Pass-A-Grille’s Sea Critters Cafe Revamps to Red, White & Booze

Pass-A-Grille’s Sea Critters Cafe Revamps to Red, White & Booze

For as long as I can remember, Sea Critters Cafe has been a dining destination for Pass-A-Grille vacationers and locals alike. This year they acquired new ownership and a new name but don’t worry Red, White & Booze still offers locally caught seafood, easy access for boaters, a fun bar to feel like a local, and more. Before longtime fans get worried, their fresh margaritas aren’t going anywhere. The ambitious owners, Charles and Helen, are revamping the menu to bring back old favorites and introduce exciting new dishes. They also renovated the dock and outdoor seating to reel in boaters, pun intended. The vibe is very much beachy, laid back, and casual which is perfect for post-beach days, mid-boat days, and chill weekends when you’re looking for live music. They currently have live music on Fridays and Sundays. One notable feature is the waterfront view. The restaurant sits right on the intercoastal so get ready for a breeze and maybe even a dolphin sighting while you enjoy their tasty menu.

Start with their popular and refreshing Critters Classic Margaritas with Margaritaville Silver, Triple Sec, and Critters’ fresh squeezed margarita mix. Who wouldn’t love a massive margarita that also tastes amazing and can be enjoyed with waterfront views?

Red White Booze Margaritas
Critters Classic Margaritas

A deep fried delight, the Hush Puppies at Red, White, & Booze provide a flavorful comfort food accessory to your main dish. These hush puppies are lightly fried cornbread fritters served with a delicious house made remoulade for dipping. The crisp batter and soft inside is the most ideal combo for a perfect bite.

Red White Booze Hush Puppies
Hush Puppies

My personal favorite menu item is the Maine Lobster Roll with slow poached lobster meat and celery tossed in an herbed buttermilk dressing served on a New England style bun. The fluffy, chilled lobster roll comes with a good portion and tastes very fresh. It’s so simple yet very satisfying. Is a lobster roll really a lobster roll without a side of fries? Definitely order the sweet potato fries. They complement the lobster roll with its salty and ever so slightly sweet flavor, making them the perfect sidekick.

All sandwiches include a choice of homemade creamy coleslaw, thick cut steak fries, or sweet potato fries for an extra $.99.

Red White Booze Lobster Roll
Maine Lobster Roll

The Fresh Catch Grouper Sandwich is a beach restaurant classic. You can choose it prepared how you’d like with choices of grilled, blackened, fried, or a crunchy almond crust and served with your favorite side. We went with the classic blackened Florida grouper sandwich with thick cut steak fries and let me tell you, this is now on my list of favorite grouper sandwiches in St. Petersburg. It’s a safe order with simple and fresh ingredients to get that seafood fix in. The fries are thick, salty and perfect for snacking on.

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Red White Booze Grouper Sandwich
Fresh Catch Grouper Sandwich

In a vast sea of fish tacos in St. Pete, it can be hard to stand out. The Dos Fish Tacos at Red, White & Booze are wonderfully filling and tasty with your choice of market-fresh fish, prepared your way, and topped with tangy pineapple pico, chipotle crema, pickled red onion and cilantro all in a flour tortilla. There are a lot of flavors to love here. We ordered the shrimp prepared with the crunchy almond crust. If you like a sweet, zesty and savory combo, then I highly recommend ordering these. For a side, you’ll get creamy cole slaw and thick cut steak fries which are both great.

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Red White Booze Dos Fish Tacos
Dos Fish Tacos

For some serious southern fare, you must try the Shrimp and Grits. They’re creamy, dreamy, and will fill you up. This decadent bowl combines the rich steamy flavors that we all love with shrimp and andouille sausage sautéd with red bell pepper and onion in a cajun cream sauce, served on top of creamy smoked gouda grits. This dish is incredibly good.

Red White Booze Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits

A daily special that you ooh over as the waiter reads them off means you must order it. The Trio Shrimp Special came with a variety of battered shrimp and sauces to pair them with. One Mexican-styled with a chipotle cream sauce, the middle was the almond crusted with cocktail sauce and the last on the right was a coconut shrimp with a tangy sauce. The coconut shrimp was hands down the best one. All were great for different flavors and hints of sweet and savory.

Red White Booze Trio Shrimp Special
Trio Shrimp Special

Delicious seafood? Check. Refreshing margaritas? Check. Waterfront views for boat and dolphin watching? Check. The overall experience at Red, White & Booze was really spectacular and you’ll feel like a regular even on your first visit. If you’re heading to Pass-A-Grille Beach, you’ll certainly want to stop in for a delicious meal and tasty, refreshing drinks.

Red White Booze Entrance
Front Entrance
Red White & Booze Sign
Red, White & Booze Sign
Red White & Booze Outside Seating
Waterfront Seating
Red, White & Booze
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  • Red, White & Booze
  • (727) 360-3706
  • Fresh Seafood, Beach Bar, Fresh Fish
    • Sun - Sat 11:00am - 10:00pm
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  • 2007 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, US

Casual waterfront dining serving fresh seafood and drinks on Pass-a-Grille Beach.

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