Find the Best Seafood in St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach, Florida, is perhaps best known for its beaches, often regarded as some of the most beautiful in the country. But have you ever wondered what’s going on out in those waters?

Often, local fishermen and restauranters are out catching fresh seafood to serve to guests later that day!

If you’re looking for the top seafood restaurants in one of our rentals in St. Pete Beach, Florida, you’ve come to the right place. 

Seafood Restaurants in St. Pete Beach

Shell’s Seafood

Shell’s Seafood traces its history back to 1985, meaning that locals and visitors to the area have been getting top-quality seafood for nearly 40 years now. When you visit for yourself, you’ll understand why this eatery has been named the top seafood restaurant in Tampa for 15 years! 

The menu holds classic seafood favorites like crab cakes, lobster bisque, clam chowder, and oysters on the half shell. You can also find unique entrees like the Shrimp Mezzo Mezzo, Baby Lobster Pasta, and Seafood Cioppino. Finish your meal with the Salted Caramel Cheesecake or the Towering Chocolate Cake!

Snapper’s Sea Grill

Combining a casual atmosphere with elegant dishes, Snapper’s Sea Grill offers something for everyone. The seafood comes directly from the Gulf; everything else is created with fresh, local ingredients. You’d be hard-pressed to find a restaurant with a more extraordinary dedication to quality and freshness than Snapper’s.

Popular menu options at Snapper’s include the Lobster and Shrimp Fra Diavolo, the Fisherman’s Platter, Asian Orange Glazed Salmon, and Wasabi-Crusted Tuna. You can also indulge by adding a lobster tail, diver scallops, and fried or blackened shrimp. Just be sure to get there early since Snapper’s Sea Grill doesn’t take reservations. 

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Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

Some of the best seafood in St. Pete Beach is located in the nearby neighborhood of Pass-a-Grille, where you’ll find Hurricane Seafood Restaurant. For nearly 50 years, this eatery has been offering wild-caught seafood in a casual and laid-back atmosphere that guests of all ages can enjoy. 

Get your meal started with appetizers like boom boom shrimp or the smoked fish spread. Then, move on to entrees like Mom’s 1945 Crab Cake Dinner, Grouper Pass-a-Grille, or the Chicken Breast Dinner. Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth with a Warm Brownie Sundae or the Blueberry White Chocolate Cobbler Cheesecake. 

RumFish Grill

Last but not least, among the most popular St. Pete Beach seafood restaurants is RumFish Grill. You’ll enjoy watching the beautiful fish in the massive fish tank as you wait for your food to arrive at your table! 

The dinner menu draws you in with appetizers like Cedar Key Clams, fresh-shucked oysters, or Florida snapper ceviche. You can choose from small plates like the Za’atar-dusted calamari, grilled Gulf shrimp, or charred octopus. Extensive plate options include Maine lobster mac and cheese, the Whole Crispy Catch of the Day, and more. They also have several mouthwatering steaks if you’re looking for a land option! 

Plan Your Stay

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Where to Stay

During your stay in our St. Pete Beach condos, check out at least one of these unique restaurants. You’ll find delectable dishes, fun vibes, and beautiful views at each one. Once you’re done with dinner, head back to our St. Pete Beach rentals to relax and unwind for the evening.