All About Pass-A-Grille
Updated: May 6
Welcome to Historic Pass-A-Grille. Pass-A-Grille is located on a thin piece of land at the southern most tip of St Pete Beach. Known for its laid back style, where you can park your car and walk to the beach, shops, rooftop bars, quaint shops, fishing piers, and great eateries. The streets and alley’s are lined with coastal cottages that are more reminiscent of Key West than St. Pete Beach.
Where to Eat
Pass-A-Grille has quite a diverse selection of bars and restaurants, ranging from grabbing a sandwich to go to fine dining.
Whether it is beach side, historic, or on the go, you will find that special breakfast in Pass-A-Grille.
Paradise Grille is located right on the beach. They open at 8:00 AM for breakfast. One of my favorite breakfast spots to sit and watch as the beach comes alive. All the seating is outdoors so that you may enjoy the amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico.
A historic restaurant serving The BEST breakfast in St. Pete. Try the biscuits and gravy and everything else. While you wait for your table, take a stroll down 8th Ave to see the shops and galleries.
Shaner's Land & Sea
Shaner’s is the best kept secret of locals and discovery of those who venture to Pass-A-Grille. If you are looking for a great breakfast sandwich to take with you to the beach, Shaners is your answer. Some of the best breakfast sandwiches you will find.
Your choice for lunch range from beachside, rooftop, waterfront, or on the go.
Tucked away in Pass-A-Grille is one of St. Pete Beach’s best kept secrets, The Wharf Restaurant. A great place to savor delicious food all the while enjoying the spectacular views of Tierra Verde & Shell Island from the inter-coastal waterway. With convenient boat slips available, boaters often stop by to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cold beer or mixed drink.
Red, White, & Booze (formerly Sea Critters)
Red, White, & Booze is a local favorite Pass-a-Grille restaurant, right next to the bridge to Mud Key and the Vina Del Mar development. In fact, sit outside on the porch and you can practically touch the bridge. During the days you can often see dolphins at play. The Cafe has a very rustic look which adds to its charm.
Hurricanes Seafood Restaurant
Hurricane Seafood Restaurant in the historic Pass-a-Grille area is one of those beachside eateries that is a must for any Florida vacation. It's a locals' hangout, where the drinks are fruity and the seafood is fresh. We know people who won't eat a broiled grouper sandwich anywhere else.
Located in the heart of Pass-A-Grille on St. Pete Beach, the Brass Monkey is a Waterfront Restaurant with the Best Gulf Views on Tampa’s Gulf Beaches. All of their menu items are prepared in-house with the highest quality ingredients and all offered at a reasonable price. They are proud to say: “We overlook nothing but the Gulf!”
One of my favorite features of Pass-a-Grille, however, is a beach bar right on the sand, the Paradise Grille, 900 Gulf Way. The location and the setting is certainly special: Naming this place after paradise is no exaggeration. Live Music Friday - Sunday.
Shaner's Land & Sea
Shaner’s Land & Sea Market offers some of the best meats to-go and deli sandwiches. Customers can purchase a made-to-order sandwich from the Boar’s Head deli, or buy meat and seafood to prepare at home. Shaner’s also has a variety of beer and wines available for purchase. Choice & Prime Angus Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb, Seafood, Kabobs & Boar’s Head Deli..
In Pass-A-Grille there are no chain restaurants. Each is unique and you have your option of watching a beautiful sunset, playful dolphins, or the sound of the gentle surf while having dinner.
Dewey Beach Restaurant & Bar
Introducing the Dewey Restaurant where Chef Marty Blitz and Chef Tony Bruno are creating modern beach cuisine, inspired by and served within steps of the gulf coast on Pass a Grille. We invite you to join us as we discover this Cuisine, the Wines, Cocktails, and Beers and bring it to you with our love, our integrity, and commitment to a simple elegance in all our hospitality experiences.
Come to experience the wonder of Grace's dinner menu or hang at the stunning bar for craft cocktails, appetizers or chartcuterie boards of meats and cheese's. Grace Restaurant offers modern American cuisine, wine, and cocktails accompanied by impeccable service in a haven on the peaceful side of the beach.
If you are in the mood for a casual dinner on the beach, then look no further than Paradise Grille. While you sit at your picnic table, you are steps from the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Each night at sunset, there is a ceremonious bell ringing at each sunset. Grab your favorite beer or glass of wine and take in all that Pass A Grille Beach has to offer.
The Wharf Restaurant & Bar
The Wharf Restaurant is about as unique as they come. Visitors from all over the world are often directed by the beach locals to visit the Wharf which has a long & interesting history in the area. Set right on the intercoastal, you can come by boat or car. Sit and watch the dolphin play or enjoy the boat traffic as they come and go. Don't forget to try the grouper sandwich.
Sea Critters Cafe
Set right on the water, we invite guests to take a break and savor some of the freshest seafood in town with our signature margarita in hand. While enjoying your waterfront meal, make sure to save some for the catfish as they swim along our dock. Come by land or sea enjoy the sun or stars at our piece of paradise!
Located in the heart of Pass-A-Grille on St Pete Beach, the Brass Monkey is a waterfront restaurant with one of the best gulf views. Specializing in Colossal Lump Crab Cakes and a variety of Fresh Seafood Items, but also offering the finest Steaks, Salads and even Pizzas, The Brass Monkey has something for everyone. Enjoy an amazing sunset from their upper deck.
Hurricanes Seafood Restaurant
One of the area's most popular seafood restaurants. The landmark Hurricane is three stories tall with five different dining rooms. "The Watch", an open-air twin bar on the roof top deck offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. They specialize in fresh seafood and has served its famous local Grouper as a sandwich or dinner for more than 33 years.
Where to Stay in Pass-A-Grille
Unlike some of the resort towns north of Pass-A-Grille, there are no high-rise hotels in this traditional area of the beach. Instead, travelers will find beachfront apartment-style hotels and cozy, out-of-the-way inns offering a more homey or boutique atmosphere.
Coconut Inn is directly across the street to the beach and a short walk from Paradise Grille and the Brass Monkey. It apartment-style rooms, all with fully equipped kitchens. Other amenities include an outdoor courtyard with wireless Internet, a heated outdoor pool and free use of beach chairs and bicycles.
Sabal Palms Inn
Sabal Palms Inn is on the beachfront. It is a five-minute walk from Merry Pier, a fishing pier, and home of Miss Pass-A-Grille charter boat. It offers 10 apartment-style suites, all with kitchens and maid service. The hotel also features guest laundry facilities, a heated pool and free use of bicycles and beach chairs.
Berkley Beach Club
Modern and sleek loft-like hotel in “downtown” Pass-a-Grille. It’s a small property, very boutique feel, and one of my favorite restaurants, the Dewey, is on site. Berkeley Beach Club is inspired by all that is Pass-A-Grille. indulge in the magic that is our particular brand of Paradise.
The Havana Inn is a classically restored Gulf-Front property, featuring spacious and comfortable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites. All suites include fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms and sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Keystone Motel has been family owned and operated since 1945. It is across Gulf Boulevard from the beach. The motel offers a combination of motel rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites. Motel amenities include a heated outdoor pool and laundry facilities.
Island's End Resort
At the southernmost tip of the island, Island's End Resort is nestled between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, a 30-second walk from the beach. Guests can choose from five one-bedroom cottages or a three-bedroom home with a pool.
Things to do in Pass-A-Grille
Pass-A-Grille offers many things for visitors to our area.
Shopping on Historic 8th Ave
Galene’s Paradise is a gallery of work from local artists. Galene Shorter designs handcrafted glass signs and nightlights. The works at her gallery are focused on a coastal, nautical and beach themes.
Bamboozle, a clothing and accessory boutique on historic 8th Avenue, specializes in clothing. It stocks items ranging from outerwear to shoes, as well as accessories such as hats and handmade jewelry. The shop also sells various home decor items, gifts and souvenirs. A variety of designer brands are stocked, as are many unique items.
Established in 2008 by Dody Turner, this luxury beach boutique was a lifelong dream to offer the finest beach fashions available from manufacturers around the globe. Inspired by her travels abroad but very rooted to the Gulf Coast of Florida, she was confident that the choice of collections would make all the difference in the shop's success.
Paradiso specializes in Brands such as Tommy Bahama, Robert Graham, Eileen Fisher, Cut Loose and many others, including gift items. Both Women and Men, will find something here of interest. We also have VERY OLD Pictures / Photo's, of both Pass A Grille and the Don Ce-sar from the early 1900's. Which are a must see! We sell PREMIUM Cigars, from Diamond Crown to Anejo, for perfect Beach Walks and Sunset enjoyment, or just a great gift ideas, at very reasonable prices!
Other Things to Do
Deep Sea Fishing Aboard Miss Pass-A-Grille
Miss Pass-A-Grille offers affordable Deep Sea Fishing Charters off Pass-A-Grille Beach. We offer half-day and full-day fishing trips. Our boat is a 51' Twin Diesel with an A/C cabin for everyone. Located at Merry Pier
Fish from Shore at the Merry Pier
The historic Merry Pier located in Pass-A-Grille, Florida, and is a world famous fishing and boating destination. Here, you’ll find a friendly store, boat excursions, and fabulous fishing. Both live and frozen bait are available.
Ring the Bell at Sunset at Paradise Grille
Sunset is always a celebration. At sunset a lucky person gets to ring the ships bell. Sit right on the seawall and enjoy cocktails or beers and usually some live music. Thousands of people have joined the Pass-a-Grille tradition to ring the bell and sign the bell's guest books.
Drive your own Speed Boat with Speed Boat Adventures
Take the wheel and become the captain of your very own speedboat with our one-of-a-kind, unforgettable boat tours. You are able to navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained and knowledgeable guides.
Take a ride to Shell Key Preserve
Hitch a ride on the Shell Key Shuttle out to beautiful Shell Key. This island is a beautiful, untouched example of Florida’s sunny charm! It conveniently leaves from Merry Pier. Sunset/dolphin watch cruises are also available.
Visit Gulf Beaches Historical Museum
A hidden treasure in Pass-A-Grille, this hands-on, volunteer-run museum presents the story of the Gulf Beaches in an accessible way for all ages. Gift shop. Free entry; required to display free parking pass obtained inside museum. Open Fridays and Saturdays 11am to 2pm.
Ride the Mini Bus - Freebee
Freebee is a free, door-to-door, on-demand service, brought to you by St. Pete Beach! Freebee vehicles are 100% electric. Potential riders call 855-918-3733, use the Freebee app, or flag down an available Freebee.
Hop on a Beach Cruiser
Rent a beach cruiser at Merry Pier and explore the unique neighborhoods of Pass A Grille that help make it so special.
Book a Sunset Cruise
For a relaxing and enjoyable evening, make reservations for a Sunset Cruise sight-seeing through residential waterways and the pristine barrier islands south of Pass-a-Grille. Your sunset cruise lets you see the perfect sunset over the Gulf right from St Pete Beach. They almost always see dolphins too!
Have a Drink at the Legendary Shadracks on 8th Ave
Shadrack's is one of those legendary places that is a part of the Pass-A-Grille experience. It's not fancy, actually far from it, but that is part of it's draw. If you like a reasonably priced cold beer, a game of pool or darts and some good conversation with the locals, Shadrack's is definitely worth a visit.
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