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 some killer restaurants that you have to try. So, if you find yourself in the 'Burg, check out some of our top 25 essential restaurants on Central Ave.

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Alesia Restaurant   
7204 Central Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-345-9701
The eclectic mix of flavors served up at Alesia reflect influences from the restaurants three partners. Each bring their respective French, Vietnamese, and Chinese heritages to the table, literally. From egg rolls to lobster bisque, Alesia’s greenery-rich, haven-like environment has you covered.
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Alesia Restaurant

7204 Central Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-345-9701
The eclectic mix of flavors served up at Alesia reflect influences from the restaurants three partners. Each bring their respective French, Vietnamese, and Chinese heritages to the table, literally. From egg rolls to lobster bisque, Alesia’s greenery-rich, haven-like environment has you covered.

Photo via Alesia/Facebook
Baum Ave Market   
1113 Baum Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-485-8755
Poised between Baum and Central in the Edge District, Baum Ave Market’s multi-concept space offers the chance to experience a number of local vendors, that range from vegan baked goods to Indian cuisine, and sushi to snow cones.
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Baum Ave Market

1113 Baum Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-485-8755
Poised between Baum and Central in the Edge District, Baum Ave Market’s multi-concept space offers the chance to experience a number of local vendors, that range from vegan baked goods to Indian cuisine, and sushi to snow cones.

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Brick and Mortar  
539 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-822-6540
Brick and Mortar’s sleek and inviting eatery opened back in 2015 as the first official restaurant from In Bloom Catering. Here, co-owners Jason Ruhe and Hope Montgomery cultivated their love of fine dining through decades of catering, and that culinary dexterity is reflected in Brick and Mortar’s complex menu.
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Brick and Mortar

539 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-822-6540
Brick and Mortar’s sleek and inviting eatery opened back in 2015 as the first official restaurant from In Bloom Catering. Here, co-owners Jason Ruhe and Hope Montgomery cultivated their love of fine dining through decades of catering, and that culinary dexterity is reflected in Brick and Mortar’s complex menu.

Photo via Brick & Mortar - Kitchen & Wine Bar/Facebook
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.
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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.

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Central Melt   
685 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-346-5338
Comfort food, but make it classy. Central Melt is dedicated to the art of the grilled cheese, relying on fresh bread and gourmet cheese to push this no-frills sandwich to maximize flavor, but not price. Ed Allen, owner of Central Melt, opened the this graffiti-laden destination back in July 2016.
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Central Melt

685 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-346-5338
Comfort food, but make it classy. Central Melt is dedicated to the art of the grilled cheese, relying on fresh bread and gourmet cheese to push this no-frills sandwich to maximize flavor, but not price. Ed Allen, owner of Central Melt, opened the this graffiti-laden destination back in July 2016.

Photo via Central Melt/Facebook

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