st-petersburg-lunchWhen you’re thinking about your lunch hour and going somewhere with your colleagues, you need it to be an easy decision that everyone will love. You know you only have so much time to dine and you want the food to suit everyone at your table.

Where do you go around St. Petersburg for a quick and delicious lunch break? Fortunately St. Pete’s and Clearwater have a ton of great options to choose for lunch that the locals swear by. Take a look at these top choices that you’ll want to check out this week for lunch.

Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza – 1101 S Ft Harrison Avenue, St. Petersburg

Who doesn’t love a pizza day to cheer up the busy work week? Check out Cristino’s, known for its made-from-scratch, fresh ingredients and authentic Italian cuisine. It’s run by two brothers that were born in Italy and wanted to bring authentic Italian to the area.

You’ll be able to order from five different pizza options from the coal oven and your choice of toppings. Your group may also be in the mood for pasta, paninis, and salads. End your outing sharing a homemade gelato before heading back to the office.

Rowe Bar – 3400 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach

If you’re headed to the “Pink Palace” or Loews Don CeSar, you’ll probably come across many eatery options, but now there is a new option called Rowe Bar. It was named after the hotel developer Thomas Rowe and features great seating options from the bi-level deck to the long linear fireplace across the porch.

Sit on the deck and enjoy views of the sand dunes while munching on delicious seafood entrees. You’ll find poached Maine lobster, crab cake sliders, Mahi Mahi Reuben, and more, while those at your table that don’t care for seafood will want to try the Cajun dry rub ribs or island steak Cesar. If your group is in the mood for a drink, enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail that are themed around the 20s era.

Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish – 1350 Pasadena Avenue South, St Petersburg

hot-dogDo you feel like eating outdoors today? On a great weather day, check out Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish, a fun place to dine at picnic tables and keep things simple. You’ll love this low key spot in St. Pete’s offering chicken, burgers, hot dogs, and seafood options. You’ll find mahi mahi, smoked mullet, salmon, and clam chowder available. Of course the fish option is a must, with a side of German potato salad.

Beverly’s La Croisette – 7401 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete’s

Another great option on Gulf Blvd is Beverly’s La Croisette, a fun option if you love burgers and salads. This casual eatery is known for the croissant burger, delicious made-to-order salads, and the fresh ingredients found in wraps and sandwiches. You’ll also want to try the homemade quiches.

Mykonos – 628 Dodecanese Blvd, St. Petersburg/Clearwater

soupFor those days when some Greek cuisine is on the mind, check out the restaurant Mykonos at Tarpon Springs in St. Pete/Clearwater. It’s the perfect lunch spot because it offers that laidback and friendly vibe, along with excellent service.

Order authentic dishes like the chicken lemon soup known as the Avgolemono or the Mousaka, a combination of ground beef, potato, eggplant, and cream topping. Homemade desserts are available like the popular baklava and Greek cookies.

Don’t scratch your head when someone asks for a lunch suggestion for the team powwow this week. Check out these top choices around St. Pete’s that everyone in your group will love.

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