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Chiefs Creole Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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$7 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Live Music, BYOB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience at Chief's Creole Cafe. First , we were greeted by the owner and his wife. Got seated quickly. No wait. Valerie was an exceptional and caring waitress. Had the Red Beans and Rice! A must....great big bowl good on any day, bit especially...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kenny can give you an entire history of this quaint building. Great food and personal service with VERY authentic New Orleans style cuisine. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

My husband and I dropped in for a late lunch when we were passing through St. Pete on our way to Tampa. We were a bit late for lunch so had the place virtually to ourselves. We were greeted warmly by Valery and chose to...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

What a find on Trip Advisor! We went a little off the beaten track for this place and it was a great decision. It’s a very funky spot with shared tables and eclectic decor featuring Creole food at its best. We chose shrimp and grits...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

We didn't know what to expect from this Creole Cafe. The food was too rich and starchy. Service was ok. Dessert was good.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Klano
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Usually when I am jones-ing for Creole I fix it .... one of my specialties. But on this evening I just did not have it in me cook so I went to Chiefs, and very glad that I did. From the folks running the place...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

Maybe I was expecting too much from all the 4 & 5 star reviews, but our visit was a mixed bag. We had a group of 4 for Friday night dinner @ 6 pm. We were the only ones inside & I think there was...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank holgatelbi
Reviewed October 3, 2019

My girlfriend decided to treat me to a birthday weekend in St. Pete and told me to pick any place I wanted for my birthday dinner. I looked through all the restaurants in the city and didn't find any that spoke to me more than...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

A touch of Louisiana on the west coast of Florida. We were several years out from our last trip to New Orleans and real Cajun food when Dorian drove us to the St. Petersburg and the need for comfort food. We stumbled across the Chiefs...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

We have been to this fine dining establishment a number of times. This place never disappoints. Fantastic food, great service and a wonderful environment make this place an A+++ on our list.

Date of visit: August 2019
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March 19, 2018|
Response from NXTTRP | Reviewed this property |
Chiefs Creole Cafe is 3.1 miles west of Mahaffey Theatre. Probably a 10 minute drive; there is good, readily available parking at both ends.
October 1, 2016|
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Response from SusaninFLA | Reviewed this property |
They did not when we were there. I don't know if this has changed, or not.
April 21, 2015|
Response from chiefscreolecafe | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. As far as gluten free...the only items that we offer would be the Creole Wings and our Vegetable Medley. To answer your question specifically, we do not soak our grits in chicken broth.
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