Dining in St. Pete & Clearwater

The food and drink scene in St. Pete/Clearwater is ever-evolving and always a delight for the senses.

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Fresh local ingredients, creative culinary talents and globe-spanning menus make the food and beverage scene in St. Pete/Clearwater an exciting adventure for your tastebuds.

Renowned seafood restaurants feature fresh-caught fish, steak and burger places offer hearty, savory plates, ethnic restaurants represent all corners of the world and there’s plenty on the menu for people who prefer plant-based foods, too.

We have cozy coffee bars and wine bars, and even an emerging kava scene. And did we mention that our craft beer scene is the stuff of legend?

Whether you want a romantic restaurant with a table for two, a charming sidewalk cafe or a rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf, you’ll find it here. Discover three ways to explore our food and beverage scene here in St. Pete/Clearwater:

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A couple dines and enjoys cocktails at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille with the St. Pete Pier in the background

Dine on the Water

Downtown St. Pete has some of the best waterfront dining in Florida, with restaurants such as Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille at the St. Pete Pier.

Whether you're a seafood-lover, a comfort food junkie or a vegan, we'll show you some of the best places to dine out (or take out) in the area. On our list to check out: hot new places and landmark restaurants.

Dine Out

Top Spots to Get a (Really Great) Drink

A mix of tasty-looking cocktails from Bob Heilman's Beachcomber restaurant in Clearwater Beach.

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Order a refreshing cocktail from the menu at Bob Heilman's Beachcomber, a Clearwater Beach mainstay.

Warm weather, sunshine and tons of fun could make anyone work up a thirst. Here are great places to help you quench it, whether you're looking for a creative cocktail, locally brewed craft beer or an excellent glass of wine. We cover coffee, too – because morning just isn't right without a great cup of joe.

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Nightlife: Keep the Fun Going After Dark

A couple enjoying drinks while standing against the brick facade of Del Mar Lounge in St. Pete.

Night on the Town

If your vacation plans include bar-hopping, look no further than Central Avenue in St. Pete.

There's plenty happening around town after the sun sets – and we're here to show you the area's best nightlife, whether you're looking for a beach bar, a dive bar or a great place for dancing right on the sand.

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