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PRICE RANGE
$8 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Barbecue, American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went later in the evening and sat on the deck. It was really nice, a beautiful night. Our server was great and the food was very good. Prices were very reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Rachel was an amazing server!! The hostess was so sweet… a teacher in Tampa! We felt at home! The food was delicious! Great steamed shrimp and the grouper bites are amazing!! We will be back. Ate twice already this week!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022

Ordered lobster pasta and was very disappointed. It had only 2 small quarter sized pieces of lobster and was very watery. They should have called it lobster soup. For 27.99 it was definitely not worth it. When I told our waitress that the meal was...very disappointing I don't think she even told the cooking staff or management. So in other words, she could have cared less. Have been going there for over 15 years every time we vacation in St Pete. I will never go back there again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022 via mobile

This is a fun seafood family style casual restaurant right on the water in Pass-a-grille. They have very limited parking in front of the restaurant, but had more parking across the street. It’s a great little beach spot. The outdoor dockside patio in the back...is on the pier with boats. Lots of fun to watch all the birds and they do not disturb you or come into the restaurant. Their special was trigger fish which I have never had. I was told it has a sweetness similar to lobster and tastes a lot like Grouper. Unfortunately, we had a very long wait from the time we got our drinks until the time the food was served. But it was not in vain. The trigger fish was absolutely delicious. I’m glad our waiter suggested it grilled, as to not cover up the fabulous flavor. Other person ordered fried scallops, which was a mistake in my opinion. They liked them, but flavor if a delicate fresh scallop is lost. Reasonable prices for fresh fish.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

The best part of this restaurant is feeding the fish on the pier. The restaurant is charming but customer service hmmmmm ok. The is microwaved. I would not recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022 via mobile

High price with low quality. Blackened grouper (which we eat a lot of) had a weird seasoning, not very good. We asked for rolls or bread for our vegetarian daughter and were told they didn't have any but said it may be added to menu...soon. What decent restaurant doesn't have any bread.? They offer a Cuban and many other sandwiches. What are the sandwiches made with? For the high price, we were extremely disappointed. There are many other restaurants in the area that are so much better. Not going back. I can remember years ago when we thought this place was one of the best. Not any more.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022

Good sandwich but pricey. Crab cakes were mediocre at best, Nice staff, I'll pass next time. Too hot to sit outside.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022

While staying at a resort on St. Pete's Beach, my wife and I stumbled across this gem. We had tried some of the seafood at other restaurants in area but were very disappointed. Everything appeared and tasted to be crappy seafood bought in the frozen...isle of a grocery store. If we wanted that, we could have stayed in Minnesota and gone to Red Lobsters. Sea Critters served us the fresh, delicious seafood we had been hoping for. Thank God! Our server was attentive, and the setting was perfect. We even saw the dolphins swimming around. Bonus!!! We do plan on returning to St. Petes and Sea Critters.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

I am so disappointed in the way I was treated tonight. I was there many years ago and was looking forward to going back. I called today to ask if they were dog friendly and I was told yes. They love dogs. So tonight I...show up, give my name to the nice hostess....then along comes this rudest hostess, Lena. She was the rudest hostess I think I have ever met. She actually said I am the other hostess like the one I was talking to was below her. She started yelling that dogs are not allowed. She made such a scene it was embarrassing. The other hostess looked as shocked as I was. I told Lena I called and I was told they could come. She them changed her tone but said to step outside and she will take my name. Talk about a control freak. She took my number and said they would contact me when my table was ready. I never received a call or text. I left and decided this place does not deserve my business. I went some place else and spent my $70. I seriously am still shocked by the way this young girl acted she has some serious anger issues. I will never step foot in a place that treats customers or her coworker the way she did.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

TOTAL SCAM: lead you to order "market price" meals to stick you with a 10x market price bill. The fish was well seasoned, but they charged us $38/plate for a 3oz piece of grouper and a week old salad. Complete tourist trap. Don't waste your...time and money.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022

Real quick, avoid this place l!!! I am convinced this is a scan and waiters get a bonus for serving "Market Price" grouper? (maybe) sandwiches. $27 and it comes with cold fries!! I had to send back a flat beer in a dirty glass. This...is a rip off, a typical "well if you dont like it dont come back, we draw plenty of others to take your place. I am so disappointed I didnt send the whole meal back and leave. It take a lot to get me to sound off with bad reviews but this place just stinks!!! So sorry I went there.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 10, 2022 via mobile

We always love coming to Sea Critters when ever my husband and I come down to visit the kids! This time we had the pleasure of Jackie helping us out for the evening, and boy did she ever do an amazing job, we were never...thirsty, and always laughing! Can’t wait to come back and see all our favourite people again soon! Love, the loud canadian boys!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022

Get the lobster roll! Really good. We got it to go and we were very pleased. Would get it again and again.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 18, 2022

We are local and love the fish fry at Sea Critters. We had family in town and decided to take them here for lunch. They ordered grouper sandwiches which turned out to be $27 each! I understand market price but that price is beyond. Check...the nicer resturants around Leverrocks, Rumfish, etc and their price is still u Der $20 for a lunch portion sandwich. Won't happen again!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022 via mobile

Great local spot for eat in or take out. Very friendly. We had delicious creamy tomato soup with crab and cracker crumble, very fresh salad, jambalaya, and fabulous key lime pie.

Date of visit: February 2022
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lisad0925
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Response from nutmegks80 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to ask for it, it’s things like pizza, fish sticks
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Response from jchwojdak | Reviewed this property |
It gets you half off two drinks and an entre but you have to buy the membership which is $29.95 but if you buy it you usually save that the first time out. Club saver restaurants are up and down the beach. It’s wirth it.
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It’s a club you can join. It’s for regulars and can greatly reduce your costs for selected items on the menu
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SEA CRITTERS CAFE, St. Pete Beach - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Sea Critters Cafe offers takeout services.

Sea Critters Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4