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Chief's Creole Cafe

901 22nd St. S. (Ninth Ave. N.) Send to Phone
Home-cooked recipes, down-home Creole hospitality in St. Petersburg.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Chief's Creole Cafe Restaurant Review

: Set in a century-old but now renovated corner grocery store, the café feels like home the instant you walk in. The atmosphere is friendly and unhurried. Weather permitting, outdoor dining is a fine option, as an expansive courtyard is draped with strings of lights and there’s a mood-setting fountain. The menu offers many family recipes, such as soft cheese and grits with pan-seared shrimp, finished with a scoop of cheese sauce, and a generally not-too-spicy gumbo. Another popular choice is Creole chicken wings, fried and then topped with a spicy sauce. Consider the onion rings as an appetizer or a side. Dessert can include a pineapple upside-down cake, with maraschino cherries. There is no liquor license, so beverages run to sweet tea or house-made punch.


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