Best St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL Restaurants

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    9. Maritana Grille

    Located at the iconic Loews Don CeSar Hotel, a.k.a. the Pink Palace, the Maritana Grille is a AAA Four Diamond award-winner. And it's the perfect place for a romantic night out on St. Pete Beach. Executive Chef...

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    8. Z Grille

    A must-visit locale in the St. Pete dining scene, Chef Zack's Z Grille is an eclectic eatery with lots of personality. Decorated with skateboards and tattoo-inspired artwork by Evil Don, the restaurant has an...

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    6. BellaBrava

    A trendy restaurant located on downtown St. Pete's infamous Beach Drive, BellaBrava offers a creative twist on traditional Italian cuisine. Enjoy a chic and upscale atmosphere and settle into one of the...

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    5. Carreta on the Gulf

    Located on Clearwater Beach, Caretta on the Gulf is Sandpearl Resort's AAA four-diamond restaurant. Perched above the sand, this elegant eatery offers indoor/outdoor seating and a private dining room. The restaurant...

    Photo courtesy of Sandpearl Resort
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    4. Casa Tina

    A celebrated downtown Dunedin staple, Casa Tina's is a family-owned Mexican eatery specializing in fresh, healthy and authentic cuisine. Stop by anytime and you'll likely run into owners Tina and Javier. The...

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    2. Urban Brew & BBQ

    Reviving a community tavern style atmosphere, Urban Brew and BBQ is all about two simple things: an impressive rotating selection of craft beer and slow-cooked, fall-off-the-bone American BBQ. Sit outside at one...

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Local Expert Restaurant Recommendations

About St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL Restaurants

Specializing in the freshest seafood on the coast, restaurants in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area are some of the best in the region. 

Located along Beach Drive in laid back downtown St. Petersburg, Birch & Vine offers globally inspired fine dining dishes crafted by Chef Jason Cline.

Another must-visit locale in the St. Pete dining scene, Chef Zack's Z Grille is an eclectic eatery with lots of personality and the best deviled eggs you've ever had. 

Reviving a community tavern style atmosphere, Urban Brew and BBQ features impressive rotating selection of craft beer and slow-cooked pork, chicken and brisket. 

The sunset views will take your breath away at Caretta on the Gulf in Clearwater Beach -- and so will the food. 

Not just a sleepy beach town anymore, the foodie scenes in both St. Pete and Clearwater are morphing into an impressive list of must-visit eateries. 


About Kara Franker

A purveyor of the coastal life and a self-admitted beach addict, Kara is a travel writer obsessed with all things Florida. A former NFL cheerleader turned lawyer, Kara ditched the courtroom for the opportunity to write and travel. 

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