I'm taking my wife to St. Pete Beach for a short weekend getaway in a few weeks. We'll be arriving very late on a Saturday night and checking into the Postcard Inn, spending all Sunday hanging out there, and checking out on Monday morning to head to visit the Aquarium on Clearwater Beach (and a final lunch at Frenchy's), then back to Orlando.
I'd really love to try Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish on St. Pete Beach, maybe for lunch. But for our one Sunday, can anyone recommend a good breakfast place, a fun, funky, informal restaurant* for dinner, and possibly an awesome place for ice cream or other desserts, ideally on the beach? If we have to drive into mainland St. Pete for a can't-miss meal, I'll consider it, but I'd rather stay closer to the hotel if nearby options are just as good. We don't drink at all, but we love eating at pubs and gastropubs.
*Datz in Tampa is my perfect example of "fun, funky, informal." Somewhere with good burgers and creative takes on comfort food, maybe more local seafood -- but nothing too expensive.