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Famous Mom & Pop’s of Pensacola

Dog House Downtown Pensacola

In honor of National Mom and Pop Business Owner’s Day, we are highlighting a few of our favorite famous spots in Pensacola.


These are the stores you walk in and you see generations represented in the faces of the people behind the counter. You recognize a resemblance in the way everyone acts, walks, and talks. The places where it doesn’t matter if you are blood or not – you become “part of the family” once you’ve worked or done business there.

Mom & Pop Shops have a way about them that draws you back in the door again and again. These are typically the businesses that have been around for a while and have the memories to prove it.

Every town has em’ and we feel blessed to have so many! Check out the list below and be sure to support your local Mom and Pop today.

Apple Market
1021 Scenic Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503

A quaint grocery store right off Scenic Highway. Owned by the Apple family, the store has been in operation since 1996. You’ll find all your grocery needs, fresh coffee drinks by the Drowsy Poet, and catering services. The homemade smells meet you at the door, and their customer service is amazing.

Elebash Jewelry
36 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502

A fine jewelry shop built on a firm foundation of family legacy. Elebash is located in the heart of Downtown Pensacola and is owned by the Elebash family. Through the years, they have partnered with the community of Pensacola to make the most memorable moments last for a lifetime.

Dog House
30 S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502

If you are looking for a local, casual spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – The Dog House is the place to go. They’ve been serving the Pensacola area for over 40 years. You’ll find a wide variety of hot dogs, fresh seafood, delicious burgers, and more on their menu. A must-try for locals and visitors alike!

Joe Pattis
524 S B St, Pensacola, FL 32502

The freshest seafood this side of the Mississippi can be found here. A local icon in Pensacola since the early 1930’s. Joe Patti and his family have remained dedicated to their craft and provided fresh seafood for the Pensacola community. Find local goodies, homemade dips, and more at their store!

Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle
825 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

For all of your fishing needs you are sure to find what you are looking for at this sturdy tackle shop in the heart of Gulf Breeze. Hit it on the way out to the beach to grab some bait before your trip out to sea!

Jerry’s Drive-In
2815 E Cervantes St, Pensacola, FL 32503

A classic go-to for a burger and a beer. Jerry’s has withstood the trial of time and represented Pensacola for many years. It’s a local favorite and must-try for the whole family.

McGuire’s Irish Pub
600 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL 32502

Calling all Irish folk and those who want to be. This restaurant is known for its banging menu and bagpipe expertise. Don’t fear a long line out front, they’ve got it dialed in as far as making your experience worth it from start to finish. The Boxties, Shepard’s Pie, and home-brewed beer are just a few of the delicacies you’ll find here!

Peg Leg Pete’s
1010 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Making our wat out to Pensacola Beach, Peg Leg’s is a staple for anyone who loves to eat fresh seafood at the beach! Make your way down Ft. Pickens road and stop in for a tasty basket of fried fish or get down with live music on the deck below.

Pensacola Hardware
20 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL 32502

You’ll thank us later when you are in a bind with your next home improvement project. Pensacola Hardware is where to go if you are missing something important from the tool belt. The store is packed to the brim with all your hardware needs, and you’ll also find local goodies hidden throughout the shelves.

The Farm
6404 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32526

Find your fresh produce, fill your bucket to the top, and love on local vendors at this local market! The Farm is a friendly place to find all your fresh fruits and vegetables. Family-owned and operated, this market runs year-round with its fresh seasonal finds.

These Pensacola Mom & Pop’s are here to stay. Consider this your guide for a well-rounded, local shopping day!

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Makenna Curtis is a Pensacola local with a BIG heart for her hometown. Motherhood, storytelling, helping others, and celebrating the small things in life are just a few of her favorite things. Makenna graduated the University of West Florida with a degree in Communications and Advertising in 2017. Her passion for living life to the fullest and connecting with others makes having a conversation or reading her work easy!