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9246 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3132
+1 727-576-7414
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10:30 am - 9:30 am
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 9:30 am
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 am
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

stopping at babalu's for lunch last week was excellent!! Krista working behind the bar was energenic motivated filled the order quick knew all about the meals. and the cooks fixed lunch as quick as possible to make sure your out in time to go back to work. the portions are great, large and filling the meals are very tasty ver... More 

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Thank LeeDemers
Pinellas Park, Florida
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first time here and there service was amazing. The house wings were excellent. I loved the fact they added sauce and heat for me. Perfect amount of garlic and blue cheese.

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Thank rich l
Chip P, Owner at Babalu, responded to this review

Glad we could make our wings just the way you like them, Rich -- especially since it was your first time giving us a try! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your service, and I hope you'll come back for some more wings again soon. All the best, Chip, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife are always looking for new places to eat. This place was a delightful find. Burgers are a must try; best patties I've had since I can remember. And the honey barbecue wings were DANK.

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Thank Karolyn M
Chip P, Owner at Babalu, responded to this review

We're glad that your first impression of us was a delicious one, Karolyn! We always aim to serve up mouth-watering food and it sounds like your burger and wings were just that! Hope to see you in again soon! Warm regards, Chip, Owner More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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266 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

If you can't find something to your liking on their extensive menu, then something must be wrong. Huge variety of selections including appetizers, soup, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, lunch platters and complete dinners with all you can eat offers varying throughout the week. Today, I had the hot pressed Cuban sandwich, as good as you can find in Tampa's Ybor... More 

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Thank William W
Chip P, Owner at Babalu, responded to this review

William, I'm glad that whatever you're craving, you always find the perfect thing to solve it on our menu! We're glad that you liked our Cuban and hope you'll stop in again, soon! Warm regards, Chip, Owner More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The food is always good and the prices are excellent. They offer delivery and have a full bar. One of the best value for quality restaurants in St. Petersburg,

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Thank Douglas F
Chip917, Owner at Babalu, responded to this review

Thanks for tour review Doug , we look forward to serving you again soon. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A really good menu variety and the food is always tasty. We love the wings and burgers. Been going here for probably 20 years. Always friendly servers that make you feel welcome.

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Thank 44thunder
Chip P, Owner at Babalu, responded to this review

Thanks for your support over the years! I'm glad to hear that our commitment to quality food, friendly service, and an overall good time is still apparent! Warm regards, Chip, Owner More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

DISCLAIMER: This is a local neighborhood bar which specializes in lunch specials. If you go to a local bar and expect filet and duck confit, then shame on you! This was the perfect stop for lunch during a busy work week. The bartenders were friendly and even remembered that I visited 2 days consecutively. Definitely a great local find. I... More 

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Thank GeoMariner
Chip P, Owner at Babalu, responded to this review

I'm glad that a meal with us was a great way to break up your work day! We're happy our commitment to serving up good grub with local flair really came through during your trips in. Hope you stop by again on your next trip to St. Pete! I'm curious -- did you get the same thing both days or... More 

Pinellas Park, Florida
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I actually had take out so I was unable to eat the food immediately. That being said the hamburger tasted like real meat and it filled me up. the fries were also good.

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Thank Pericles076
Chip P, Owner at Babalu, responded to this review

The quality consistency of our food is of the utmost importance to us, Pericles, and I'm glad to hear that your carry-out burger taste just as good as it would if you were dining in. Thanks for your kind words and continued support! Maybe we'll see you in for one of the nightly specials? Warm regards, Chip, Owner More 

Ladenburg, Germany
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Need a friendly, fast casual restaurant? Come here. Service was fast, portions just right. OK to bring the kids. This will be a nice change for the young ones as there are many choices for little guys.

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Thank Mastertoo
Chip P, Owner at Babalu, responded to this review

Good food and great atmosphere are our top priorities​ and I'm glad to hear that both really came through on your stop in. Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you in again soon! Warm regards, Chip, Owner More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We were in late, close to 8:30 pm. The web site said open until 10 pm. We were told when we walked in that the place was about to close. About 9:15 pm or so, our server comes and turns off the "open" sign. Nothing upsets us more than restaurants that do not honor the hours they post on their... More 

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1 Thank tobymarietta
Chip P, Owner at Babalu, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in for a bite, Toby. While I'm glad you enjoyed your food, I apologize about the confusion over our hours . We recently changed our hours on some of the days and I hadn't gotten to change all the listings online, I have changed them on Yelp & Trip Advisor ( they tell me it takes 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 am
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 am
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 am
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 am
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 am
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9246 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3132
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-576-7414
Description
Babalu is St. Petersburg's neighborhood tavern offering delicious homemade food and daily specials prepared freshly each day.

We offer an extensive menu of freshly made items. From our delicious burgers to jumbo wings, fresh grouper, hand-breaded shrimp, snow crab, hand cut steaks, homemade meatloaf and more, we've got something for everyone.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?