358 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Cuisine: American casual
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Cash only
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Big bathtub planters outside, froufrou English collectibles inside, and it’s dog friendly: The Chattaway in the Old Southeast neighborhood is a quirky bird with legion followers who have the bumper stickers to prove it. The central draw is the burger, a big dry cleaner’s nightmare, but Chattaway is also cherished for its historic, ramshackle glory (it started as a general store with a gas pump back in the early 1920s). What you need to know: Cash only and there’s a special every day: Monday Cubans, Tuesday catfish, Wednesday Sloppy Joe’s, Thursday spaghetti and meat sauce and Friday Juanita’s Choice (which, mysterious, seems to be stuck on shrimp salad or tuna salad).