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Seafood, Asian street fare, beach bars, and more bring Pinellas County to life! You may never know it unless you searched on Google that some of our favorite holes in the wall are actually part of a local franchise.

If you’ve ever seen Magic Mike, then you know all about one of Pinellas County's most popular and fun local chains. It’s the scene with Channing Tatum and his love interest walking down the beach and partying with their friends as they sip on beers and enjoy some time off. Don’t even try to tell me you forgot that scene- it’s a shirtless Channing Tatum at Caddy’s on Treasure Island!

However, there are many other local franchise restaurants in Pinellas County that aren’t as noticed, so we’re making sure they get the recognition that they deserve!

We've listed the original location, but search the name of the chain in our search bar on the 727area to find the other locations or the location closest to you. 

Check out this list of our favorite local chains that started in Pinellas County and became multi-location restaurants!

Frenchy’s Original Café
5.0  5 Rating (3)
41 Baymont St, Clearwater FL, 33767
Grouper sandwiches are the specialty at this longtime seafood shack with colorful, festive decor.
Frenchy's
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41 Baymont St, Clearwater FL, 33767
Serving up our famous super grouper sandwich and other fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood at our 5 slightly different but equally awesome restaurants. Thanks...
Frenchy's Rockaway Grill
4.4  5 Rating (4)
7 Rockaway Street, Clearwater Beach FL, 33767
Frenchy's is a local favorite for great seafood that is popular among the tourists as well. With many locations in the area, Frenchy's is Family friendly,...
Frenchy's Outpost Bar and Grill
Bar & Restaurant $$
466 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin FL, 34698
Open-air casual, Key West Style restaurant serving our famous fresh-caught grouper, sandwiches, seafood and refreshing drinks!. Formerly the Island Outpost,...
Frenchy's Oasis Motel
Travel $
423 E Shore Dr, Clearwater FL, 33767
Frenchy's Oasis Motel, a retro boutique property, is the latest sensation in waterfront accommodations to hit Clearwater Beach and winner of the 2010 Clearwater...
Cody's Roadhouse (Tarpon Springs)
5.0  5 Rating (1)
39870 US Hwy 19 N, Tarpon Springs FL, 34689
Folksy chain serving American comfort food in a roadhouse-themed space decorated with Americana.
Cody's Roadhouse
Restaurant
26200 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater FL, 33761
Tubs of roasted peanuts are available throughout for snackin', crackin' or throwin' on the floor. You'll enjoy Cody's fresh cut, flame broiled, USDA prime...
Cody's Original Roadhouse
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2890 W Bay Dr, Belleair Bluffs FL, 33770
Welcome! We’d like to thank you for choosin’ Cody’s. We just want to make your dining experience as enjoyable as we can!
Cody's Original Roadhouse
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Better & More! Come try some of our signature Hand Cut USDA Choice, and Prime steaks. Each entree comes with Cody's bottomless salad. Buy 1 get 1 drink...
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Cody's Original Roadhouse
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26200 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater FL, 33761
Welcome! We’d like to thank you for choosin’ Cody’s. We just want to make your dining experience as enjoyable as we can!
Caddy's St. Pete Beach
4.5  5 Rating (25)
5501 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach FL, 33706
Casual Waterfront Dining at it is best in the heart of Sunny St. Pete Beach! Come to Caddy's for our mouth-watering menu, refreshing drinks all while enjoying...
Caddy's Pub Indian Shores
4.2  5 Rating (7) Temprary Closed
20025 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores FL, 33785
Waterfront dining, awesome drinks, free parking, great atmosphere, boat docks, gift shop of shirts, hats, jewelry, towels, salt scrub, souvenirs, and more!...
Caddy's Gulfport
5.0  5 Rating (3)
3128 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport FL, 33707
One of Caddy’s newest locations is located across from the waterfront in Downtown Gulfport. This location boasts a lively atmosphere complete with live...
Capital Tacos
4.8  5 Rating (2)
Whether it's fresh salsas, house-made chorizo, authentic black beans (our beans are made fresh everyday- not sent to us in bags), cane sugar soda selection...
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Leverock's Seafood Restaurant
Restaurant $$
840 Pasadena Ave S, South Pasadena FL, 33707
The Food: A sampling -- clam chowder, lobster bisque, blackened mahi-mahi, salmon nicoise, black & bleu burger, fish & chips, sliced London broil ......
Leverock's Restaurant
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7092 Placida Rd, Placida FL, 33946
Leverock's is a Seafood Restaurant located on the Intracoastal waterway. The Menu offers a wide variety of fresh seafood to Poultry items and Steak offerings!...
Oak & Stone
4.2  5 Rating (1)
199 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
Every restaurant has a story. Oak & Stone's begins with a guy who just wanted to watch the game with a cold beer and delicious food.
Oak & Stone
4.3  5 Rating (1)
5405 University Pkwy #101, University Park FL, 34201
Neighborhood-style beer and pizza joint with a modern twist geared toward great brews and gourmet tavern fare. Wood-fired artisanal pizza and the largest...
Oak & Stone
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5405 University Pkwy, University Park FL, 34201
Our story is your story. Oak & Stone embraces the concept that every good story should start and end with friends and family. Once food and drink are added...
The Getaway
4.4  5 Rating (2)
13090 Gandy Blvd. N., St Petersburg Fl, 33702
A Florida Keys-inspired waterfront tiki bar and marina destination on Tampa Bay. Enjoy the live entertainment, on-site food trucks carousel, paddle boarding,...
Jimmy Hula's
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454 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach FL, 33767
Our story is pretty epic! ‘Jimmy’ (Jim Hartman) was the visionary and creator of the Jimmy Hula’s concept. Back in the old days, Jimmy spent many...
Jimmy Hula's
Restaurant
312 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon FL, 33511
We are fast casual, laid back, family friendly with something on the menu for everyone! A world of flavors!
Jimmy Hula's St. Pete
Bar & Restaurant $$
8123 Fourth St N, Saint Petersburg FL, 33702
Great spot, amazing food and live music on the weekends!...
Jimmy Hula's Brandon
Restaurant
312 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon FL, 33511
Jimmy Hula himself, scouted out the best waves, experiences, and food across the planet. Avoiding fast food, his personal cooking style evolved to mimic...
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4399 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach FL, 33706
Family owned & operated Italian restaurant. Offering great food and fun times - including a piano bar!
Gigi's Italian Restaurant
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5901 4th St N, Saint Petersburg FL, 33703
When you’re hungry and feeling the need for the best Italian food in the St. Petersburg and surrounding areas, look no further than Gigi's Italian Restaurant!...
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5100 Gulf Blvd, Saint Petersburg FL, 33706
We are a quality seafood restaurant located on the water on St. Pete Beach, FL. Check out our tiki bar, and gift shop!
Crabby's Dockside
3.6  4 Rating (2)
37 Causway Blvd., Clearwater FL, 33767
Located right in the heart of Clearwater Beach near Pier 60, Crabby Bill's is quite popular for their seafood and drink specials.
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Mugs N Jugs is a sports bar with great drinks and even better food!
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Mugs 'N Jugs Clearwater
4.5  5 Rating (3)
14100 US Hwy 19 N Clearwater, Clearwater FL, 33764
20 TVs to watch Tampa's sports, some of the best wings in the Tampa Bay area and great staff.
Mugs 'N Jugs Tarpon Springs
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40737 US Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs FL, 33764
Welcome to the Mugs N Jugs Sports Bar and Grill where we make the best wings you've ever had!
Mugs N Jugs Largo
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2480 East Bay Dr. Largo, Florida, Largo FL, 33771
Mugs N Jugs is Largo's favorite sports bar! We have live entertainment every weekend and great daily specials!
Grill Smith
Bar & Restaurant
Countryside Blvd, Clearwater FL, 33761
GrillSmith Restaurants is a local Tampa based chain that consists of 6 locations in the Tampa Bay area featuring American Cuisine combined with Ethnic...
GrillSmith | Clearwater
5.0  5 Rating (1)
39 Countryside Blvd Ste 6, Clearwater FL, 33761
Located at the Countryside Square in Clearwater, GrillSmith is a local chain of 6 locations in the Tampa Bay area. The restaurant features a wide selection...
Grillsmith | Countryside
5.0  5 Rating (1)
2539 Countryside Blvd, Ste 6, Clearwater FL, 33761
The heart and soul of one man goes into every GrillSmith meal we prepare. That man is the GrillSmith. Just as a goldsmith perfects his craft, the GrillSmith...
GrillSmith - Carrollwood
4.4  5 Rating (9)
14303 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL, 33618
A modern take on classic American comfort fare, Grillsmith dishes out comfort food and drinks with a fiery passion for flavors... crafted by fire.
GrillSmith | Wiregrass
4.5  5 Rating (11)
2000 Piazza Ave Bldg 4, Suite 100, Wesley Chapel FL, 33543
Located at the Shops at Wiregrass, GrillSmith features a chef-inspired menu, a wide selection of wines and craft beers all expertly served in a casual...
Shells Seafood Restaurant
5.0  5 Rating (1)
202 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Florida, USA, Tampa FL, 33609
The history of Shells began in 1985 when my father, a Swiss Gourmet Chef, saw the need for a seafood restaurant that focused primarily on quality, service,...
Shells of St. Pete Beach
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7081 Gulf Blvd, Saint Pete Beach FL, 33706
Since 1985 Shells has been dishing up great quality seafood at dockside prices!
Shells Seafood Restaurant | Brandon
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115 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon FL, 33511
The history of Shells began in 1985 when my father, a Swiss Gourmet Chef, saw the need for a seafood restaurant that focused primarily on quality, service,...
Shells Seafood Restaurant|North Tampa
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2101 E Fowler Ave, Tampa FL, 33612
Great Casual Seafood served in a family friendly atmosphere.
Bodega
5.0  5 Rating (1)
1120 Central Ave., Saint Petersburg FL, 33705
Rustic, Spanish food with fresh ingredients. Like their flavors, their roots are deep and complex. You can trace their influences from Key West to CUBA...
Bodega
4.8  5 Rating (2)
5901 N Florida Ave, Tampa FL, 33604
A Latin American restaurant in Seminole Heights that serves cuban burgers, sandwiches, plates and salads. Fresh Ingredients, Unique Style, Great Vibes.
The Lure
3.5  4 Rating (3)
661 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
TIKIS - TAPAS - BILLIARDS COLD DEAD FISH The Lure is on. We've crafted an experience as irresistible as our 600-block location in vibrant downtown St....
The Lure Tampa
4.9  5 Rating (2)
2402 S MacDill Ave., Tampa FL, 33629
TIKIS - TAPAS - BILLIARDS COLD DEAD FISH The Lure is on. We've crafted an experience as irresistible as our 600-block location in vibrant downtown...
Columbia Restaurant
4.4  5 Rating (8)
2117 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
Authentic Cuban and Latin dining in the heart of Ybor City. Located on 7th Ave, the Columbia Restaurant has grown to become one of Tampa's world class...
Columbia
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Authentic Cuban and Latin dining. The Columbia Restaurant has grown to become one of Tampa's world class restaurants featuring multiple dining rooms and...
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The Mill Restaurant
4.8  5 Rating (5)
200 Central Ave Suite 100, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
Brought to you by Chef Ted Dorsey and Restaurateur Jason Griffin, The Mill is designed to be an all-around sensory delight. From the unique decor and top-notch...
Ford's Garage| Clearwater
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26210 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater FL, 33761
Ford's Garage, a Prime Burger and Craft Beer restaurant, with a 1920's service station theme.
Ford's Garage | Westchase
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10413 Sheldon Road, Tampa FL, 33626
Ford’s Garage is your neighborhood burger and beer joint, where everyone is welcome. Located in Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Miromar Outlets...
Ford's Garage Lutz
4.1  5 Rating (1)
25526 Sierra Center Boulevard, Lutz FL, 33559
Ford's Garage - Prime Burgers & Craft Beer!
Ford's Garage | Brandon
4.6  5 Rating (1)
11105 Causeway Blvd, Brandon FL, 33511
We are a gourmet burger bar serving up the finest varieties of Black Angus Beef, American Kobe, turkey, chicken, tuna, seafood and vegetarian products...
Acropolis Greek Taverna | Ybor
4.0  5 Rating (17)
1833 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
Located on 7th Ave. in Ybor City, Acropolis serves authentic Greek lunch and dinner dishes. This is a great place to enjoy a one of a kind international...
Acropolis Greek Taverna | North Tampa
4.1  5 Rating (11)
14947 Bruce B Downs Blvd #100, Tampa FL, 33613
Our services offer a fine revival dining in a high energy atmosphere featuring belly dancing, plate breaking, napkin throwing, zorba dancing and live music;...
Acropolis St. Petersburg
4.8  5 Rating (2)
515 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL, 33701
Come experience what the locals have been talking about for years. Acropolis Greek Taverna is located right on Central Avenue in the heart of Downtown...
First Watch | Palm Harbor
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35146 US Hwy 19 North, Palm Harbor FL, 34684
First Watch is an award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch favorite that specializes in both traditional and innovative creations all freshly prepared...
First Watch | Tyrone Crossing
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4045 N. Tyrone Blvd., #204, Saint Petersburg FL, 33709
First Watch is an award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch favorite that specializes in both traditional and innovative creations all freshly prepared...
First Watch | Downtown Tampa
4.6  5 Rating (7)
520 Tampa Street, Tampa FL, 33602
Serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Also offers carryout.
First Watch | Brandon
5.0  5 Rating (1)
11305 Causeway Blvd., Brandon FL, 33703
A premier destination for breakfast, brunch, and lunch in the Tampa Bay area, First Watch is the place to be if you're looking to start your morning off...
First Watch | University Collection Fowler
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2726 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa FL, 33612
First Watch is an award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch favorite that specializes in both traditional and innovative creations all freshly prepared...
EVOS
Restaurant
10205 Lake Carroll Way, Tampa FL, 33618
EVOS is great tasting American food. But without the guilt. Because EVOS Airbakes instead of deep-frying. Sealing in flavor without the excess fat. We...
EVOS SoHo
5.0  5 Rating (1)
609 S. Howard Ave., Tampa FL, 33606
Wholesome, natural and healthy all-American meals. All beef was made humanely, no hormones or antibiotics. Poultry is airbaked, no grease!
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria | St. Pete
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945 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg FL, 33705
Bavaro's St. Pete is one of four Bavaro's locations. You can find our other locations in Downtown Tampa, Winter Springs, and in the Southwest terminal...
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria | Tampa
4.8  5 Rating (2)
514 North Franklin St, Tampa FL, 33602
Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa on Franklin Street, Pizzaiolo Bavaro features hand crafted, wood-fired brick oven pizza. Also enjoy home-made pasta,...
Ichicoro Ramen Restaurant
4.8  5 Rating (2)
5229 N Florida Ave, Tampa FL, 33603
Ichicoro is a fresh new ramen-ya creating regional craft ramen located in Seminole Heights. The Ichicoro team, recently relocated from NYC to Tampa brining...
Ichicoro
Restaurant
260 1st Ave S., St. Petersburg FL, 33701
The core team, new to Tampa, recently relocated from NYC. Currently, Ichicoro does not take reservations. The "No Wait" App is a software we use that...
Ichicoro Imoto Heights Public Market
Restaurant $$
1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa FL, 33602
A mod-casual contemporary Ramen-Ya, serving soulful, delicious food and beverages with thoughtful service in a uniquely designed setting. Irasshaimase!
Ichicoro ANE at Station House
4.5  5 Rating (3)
260 1st Ave South Suite 100, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
Japanese Inspired Eating and Drinking Den featuring Ramen, Rice Bowls, and Izakaya. Friday and Saturday Nights feature House & Techno DJ's from L8 Night...