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Restaurants near the Capitol Theater

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Restaurants near the Capitol Theater

Looking for good restaurant suggestions for dinner before a show at the Capitol Theater. Driving in from the Tampa airport area. Show at 7:30 pm, so looking for dinner on the early side. Also wondering about parking in the area near the theater. Thanks!

Clearwater, Florida
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1. Re: Restaurants near the Capitol Theater

Not really too much right in the area of the theatre. There are some diners, small cafes in the area, but really I think you would be better off stopping along the way. Whiskey Joe's is on hwy 60 to Clearwater at Rocky Point Island. Nice place with outside seating on decks overlooking the bay. As well as many places along hwy 60 once you hit the Clearwater mainland.

Once you get near the theatre on Cleveland St, there are several nearby parking lots, as well as parking at the

Harborview Center if nothing is going on there at the same time. At the intersections near the theatre, there will be signs with a big P/parking symbol and arrow directing you to the parking lots.

Edited: 1:23 pm, March 18, 2013
Port Charlotte, FL
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Thank you so much for your quick reply. It is very helpful.

Sarasota, Florida
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Driving up from Sarasota on Monday to see Richard Thompson at Capitol Theatre. Restaurants suggestions for dinner before the 7:30 show? Thanks.

Clearwater, Florida
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I know there are some small cafes in the downtown area, but don't know if they will be closed by then, as most are probably open just for bfast and lunch when there are people in downtown. The downtown area is kind of in a trasition now, going from a place where there was ONLY Scientologists during the daytime, to newer stores comming in, the Capitol rejuvenation, etc, bringing more folks to the downtown area. But still as of now, I don't know of anywhere in that immidiate area that would be good for a nice dinner.

Best bet would be to look along your route and stop somewhere before getting to the downtown Clw area.

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Thank you. Any suggestions for along the route, MarkBee before we get to Capitol Theater?

Clearwater, Florida
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Lots of places out on Clearwater Beach. Monday should be not much traffic either, so just a few minutes out of your way. Maybe the Columbia Restaurant on Sand Key. Very good Cuban and Spanish food. Jimmy's Fish House & Iguana Bar inside the Holiday Inn. Seating right next to the water.

Not sure of your route, but there are just about all the usual chains along US19 between Gandy Blvd in St. Pete and Clearwater.

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It's not REAL close but just googled it and it's 2.7 miles away, across 60 but The Island Way is a great place. We ate there last night - edamame & sushi appetizers. I had onion crusted salmon (very good) and my family had tuna, grouper & Imperial Seafood platter. We sat outside on the waterview deck with the deck heaters going after sunset. Was very nice.

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This is an old post - I don't know why it is being answered.

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9. Re: Restaurants near the Capitol Theater

Because there are stil people interested in dining around the Capital Theater

Clearwater, Florida
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10. Re: Restaurants near the Capitol Theater

There are quite a few restaurants near the Capitol Theatre. Chiang Mai Thai & Sushi are right next door - they have traditional Thai food and full liquor bar served in a beautiful atmosphere and great service. Kara Lynn's Kitchen is next to Chiang Mai and serves organic, delicious, good-for-you food that meets Paleo and Gluten Free guidelines. Tony's Pizzeria is across the street and has New York Style pizza, Italian entrees and full liquor bar. Café Milano Italian is at 105 Ft. Harrison (one block away from the Capitol Theatre. Riedo European Cuisine is at 601 Cleveland in the SunTrust building and has German specialties and white tablecloths. Mana Mana Mediterranean Restaurant is located at 530 Cleveland Street and has great Shawarma! During the weekdays, there is Cleveland Street Cafe, Daddy's Girl Deli, Bogie's Food & Flicks, Grahame's Gourmet Café, Emily's Restaurant, Angie's Restaurant. And....a new Puerto Rican/Caribbean restaurant is slated to open soon. For those wanting a beer or glass of wine before or after the show the Capitol Beer House and the Street Pub, both on Cleveland Street, will quench your thirst. As you can see, there are plenty of dining choices around the Cap!

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