The 20 best kid-friendly Tampa Bay restaurants, that aren't Chuck E. Cheese

Don't get us wrong, kid's love Chuck E. Cheese, aka a child casino that sells pizza and beer. But you can't eat…

By Sofía García Vargas

Caddy’s Treasure Island
9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, 727-360-4993
Another perfect beach day location is Caddy’s at Treasure Island. The restaurant offers dining and drinks directly on the sand plus views of the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, Caddy’s has live music every day so you can dance the worries away and take in beautiful sunsets.
Photo via Caddy’s Treasure Island/Facebook
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25 Black-owned restaurants in Tampa Bay you should support

Tampa Bay restaurants get plenty of local and national accolades. But any thorough examination of our dining scene isn't complete without recognizing…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Mr. B’s Southern Kitchen
3401 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, 813-333-5338
After being revived with a “Restaurant Impossible” makeover, co-owner Calvin Jefferson is able to continue his mission of making a menu that showcases meals he grew up with. 
Photo via Mr.B’s Southern Kitchen/Facebook
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30 new restaurants that opened in Tampa Bay so far this summer

It takes a true herculean effort to open a new restaurant, bar or brewery right now. Despite Florida becoming the epicenter of…

By CL Staff

Hoots
    204 1st Ave N., St. Petersburg, (727) 220-4607
    Hoots is a fast casual wing joint from Hooters which describes itself as “a little bit Hooters, a little bit its own thing,” which may refer to the fact there’s no servers in pantyhose, and instead the staff (including men) sport khakis and orange shirts. Like it’s mother nest, Hoots focuses on wings, tenders, shrimps and boasts 11 different sauces. The new 1,000 square-foot space also includes outdoor seating, and the full menu is available on most delivery apps, as well as for takeout.
    Photo via Hoots
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25 extremely outdoor restaurants in the Tampa Bay area

When you get tired of take-out but still don't want to dine inside, there are plenty of eateries in the Tampa Bay…

By CL Staff

M. Bird
    1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa (813) 250-3725
    M. Bird is an outdoor rooftop bar and eating area sitting above Armature Works. Its 21+ only and serves curated cocktails and high-end small plates and bar eats. 
    Photo via M. Bird/Facebook
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33 Tampa Bay restaurants offering family-style meals for takeout or delivery

Stuck in the house with the whole family? Just don't feel like cooking for a few days straight? This list is filled…

By CL Staff

Dr. BBQ
    727-443-7227, 1101 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg. drbbqs.com  
    Takeout and delivery. Dr. BBQ is still out here smokin' butts and makin' cornbread. Quarantine Date Night Kits available for $70, featuring one bottle of Nieto Senetiner Malbec, one wedge salad, shareable Hatch Chile Mac n’ Cheese, 4oz. pork brisket, 4oz. beef brisket, and one slice of peanut butter pie. Plus, curbside booze available: beer, wine, and cocktails to go. Use code HERE4U to receive 15% off your pickup order.
    
    Photo via Dr. BBQ The Restaurant/Facebook
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Tampa Bay's women-owned restaurants you should've tried by now

Talk about girl power. In a male-dominated industry, these Tampa Bay women are making a huge mark in the culinary world. That…

By CL Staff

Bodega and Baba 
    Debbie Sayegh  
    Bodega: 1120 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Baba: 2701 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
    This Latin street food joint serves its hot pressed Cubans, fresh juices and more from a boxy little building on Central. Bodega’s come-as-you-are atmosphere and high-quality fare have made this hole in the wall a Tampa Bay favorite. Duo Debbie and George Sayegh also own Greek eatery Baba, located down the street.
    
    Photo via Bodega on Central/Facebook
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The most-anticipated new restaurants coming to Tampa Bay this spring

From viral food joints to local breweries, Tampa Bay has a lot to look forward to this Spring. Here are a few…

By CL Staff

Chick’nCone  
    425 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
     Get ready for fried nuggets of chicken tossed in sauces of your choice including sweet, mild and spicy. Food porn sensation Chick'nCone is opening a franchise location on the 400 block in St. Petersburg. On a phone call with CL, franchisee Kyle Blanchard said despite setbacks, the restaurant is set to open in late March or early April.
    
    Photo via Chick’nCone/Instagram
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All the bites and drinks at our upcoming Brunched Tampa Bay party

Check out this year's Brunched restaurant sampling preview! With everything from blueberry & ricotta pancakes to Gasparilla shrimp & grits, there is…

By CL Staff

Grillsmith
    Various locations, (813) 269-1500
    Gasparilla Shrimp & Grits
    
    Photo via Grillsmith
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24 essential St. Pete area restaurants that aren’t on Central Avenue

Don't us get wrong, Central Avenue in St. Pete is a culinary destination in itself, but there's tons of eateries worth exploring…

By CL Staff

Stella’s   
    3119 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, 727-498-8950
    Established in 2009, this waterfront eatery caters to tourists and locals providing tasty breakfasts all day. Because this spot is so popular, they will soon be moving to a larger location.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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