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“Great quality food and setting!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House

400 Beach Seafood and Tap House
500 1st St, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3482
+1 727-896-2400
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Ranked #24 of 744 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Relaxed Coastal Cuisine, Seafood, Steak, Lunch, Dinner, Banquets, Sunday Brunch, Private Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, 24 Beers on Tap, Gluten Free Menu Items, Organic, Outdoor Dining, Business Meetings, Happy Hour, Daily Featured Specials, Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Catering, Baby and Bridal Showers, overlooking Vinoy and North Straub Park.
Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great quality food and setting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I am normally not a big fish person, but after hearing how Grouper Reuben being a St. Petersburg/Gulf Coast specialty, I decided to give it a try. The sandwich had the perfect blend of delicious sauce, a tender fish put all together with good quality bread. Our friends who live in St. Petersburg concluded that it was the best Grouper Reuben they had experienced thus far. We all shared the tuna appetizer which melted in the mouth wow. It is a lovely setting sitting on the patio overlooking the view combined with their great quality dishes makes this place a wonderful spot in St. Petersburg.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clearwater, FL
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88 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Locals Know - This is a Great Place for Views and Ambience - Mediocre Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We're locals and we visit this place on occasion. While the views and ambience are quite nice (especially the outdoor seating during the winter,) the food is nothing to write home about. I can't even recall anything good on the menu I'd feel comfortable recommending. It's not terrible, just not impressive. I'm not being conceited, but I'd love to get in the kitchen at this place and show the Chef how to cook a few things. With a few spectacular menu items, like my lobster bisque, this place could be a culinary highlight in the St. Petersburg area. It's about time that a real restaurant beats out Mazzaros in this market!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Not bad, but not great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We'd been here a year ago for the Sunday buffet, and decided to try dinner. The comparison doesn't stand up.
The room is pleasant and location nice, but the food is middling. The oysters rock (remember, they tout their seafood) are small, and while the bacon and crunchies are nice, the hollandaise is overwhelming. I had the short rib, and it's important to note the singular "rib". A braise shouldn't be dry. My companion's filet was not what you'd expect at Longhorn. Service was adequate, but just. The presence of a bread plate forced me to ask, part way into the meal, if we might have bread. When it came, it was unwarned Publix rolls.
There are so many good eateries in St. Pete. Save this for Sunday brunch.

Visited June 2014
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Ocala, FL
2 reviews
“Great Food and Great Service!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and I went here for her Birthday Dinner and couldn’t have been more pleased. We started with Cocktails and The Coconut Ginger Mussels. Our server, Matilda, was very attentive and accommodating but not obtrusive. The Manager helped us pick a very nice Bottle of Chardonnay for Dinner. We both had The King Crab Legs for dinner (They were awesome!!!) A special thank you to our server and the management for helping us have a memorable dining experience.

Visited June 2014
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Surprise, Arizona
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Enjoyed a Very nice Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stopped in for lunch, based upon Tripadviser reviews. We were not disappointed. Grouper sandwich was amongst the best I have ever had in Florida. Gulf oysters on the halfshell were quite good. Seafood cerviche was so so -- fish and scallops were quite good; shrimp was on the tough side - not sure why. A good number of different beers on tap and service was very acceptable.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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