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Chiefs Creole Cafe

901 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712-2252
+1 727-498-8979
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“jambalaya” (75 reviews)
“beignets” (36 reviews)
“cornbread” (30 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
901 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712-2252
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had heard about this restaurant and wanted to try it. I love Cajun Food. Five of us went this past Friday night around 7:00 pm. We walked in and were offered a table. The place did not seem busy, we made the third table...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BlackOakDrive
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate here on a Saturday night. There were only about ten guests and the service was dismal. Ice tea very poor and no lemon available. The gumbo was pretty good but the etouffee tasted like it was made with spaghetti-o sauce...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MikeC_IsMe
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This is the food of life. Gumbo. Jambalaya. I had Shrimp Étouffé and it was better than what I had in New Orleans. Friendly, loving staff. Good service. Easy access to I-275, Tropicana Field, TPA airport. I can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank corgidog987
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Don't miss out on the delicious offerings at Chiefs! You can't go wrong with any of the dishes on the menu. The sweet tea is flavored with honey and the fried okra is spot on. You also have the choice of dining inside or in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank msenous6
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We had a nice dinner here. Gumbo and Jambalaya were excellent. Portions are large for both. Very good service. Limited menu was a little disappointing as was the lack of wine by the glass. Beignets were not very good, too heavy.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cordyroy
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Have stopped at this out of the way cafe a few times . Never disappoints Still have not tried for lunch but recommend the sampler for a first visit or pre order appetizer Corn muffins are the best and so is the fried okra as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank kemomom
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Creole Cafe is authentic Louisiana cooking. Owners are from New Orleans area. We had the seafood gumbo with andouille sausage. Perfect seasoning not too peppered. Our friend had the boil with snow crabs, shrimp, crawfish and potatoes w sausage. Delicious combination. Enough for at least...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank normar904
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

First a qualifier to this review. I am not a big fan of New Orleans food. However friends invited us for a brunch. The atmosphere was super friendly and I was impressed that there was hand sanitizers on every table. The historic building has been...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank phmokda
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I had the creole gumbo lunch portion. It had 6 large shrimp, andouille sausage, crawfish. With rice. They brought me creole sauce to make it spicier. Taste was great also came with cornbread, very fresh. My wife had the shrimp poboy, she could only finish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kensal1951
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I love Creole and Cajun food, so when visiting St Petersburg, I had to try this restaurant. It’s a little off the beaten path and the building and surrounds have seen better days. But the decor was certainly reminiscent of Louisiana and the food would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DrTerri
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712-2252
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-498-8979
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