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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 Craft Beer, Dining, Downtown District, Family, Florida, Food, Tarpon Springs, Things To Do, Wine | 0 comments
This article is part of a series of pieces written by Visit St. Pete Clearwater called “Detours” designed to send you just a little off the beaten path from the beaches and attractions of St. Pete/Clearwater, to discover other, lesser-known local favorites like family-run stores, unique galleries, and tantalizing restaurants. Read on and take a Detour into authentic St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida!
Tarpon Tavern, Tarpon Springs. A local favorite.
Dan Jenkin figured the last thing his adopted hometown of Tarpon Springs needed was another place serving gyros, souvlaki and moussaka. The county’s popular Greek community, with its rustic sponge docks and kitschy shops, has more than its share of Greek eateries.
Dan chose a different path with the Tarpon Tavern in the downtown district, a few blocks south of the Hellenic-focused waterfront. It’s an American place—with food he describes as “traditional American that’s been brought up a few notches.”
When he opened Tarpon Tavern four years ago, the big question was: Would the locals come? It didn’t take long to get an answer: absolutely. The restaurant/bar (emphasis on restaurant) has become a go-to place where locals mix easily with visitors.
In Tarpon Tavern’s first year, Urban Spoon named it one of the Top 50 Bar/Restaurants in the U.S.
The 1920s-era building is painted an eye-catching ruddy pink. It features a homey interior and a breezy covered deck, each of which seats 50.
Dan, a first-time restaurateur, came up with most of the menu items. The staples are burgers and sandwiches, along with salads, flatbreads, seafood and pasta. Behold the ultra-tasty Big Buffalo, a gargantuan stack of breaded, fried chicken bathed in buffalo sauce, topped with bacon and bleu cheese crumbles on a brioche bun.
Dan proudly represents St. Pete/Clearwater’s booming craft brewery scene by serving a rotating array of locally produced beers.
Posted by Jeff Stolbom in Craft Beer, Dining, Downtown District, Florida, Food, News, Tarpon Springs, Wine | 0 comments
We have some very exciting news!
Olive The World Bistro has opened at 24 Hibiscus Street, Tarpon Springs, in the Historic Art & Antique District.
The bistro will feature Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) and Aged Balsamic Vinegars along with artesian foods from local producers...Jams, Pasta's, Pickled Products, Mother Kombucha Fermented Teas and more.
Olive The World Bistro will allow you to have a light snack, lunch or dinner and taste the EVOO's and flavored Balsamic's paired with food. They will be offering salads, fun filled raviolis and paninis in addition to specials. Think of a Tapas like eatery where you can sit down with friends and order several items that you share together.
The beer menu will feature craft brews from the USA and Europe, and wine offerings are now in development.
The Bistro now has the Weihenstephaner "1516 Kellerbier" in honor of the 500 year Beer Purity Law that went into effect in the year 1516. It is a Limited Edition, unfiltered beer brewed and bottled by the State Brewery in Bavaria, in the town of Freising, Germany. Weihenstephaner Brewery is the oldest, still operating brewery in the world, founded in 1040.
The Bistro also offers "Professor Pops and the Ice Crystals"!
These are handmade frozen treats made with only locally sourced fresh ingredients. We have these flavors available now: Pineapple Mango, Strawberry Orange, Raspberry Limeade, Mixed Berry and Orange Ginger. The heat is coming, stop in the Bistro and cool off with a Professor Pops Treat!
These are just a few of the menu offerings:
Calabrian Chef Salad
Prosciutto, Soppressata, Mortadella, Provolone on Organic Spring mix with Carrots, Cucumbers, Tomatoes.
Shrimp Pesto Linguini
Shrimp, Genoa Original Pesto, Arugula and Parmesan Shavings.
A variety of alternating flavors.
Olive The World Bistro will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-8pm.
Stop in and say hello!