6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 369-4950 Reserve now
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: South Pinellas beaches
St. Pete Beach's Postcard Inn on the Beach's original restaurant was Wildwood BBQ & Burger, an outpost of a New York City barbecue restaurant launched by a big name on the national competitive barbecue circuit. But the desire to serve seafood — it's St. Pete Beach, after all — caused a dissolution of the arrangement and Wildwood was rebranded as Beachwood BBQ & Burger in 2011, then PCI Bar & Grill in 2013. The restaurant has a number of dishes that help explain why Postcard Inn on the Beach has become party central (well, there's also the beach access, the funky-cool decor and the beach volleyball). A generous platter of nachos comes packed with smoky chili, slender pickled jalapenos, molten cheddar and all the fixings, and the St. Louis ribs are shellacked with a balanced sweet-tangy sauce and pink with slow smoke.
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Tues.; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Wed.-Sat.