If you’re a foodie like me, then it’s likely you get really excited when a new restaurant opens in town. In the past couple of months, Downtown St. Pete has welcomed a few new restaurants to their roster and we’ve listed them below! Check one of these new eateries out the next time you’re looking for a new restaurant in St. Pete


One of Tampa’s favorite foodie destinations has recently opened across the bridge in Downtown St. Pete. When you try Datz for the first time, be prepared to leave full because these eats are too good for leftovers. I would suggest the Cluck Yeah fried chicken sandwich with a side of their famous Jalapeno Mac and Cheese. 

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The Bier Boutique 

With international beer day coming up on August 2nd, St. Pete has welcomed The Bier Boutique with open arms. Right outside of DTSP lies this fun and casual drinking destination for those of you who love local and national beer brands. 

The Big Catch at Salt Creek 

Looking to dine with a waterfront view? Check out The Big Catch at Salt Creek for a lively and casual atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. They serve up fresh-catch of the day seafood with big flavors. Their seared fresh-caught Cobia with a butter garlic sauce over jasmine rice and seasonal vegetables looks undeniably delicious! Stop by for the next date you have planned with your S/O for a tasty meal and a good time. 

Baba On Central 

If you love Bodega on Central, you’re bound to love Baba on Central because they’re owned by the same husband and wife duo, Debbie and George Sayegh. Baba on Central is Debbie’s way of paying tribute to her roots by serving up Greek and Lebanese dishes with some American flare. They opened on June 26th and with their fresh baked goods and heritage-inspired eatery they have already taken over the hearts of the Downtown St. Pete locals. 

The Brass Bowl Kitchen & Eatery 

After opening their doors on April 1st, The Brass Bowl Kitchen & Eatery has established itself as the premier destination in DTSP for organic food. They use only 100% certified organic ingredients and line-caught sustainably sourced seafood for the entirety of their menu! Their motto is, “Eating great has never tasted better.” so stop by the next time you’re on a diet or just trying to change your eating habits so you understand that healthy can taste good. 

Alto Mare Fish Bar

Right by the waterfront in Downtown St. Pete, you can now eat fresh seafood from Alto Mare Fish Bar! Some of their most beloved dishes are their fresh oysters and seared scallops. The seared scallops are diver scallops topped with roasted corn salsa, Espelette peppers, finger lime, cotija cheese, and roasted garlic aioli. They also offer a happy hour from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. where you can try their small plates and cocktails for a discounted price. 

German Knodle

Sometimes, especially during the month of October, you might find yourself craving authentic German food. Luckily, St. Pete has welcomed German Knodle into the foodie scene earlier this spring. They serve your typical german fare like bratwurst and weisswurst alongside some unique plates like their famous Knoodles which you can order in savory and sweet varieties. 

Sophia's Cucina & Enoteca

Located in the Grand Central District, this new Traditional Italian eatery has put a modern twist on your typical Italian food. They have traditional Italian dishes like bruschetta and fried calamari but they also serve up delicious charcuterie boards so you can sip on a glass of wine and enjoy some small bites. One of the local’s favorites from Sophia’s is the clams vongole with clams, parsley, pepper flakes in a garlic lemon white wine sauce! Stop by the next time you’re missing Grandma’s Italian! 


Looking for more restaurants in St. Pete to try? Check out our Foodie Community on 727area to stay up to date on everything foodie-worthy happening in St. Pete! 

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