St. Pete Restaurant Renaissance

The Sizzle: A Menu of New Restaurants
in St. Pete

St. Pete’s restaurant scene is enjoying a renaissance, with new, locally owned concepts popping up at a dizzying pace. They run a wide culinary gamut, from local seafood to upscale Asian fusion to farm-to-table pizza.

Most of the new eateries are clustering downtown, but 4th Street — one of the main arteries heading northward from the urban core — is filling out as well. New projects of a more bohemian sort are happening just to the west — in the Edge and Grand Central districts.

Take a pictorial tour of several new restaurants that have debuted in recent weeks and months, and a couple that are coming soon.

1 Dr. BBQ

Dr. BBQ

Have a case of lovin' BBQ? Dr. BBQ has just the cure! Ray Lampe (AKA Dr. BBQ) is a true pitmaster with more than 400 awards, eight cookbooks and regular appearances on the Food Network. This new joint sizzles with "New American barbeque" and is blended with local St. Pete flavors and a rustic industrial ambiance to compliment the cuisine. 

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2 The Peabody

Located within Johns Hopkins' All Children's Hospital, this library inspired cafe isn't your average hospital cafeteria. With a cozy library aesthetic and a conversational atmosphere, you can grab-and-go or dine in for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The Peabody features a coffee bar with Buddy Brew Coffee along with a full-liquor bar and a craft cocktail list to go with it. 

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3 Pacific Counter

This ridiculously fresh fusion of chef-inspired cuisines & cultures serves up mainland classics in the form of Poke Bowls & Sushi Burritos. Located on the 600 block of Central Ave. 

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4 Trophy Fish

Step off Central Ave to this "bait shop chic" restaurant dedicated to serving the freshest local fish (brought in daily), prepared simply, all while sipping on nautical inspired cocktails. Come early so you don't miss out on their 'first come first serve' catch(es)-of-the-day. 

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5 The Getaway in Maximo Marina

The Getaway Maximo Marina

Come by land or by sea to The Getaway's newest location in South St. Pete. The menu & vibe is inspired by The Florida Keys & our Coastal communities - featuring tiki bars, waterfront dining, and fresh, local seafood. 

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6 Sushi Sho Rexley

St. Pete's very first omakese-style restaurant, where your meal is carefully chosen and prepared by the chef himself, right then and there. You'll enjoy multiple courses of fresh sushi and sashimi, with the option to pair each round with the best wine or sake. This unique dining experience is left trusted in the chef's capable & talented hands.

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7 Oak & Stone

Your new home for this year's football season. Oak & Stone has a wall of 50 self-serve taps featuring mostly local and regional craft beers, televisions spanning all the walls and a menu of wood-fired pizzas including gluten and vegetarian friendly options. Long story short, this is what sports bar dreams are made of. 

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8 Paul’s Landing

Paul’s Landing

Soak in views of Vinoy Marina while enjoying dishes and cocktails featuring traditional Florida flavors. The menu includes locally sourced seafood prepared with globally inspired ingredients along with chicken, beef and pork options. You'll also notice a touch of Florida history on the menu with facts and the incorporation of orange groves and grilled oysters.

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9 Craft Kafe

Craft Kafe slays gluten on the daily with their 100% gluten-free artisan fare menu. With fresh, quality ingredients, they serve breakfast and lunch along with coffee brewed by a devoted team of baristas. 

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Dr. BBQ

City: St. Petersburg

Address
1101 1st Ave S
FL

Phone: 813-831-7000

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The Peabody

City: St. Petersburg

Address
600 5th Street South
FL

Phone: 727-369-9969

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Pacific Counter

City: St. Petersburg

Address
660 Central Avenue North
FL

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Trophy Fish

City: St. Pete

Address
2060 Central Ave
FL

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The Getaway Maximo Marina

City: St. Petersburg

Address
3769 50th Ave S
FL

Phone: 727-235-0963

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Sushi Sho Rexley

City: St. Petersburg

Address
214 2nd St N
FL

Phone: 727-835-8478

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Oak & Stone

City: St. Petersburg

Address
199 Central Ave.
FL

Phone: 727-565-4064

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Paul’s Landing

City: St. Pete

Address
501 5th Avenue NE
FL

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Craft Kafe

City: St. Petersburg

Address
6653 Central Ave
FL

Phone: 727-914-7443

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