Chef's Creole Cafe, St. Petersburg

Chef’s Creole Cafe, St. Petersburg; credit St. Petersburg-Clearwater CVB

St. Petersburg Restaurants

Chief’s Creole Cafe
DESCRIPTION: Owners Elihu Brayboy and Carolyn Brayboy are serving Creole-inspired meals that honor Elihu’s late mother. His mother grew up in Louisiana, and it’s where she learned to cook Creole cuisine. The Brayboys still serve customers. This cafe is located in the Black Historic 22nd Street District.
PRICE RANGE: $$
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 11a-9p
ADDRESS: 901 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 727-498-8979
WEBSITE: https://chiefscreolecafe.com

Rush Hour Chicken & Waffles
DESCRIPTION: Rush Hour serves more than just its namesake, chicken and waffles, including shrimp and grits, full platters and other soul foods. Recently, the restaurant has been providing a drive-in experience by showing family-friendly movies in their parking lot.
PRICE RANGE: $$
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS:
ADDRESS: 2140 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL MAP
PARKING: lots nearby
PHONE: 727-440-7817
WEBSITE: http://rushhourchickenandwaffles.com

COPA
DESCRIPTION: The lounge was designed by brothers and owners Maxim and Sebastion Thuriere to provide an upscale atmosphere while also paying homage to their cultural influences as children. The wine bar is open Wednesday through Sunday for drinks, tapas and hookah.
PRICE RANGE: $$
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS:
ADDRESS: 1047 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 727-623-9199
WEBSITE: https://www.copadtsp.com/

Ray’s Vegan Soul
DESCRIPTION: Chef Ray has taken traditional soul food recipes and transformed them into plant-based options. During COVID-19 closures, Ray’s Vegan Soul launched “Soul to Go,” prepackaged meals with new options each week.
PRICE RANGE: $$
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS:
ADDRESS: 953 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL MAP
PARKING: lots nearby
PHONE: 727-697-7685
WEBSITE: https://www.raysvegansoul.com

Island Flavors and Tings
DESCRIPTION: Island Flavors and Tings is inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean islands and acts as a restaurant, grocery store and catering service. Located on St. Petersburg Pier. Due COVID-19, Island Flavors and Tings asks that you order ahead for pick up orders.
PRICE RANGE: $$
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS:
ADDRESS: 800 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 727-804-1849
WEBSITE: https://islandflavorsandtings.com

Hogg Batch Coffee
DESCRIPTION: Hogg Batch Coffee puts a boozy twist on coffee roosting. Each batch of coffee is soaked in a unique kind of alcohol to pick up the unique depth of flavors provided by the liquor. They have coffee beans soaked in whiskey, gin, Jamaican rum and other types of alcohol. Check out their website for more flavors and to order your own coffee.
PRICE RANGE: $$
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-9p
ADDRESS: 2327 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 727-210-5029
WEBSITE: https://www.hoggbatch.com

Atwater’s Cafeteria
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1965, this midsize diner is popular with locals for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. After the founders died a few years ago, it took a minute for the family to adjust. But the aroma and flava’ tells you their back in the saddle now.
CUISINE: Soul Food and Seafood
PRICE RANGE: $
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: daily 7a-7p
ADDRESS: 895 22nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 727-823-7018
WEBSITE: none

Lorene’s Fish & Crab House
DESCRIPTION: A popular owner-managed diner; only seats 18 patrons.
CUISINE: Seafood; the shrimp is tasty.
PRICE RANGE: $$
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Wed 11a-6p, Thu-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 929 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 727-321-7297
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lorenes

Taste of the Islands Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Small diner seats 24.
CUISINE: Caribbean-American; the chicken gizzards, oysters and chicken wings are on point.
PRICE RANGE: $$
CREDIT CARDS: yes
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 10a-9p, Fri-Sat 10a-10:30p, Sun 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 2231 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 727-321-4157
WEBSITE: https://tasteoftheislandsrestaurant.com

Big Jim’s Bar-B-Que
DESCRIPTION: A dive, but you’ll love the food; seats 20.
CUISINE: Barbeque; specialties are pork ribs and sliced beef
PRICE RANGE: $$
CREDIT CARDS: no
COVER CHARGE: no
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-9p
ADDRESS: 1303 North MLK Avenue, Clearwater, FL MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 727-327-7388
WEBSITE: none

Island Flavors and Tings
DESCRIPTION: Bringing the Caribbean to thousands since 1995. The menu is filled with Caribbean surprises and traditional Jamaican favorites.
CUISINE: Jamaican
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 1p-7p
CREDIT CARDS: Yes
COVER CHARGE: No
ADDRESS: 1411 49th Street, South, Gulfport, FL
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 727-804-1849
WEBSITE: https://islandflavorsandtings.com

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