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The Wharf

The WharfAddress:
2001 Pass-a-grille Way
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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Restaurant Hours: 11am to 11pm 7 days a week

Only a short five-minute stroll from "Inn On The Beach", no car required; The Wharf is a casual Key West style Seafood Restaurant and Bar with wide open windows and gentle sea breezes on the water with boat docks. Come and see what the St. Petersburg Times describes as "Old-timey Seafood done right"!


Voted: Best of the Beaches Best Waterfront Dining Best Fish & Chips Best Happy Hours   Come Hang Out with the Locals Located on Pass-A-Grille, The Wharf Restaurant is one of St. Pete Beach's best kept secrets. Not only is there great food, one can enjoy a spectacular view of Tierra Verde and Shell Island from the intercoastal waterway. With convenient boat slips, boaters often enjoy a place to eat and drink.Visitors from all over the world are directed by the Beach Locals to visit the Wharf for great food and drinks (made to order) and the unduplicated atmosphere of our historic location. From live music up front 2 nights a week, to the spectacular views off the back decks, 13 TVs to watch your favorite sports (NFL & College Packages), multiple Happy Hours at the main bar, the laid back attitude of the Wharf will inspire you to slow down, relax and linger a while. Only minutes from Downtown St. Petersburg, Fort Desoto (the #1 beach in the country), Shell Island and Egmont Key. The beach is a 5 minute walk away. We can be reached by CAR or BOAT, 7 days a week, 364 days a year. We are only closed on Thanksgiving Day. When you stop by to see us, if the parking lot is full, there is extra metered parking at the beach, which is a short 5-minute walk away. We look forward to your visit.

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All our food is fried in Trans Fat Free Oil

Wharf Specialties Steamed Shrimp $9.50 full lb. Creole Gumbo $6.50 With Shrimp, ham, chicken and andouille sausage, served over white rice.   Lobster Bites $10.25 Lightly Battered and Fried

Tampa Bay Rockefeller $7.95 Wharf's own special recipe! Rockefeller covered w/creamy sauce & provolone!

Oyster Diane $8.50 Rockefeller with crab, topped with a creamy sauce  

Tuesday Fish Fry (all day) $6.95 Served w/fires and slaw

Thursday Prime Rib (5pm) $11.95 Served w/salad, bread & side

  Wharf Wings Med, Hot, Blackened, Honey Barbecue 1 1/2 lbs $6.25 'No Bones' Wings $6.00 Extra Celery $.75 Extra Bleu Cheese or Ranch $.50 All Wings service with Celery & Bleu Cheese

Appetizers Extra Sauces $.50 Buffalo Shrimp $8.50 Served Med, hot or Blackened

Conch Fritters $6.50 Jalapeno Conch Fritters $6.75

Fried Calamari $7.50 Served with Marinara

Basket of Chips $3.75 Homemade Potato Chips Cajun, Barbecue or Ranch

Steamed Middle Neck Clams $7.50 1 dozen

Smoked Fish Spread $7.50 Made w/ smoked Amberjack

Fried Mushrooms $5.75 Pass-A-Grille Crab Cake $7.25 Cheese Sticks $5.95 Shrimp Jammers (5) $7.25 Shrimp stuffed with jalapeno pepper and cheese and deep fried

Crab Claws $7.25 Fried or sauteed in Scampi butter

If you like your food hot, ask for our Wharf Hot Sauce! Use with caution!

Fried Shrimp $7.95 Fried Oysters $8.50 "Tiny Puffs of Heaven" - St. Pete Times, 2006

Lobster Bites $10.25 Oysters Rockefeller $7.50 Tampa Bay Rockefeller $7.95 Chicken Fingers $7.25 Served w/ Honey Mustard

Chili Cheese Fries $4.75 Pork Pot Stickers $6.75 Asian Dumplings served over rice

Potato Skins $5.50 with bacon, cheese & scallions

Tempura Green Beans $5.25 Served with Wasabi Ranch

Oyster Diane $8.50 Rockefeller with crab, topped with a creamy sauce

Steamed Shrimp $9.50 full lb.

Soups & Salads

Dressings: Honey Mustard, Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Vinegarette or Caesar  Extra Dressing $.50              

Add Blue Cheese Crumbles - $.65

Add Grilled or Blackened Only Chicken $8.50 Grilled Salmon $13.95 Tuna $15.95 Add Fried, Grilled or Blackened Grouper $12.50 Mahi-Mahi $9.25 Tilapia $9.25 Shrimp $9.50 Fried Oysters $9.75

Seafood Chowder (Creamy) $4.95

Wharf Creole Gumbo $6.50

Bowl of Homemade Chili $4.25 Add cheese & onions for $.75

House Salad (Small) $3.25

Small Caesar $3.75

Large Garden Salad $4.75

Large Caesar Salad $5.25

Pastas Linguine with your choice of Alfredo, Marinara, Pomodoro or Fresh Herb Scampi. Served w/ bread and salad.

Chicken $12.95

Shrimp $14.95

Scallops $15.95

Shrimp & Scallops $16.75

Favorites Pass-a-Grille Served w/Salad, bread and choice of side

Pass-a-grille Crab cakes (2) $14.95

Seafood Skewers $16.50 (2 Skewers Made of Shrimp, Lobster, Tuna and Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms. Mojo Grilled)

Scallops $16.25 Sauteed in our fresh herb Scampi butter

Sandwiches Choice of Breads: Regular or Kaiser Roll, Wheat Bun, Marbled Rye or Wrap served with slaw or beans & rice

Burger in Paradise 1/2 lb. $5.95 With cheese $6.50

Chicken Breast $7.25 Fried, Grilled or Blackened

Chicken Breast Club $8.25 w/Swiss & bacon (Fried, Grilled or Blackened)

Buffalo Chicken (Med or Hot) $7.75 Ham & Swiss $6.25 on Marble Rye

Grilled Corned Beef $7.25 on Marble Rye

Corned Beef Reuben $8.25 BLT $6.75

Crabcake $8.25 Served on Kaiser Roll

Veggie (Wrap Only) $5.95 Grilled Mushroom & Onion Mix, Mixed veggies, snow peas, Bell peppers, Swiss, lettuce, tomato

Colossal Dog 1/2 lb. $5.95 With Chili & Cheese $7.50

Farm Raised Catfish $7.25 Corn Meal Fried, Grilled or Blackened

Tilapia $8.00

Jumbo Fried Fish (Pollock) $7.25

Mahi-Mahi $8.95

Grouper (When in Season) $10.95

Fish Reuben - add $1.00 to any fish above

Add Bacon, Cheese or Grilled Mushroom & Onion Mix to any sandwich $.75

Make Any Sandwich a Melt with mushroom , onion mix & provolone - add $2.25

Wharf PoBoys Wharf Steak & Cheese $8.50 (With Mushroom & Onion Mix) Shrimp $9.75 Oyster $10.25

Non Seafood Entrees Served w/ salad and choice of side

Pick one with seafood & Non Seafood items: Seasoned Rice, French Fries, Baked Potato (After 5pm), Mixed Veggies, Beans & Rice

1 lb. New York Strip $17.95 Certified Angus

Fried Chicken Strip Platter $10.25 Barbecue Baby Back Ribs $14.95 Sausage Bowl $10.95 Beans & Rice w/ Andouille Sausage

Desserts Key Lime Pie $3.25 Tiramisu $4.75 Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie $4.25 Ask your server about other desserts!

Kids' Menu Beverages (12 Years & Under) Hot Dog $3.25 Chili Cheese Dog $3.75 Fried Fish or Shrimp $4.25 Hamburger $3.75 Grilled Cheese $2.95 Chicken Fingers $3.75 Pasta $3.50

Beverages Fountain Soft Drinks $1.75 Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Ginger Ale, Lemonade, Iced Tea, and Minute Maid Orange

IBC Rootbeer $1.75 Bottled Water $1.25


Bar Hours: Hours:  Sun & Mon   11am – 2 am Tues – Saturday  8am – 2 am

( Food served  11am – 11pm 7 days a week) Open Air Bar serving a full menu, Full Liquor Bar

Live Music by Mark Russell on front deck  Saturdays  6pm to 10pm.  (Off Season) Live Music  Friday, Saturday & Sunday (in season.)

Drink specials during all games Domestic Beer Buckets $10.00 Jager & Cuervo Shots $1.00

Hospitality Happy Hour 11:30pm - 2 am

Domestic Drafts $1.45 Domestic Bottles $2 Wells $2  

All day! Every Day!

Crown $2.50  

Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 6:30pm Domestic Drafts $1.45 Domestic Bottles $2 Wells $2

Monday – Thursday 1pm – 3:30pm Miller Lite or Coors Draft $1  

Tuesday – Friday 8am – 11am Bloody Marys $1.50 Mimosas $2

Wednesday Night Cuervo $1 Jagers Shots every $1  

Beers on Tap Sold by Glass or Pitcher Coors Lite Miller Lite Ice House Yuengling Blue Moon Guiness Samuel Adams Seasonal Bass Killians Sierra Nevada Pabst Blue Ribbon Black & Tan Belgium Waffle

Bottled Beers Amberbock Amstel Light Becks Dark Bud Light Budweiser Bud Select Coors Coors Light Coors N/A Corona Corona Light Heineken Heineken Lite Rolling Rock  Michelob Lite Michelob Lite Amber Michelob Ultra Miller Genuine Draft Miller Lite O’Douls, Samuel Adams Smirnoff Ice Miller Chill Key West Lager Presidente Light Imperial (Costa Rica) Land Shark Redbridge (Made w/ sorghum)

Wine by the Bottle Yellow Tail, Australian $12.95 Merlot Rosemount Estates $15.00 Australian, Shiraz, Pinot Noir

BV Coastal Estates $15.25 Calif. Merlot

Castlerock, Calif. $12.95 Cabernet

Penfold, Koonuga Hills $15.00 Australian

BV Coastal Estates $12.95 California

Yellow Tail, Australian $12.95 Fontana Candida, Italian $13.95 Pinot Grigio

Kenwood, Sonoma Valley $2.95 White Zinfandel    

Wines by the Glass House Wine, California $ 3.75 Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel

Yellow Tail, Australian $4.25 Merlot & Chardonnay

 Fontana Candida, Italian $4.25 Pinot Grigio        


The Wharf opened for business in April 1994, but its beginning could be traced back as far as 1912. That was the year Heber Bell set the original pilings for the building that today is the Wharf. The Bell family was one of the founding families in the bustling west coast fishing industry. During the 1930’s, the building was a processing plant that was handling thousands of pounds of fish per day! One of the pictures in the hallway shows several trawlers unloading their catch on the backside of the building. It was during this time period that Heber Bell befriended a man named Clarence Birdseye and together they developed a quick freeze method for freezing fish and vegetables. Although Heber Bell decided to keep his operation local, Mr. Birdseye went national and became the original leader in frozen foods. The Bell family continued in the fish and frozen fish business; and even today, Robert Bell (third generation) operates a large deep freeze packaging plant in St. Petersburg. The pictures in the hallway are remarked originals from the Bell family photo albums. If you’re looking to find the locals, The Wharf is the place to go!  We have a friendly staff that’s eager to serve you. Relax in our open air bar.   We serve a full food menu at the bar from 11m to 11pm. We have a full line of liquor, bottled and draft beer and frozen drinks.

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