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9246 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3132
727-576-7414
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Ranked #335 of 746 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We have visited twice in the last month and both times were impressed with the food. Shrimp was awesome, wings are even better, and the AYCE fish was remarkable. As an old building the menu is really up to date and has a good variety which I am sure is good top to bottom. From both vists I would say... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

For nearly 20 years, I have dined at Babalu's, everytime I visited Florida I have dreamed about their Smoked Fish Spread. I am very sad to say that since they changed their menu and changed their recipes that they are a terrible representation of what I used to crave. Their iconic smoked fish spread is now a bland, tangy, boring... More 

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Odessa, Fl
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We met friends here for lunch on a Sunday, only to arrive at noon, and discover that breakfast only is served till 1pm. This on top of trying to find a place to park. Very limited parking. Although they do have valet parking, which I never use. The menu was a little confusing to me also, but maybe I was... More 

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Largo, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Friends told us this place was great. Other friends told us to skip this place. So we tried it and discovered a really good affordable lunch spot. It is not upscale but it is clean and the food while not remarkable was definitely worth the trip. Service was personable although not quick but not to slow either. All in all... More 

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Paterson, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A small local place family service decent food quick easy and affordable overall nice experience. Good baby back ribs and home made specialties

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florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Ordered the Southern fried chicken...which was overdone, looked old & crusty (I swear it must have come from Kentucky Fried Chicken a week ago), the potatoes tasted like they came from a tub (the kind you buy at Publix & heat up) with dark brown gravy, the broccoli was warm but nothing special, and nothing special about their dinner roll.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Service horrible!!!! Server asked if ready to order then walks off before we could order...then plays dumb didn't think we were ready (should of left)...food NO flavor omelet cooked in old grease !!! Been several times in the past food always good & servers friendly. This server however was a raging B. Server never checked back had to go to... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great place to get wings! Also they have really good burgers. This is casual dining and reasonable in price.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If I was a first time customer I would never go back. Today I asked for the pasta salad on the menu...Guess what..not available, they no longer make it (it used to be great). Egg salad on wrong bread, Ham Sandwich on stale bread (they said it got toasted...NOT ). Waitress was great, long wait for 3 sandwiches. Over the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

They are now serving belgun waffles on a test menu. They said I was the first one served. I tried the strawberry, chocolate ganache waffle. The ganache wad a dark chocolate and not overly sweet and cut the sweetness of the whipped cream. The waffle was a heartier mix anf filling. Next time I'm getting the chicken and waffles they... More 

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Additional Information about Babalu

Address: 9246 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3132
Phone Number: 727-576-7414
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Family Fare

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