The Best Waterfront Restaurants You Will Want to Visit While on Your St. Pete Beach Vacation

While you’re on vacation, you’ll want to spend time exploring all the best sites, attractions, all while enjoying the weather in the area. But at some point, you’re going to get hungry! While it might be easy to turn to a trusted chain or a fast-food restaurant, it’s worth it to head to a local joint and see what the residents are eating! St. Pete Beach restaurants cover a wide range of cuisines, and many of them don’t even make you give up a fantastic view of the water to enjoy a mouthwatering meal.

Here are a few of our favorite waterfront spots near our St. Pete Beach vacation rentals!

Buoys Waterfront Bar and Grill

At the top of our list of waterfront restaurants in St. Pete Beach is Buoys Waterfront Bar and Grill. You can walk into this establishment the traditional way, or you can sail right up in your boat! Once inside, you’ll find that every dish has been crafted with the freshest local ingredients, making for a mouthwatering meal every single time. Try a Sriracha Burger or the Seafood Fra Diavolo alongside a specialty cocktail for a true one-of-a-kind dinner.

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Crabby Bill’s in St. Pete Beach

Sitting right on the shore, Crabby Bill’s offers a breathtaking view of the beach while you enjoy some of the freshest seafood that St. Pete has to offer. As they put it, it’s “fresh, no-frills, good eating seafood.” They use as much locally caught seafood and fresh produce as possible to make up menu favorites such as the Crab Stuffed Baked Flounder and Southern Seafood Boil. Best of all, the prices are more than reasonable, proving you don’t have to break the bank to get a mouthwatering seafood meal.

Sea Critters Café

Head down to the historic area of Pass-A-Grille to find Sea Critters Café, offering fresh seafood and signature margaritas to cool you off on a hot day. This establishment has a specially crafted menu aimed at satisfying every palate, so you can rest assured that everyone in your group will find something to enjoy! The Lobster Pasta and the Baseball Sirloin Steak are just two of the most popular dishes on the menu, but there’s plenty more to choose from. Plus, it all comes with a complimentary view of the water. 

Paradise Grille

For a relaxed eating experience near our St. Pete Beach rentals, Paradise Grille is a great option. With a location in Pass-A-Grille and another in Upham Beach (both waterfront!), Paradise Grille makes it easy to stop in for a bite to eat. For breakfast, get classics like omelets and pancakes. At the same time, lunch and dinner offer a wide range of burgers, sandwiches, and seafood platters. Enjoy it all with a great view and some fantastic live music.

Plan Your Next Stay

So, ready to come to try these restaurants and explore all the other awesome St. Pete Beach things to do? Book a stay with Sandy Beach! We offer all kinds of luxurious and affordable vacation rentals in St. Pete Beach, perfect for any group. Contact us today to learn more!

Shrimpy’s Blues Bistro

At the northern tip of St. Pete Beach is Shrimpy’s Blues Bistro, where you’ll find two full bars, more than two dozen craft beers, and live entertainment every single day. Their stunning waterfront location is perfect for enjoying dishes like coconut shrimp, seasoned filet mignon, and Louisiana seafood gumbo. The casual atmosphere is excellent for enjoying a fun evening with your family and friends, the ultimate way to end a long day of sightseeing.

Sea Hags Waterfront Bar and Grill

Finally, Sea Hags offers a beautiful, relaxed setting where you can enjoy a huge selection of both land and sea options. Popular entrees include Ahi Tuna, Fresh Grouper, Shrimp Scampi, and more. Additionally, you can get all kinds of classic dishes like burgers, pizza, and quesadillas. Sea Hags also offers live music multiple times a week, all with the gorgeous backdrop of the water.