Posted by Jeff Stolbom in Craft Beer, Dining, Family, Florida, Food, Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, Wine | 0 comments
Are you craving fresh shrimp? Paul's Shrimp House at 530 Athens Street, Tarpon Springs has been a local favorite at the Sponge Docks for more than seventy years!
First open in 1940, Paul’s Shrimp House has been a cornerstone for fresh, delicious seafood in Tarpon Springs for more than seventy years. Since then, Paul’s has been the place to go for the freshest fish and coldest beers.
Today, Paul’s Shrimp House is still just as popular with the community. They still promise the freshest catches while specializing in delicious shrimp. Of course, Paul’s Famous Shrimp are the most popular choice from the menu that are ready to peel and eat and served with Paul’s dressing. Another fan favorite is the Seafood Lasagna that is made with shrimp, blue crab, and scallops in a delicious white sauce. It’s so popular that the restaurant has trouble keeping it in stock.
Paul’s Shrimp House also offers an array of different daily food and drink specials to take advantage of. Make sure to checkout their Facebook page for a full list and details on all their specials. The restaurant also has a full bar and happy hour that occurs all day every day where guests can find great deals on drinks. Paul’s offers beer, wine, hard liquor, and some specialty craft beers as well.
The restaurant’s atmosphere is friendly and relaxed with a personable and hard working staff. Customers may also order their food for take-out if they don’t have the time to dine-in. Paul’s also offers catering services and can accommodate a wide range of events and parties. The next time you’re in the area craving fresh seafood, look no further than Paul’s Shrimp House for a delicious meal that comes from straight from the sea to your plate – you won’t be disappointed!
This blog post contributed by Paul's Shrimp House. Call (727) 938-5093 for reservations, take away dining or more information.
Posted by Jeff Stolbom in Family, Florida, Historical, Museum, Tarpon Springs, Things To Do | 0 comments
One of Tarpon Springs’ best kept secrets is the 1883 Safford House Museum. Visiting the home of one of the city’s original developers is a journey back in time.The Safford House has been restored to its original Victorian splendor and is open to the public. Today the Safford residence is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and operated by the City of Tarpon Springs as a museum.
The house is a fine example of late 19th century Florida vernacular architecture and is filled with period furnishings and original family possessions that bring the Safford family to life. A visit offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the family and to experience Florida life more than 100 years ago.
The late 1800s, when Anson P.K. Safford and his family resided in Tarpon Springs, was an era of gracious living without the pressures of modern society. Touring their house takes visitors back to that restful time and place. From the charming porch swing to the large inviting dining room, the house is filled with pleasant spaces where friends and family gathered for meals and social events.
The Safford House is located in the historic district off Grand Boulevard at 23 Parkin Court. It was donated to the City of Tarpon Springs in 1994. The extensive restoration was funded by the State of Florida, Division of Historical Resources and the City of Tarpon Springs. Furnishings were provided in part by a Save America’s Treasures grant, and donations by local residents.
Hours and Location of Safford House Museum
Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 AM to 3 PM. Admission is $3 to tour the House; children accompanied by adults are free. Cultural Treasures members are admitted free to tour the house. Please call 727-937-1130 for further information or to schedule a tour, or email. Special events are scheduled during the year, such as the annual Victorian Candlelight Christmas Tour.
Directions to Safford House Museum
The House is located at 23 Parkin Court off Grand Blvd. in Tarpon Springs, Florida, 34689. From U.S. 19 take Tarpon Avenue west to the end of the street (1 mile); Make a right on Spring Boulevard. At the stop sign, proceed straight through the intersection. Make a left on Parkin Court (two blocks north). Go to the end of the street. See map.
Parking is free in the lot next to the House.
Photo and text courtesy of TarponArts.org