The Love Chef

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Address: 16th and Gulf Boulevard
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Phone Number: (727) 596-2477
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
Informal beach atmosphere
Reservations: None
Description of Restaurant:

This local crowd favorite is awesome!!

The chef-owner is well versed in this region where fish is the specialty. The menu reflects his versatility through the years at some famous eateries.

The location (a short walk from the beach) and casual ambience are all but a backdrop for first rate, creative cuisine of the freshest – modest priced – local provisions available.

Every day, there are additions as well which are well balanced and varied. Many here are blackboard specials like one evening dinner there was Red Curry Basted Chargrilled Swordfish served on a bed of coconut rice, topped with fresh pineapple/orange relish and drizzled with Szechuan aioli @ $16.99 the plate. On another night the offering was Caribbean Jerk Rubbed American Red Snapper topped with fresh mango and papaya salsa drizzled with Key Lime aioli @ $18.99 the plate.

The everyday menu has some fine selections from the freshest plump Gulf Oysters to Key West Cracked Conch; one of your Love Chef’s favorites is the Char-Broiled Octopus @ $9.99 it is a great appetizer to share. And meat lovers will enjoy a top quality New York Strip Steak @ $16.99, and the Pork or Chicken Marsala in a rich mushroom and Marsala wine sauce @ $14.99.

And, yes, they have a Burger, one of the best on the beach @ $6.99. (I’ve done the homework). Also, savor the She Crab Soup @ $4.29 a cup or Seafood Gumbo.

This is one of those times boys and girls that I can truly say everything on their menu is First Rate and will certainly please your palate!

And when you taste their Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie or Key Lime Pie, you will thank me.

Wine and Beers are available.


“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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