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st pete of value

El Caps burgers, Chattaway's burgers and fried chicken, Ted Peter's smoked fish and burgers, Tony and Nellos bruchetta (its a meal), Coney Island's chili dogs and shakes, crowley's fish and chips, st pete brasserie's cassoulet and duck wings, biff burgers dry wings, three bird's short rib egg rolls, o'maddys view and special of the day, ricky Ps Cajun Bistro's soups and po'boys, pegs cantina's beers and burrito, waltz fish shack, habana cafe pork sandwich.

Jul 31, 2012
ambroziak in Florida

Who has the best burger in Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater

Second El Cap and Ted Peters, great old school burgers. To add to that type i'd say Chattaway's and biff burger. Someone brought up Square One Burger, which is good, if you like the fad of crazy big burgers with random toppings on them. The Burg downtown has a couple of that type of burger as well, like the gyro burger, and a burger between two bacon grilled cheese sandwiches.

Jul 17, 2012
ambroziak in Florida

Saint Petersburg key lime pie

I just had a slice this weekend from dockside daves on st pete beach that was actually pretty good. housemade but with a oreo crust.

Mar 20, 2012
ambroziak in Florida

Ricky P's Orleans Bistro-save the calories

I disagree. Though, I never really thought muffallettas anywhere were that special to begin with, and I will agree the boudin balls were just ok, they could use some liver in them as with their dirty rice, then again some people don't like that offal flavor. However i think you should try the place again, since you based your judgement on appetizers and a cold cut sandwich. Their soups are top notch, great corn and crab chowder, and their gumbos have a distinct flavor to each of them that are both really good. I tried their version of the 'mothers' roast beef po-boy and i wasn't that impressed, i think their regular roast beef po-boy was better and their soft shell crab po-boy was much better than both of those. There is still a whole lot on the menu I am eager to try like the jambalaya and etoufee. I'm going to keep going back for sure.

Mar 20, 2012
ambroziak in Florida

The spot bar and grill. Best comfort food in st Petersburg?

1437 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33705, it's in between the highway and fergs.

Feb 23, 2012
ambroziak in Florida

The spot bar and grill. Best comfort food in st Petersburg?

I think if more people knew about this place it would be packed constantly. Great burgers with crazy toppings, Chili cheese fries, smoked Gouda Mac, pirogues, and the best Philly cheesesteak I've had in the bay. Also the owner willy is an extremely nice guy. Your doin yourself a favor by checking this place out.

Feb 22, 2012
ambroziak in Florida

Pass-a-grille recs

billy's is my dads favorite place when he comes and visits. I finally had to tell him that if he wants to go there he has to go alone haha.

Jan 16, 2012
ambroziak in Florida

Pass-a-grille recs

Gennaro's Italian is tasty.

Jan 11, 2012
ambroziak in Florida

Tierra Verde & Surrounding Areas

I love the german crepes house in Tierra Verde, but i've only had breakfast there.

Jan 11, 2012
ambroziak in Florida

Alligator ribs, anybody?

I've had the gator ribs at skippers 5 times now. They are amazing. Super tender, i picked up a bone and it popped right out of the meat.

Nov 29, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Really good breakfast in st Pete?

not crab, but the German Crepes house on Tierra Verde has a great benedict as well as some other amazing breakfast items (potato pancakes, rostbrautworst). As for hash, i'm looking for that too, the last place i had it was Munch's Sundries in St Pete, and it was out of a can.

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Munch's Sundries & Restaurant
3920 6th St S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

Nov 21, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Good Hoagie in Pinellas County?

i haven't had it yet, but i hear Big Jim's in Largo is supposed to be pretty good. He used to own a a place in Philly.

Sep 20, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Pinellas County Burgers

The best burgers that have stood the test of time (not the fancy kind though) in pinellas i think are:

El Cap: 3500 4th St N
The Chattaway: 358 22nd Ave S
Ted Peters: 1350 Pasadena Ave S
Biff Burger: 3939 49th St N

The Burg opened in January that does some fancier style burgers, i haven't had it yet, but it looks great, and has a fantastic beer list. (1752 Central Ave)

Jul 26, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Japanese in St.Pete- Tampa area

late, but may help someone. There is Blue Fugu on St. Pete Beach near the publix, it has hibachi and sushi.

Jul 07, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Going to Keenland in April - where to eat?

beer cheese is hit or miss, Halls on the river has the best.

May 10, 2011
ambroziak in Kentucky & Tennessee

Taco Bus, St. Pete?

Just tried El Toro Negro last night, and it was great! The lady and I are relieved. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

Mar 31, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Crabby Bill's alert! (Clearwater beach advice)

Joan, you can totally recommend your restaurant. cause it is that good.

Mar 28, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Italian in Saint Petersburg vote

What do you all say is your favorite Italian restaurant in St Pete? (Mazzaro's doesn't count, everyone loves Mazzaro's). My vote goes to Tony and Nello's (the old Jo Jo's on Tierra Verde). What puts them over the edge is their insanely good bruschetta.

Mar 28, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Breakfast in St. Pete's?

Oh the plural Pete has a few good breakfast places i'll second skyway jacks but i think i like The German Crepes house on tierra verde the best.

http://www.germancrepeshouse.com/

Mar 28, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Saint Petersburg key lime pie

By my title u may know what I am asking. I got a friend in town wanting a good key lime pie. Is this available in St Pete or do u have to go south? Thanks guys!

Mar 16, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Foodies traveling to Tampa/ St Pete

just tried Z Grille for the first time monday. tried about 5 things. will probably go back this weekend it was so good.

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Z Grille
104 2nd St S, St Petersburg, FL

Mar 16, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Taco Bus, St. Pete?

your pictures of the place look good, i'll have to try it if i ever get up that way.

Mar 02, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Taco Bus, St. Pete?

Haven't been to one yet! Seems like most suggestions are in clearwater or tampa and i'm in pinellas point, usually don't feel like driving after work unless its for something really special. I was just hoping for some tacos that were close by and better than red mesa. Maybe i'm just too picky and should stick to making my own. Though i'll really need a tortilla press then because smashing them flat with a pot is too much work.

Mar 01, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Taco Bus, St. Pete?

I finally got to try it! Sadly I was really disappointed. I tried 4 different tacos and they all tasted the same, no flavor and very dry. Oh well, maybe someday Saint Pete will have a decent taco, but by then I'll probably be back living in California.

Mar 01, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Restaurant that serves alligator in tampa bay? or at least exotic meats?

I went to the Crab Trap I this weekend, they had a bunch of exotic meat on the menu, unfortunately they were out of most of it. The gator was just nuggets, but they were really good nuggets, very tender. They had frog legs too, but were $10 for 2 pair, I wasn't about to pay $10 for 8 tiny bites. I also got a deviled crab roll because I've been wanting to make some myself, it was amazing.

I tried to go to the Cajun Cafe a while back as well, but it was closed. That's what I get for not calling ahead. It is still on my list though.

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Crab Trap I
5611 US Highway 19, Palmetto, FL 34221

Feb 01, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Best Chicken Wings in Tampa Bay

A Hurricane Grill and Wings just opened up 1200 N Westshore Blvd up near the airport. Meaty wings, no breading (though breading is on the boneless), crispy skin, and around 30 flavors both wet and dry, you can even mix two flavors together. I've been going there too often since it has opened. The garlic fries are great too. Try it out.

Jan 18, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Taco Bus, St. Pete?

aw man, last i had heard it was supposed to open in November, that's what i get for assuming.

Jan 05, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Taco Bus, St. Pete?

I just tried to go to the St. Pete Taco Bus yesterday... but couldn't find it. Circled around twice, is that thing hidden?

Jan 04, 2011
ambroziak in Florida

Going to Keenland in April - where to eat?

... months later, Keenland is going on again, and I'm headed to Lexington. If i had all the time, i'd check these places out. None fancy by any means, just good food and good memories.

A.P. Suggins: fried chicken and white gravy
Le Matin: baguette (dude goes back and fourth from France and picks up ingredients)
Halls on the river: Fried banana peppers and frog legs
Billy's BBQ: Mutton and Burgoo.
Columbia's steakhouse: lamb fries
Winchell's: hot brown, fried green tomatoes, extreme hot wings
Joe Bologna's: Bread stick floating in garlic butter
Gold Star Chili: Though fast food, its hard to come across chili spaghetti (Cincinnati chili).

I'm sure I'm missing some other old favorites, but there is my list for anyone who's interested.

Oct 19, 2010
ambroziak in Kentucky & Tennessee

Restaurant that serves alligator in tampa bay? or at least exotic meats?

Thanks everyone! I think i'll head to Veggo's suggestion, the Crab Trap first since i haven't driven over the skyway in a while. Though i've really been wanting to try Cajun Cafe on the Bayou that askdrtodd brought up, but it would be hard to pass up some etouffe. I'll follow up after!

Oct 07, 2010
ambroziak in Florida