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North Pinellas Beaches

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Bird Sanctuary Grand Opening

    Join a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new organization of the former Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. The public is invited to learn about its strengthened mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured or orphaned birds. Starting Friday, the sanctuary will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission.

    Price:Free (registration required).

    Seaside Seabird Sanctuary: 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, 33785

  • Phil Phest

    The 11th annual melanoma awareness festival features live music by Kevin Toon, That Pack, One Night Rodeo, Big Brother Band and the Black Honkeys, free skin screenings, children's activities, caricatures, raffles and a silent auction. Benefits the Philip A. Bryant Melanoma Foundation.

    Price:Free, donations accepted.

    ROC (Remember Our Children) Park: 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, 33708

  • Foreign Film Series

    This portion of the independent film series features the Israeli film Blush, a frank coming out story which confronts political, sexual and domestic tensions. Free popcorn available.

    Price:Free.

    Gulf Beaches Public Library: 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, 33708

  • IRB Beach Fest

    Indian Rocks Beach and the IRB Homeowners Association invite guests to play on the beach, feast on local food, and enjoy a sunset at fest, with family friendly fun like beach volleyball tournaments, cornhole, hula hoop contests, paddle boarding and games, plus live music from Oceanstone, Beachbillies, North 2 South and Dead Frets. Food for sale from local eateries including Guppy’s on the Beach, Pajano’s Pizza, Kooky Coconut, and Aqua Prime, along with beer and wine for sale. Proceeds help fund civic and city projects. Festivities held on the beach behind the park.

    Price:Free admission; food and drink prices vary.

    Indian Rocks Beach County Park: 1700 Gulf Blvd. , Indian Rocks Beach, 34635

  • King of the Beach and Mad Beach Food Fest

    This annual food festival held in conjunction with the King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament includes food by local restaurants, arts and crafts, a boat showcase, fishing seminars, music and a Kids Zone.

    Price:Free (food/drink additional).

    Madeira Beach on the Water : 565 150th Ave., Madeira Beach, 33708

Restaurants:

  • Dockside Dave's Grill


    Cuisine: Seafood casual, Southern
    Features: Kid-friendly, Outdoor seating

    North Pinellas beaches: 14701 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, 33708

    Dave's legendary dive fell to development, but even in this spot, the fish sandwiches  are still king of the beach, best with tomatoes and onion rings. Or try the Dockside Dave's Dip, spicy shrimp, or fish tacos.

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.


    Cuisine: Seafood casual
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Outdoor seating

    North Pinellas beaches: 185 Boardwalk Place W, Madeira Beach, 33708

    While the shrimp are tasty and Gump-obilia decor fun, the biggest draw is the boisterous, whoop-it-up shenanigans of the staff. It's a multi-page menu, but many items recur in different combinations. Firm white mahi mahi gets a batter-dipping and just the right amount of time in the fryer before it appears on a fishwich, in a "bucket of boat trash" along with fried shrimp and a couple steamed lobster claws, or in a classic fish and chips. Fried shrimp make appearances in everything from a po' boy to a Caesar salad.

  • Columbia Restaurant


    Cuisine: Spanish/Cuban
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Children's menu, Date night, Kid-friendly, Outdoor seating, Takeout

    North Pinellas beaches: 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, 33767

    This is one of six branches (plus a cafe) of the original Ybor City location, considered the oldest restaurant in Florida (1905). You'll enjoy old-world service and traditional Spanish dishes such as paella, arroz con pollo and ropa vieja, to name just a few. Going to the Columbia is an experience, not just dinner, so relax and enjoy the leisurely pace as they prepare your 1905 salad tableside.

  • Crabby Bill's


    Cuisine: Seafood casual
    Features: Children's menu, Icon, Kid-friendly, Takeout

    North Pinellas beaches: 401 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, 33811

    The Loder family started Captain Bill's back in 1975, then sold it and moved on to the unnamed next project. As Matt Loder remembers it, one of his sisters said, "We love eating crabs, we love selling crabs and Dad is pretty crabby." Not sure how patriarch Bill Loder felt about that assessment, but the original Crabby Bill's in Indian Rocks Beach was launched in 1983. The business has grown, with franchises and offshoots (a Tarpon Springs location opened at the beginning of June 2009), but the comfy flagship store is going strong, staffed, as Matt Loder says, by "cousins, in-laws and outlaws," with a menu that lavishes attention on shrimp, crabs and local grouper.

  • Daiquiri Shal Raw Bar & Grille


    Features: Big-screen TVs, Gaming stations/trivia, Live music, Sports

    North Pinellas beaches: 14995 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, 33708

    Daiquiri Shak is part sports bar, part beach bar, part neon-trimmed patio. And it specializes in ... do we even need to say it? Among the many fruity concoctions offered: the Mexican Bitch, the Pain in the Ass and the Banana in the Bush. Bottom's up!

Bars:

  • Friendly Tavern


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Karaoke, Live music, tbt* Top Bar

    North Pinellas Beaches: 18121 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores, 33708

    Darts and one of the beach's best karaoke nights on Tuesday (this was supposedly the first bar in Pinellas County to get a karaoke machine) are reason enough to hit this longtime local favorite. But Friendly is a place where summer and winter beachgoers alike go for cold ones and killer conversation. You're more than welcome to join in.

  • Mahuffer's


    Features: Beloved dive, Dog-friendly, Jukebox, Outdoor seating, tbt* Top Bar

    North Pinellas Beaches: 19201 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, 33811

    Don't miss this South Pacific-styled gem of a beach bar on your way up Gulf Boulevard. Four decades old, low-ceilinged and slathered in graffiti and beachabilia — fish nets, crab trap markers, boat parts, bras, dollar bills and more photos than you can imagine — the outrageously quirky Mahuffer's is unlike any other beach bar in town. Or the world, for that matter.

  • Daiquiri Shal Raw Bar & Grille


    Features: Big-screen TVs, Gaming stations/trivia, Live music, Sports

    North Pinellas Beaches: 14995 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, 33708

    Daiquiri Shak is part sports bar, part beach bar, part neon-trimmed patio. And it specializes in ... do we even need to say it? Among the many fruity concoctions offered: the Mexican Bitch, the Pain in the Ass and the Banana in the Bush. Bottom's up!

  • Friendly Fisherman Waterfront Restaurant


    Cuisine: Seafood casual
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Children's menu, Kid-friendly, Live music, Outdoor seating

    North Pinellas Beaches: 150 Johns Pass Boardwalk W, Madeira Beach, 33708

    One of the longest-running restaurants at John's Pass Boardwalk (since 1978), you can't miss its lighthouse and giant redfish on the western end of the boardwalk. It's a place where you can bring the family and enjoy the intensely Floridian experience of having your fresh catch from the nearby marina cooked just for you. The main dining room is upstairs, while the more laid-back sports/beach bar, the Pirate's Cove, is directly over the water. Perfect for watching dolphins as you sip a cold one.

  • Guppy's On the Beach


    Cuisine: American upscale, Seafood upscale
    Features: Takeout

    North Pinellas Beaches: 1701 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, 33811

    Fresh finfish, Caribbean fire, Southwestern flair and healthful ingredients make fun fusion in Margaritaville-by-the-Sea. Fresh fish gets uptown treatment with everything from papaya and sugarcane rum salsa and brandy sauces to potato crust. Trimmings are packed with fruits, herbs and grains.

Attractions:

  • Dockside Dave's Grill


    Cuisine: Seafood casual, Southern
    Features: Kid-friendly, Outdoor seating

    North Pinellas Beaches: 14701 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, 33708

    Dave's legendary dive fell to development, but even in this spot, the fish sandwiches  are still king of the beach, best with tomatoes and onion rings. Or try the Dockside Dave's Dip, spicy shrimp, or fish tacos.

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.


    Cuisine: Seafood casual
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Outdoor seating

    North Pinellas Beaches: 185 Boardwalk Place W, Madeira Beach, 33708

    While the shrimp are tasty and Gump-obilia decor fun, the biggest draw is the boisterous, whoop-it-up shenanigans of the staff. It's a multi-page menu, but many items recur in different combinations. Firm white mahi mahi gets a batter-dipping and just the right amount of time in the fryer before it appears on a fishwich, in a "bucket of boat trash" along with fried shrimp and a couple steamed lobster claws, or in a classic fish and chips. Fried shrimp make appearances in everything from a po' boy to a Caesar salad.

  • Columbia Restaurant


    Cuisine: Spanish/Cuban
    Features: Beach/Waterfront, Children's menu, Date night, Kid-friendly, Outdoor seating, Takeout

    North Pinellas Beaches: 1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, 33767

    This is one of six branches (plus a cafe) of the original Ybor City location, considered the oldest restaurant in Florida (1905). You'll enjoy old-world service and traditional Spanish dishes such as paella, arroz con pollo and ropa vieja, to name just a few. Going to the Columbia is an experience, not just dinner, so relax and enjoy the leisurely pace as they prepare your 1905 salad tableside.

  • Crabby Bill's


    Cuisine: Seafood casual
    Features: Children's menu, Icon, Kid-friendly, Takeout

    North Pinellas Beaches: 401 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, 33811

    The Loder family started Captain Bill's back in 1975, then sold it and moved on to the unnamed next project. As Matt Loder remembers it, one of his sisters said, "We love eating crabs, we love selling crabs and Dad is pretty crabby." Not sure how patriarch Bill Loder felt about that assessment, but the original Crabby Bill's in Indian Rocks Beach was launched in 1983. The business has grown, with franchises and offshoots (a Tarpon Springs location opened at the beginning of June 2009), but the comfy flagship store is going strong, staffed, as Matt Loder says, by "cousins, in-laws and outlaws," with a menu that lavishes attention on shrimp, crabs and local grouper.

  • Daiquiri Shal Raw Bar & Grille


    Features: Big-screen TVs, Gaming stations/trivia, Live music, Sports

    North Pinellas Beaches: 14995 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, 33708

    Daiquiri Shak is part sports bar, part beach bar, part neon-trimmed patio. And it specializes in ... do we even need to say it? Among the many fruity concoctions offered: the Mexican Bitch, the Pain in the Ass and the Banana in the Bush. Bottom's up!