St. Petersburg boat up dining is second to none. This treasure of Florida’s gulf coast is home to some of the most amazing restaurant atmospheres and waterside dining experiences that a person could ask for. 

St. Pete is an incredible place to take out your boat and spend a day exploring and cruising around. These two treasures mix together perfectly with the finest boat up restaurants and waterfront dining in America.

No matter what kind of restaurant scene you’re in the mood for, St. Pete can offer several options on either the bayside or closer to treasure island. Here is a guide of the best St. Petersburg boat up dining spots for you to keep an eye out for next time you set sail! 

Whether you’re looking for libations or stone crab claws, St. Pete has you covered.

Take it in: The Best St. Petersburg Boat Up Dining Restaurants

The dynamic duo: a day on the boat with some amazing local food and drink tied in… does life get any better than this? 

Set sail along St. Pete Beach, the Inter Coastal Waterway, or have a beautiful day on the Gulf of Mexico, and when you get hungry or thirsty, dock at one of these local institutions.

The Getaway

Wanna “Getaway”?

The title of this restaurant is also the perfect way to describe it’s atmosphere and waterside presence. Located on the Northeast corner of St. Petersburg, just off the Gandy bridge is a local gem known as The Getaway.

This waterfront tiki bar grants you a boat up location with a scenic Floridian view, fantastic outdoor seating (with sand in your toes at this shore front beach bar), and some of the best bar food in all of Tampa Bay.

The Getaway prides itself on fresh local seafood and having a vast array of local brews to boast the amazing craft brew culture that Tampa Bay has to offer. Their menu offers fish tacos and unorthodox-yet-delicious burger options will have you salivating while you wait for it to be prepared.

Just stopping by for a few drinks? No problem! They have an entire menu page dedicated to cocktails, wine, and beer to fit your fancy. Come for the drinks and stay for the live music. 

If you catch your stomach grumbling while cruising the north side of St. Pete, pull up to The Getaway!

Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro

Yet another restaurant whose title speaks for itself!

If you’re looking for somewhere downtown to dock your boat and explore the city of St. Pete a bit, then Fresco’s is a great place to pull up to.

Touted as the only fine dining waterfront restaurant in the area Fresco’s lives up to its reputation. It’s the only waterfront restaurant IN downtown St. Petersburg, giving you the perfect excuse to load up on some great food and cold drinks before roaming around.

Fresco’s is where the buzz of corporate America meets the relaxing vibe of the Tampa Bay. They offer a variety of food options to fit anyone’s cravings with fresh appetizers, cold and hot sandwiches/wraps, and mouth-watering burger options.

Of course, no waterfront dinner would be complete without local seafood. Pig out to fried oysters, blackened seafood options, and seafood wraps. Happy hour lasts Monday through Friday from 3-7 pm; perfect refueling window before heading back out to sea to cap the day off!

Sea Hags Bar & Grill

Looking to partake in a local waterfront bar with history and an all-out delicious menu? Better put Sea Hags Bar & Grill on your to-do list!

This local bar has earned its reputation from the wide variety on its menu that ranges from delicious bar food to chowder, hand-cut steaks, and fresh-caught seafood. It’s also a great gathering place to wrap up the day with the happy hour that runs every weekday until 6 pm and local bands scheduled almost nightly.

If you happen to be out boating on a Sunday (why WOULDN’T you be?) and want to stop by to catch a specific NFL game, the Sea Hag has NFL Sunday ticket to provide any possible NFL game you would want!

Imagine pulling up to dock your boat among a vast array of other beautiful yachts with their own traveling stories, and having a couple refreshing drinks to tell the tales.

When you’re boating up to any restaurant, you want a local, free-flowing vibe, and the Sea Hag can offer you just that!

Sea Critters Cafe

Interested in a casual dining option with local eats on the historic Pass-A-Grille with a view? 

Welcome to Sea Critters, where they have relaxation mastered. This local cafe offers amazing outdoor dining, great-tasting food across the board, and even some extracurricular entertainment beyond their deck bar and full-sized TVs.

Sea Critters is known for the astonishing amount of Catfish that gather near its docks after sunset and offer a sealife-watching portion of entertainment that can’t be matched anywhere else.

This amazing restaurant makes it easy to escape reality and grab the vacation vibe (whether you’re actually on one or not). This place is highly recommended to tourists at the start of their vacation to get them excited and caught up with the local lifestyle heading into a week/weekend of relaxation.

So bring out that sun hat and throw on your finest floral-decorated button-up shirt, because it’s time to enter paradise at Sea Critters!

Set Sail in Style!

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