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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in St. Petersburg

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in St. Petersburg? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Bacchus Wine Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (873)
$30 and under
French
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Bacchus Wine Bistro is an oasis of Old World charm nestled within St. Pete’s expanding modernity. Our menu offers classic dishes like Escargot in the shell and French Onion Soup alongside contemporary options such as Tuna carpaccio and Steak Au Poivre. The wine library, watched over by the famed Vitale Bros’ Bacchus mural, boasts nearly 100 selections from France, Italy, Spain, the US, and other notable countries.
Top review
Reneeluigivip
Dined 7 days ago
Our server was helpful with making our choices. Always make sure you have reservations, they are very busy. Always a nice place to stop for drinks.
A photo of Mullet's Fish Camp & Market restaurant
4.8
4.8 (449)
$30 and under
Seafood
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
If you live in South St. Pete, you know there are few good restaurants nearby. We’re ready to change that.

Whether you want to treat yourself after a long day or unwind in our backyard tiki bar, Mullet’s is about to be your new favorite spot for flavorful seafood fare and sharing a beer amongst friends (or strangers).

Bring your family, your friends, and your mullet.

Currently we cannot guarantee a specific seating section (indoor or outdoor) nor a specific table preference. All bar seats are held nightly for walk-in diners and all other seating is available to reserve. If you are running late, we hold the table for a grace period of 15 minutes before offering the reservation to our waitlist. Reservations are recommended, but we gladly accept walk-ins. For all reservations of 10 or more, please notify the restaurant.

Guests have a maximum of a 2 hour table time in order for us to accommodate all of our reservations.

Top review
DavidH
Dined 1 day ago
We are locals who often bring our many guest to Mullet’s. Since we have found this hidden jewel, we can’t stop coming. I have had approximately 75% of the menu and everything is always delicious - No matter the sauce or how you like your seafood prepared. Don’t miss out on their smoked wings. They prepare many daily and they are very nice size wings. During our visit, we had a slight issue while being seated. Not 100% sure what happened, but a group was seated at our table before we could be seated. The result was we had to wait a little longer to be seated (which was ok because we were slightly early for our reservation) and the staff comp’d a portion of our meal. Speaking of the staff, they always seem to smile and are friendly and eager to help.
A photo of Stillwaters Tavern restaurant
4.7
4.7 (490)
$30 and under
American
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Stillwaters Tavern opened in 2015 on Beach Drive offering modern American fare in an inviting post-industrial space. Casual, approachable food with impeccable service are the hallmarks of Stillwaters Tavern. With 20 beers on tap, wines on tap, and original cocktails created in-house, you’ll be able to find the perfect libation to go with your food. Come people watch on Beach Drive and enjoy a casual lunch or dinner at Stillwaters Tavern
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DQ11vip
Dined 2 days ago
Always a good spot to take people visiting town for a slightly nicer meal but still with a chill vibe.
A photo of Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille St Pete Pier restaurant
4.5
4.5 (863)
$30 and under
Seafood
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Winner of TripAdvisor’s 2023 #1 ‘Everyday Eats’ restaurant in the COUNTRY!

Located at the base of the downtown St. Pete Pier, Doc Ford’s St. Pete is as stunning as it is delicious. With inside and outside views of both downtown St. Pete, and Tampa bay, there’s a seat in the house for everybody. Enjoy the sea-breeze on the seawall while enjoying a couple Doc Ford’s Mojitos and Yucatan Shrimp!

Top review
KathyA
Dined 6 days ago
Our waitress Jen was very accommodating. The food was excellent. We had a great table outside with great views.
A photo of Caddy's Treasure Island restaurant
4.5
4.5 (97)
$30 and under
American
St. Pete Beach
About the restaurant
The original Caddy’s, located on the beautiful Sunset Beach, Treasure Island, Florida. This is our flagship location with its own private beach looking out on the Gulf of Mexico.

Known for our picture-perfect beach, daily live music, our infamous BBQ and amazing sunsets. Whether you are a local or just visiting the area, Caddy’s Treasure Island is the perfect stop for you.

We offer complimentary chairs and umbrellas for our guests. Relax and strech on the beach with complimentary yoga three days a week. We have live music everyday! Check out our events calendar or Facebook page and see what’s coming up at the beach.

Caddy’s Treasure Island is proud to be apart of the “No Straw” movement to help protect our beaches.

We enjoy working with the local community at Caddy’s, a few of our favorite partners are The Ronald McDonald House, Susan G. Komen, and The St. Anthony’s Triathlon.

Look no further, you have found your new favorite bea

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DebraK
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
Mallory was excellent and took great care of us. The meal was delicious (shrimp tacos and cali-burger). The Pina colada was delicious but the rum runner and key lime pie were so-so. We had a great time by the beautiful beach.
A photo of Sea Dog Brewing Co. restaurant
4.4
4.4 (101)
$31 to $50
American
Treasure Island
About the restaurant
Local brew pub with gulf inspired food menu, hand crafted cocktails, waterfront views and specialty beers made on location! Boat docks available & dog friendly downstairs.
Top review
Reneeluigivip
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
When I showed up for my reservation I said I had a reservation and was seated at the table 1/2 booth and two chairs near the kitchen. We had the crab Rangoon appetiser, a hot crab tool and a cold crab roll as well as a sweet tea and an unsweetened tea. Open table said we were marked as a no show. I spent over $100.00 on our meal. We did show up for our reservation.
A photo of Castile Restaurant restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1547)
$31 to $50
American
St. Pete Beach
About the restaurant
Located inside The Hotel Zamora, Castile Restaurant incorporates local Florida ingredients with Mediterranean inspired cooking methods. Offering indoor & outdoor seating on our expansive terrace with views of the Intra coastal waterway, our culinary team serves American Cuisine showcasing seasonal local ingredients. Serving Breakfast 8am-11am, Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5-10pm. Sunday Brunch 11:30-2:30 pm. Castile Lounge 11am-11pm. Daily. For parties of 15 or more, we do offer an elegant private dining room and outdoor veranda & patio for seating up to 30 people for private events. Inquire @ info@thehotelzamora.com

Also located in The Hotel Zamora, the 360 Rooftop Bar offers drinks & lounge seating. We are a 1st come, 1st serve venue that does not take reservations. Located on the 5th floor, this location features Gulfside & Bayside views of golden sunsets on the Gulf & the Intracoastal cityscape on the Bay. The 360 Rooftop is weather/event permitting. Open Daily @ 4p.m.

Top review
KarenC
Dined 4 days ago
we seldom eat at hotel restaurants but gave this one a try as their menu looked good and they take reservations ( unlike many restaurants in the area), and we weren’t disappointed . Lobster bisque was very tasty with actual lobster pieces on top. Husband’s Appetizer grouper bites were an unusual yet tasty dish. My chilean sea bass was perfectly cooked and well presented . My husband’s salmon was also very well seasoned and presented. Our server was attentive and the ambience was nice with water views. Highly recommend.
A photo of Three Birds Tavern restaurant
4.3
4.3 (212)
$30 and under
American
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Great food, drinks and atmosphere offered in a century farmhouse located in Old Northeast - Crescent Lake neighborhood St. Petersburg. Local hangout, family friendly seating and menu. Dog friendly patio. Sprawling porch and patio for outdoor dining, Inside and outside bar. Scratch kitchen, Full Bar, Wines by the Glass, Eighteen draft beers with many local crafts.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 19, 2024
Great place, great atmosphere. Wasn’t too expensive
A photo of Caddy's John's Pass restaurant
4.3
4.3 (42)
$30 and under
American
Madeira Beach
About the restaurant
Casual Waterfront Dining at it is best in John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk! Come to John’s Pass for our mouth-watering menu, refreshing drinks and enjoy a fun family-friendly atmosphere with breathtaking views of the sunset!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Service was great. My coconut shrimp was over cooked. Everything else was good.
A photo of Cane and Barrel restaurant
4.2
4.2 (184)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
We're raising the bar - literally......
The essence of the terrace bar at St. Petersburg’s AC Hotel is derived from the flora and fauna of Florida, infused with the lushness of a Caribbean courtyard, and inspired by Cuban heritage. The signature spirit, rum, is the key narrative – exploring its journey from the cane to the barrel. The interiors reflect the vibrant culture of Havana nights with an old world charm.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Love the ambience at this spot! And service is always great. Good drinks too :)
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