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Is dining out one of your favorite things about vacation? You’re in luck in St. Pete/Clearwater: The food scene here is deliciously dynamic – with a mix of legendary restaurants and exciting newcomers. The highlight of nearly every menu? Locally sourced ingredients including fresh Gulf seafood.

St. Pete's fabulous dining scene helped launch it onto the list of the world’s 100 most-loved travel destinations.

A grouper sandwich from French's Rockaway Grill in Clearwater Beach

Mouth-Watering Fish Sandwich

"This is THE place to go for Grouper Sandwiches on the west coast of FL." - George L, TripAdvisor Reviewer.

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Did someone say "grouper sandwich"?

In the land of sunshine and seafood, could anything be more delicious than a fresh grouper sandwich? Check out Florida's favorite sammie, where to find it, and how to cook it yourself!

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Iconic Dining Spots

Alongside hot new dining spots are the time-tested restaurants that St. Pete/Clearwater is known for. Foodies flock to the rustic-chic Brick & Mortar on Central Ave. in St. Pete and crave the ever-changing menu at The Restorative in Dunedin. Romantics and others in search of a special-occasion dinner head to Maritana at the Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach. And locals and visitors alike know you can’t go wrong at our local institutions, including Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish in St. Pete (a family-owned joint dating to 1951), Skyway Jack’s Restaurant in St. Pete (homey diner with all-day breakfasts) and Mykonos (traditional Greek specialties) in Tarpon Springs.

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Looking for a side of sunshine with your meal? Many local restaurants offer patio, deck or sidewalk seating.

Outdoor Dining

Stroll along Beach Drive in downtown St. Pete, navigating among the many sidewalk cafés to grab an outdoor table at BellaBrava (casual Italian) or Cassis St. Pete (French brasserie). Afterwards, wander with a gelato from Paciugo Gelato & Caffe. Many restaurants on St. Pete’s Central Ave. offer sidewalk seating, including Baba (Lebanese and Greek) and The German Knodle (schnitzel and sausages). For authentic Greek food served al fresco, head north to Tarpon Springs and start with the avgolemono soup at Hellas Restaurant & Bakery. Walk off the baklava by checking out activity along the sponge docks

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A family dines at Casa Tina Mexican Grill

Traditional & Nuevo Mexican Cuisine

Enjoy mole, sopes, ceviches and more at Casa Tina Mexican Grill.

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Landmark Restaurants in St. Pete/Clearwater

Savor the area's best-loved culinary landmarks. They've been delighting diners for decades!

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Explore Dining by City

Want to check out specific dining recommendations in our communities? Dive right in to some delicious finds!