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Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks

915 Main St, Safety Harbor, FL 34695-3455
727-726-1956
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a place I've been so many times while I worked in Safety Harbor; but it's been a while and I decided to meet my girlfriend there, have a nice lunch and tour Safety Harbor. Anyone arriving to our area should take a side trip through Safety Harbor. From Tampa International Airport; if driving over Courtney Campbell Causeway, take... More

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

Hello And thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear that you have captured our 'Old Florida / New Vibe.' Our chef Domenica is always creating new dishes and keeping the Old favorites. We are redesigning our bar (to be completed Oct 1 2015) to better craft & serve our exciting new bar fresh cocktails. We hope... More

Clearwater, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great little restaurant in a small downtown area. Have had many things at this restaurant but especially love their burgers. One of the best I've ever had! Nice diverse menu, all seating is outside and on weekends they have entertainment on the patio. Gotta go if you're anywhere near downtown safety harbor, fl.

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

Hi, We are happy to hear you enjoy your visits to Whistle Stop. We are always trying new recipes for our menu as well as our tried and true guest favorites like our fresh hand made burgers. We appreciate your wonderful review.Hope to see you again soon. Thank you Dawn More

Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's a little piece of History...The food is outstanding and drinks great! a regular spot to eat whenever we're in the area.

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

Hi We are happy to hear that you enjoying coming to Whistle Stop whenever you are in the area. Yes, Whistle Stop is a little piece of Safety Harbor . It was originally established in 1960 as Frosty Harbor and we established it as Whistle Stop in 1995. Old Florida/ New Vibe! Thank you for taking the time to write... More

New Lenox, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I was in Florida for four days, I actually went here twice because the food was so good. I have the steak and spinach flatbread, I brought my son back two days later so that he could try it as well. The waitresses were very very nice, and I love the outdoor seating. This place is one thing I would... More

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

Hello, We are happy to hear you enjoyed Whistle Stop enough to come back twice in 4 days and bring your son too! We hope to see you again when you come back to Florida. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Best, Dawn More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family comes down every year to visit my grandparents and the staff remembers us each time. I don't consider us especially memorable, but these are fabulous people. The atmosphere is relaxed, the food is awesome, and the beer is cold. I've been coming to Whistle Stop since I was a little girl--back when it was just a walk-up ice... More

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for the wonderful , happy review! We are thrilled that you enjoy coming to Whistle Stop on your visits to see your family. Yes, we have grown quite a bit since you came as a little girl for ice cream at the walk up window . But we haven't forgotten our roots and the people like you... More

Belmar, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Every year I fly to Florida to be with family. My first word's are hello, my second words are ,when can we have lunch at Whistle Stop. Whistle Stop Grill and Safety Harbor are off the beaten track. The Grill with it's no pretense, casual patio dining is the best place to bring the family and the little ones. The... More

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review ! We love that you captured the very essence we hope all our guests experience. We look forward to continuing to be a tradition on your visits with family in Florida. We are always adding 'something new' to our menu., and keeping the' Old Favorites' More

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Absolutely must try this place. Great food, great location, friendly staff and ownership. Yes, sometimes a train really does roll on by.

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for the very nice , upbeat review. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Whistle Stop and hope you will come in again soon. Have a seat at the bar and play The Train Game (win a drink if your seat number comes up on our wheel when the train goes by.) Thanks again... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We are locals and love dining at the Whistle Stop for their fresh dining options. We have 2 small children (1 and 4 years old) and they have children's options as well. We have not been there when there is entertainment, but would love to when we can get out without the kids. It is an outdoor/open patio environment so... More

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review. We are glad you enjoy our food. We do take pride in what we cook, make most items in house and buy local as much as possible. Thanks for taking the time share your comments for us and others to read. Dawn/ WSG&B More

Salina
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

You always wonder when the restaurant is 1/3 full and the hostess seats you at a dirty table. The table got cleaned and we ordered drinks and a salmon BLT. The drinks were delivered efficiently however the salmon BLT took 30 minutes. The good news was the sandwich was pretty good. However the onion rings were cold. Asked for hot... More

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

Hello We do hope you will give us a second chance! Your review does not sound like a typical experience at Whistle Stop. Hopefully on your next visit you will enjoy the good food & vibe we want all of our guests to experience. Thank you More

Culpeper, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We ended up here late on a Third Friday evening. We were seated at the bar where we were waited on immediately. We ordered the appetizer platter and a salad which was huge and enough to share. There was a musician singing and the atmosphere was laid back but not obnoxious. The menu was much nicer than a typical bar... More

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Dawn P, Owner at Whistle Stop Grill by the tracks, responded to this review

We are so glad you found your way down to Whistle Stop. 3rd Friday night always creates a lot of fun energy in town! We are always happy to hear that a guest received excellent service, and enjoyed our food & atmosphere. Thank you for taking the time to write and tell us. We hope to see you again soon. More

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