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“Don't bother; it's changed for the worst”
Review of Sunset Grille

Sunset Grille
Ranked #434 of 907 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Fast Food
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Florida
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't bother; it's changed for the worst”
Reviewed May 25, 2010

This used to be the place for the best wings in town. Not any more. They changed the ingredients not only in the wing sauce but the blue cheese dressing wasn't blue cheese at all but cheap bottled ranch with a few chunks of cheese and a weird seasoning. All in all it was horrible. The cigarette smoke smell was overwhelming whether you sat a table outside or at the open bar. The place is in need a good cleaning to say the least. There were so many derelicts sitting around that I would not recommend taking children here any more. It is really sad when the old reliable places you've gone to for so many years go down hill. Makes you wonder why a new owner would screw up a good thing.

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Gulfport
1 review
“Clean it up”
Reviewed March 20, 2010

Place is dirty, service is off/on ok but it needs to be cleaned. The owners need to care more about the way the place looks.

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St Petersburg Fl
1 review
“Rude Waitress”
Reviewed March 17, 2010

A friend and I took our kids there to eat. I just bought a new sweater with new shoes. Waitress comes along with our drinks, and spilt drinks all over my sweater, pants and shoes. She started crying saying sorry, she would pay for the whole table. When the bill came out, she said she will pay for only our drinks. My friend said no, she needed to pay the bill as she stated. She got mad, and we still left her a 10 dollar tip. Our bill wasn't more then 21.00. We still go out and eat there because we like it, but we always request to have a different waitress.

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Tampa Bay Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Full bar, great food, LIVE music, FUN staff & ANYONE can come...!”
Reviewed August 22, 2009

I was saddened to see someone write "don't bother"...
My friends are in a local girl band (Karmic Tattoo) and play here about twice a month. My family, nieces (ages 4-14) and a variety of friends (ages 27-77) come to Sun Set Grill because of the 'personal feeling & attention' that we all get from the owner and the staff. The staff remember you are, the food is always great, & bartender makes fantastic mixed drinks.

You can sit at the bar or the roof covered outside tables and watch sports on the FULL screen t.v as well as hear the band or you can go in to a smaller area inside with a jukebox and shoot some pool.

If it's hot outside, don't worry! If it's raining, don't worry! There is a LARGE air cooler for the outside roof covered tables as well as roll down plastic covers to protect from the rain. If you are a person who likes being in the heat or the rain you can always sit on the picnic benches that are not under cover!

Ralph (new owner) has REALLY taken steps to keep this local place up and running. He even bought a covered canope to put the bands under! YEAH Ralph!

Hope to see ya there!

TT

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itasca, il
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed May 30, 2009

it's a dirty, smelly hole. The owner's are full of themselves....take your money somewhere else...

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