Local Attractions

RESTAURANTS

St. Petersburg

Fish Tales Seafood House, 1500 2nd Street South, St. Petersburg; (727) 821-3474.

COORDINATES:  27°45’20.00” N  82°38’06.37” W

Marchand's Bar and Grill (upscale Mediterranean), Alfresco's (casual outdoor dining), Promenade Lounge (casual coffee bar), all at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE (north of Pier); (727) 894-1000.  Dock, with 22 transient slips, tended by dockmaster; two-hour complimentary parking to boaters who dine in hotel's restaurants.

COORDINATES:  27°46’42.71” N  82°37’46.41” W

Periscopes, Magnuson Hotel-Marina Cove (formerly Holiday Inn Sunspree), 6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane, (off Pinellas Point on east side of Sunshine Skyway approach); (727) 867-1151. Dock space with 25 slips, beach, indoor seating for restaurant, beach bar; brunch and dinner.

COORDINATES:  27°42’23.37” N  82°40’41.95” W

South Pinellas (south of John's Pass to Pass-a-Grille)

Gator's Cafe & Saloon, 12754 Kingfish Drive, Treasure Island (south side of John's Pass); (727) 367-8951. Docks attended by dockmaster.  Full bar, indoor/outdoor seating.  Snacks, sandwiches, dinners.

COORDINATES:  27°46’56.99” N  82°46’53.81” W

Sea Critters, 2007 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (west side of Boca Ciega Bay, south of Vina del Mar Bridge); (727) 360-3706.  Docks, indoor/dockside seating, full bar.  Sandwiches, seafood, pasta. 

COORDINATES:  27°41’49.60” N  82°44’07.41” W

Sea Hags Bar & Grille, 9555 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach; (727) 360-2800.

COORDINATES:  27°45’25.65” N  82°45’36.68” W

The Wharf, 2001 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (west side of Boca Ciega Bay, south of Vina Del Mar bridge); (727) 367-9469.  Dock slips for 10-12 boats, indoor/outdoor dining, full bar.  Sandwiches, seafood.

COORDINATES:  27°41’47.68” N  82°44’06.91” W

I.C. Sharks Waterfront Café & Tiki Bar, 13040 Gandy Boulevard North, St. Petersburg (727) 498-8568.

COORDINATES:  27°52’15.04” N  82°36’43.13” W



Tierra Verde

Billy's Stone Crab and Steak House, 1 Collany Road; (727) 866-2115.  Docks for eight to 10 boats.  Steaks, seafood, stone crabs. Live music nightly, open-air bar upstairs.

COORDINATES:  27°40’29.64” N  82°43’38.81” W


North Pinellas coast (north of John's Pass to Anclote Key)

Bon Appetit, 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin (east side of St. Joseph's Sound); (727) 733-2151.  Private dock, but nearby city dock has 13 transient slips.  Informal dining at waterside lounge and deck, and fancier dining inside main restaurant.
COORDINATES:  28
°00’47.42” N  82°47’35.71” W


Island Way Grill, 20 Island Way, Clearwater (just east of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Mandalay Bay Lagoon); (727) 461-6617.  At least six boats can tie up to restaurant's sea wall.  Sophisticated seafood and steaks, with a sushi bar.
COORDINATES:  27
°58’34.19” N  82°49’02.14” W


Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar, 401 Second St. E, Indian Rocks Beach (west side of the Narrows, south of Indian Rocks Bridge); (727) 595-9484.  Dock with 47 slips, none designated for transient boats, but guests can use them if available, indoor/outdoor restaurant bar.
COORDINATES:  27
°52’58.82” N  82°50’49.60” W


The Pub Waterfront Restaurant, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores (west side of the Narrows, south of Indian Rocks bridge); (727) 595-3172.  Fifty dock slips, indoor/outdoor full bar.  Sandwiches, steaks, seafood, Italian dishes, Sunday brunch buffet.
COORDINATES:  27
°52’01.03” N  82°50’54.48” W


Salt Rock Grill, 19325 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores (west side of the Narrows, north of Park Boulevard bridge); (727) 593-7625.  Docks, full bar, open-pit grill; dinner.
COORDINATES:  27
°50’54.68” N  82°50’32.15” W


McDonald's, 650 150th Ave. Madeira Beach (east side of Boca Ciega Bay, just north of Madeira Beach causeway); (727) 392-6302.  Docks for eight to 10 boats, outdoor picnic tables.  Standard chain fare.
COORDINATES:  27
°48’32.16” N  82°47’35.69” W



Tampa

Bahama Breeze Island Grille, 3045 Rocky Point Drive (Rocky Point north of Courtney Campbell Parkway); (813) 289-7922.  Docks for three to four boats, full bar, indoor/outdoor seating for Caribbean-style food, live music. 

COORDINATES:  27°58’05.99” N  82°34’00.00” W

Marriott-Tampa Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave.; (813) 221-4900. Café Waterside (casual American); Champions Sports Bar, Great Room & Patio (snacks & small plates).   Slips for 32 boats with two-hour free dockage by reservation.

COORDINATES:  27°56’26.97” N  82°27’13.40” W

Rick's on the River, 2305 N. Willow Ave. (west side of Hillsborough River, north of downtown); (813) 251-0369. Docks, full bar.  Sandwiches, seafood, steaks.

COORDINATES:  27°57’46.20” N  82°28’25.04” W

BEACHES

Egmont Key State Park (727) 893-2627.  Secluded beach with historical sites; water access only.

COORDINATES:  LIGHTHOUSE  27°36’047” N  82°45’634” W

Shell Key, Pinellas County Park (727) 582-2100.  1800 acre nature preserve; one of the county’s largest undeveloped barrier islands.  Center core area closed to public.  Water access only.

COORDINATES:  27°40’26.74” N  82°44’31.67” W

Fort Desoto Park, Pinellas County Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, (727) 582-2267.  Largest park in Pinellas county, made up of 5 interconnected islands.

COORDINATES:  27°37’06.28” N  82°43’25.49” W