The dress code here is shorts and t-shirts and that is if you are going formal. An open-air beach shack that is not on the beach, Kahuna's tries hard, offering tikis and thatched roofs to keep the theme going. There is a sand volleyball court here and Jimmy Buffet tunes are played on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month when local Buffet fans/Parrot-heads gather. Winding up long weeks, the Friday Afternoon Club meets from 5:30p to 8:30p and is entertained with a radio DJ hosting dance tunes and hula-hoop contests. Besides full bar service, this lively diversion offers a variety of salads, burgers and seafood sandwiches.
6690 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 +1 727 363 3700
We all have our fetishes and these days many a Tampa Bay diner is including this restaurant among them. Every thing's built on superstition here from a conviction that the number eight is lucky, and, voila, eight tables and eight entrees. Ahh, the joys of balance. Candles glitter here and a creditable array of fine wines is available to add a little glow to the moment. On the menu is an array of New American cuisine that's been winning raves from local critics. Reservations are vital.
6395 Gulf Boulevard Between 64th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 +1 727 363 4421
If you are a fan of Irish music and are seeking a hearty mug of stout to go with it, this pub will bring joy to your auld sod heart. Live Irish music (a folk singer with guitar) is featured Thursday through Sunday. A traditional dinner menu served in the evening may include carved roast beef or lamb. Until closing, pub grub including wings, sandwiches and pizza are served. On Tuesday and Wednesday feature karaoke nights. Irish-run, child and family-friendly, just as in the old country, Annie's promises a touch of the green in sunny St. Pete.
Since 1978 this restaurant has been named one of the Florida west coast's premier seafood venues and there are five non-seafood entrees on the menu for landlubbers. Early Birds can enjoy a special meal while the restaurant features dinner specials daily. Nautically appointed, the Lobster Pot prefers its diners to appear dressed in what is known these days as smart-casual. An extensive selection of fine beers and wines is available complement the fabulous cuisine.
4399 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 +1 727 363 3344
Family-owned and operated since 1967, this Italian restaurant offers pasta, pizza, steaks and seafood to take out or eat here. Featuring table linens and candlelight, the restaurant is a pleasant spot that elevates dining out to a special occasion. Try it in St. Pete Beach or any of the three other locations! You can call ahead for seating. Beer, wine and frozen drinks are served to complete the feast.
4615 Gulf Boulevard Suite 210 St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 +1 727 367 6762
Here, expert chefs prepare your dinner before your eyes (and palate) on a Teppan Yaki table, making meals not only fresh and hot, but presenting it artistically as well. Tempting sushi creations are available and Early Bird specials are served every night, with entrees of chicken or shrimp. This place also has a full bar to complement the exotic flavors. This restaurant serves dinner daily and it's a popular spot so reservations are advised.
4300 Park Boulevard Pinellas Park, FL 33781 +1 727 541 6356
This family-run restaurant near Pinellas Parkside Mall called 4300 Park Boulevard, prides itself on serving large portions at reasonable prices. A meal for two is likely to be big enough for four. Grills are a specialty here-beef, pork and chicken, seasoned with rosemary, basil and garlic, are all served with your choice of rice or pasta.
5501 Gulf Boulevard St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 +1 727 360 6961
This waterfront steakhouse evokes a nautical theme in its quaint and cozy decor. It is comfortably non-presumptuous with leather booths, memorabilia and old photos. You'll dine on a standard mix of steaks, seafood and chicken entrees. Earthy decor and moderate prices give the restaurant a special appeal. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, it has dock space for three boats alongside its open-air bar. The restaurant is often filled, so it's a good idea to call ahead and reserve a table. Outdoor tables must be booked in advance.
One of the anchors of John's Pass Village, Friendly Fisherman Waterfront Restaurant does the obvious-it specializes in seafood. You may not get the best burger here, but the grouper sandwich will be laudable. You'll find a floating dock at The Fisherman. Come early for a substantial breakfast, later for a waterside lunch or even later for a casual dinner. This also makes a great stop if you've been touring and shopping in this rustic, seaside Village. A full bar offers a range of tropical options as well as the standbys.
This entertaining beach restaurant has two other Clearwater locations. Live Maine lobsters are usually available Monday and Tuesday. Among the variety of favorites caught by Frenchy's Salt Water Cafe's own fishing fleet are stuffed grouper and Grouper Reuben, Florida stone crabs, boiled shrimp and fresh oysters, clams, mussels in season, and conch fritters. Caesar salads, chicken platters and Frenchy's own New England clam chowder add to the options. A casual, comfortable atmosphere prevails and there's dining on a patio where fish and shark murals add a touch of nautical flavor.