South Beach Bar & Grill -- or Screwie Louie's?
Madeira Beach is home to South Beach Bar and Grill, one of two bars in the St. Pete area owned by a guy who goes by the handle Screwie Louie. We were just driving along the beach and saw that the South Beach Bar and Grill was busy at breakfast time, so we stopped in. Even at 10am, the bar was packed and there were probably 75 customers filling the huge outdoor deck. We sat way back in the back, overlooking one of the neighbor's yards.
We started with coffee and grapefruit juice, then Laura ordered blueberry pancakes with a half order of corned beef hash, and I had a sausage and cheese omelet with potatoes and toast. The hash was likely from a can, but fried to crisp outer shell, just as I like it. The omelet was big and very good, and the potatoes surprisingly tasty. Unfortunately the pancakes were undercooked and slightly gooey in the middle... not good.
Service was good, even though it was busy.
Paradise Grill - Pass-A-Grille Beach
Paradise Grill is located right on the beach in Pass-A-Grille. They serve simple breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, along with ice cream, beer and other drinks. We stopped in for a beer on a beautiful holiday weekend. We had two Longboard Lagers from Hawaii's Kona Brewery for about $10. Then we sat along the water and enjoyed the waves, the sun and the people.
The Paradise Grill had live music, and there was a craft market (called the Beach Bazaar) next door, so there was plenty to see and do.
The Wharf - Pass-a-Grille
While fishing one day, we pulled our boat into the Wharf's dock, and, after we rescued our captain from the warm water, we found a table upstairs and had a great lunch. Yes, our charter boat captain fell in the water, but he was OK.
For lunch we started with a few Yuenglings ($2.25 cheap!) and the fried crab claws ($7.75), which were excellent, and the fish spread with bread ($7.75). For our meals we had tilapia sandwiches ($8.25 each) and grouper sandwiches ($11.25 each). The fish was great, the service good, but the real draw here is the waterfront location where you can watch boat captains fall in the water.