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GULFPORT/ST PETERSBURG

Hi love food. I absolutely love Gulfport and many of the restaurants located there. Regarding Pia's, it is one of my favorites places for Italian food in St Pete and have had numerous wonderful meals there. However, the last two visits have been just so-so. Mother's Day was one. The other time was the weekend after Gulfport restaurants were selected as finalist in the Rand McNally Best of the Road. My thoughts are they were just swamped and couldn't keep up.

Good places for vegetarians selections: Nori Thai on St Pete Beach, and The Green Chili Bistro or Indian Grill in downtown St. Pete. We eat at Nori Thai often, my children love the Pad Thai, and my favorites are the Spicy Basil Beef, Namsod with pork, and T9 Pad-Nam-Prik-Pao with ground chicken. The two indian restaurants are both excellent and offer a wide variety of vegetarian dishes.

Places to watch the sunset with an icy drink: number one in my book is the pool deck at the Don Cesar. Great pina coladas and incredible views of the sunset. I would recommend the snack shack on 8th street on the beach in Pass-a-Grille for a cold beer at sunset. From there you could walk to the Black Palm restaurant, a Spanish tapas restaurant.
Enjoy your vacation here.

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Black Palm Restaurant
109 8th Ave, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Nori Thai Restaurant
7612 Blind Pass Rd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Sep 14, 2011
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Taco Bus, St. Pete?

Have you been to Agave on St Pete Beach? They have great tacos, my favorites the barbacoa and la lengua. Not too far from Pinellas Point but worth the drive.

Mar 02, 2011
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Need Help For St. Petes Island

It's funny that some of the better seafood restaurants on St Pete Beach do not have a water view. Snappers and Middle Grounds both have great menus and food to match. Sea Critters food is good but the water view is of a canal with most of the view blocked by a bridge. I would not recommend the Hurricane, the restaurant is very dirty which makes me question the cleanliness of the kitchen. When we have guests in town we usually take them to Seahags. It's on the water, although the view is mostly of boats in the dock, but still has the water front atmosphere. The food is consistently good and moderately priced, there is usually some type of live music in the evenings, and they serve a tasty sangria.

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Sea Critters Cafe
2007 Pass A Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Sep 02, 2010
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Recs for Anna Maria Island visit

Just joined chowhound so I missed your earlier post. But, if you return to the area take a trip north across the skyway bridge to Gulfport. Backfin Blue Cafe has the best jumbo lump crabcakes, well worth the drive.

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Backfin Blue Cafe
2913 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

Aug 27, 2010
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