Ted Peter’s, a family-owned restaurant in St. Petersburg, has operated in nearly the same location for more than half a century now. The place is pretty small, with picnic tables outside, a few tables inside, and a long bar where scores of diners come who crave the smoked mullet, salmon, and mackerel. Although the place is unassuming, the food is down right to die for.
Too bad I have to travel to Florida to get a taste of the fabulous fish, but Ted Peter’s charm is definitely worth it. Order a dinner platter of smoked salmon, which is enough for two people, and enjoy the smokey flavor, as well as the moistness and tenderness of the meat.
It comes with warm German potato salad that’s just as sensational as the main fish course with it’s amazing vinegar, bacon, and onion flavor, as well as the perfect amount of cracked pepper on top.
You will also get a nice helping of their delicious coleslaw.
And the fish spread I will never get tired of. It is an absolute must. Flavored to perfection with mayo, pickles, celery, and some other good stuff. They serve it with saltine crackers. And make sure you listen to the waitress when she says “top it off with hot sauce“.
They even have what’s considered the best burger in the region. It can’t get better than this. But wait, to quench your thirst, order a draft beer (Miller High Life because it’s the only choice) and you will get an iced mug that will freeze your hands off.
Check out Guy Fieri, from the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, visiting this 60-year-old legacy.
This is one establishment that lives up to the hype. Expect a lot of flip flop wearers and local die hards. They are cash only, and it is usually packed, obviously, but it is well worth the wait. Once you sit down and smell the on-site smokehouse you will be transformed to food heaven.
1350 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707