About RumFish Grill

EAT. DRINK. SHOP. RumFish Grill is rocking St. Pete Beach with inspiring cuisine, unique shopping, and a 33,500 gallon aquarium that covers an entire wall of the dining room. Serving lunch and dinner daily, RumFish Grill features cutting edge seafood, attractively served in the quiet under-the-sea atmosphere dominated by the massive fish tank. Pasta, meat and poultry round out the menu, and many gluten free options are available. The two full bars serve a modified dining menu.
Contact: 727-329-1428
Website: www.rumfishgrill.com

6000 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - -2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
One mile South of 75th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 329-1428

Website:
http://www.rumfishgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every day of the week from local bands and solo artists. Visit www.RumFishGrill.com for Special Events and nightly schedule.

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the small public lot. Valet parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Aaron Schweitzer

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

RumFish Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Special Occasion (38)
Scenic View (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Romantic (32)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Casual (24)
Kid-friendly (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fun (19)
Cozy (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Live Music (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We decided on this restaurant based on the ambiance. That is where the experience ended. Food was nothing special. Very disappointed.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

The best service ever. The food is so creative and delicious. It is the place to go to be able to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal. And of course the fish tank is so beautiful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food
Great service

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great evening with the kids. The kids enjoyed the iPads provided by the restaurant and the fish tank. The meals me and my husband were delicious.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nice enough restaurant. I felt we were rushed. Waiting staff were nice. Food was ok but not great value for money. Aquariums were nice to look at while eating.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Three of us had the Cobia with butternut squash risotto, which was very good. One had the Shrimp & Tortellini, which was not good. We found the restaurant to be noisy and the table in the booth to be small for all that was on the table. Loved the lit menus.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat when visiting St Petersburg… Interesting food selections and vegetarian options!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Appetizers: ceviche, firecracker shrimp, spicy blue crab soup-all delicious
Dinner: swordfish, salmon, strip-all delicious again
Cocktails: delicious
Wine: delicious bottle of Sancerre
Dessert: mango ice cream, candied walnut, rum soaked sponge cake-delicious

Tab a bit pricy, but all in all we had a great meal

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is good, nothing fabulous, just ok. The service has average. The servers have a helper, so you would have expected better, brought us plates for bread, no bread, then came and removed the plates . It’s overpriced and the area does have some truly great , like Palm Court, so wouldn’t go back. The aquariums are lovely.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My best friend and I celebrated her birthday and had a great time. The service, food and ambiance was great! Will definitely return!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The host and wait staff were very friendly and accommodating. The waiter didn’t really know what the foods were which was amusing. My date had swordfish and the pairing of the apples and sweet coconut rice with other sweet ingredients was just ok. The grouper was better. Light and flakey fish cooked perfectly. Loved the fish tank and the ambiance was a bit crazy with some folks dressed up and others in shorts with some enthusiastic children in tow. Fun people watching.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food is average tourist cuisine. The service is a disgrace. It was a major effort to get our water glass refilled. I finally had to see a manager to get more water. The restaurant is over staffed and little attention is paid to guests dining. Servers are continuously walking around but do not make eye contact with guests. No one asked how our meal was. I don’t think they want to know. This has great potential but lacks execution of good customer service. I don’t believe repeat customers is a focus.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was our second time here, and it was as amazing as the first time. We drive close to 2 hours to get here, through horrible traffic as well, and it’s worth every minute. This time we spent an hour before our dinner at the outdoor bar where the atmosphere is light and people are friendly. Our reservation was in a romantic setting, yet comforting with the large fish tank in the backdrop. I was finally able to eat lobster tail from my home state of Maine... first time ever since moving to Florida 3 years ago. Our server, Remington, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the fish and very willing to answer all of our questions. At the end of the meal, I could hardly walk to my car but I view it as a win on all fronts. Thanks again, Rumfish. We’ll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Aquarium very nice but SO expensive. Food is good, but not worth the cost. $109 for lunch for 3 people.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent in all aspect.s. Food selection was great, presentation was wonderful, and taste was super. Two super fish tanks manufactured by the guys from “Tanked” made for interesting views and art work by Guy Harvey, what not to love

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was excellent and our waitress 'Teach' made wonderful recommendations. We will return soon!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The place is beautiful the food fantastic. We had oysters from Massachusetts and large stone crabs. Their mai Thai is strong as it should be. The staff was attentive caring and courteous. The tanks were enchanting they had a band outside that was very good and the desert was also spot on. My only complaint was that it was loud and the kids -but not my kids - were super excited to be there and see the beautiful marine life. Wish our kids had been there but it was an adults only getaway for my husbands 50th birthday. By no means should it scare you away it was just fantastic

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Celebrated my birthday here & everything was great! Service and recommendations were on point! Food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Spicy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We went for dinner on a Friday night and ordered the charbroiled oysters for an appetizer (half dozen). The oysters were the smallest I’ve ever seen! My husband and I split them and if crackers were served with it I’d be able to fit all 6 on 1 cracker. The entree I ordered was the pan seared grouper piccata, it was bland and boring. Very disappointing. My husband and son ordered the hoisin glazed salmon my son liked it but my husband said his was mediocre. Our servers name was Remington and he was great. We didn’t complain to him because it wasn’t a mistake, I think that’s just how the food is. He was very attentive and friendly. The ambiance is beautiful. The aquarium is breathtaking and so relaxing. It would have been a great experience if the food was better.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had dinner with my wife on Friday night. Food was superb, waiter (Remington) was very knowledgeable and attentive. The entire experience was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Mainly, our issue surrounded around 2 areas.
1. Time to be seated despite having reservation
2. Overall cost for the food

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved it but it was a bit pricy. $11.00 for a drink is a bit high. There were low enough options on the food menu however.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was very slow, no recommendations were given. The food was so salty that we could not eat it and sent it back and went back to our hotel to find something else to eat. No manager ever came to check on us or offer an apology. Wont go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

First time dining at RumFish. Very enjoyable evening with wife and her family. Seafood was fresh and nicely prepared. Servers were thoughtfully attentive, professional-friendly. Good job all the way around.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We visited for my son's birthday and were pleasantly surprised to be seating front row by the aquarium. The kids were given iPads to help them identify the fish in the tank, which they loved. The food was DELICIOUS! Very fresh food. Portions were large. Wait staff were great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I had been to rumfish when it first opened and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food, told everyone about it. This was my first trip back in over a year and was so disappointed...everything tasted like it had been plated earlier in the day and just microwaved and brought to the table. Nothing fresh about it, just run of the mill tourist trap fare that was bland and seemed lean cuisine fake. The service was scripted and while pleasant, obviously told to sell the highest priced entrees and bottles of wine. The atmosphere with the fish tank is cool, and the bar is awesome with live music outside. Not someplace Id rush back to, but then again, I'm a local girl and not on vacation.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our server Jake was amazing. His recommendations were spot on. Book your table for an early dinner so you have the best chance of siting near the fish enclosure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was excellent! Adrian was awesome, very polite, humorous, knowledgeable of restaurant culture and food and very attentive!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I ordered the Grouper Piccata which I imagined would have a lemon/wine piccata sauce on it, but not so. The fish rested on a bed of way-too-salty risotto and sautéed spinach which was quite good. The fish was also good. But the tiny bit of sauce on the plate did not taste like anything, certainly not lemony..... Another member in our party had the New York Strip "rare" which was not rare, and also very tough. Two others ordered a Grouper/Shrimp "prix fixe" dinner that was so-so. The wedge salad was incredible and the desserts were incredible!! Also enjoy the fish tank.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food and service was great! Emilio was very attentive, knowledgeable about the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We dine at RumFish Grill every time we're in St Pete Beach. Consistency is as important to us as good food. The service and food is outstanding!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent service. Jennifer was our waitress. Wonderful setting. Got to see the fish being fed. Would recommend. Great food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Don't bother going if you don't have a reservation and that still means nothing. We were told by our Uber drive to try this place since it has a large eel, fish tank and was the show Tanked. Our drive also told us you have to have a reservation.
So we made a reservation for 9pm, got the the restaurant that has a gift shop in front and that's when I should have known. I felt like I was at Rainforest cafe (WTF) we got there a little earlier (8:45p), we were told are table was being cleaned off. So we walked around to see the fish tanks and then sat down to wait. We saw groups come and get seated (maybe they had reservations too) so at 9:06pm we asked if are table was ready. I looked inside and the place had easily 7 empty tables. They said are table was still being cleaned. Are you kidding me???? We finally got a text message that our table was ready at 9:15pm.
The food wasn't great at all and to pay over $200 when we had better meals across the street or smaller places. Don't bother going here. Everything tasted like sugar and the fish was rubber.
To top off the evening they started cleaning around 9:45pm while we were eating. Sweeping and pulling out tables while families are eating is so gross. We didn't even finishing our desserts instead we paid and left.

Save yourself money and got see the fish tanks for free.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great atmosphere. Friendly helpful servers. Amazing food. Overall it was a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place but absolutely horrible parking situation

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a great time and experience. The food, service and atmosphere are always great and consistent.

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Spending a week at a resort in St. Pete Beach. We are from Illinois and looking for good seafood and with the "dining with the fish" show it was a great last night's meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Go for the aquarium view - not the food. I think most is prepared & waiting. Our swordfish was delivered to our table in less than 5 minutes and was not hot. I saw lots of food conspicuously delivered right after patrons placed their orders. Waitress almost intrusive at the start - as if she wanted to hurry up & turn the table even though she relayed to us that it was slow. Shortly thereafter, she got a table of around 15-20 people and we had to get another waiter to cash us out. Too many other good restaurants in the area to waste your time & money here. Glad you got on animal planets "tanked"...seems appropriate to me. We won't be back.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Expensive for the quality and quantity of food. Great atmosphere with seating by the fish tank.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

I made the reservations online and asked for a table by the fish tank, which is not guaranteed. Not only did we get a table by the tank but they gave us the table right in the middle of the tank. It was so awesome. The food is outstanding, pricey, but worth it. Amy, our server was very attentive and helpful with our meal selection. Nicholas was also very helpful. He made sure we always had whatever we needed. Thank you so much for a VERY pleasant meal. Next time we are at Tradewinds we will eat there again

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy
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