Restaurants in Ruskin

Up to 53% Off Dinner Show & Eastern European Meal

St. Pete Beach

$100 $49

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Guests enjoy a traditional dinner while watching an interactive murder mystery, a burlesque cabaret, or Russian music and dance

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Durty's Bar and Grille

St. Petersburg

$20 $11

Tear into a burger and stay a while with a game of pool or join in with a nightly event, like karaoke or trivia

$10 for Pizzas and Subs at DeNunzio's Pizza

Historic Old Northeast

$20 $10

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Pizzas crafted from fresh handmade dough and produce from next-door market, sided with baked Italian subs, pepperoni rolls, and salads

43% Off Sushi at Vue

St. Petersburg

$30 $17

Sushi spot and club with stunning 19th floor views provides specialty martinis and inventive rolls to diners and dancers

50% Off Empanadas at Mr. Empanada

St. Petersburg

$8 $4

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Selection of soups and sides rounds out menu of creative empanadas filled with cream cheese and guava, pizza, spinach artichoke, and cheese

45% Off at Mario's Pizzeria Trattoria

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

New York-, doppio-, and sicilian-style pizzas served up alongside philly cheese steaks, meatball parmesans, pastas, and desserts

50% Off Chicken-Sausage Sandwiches at Jimbo's Joint

Historic Kenwood

$8 $4

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Chicken sausages, chicken meatballs, and falafel put a healthy twist on classic eats such as meatball subs and Chicago-style hot dogs

Steak and Seafood at Fish Tales Seafood & Steak House

St. Petersburg

$30 $17

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From their harborside perch, chefs prep pounds of stuffed blue crab, oysters, and other fish cuts

43% Off Italian Dinner at Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

$40 $23

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Italian entrees, such as wild mushroom ravioli and manicotti made from a family recipe, plus pizzas with thin crusts handmade daily

Up to 45% Off Hot Dogs and Burgers at Rippers Roadstand

Ellenton

$10 $5.50

Cooks deep-fry their hot dogs and smother their 100% beef burgers in toppings such as jalapenos and A1 sauce; fries are hand-cut in house

50% Off at Westchase BBQ

Tampa

$18 $9

Meats such as pulled pork, ribs, and brisket are seasoned with a dry rub, smoked, and paired with sides such as homemade mac 'n' cheese

Half Off Italian Food and Drinks at Vino E Pasta

South Tampa

$24 $12

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Dishes lauded by the Tampa Bay Times include 15 types of pasta tossed with pesto, alfredo, and bolognese and served with 38 wines

Up to 52% Off Bar Food at Hogan's Beach

Northwest Tampa

$25 $12

Watch the big game on flat-screen TVs while filling your plate with wings, burgers, pizza, and more; bar has more than 20 beers on tap

$10 for Latin-American Food at Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

Northwest Tampa

$20 $10

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Latin-American restaurant offers a tour of Caribbean, Central, and South American dishes; wines and beers from around the world

Half Off Cuban and Italian Food at Las Vegas Cafe

West Tampa

$12 $6

Chef blends Cuban and Italian cuisines to create dishes such as fish stuffed with ham and cheese, Cuban-fried rice, and veggie crepes

45% Off at Saffron Indian Cuisine

County Line Coalition

$20 $11

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A chef from Bombay folds freshly ground spices into mild or spicy curries, creamy butter chicken, and stuffed naan

Up to Half Off at Cilantro Indian Cuisine

Temple Terrace

$25 $14

Among the menu highlights: Spicy lamb vindaloo, or vegetarian-friendly potatoes and cauliflower stewed with tomatoes and herbs

48% Off a Prix Fixe Meal at Six Tables Tampa

South Tampa

$100 $52

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New six-course menu created daily by award-winning chef in romantic six-table eatery

$5 for Baked Goods at Don Pan International Bakery

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Bakery with goodies inspired by Spain and Venezuela, including guava pastries, tres leches, arepas, and Venezuelan-style tamales

50% Off Contemporary Fusion Food at Cheap

Courier City/Oscawana

$30 $15

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Eclectic restaurant and bar with a fusion menu of sushi, burgers, pizzas, and other contemporary dishes

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food and Drinks at Casa Ramos Tampa

Tampa

$22 $11

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Mexican staples and fruit-infused margaritas served in festive eatery with Saltillo clay tiles lining the walls and bar

45% Off Pub Food

Tampa

$20 $11

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Plenty of beer and a pub-style menu in a sports bar featuring 15 TVs and 100-year-old wood

Half Off Meals at The Green Parrot Bar & Grill

Carrollwood

$12 $6

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Domestic draft beers complement Western-style burgers or chicken wings served with blue cheese

Up to50%% Off at Flight Restaurant & Lounge

Tampa

$39.45 $20

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Chefs craft authentic dishes from Cuba, The Phillippines, Thailand, and others. Bacon Mac Balls make delectable bites for a holiday gift.

45% Off at EATS! American Grill

Fairoaks Manhattan Manor

$20 $11

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Recipes from across the country comprise an Americana-inspired menu with midwestern BLTs on texas toast and New York-style buffalo wings

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Spaghetti Warehouse

$120 $58

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Half Off Hookah and Middle Eastern Cuisine at Le Souk Florida

South Tampa

$30 $15

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A hookah lounge and restaurant serves Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine alongside fruit-flavored hookah, beers, wines, and cocktails

45% at Ocean Blue Sushi Bar

Carrollwood

$40 $22

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Sushi chefs create rolls for everyone from meat eaters to vegans, served alongside Japanese classics like pork dumplings with ginger shoyu

Up to 55% Off at Persia House of Kebabs

USF

$20 $10

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Kebabs with grilled tiger shrimp, marinated beef tenderloin, boneless chicken breast, or grilled vegetables

Up to 53% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Piccadilly Cafeteria

$59 $28

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Audiences feast as they solve the mystery of a murdered, desperate housewife in this farcical, interactive murder mystery

50% Off Tapas at The Manhattan Dolce Bar & Bistro

Virginia Park

$30 $15

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Share tapas-style dishes such as beef carpaccio and shrimp ajillo at an eatery with nightly live entertainment

51% Off European Fare at La Cote Basque in Gulfport

Gulfport

$35 $17

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French, Italian & German entrees showcase dishes such as roast duck in amaretto cherry sauce, sauerbraten, and beef wellington

Half Off Italian Food and Drinks at Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

$30 $15

Italian specialties such as spinach ricotta pizza, chicken Parmigiano, and spaghetti with shrimp, scallops, and calamari in white wine sauce

Up to 45% Off at Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Bradenton

$30 $17

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Diners cluster around gas-heated hibachi grill, where chefs prepare steak and seafood meals with flair; sushi bar showcases colorful rolls

45% Off Pub Food at Timeout Family Pub & Grub

Dominion

$20 $11

Chefs churn out hearty pub specials such as homemade chicken noodle soup, beer-battered fish and chips, and meatloaf with mashed potatoes

47% Off American Food at Big City Grill, Co.

Brandon

$15 $8

New menu inspired by American favorites such as potato skins, New York strip steaks, and fresh seafood

Up to 50% Off Thai Food at Bangkok Jazz Thai Restaurant

Bangkok Jazz

$20 $12

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Diners sample curries, noodles, fried rice, marinated meats, and other dishes from Thailand, accompanied on Friday nights by live jazz

Up to 54% Off at Tia's Authentic Latin Food

Largo

$15 $7

Caribbean and Puerto Rican dishes such as beef picadillo, café con leche, pan-fried shrimp, and blackened tilapia sandwiches

Up to 54% Off at Skara Mediterranean Grill

Oldsmar

$120 $55

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Groups of up to four sip wine and sup on a four-course prix-fixe meal that includes starters like saganaki and entrees such as lobster pasta

Up to 46% Indian Meal for Two at Desi Tadka

Oldsmar

$64.93 $35

International wines complement traditional curry, rice, and tandoori dishes from the Punjab region

Select Local Merchants

Apollo's Bistro warmly embraces clans in a casual, chic eatery tantalizing taste buds with an eclectic medley of fresh, upscale cuisine doled out by amiable servers. Surf Mediterranean swells of flavor flooding the spinach and artichoke pizza, a 7-inch pie peppered with recently reaped veggies and mozzarella swirling in a tempest of white sauce ($7.99, add crab for $2), or opt to savor an 8-ounce prime burger ($7.99), which serenades lonely diners recently abandoned by balloon animal pets. Steeped in a fruity marinade, the spicy mango shrimp cooks over an open flame before bestowing bellies with seasonal veggies, a side item, and a side salad ($14.99). Diners dive into these eats amidst taupe walls and ebony booths awash in streams of natural sunlight and stream-of-consciousness short stories.

6520 Richies Way
Apollo Beach,
FL
US

The sports-centric atmosphere at The Mulligan’s Pub lures big game-revelers with sports-beaming TVs and a menu of classic grill favorites. Kick off an ocular sports feast with appetizers such as homemade fried pickles battered, fried, and shot out of a T-shirt cannon onto plates ($6). The nurturing hoosier strom coddles ground beef, pepperoni, and saucy Italian marinara inside a doughy sleeping bag ($7), and juicy prime-rib sandwiches travel mouthward via hoagie-roll palanquin ($9). The Mr. October, a lemon-pepper-rubbed haddock hoagie, transforms stomach rumblings into nearly inaudible whimpers and takes its name from the famed inventor of Halloween ($9). Before going toe-to-toe with hearty entrees, and after thumb-wrestling with to-go boxes for possession of leftovers, patrons tipple draft brews from a collection of 16 domestic beers.

11375 Big Bend Rd
Riverview,
FL
US

At East Coast Pizza we pride ourselves in our commitment to quality products and service. Delivering a hand tossed "New York Style Brick Oven Pizza", and we do it the best using the freshest ingredients possible. We make all of our dough and Sauce fresh daily and use only 100% of the finest mozzarella cheese.

13340 Lincoln Rd
Riverview,
FL
US

The Experience

Inside a building in St. Petersburg, works of art from around the world gather like good friends. Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppy hangs not far from Paul Cézanne's A Corner of the Woods, Pointoise. Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament gives a glimpse of faraway lands, while Thomas Moran's Florida Landscape stays closer to home.

With a range of permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts seeks to engage visitors with art while preserving the pieces in its care. Much of the collection resides in an original 1960s building, but an adjacent modern gallery draws in visitors with special exhibitions, an art library, and interactive educational facilities—ensuring they have plenty of ways to experience art or at least overcome a fear of informational plaques.

The Highlights

  • Permanent collection houses pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as classical and modern American art
  • Daily events include docent-led tours, hands-on workshops, classical concerts, and lectures
  • MFA Café overlooks the waterfront

Who They Are

Even before the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965, founder Margaret Acheson Stuart saw its galleries as a space where diverse audiences could explore art "from antiquity to the present." Architect John Volk had designed the original museum wing to instill visitors with a feeling of solidness and permanence. Decades later, the museum sought to expand, and conducted a nationwide search for a worthy architect. They were rewarded with designer Yann Weymouth, who completed a second building in 2008—a two-story, modern glass conservatory.

255 Beach Dr. NE
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

Dale Del Bello remembers everything about his first hibachi experience. While stationed in Korea as a part of the Air Force National Guard, Dale and a group of friends visited Tokyo on leave. They followed a traditional route among his fellow service people, which took him to a hibachi restaurant. Immediately he sensed that he’d stumbled upon more than just dinner. The chefs’ showmanship fascinated him as they seared meats and vegetables on their tabletop grills, allowing guests to sample forkfuls directly off the 600-degree surface. After returning to Buffalo, New York, in 1971, Dale opened his first Arigato location, attempting to recreate what made that dining experience so remarkable. Since then, he has distilled the authentic experience into something that families can enjoy without traveling abroad, establishing Arigato restaurants throughout New York and Florida and staffing them with more than 60 chefs from Japan.

Surrounded by 8–10 diners, these chefs act not only as the restaurant’s culinary creators, but also as showmen and magicians of sorts, dexterously slicing ingredients, flipping shrimp tails into their hats, and conjuring soy sauce out of thin air. Away from the flaming tabletops, meanwhile, bartenders make use of their own skill sets as they mix specialty cocktails, which occasionally use splashes of plum wine or sake to imbue familiar-sounding drinks with new dimension.

3600 66th St N
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Built in 1918, the Craftsman House's expansive, adobe-toned bungalow collapses time as visitors step onto a breezy veranda, walk past a lush carpet of flowers and fronds, and witness more American craftwork than they can shake an intricately whittled stick at. Blown glass, turned wood, and fine pottery and jewelry provided by a 300-strong network of local and national artists are just a few of the pieces that settle in at this homey abode. The building is so homey, in fact, that one artist hardly ever leaves. Surrounded by the courtyard, what was once an old-time carriage house is now the clay-caked studio of professional potter Stephanie Schorr. There, visitors can find her partway through many projects at once, crafting functional wares and feeding the carnival fire breathers that keep her kiln hot.

The historic hub of creative know-how hosts a multiplicity of events, including live music, gallery tours, and artistic workshops. In honor of the gallery's tireless community efforts, Craftsman House was named the 2011 Top Retailer for a Charitable or Philanthropic Event by Niche magazine.

2955 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US