Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fourth Street Shrimp Store & The Getaway – Saint Petersburg, FL

Our late breakfast at The Frog Pond held us over until dinnertime. We spent the afternoon in Saint Petersburg, and then grabbed a small bite to eat at Fourth Street Shrimp Store.  They have all-you-can-eat shrimp on Wednesdays, but after such a large meal earlier, we decided to just order some appetizers as our dinner. 

Lance had the peel-and-eat steamed shrimp, and I had the coconut shrimp with Creole marmalade.  I would definitely order my coconut shrimp again. 
On our way back home, we stopped at The Getaway for a drink.  We pass by this bar on a regular basis since we drive over the Gandy Bridge to St. Pete pretty frequently.  It just opened this past year, and always seems to be busy.  It’s located right next to the “Redneck Riviera” beach (where a bunch of people park their trucks to go fishing). 

The main bar is located under a giant open tiki hut.  There are tables undercover by the bar, along with picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and benches in the sand where you can relax.  With the tropical drinks, sunset, and view of the water, we felt like we were on vacation at a beach resort.  It really makes me appreciate living in Florida.  People go on vacation to feel like they’re in paradise – I’ve got it here right in my backyard. 

The fruity drinks are a bit pricey ($9-11), but they have beer as well at a more reasonable price.  We would have stayed longer, but the mosquitoes were out tonight, so we were getting too many bug bites.  Maybe bring some bug spray if you plan to be there on a hot night like we were. 

It would be a fun place to go with a group of friends.  They have oversized Connect 4 and Jenga sets, corn hole, and food trucks daily if you want a bite to eat.    

Fourth Street Shrimp Store is located at 1006 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701 and is open from 11am – 9pm every day. 

The Getaway is located at 13090 Gandy Blvd N, St Petersburg, FL 33702 and is open from 11am – 10pm Sunday – Wednesday, and 11am – 12am Thursday through Saturday. 

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