Andrews Downtown celebrates 40 years of memories in Tallahassee


A local favorite restaurant plans to celebrate its 40th year serving Tallahassee this fall. Andrews Downtown is launching two online contests to kick off the celebration, beginning with a nostalgic contest. This month, the contest is asking locals to recall their fondest memories of Andrews from the past four decades.

The contest gets you the grand prize of a $150 dinner on the house, courtesy of “Mr. Downtown” himself. Join the celebration and share your memories with friends, families and the community by submitting your story at and on the Andrews Downtown Facebook page. In order to win, just share your story and receive the most “likes” to receive a free dinner on Andy at the Grill or 228.

Famous for his Haight Ashbury sandwich and fries and the signature Sunday Brunch, Andy has maintained his restaurant’s commitment to excellence throughout its many identities. From Andy’s original “The Deli” which opened its doors in November of 1972, the location has served many in the political sphere from the likes of Florida politicians to sports celebrities. There are many special moments to reminisce with Andrews Downtown, whether it be local weddings, the live saxophone show played by former President Bill Clinton and more, Andy continues to share his southern hospitality with all in the community. Although The Deli soon became the Brass Rail, Andrew’s 2nd Act, Maxin’s, Tutto Bene, Andrew’s Upstairs, and then Andrew’s Capital Grill & Bar in 1998, one aspect has stayed the same – Andy’s notable service and remaining on the forefront of Florida’s capital culture.