24 Tampa Bay fish shacks every seafood lover should visit at least once

Tampa Bay is home to some of the best beaches in the country and that also means we're home to some of…

By CL Staff

Happy’s Bayou Bites     
       5080, 431 Skinner Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698, (727) 240-1102 
     It’s shack-like exterior and laid-back, outdoor seating lets you know that the food at Happy’s Bayou Bites has to be good. Their po'boys are probably the most popular item on the menu, with a variety of shrimp, chicken, oyster and catfish to choose from. Yes, and course they have fried alligator bites. 
    
    Photo via Happy’s Bayou Bites/Facebook
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24 under-the-radar restaurants you must try in Tampa Bay

Maybe its hard to find, out of the way or just looks straight up sketchy, but certain restaurants have a way of…

By CL Staff

Lolis Mexican Cravings
      
    8005 Benjamin Rd., Tampa, 813-886-7467
    Just of the Waters Avenue drag, down Benjamin Road, the chain restaurants and big box stores begin to fade in favor of houses and one hot pink building, Lolis Mexican Cravings. This hidden gem is serving up some of the best Mexican food in town including, sopes, tamales, tortas, quesadillas and tacos made with your choice of 11 proteins like ribeye, fish, lengua and a vegetarian option.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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25 essential restaurants in Dunedin you should’ve tried by now

Dunedin, the small but incredibly fun beach town just west of Tampa, has experienced a bit of a culinary boom as of…

By CL Staff

 Taco Baby
     
    235 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698,  
    Dubbed as “Florida’s tiniest taqueria” and rightfully so, it was born from a renovated ATM stand. Taco Baby serves fresh tacos, chips, and salsa daily. They have a small menu to match their small storefront but have recently added recently popularized jackfruit taco to the selections.  
    
    Photo via Taco Baby/Facebook
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The 25 most beautiful restaurants in the Tampa Bay area

It's a common saying among chefs, you eat with your eyes first. Now while this usually applies to plating a dish, there…

By CL Staff

The Library  
    600 5th St. S., St. Petersburg, 727-369-9969
    Inspired by the legacy of Baltimore’s historic George Peabody Library, The Library’s hardwood floors, plush wing-backed chairs and rows upon rows of blue-spined works of literature lining the walls and balcony create an inspiring and rejuvenating atmosphere for lunch or coffee.
    
    Photo via thelibrarystpete/Instagram
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Restaurant review: When you have the urge to splurge, head for Eddie V's

Eddie V's Prime Seafood 4 out of 5 stars 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. Appetizers: $11-$83; entrees: $26-$84; desserts: $9-$12; wines…

Eddie V's seared Alaskan halibut is meant for an earthy miso broth with sugar snap peas and shiitake mushrooms.
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Restaurant review: Keep calm and lobster on at Frankie's

Frankie's Lobstah Trap 3 out of 5 stars 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Appetizers: $9-$14: entrees: $12-$24; desserts: $6; beer and…

Frankie's lobster roll features chunks of claw meat lightly tossed in lemon garlic aioli on a toasted split-top brioche bun.
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