Fourth Street Shrimp Store
1006 4th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Monday 11:00am - 09:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 09:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 09:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 09:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 09:30pm
Saturday 11:00am - 09:30pm
Sunday 11:00am - 09:00pm
The 4th Street Shrimp Store in Saint Petersburg, Florida is a Florida style beach house framed in palm trees. Patio dining with tables under ceiling pans beneath a tin roof and inside dining is available.
The menu includes Wild Pink Shrimp, fresh Grouper, Scallops, Oysters, Clams, salads, chowder, pasta, and burgers prepared from scratch. The appetizers include shrimp cocktails, smoked fish spread, steamed peel and eat shrimp, and homemade hush puppies that are served steaming hot and delicious.
The drink menu includes bottled beers, a small selection of draft beers, wine, three variations on the margarita and selection of specialty cocktails.
(Jose Cuervo Gold, Triple Sec,and Sweet & Sour with Lime Juice)
Fried Oysters, fried shrimp, fried scallops with new potatoes and slaw
Fried Oysters with new potatoes and steamed broccoli
One of my chief complaints with many seafood restaurants is that they over-bread or over-fry fried seafood entrees. My second chief complaint with many seafood restaurants is that they serve fake scallops which are a lot of times stamped stingray or stamped shark meat. I do not have an issue with eating shark, but if I order scallops, I want to eat scallops.
Much to my delight, 4th Street Shrimp Store lightly breaded the oysters and shrimp and lightly fried them so that the taste of the seafood remains for enjoyment. Also much to my delight, I took one bite of the scallops and could immediately identify them as genuine - they tasted almost like lightly fried butter and melted in my mouth.
I hold to the belief that peel and eat shrimp should be served hot and have flatly refused any that have been subsequently chilled as they loose a great deal of flavor during the chilling process. Apparently 4th Street Shrimp Store holds to the same belief as their peel and eat shrimp are only server hot.
The cole slaw was delicious and sweet like my Grandma would have made it - almost qualifying as a dessert item.
The shrimp scampi was a perfect balance of butter and fresh parsley. The blackened grouper was light, blackening seasoning was not too heavy and not too light, and tasted phenomenal.
We have occasionally entertained guests with someone in their party who does not like seafood (God forgive them), and it has been a struggle finding a good restaurant that serves excellent seafood and non-seafood entrees. 4th Street Shrimp Store has that issue addressed as well. Their menu includes hamburgers, cheese burgers, Chicken Sandwiches, Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, and Steak & Cheese Hoagie for those sadly misguided souls. I cannot report on those selections as I clearly crossed the threshold for seafood.
To top off the meal experience, they offer three desserts: Homemade White Chocolate Bread Pudding served warm with Vanilla Ice Cream and topped with Homemade Whiskey Sauce, Homemade Classic Key Lime Pie in a graham cracker crust with Whipped Cream, and Blackberry Cobbler baked with a pastry crust served warm and topped with Vanilla Ice Cream.
The minute I saw Blackberry cobbler on the menu, I felt my eyebrow lift as if my taste buds had been challenged. My Grandma set a high standard with her blackberry cobbler, so game on! I was pleasantly impressed with the cobbler. It was served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream nestled on top of a sliver of sugar encrusted crust. I literally stopped myself on three different instances eating their blackberry cobbler because I was full. My hand kept reaching for one more spoonful.
We absolutely loved everything they brought to our table from the drinks, appetizer, entrees, sides, and dessert. 4th Street Shrimp Store is a "have to" experience for anyone visiting St. Pete.