Aside from the pristine beaches, one of the best features of St. Petersburg and its beaches are the wide variety of dining selections the area has to offer.
There is no better way to enjoy fresh seafood than at a restaurant looking out over the very Gulf the entree was caught in that very morning. With the fish supply so close, the area seafood restaurants offer some of the freshest selections you will ever sample. Establishments such as the Salt Rock Grill and Frenchy's Rockaway Grill not only offer the best seafood, they also give you a view of some of the most beautiful sunsets you could ever imagine as you enjoy your meal.
If you're making the meal a family affair, check out Guppy's or Dockside Dave's. They both offer a chance to experience the same fresh seafood, but offer a more casual, family friendly environment to enjoy it in. Dave's also offers some of the best burgers in town as well. Also, don't forget to treat the kids to breakfast at The Frog Pond, an amphibian themed haven on Gulf Blvd., offer some of the best breakfast and brunch selections in the city.
Casa Tina, located off Main Street in nearby Dunedin, offers some of the best authentic Mexican dishes you will find anywhere. Their use of fresh vegetables and other ingredients also makes it a top pick for vegetarian diners looking to add a little spice to their diets.
If you're the coffee shop type and looking for a gourmet grocery shop, take a trip to the Marketplace Express. Located on Beach Drive, the Marketplace offers the best blend of coffee shop and fresh food market you could ever hope for. With fresh made pastries, exotic salads, and a wide selection of wraps and sandwiches, the menu makes it a perfect stop for breakfast or lunch. Once you're done, you can take home everything you need to make yourself a dinner just as fresh and delectable as the meal you just finished.