Why do people queue up and wait patiently at this little red-and-white restaurant on the Pinellas Trail in Dunedin? It’s simple. Tiny place, BIG flavor. Sit under the oak trees and enjoy pulled pork, ribs, beans, coleslaw and more. Note that Eli’s is only open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Try this: Come early if you want the “burnt ends” – they go fast!
Happy's Bayou Bites
Got a hankering for Cajun food? Head to Happy’s to peruse the weekly specials on the chalkboard, then dig into a satisfying meal under the trees (sometimes with live music). This casual spot offers everything from po’ boys to boudin balls and gator tail. Try this: Poutine, crab cakes, gumbo – it’s all good. They even offer vegetarian options (red beans and rice and a veggie muffaletta).