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Good Lunch Options In St. Pete?

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PollyannaFlwr Dec 2, 2006 04:21 AM

I need HELP! I work in St. Pete and live in Tampa, and am still relatively new to the area, so knowing a good place to eat isn't really that easy for me. I work in the field almost all day, so I'm not looking for a nice sit down kind of place, but a good grab and go with a seating option would be good that's reasonably priced. Just so you understand my plight, I've had Wendy's three times this week. THANKS!

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    PollyannaFlwr Dec 14, 2006 12:51 PM

    Thanks so much for all of your replies! I have tried Rollin Oats before and LOVED it. I really love the Portobello Mushroom sammy. I'm thankfully off for the rest of the week, but I'll have to hit up at least one of these places next week! Thanks so much again! No more Wendys for me!

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      Wineman Dec 14, 2006 12:00 AM

      To add to the list:

      Italia Mia on 62nd Ave N in Rutland Plaza. Great pastas, and subs. They make their own sausage and meatballs and both are out of this world. Try the tuna salad either as a lunch/dinner salad or as a sub. Some of the best I've eaten.

      Mexico Lindo on Park Blvd in Pinellas Park or the Toro Negro on 54th Ave and 58th street. Both very good Mexican.

      Stone soup Cafe on 16th St. and Haines Rd. great sandwiches and soups.

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        wishbugger Dec 13, 2006 01:46 PM

        For a chowhound, Coney Island is the way to go. Hot dogs,chili dogs; food of the gods, man! Everything is right out of the 1940's.

        I recently ate at the Rollin Oats whole foods store deli and it was GREAT.

        Both are in the same area of 9th street, between downtown and the interstate.

        1. donh Dec 12, 2006 03:07 AM

          ok I also work in St. Pete. The northern end, but I will drive for a good lunch.
          My favorites are: Mazzaro's - great but not a lite lunch (my favorite
          The Italian Beef at Fat Boys is also great but again not lite
          El Toro Negro on 54th very good Mexican and cheap
          Lonnis in Feather Sound has very good sandwiches
          City Deli is also very good
          Cafe Cibo on 4th is also a great lunch spot

          1. Covert Ops Dec 11, 2006 03:17 PM

            Old Key West Cafe, behind the Dali museum. Sandwiches and hot, fresh fries. Beer too, and outdoor seating by the water. Delicious.

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              RibDog Dec 11, 2006 03:08 AM

              How about Mazzaro's on 22nd Ave. N. around 30th Ave. They make really good subs and sandwiches along with all kinds of prepared foods. With a few tables out under the trees, you are covered.

              Another place I like is Fat Boy's on 94th Ave. N. just west of 9th St. They have a really good italian beef along with all kinds of other Chicago offerings.

              Then there is the Coney Island Stand on 9th St. N. around 3rd ave. Good coney dogs. And inexpensive too.

              Hope this helps.

              John

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                rastorga Dec 11, 2006 01:47 AM

                Some lunch suggestions.....

                Moon Under Water (Beach Dr.) Good sandwiches and curry and nice outdoor tables.

                Tangelos (downtown...I think at 2nd St and Central?) Good Cuban sandwiches.

                Beverly's in St. Pete Beach...my favorite breakfast menu in town.

                Chattaway...22nd Ave S and 4th St...great burgers and funky place to eat outside.

                El Cap...4th Street and 30th Ave N. (I think....maybe a few blocks north of that) Another great place for burgers.

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                  PollyannaFlwr Dec 3, 2006 02:17 PM

                  I work all over the St. Pete area, so there's really no way to narrow down an area unfortunately. My job has me in the field all day, so I can't say "find me a place by my office." I'd prefer something on the healthier side, despite my propensity for Wendy's this week...and perhaps some good ethnic food of any kind. Thanks!

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                    Tandoori Girl Dec 3, 2006 01:54 PM

                    St. pete is a huge place. interstate travel alone will take 20 minutes to go from the northern to the southern most points. mid-county travel can take literally hours. so can you narrow down your location a bit? you'll get more responses. and what type of food do you like? burgers? that also would help.

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