January 31, 2023
As we were pulling up to our one night stop at the Tallahassee RV Park I saw a building that said Farm Table and thought maybe we had happened on a fun restaurant to try.
After we unhooked in our nice, level, recently graveled spot we decided to go get gas and check to see if I was correct. Luckily I was right!
We pulled up to Backwoods Crossing, a beautiful farm to table restaurant not more than a half mile away.
Backwoods Crossing is owned by Jessie and Tyler Rice, brothers who grew up on ten acres in northern Florida. Their love of the land and it’s bounty grew into a desire to create this wonderful dining adventure.
It was just getting dark, so we didn’t see the grounds, but I understand they have acres of gardens on site that they use to create the amazing dishes we had.
The Rice Brothers also added a chicken coop and their happy hens provide over 18,000 fresh eggs for their dishes each year according to their website.
Tim had the ribeye with roasted vegetables and I had a prosciutto and grilled cheese sandwich with a side salad. The salads were fresh and flavorful and Tim could not keep me from stealing the veggies off of his plate.
Backwoods Crossing has a full bar with a very nice selection of bourbons. I tried High West bourbon and Tim had a tasty Old Fashioned. They came in these cute tilty glasses!
It looks like many of the staff may be students from FSU. Our waiter was outstanding. He is finishing his accounting degree and going to work in Chicago at one of the top firms there. Small world – we told him about Emily who is doing exactly that!
I took home an order of their bread pudding and it was incredible!
If you are anywhere near Tallahassee, you should stop in. Backwoods Crossing is at the top of all the restaurants we have tried on our journey!