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4526 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
1 (813) 254-7373
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Ranked #55 of 724 restaurants in St. Petersburg
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Description: PDQ is a fast casual restaurant specializing in chicken tenders, salads, sandwiches, fresh cut fries and hand spun milkshakes.
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87% Recommend
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is FAST food and when I say fast our order for 3 people were out before we even had time to finish making our drinks, so that's a plus. Restrooms are clean and modern and they even have a washing station outside of the restroom if you don't want to go to the restroom to clean your hands. Everyone... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

If we're ever in NE St Petersburg, the kids always want PDQ. The chicken strips are the favorite. They're selection of dipping sauces is pretty good. I personally like the Sweet Heat, but the kids enjoy the Chipotle BBQ. PDQ puts their Sweet Heat sauce on a Crispy Turkey Sandwich which is also pretty tasty. The fresh made pickles top... More

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Clearwater FL
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went here with the family, here is the only comparison I can come up with Chicken Sandwich + CHIK-FI Chicken Strips edge PDQ (tip get 4 strips, 3 isn't quite enough) Cole Slaw + CHIK-FI (PDQ has blueberry coleslaw - sounds extraordinary but isn't) Fries = for me, I love waffle fries, but old fashion greasy fries are still the... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We visit PDQ frequently but went recently with a group of friends. They had a "Teacher Appreciation" night where they gave free meals to teachers- we felt very appreciated by them and we all enjoyed our meals! A big thank goes out to them from many, many teachers! We have had many items on their menu but enjoy the salads... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Really some of the best chicken strips I've had. They look thin at first but they are very meaty. They have the right amount of batter. The dips are great! Loved the creamy garlic and the chipotle. The fries are seasoned well and have a great flavor and will go well with whatever did you choose.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

2nd time to eat here! For fast food the food is pretty good! Place was clean at lunch time on a week day and service was friendly and quick!

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Galloway, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I stop there with a friend.I never herd of PDQ.I enjoyed it there the food was good and the place was very clean.It was very good for fast food

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Great meals. Must like chicken. This is not a burger place. Try one of their shakes. Yumm. Great place to bring kids too. Consistently good meals.

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Lansing, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We had never heard of PDQ and have been in the St. Pete area for 14 years. We just happened to see it as we drove north on 4th Street last evening. What an experience! It's great food, fresh food, and fast! But the the employees really are what gave the evening an experience. Rachel was super friendly, explained the... More

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st petersburg, fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've tried them several times, mainly because I liked their seasonal strawberry shakes, delicious. But I won't eat their chicken again. It didn't seem fully cooked and I don't like their fries.

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