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Help! Pinellas County Dinning with an infant

If you are willing to drive up to Northern Pinellas County, Rusty Bellies in Tarpon Springs is kid friendly and has awesome seafood. They provide coloring books and crayons for the kids that are a bit older. My brother and his wife brought their 8 month old had no issues.

May 15, 2011
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Good Gyros Northern Pinellas/Southern Pasco?

For gyros in Northern Pinellas - Tarpon Springs is a must.
My favorite spot is a small walk up gyro / souvlaki stand called Lamani. It's a no frills stand with some tables and chairs outside - but when you see the Greek fisherman get off their boat and walk over for lunch, you know it's about as authentic as you are going to get. The gyros are huge, and a good price. Again, no inside seating.. but the gyros beat the ones at Hellas and anywhere else in the area in my opinion.

776 Dodecanese Blvd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Sep 15, 2010
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Where to buy fresh seafood around Palm Harbor?

I'd recommend checking out Pelican Point Seafood at the end of the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. It's right next to Rusty Bellies Restaurant. I believe both have the same owners and the fresh fish from the Market is served at the restaurant daily (Closed Mondays).

Here's an old article from the St. Pete Times for more info...

Pelican Point Seafood
933 Dodecanese Blvd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Aug 27, 2010
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BBQ in Pinellas County

There was a good article about Eli's BBQ in the St. Pete Times today...

Aug 22, 2010
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Ohio Style Pizza

Paul's Pizza in Saftety Harbor is probably the closest thing to Ohio (Dayton) Style pizza that I've had here in the Tampa area. Theirs is a Chicago thin crust, but it's thin like Donatos, but a little softer. Tell em you want the crust crispy, and that will make it more like the cracker crust that you're used to..

Jul 05, 2010
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Ex-Californians: Great Mexican Restaurants in Tampa Bay?

Being a self proclaimed Mexican food aficionado I took Laurie's advice and stopped by Cabana del Tio for some chow. Needless to say I was not dissapointed. I ordered the plate of asada gorditas (three to a plate) and a pastor taco. The gordita was made with masa shaped into something that resembles a boat and filled with refried beans, your meat of choice, and some white cheese. The asada did not appear to be marinated but was sauteed with some onion. Not the most flavorful asada that I've had, but very good nonetheless. The pastor is much better and will be my meat of choice the next time I'm back. Yes I will be back. Thanks again for the great posts!

Aug 05, 2006
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