Say that it’s a Friday night or the weekend, and you find yourself out on the town, strolling down Main Street, downtown Dunedin looking for the perfect restaurant, pub or martini bar. As you and your party (or maybe just yourself? No judgment) mosey on down the street, you ask your fellow bon-vivants (or yourself), “Where to?” “Well,” I would reply if I were out with you. “That depends. What’re you in the mood for?”

American cuisine? Well then, that's an easy one, I'd suggest:

It’s a classy place, with an extensive menu of soups, salads, appetizers, and main courses (get it?) sure to please any more sophisticated palate. The Living Room on Main also features live music seven nights a week; it’s the only restaurant in Pinellas County to do so.


At the intersection of Main Street and the picturesque Pinellas Trail you find:

Cafe Alfresco serves scrumptious American and international cuisine. It features both an indoor, European-style bistro, and an outdoor yet climate-controlled sidewalk café, where you’ll realize what “Alfresco” really means (spoiler alert: “fresh air”). You’ll be sure to find countless summer specials at the restaurant, drinks at the bar, and freshly-made pastries to suit your taste.


If you’re feeling slightly sea worthy, then stop into:

Find seriously savory seafood at Sea Sea Riders. This Old Florida Cracker house, renovated in 2015, boasts wrap-around veranda dining and a full menu featuring maritime fares such as Florida cracker clam chowder, Mahi-Mahi from Key West, and clams from Cedar Key. Sandwiches, pasta, salads, steaks, and chicken are all also on the menu. You can also reserve a banquet room to host a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, birthday party and more. 


If you’re feeling more Hawaiian, then say “Aloha” to:

The Honu is a “lei’d back,” family- and veteran-owned café. How about some coconut lime soup? Or some Kilauea, consisting of rice, pork, red pepper, and a carrot lava flow? Or maybe the loco moco, consisting of a turkey burger topped with a poached egg and a fresh spinach and garlic cream sauce, on a bed of sushi rice?


After grabbing lunch or dinner somewhere, why not head to:

Drinks anyone? A little outside Downtown, on Bayshore Blvd find Cricketers, a British pub. They offer a wide array of both American and British cuisine including an excellent Fish n' Chips, craft beers, imported beers, wines, craft drinks, and the classics. This is the place for pub grub that you will love! 


For American-style breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and a club (wow!) visit:

Immediately adjacent to Kelly’s the restaurant is The Chic a Boom Room Martini Bar, offering a vast assortment of more than 85 beers, martinis, and wines. Next to the bar is Blur Nightclub and Showbar, open until as late as 3:00 a.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays.


Well. Dunedin may not be Tampa (or St. Pete), but as you can see, it sure has an awful lot to offer. Now at this point, I’ll ask you again, “Where to? Where would you like to go?” I bet that that choice is now much harder than you expected, huh? Welcome to Dunedin! For more great places to dine and have a good time check out our Restaurant Page and find great things to do too!  (Photos from respective Facebook pages)