods from seafood platters w/o informing customer. The food is still good but not great and we still go there & recommend it but it isn't as good. I would actually rate the Aegean as 3-4 in quality. In the past it would have been a solid 4.

  • Visited September 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank SHARON B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

171 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    78
    51
    22
    14
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“It's always the service that keeps me from bumping the review up a notch.”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

I frequent this restaurant as I live and work right down the street. I have to day the food is simply amazing. Fresh seafood, fab pasta, all the food is done with a fun Greek and Mediterranean flair. Also, for local, homecooked grub the price is right especially if you stick with the salads and sandwiches. If you do pick a higher priced dinner it's usually enough to last a couple of meals. In other words, you get a lot for your money.

However, the service. They just don't ever seem to have enough people there to cover the crowds. They have one person at the front trying to seat folks and ring out folks and take care of other hostess duties. This often leads to long lines to get a seat and sometimes I have felt ignored waiting in line so just left. When you do get a table sometimes the service is scatter brained. Twice in the past few weeks I've been served the wrong dish and had to point this out to the server. This takes away from what could have been a perfect meal otherwise.

So go, expect a lovely restaurant with tasty, homemade fresh food. But bring your patience!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Amy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pensacola, FL
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Still the best deal in town”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I am always delighted whenever I come here. Everything is prepared to order, and you can literally taste the pride that the chef-owner puts into every meal he serves. You can literally close your eyes and point on the menu, and you will be thrilled with what shows up. For the money, this is the best deal in town. Portions are generous and the food is always outstanding. I have been coming here for over 10 years and have never had a bad or disappointing meal.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank SingingChef
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Locals Love the Aegean Breeze for Seafood”
Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Great food, and it's more than Greek. The seafood is just as delicious as the Greek fare. Locals dine here often and it's not unusual for the owner Stavros to stop at your table to see how you're doing. The menu is vast and it's all fresh. The salads even have fresh herbs. My favorite is the gumbolaya, their own creation. Also try the shrimp fetticini and the pretzel encrusted grouper. The portions are so large that it's a challenge to save room for the popular Greek desserts.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Diane S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“You can't beat the salmon”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

The salmon and steaks at this restaurant are always cooked to perfection, never undercooked and never overcooked. They start you off with bread to dip in olive oil, olives and feta, on to a delicious salad, and then the wonderful entree. They outdo themselves on the preparation. I prefer to dine there for lunch for added value, but dinner is excellent, too. Wonderful little local place for good food. More tourists need to know about it, the value is excellent.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Twaggx5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Aegean Breeze also viewed

Pensacola Beach, Florida Panhandle
Gulf Breeze, Florida Panhandle
 
Pensacola Beach, Florida Panhandle
Pensacola Beach, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to Aegean Breeze? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing