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Local dives with good food?

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Local dives with good food?

Going to be there next week. We like local dives with good food, not touristy or fancy places. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Local dives with good food?

Frenchy's Salt Water Cafe is located on Poinsettia, a side street off the main drag. Mostly locals, but the same great food at the tourists spot on the beach. There are several Frenchy's on the beach, make sure you ask for the Salt Water Cafe Frenchy's. The Palm Pavilion is another local spot, however it is on the beach and has some tourists, but the atmosphere is very laid back and relaxed.

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2. Re: Local dives with good food?

The Beach Shanty, right across from the Hilton for breakfast or a light lunch.

I love Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe. Eat at the bar if you want to have some conversation with locals.

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3. Re: Local dives with good food?

Cooters is right next door to Frenchy's SaltWater on Poinsettia Ave. These are a couple blocks off the beach, and don't have the beach view, so more locals will go, as your $ usually stretches a little farther than places right on the beach.

Not a dive at all, but something you can't get everywhere: Very good - and real - Cuban Sandwiches at the Columbia Restaurant on Sand Key, just over the bridge from Clearwater Beach.

You going to the mainland, or just the beach?

On the mainland, Eli's BBQ (only Fri and Sat), and Jolli Mon's www.jollimonsgrill.com these two are near downtown Dunedin.

Airport Variety Store across from the St. Pete/Clearwater Int'l Airport for Cuban Sandwiches and more.

Lenny's Restaurant on US19 for Bfast.

Edited: 8:56 am, February 06, 2013
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