Summer is always a good time to try something new, whether it’s a night out on the town or a day out with the family! Whatever you’re doing, finding a new place to eat can make a day out that much better! St. Petersburg has been popping up new restaurants left and right, so feeling overwhelmed by all the choices is normal. No need for research on Yelp or TripAdvisor because we’ve knocked it down to the best eight new restaurants in the Pinellas County area!
Flying Boat Brewing Company / St. Petersburg
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A place truly rooted in the history of St. Petersburg, Flying Boat Brewing Company is here to offer their 10,000 square feet of “brewing awesome”! Located at 1776 11th Ave, it's named after the first ticketed flight in history, which occurred between Tampa and St. Petersburg, making Flying Boat a true community brewery. Not only is it a great place to grab a drink or learn a little history, a portion of all proceeds go towards John Hopkins All Children Hospital!
The Wheelhouse / St Petersburg
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Truly an up and comer, The Wheelhouse has been surprising guests with great drinks and food since April! Located at 7220 Central Ave, they offer 41 different beers on draft and some amazing sangria, you’ll be so thankful you walked in! With owners who have worked in the hospitality business for years, Rachel and Devin know how to serve up a good beer or burger!
Kao Thai Kitchen / Pinellas Park
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If you’re in need of a place that incorporates the entirety of Thailand, Kao Thai Kitchen is now open! Found at 7199 66th St N with an amazing ambiance that’s relaxing and chic, Kao Thai Kitchen makes a great date night or after work dinner spot! With signature curry dishes and some amazing garden rolls, this place is not a place you want to miss!
Pisa Pasta Healthy Ristorante Italiano / Clearwater
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Are you a hardcore Italian fan but need a healthier option? Pisa Pasta Healthy Ristorante Italiano, located at 105 N. Ft Harrison, is all original Italian dishes that include gluten-free and vegetarian options! This food is so delicious, you hardly miss those additives anyway, just kidding! Using all locally sourced vegetables and steroid and hormone free meats, you know you’ll be treating your mouth and body right!
Empire Oyster / St. Petersburg
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Good oysters, even in Florida, can be hard to find. At the Empire Oyster Bar, every single oyster will surprise you with great texture and superior flavor! Being a seasonal restaurant found at 1111 Central Ave, you really have to take advantage while this place is open. Not only does Empire Oyster Bar serve oysters but they also provide the full experience. Seeing the oysters come from the kitchen to table really adds to the whole atmosphere, check out their website to see where the oysters come from!
Frabotta's Italian Kitchen / Maderia Beach
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If you’re in need of that true Italian comfort food, Frabotta's Italian Kitchen provides some of the best pizza and subs, and don’t forget their huge mozzarella sticks! Located at 15031 Gulf Blvd, and inspired by Detroit’s own Italian food, Frabotta's Italian Kitchen allows even the pickiest eater leave satisfied!
Saigon Cafe Vietnamese Cuisine / Largo
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With fresh and exciting made to order Vietnamese food, Saigon Cafe Vietnamese Cuisine brings you an intimate and fresh feel. With a small selection of specialties, this hidden gem, found at 118 W Bay Dr, provides amazing Pho and egg rolls! Saigon Cafe Vietnamese Cuisine really showcases a chic, minimalist style with the friendliest wait staff!
Ocean Hai / Clearwater
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Clearwater Beach is already so beautiful, but how about some delicious sushi while you take in the view? No matter where you sit, you’ll feel like you’re floating over the ocean while enjoying the best seafood! Ocean Hai, located at 100 Coronado Dr, is perfect for celebrations or just for their amazing food! Be sure to order their signature Hai rolls, they include truffles!
St. Petersburg is quickly becoming an epicenter for great dining, culture and fun things to do, with these additions, how can you resist! St. Pete is a melting pot of cuisine, whether it's a new restaurant or established restaurants there's much to enjoy!