Come join me on a fun exploration of Southwest Florida!
Author: Pat McLaughlin
I moved to the Southwest area of Florida in 2015 and I am so glad I did! What a great place to explore and experience fantastic food, beaches, site-seeing, and so much more. Stay tuned as I share my experiences on my blog.
What a gem! Friends took us to the Bar Fly Saltwater Grill on Main Street in Safety Harbor and what a treat! The Bloody Mary Bar is worth the trip itself, it looks like a whole meal in a glass! The steamed bucket was amazing, with snow crabs, oysters, and jumbo shrimp. And the Smoked Fish dip was fantastic. Prices are reasonable and you have a choice of inside or outside seating. We went on a Sunday and waited a little, but it was so worth the wait! We took the time to walk around the town a bit. Don’t be in a hurry when you go, you will be there a couple of hours!
The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is directly across the street from the Bar Fly – make sure you walk through and make plans to revisit for their Sunday Brunch!
Sharky’s on Venice Beach is one of our favorite places to go! Food is amazing, sunsets are beautiful and the owner, Jason, is friendly and welcoming to all his guests. Ask about joining Pier Pals! Spend a day on the beach and walk over to grab lunch or stay for dinner and watch the sunset.
Pier Pals is a program where you go once a month, get invites to guests appreciation dinners and a no-wait to get in! If you are interested in a more formal atmosphere visit Fin’s at Sharky’s.
Location: 602 Hahai Del Sol Dr., Ruskin, Fl. 33570 Website: sunsetgrillfl.com
Sunset Grill at Little Harbor is one of the best places to sit along the shores of Tampa Bay and joy a beautiful sunset. Sit outside at the Tiki Bar and enjoy your favorite drink while watching the sun disappear. The food is great and the service is excellent! They serve an amazing Sunday Brunch from 8:00am-2:30pm, so start your day-by-the-bay! Send me your email address for a 10% coupon off a table for four, from Feb. 1, 2019 through Feb. 28, 2019. Just sign up on the contact section of outandaboutwithpat.blog
The Boozy Bake Shoppe is one of a kind! Go to https://theboozybakeshoppe.com to place your order for your next get-together. Vegan Lemon Drop cupcakes, Limoncello buttercream, Moonshine Apple Pie, and the list goes on and on. You won’t be disappointed! I can say from experience – you can’t just eat one!