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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tropics Restaurant Review: Locals love this place because its convenient both from land and water (as a resort with a marina, dinners can motor right up to the dock and moor) and the all-you-can eat seafood buffets on Wednesdays and Fridays include crab legs and peel-and-eat shrimp as well as prime rib and a pasta station. Theres live pop music on Fridays and Saturdays that pulls in locals as well as resort guests. The view, from the right table, is all the way to the St. Petersburg skyline and its tilted, domed pro baseball park. The Key West-style décor is fitting, giving the venue an airy sense of the outdoors. Popular appetizers include breaded jumbo shrimp and breaded chicken in a pastry pocket, served with spinach and an artichoke dip. Conch fritters are also worth trying. The restaurants mesquite grill adds a number of items to the entrées-grilled grouper, salmon fillet, New York strip, beef tenderloin and filet mignon.