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10 Best Fish n Chips in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

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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Best Shrimp & Grits in St. Petersburg FL 2021

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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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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Enjoy Scrumptious Burgers and More American Favorites at Burger-Ish

Burger-Ish Geez Louise Sliders and Sweet Potato Fries

From specialty burgers to traditional appetizers, Burger-Ish in St. Pete Beach is here to wow you. Looking for a juicy burger with a 2 for 1 beer pairing? Burger-Ish has you covered. This casual spot is perfect for fueling up post-beach trip or to cheer on your favorite sports team with their 12 flatscreen TVs […]

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Cori’s Seafood Grill: More than just a Meal

The incredible Lobster Roll and fries on the side

There are definitely certain things that drive me to specifically make my way to Gulfport. Like the lasagna at Pia’s, for example. Now, with Cori’s Seafood Grill situated comfortably on 49th St. and 15th Ave S, I can add seafood to that list too. Cori’s Seafood Grill isn’t just any restaurant – oh no, Cori’s is […]

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Satisfy your Sweet Tooth at Sorrento Sweets

Sorrento Sweets Variety of Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with sugary, Italian confections at Sorrento Sweets in downtown St. Pete. Whether you’re looking for a melt in your mouth butter cookie or a crunchy biscotti, the Salvatore family has recipes that are decades old and totally trustable. This humble storefront on Central avenue serves fresh cakes and pastries, cookies and […]

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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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