Cheap Eats! 10 Meals Under $10

When you’ve got a thin wallet and a big appetite, take a bite out of these awesome local restaurants in St. Pete/Clearwater where you can score a meal for under $10! From freshly prepared tacos and made-to-order sushi in St. Peterbsburg to over-the-top barbecue in Palm Harbor, laid back lunches on Clearwater Beach and southern style breakfast-with-a-twist in Tarpon Springs, there's something for everyone on our list spanning across Pinellas County, Florida.

1 Casita Taqueria, St. Petersburg

Always a go-to for local (St. Peters) 'Burgers, Casita Taqueria serves up super fresh, Mexican-inspired food, but the tacos are the real show-stoppers. Homemade soft corn tortillas can be filled with your choice of carnitas, barbacoa, carne asada, chicken, fish or shrimp. Ranging from $2.99 - $3.50 each, you can afford to select 2-3 of these delicious hand-helds to fill your belly for under $10. 

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2 Reel BBQ, Palm Harbor

This roadside, stationary food truck may be small, but it serves up delicious BBQ for a reely  big appetite. Try the Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwich, which features slow smoked pork topped with melted cheddar cheese between two pieces of garlic Texas toast. Grab a fork, you'll need it! At just $7.99, be sure to order a Sweet Tea for $1.25 to help wash it down, or BYOB - they're cool with that! 

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3 Rollbotto Sushi, St. Petersburg

At this fast-casual sushi joint, customers can choose unique rolls such as the Bot Kahuna filled with tempura shrimp, pineapple, cucumber and coconut, or create their own customized roll. Fresh staples to create endless combinations are available and each roll yields 10 pieces each! Averaging around $7 per roll, you could even throw in a cup of miso soup or an order of edamame and still hit your goal of just $10. 

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4 Pearly's Beach Eats, Clearwater Beach

Find fabulously fresh (and affordable!) salads, sandwiches and tacos at this adorable Key West-style cottage, just a couple blocks from Clearwater Beach. Grab a great lunch in the courtyard for under $10... some of our faves are the blackened Fish Tacos served with chips and salsa or the Chicken Baja Bowl served in an edible taco shell, both priced at just $9.95.   

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5 Johnny Grits, Tarpon Springs

This almost-hidden place is crave worthy. Known for their homemade grits and southern-style breakfast specialties, some of the best are under $10 each. Bring your friends so everyone can order something different and then demand mandatory sharing. Order: Big Daddy's Biscuits & Gravy ($6.95), Banana Nut French Toast ($8.95), Grit Benedict Bowl ($8.95), or Shrimp N' Grits ($9.95).

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6 Zaytoon Grill, St. Petersburg

Grab your favorite babaghanoush and head to this casual, family-owned mediterranean place for authentic kebabs, hummus, homemade falafel and more. Our pick is the Shawarma Bowl featuring a generous portion of basmati rice, chicken, tomato and cucumber salad, seasoned red onions and the house tahini sauce for just $8.99.

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7 Stella's, Gulfport

This is a great brunch spot! In the middle of quirky Gulfport, this place is jam-packed on Saturday and Sunday mornings with patrons of the two-legged and four-legged kind. Definitely check their daily specials board when you arrive, but you can always depend on the Fried Green Tomato Benedict served with a choice of side for just $8.95. 

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8 Green Mint Asian Grill, Clearwater

Friend or pho? Everyone's friendly at this fast-casual Vietnamese inpired restaurant. Go for the Green Mint Bun: grilled shrimp, pork & a spring roll over vermicelli rice noodles with fresh mint leaves, bean sprouts, lettuce, cucumbers, pickled carrots & daikons, crushed peanuts & house sweet chili sauce. At just $7.95, add a fresh summer roll to your meal and still pay under $10. 

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9 Kooky Coconut, Indian Rocks Beach

Nothing rounds out a perfect day at the beach like a burger and ice cream! This kooky little shack serves up delicious 5 oz. cheeseburgers with a side of chips for just $4.99. Compliment that with a smoothie or an ice cream cone featuring locally made Working Cow Ice Cream without breaking your $10 budget.  

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10 Tia's Authentic Latin Food, Largo

Touting the title for "Best Cuban Sandwich in the World," we can't say we've tried ALL the Cuban sandwiches in the world, but we will tell you there's is darn right delicious. And at just $8.95 for a full-sized pressed sandwich filled with roasted pork, we recommend you throw in one of their double shot espresso's to wake you from your food coma. 

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1Casita Taqueria

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
2663 Central Av
FL

Phone: 727-820-4365

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2Reel BBQ

City: Palm Harbor
Category: Dining

Address
1003 Florida Ave.
FL

Phone: 727-493-1502

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3Rollbotto Sushi

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
221 First St. NE
FL

Phone: 727-487-2681

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4Pearly's Beach Eats

City: Clearwater
Category: Dining

Address
45 Papaya St.
FL

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5Johnny Grits

City: Palm Harbor
Category: Dining

Address
857 E Klosterman Rd
FL

Phone: 727-942-4748

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6Zaytoon Grill

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
1618 Central Ave
FL

Phone: 727-623-0983

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7Stella's Deli

City: Gulfport
Category: Dining

Address
3107 Beach Blvd.
FL

Phone: 727-498-8950

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8Green Mint Asian Grill

City: Clearwater
Category: Dining

Address
25821 U.S. 19
FL

Phone: 727-726-4608

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9Kooky Coconut

City: Indian Rocks Beach
Category: Dining

Address
760 Gulf Blvd
FL

Phone: 727-517-1300

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10Tia's Authentic Latin Food

City: Largo
Category: Dining

Address
7161 Ulmerton Rd
FL

Phone: 727-408-5281

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