Sitting in the Southeastern U.S., St. Pete and Clearwater are known to have some very authentic Southern cuisine and culture, but which eateries are considered the best Southern restaurants in St. Pete and Clearwater? These diners are top the lists of the best soul food in St. Pete and Clearwater and highlight tasty barbecue, fried chicken, and more. These diners are definitely the best places to get comfort food in St. Pete and Clearwater and are known to help soothe the soul.

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Check out the best southern restaurants in St. Pete and Clearwater if you want to taste what the 'South' is about. For more St. Pete and Clearwater restaurants and dining in St. Pete and Clearwater, 727area is your go-to guide for all the best places to eat in St. Pete and Clearwater.

4.5  5 Rating (2)
642 22nd Street South, Saint Petersburg FL, 33712
“Floribbean” dishes such as our Crab and Callaloo Stew explore the rich culinary relationship that exists between these two regions. Callaloo blends...
Restaurant $
2001 34TH St N, St Petersburg FL, 33713
All of our food is fresh cooked to order, from our famous fried chicken to delicious Southern specialties like catfish, chicken liver and fried green tomatoes....
Southern Fresh
5.0  5 Rating (1)
122 3rd Ave N, Safety Harbor FL, 34695
Southern Fresh Specializes in southern style food with a fresh spin. We take pride in our local grown fresh produce. Southern Fresh chefs work hard to bring...
4.4  5 Rating (1)
1101 1st Ave S, Saint Petersburg FL, 33705
Ray Lampe, known to the world as “Dr. BBQ,” is stoking the fire on a new endeavor. With partners Suzanne and Roger Perry, owners of the Datz, Dough,...
Chicken Salad Chick | Seminole
Restaurant $$
7839 113th St. N. Suite A, Seminole FL, 33772
Chicken Salad Chick serves Southern-style chicken salad in 12 flavors made by hand daily. We're THE place for delicious chicken salads, fresh sides and...
2937 Beach Blvd, Gulfport FL, 33707
Isabelle's is one of the best places to find classic Southern Cuisine with a modern twist. Known as one of the best restaurants in the Gulfport, FL area! Isabelle's...
Restaurant $$
311 Orange St, Palm Harbor FL, 34683
We strive to have the best service, best food and best restaurant.
Johnny Grits-New Port Richey
5.0  5 Rating (1)
5749 Main St, New Port Richey FL, 34652
When we had the idea that we would open a Southern breakfast and Lunch spot, we all agreed we had to do things right. All fresh ingredients, all items...
Rush Hour Chicken & Waffles
4.6  5 Rating (2)
2140 34th ST S., Saint Petersburg FL, 33712
“Building Relationships That Last, By Providing Outstanding Services” The best Chicken & Waffles this side of Florida
Eli's Bar B Que
5.0  5 Rating (1)
360 Skinner Blvd, Dunedin FL, 34698
Even though Eli's is only open two days a week (Friday and Saturday) it is a Dunedin favorite for authentic BBQ. The restaurant is small with outdoor seating...
Heavy's Food Truck
4.6  5 Rating (1)
2243 11th St S, Saint Petersburg FL, 33713
In case you were wondering; we offer catering as well. Our local Tampa FL and surrounding areas. Catering service is available for any and all of your...
Urban Brew and BBQ
4.6  5 Rating (4)
2601 Central Ave, St. Petersburg FL, 33713
Urban Brew and BBQ is the place to be for delicious craft beers and slow smoked barbecue in the heart of Downtown St. Pete's Grand Central District. Stop...
Another Broken Egg Cafe - Clearwater Beach
470 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach FL, 33767
Made Fresh, Made with Creativity. It is our commitment to consistently deliver "Egg" - ceptional food and exemplary service...creating a warm, unique...
Craft Street Kitchen | Oldsmar
Bar & Restaurant $
3153 Curlew Rd, Oldsmar FL, 34677
Casual place where you can hang out and enjoy Crafty Food - Crafty Cocktails - 22 Craft Beers on Tap (12 Rotating Craft Beers on Tap) and have a Seriously...
Crispy Cajun
Restaurant $
2097 Drew St, Clearwater fl, 33765
Crispy Cajun offers delicious dining and takeout to Clearwater, FL. Crispy Cajun is a cornerstone in the Clearwater community and has been recognized...
Nash's Hot Chicken
Restaurant $$
1049 1/2 Central Avenue North, Saint Petersburg FL, 33705
Nash's Hot Chicken is a Nashville hot chicken concept located in the heart of Downtown Saint Petersburg. Our mission is: Keep it Simple, Make it Good....