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Jun 5, 2007 11:12 AM

Dirty South Soul Food - St Petersburg

Hi, I've tried calling this place and got a fax machine.

Dirty South Soul Food
2924 5th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 209-1800

Can someone please tell me if this is the right number and what their hours are. I live in Toronto Canada and am heading down for a visit.

It would really help if someone local could get the right number and find out their hours. Thank you thank you. :)

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    Dirty South Soul Food
    2624 5th Ave N
    St Petersburg, FL


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      1. best southern food is at a new place...4 months old...savanahs grill on central around 10th...tried it last week goin back soon....shrimp and grits to die for wow

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        1. re: o.lynne

          Wow, but having just returned from a trip to Savannah and Charleston--what this restaurant does is weak & overpriced. The green tomato appetizer that we ordered was limp and greasy, the entrees had no flavor (deplorable lack of seasoning) and the service was absolutely sub-par. For good shrimp and grits, go to Magnolia's in Charleston, The Boathouse in Isle of Palms or my house...this place promises a great deal and doesn't deliver the goods. Such a shame after Edith and Saffron's wonderful Caribbean cuisine & atmosphere...apparently, some things don't travel. Better to spend your money at Bellini's in Gulfport or Parkside Grille in St.Petersburg.

          1. re: laboheme

            so the shrimp and grits at Savannah's are awful? That's a shame since I wanted to try the restaurant and am not planning a trip to Charleston or Savannah, ever.

            1. re: rhnault

              As a Charleston native living in St. Pete I just had to pipe up and implore you to reconsider your plan to never travel to Charleston! It's got an amazing culinary scene and the historic city is so so beautiful. Not trying to meddle in your personal choices - it's just a great place to visit and has fantastic food (note I did say 'visit,' however ;-).

              I've been excited to try Savannah's and I'm hoping laboheme's experience was perhaps an off night...

              1. re: carissarene

                I don't believe in "kickin' the dog when it's down", but I have to agree with Laboheme - Savannah's doesn't live up to the hype. It's billed as new southern, and maybe I'm just old fashioned, but goat cheese in fried chicken doesn't even sound appetizing. Most of the items on the menu just sound wierd - tricked up for the sake of being different. I'll be curious to hear your experience.

                1. re: TIGirl

                  I looked at the menu and nothing seemed weird. maybe a bit overpriced but I bought one of those certificates from the weekly planet. 25 for 50 so it is experiment worthy ; )

                  Carissa I would love to go so Charleston eventually but haven't made it yet. Maybe in 30 years when I retire lol I'll move to NC like the rest of the folks excaping Florida's taxes/insurance and then it will be close!

                  1. re: rhnault

                    Ha, rhnault, that's a good plan! Let's hope the taxes/insurance level out before 2037 though... ;-) Be sure to report back after you use your certificate!

                    TIGirl, you're right, the goat cheese + fried chicken sounds awful! I just pulled up the sptimes review again to check their hours and there are some mixed reviews in the comments section. Now I'm really curious!

              2. re: rhnault

                My husband and I ate at Savannah last Monday evening. Pete started with the Corn and Crab Chowder and had the Shrimp & Grits for his main course. I had the vegetable terrine and the fried chicken. This was accompanied by their warm house made breads. We both thought it was one of the best meals we've had here in St. Pete. We've lived in the dining mecas of NY and SF so we're pretty picking when it comes to restaurant food.

                We went again last Saturday....the place was packed but they found us a table pretty quickly. This time we shared the Oyster Fritters (very good) for a starter. Pete had Pulled Pork Napolean (good, but not as good as his first dish) and I had a special fish (not good, there was a flavor that was off and ruined the dish). We'll go back again soon (not on a weekend) as it's our plan to eat our way through the menu.

              3. re: laboheme

                I thought we were talking about restaurants in st petes??...of course Savannah restaurants have the real thing but who can AFFORD to drive 8 hours for a meal...

            2. Yesterday I drove down 5th Avenue North looking for Dirty South. I looked everywhere, all I saw was Beef Brisket, some offices, some bars. Are you sure it's not on 5th ave South?