Gulfport is a charming, artsy little city located only 5 miles from downtown St Petersburg. People visit for the beautiful views of Boca Ciega Bay, the friendly, laid back attitude of the residents and the many different markets that we host on a weekly or monthly basis. However, Gulfport has also developed a reputation as an excellent dining destination.
With 12 independently owned restaurants in the Historic Waterfront district, all within walking distance from the Historic Peninsula Inn, there is something for everyone. We strongly recommend people stroll through the town and see which place matches their mood – that will the right choice for that evening. Gulfport is like that, we have something for everyone! If you are staying at the Inn, no car is necessary, everything is a gentle stroll from our front door.
Within just a few short blocks you will find Italian, Mediterranean, Southern cooking, Cuban, Greek, American Pub, all day breakfast, as well as a number of seafood restaurants, vegan and vegetarian choices. Our restaurants are like Gulfport itself interesting, unique and diverse!!
One of our local restaurants, Stella’s was recently featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives for it’s delectable and hearty breakfasts. See article in the St Pete Times here or watch the show here.
In addition to having regular dining services Gulfport hosts a number of food related events. Including:
- Dining out for life: An annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations
- Gulfport Chef’s Table: an outdoor dining experience with a long table spanning the entire Beach boulevard supporting a local charity
- Gecko Crawl: a pub and food crawl fundraising event for local charities
So no matter what type of cuisine you are in the mood for Gulfport should be on your list of places to visit whether you are from far away or live just a few miles down the road. Gulfport is an experience that you will want come back to, over and over again.
See the local Gulfport site (Sofia- please put the GMA website address in here)for a list of all the restaurants or go on yelp and limit your location to Gulfport. Or, this would be a great place for the VACATION GUIDE if you can get it working