Restaurants and Bars

Grand Hacienda Restaurant St Pete Beach

Our St Pete Beach real estate expert, Jami McAfee shares about her recent visit to the Grand Hacienda Restaurant St Pete Beach.


Madeira Beach Mario's Ristorante Italiano

We've seen Mario's many times on our way to and from Madeira Beach. It had pretty good reviews, so we stopped in for dinner one night on our way to the beach.

We don’t really like being food critics but want to be candid about our experience, so here goes …

Is it a cozy little place with limited seating, warm and inviting. But, unfortunately, our meals were disappointing. The soup was pretty good, but the salad was nothing special. To us, the salad dressing was too strong with too much vinegar. The bread was okay but seemed more like a mass-produced bakery good than something made in-house. 

The main entrees were the biggest disappointment. I had spaghetti with marinara sauce and Italian sausage. Cindy had spaghetti carbonara. The Italian sausage was very bland and had almost no flavor. Cindy's carbonara was very runny and did not have a traditional rich cream and cheese sauce.

It may be too far to go if you're in Madeira, but we must prefer Caesars in Clearwater Beach or Forlini's in the heart of Clearwater Beach. 

I guess we'll have to try out some other talion places closer to Madeira Beach :-) 

Below are some images from our visit.

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Rick's Reef Restaurant - St Pete Beach Florida

We went to Rick's Reef Restaurant here in St Pete Beach Florida the other evening and I just wanted to share with you some scenes from the restaurant and why you might want to try this wonderful St Pete Beach restaurant!

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Thai Star Sushi Madeira Beach

When we were staying at the Madeira Towers, we went to a Thai Star Sushi and got some takeout and it was just fabulous. So we want to tell you a little bit about this Madeira Beach restaurant. Keep reading, or watch the video below.

Thai Star is located on Gulf Boulevard, just north of where the Tom Stuart Causeway comes onto the beach. So it's a very convenient place to get to. 

It's in a little shopping center. It's just a few blocks north of the Ocean Sands condos which are at the end of Tom Stuart Causeway. And it's right across the street from the Sereno Condo, literally right across the street. And it's just south of Madeira Towers. 

It's a small cozy place and it's nicely appointed. It doesn't seat a lot of people. That's one of the reasons we did take out that night. There's also a small bar area to the left, where you can have a drink or you can eat if you're by yourself. 

It's got a great selection of beer and wine to choose from. And it's got a nice Thai menu, pretty full, and it's also got daily specials. All in all it's just a great place to eat. We really enjoy the food there. 

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Another Broken Egg Cafe on Clearwater Beach

Are you ever in downtown Clearwater Beach, and you're wondering what you could do for a cool breakfast?

Consider Another Broken Egg on Poinsettia Road. This lovely restaurant is right behind Mandalay Avenue, and it is adjacent to Belle Harbor

We had breakfast there a while ago. They also serve brunch. It's a wonderful location, out of the way. It's a great, hidden gem. We love these little hidden gems in the area.

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Wild Iris Cafe in Dunedin Fl

The Wild Iris Cafe is a wonderful local restaurant in scenic Downtown Dunedin Florida. Michele Morris, a Dunedin resident and our local Dunedin real estate expert, shares some video clips from a recent visit.


Belleair Restaurants

Belleair Coffee Company

Belleair Coffee Company ExteriorThe Belleair Coffee Company recently opened in Belleair Fl at 100 Indian Rocks Road near West Bay Dr. They serve a variety of coffee drinks like espresso, latte, cappuccino, americano, and mocha coffees. Their website says they use "organic, sustainable products whenever possible because, hey, we live on this planet, too! " We were greeted with a warm reception when we entered.

They also have a nice variety of danishes, scones, cakes, turnovers as well as an egg sandwich and a delicious quiche. They advertise using cage-free eggs and nitrate free bacon.

Belleair Coffee Company InteriorThe service was friendly and fast the morning we were there. The coffee came in a nice ceramic mug, and was steaming hot. It is a nice surrounding and they had lots of different seating options.

The shop is just 3 miles from the condos on Sand Key, so if you live in that area you might want to give it a try.

Check out their website for hours and the full menu.



Clearwater Beach Restaurants

Clear Sky Beachside Cafe

Clear Sky Beachside CafeThe Clear Sky Cafe is located in the heart of Clearwater Beach next door to the Sandpearl Residences condos and the Mandalay Beach Club condos. It is a wonderful place to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can sit inside in your choice of comfortable booths, or sit in the covered patio area. For lunch and dinner there is usually a guitarist playing in the outdoor patio area.

They have lots of breakfast choices which range from lite items to a full meal. You can get granola, oatmeal or fresh fruit or choose a more classic egg dish with potatoes or pancakes. They have a wide selection of "Bennies" which range from classic eggs benedict to seafood bennies like a Maryland Crab Bennie, or a Lobster Brie Bennie. The Scramblers are great too where they mix eggs with a variety of vegetables and meats, or you can go vegetarian.

The lunch and dinner menu is quite expansive too. They have a wide variety of pasta dishes, with chicken, vegetables, fish, shrimp, or lobster choices. They have lots of specialty burgers. One of our favorite things is to share a couple of their "small meals" and appetizers. They also have salads, soups, pizzas, paninis, sandwitches, wraps, and flatbreads to choose from. 

We have never...

Gulfport Fl Restaurants

O'Maddy's Bar & Grill

O'Maddy's Bar & Grill at Night in Gulfport FlO'Maddy's Bar & Grill is a hoppin spot on Shore Drive in Gulfport with great food and live entertainment. It is located at 5405 Shore Blvd S, St Petersburg, FL 33707 just across the street from the pier.

It's a lively place with live music and there is always a buzz of activity. It looks like a casual "beach restaurant" but it has a surprisingly varied menu. They have a large selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and main courses. You can get a burger, pasta, steak, chicken or seafood.

They have some really interesting seafood dishes like:

Chef Wade's Crab Cake Dinner, which is two true Maryland style backfin lump and claw meat cakes, pan seared and served with hollandaise. Or Olivia's Crab Crusted Atlantic Salmon which has crab cake crusted fresh pan seared Atlantic Salmon with hollandaise and asparagus. Or if you are lucky and the tuna hasn't sold out you might try Victoria's Tempura Tuna Nori wrapped tempura fried fresh Ahi Tuna with Sriracha mayo, wasabi mayo and sweet soy drizzle, served with choice of side. Yum!

They have live entertainment every evening. It's a really fun place to have dinner and drinks, hang out and listen to the music and enjoy the Gulf breezes. Check out their menu at the ...

Indian Rocks Beach Restaurants

Keegan's Seafood Grille

Written by Heloise Povey, Indian Rocks Beach / Indian Shores Real Estate Specialist.
Keegan's Seafood Grille in Indian Rocks BeachYou’ve decided to come to Indian Rocks Beach, Florida for a day, a week, a month...or a lifetime! Excellent decision #1. With easy access to miles of white sandy beaches and crystal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Rocks Beach is a wonderful community made up of charming beach cottages, single family homes, and beachfront/waterfront condos. So now you are have decided you want to go out to eat! Excellent decision #2. IRB as it is affectionately referred to by the locals (of which I am one), has an array of fantastic restaurants to suit every palate. There is a saying that if you are looking to eat at a great place…”go where the locals go”. And that would mean eating at Keegan’s Seafood Grille.

Keegan's Jalapeno PoppersLocated in a small shopping strip at the corner of Gulf Blvd and 15th Ave you will find a casual setting, delicious fresh food, friendly staff and consistently great quality service. Known for its fresh seafood catches...

Indian Shores Restaurants

Indian Shores Coffee Company

Indian Shores Coffee CompanyIf you are looking for some fresh brewed organic coffee near the beach, this is the place! Indian Shores Coffee Shop is located at 19221 Gulf Blvd Indian Rocks Beach FL 33785 and is a must try! If coffee is not your thing, they also have some delicious food for breakfast and lunch.

When you walk into Indian Shores Coffee Shop it is a relaxed, laid back atmosphere with that wonderful coffee smell. I love the eclectic decor and the staff was super friendly. There are a few places to sit and relax on the inside, as well as a few tables on their outside screened patio. When I had the pleasure of going I enjoyed an Apple muffin, with a glass of orange juice and my father enjoyed a cup of coffee with their muffin special of the day, which was the Maui Morning muffin. Both muffins were wonderful and a nice size, we probably could have split one and been satisfied!

Several things on their menu looked wonderful, and when I go back next time I will definitely try. They have a breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and your choice of bacon or ham on a chibata bread that sounded good and for lunch they have hot panini sandwiches that looked yummy! I would want to try their chicken, bacon, swiss and ranch panini. Their danishes and muffins are on display by the register, and the blueberry muffin and cinnamon roll looked fabulous. There were several coffee's and lattes to choose from, and I have heard only good things about them. ( I myself am not a coffee drinker) My parents have been there several times, and from...

Madeira Beach Restaurants

Dockside Dave’s

Dockside Dave's Seafood RestaurantSeveral years ago before we moved to Florida, and we were visiting Madeira Beach we asked some locals about their favorite restaurants. We wanted somewhere to go that was not a chain, that had great food and good service. Dockside Dave's was a place several people mentioned so we decided to check it out and we were not disappointed. To this day it is one of our favorite restaurants to go to. Always good food and the beer is always cold!

We always start out our meal with the Amberjack Fish-Spread. It is always good and always fresh. It comes with a side of pepperoncini's, tomatoes, sweet pickles and crackers. We have had fish spread at several restaurants and this is by far our favorite. We also love the Grouper Fritters, which is just like a deep fried crab crake, but instead of crab they use grouper. With a little tartar sauce they are out of this world.

And to save the best for last, we can not go to Dockside with out getting the Grouper Sliders. Three mini sandwiches with either, fried, blackened or grilled grouper and a side of fries. (We always get the fried grouper). This was one of the first dished we tried at Dockside Dave's, and I do believe we have ordered it every time since then. Those are just our favorites, but they have several other delicious dishes that you need to try!

Dockside Dave's is located at 14701 Gulf Blvd Madeira Beach FL.

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Pinellas Park Restaurants

Lotus Vegan Restaurant

Lotus Vegan Restaurant in Pinellas ParkLotus is a wonderful Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant located at 6575 Park Blvd N, Pinellas Park FL 33781. They have a large selection of Appetizers, Entrees, Desserts, Fresh Organic Juices and Smoothies.

We have been to this restaurant several times but just recently they are operating under new management. We have tried the buffet and it was wonderful. The lunch buffet is Monday-Friday from 11:00-2:30 with 9-10 delicious dishes. There is also a monthly Vegan dinner buffet every 3rd Saturday from 5:00 to 9:00 that is 100% vegan (please verify date and times with restaurant before going).

We have not tried anything on the new menu yet but several items look delicious like:

  • Sweet & Sour Divine: Crispy tofu, bell peppers, pineapple, and onion stir fried in their homemade sweet and sour sauce topped with roasted sesame.
  • Guru Curry: An exotic blend of curry white soy protein, tofu, potato, onion, carrot, and spices in a rich coconut curry sauce.
  • Sunshine Blissful Organic Smoothie: Pineapple, orange, papaya, turmeric, date and agave.

Address: 6575 Park Blvd N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781


St Pete Beach Restaurants

Level 11 Rooftop Artisan Bistro Bar

Level 11 Restaurant in St Pete Beach FlLocated atop the 11th floor of the Grand Plaza Hotel Beachfront Resort & Conference Center, Level 11 has some of the most spectacular views of any restaurant on St Pete Beach. To the west and south you have panoramic views of St Pete Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. To the east, you gaze over expanses of the Intracoastal Waterway. Both views are equally spectacular. The restaurant is located on a rooftop extension one floor down from the popular, and more formal, Spinners restaurant.

View from Level 11 Restaurant in St Pete BeachThe cuisine is internationally inspired small plates, light fares, appetizers, and dishes that are meant to share with family and friends. The proteins include various forms of seafood, beef, pork, duck and chicken. The time we went the duck bacon potstickers and Caicos calamari were two of the standouts for us. The Charcuterie & Cheese Board was huge, and a nice plate for sharing.

They also serve craft cocktails, sparkling specialties, martinis, wine, and an assortment of craft and domestic beers.

The Level 11 Rooftop Artisan Bistro Bar is located atop the Grand Plaza...

St Petersburg Restaurants

The Fish Bol Restaurant in Pinellas Park

Fish Bol Restaurant in Pinellas Park St PetersburgUnder new management and newly decorated in 2018. Want to try something a little different for lunch or dinner? The Fish Bol, yes, that is spelled correctly :-), offers a wide variety of sushi dishes, bento boxes, and noodle bowls. They also have a drink menu with a variety of beers, wines, and saki. 

The day we went, my daughter had a bento box with a selection of tuna, salmon, yellowtail snapper, four California rolls, pot stickers, and a ginger salad. She said it was all just really great. I had a noodle bowl with tempura vegetables. The broth was hot and tasty without being too salty, and it was just chock-full of noodles and vegetables. Delicious. We'll definitely be back! Here's a quick video.

The Fish Bol is located at 4699 Park Blvd N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781 just west of Hwy 19.

Rain Japanese Sushi Bar & Thai

Rain Japanese Sushi Bar and Thai RestaurantThe only problem I have with Rain Sushi is deciding on whether to get...

Treasure Island Restaurants

Ricky T's Restaurant, Bar and Live Music

Enjoy live music at Ricky T’s. They feature some of Treasure Island and St. Pete’s hottest local bands – Kirk Adams and the Honey Badgers, Cornfused, Stormbringer, Pete & Dean, Big Brother, Bus Fulla Monkeys, and of course, the infamous Kevin Toon.

It’s a casual, friendly neighborhood bar the the locals enjoy for good food, cold drinks, and great fun and music! They usually have live music Monday through Sunday from 5:30pm until…

They have over 25 huge flat-screen, HD TVs with digital surround sound. You can watch NFL Network, NFL Sunday Ticket, Rays games, NASCAR Sundays, and more!

See the menu at the Ricky T’s website. Their location is 10601 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island, FL 33706

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Britt's Coal Fire Pizza

Britt's PizzaI have another great restaurant for you to try, Britt's Pizza, located at 10709 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island FL 33706. They have delicious homemade pizza's cooked on their open coal fire, which was really...