St Pete's Best Beach Restaurants - A Blend of Casual Chic

No matter what your culinary inclination, St Pete has developed a vivid foodie scene over the past few years, unveiling a plethora of dining options - both indoors and out. Not only will you discover the freshest seafood, you'll be treated to a host of other appealing options - often with beautiful sunset vistas thrown in.

If you want something casual, be sure to check out Crabby Bill's with its laid-back ambiance, tasty fresh seafood and fun atmosphere, both indoors or out. Yet another casual vibe offering a mix of seafood and comfort food can be found at PJ's Oyster Bar, just one block off of St. Pete Beach.  

For something more upscale, you can't beat the award-winning Maritana Grille in the historic Loews Don CeSar Hotel, where you'll uncover an ample menu along with a classy ambiance, or Spinner's Rooftop Revolving Bistro atop the Grand Plaza Hotel where you'll be treated to dining with a slowly revolving panorama.

And while you're at the "Don," stop by The Rowe Bar - the latest addition to the beach's dining outlets - for frosty designer drinks and delicious light bites. The sunsets aren't too shabby, either!

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Rowe Bar
Photo courtesy of Loews Don Cesar Hotel

St Pete Beach's newest kid-on-the-block of eateries is tucked into the Pink Palace, aka Loews Don CeSar. Named after the hotel's developer Thomas Rowe, the diverse bar bite menu boasts a selection of coastal cuisine highlighting littleneck...  Read More

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Jimmy B's Beach Bar
Photo courtesy of The Beachcomber Beach Resort Hotel

One of St Pete Beach's most popular restaurant-bars, Jimmy B's, located in the Beachcomber Hotel is a self-styled "Mecca for surf, sun and fun" and whether you're young or simply young at heart, this is the place to capture good times along with...  Read More

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PJ's Oyster Bar
Photo courtesy of PJ's Oyster Bar

This hole-in-the-wall restaurant just steps from St Pete's beach, has been serving some of the freshest seafood in the area for generations. The vibe is definitely casual, but this family-owned eatery is especially good anyone in search of tasty...  Read More

Hurricane Seafood Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

What started in 1977 as a small family beach bar built on the site of a 1912 bath house offering a modest 10-item menu, has blossomed into a popular dining experience, drawing not only locals, but visitors from around the globe. Started by the...  Read More

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Photo courtesy of The Zamora Hotel

Whether you go morning, noon or night, this Spanish-style restaurant tucked into the Hotel Zamora - one of St. Pete Beach's newest - features contemporary fare with Spanish, Mexican and Mediterranean touches. Breakfast offers typical favorites,...  Read More

Spinners Revolving Bistro
Photo courtesy of Grand Plaza Hotel

Perched on the 12th floor atop the Grand Plaza Hotel on St. Pete Beach, this upscale restaurant combines the best of fine dining and pleasing vistas - especially at sunset. The slowly revolving lounge and bistro takes about 90 minutes to do its...  Read More

Guy Harvey's RumFish Grill & Bar
Photo courtesy of Rumfish Grill

This popular restaurant located at Guy Harvey Outpost - a Trade Winds Beach Resort - dishes up tasty food throughout the day. Breakfast is well stocked with the usual favorites, while lunch and dinner showcase salads, sandwiches, salads and...  Read More

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You won't find any frills here but what you will find is fresh seafood, home-style cooking and fabulous sunsets along the way. The atmosphere is laid back, seating is at picnic tables, but savvy diners have been flocking to this St Pete eatery...  Read More

Sea Porch Café  - Don CeSar
Photo courtesy of Loews Don CeSar Hotel

Whether you decide to stop by this beautifully appointed restaurant tucked into the Loews Don CeSar for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong. The unrivaled beach views and lush garden ambiance combine with excellent service and tasty...  Read More

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Maritana Grille
Photo courtesy of Loews Don CeSar Hotel.

Always a favorite with locals and visitors alike, the iconic Loews Don CeSar's award-winning restaurant is at once romantic and classy and renowned for its excellent service, extensive wine list, contemporary menu - and dazzling aquarium lining...  Read More


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