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Apr 28, 2009 06:53 PM

St. Pete next week

Actually in Treasure Island. I LOVE Ted Peter's Smoked Fish so that's a deffinate. Just me & my sister. A good cuban sandwich would be nice. We both love oysters and all kinds of seafood really. Any suggestions for any meals (break, lunch, dinner, all day, etc) would be appreciated. We'll have a car.

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  1. don't miss the floridian for the best cuban sandwiches and latitudes for great fried oysters and other seafood too

    1. The best oysters by far are at Guppy's in Indian Rocks. they're prime grade and reasonably priced. Worth the drive from Treasure Island. The rest of the food is top-notch too.

      Wahoo's, a relatively new place in Treasure Island, makes a pretty good Cuban, and they use their own smoked roast pork, which is different.

      Dockside Dave's, with locations in Madeira and St. Pete Beach, has a great grouper sandwich and excellent onion rings. But the best grouper I've had in many years was at Waltz Fish Shack recently at John's Pass Village. The freshest fish, excellent shrimp, casual atmosphere, reasonable prices ($15-$20 entres). Call first; they close when they run out of fish!

      Where's Latitudes?

      5 Replies
      1. re: Bergerman

        I always have a meal at Guppys. Very good food. - never had their oysters. Is Dockside Dave's on a boardwalk by the water w/ the Pirate ship nearby? They have a good seafood omlette if it's the place I'm thinking of. I'll try the Waltz Fish Shack.

        I didn't see latitudes in a search, so I'm wondering too.

        1. re: SweetPea

          Latitudes just opened this past week on Madeira Beach. Here is a link to their web site. Have not tried it so cannot comment on the food.

          1. re: kenr

            Looks promising. The view reminds me of the original Dockside Dave's.

        2. re: Bergerman

          madeira...just north of john's waltz too

          1. re: Bergerman

            I'll be in Tampa, the westshore area, for four days next week, but fairly limited on time, so driving over to Indian Rocks and back for dinner is probably not in the cards. Any good place for oysters east of the bay? Or should I just forget about it and spend my evenings in Ybor eating Cuban?

          2. Thanks for the suggestions. I did have a delicious seafood omlette at Friendly Fisherman one morning - not being a big breakfast eater, that was the only breakfast. I've had the cuban at the Floridian before and made a return visit there as well asTed Peter's for the smoked fish. In a "go with the flow" mode we walked into Sloppy Joe's at the Bilmar. We had a pretty good fish taco (special) and the best sweet potato fries I have ever put in my mouth, and exceptional key lime pie. We did go to Latitudes and I have to say I do not recommend it. The mussels were in a tasteless boring wine something I can't even remember and I took one look at the fried oysters and my hopes dropped. Oil soaked panko breading that sat very, very heavily in the tummy until I threw up in the middle of the night. Then I was fine. My sister was jealous as hers were still just sitting there. I'm still kicking myself for not going to Guppy's. We checked out Middle Ground and had a very good meal there. Very nice decor, and little more upscale. We went very early and I have the feeling if we hadn't we would have needed reservations. We split appetizers and all were good. A nice chunky Key West chowder that had a little kick to it, fish tacos, crab cobb salad, DELICIOUS coconut shrimp with dipping sauces, and a layered key lime desert that was smooth as silk between thin crisp lacy.... uh... molasses rounds? with whipped cream We also went to Waltz Fish Shack. There we had snapper with a chunky but light mango salsa, rice and beans and a great slaw with almonds and raisins. And yeah, key lime pie. That was a very good meal - seemed like a long wait after ordering, but worth it.