If you'd like to get a feel for how St. Pete looked and felt in the 1950s, stop at The Chattaway for a peek into the past. In its checkered history, the brown, weathered building has been a restaurant, a gas station and a trolley stop. It is also an official historic site and has survived countless storms, summers and even the progress of condo fever. Though the restaurant no longer serves breakfast, it still does lunch and dinner and is open seven days a week; drop in for a fat burger and a cold beer.
The Chattaway, 358 22nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 727-823-1594.