St Pete Beach Restaurants You Can’t Miss!

Welcome to the sun-soaked shores of St. Pete Beach, a tropical paradise nestled along the Gulf Coast of Florida. With its pristine white sand beaches, vibrant arts scene, and a myriad of outdoor activities, St. Pete Beach is a destination that beckons to those seeking relaxation, adventure, and a touch of Florida’s unique charm. Most of our Treasure Island rentals are a quick trip to the St. Pete Beach area to ensure you get the most out of your trip to Southwest Florida.

Indulge your taste buds in the culinary paradise that St. Pete Beach offers. From waterfront seafood shacks to upscale bistros, the city’s dining scene is a treat for foodies. Savor the catch of the day, enjoy freshly shucked oysters, and feast on mouthwatering dishes that fuse local flavors with global influences.

Once you’re ready to venture out beyond the beach for some tasty treats, live entertainment, and some stunning views, you don’t want to miss indulging your taste buds with these fabulous restaurants we rank as some of the best restaurants in St Pete Beach.

Chill Restaurant and Bar

Dinner salad and cocktails by the water
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Start your culinary exploration with Chill Restaurant and Bar, a St. Pete Beach restaurant with coastal vibes and delectable menu offerings. At Chill, owners Kim Beidelschies and Ken Hautmann ensure customers have a relaxing and inviting atmosphere for the community to gather. Enjoy live music and seating inside and outside overlooking the ocean and maybe some rare views of ocean life along the horizon. 

Try their delectable American Fusion-style menu prepared with the freshest ingredients and scrumptious options for all tastes. Whether you’re craving simple and fresh salads or something a little more adventurous, like their escargot, you’ll find everything freshly prepared just for you. Enjoy a drink on the patio as you watch the sunset on the Gulf’s horizon and feel the cooling ocean breeze for a perfect end to your night. Choose from their list of wines, champagnes, and specialty drink cocktails that are sure to tantalize your senses with beachy vibes. You don’t want to miss this culinary adventure.

Shrimpy’s Blue Bistro

Come to where Florida’s fresh seafood selections meet New Orleans’ Cajun-style flare. Serving only the freshest wild caught or local Gulf seafood, Shrimpy’s Blues Bistro serves up Southern-style hospitality. Come try their Chef’s weekly specials and their Voodoo Shrimp. 

From succulent shrimp to tasty crab cakes, every bite is a Cajun-filled party for your taste buds. Located on the waterfront along the Intercoastal Waterway, you are sure to enjoy the food and the views. Local artists and musicians jam a bit of rhythm and blues every weekend. 

We encourage you to bring your dancing shoes every other Tuesday night for Act III, local favorites who rock the night to the Motown and soul favorites. Sports fans will love the eighteen big-screen TVs strategically placed around the restaurant without letting you miss the tremendous water views. Join in all the festivities and cheer for your favorite NFL and College football team as you enjoy a local draft beer.  Experience a little bit of Cajun and blues charm and tastes at Shrimpy’s in Florida.

Spinners Rooftop Grille

Looking to celebrate a special occasion with your other half? Spinners Rooftop Grille is a must-try for an elevated and memorable experience. When we mean elevated, we aren’t just talking about the stunning panoramic views of the Gulf from the twelfth-floor rooftop of Bellwether Beach Resort while you dine. You’re assured to experience an upscale dining experience without the pretentious atmosphere when you dine and wine at Spinners. 

They take pride in their partnership with local farmers to ensure the freshest harvest, local fishermen and anglers who know where to find the best catch for the season, and the finest beef and pork from Creekstone Farms. They even serve freshly baked handmade artisan bread from the local Sullivan St. Bakery. Try their special handcrafted cocktails prepared by their very own mixologist. 

Their simple, yet elegant menu options made with the finest ingredients are sure to delight. Indulge in signature dishes like the seafood pot pie or braised lamb shanks. Spinners Rooftop Grill is a favorite for locals and resort guests, so they recommend that all parties make a reservation well in advance. The unbeatable atmosphere and incredible menu make Spinners among the best restaurants St Pete Beach FL has to offer!

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Twisted Tiki

Experience the flavor and vibe of the island in this Polynesian-inspired bar and grill in St. Pete Beach. Take a break from the beach and visit the historic Corey Avenue where you’ll find this little gem. This casual spot is a perfect place to wind down after a day at the beach. And relax you will with their flavorful fruity cocktails with a twist, like their Aloha Punch. Their island-themed tiki bar and decor are definitely Instagram picture-worthy. We recommend that you get your drink in their take-home tiki mug for a souvenir to remember the experience. Pair it with their scrumptious Mahalo chicken sandwich and their finger-licking wings. 

Twisted Tiki hosts weekly events for all to gather, like Monday trivia nights, paint nights on Taco Tuesday, or their twist on Bingo with Bandingo, where they merge music and bingo for an extra good time. Don’t miss this little paradise on your next trip to St Pete Beach. 

Buoys Bar and Grill

The final on the list of best St Pete Beach restaurants is Buoys Bar and Grill. This spectacular venue is located right on the Intercoastal Waterway where you can dock the boat and walk right up for a delicious feast, and impressive views. Enjoy their eclectic island-inspired menu and some fresh seafood options. Locals rave about their favorites like the honey bacon brussel sprouts and their Eastern-Asian tropical style Whole Snapper with Thai mango sauce, green beans, and coconut rice. 

Relax and unwind on the upper deck overlooking the breathtaking water views and take in the cool breeze. You might even see some dolphins swimming in the channel for a treat of a lifetime. You can’t go wrong with the views whether you’re on the upper or lower decks. Come for breakfast, but you’ll definitely need to return for their scrumptious brunch or dinner options while you coast along the Intercoastal Waterways.

Stay with Sandcastle Realty

If you’re excited about the restaurants in St. Pete Beach, Florida, and your heart is longing for the beach, look no further than Sandcastle Realty to book your next visit! We have an incredible selection of St. Pete Beach rentals as well as rentals in surrounding areas like Treasure Island and Madeira Beach so you can be sure to stay in comfort and style no matter where your vacation takes you. With many of our rentals featuring private beach access, waterfront views, private pools, and other amazing features and amenities, you’re sure to find the perfect rental to suit your needs. So what are you waiting for? Contact Sandcastle Realty today to find the St. Pete Beach vacation rental of your dreams!