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Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille St Pete Pier, St Petersburg, FL

Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille St Pete Pier

4.6
4.6
439 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Having trouble getting a reservation on open table? Give us a call at the restaurant we have limited spots available on open table. We try our best. However, We can not guarantee seating preference.
Doc Ford is tropical adventurer who has spent a lot of time in the same far flung countries that I wrote about when I was a monthly columnist for places such as Cuba, Cambodia, South Africa, Australia, Vietnam, Borneo, and all over South and Central America. It was while traveling for Outside and other magazines I came to know and love the superb cuisine of the rural tropics.
I loved the sauces, the spices, and the passion that went into the food preparation. We hope that spirit is part of Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille, too.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Caribbean, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 857-8118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 6 or more please call the restaurant.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

Our flatbreads are also available gluten-free for $2

  • Shrimp Scampi Flatbread$9.95

    With homemade roma tomato sauce, roasted garlic, shrimp, tomato, mozzarella cheese and basil

    • Margarita Flatbread$9.95

      Fresh mozzarella, local vine ripe tomatoes, roasted garlic, fresh basil, aged balsamic and extra virgin olive oil

      • Spinach & Artichoke Flatbread$9.95

        Crispy flatbread baked with homemade roma tomato sauce, roasted garlic olive oil, topped with spinach, artichokes, and mozzarella cheese

        • Fried Calamari$13.95

          Lightly breaded, hand cut tender calamari served with our house-made cocktail sauce

          • Captiva Crab Cakes$14.95

            Pan-fried jumbo lump beach-style, served with jicama coleslaw* and finished with a superb Key lime butter sauce. (hi-ca-ma – the "water chestnut" of South America)

            • Bayamo Black Bean Dip$8.95

              Cuban black beans topped with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, diced tomatoes, and jalapeños. Served with corn tortilla chips

              • Seared Tuna Appetizer$14.95

                Served rare atop chilled rice noodles that have been tossed with crispy Asian veggies, fresh herbs and a Thai peanut vinaigrette. We top it off with a sweet soy drizzle and wasabi coulis

                • Heat Island Chicken Wings$13.95

                  Ten wings crispy-fried and tossed with your choice of mild, medium, hot, blind pass, sweet chili, or teriyaki sauce. Served with celery and Doc's buttermilk bleu cheese dressing

                  • Doc Ford's Famous Fish Fingers$8.95

                    Fried golden brown, served with Doc's tartar sauce

                    • Mussels$13.95

                      Steamed in a broth of roasted garlic, shallots, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, white zinfandel and a hint of cream and butter

                      • Chicken Tenders$8.95

                        Lightly fried, served with buttermilk ranch and honey mustard dressing (also available Buffalo style)

                        • Buffalo Shrimp$10.95

                          Crispy breaded shrimp with spicy twist, with choice of mild, medium or hot sauce. Also available as sweet chili or teriyaki

                          • Caribbean Jerk Tostados$8.95

                            Corn tortillas topped with jerk chicken, Cuban black beans, melted Monterey Jack cheese, cabbage, tomato, and cilantro salad

                            • Doc's Beach Bread$8.95

                              Baked french bread topped with cheddar, Monterey Jack, bleu cheese crumbles, and diced tomatoes. A Doc ford's Original!

                              Soups & Salads

                              • Caesar Salad$9.95

                                Fresh cut romaine tossed in our creamy caesar dressing, house made croutons and shredded pecorino cheese

                                • Southwestern Cobb Salad$14.95

                                  Blackened chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and bacon served over chopped romaine lettuce tossed in zesty chipotle ranch dressing with Jack and cheddar cheeses, roasted corn, and Roma tomatoes with seasoned tortillas

                                  • Steak Salad$18.95

                                    Chimichurri-marinated steak, asparagus, and red onions, over mixed greens tossed in chimichurri vinaigrette and topped with avocado and bleu cheese crumbles

                                    • Quinoa Salad$20.95

                                      Chef combines fresh jumbo grilled shrimp with quinoa (Keen-Wah, a grain cultivated in Peru and Chile) and garden fresh vegetables, marinated in white balsamic passion fruit vinaigrette and served atop a bed of mixed greens with a mango avocado salsa

                                      • Mixed Green Salad$6.95

                                        Fresh baby greens, grape tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, homemade croutons, and your choice of dressing

                                        • The Old School Iceberg Salad$8.95

                                          One large wedge of local iceberg lettuce, red onions, carrot threads, chopped bacon, diced tomatoes, and homemade croutons with Doc's buttermilk bleu cheese dressing

                                          • Calamari Salad$13.95

                                            Lightly battered calamari tossed with mixed Everglades greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, a sweet and sour vinaigrette dressing and topped with crispy wontons

                                            • Sanibel Spinach Salad$11.95

                                              Bleu cheese crumbles, spiced pecans, grape tomatoes, Granny Smith apples tossed with caramelized onion and smoked bacon dressing

                                              • Chicken Taco Salad$12.95

                                                Crisp romaine lettuce tossed in avocado feta vinaigrette and topped with Jack and cheddar cheeses, Cuban black bean salsa, grilled chicken and tomato pico de gallo, surrounded by corn tortilla chips

                                                • Mozzarella de Marinello Salad$13.95

                                                  Locally grown vine ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and baby arugula tossed in a lemon vinaigrette then topped with aged balsamic, fresh basil and parmesan cheese

                                                  • Tropical Salad$14.95

                                                    We combined fresh baby greens, grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, mandarin oranges, sundried cherries, spiced pecans, and homemade crispy onions tossed in our very own secret balsamic vinaigrette dressing

                                                    • Soup of the Day

                                                      • Cup$4.95
                                                      • Bowl$6.95
                                                    • Conch Chowder

                                                      Fresh conch, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and bacon in a spicy, chunky tomato broth

                                                      • Cup$4.95
                                                      • Bowl$6.95
                                                    • Ford's Famous Clam Chowder

                                                      A rich, creamy chowder chock full of sea clams, sweet onions, and diced potatoes

                                                      • Cup$4.95
                                                      • Bowl$6.95

                                                    Salads Addition

                                                    • Chicken$7.00

                                                      • Shrimp$7.00

                                                        • Salmon$9.00

                                                          • Mahi$9.00

                                                            • Grouper$11.00

                                                              Dinkin's Bay Shellfish Bar

                                                              • Yucatan Baked Oysters$14.95

                                                                Freshly shucked oysters marinated with our signature Yucatan Sauce and baked with a creamy Manchego cheese topping

                                                                • Dinkin's Bay Boil Shrimp

                                                                  Steamed Peel-N-Eat shrimp dressed in real butter, Old Bay spices and juice from fresh key limes

                                                                  • 1/2lb$15.95
                                                                  • Full Pound$28.95
                                                                • Yucatan Shrimp

                                                                  Our Signature Dish! Tomlinson traveled to the Bay of Ascension, Quintana Roo, Mexico to fish for bonefish and came back with this great recipe. Steamed peel-and-eat shrimp in a dressing of real butter, garlic, mild Colombian chilies, fresh cilantro, and Key lime juice

                                                                  • 1/2lb$15.95
                                                                  • Full Pound$28.95
                                                                • Peel-N-Eat Shrimp

                                                                  You'll love these shrimp steamed in Amazon spices then chilled and served with house made cocktail sauce and lemon

                                                                  • 1/2lb$13.95
                                                                  • Full Pound$25.95
                                                                • Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail$9.95

                                                                  Fresh shrimp in our Florida citrus marinade, tossed with fresh lime juice, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeños, onions, and tomatoes

                                                                  • Oysters on the Half Shell*

                                                                    Fresh Gulf oysters, shucked to order and served chilled with fresh lemon and cocktail sauce

                                                                    • Half Doz.$12.95
                                                                    • Full Doz.$23.95

                                                                  Sandwiches

                                                                  Served with your choice of fries, house slaw, black beans and rice, or fresh fruit. Substitute a Mixed Green Salad for $1.95. Substitute Sweet Potato Fries for $1.95

                                                                  • Panamaniac's Pulled Pork$12.95

                                                                    Slow roasted barbecued pork in our one-of-a-kind BBQ sauce, secret spices from the Panamaniacs, topped with house slaw, served on a freshly baked roll

                                                                    • Campeche Fish Tacos$14.95

                                                                      Freshly grilled white fish with shredded cabbage and a papaya pico de gallo in a flour tortilla. Served with black beans and rice

                                                                      • Chicken Sandwich$12.95

                                                                        Chicken breast prepared to your liking – grilled, blackened, fried or buffalo, served on a fresh baked roll with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle

                                                                        • Sanibel Cheese Steak$12.95

                                                                          Shaved ribeye, caramelized onions, peppers and mushrooms smothered in Swiss cheese, and folded into a baguette

                                                                          • Hamburger$12.95

                                                                            Prime hand pattied ground beef grilled to your desire, with lettuce, tomato, onion on a freshly baked roll

                                                                            • Maine Lobster Roll$24.95

                                                                              Diced Maine lobster blended with mayo, green onion, celery & lemon juice. Piled high on a New England style split top roll. You will think you're in Maine!

                                                                              • Yucatan Shrimp Tacos$15.95

                                                                                Succulent steamed shrimp, shredded lettuce and tomatoes tossed in our one-of-a-kind Yucatan sauce made from cilantro, garlic, butter, lime juice, and Columbian chilis, served in warm flour tortilla

                                                                                • Grouper Sandwich$22.95

                                                                                  Fresh grouper grilled, blackened, or fried. Served with Doc's tartar sauce on a freshly baked roll

                                                                                  • The Cuban Sandwich$12.95

                                                                                    Traditional style with ham, slow roasted pork, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles on a crispy Cuban roll

                                                                                    • Doc Ford's Original Lime Panko Crusted Fish Sandwich$12.95

                                                                                      Seared, baked and served on a fresh baked roll, topped with house slaw and spicy remoulade. Voted Best Fish Sandwich!

                                                                                      Entrees

                                                                                      • Achiote Redfish Bowl$26.95

                                                                                        Hand cut Redfish marinated with achiote spice and fresh herbs, then char grilled and served with black beans and yellow rice topped with plantains and homemade pico de gallo

                                                                                        • Macadamia Nut Crusted Grouper$29.95

                                                                                          A Paradise delight, toasted macadamia nut crusted grouper served atop an exotic mix of quinoa, jasmine rice, arugula, red peppers and yellow squash then complimented with a "Toasted Rum" coconut sauce

                                                                                          • Danish Baby Back Ribs$24.95

                                                                                            A full rack of Danish baby back ribs basted with our one-of-a-kind BBQ sauce, served with roasted garlic smashed potatoes or French fries and our house slaw

                                                                                            • Panko Fried Shrimp$23.95

                                                                                              Jumbo shrimp crispy fried with French fries and house cole slaw

                                                                                              • Dry Rubbed Ribeye$31.95

                                                                                                With roasted garlic and Parmesan smashed potatoes, caramelized mushrooms, asparagus and a roasted bleu cheese tomato, surrounded by a caramelized red onion demi sauce

                                                                                                • Seafood Paella$29.95

                                                                                                  Jumbo scallops, shrimp, mussels and tender fish medallions, with chorizo sausage, peas, saffron rice, and tomatoes

                                                                                                  • Island Style Shrimp & Grits$23.95

                                                                                                    Fresh Gulf shrimp dusted with masa (Mexican corn flour), pan seared and served with jalapeño cheese grits, julienne veggies and green beans accented with a homemade tomatillo sauce

                                                                                                    • Roasted Half-Chicken with a Cuban Chimichurri Sauce$20.95

                                                                                                      Slow roasted chicken served over a potato hash with onions, mildest Amazon peppers and Panama-style chorizo sausage. Braced with steamed French green beans, fresh chimichurri verde, topped with roasted corn, *jicama, tomato, and bean relish (*hi-ca-ma – the water chestnut of South America)

                                                                                                      • Penne with Shrimp$19.95

                                                                                                        Sautéed deep water "lobster shrimp", penne pasta, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and avocados tossed with a citrus cream sauce and shredded Parmesan cheese

                                                                                                        • Panko-Crusted Grouper$28.95

                                                                                                          Grouper pan-seared and served on a bed of brown rice, julienne vegetables, wilted spinach and mushrooms, drizzled with a honey papaya rum drizzle

                                                                                                          • Cedar Plank Salmon$24.95

                                                                                                            Freshly cut salmon filet topped with a mango chipotle glaze, served with au gratin potatoes, wilted spinach and caramelized mushrooms

                                                                                                            • Banana Leaf Snapper$24.95

                                                                                                              Snapper wrapped in a banana leaf lined with masa harina, ancho chili purée and freshly squeezed lime juice. Steamed, paired with fresh vegetables, black beans and rice, with a dynamite lime cilantro roasted pepper pesto

                                                                                                              • Deep Water Mahi Mahi$26.95

                                                                                                                One of our signature dishes. Hand-cut mahi-mahi seared in sweet soy sauce, placed on a jasmine rice stir fry with a tropical vinaigrette

                                                                                                                Kids Menu

                                                                                                                With your choice of french fries or fruit cup. Every kids meal comes with a special dessert! For Our Guest 12 Years and Younger. With your choice of French Fries or Fruit Cup. Every Kid's Meal comes with a special dessert, Beverage is additional

                                                                                                                • Quesadilla$6.95

                                                                                                                  Choice of Cheese or Chicken

                                                                                                                  • Hot Dog^$6.95

                                                                                                                    • Grilled Cheese$6.95

                                                                                                                      • Chicken Fingers$6.95

                                                                                                                        • Fish Fingers$6.95

                                                                                                                          • Pizza with Cheese & Pepperoni^$6.95

                                                                                                                            • Mac & Cheese$6.95

                                                                                                                              • Pasta with Butter & Parmesan Cheese$6.95

                                                                                                                                • Fried Shrimp$8.95

                                                                                                                                  Last updated: May 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                  What 439 people are saying

                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                  4.6
                                                                                                                                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                  • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                  • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                  • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                  • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                                    Noisy!! I was given a seat overlooking the mens room. Definitely will not go back.

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                                                                                                                                    Love the place .. Nashville gives you love!

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                                                                                                                                    Gary

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                                                                                                                                    Great location on the bay. Good bar food in a loud atmosphere with crying, screaming kids. Would not return because of screaming kids.

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                                                                                                                                    Enjoyed the Yucatán Shrimp and Macadamian encrusted grouper - both excellent. Shared the chocolate bread pudding for dessert- yummy.

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                    The waiter Jackie seemed a bit busy and overwhelmed but Bucky stepped in and completed our service with great care and punctuality the manager was helpful and nice and the scenery was amazing

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

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                                                                                                                                    David was our server and he was FANTASTIC. The food and atmosphere was even better. Definitely will be back

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                                                                                                                                    DickK

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

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                                                                                                                                    Dustyy was very accommodating

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                                                                                                                                    JohnL

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    The place has a great vibe. Drinks are fun and festive. Service was good. Outdoor seating during the day was pleasant. Definitely touristy. I’ll recommend to out of town guests.

                                                                                                                                  9. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

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                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    We had a beautiful birthday lunch !

                                                                                                                                  10. OT

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

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                                                                                                                                    My cousin and I celebrated my 70th birthday by dining at Doc Ford’s St Pete Pier and seeing Beth Hart in concert at the Mahaffey Theater that evening. It was an fantastic birthday! Doc Ford’s was awesome and Beth Hart rocked!!

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 25, 2022

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                                                                                                                                    Kyees was amazing! Fun and attentive.

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Great location. Very tasty food. Excellent server—Tristan. Our 1st experience in St. Petersburg and it was a great one. Thank you.

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                                                                                                                                    Sbp59

                                                                                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    The perfect night! Everything fell into place. Great table outdoors on the deck to watch all the boats on the water and activity. Amazing food from my favorite Pier Pressure drink to Yucatán shrimp to incredible flavor Grouper sandwich and tacos. So good! Very good service and all around enjoyable dining experience!

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                                                                                                                                    PaulH

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 20, 2022

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                                                                                                                                    The food was very good and the setting was beautiful. Good service and we ate outside. We will certainly return the next time we are looking for a special place to eat.

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

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                                                                                                                                    The location is incredible. Sit outside by the water if you can. Reservations are a must here. Food was fresh. Had an issue with the calamari. Service was a little meh. A little touristy but with a view like that why mot?

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                                                                                                                                    LeeS

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

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                                                                                                                                    Been a few times. Twice service was horrible. Food is average compared to surrounding restaurants. The last time there service was better. Inside is beyond noisy. It’s also packed with people like a crowed elevator. If you’re concerned about crowds I wouldn’t go there they pack them in so tight. The noise level is probably the worst of any restaurant I’ve ever been in. The ambience outside is OK when the music is good. I’m not sure why this place gets such high ratings there are much better places close by

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                                                                                                                                    VickiL

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

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                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Beautiful day and sat outside. Live music, excellent food and service

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                                                                                                                                    FrankieR

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                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Food is always great , with a friendly and attentive staff

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                                                                                                                                    CarolB

                                                                                                                                    Orlando

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                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion such as birthday or anniversary. Requested outdoor seating and indeed was seated outdoor with great view. The food was delicious. Was pleased with menu options.

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                                                                                                                                    StPeteFLFolks

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

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                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    We would you recommend Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille St Pete Pier to a friend

                                                                                                                                  21. C

                                                                                                                                    Curveme

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                                                                                                                                    3.0

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                    The first time going here in July, the food and service were absolutely phenomenal, hence, us going there again. However, this time was different. The food was bland, the chicken in my salad was hard. My husband's roasted chicken was so dry, he had to put bbq sauce on it to swallow it. The waiter was cool when we asked him to take a pic of us after eating but other then that, service was terrible. Guy looked like he was over life. Like he didn't want to be there. We kept having to ask him for water, and I waited 10 minutes for dressing after having to ask for it because he didn't ask if I wanted any. We will not be going back after this.

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                                                                                                                                    JohnT

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                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                    Food was just OK compared to other Doc Ford’s we have been to. We were seated next to a table of what can only be described as a table of drunks on a full day bender. We were moved when request and the server was very apologetic about the situation. Seems the serving sizes are being cut back but still plenty of food. We were there for 1 1/2 hours having a good time, the bender table, still there when we left and just as loud as ever!

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                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Waiter and manager very responsive and their desserts were terrific!

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                                                                                                                                    VictorV

                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                    43 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    43 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Great atmosphere, beautiful view, excellent food , and exceptional service. Dre’ was the man……

                                                                                                                                  25. C

                                                                                                                                    Ciera

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Loved the food, and the drinks was awesome per usual

                                                                                                                                  26. KT

                                                                                                                                    KellyT

                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    We finally made it over to Doc Ford's and it was even better than we hoped. So many places just have gussied up bar food but their menu was extensive and better yet, delicious! We just found our new hang out in St. Pete.

                                                                                                                                  27. RB

                                                                                                                                    RobertB

                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Great seating outdoors. Good choices were numerous. Food was excellent. Easy parking on the pier. Drinks menu was large.

                                                                                                                                  28. HR

                                                                                                                                    HowardR

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    The occasion was my wife's birthday, It was just starting to get busy but only had to wait a few moments to be seated. We had requested window view seating and we were accommodated. Bryan our waiter greeted us immediately and gave us time to decide on drinks and an appetizer. Once our drinks and appetizer arrived he took dinner order. Bryan checked in on us a few times allowing us ample 'quiet' time Our experience as a Solid Five Star. Thank you for serving us, Howard & Charlene

                                                                                                                                  29. a

                                                                                                                                    annmrw73

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Terrific lunch! Oysters, salad, flatbread all delicious. Loved the Cucumber Mojito. Sat on the patio in the beautiful sunshine and watched the boats sail by. Excellent service. Don’t let me forget the chocolate banana bread pudding.

                                                                                                                                  30. DT

                                                                                                                                    DavidT

                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Great casual restaurant on the pier in St. Pete's. The outside seating has wonderful views of the ocean. The food was very good overall and there is a wide variety of drink/cocktail options however a little pricey. The atmosphere is very lively and can be noisy so not a good place if your looking for a quiet dinner. Overall a great place for food, atmosphere and water views.

                                                                                                                                  31. SS

                                                                                                                                    SusanS

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Shane was a charming and attentive server. We had great seats on the outside balcony. My mussels appetizer was average; the sauce was good but lukewarm and the bread was nothing extraordinary. Fortunately, the mussels were not overdone. The view of the harbor and bay were fantastic on a beautiful day, which were the tipping points contributing to a fantastic experience at Doc Ford’s at St. Pete’s Pier.

                                                                                                                                  32. JR

                                                                                                                                    JimR

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Food, service, drinks, & setting was very good. Outside seating prefferable. Make a reservation or plan on waiting at least an hour. First time we went was 2 pm waited at least 1 hour. Sat at bar & had a very good rum drink.

                                                                                                                                  33. SP

                                                                                                                                    StevenP

                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Everything was amazing and exceeded our expectations. Oysters might have been the best I ever had. Our server Zack was excellent and answered all our questions. This is a must if in the Tampa area!

                                                                                                                                  34. DT

                                                                                                                                    DeborahT

                                                                                                                                    Naples

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Our table was outside as I requested. If the hostess wasn't so rude it would have been a 5-star review. All we asked was if the table was in the shade? She replied back as though we should have asked for shade when we made the reservations. The table was near the band, and in the sunny area, so we decided to wait another 15 mins for a better table in the shade and further away from the band. ( now you know when making reservations be overly detailed about the type of table and where you want to be seated) Our waitress was delightful, Iris couldn't have made us feel more taken care of. We are locals here so we will be back.

                                                                                                                                  35. B

                                                                                                                                    Barb

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    39 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Love this place! Choice and quality of food is excellent! Beautiful setting on the bay adds to its appeal and ambiance!! This place will not disappoint. Great place to bring out of town visitors!!

                                                                                                                                  36. CR

                                                                                                                                    CathyR

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                                                                    22 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    22 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Excellent service. Fun atmosphere outside with nice view.

                                                                                                                                  37. CG

                                                                                                                                    CliffordG

                                                                                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                    Imagine a charming beach bar but without the charm. Crowded, food is mediocre at best. The service was excellent and the cocktails were great but we will not be bavk

                                                                                                                                  38. MS

                                                                                                                                    MerylS

                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                    Loud restaurant with hundreds of guests. Food arrived without sides as described and then I was charged for receiving the correct side dish when I requested it!

                                                                                                                                  39. DD

                                                                                                                                    DavidD

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Great day to be outside with awesome service and food.

                                                                                                                                  40. SW

                                                                                                                                    ShirleyW

                                                                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Excellent food in a beautiful waterfront setting!

                                                                                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                                                  Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille St Pete Pier offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 857-8118.

                                                                                                                                  Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille St Pete Pier is rated 4.6 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                  Google Map for Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille St Pete Pier

                                                                                                                                  610 2nd Ave NE St Petersburg, FL 33701

                                                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                    St. Petersburg

                                                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                    Seafood, Caribbean, Steak

                                                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                                                    None

                                                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                                                    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                                                                                    (727) 857-8118

                                                                                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                    For parties of 6 or more please call the restaurant.

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