5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Cuisine: Steak house
Cost range: 20.01-100.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: South Pinellas beaches
Named for a real-life Florida hermit who lived on Cabbage Key south of Pass-a-Grille (where Tierra Verde is now), this St. Pete Beach mainstay has been around since 1979, serving up steaks and seafood in a comfy nautical setting. A faux Silas overlooks the action (the real one likely would not have deigned to dine there, preferring his hog jowls and hoppin’ John). A great seat in the house is in the back dining room, where you can gaze out over the Intercoastal Waterway.