One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 of casual American fare and drinks at Woody's Waterfront Cafe in St. Pete Beach.
Woody's Waterfront Cafe, built on an inlet off the Gulf of Mexico, regales guests with vintage 1960's beach-bar vibes and scenic views, shimmying up a menu of casual American fare and ice-cold drinks. Commence the evening with one of Woody's basket cases, which nestle a bushel's worth of plain or spicy fries next to bite-sized morsels of chicken, shrimp, clams, or wings ($8.75–$12.50). Otherwise, the burgers—half-pound patties of grilled chuck cooked to preference—make for hearty handheld eats and surprisingly accurate discuses ($7/50–$8.45), and the cheese-topped surfin' steak sandwich snares shaved slices of grilled sirloin and veggies within the soft embrace of a bun ($8.25). Woody's chefs also sizzle up mahi-mahi steak, which comes blackened, grilled, or fried, and plated with a choice of two sides ($12.95). At the full bar, bartenders sling draft and bottled beer, as well as a bevy of frozen mixed drinks that include mudslides authentically prepared with the mire from Mt. Oreo's historic avalanche.
From Woody's waterfront deck, diners may spy a gregarious dolphin, an airborne parasailer, or a boating vessel slipping through Blind Pass en route to dock or sea. Live entertainment from Wednesday–Sunday stymies guests' temptation to guilt passing porpoises into becoming the fourth player in a Euchre tournament.