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“The Hub-bub of TI” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Middle Grounds Grill

Middle Grounds Grill
10925 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL
727-360-4253
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Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
St. Petersburg, Florida
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40 restaurant reviews
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“The Hub-bub of TI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

If you're looking for a nicer gathering spot of locals, try The Middle Grounds Grill. This local spot got its claim to fame by offering to filet and cook your fresh caught fish, but after some time it has proven to be a consistent good variety of mostly seafood dishes. The atmosphere is lively at the long bar, offering happy hour or mid-week and early bird specials. The bar is a good place to eat for less money, but you have to arrive earlier than 6 or later than 8 to get a seat. In the main dining room, you'll spend more on dinner but the atmosphere is more intimate with dark woods, big aquariums and cozy booths. There is also a nice wine selection!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Amazing gluten free menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

I was blown away by the choices on their gluten free menu. I am so used to having to choose between just a few things, but this menu has so many great gluten free option including appetizers!!! This was by far the best gluten free meal I have had at a restaraunt in the 5 years I have been eating gluten free. Everything I ordered was excellent!!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best place in St. Pete Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Middle Grounds has great outdoor and indoor seating. Their menu is eclectic and the specials each night are always really fun and appetizing. They have a better than average wine menu as well and when I lived in SPB, they did 2 for 1 wine night on Tuesday's, which was a must do. Good staff, good atmosphere, good food. My favorite place in the SPB area for dining.

  • Visited September 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Middling”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

A truly snotty hostess was unable to seat us during the early bird special, despite the nearly empty scene. She condescendingly explained to us that there was a shift change...ok. Very very bad vibe among the univeresally frowning staff. Must be some serious problems behind the scene. However, the key west chowder was great. creole egg roll: nothing creole about it--chicken cheese avocado heaviness. still tasty, though. Good fresh breads, warm. Very disapppinting shrimp skewers. the shrimp themselves were yummy. But they were masked by an overebearing thai chili sauce and some dubiously fresh oddly mixed salsa. This, served with wild rice (?????) and fresh steamed veggies---zucchini, yellowsquash, and carrots, well, it was weird. Veggies were. tasty, fresh, not overcooked--but these items had nothing to do with one another, just as the various members of the staff seemed not to want tonhave anything to do with one another, or with patrons. Can you mess up flourless chocolate cake? yes you can. This was a chilled fudge bar, fine, but not flourless choc tort. STILL---each individual item is decent, but the ensembles are not working; chef is clearly amateur. Hope they can make it work better together, since decor is fine and ambience too. potential. all the lelements are there, just ill conceived.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“RACIST!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011 via mobile

Horrible service, racist staff. Terrible food! Having had taken young children there and they had to witness this horrible act of racism breaks my heart and them having to sit there with another party (after numerous complaints) while they had a curse fest. Hoping this place gets closed down soon for it unjust behavior.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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