690 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
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This may be the most gastronomically ambitious restaurant in all of Tarpon, a recent entry that has set up in the old Santorini location (one of only two restaurants downtown that are directly on the water). Right across the street from Mykonos, it is presided over by Andy Salivaras’ son, Dimitri, a CIA grad and serious chef. The restaurant makes good use of the views of the Anclote River, with an upscale dining room and deck suitable for special occasions.
The specials often contain jewels like a recent whole-roasted mango snapper, a gorgeous fish with flavorful flesh and crisp skin, served with lemon wedges and a side of rosemary-scented, tomatoey chickpeas and another of just-bitter sauteed curly endive, altogether a fabulous combination of colors and flavors. Some locals also assert that Dimitri’s has the best lamb wrap in town.