Visiting St. Petersburg and Orlando
Visiting the the St. Petersburg/Orlando area next week and looking for some good food. Prefer local/organic or at least local food..Have been looking at the postings thus far and happy to see we won't have to eat at Applebees or McD!
I agree! We love Waltz Fish Shack. Very cool place, awesomely great food! We also really liked Leatherbacks too, up the road a bit in I think Redington Beach. We'll be on Treasure Island the end of the month...can't wait to try Keegans! (Saw it on the Food Network) One of our all-time faves for cheap eats is Caddy's :) And then the local boat tour man told us of a place the locals frequent, The Wharf Seafood Restaurant. It's like an old wood and tin-roofed building, on a waterway. You can sit outside or in. It's in Pass-A-Grille, not in the main downtown area.
If you like fish, I would strongly recommend hitting Ted Peter's in S. Pasadena. Excellent smoked fish and a St. Petersburg institution.
I don't know where the organic places are other than Whole Foods in Winter Park (north of Orlando). But here are some local non-chain places that are really good:
St. Pete: Moon Under Water
Lakeland (off I-4 between St. Pete and Orlando, if you're driving): Cafe Roti Indian/Pakistani food, near the hospital in Lakeland
Orlando: Midnight Blue; Bill's Elbow South for the best green beans (they come with the perogis, an all-around great lunch or dinner); Seasons 52 is very fresh and everyone except me loves it, so maybe you'll have luck there; Graze may be something you'd like too, in Orlando's Thornton Park; Columbia or Samba Room for upscale Cuban; IL Pescatore for homemade Italian; Greek Taverna Opa is supposed to be outstanding, I haven't been there yet.
The Ravenous Pig is the latest and greatest in Orlando (actually in Winter Park). I have been there and it lives up to the hype.