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gonna be there for 5 days starting Sunday.ANY recommendations are welcome.Fancy/Diners/Hole in th Walls..... it dont matter.Lets hear em!!

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  1. St Pete--downtown
    Ceviche (tapas)
    Cafe Alma (Mediterranean)
    Savannahs Cafe (Southern gourmet)
    Moon Under Water (British, nice 'real' beer selection)
    The Independent (great beer selection)

    St Pete Beach and area--
    Patrick's Bayside Grill
    Black Palm
    Ted Peters Smoked Fish
    Beverly's La Croisette--terrific breakfast
    O Bistro--good breakfast/lunch

    Corned Beef Corner--good 'real' deli

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    1. More in the St. Pete area -
      Guppies on Indian Rocks Beach (seafood - http://www.3bestchefs.com/guppys/
      )The Skinny Rooster in Largo (breakfast - http://www.skinnyrooster.com/index.shtml

      )

      And a second amen to Ted Peters; just saw them on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

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      1. re: suemac

        ate at Keegans today.Damn tasty! I had the Blackened Grouper dinner.The Mashed potatoes were perfect with it.

      2. El Cap for burgers (on 4th street) Highly recommend
        I also agree with Ceviche, highly recommend

        1. Here is a good link, for my review of Bern's

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/506807

          Thai Wok on 4th St. in St. Pete on North end near bridge. Red Mesa, also on 4th street closer to St. Pete down town.

          1. I'd add Pincho y Pincho in downtown St. Pete and Cilantro in North Tampa. Pincho y Pincho is a tiny little bistro with extraordinary Spanish ceviche and tapas. Service is unexceptional, the food; anything but. They are open for breakfast, lunch a dinner.

            Cilantro is much needed high end Indian restaurant. Service, presentation, and food quality is of the highest order. We're talking real linen, very nice china and dinnerware. Fairly unusual for the area, the establishment is open for dinner on Mondays.

            One caveat, if you think you can handle "Indian hot" you might want reconsider that here. I have a significant tolerance for spicy hot food but was unprepared for Cilantro's version of "Indian hot".

            As a testimony to the quality of service, the waiter, upon seeing my discomfort, insisted on replacing my order with milder fare at their expense. When I replied that he had presented exactly what I ordered and that my discomfort was my fault, he still insisited on making my experience pleasant at the restaurant's expense.

            1. Ceviche (Tapas, the one in St. Pete) and Arco Iris (Cuban, Tampa)