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My Favorite places to eat in Pinellas County

LordBokor Nov 1, 2008 09:14 AM

Looking for alternatives too though you never know there could be better places to eat I just haven't found them yet.

Los Mariachis 2
9100 Ulmerton Rd,
Largo, FL 33771-3821

Blowfish Sushi Bar (May be Jimmy's Sushi now but same guy making the rolls)
5731 Seminole Blvd, #1,
Seminole, FL 33772

Well those are the 2 places outside of establishment places.

Drinking is fun at Limey's Pub in st Pete 14th ave & 4th St N

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    laurie Apr 11, 2009 07:44 PM

    I agree with Andy about Cristino's and laboheme about Kiku and Walt's Seasonal Cuisine. To those I add the following:

    Mykono's in Tarpon Springs for scrumptous Greek.
    Pierogi Grill in Clearwater for Polish dishes that would make my grandmother green with envy.
    Guppy's on Indian Rocks Beach. Love their daily seafood specials, especially the Sunset Trio (tastings of three seafood specials of the evening).
    Savannah in St. Pete for upscale Southern comfort food.
    Umberto's in Dunedin for the best damn lasagna I've ever tasted.
    Casa Tina in Dunedin for "Fresh Mex".
    La Cabana del Tio in Clearwater for the best tacos north of Hidalgo.

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    1. re: laurie
      sunkissedbabe43 Apr 24, 2009 04:25 PM

      I love Guppy's! I've always had great service and great meals there!
      And Mykonos! Only been once but its very good!

      I'll take your other recommendations for sure. We obviously have similar tastes =)

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      TampaAurora Mar 16, 2009 12:29 PM

      Pho Quoyen - Vietnamese
      Hook's - Sushi
      Skyway Jack's - Breafast
      Chicago Grill - Italian Beef, et al
      Smokin Out - BBQ
      Cristino's and Sardo's - Pizza
      ABC Chinese Seafood - name says it all
      Frida's Cafe and Bakery - again, it's in the name
      The Knish Place at the Saturday Morning Market - I don't remember what the real name is, but they taste just like my grandmother's. Their brisket knishes incorporates my grandmother's brisket and mashed potatoes into one bite.

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      1. re: TampaAurora
        meatn3 Apr 9, 2009 09:49 PM

        Where is the Saturday Morning Market? I'll be in Pinellas in a few weeks and would love to try their brisket knishes!

        1. re: meatn3
          RibDog Apr 10, 2009 05:14 AM

          It is in the parking lot of the old Al Lang baseball stadium in downtown St. Petersburg.

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            meatn3 Apr 10, 2009 09:24 AM

            I know the place - thank you!

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            DAGriff Apr 22, 2009 08:15 PM

            Those would be the "Brooklyn Knishes" the couple that sell the 4 or 5 different kinds are at the Dunedin Market on Friday's from 8-1 and Friday evenings in Safety Harbor and then Sat mornings in St Petersburg. Those are the best knishes outside NY.

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          laboheme Mar 16, 2009 12:14 AM

          The Table in downtown St. Pete has the best shortribs I've ever had and a very imaginative menu. Kiku Sushi in Clearwater Beach has some of the best sushi, as does (surprise!) Takara at The Venue--it's the only place in Tampa Bay I've found that has real wasabi instead of the reconstituted stuff you see everywhere else. My favorite new Vietnamese place is Jade Garden in Pinellas Park--their shaking beef is easily the equal of the Slanted Door's version in San Francisco (and their prices can't be beat--nothing on the menu is over $13-$15 with most items well under that.) Bellini's in Dunedin has some of the best homeade pasta around and Walt's Seasonal Cuisine in Dunedin has the best shrimp saganaki, served with crusty bread so you can get every last drop of the sauce's garlicky goodness. ABC Seafood is a good Chinese choice (when I'm feeling too lazy to cross the bridge to Yummy House). One of my all-time favorites is Ceviche downtown--great food, great atmosphere, great Flamenco bar downstairs for dancing after dinner--but the last time I was there, the waiter was so rude that it will probably be a while until I go back again. Finally, you can't beat an El Cap burger and ice cold beer on your way back from the beach.

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            andy huse Mar 15, 2009 11:44 AM

            Cristino's coal fired pizza in Clearwater. The pizza and gelato are excellent.

            1. PDeveaux Mar 15, 2009 08:26 AM

              Okay, I have new favorites. We just discovered Gulfport. We liked Backfin Blue, Domain and O'Maddy's.

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              1. re: PDeveaux
                joan Mar 16, 2009 05:11 AM

                Can you tell us more about Domain, PDeveaux?
                I agree with your other two picks for Gulfport. Is Domain where Elements used to be?
                Poor Elements! What happened there?

              2. PDeveaux Nov 16, 2008 12:47 PM

                What about Walt's in St. Johns Pass? The fish is so fresh there the guy doesn't even open if he can't get the quality he wants. Delicious gazpacho too.

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                  mooneypilot Nov 8, 2008 10:56 AM

                  The best Blackened Grouper sandwich is at Wahoo's in Redington Beach. Also great steak sandwich and fresh fish!

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