I am addicted to restuarants while travelling and since we spend a lot of time in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, I have three favorite restaurants.

Crabby Bills: Every morning I walk a mile and a half down the beach to Crabby Bill’s, which has been family owned since its founding in 1983. The morning crowd consists of older patrons who are vacationing. or living, near the beach. It is a sports bar, restaurant and hang-out for the under 30 crowd the rest of the day and until 2:00 AM.

The All-American Breakfast is my choice, with 2 eggs, potatoes, crisp bacon and toast for $6.  Then it is a mile and a half walk back to the rented condo. In the evening, you can get the menu to go.

Guppy’s: A short walk and excellent food with daily specials; indoors or out. Great fish. The Grouper is expensive as it is over-fished. Small plates  and you can share. I get three sides; grilled octopus, spinach and Caesar Salad. Octopus is available thanks to the large Greek community. New Mexico restaurants tend not to serve octopus, so it is always a treat.

Gupys Restaurant, Indian Rocks Beach, FL


Chez Collette’s French Bistro:

A small French restaurant in the edge of Belair and next to Largo and Indian Rocks Beach. Run by a French couple, it is always good and one of our favorite stopping places each time we come.


The desert is great, especially if you can try three at once. Eat desert first, life is short.


The lamb shanks can’t be beat. Not always available but when they are, well worth ordering.


Wild Fields: is a gourmet grocery in Largo, Florida. We were drawn to Wild Fields for its selection of meats and fish; but also because of its fringe benefits. One night we took advantage of the meals they cooked to go. It was good but two meals was too much for two old people;  so two nights later we went back for the Salmon which we split. Wild Fields cooked it; we picked it up, along with a bottle of wine. We ate it on the balcony while we watched the sunset.

Special at Wild Fields in Belleair Bluffs (Largo), Florida.

Special at Wild Fields in Bellair Bluffs (Largo), Florida.

It was a welcome change from the restaurant meals, and easy to prepare when we didn’t have a kitchen full of ingredients. And, better and cheaper than Meals-on-wheels.

You can get an assortment of meats, fish, shish kabobs salads, sandwiches and luscious deserts all prepared for you.










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