Category Archives: Best Places in St. Petersburg

Top 10 Best Fish Tacos in St Petersburg & St. Pete Beach FL 2021

Sea Salt Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are definitely a thing in the St. Pete area. It seems like almost every restaurant has them. Without doing an actual survey, I’d guess that 40%-50% of restaurants around here have fish tacos. We already have a Top 10 Taco Places list, and I tried to not duplicate any here with two exceptions, […]

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10 Best Salads in St. Petersburg FL 2021

Noble Crust Closeup

I LOVE salad! My mom made a salad every single night to start off dinner, and dinner was always at six. Those were the two constants. Now, the best salads I have at home are made by Lori. She just has a knack. I could make the same salad as her, and it won’t taste […]

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10 Best Chilis in St. Petersburg FL 2021

Ferg's Chili

The Best Chili to Eat in St. Pete Chili’s geographic origins go back to what is the currently most talked about border … unfortunately for no reasons having to do with this quite popular food. Chili was born in both Northern Mexico and Southern Texas – on the border and over the border. Its more […]

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Best Meatballs in St. Petersburg FL 2021

The Urban Stillhouse Veal Meatballs

Best Italian Meatballs in St. Pete for 2021 There are all kinds of meatballs in different cuisines, and regions, but the Italian meatball is what we’re talking about here. There’s tons of places to get good meatballs in St. Pete, but these seven really standout above the rest. Before we get into the list, an […]

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10 Best St. Petersburg Brunch Spots 2021

Brunch

It’s the weekend and time to treat yourself to a terrific brunch, but where should you go? We have compiled a list of the best downtown brunches to help with your decision. THE LIST IS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER <— LOOK Best Brunch Spots in St. Pete Chosen by Locals 2021 1. Cassis Brunch is served […]

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10 Best Octopus Dishes in St Petersburg & St. Pete Beach FL 2021

Brick and Mortar Octopus

I’ve always been an adventurous eater ever since I was a kid. If I saw something on a menu that I never had—that’s what I would order. Oddly, I never came across any octopus until IL Ritorno opened in early 2014. According to Gordon Food Service Corporate Consulting Chef Gerry Ludwig, 2014 was about the […]

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10 Best Taco Places in St. Petersburg FL 2021

A Closer look at the Nueva Cantina Picadillo Tacos

As I sat down to write this, the first thoughts that popped into my head were 1) Everybody loves tacos, 2) There sure are a lot of different types of tacos these days, and 3) what is the actual origin of the taco—is it really Mexican, and how close to the original are they to […]

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10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Petersburg FL 2021

Tacos al Carbon

Must Eat Mexican Treats in St. Pete If you search this site for “Mexican”, you may notice that I do all of the Mexican restaurant reviews. Why? It’s because I love Mexican food so much that I could literally eat it every day for a week straight. (I actually have done that before.) Two and […]

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10 Best Wings in St. Petersburg FL 2021

The Galley Buffalo Wings

10 Best Buffalo Wings–Chicken Wings and Duck Wings too! Wings remain one of the hottest food items, literally and figuratively—proper use of the word, ‘literally’ (you’re welcome)—and St. Pete’s eateries are happy to oblige. The list order is alphabetical. I refuse to say that these wings are better than those, and so on. In my […]

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10 Best Italian Restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

Eggplant Parmesan

***PLEASE NOTE THIS LIST IS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER AND IS NOT A RANKING.*** Of our top 10 best Italian restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL, some have been around for many years, some for just a few, and a couple are somewhat new. Another interesting note is that 9 out of 10 provide Southern Italian cuisine, […]

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15 Best Burgers in St. Petersburg FL 2021

American Standard Burger at Ford's Garage

15 Best Hamburgers / Cheeseburgers in St. Petersburg FL 2021 Hamburgers! Who doesn’t get excited by hamburgers? I used to wonder why they were named this when there was no ham involved. It’s because they get they their name from Hamburg, Germany, home of a cut of beef called the Hamburg steak that eventually evolved […]

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10 Best Pizza Places in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

Cappy's Pizza

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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Top 10 New Restaurants in St Pete, FL – Rated by Locals 2020

Eggplant Parmigiana

It’s amazing that we actually have so many new restaurants that opened in the St. Petersburg area in this insane year of 2020. We also need to congratulate all of the eateries that stayed in business, which are currently in the majority. Only a few have closed. Hopes, prayers, good vibes, positive thoughts, and any […]

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10 Best Shrimp & Grits in St. Petersburg FL 2020

Smoked tomato Shrimp and Grits

I LOVE grits! I’ve been eating them since I was a kid, and it was always for breakfast, and always cooked, not the instant crap. With a ton of butter and salt, sometimes with cheese, and sometimes with an over easy egg on top. Shrimp & Grits is also one of the most popular ways […]

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5 Best Places for Barbecue in St. Petersburg, FL 2020

Ribs, wings, sausage, brisket, pulled pork, beans, potato salad and roll at Smoking' J's

Barbecue, especially in the south, is a true art form that many spend years upon years tweaking, adjusting and perfecting. There are four essential classifications of barbecue: Texas, Carolina, Kansas City & Memphis. [Editor’s note: There can be a myriad of others, but these are the most well-known.] Each region’s style of barbecue varies notably, […]

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