Category Archives: Best Places in St. Petersburg

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5 Best Meatballs in St. Petersburg FL 2019

I'm just going to say this up front. I am a total bitch when it comes to Italian meatballs ... or at least some people are going to think that. Alternatively, please feel free to label me a "Meatball Snob". If the meatballs on this list didn't exist, I would sadly have to tell you…
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5 Best Fish Spreads in St. Petersburg FL for 2019

Along with Cuban Sandwiches, and Grouper Sandwiches, Smoked Fish Spread is the epitome of local Florida eating, and definitely embedded in local St. Pete food culture. Where & When Did Fish Spread Start? The popular history of smoke fish spread starts with Ted Peters. While it's unclear whether Ted Peters was the first local to…
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Top 10 Bloody Marys in St. Petersburg FL for 2019

It's time to booze up your weekend brunch plans with the top 10 Bloody Marys in St. Pete! Bloody Marys that are done right are so good. Spicy, mild, with a hint of citrus, the toppings and more; they are all different and can be customized to your liking by adding hot sauce, pepper or…
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Top 10 New Restaurants St Petersburg, FL Rated by Locals

The St. Petersburg food scene is constantly blossoming with new concepts and restaurants that are eager to feed the hungry masses. To achieve success, new restaurants have to possess an "it factor" in order to separate themselves from the competition: like a fresh concept, signature dish, killer happy hour, prime location, etc. Many, many fabulous…
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5 Best Grouper Sandwiches in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

The Grouper Sandwich is one of the most popular food items in St. Petersburg, FL, for both locals and tourists alike. There are a myriad of different types of grouper, but the most commonly found type in our area are Red, Black, and Gag. You can't really tell the difference once they're cooked and served…
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Top 10 Coffee Shops in St. Pete

Is it me or does it seem like St. Pete is becoming a legendary coffee shop town? I absolutely love taking my laptop and heading to a coffee shop to get work done, or grabbing a cold brew with a friend to catch up. The aesthetic of all of the coffee shops on the list…
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Best Fresh Margaritas in St. Pete for 2019

Margaritaaaahs! I've gone around town drinking all of the margaritas for this list. Some are fruity, some are spicy, but most of all, they are all FRESH! So, what makes a good margarita? The typical answer is tequila, something sweet or spicy, and lime, but these St. Pete restaurants and bars have gone above and…
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Top 12 Fast Casual Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

The number of fast casual restaurants gracing the streets of St. Petersburg appears to be on the rise. These days, the term fast casual encompasses far more than what you may think. Oh no, we aren't talking McDonald's or Taco Bell folks - think organic, fresh, and locally sourced. In today's world, fast-casual restaurants are…
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5 Best Asian Soups in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

I love ALL kinds of soup in general, and I really LOVE all kinds of Asian Noodle Soups, especially Pho and Ramen. We may have a best pho, best ramen, and so on for future lists, but I wanted to give my favorite Asian soups in general that I eat all of the time over…
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10 Best Pizza Places in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

10 Best Pizza Joints St. Pete Sometimes we get criticized for being biased to downtown locations since that's where we live. That might be true, and it might be because that's where many of the best restaurants are. Well, it's not true for pizza. There is only one place that made the list that is…
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10 Best Mac n Cheese in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

Best Mac & Cheese in St. Pete The origins of mac & cheese go back to 1769, supposedly from a recipe that Thomas Jefferson brought back from Italy. Kraft first packaged Mac n Cheese it in 1937.  It became a big hit during WWII. If you were a kid growing up in America (or Canada…
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Top 20 2019 Casual Dining Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

From Ramen and Charcuterie, to elevated pub fare and BBQ, in our city, noteworthy casual restaurants are quite abundant. What deems an eating establishment as casual? In my humble opinion, casual restaurants possess a welcoming, non-intimidating vibe, and are suitable for most any occasion. The restaurants on this particular list have the above qualities, and then…
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Best 2019 Upscale Casual Dining Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

It's no secret that our city is crawling with fabulous upscale dining options (and dining options, in general!). From the edge of downtown, to the shorelines of the beaches, most every inch of St Petersburg has a culinary treat in store. We've rounded up 12 of the top upscale-casual restaurants within St Pete as a…
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8 Best Fish n Chips in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

Best Fish & Chips in St. Pete Fish and Chips is thought to have come about in the early-to-mid 1800s in the U.K. It is theorized that Jewish immigrants may have originally brought the idea of frying fish in batter to the U.K. (There go those immigrants in another food origin story, again.) In 2003,…
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Top 5 Best Cuban Sandwiches in St. Petersburg FL 2019

I like to end all things on a good note, so this one will start with the somewhat negative. Everyone is going to hate me because Bodega didn't make the top 5 list of Cuban Sandwiches. People are going to go insane. I will probably have to go into the witness protection program, but Bodega's…
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