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#1 jpr54_

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 10:30 PM

Recommendations for this area would be appreciated

#2 ngatti

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:09 AM

Recommendations for this area would be appreciated

Bern's (Tampa). The Salt Rock Grill (Indian Rocks/Indian Shores, I can't remember).

Every dinnerhouse chain known to mankind has an outpost in the area.
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#3 Rail Paul

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:37 AM

Indian Shores. Here's the link to CitySearch.

Salt Rock Grill


I've been to Oystercatchers twice, and have been quite pleased. It's behind the Hilton, on the bay, at the Tampa end of the causeway to Clearwater.


Oystercatchers

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 04:26 PM

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The Dali museum in St. PEte is oft overlooked and is world class.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 02:52 AM

Tangent

The Dali museum in St. PEte is oft overlooked and is world class.

Yes Indeed.

St Pete Museum of Fine Arts is up the road. Both can be done in a day.

Food. I think it may be a desert. I had lunch at the Don Cesar. Now part of the Loews chain (I spent 11 years with 'em). Lunch was very hotel chain-like. Pleasant room, in a pastelly Florida feminine way, though.

edit: Biggest diappointment? Ybor City.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:53 PM

upcoming business trip - any new ideas for Tampa?
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 02:02 PM

It's been a few years, but these are places I liked when I was in Tampa:

SideBern's
The Laughing Cat

I also had a great Cubano sandwich in Ybor City, but I can't remember the name of the place.

This might be helpful: Best of the Bay '06. I had good luck using an earlier version when I visited.

If you haven't settled on a hote yet, the Don Vicente is a nice place and about the only non-corporate option around.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 03:38 PM

I am tagging along while my wife attends a conference in St. Pete Beach for four days in May. Any new information on dining in the area would be most appreciated. I assume we'll hit Bern's in Tampa one night, but I'd like to find some good seafood options as well.

Is there any good deep sea fishing in this part of the Gulf? If so, I'd like to charter a boat for one day.



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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:53 PM

Recent comment on Sidebern's

Downtown St. Pete has a very nice feel to it. Funky, a lot like New Orleans French Quarter without the drunken frat boys. Granted it's only three blocks by three blocks, but still...

St Pete Beach is on the Gulf side of the peninsula from downtown St. Pete, which is on the Bay side. That's several miles, as I recall.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE(Rail Paul @ Mar 29 2008, 12:53 PM) View Post
Recent comment on Sidebern's

Downtown St. Pete has a very nice feel to it. Funky, a lot like New Orleans French Quarter without the drunken frat boys. Granted it's only three blocks by three blocks, but still...

St Pete Beach is on the Gulf side of the peninsula from downtown St. Pete, which is on the Bay side. That's several miles, as I recall.

Thanks Paul. Sidebern's sounds like a must for one night.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:51 PM

Go to Tarpon Springs for good fish and decent Greek food.
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#12 Ron Johnson

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:51 PM

What I'd love to find is a place that doesn't try to be haute and just offers some good, locally caught fish prepared simply with a decent wine list. View of the Gulf and walking distance to hotel would be a bonus.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE(Ron Johnson @ Mar 30 2008, 07:51 AM) View Post
What I'd love to find is a place that doesn't try to be haute and just offers some good, locally caught fish prepared simply with a decent wine list. View of the Gulf and walking distance to hotel would be a bonus.


Good luck. The handful of places I ate at along the beach sucked, other than the aforementioned Greek restaurants in Tarpon Springs.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:49 PM

alas, it was all for nothing. Today, I scheduled three depositions that week, so I won't be going along. So much for white sand beaches and crappy tourist food. huh.gif

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:58 PM

Now I can tell you that my sister used to live in Tampa and it pretty much sucks. wink.gif
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