Remember diners and homemade burgers? Well, if you want a real homemade burger and a thick, creamy milkshake stop in at the Shake Station in Ellenton, FL! You need two hands to hold these juicy sandwiches and a spoon for the best, thickest, shake! Not to mention, the crispy onion rings and fries. Even on a diet you need to splurge once in a while. Lol
While at the beach at Pass-A-Grille on St Pete’s Beach, we ate lunch at The BrassMonkey. Since I am originally from Md., the “Monkeycrab balls” looked interesting. I was NOT disappointed. They were delicious and reminded me of the best part of living in Md…blue crabs!!
The owners are from Maryland, so they know how to make a Maryland crab cake!!
Head over to St Pete’s Beach for a fun day in the sun and enjoy a great meal on the balcony at The Brass Monkey!
What a gem! Friends took us to the Bar Fly Saltwater Grill on Main Street in Safety Harbor and what a treat! The Bloody Mary Bar is worth the trip itself, it looks like a whole meal in a glass! The steamed bucket was amazing, with snow crabs, oysters, and jumbo shrimp. And the Smoked Fish dip was fantastic. Prices are reasonable and you have a choice of inside or outside seating. We went on a Sunday and waited a little, but it was so worth the wait! We took the time to walk around the town a bit. Don’t be in a hurry when you go, you will be there a couple of hours!
The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is directly across the street from the Bar Fly – make sure you walk through and make plans to revisit for their Sunday Brunch!
This is how we spend an evening in Florida! Outdoor seating with a fire pit in the center of the table to take the ‘chill’ off, at Mattison’s City Grille. Great food, reasonable prices and the tropical drinks aren’t bad either! After dinner we strolled down to the Riverwalk to listen to the Blues Festival which began Friday evening and went on through the weekend. A lot of folks were ‘Out and About’!