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

    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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All the Guy Fieri 'Triple D' restaurants within driving distance of Tampa Bay

Guy Fieri’s frosted tips and kooky catchphrases have captivated audiences for years. Inspired by his “gangsta” outlook on life, we decided to…

By CL Staff

Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish 
    1350 S. Pasadena Ave., South Pasadena
    When Guy Fieri visited Ted Peters, he was able to get in the kitchen to see how the restaurant has been smoking fish since the late ‘40s. Raw fish is cooked over the course of four-six hours over Floridian red oak. Alton Brown, another Food Network celebrity, featured the smoked mullet fish dinner on the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” 
    Photo via YouTube
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20 Black-owned restaurants in Tampa Bay you should've tried by now

Tampa Bay's vibrant restaurant scene has been making a name for itself for awhile now. But any examination of our restaurant scene…

By CL Staff

Pop Goes The Waffle  
    Sara Gerald Fludd  
    Location varies
    Sara Gerald Fludd has been crafting different waffle concoctions since receiving a Belgian waffle iron for Mother’s day. Founded in 2017, Pop Goes the Waffle is a food truck, so you’ll need to check their schedule if you want to try sweet or savory waffles.
    Photo via Pop Goes The Waffle website
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The most-anticipated new restaurants coming to Tampa Bay this fall

The Tampa Bay area is getting some exciting new eats this fall. Here are a few local eateries on the verge of…

By CL Staff

    4045 Park Blvd N. #101, Pinellas Park.
    The popular Filipino fast-food chain is coming to Pinellas Park in the near future. Construction has just begun, but we're ready for Chickenjoy to be in Tampa Bay.
    Photo via Jollibee/Facebook
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The 25 essential Central Ave restaurants in St. Petersburg

St. Pete's iconic Grand Central District is home to the Central Avenue drag. This happy-go-lucky stretch is jam-packed with cute shops and…

By CL Staff

Casita Taqueria  
    2663 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-498-8749
    Casita Taqueria is a St. Petersburg favorite for tacos with big flavor. Not to mention, the Mexican inspired taco joint has happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every week Monday through Thursday.
    Photo via Casita Taqueria/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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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

    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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20 woman-owned Tampa Bay restaurants you should've tried by now

These Tampa Bay restaurants range from cocktail bars serving elevated small plates to decadent pastries and floats, and they all have one…

By CL Staff

Ella’s Folk Art Cafe  
    Melissa Deming
    5119 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa
    Seminole Heights hotspot, make sure to download the OpenTable app to avoid a wait. 
    Photo via Ella’s Folk Art Cafe/Facebook
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Every Tampa Bay restaurant featured on the Food Network

Tampa Bay restaurants have welcomed the Food Network to their tables many times over throughout the years. (Especially the spiky-haired host of…

By CL Staff

Buya Ramen
    Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network)
    911 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-202-7010.
    Photo via Facebook
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25 splendid photos inside St. Petersburg smokehouse Dr. BBQ

St. Petersburg smokehouse Dr. BBQ is what happens when visionary restaurateurs Suzanne and Roger Perry get together with Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe to…

By CL Staff

The rustic, industrial restaurant is two stories high with a mezzanine and trophy case for some of Lampe's many awards.
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20 delectable shots of 600 Block newbie Pacific Counter in St. Petersburg

CL Food Critic Jon Palmer Claridge's recent meal at Pacific Counter in St. Petersburg revealed a couple of things. For one, the…

By CL Staff

Tuna, avocado, edamame, greens, shredded nori, onion and sesame seeds make up this bowl with "poké classic sauce": The O.G.
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25 tasty photos of St. Petersburg's Hideaway Pizza Pub

St. Petersburg's Hideaway Pizza Pub is full of refreshing drinks and simple comfort food. CL Restaurant Critic Jon Palmer Claridge enjoyed the…

By CL Staff

Kitchen manager Jonathan Bunsfield presents the margherita pizza.
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Here's what we ate at St. Petersburg's Champagne restaurant Flûte & Dram

For our latest issue, CL Restaurant Critic Jon Palmer Claridge visited downtown St. Pete's Flûte & Dram, which doesn't have a kitchen,…

By CL Staff

Burrata with black lumpfish caviar.
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