19 February 2019



Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman, The Auto Club Group,
(813) 288-7906 office, (850) 532-0730 cell,



Florida has three AAA Five Diamond restaurants; 54 AAA Four Diamond Restaurants

TAMPA, Fla. (February 20, 2019) – Florida is tied for fifth among states with the most top-rated restaurants in North America. This year, a total of only 67 restaurants made AAA’s distinctive Five Diamond Award list. Three of those restaurants are in Florida – Palme d’Or, Salt, and Victoria & Albert’s.

2019 Fact Sheet

About Diamond Ratings

AAA’s Five Diamond Restaurant List

AAA Four Diamond Restaurant List

“Some of Florida’s finest restaurants feature award-winning chefs, an elegant atmosphere, and adventurous meals that can span several hours and 7-10 courses,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. “If fine dining isn’t on the menu for you, AAA members and non-members can use Diamond ratings to find a meal that fits any occasion or budget.”

Florida is 2nd for Most AAA Four Diamond Restaurants

Florida is 2nd in North America for most Four Diamond restaurants. A total of 656 restaurants made AAA’s Four Diamond Award list for 2019 – 54 are in Florida.

Facts about AAA Diamonds

AAA rates more properties than any other professional rating entity in North America. It is the only system that uses full-time, professionally trained inspectors who conduct unannounced property evaluations on a routine basis. AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

AAA’s inventory includes:

  • More than 59,000 Inspected & Approved and Diamond Rated establishments
  • More than 27,000 hotels and nearly 32,000 restaurants
  • 67 Five Diamond restaurants across North America; three in Florida
  • 656 Four Diamond restaurants across North America; 54 in Florida

Finding Diamonds

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Guides and Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

To see the complete lists of 2019 AAA Four and Five Diamond restaurants, visit AAA.com/DiamondAwards. To see which cities and states have the most award winners, see AAA Four and Five Diamond Restaurant Facts.

Read the announcement of the 2019 AAA Four and Five Diamond Rated hotels

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.8 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.