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The 7 Best Lunch Spots Near St. Pete Beach

Updated: October 29, 2021

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in St. Pete Beach. We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for St. Pete Beach’s best lunches. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

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Sea Critters Cafe

American, $$, St. Pete BeachAmerican, $$St. Pete Beach
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Tampa Bay is Awesome

    38 AWESOME Waterfront Bars and Restaurants in Tampa Bay

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Golden Dinosaurs

Cuban, $$, GulfportCuban, $$Gulfport
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Tampa Bay Times, 2019

    Best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay Times, 2019

Noble Crust

Italian, $$, St. PetersburgItalian, $$St. Petersburg, Gateway
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Social Roost

American, St. PetersburgAmericanSt. Petersburg, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Smokin' J's BBQ

American, $, GulfportAmerican, $Gulfport
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0


Italian, $$, St. PetersburgItalian, $$St. Petersburg, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sea Dog Cantina

Mexican, GulfportMexicanGulfport
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 7903 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in St. Pete Beach and 312 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Bay is Awesome had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in Tampa Bay Times - Best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay is Awesome - 38 AWESOME Waterfront Bars and Restaurants in Tampa Bay. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler with your banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.

  • Take grilled fish steak to the next level

    When ordering grilled fish steak, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Prosecco, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Mangose and banh mi

    If your food palns include Banh mi, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Mangose, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Did you know?

  • A day for sushi-lovers

    It’s International Sushi Day on June 18. You better not forget! Grab your sushi and celebrate!

  • Up for some McDonald's Chicken McNugget?

    Naddar "FreakEating" Reda holds the record for eating the most McDonald's Chicken McNugget in the world by finishing no fewer than 170 in one sitting. Could you top that?

  • A classic meal

    The delicious, renowned dish bulgogi needs to be had if you take a trip to Korea!

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