OUR FAVORITES:

 

 

Farmtable Cucina - Locale Market

179 2nd Ave. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 523-6297

https://farmtablecucina.com/

$$-$$$

Fresh, house-made cuisine influenced by seasonal, regionally sourced and carefully curated ingredients. The full bar offers handcrafted cocktails, craft beer and wines by the glass.

 


Café Ponte

13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, 

Clearwater, FL 33760

(727) 538-5768

https://cafeponte.com/

$$$$

Outstanding dining in a modern and elegant setting. Cafe Ponte features Contemporary American Cuisine with French, Asian, and Italian influences. A must-see for any gourmand.



E&E Stakeout Grill

100 N Indian Rocks Rd

Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770

727-585-6399

http://www.3bestchefs.com/ee/

$$$

Since 1985 E&E Stakeout Grill has served some of the best steak, Prime Rib, Daily Seafood Specials. Try the Filet Mignon and choose a good wine from the stellar wine list or enjoy their generous cocktails from their full liquor bar. You will need to call ahead and make a reservation. 

 


The Clear Sky Café

490 Mandalay Ave

Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

727-442-3684

https://www.clearskycafe.com/

$$

Nice casual place for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The appetizers, chicken quesadillas and brunch are our favorites. We love it.



Pearly's Beach Eats

45 Papaya Street

Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

727-223-9955

https://pearlysbeacheats.com/

$

Key-West style cute beach shack with super delicious and really fresh Tacos, Burritos, Sandwiches, Burgers and Salad. You have to try their fish tacos! Highly recommended!



The Wildflower Cafe and Market

1465 S Ft Harrison Ave #105

Clearwater, FL 33756

727-447 4497

http://www.wildflowercafe.net/

$$

Cute and quaint cafe that serves our favorite and freshest breakfast in town. Attached to the cafe is a little store called The Market where you can buy all kind of fresh, homemade yummie things like quiches, bread, cakes, sandwiches, cupcakes and cookies. Very friendly staff. Hidden gem where the locals go.



Palm Pavillion Beachside Grill & Bar

10 Bay Esplanade

Clearwater, FL 33767

727-446-2642

https://palmpavilion.com/

$$

Right on the beach, the Palm Pavillion offers fantastic beach views, beautiful sunset views and live music. You will feel on vacation straightaway. They serve burgers, wraps, salads, seafood & steaks and a variety of drinks at the bar. Our favorite on the beach. 



On Swann

1501 Swann Ave

Tampa, FL — 33606

813 — 251 — 0110

http://www.onswann.com/

$$$

Another favorite of ours. Contemporary American bistro featuring a seasonal menu with local flair, thoughtfully sourced, unique combinations of ingredients, resulting in a delicious experience. Located in beautiful Hide Park Village, Tampa which is worth a visit as well https://www.hydeparkvillage.com/.



Ocean Prime

2205 N West Shore Blvd

Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 490-5288

https://www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/tampa/menus

$$$$

Again, outstanding dining experience in an elegant setting.



Bobby's Bistro & Wine Bar Bistro

447 Mandalay Avenue

North Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

727-446-WINE

http://bobbysbistro.com/

$$$

Charming backdoor bistro with great food and a superb wine selection. The quiet, intimate ambience is a welcome change from the more boisterous places along the beach, but it's still quite casual. Book a table on the enclosed, covered patio.

 

 

Bonefish Grill

2519 McMullen Booth Rd.

Clearwater, FL 33761

727-726-1315

https://www.bonefishgrill.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=BFG-B-General-Phrase-T3

$$$

Environment is elegant and fun with a nice bar area that many locals frequent. We like the Wagyu Beef & Ginger Dumplings, Crab cakes & seared Ahi Tuna, as appetizers. Favorite fish is the Chilean Sea Bass with the Lime Tomato Garlic or Warm Mango Salsa.  



Cesare`s at The Beach

794 South Gulfview Blvd

Clearwater, FL 33767

727-449-8797

http://www.cesareatthebeach.com/

$$$

Great italian food you will enjoy - from homemade pasta, fresh seafood to Ossobucco and tasty desserts.

 

 

MORE RECOMMENDABLE PLACES:

 


Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza

1101 Fort Harrison Avenue

Clearwater, FL 33756

727-443-4900

https://www.cristinoscoaloven.com/

$$

Try their coal oven pizza, fresh pasta and homemade ice cream – they taste like in Italy! 



The Black Pearl

315 Main Street

Dunedin, FL 34698

727-734-DINE (3463)

http://www.theblackpearldunedin.com/

$$$$

Enjoy the sophisticated Art Deco décor of this 38-seat restaurant, and feast on entrées such as twice-cooked Long Island duckling or shrimp and roasted red pepper scampi.



Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Ave

Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

(727) 674-4171

https://www.sandpearl.com/dining/caretta-on-the-gulf/

$$$$

Upscale dining, beautiful views of the beach. Try the Sunday brunch.



Clearsky Draught Haus

680 Main St

Dunedin, FL 34698

727-286-6266

https://clearskydraughthaus.com/

$$-$$$

Fun atmosphere with live music and happy hour every day. It used to be a gas station. The Burgers and fries were great, the beer selection legendary. In and outside sitting area.

 

 

Gondolier Pizza

674 S Gulfview Blvd

Clearwater, FL 33767

727-441-3353

http://www.gondolierpizza.com

$-$$

Casual and family friendly restaurant in Clearwater Beach offering good italian and greek food for reasonable prices. Pizza, pasta, gyros, souvlaki, salads, burgers, sandwiches, huge dessert variety and brunch. 

 

 

Columbia

1241 Gulf Blvd.

Clearwater, FL 33767

727-596-8400

http://www.columbiarestaurant.com

$$$

Family owned and operated for more than 100 years, the Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, the original location is Ybor City in Tampa. Outdoor deck seating has magnificent views. You may even see a dolphin or two.