Updated: Aug 10
The intracoastal waters around St Pete Beach make for great boating conditions and for fantastic access to some of the best bars and eateries around. For a fun day on the water check out these great places that have docking while you eat and drink.
All distances are measured from the Bay Way Bridge in St Pete Beach. The distances are approximate and should only be uses as a very general guide.
The Wharf Restaurant & Bar 1.5 Miles
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 intra-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.
Sea Critters Cafe 1.5 Miles
In historic Pass-A-Grille, there’s a little patch of paradise just past St. Pete Beach called Sea Critters Café. 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. Take in the view’s dockside or join us inside our casual café - whichever route you choose all roads lead to relaxation. Located right next to the Wharf.
Hotel Zamora .25 Miles
Conveniently located on the intracoastal side of St Pete Beach sits Hotel Zamora. Come by boat to dine or to experience the incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico from their 360 Degree Rooftop Bar.
Island Grille & Raw Bar 3 Miles
The Island Grille is conveniently located at the Port 32 Tierra Verde Marina. You will find a space to dock while you Relax & Enjoy Island Style. At the Island Grille you will find a laid back atmosphere where you can enjoy delicious food, sip specialty cocktails, and catch up with friends.
Tiki Docks 2.5 Miles
Located at the Maximo Marina in St. Petersburg. Tiki Dock's story is fueled by flavor, food, rum, fun, and sun! Visit often, as your Tiki Docks experiences will awaken your tiki life. You will find ample dock space while you visit. Maximo also has a fuel dock should the need arise.
O'Maddy's Bar & Grille Gulfport 2 Miles
Located diagonally across the street from the Casino Town Docks, you will be in the heart of Gulfport. O'Maddy's
outdoor seating offers great views of the Gulfport waterfront – watch the boats sail by, the fisherman on the Gulfport Pier, or the sun setting over the water. Enjoy live bands (call for their current entertainment schedule) and karaoke.
Caddy's Gulfport 2 Miles
While docked at the Gulfport Casino town docks, stroll across the street to Caddy's of Gulfport. Committed to great food and good times you will be served up seasonal food and drink specials that highlight the best in seafood and American cuisine. The second story offers a panoramic view of downtown and Boca Ciega Bay!
Sea Dogs Brewery 4 Miles
This beachside brewpub is the newest outpost of the award-winning New England brewery. Perfectly positioned on the intracoastal, the waterfront bar and open-air dining area offers a winning combination. There is plenty of docking and is located on the Intracoastal right before the bridge from St Pete Beach to Treasure Island.
Sea Hags Waterfront Bar & Grille 4 Miles
Sea Hags Bar & Grill serves locally sourced grouper, shrimp and oysters – plus fresh steaks, chicken, juicy burgers, pork chops and much more in a relaxed, beautiful waterfront setting -- perfect for lunch, dinner or just a snack. Located just across the water way from Sea Dogs Brew Pub. You can pull your boat right along side the restaurant.
Buoys Waterfront Grill & Bar 5 Miles
Buoys Waterfront Grill & Bar is located where the former Shark Tales was. The restaurant and bar have been totally renovated and brand new docks have been installed. Situated right on Blind Pass Inlet you can dine and have a drink while watching the boats and dolphins go by. If you come from the intracoastal way you will have a restriction on height as it is a fixed bridge.
The Club at Treasure Island 4.2 Miles
Located just south of the Treasure Island Draw Bridge. NO LONGER MEMBERS ONLY! EVERYONE WELCOME! The Club at Treasure Island features the best in exclusive dining, boating, events and live entertainment.
Harbor Master Tiki Docks 7.5 Miles
Conveniently located at Bay Pines Marina, it offers a Waterfront Tiki Bar with full food menu, 24 taps and boat slips open to the public. Enjoy a taste of old Florida with delicious food and a great waterfront tiki bar atmosphere with boat dock access!
Crabby's On The Pass - John's Pass 8 Miles
Touted as the ‘World’s Longest Waterfront Bar,’ Crabby’s On The Pass has something for everyone in your group. Offering live music, ample boat docking, along with an on-site fish filleting station and a private room perfect for large gatherings, plus daily dolphin sightings and the best staff
around! Come by land or by sea! The have a spot waiting for you..
Fusion Resort & Marina 4.5 Miles
Overlooking the pristine waters of the Intracoastal Waterways, the resort is situated just steps away from Treasure Island’s white sandy beach and an array of shopping, dining and entertainment options. With panoramic scenic views, the rooftop Skyview Terrace is must see. Ample docking with new docks this past year. Located just north of the Treasure Island Bridge
Angry Pepper 8 Miles
Just north of the Tom Stuart Causeway Bridge, they have great apps and sandwiches, but their smoked meats paired with their Alabama-style barbecue and Florida-style blackened seafood is where it's at, (especially their wings!) Great place to watch some weekend football games.
Cambria Hotel 8 Miles
Also, located just north of the Tom Stuart Causeway Bridge, the Cambria Hotel has an amazing rooftop bar with great drinks and food. Ample boat docking right in front of the hotel.
Seabreeze Island Grill 10 Miles
About 2 miles north of the Tom Stuart Causeway is a great waterfront seafood restaurant on the intracoastal waterway in Redington Shores. They have fresh fish, grilled steaks & ribs, daily specials and great drink prices.
Happy Hour EVERYDAY 11am- 6pm
$3.50 House wines
$3 Drafts: Miller Lite & Yuengling Lager
Caddy's Indian Shores 12 Miles
Great location and plenty of docks if traveling by boat. They usually have dockhands available to help you tie up. Food is very good and terrific deck looking over the water.
JD's Restaurant & Bar 13.0 Miles
JD's has their own docks, but if they are full just pull up to the Indian Rocks Beach city docks just north. Waterfront dining, awesome drinks, free parking, great atmosphere, boat docks, gift shop of shirts, hats, jewelry, towels, salt scrub, souvenirs, and more!..
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT DAILY!
On the "BACK PORCH" 1PM-5PM & 6PM-10PM
VIP Mexican - American Cuisine 13.5 Miles
Dock at Indian Rocks Beach city docks for free and the VIP is just a short walk. They offer great tacos, margaritas and a great time.
Happy Hour Mon - Friday 3pm - 7pm
$2.50 Pints of Bud
$3.25 Bottles of Bud, Bud Light, Miller Light and Coors Light
$4.00 Well Cocktails
The Original Crabby Bill's 13.5 Miles
Again you can dock at Indian Rocks Beach city docks for free and Crabby Bill's is just a short walk. Their passion is seafood, and we strive to find only the best ingredients for our guests. They offer breakfast, daily specials, happy hour, and live music every day in our Loading Dock!
For those looking for venture south of the Skyway Bridge, below are a couple of my favorite spots.
Bridge Tender Inn - Anna Maria Island 17 Miles
Located just past the Cortez Bridge on Anna Maria Island. They have a great outdoor bar. It's a really great place to grab a drink and relax while watching the boats sail by. With ample boat docking, this is truly a gem.
Pier 22 - Manatee River 27.5005° N, 82.5735° W 18 Miles
Pier 22 is nestled along the beautiful Manatee River in Bradenton, Florida. next to the Twin Dolphin Marina. With easy docking, great views, and happy hours specials, this is a great take by boat.
River House - Manatee River 18 Miles
Located directly across the river from Pier 22, the River House sits at the end of the Regatta Pointe Marina pier with a large outdoor patio and unbeatable waterfront views at every seat. They serve lunch and dinner daily with breakfast and live music on the weekends and exclusive upscale dining on their second floor also on the weekends.
All distances are measured from the Bay Way Bridge in St Pete Beach. The distances are approximate and should only be uses as a very general reference.
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