seeking recs for in and around Treasure Island, Florida
- Jeff C. Feb 27, 2012 04:53 AM
My wife and I will be spring breaking there in April and are interested in casual, innovative, fresh, non-chain breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare. We are esp. interested in screaming fresh seafood, baked goods, and Cuban fare, but any cuisine and price range is fine as long as it isn't super expensive. Full bar a plus. Thanks in advance. (We'll be staying about 6-7 blocks from John's Pass, if that helps.)
A second for Middle Grounds Grill. If you go, seriously consider their Special of the Day. It is frequently a fish not commonly available on menus around here (cobia, tilefish...), superbly fresh and creatively prepared.
Are you wine drinkers, by chance? If so, go on Wednesday (half-price bottles of wine night!).
1. Get a Cuban sandwich for lunch from The Floridian. It's in Treasure Island and is about best around.
2.You can never go wrong with the Colombia restaurant either at The Pier or the original in Ybor City (Tampa)
1. Keegan's in Indian Rocks- Check out the you tube video of it on Diner's Drive-in and Dives
2. Guppy's- Also in Indian Rocks. Little more upscale, but really great.
For Pete's Sake, whatever you do don't go to Bubba Gumps at John's Pass.
Always recommended- Red Mesa (Not Red Mesa Cantina, although it's good too.) It's Southwest Cuisine and consistently one of the best restaurants in St. Pete.
One last thing- If you can drive and will have the ability to cook a bit on your own, make a drive to Bama Seafood. It has a very small retail shop but sells fresh, cheap, and very large local head-on shrimp. Don't buy some Thai shrimp from the grocery. These shrimp are fresh and excellent.