Beach Restaurant Favorites - A Choice Between Casual or Chic

No matter what your culinary inclination, St Petersburg and Clearwater have 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 Jimmy B's Beach Bar 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 the historic Hurricane Seafood Restaurant.  

For something more upscale, you can't beat the chic Sea Porch in the historic Don CeSar Hotel, where you'll uncover an ample menu along with a classy ambiance, or at the exotic Castile in the Kimpton Hotel Zamora.

And while you're at on St Pete Beach, be sure to check out the recently renovated Harry's Beach Bar inside the Sirata Beach Resort. The menu has also changed but you can still sip on their legendary Harry Navel while viewing the spectacular sunsets.

Paradise Grille Upham Beach
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Set on Upham Beach, one of St Pete Beach's best "swimming holes," this casual, walk-up counter offers an amazing selection of tasty breakfast and lunch treats throughout the day. On weekends, you'll even get live music! Start your day with a...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
Jimmy B's Beach Bar
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One of St Pete Beach's most popular restaurant-bars, Jimmy B's, located in the Beachcomber Hotel on St Pete Beach 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...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
Billy's Stone Crab
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Since 1972, Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant - has been garnering acclaim for its laid-back, rustic Key West vibe. The self-styled "Old Florida seafood house" is well known for its reasonably-priced menu boasting a wide range of fresh seafood,...  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

SHOR American Seafood Grill
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Sweeping ocean views in a chic ambiance are the perfect perch from which to savor the delicious array of Coastal American dishes offered at the Hyatt Regency's SHOR. An open kitchen invites diners to view the preparation of fresh, healthy dishes...  Read More

Guy Harvey's RumFish Grill & Bar
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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

St. Pete Beach
Photo courtesy of The Zamora Hotel


No matter when you go, this Spanish-style restaurant tucked into the Hotel Zamora is sure to titillate your palate with its tasty contemporary fare with Spanish, Mexican and Mediterranean touches. Breakfast offers typical favorites, while lunch...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
Harry's Beach Bar
Photo courtesy of Sirata Beach Resort


Following Sirata Beach Resort's $15 million renovation, guests can now enjoy more perks at their popular Harry's Beach Bar with its open-air bar space and breathtaking ocean views and sunsets. The new coastal casual design offers comfortable...  Read More

Sea Porch Café  - Don CeSar
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Whether you decide to stop by this beautifully appointed restaurant tucked into the luxurious 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...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Caretta on the Gulf
Photo courtesy of Sandpearl Resort


Named for the area's logger-head turtles and tucked into the award-winning Sandpearl Resort, Caretta on the Gulf is Clearwater's only AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Indoor-outdoor seating serve as the perfect perch from which to view the Gulf of...  Read More


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