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Beach town with best food?

CheeksandLeeks | Jan 31, 201408:49 PM

Former Floridian but currently living in Brooklyn- needing some sunshine in my life so planning a trip home in early April. Spending most of the trip in central Florida where my friends and fam live but I'd like to spend about 3 days at the beach. I have never had a real specific allegiance to any particular beach but my guy really like Clearwater. For me a vacation is so much about food that I'd just like to assure we'll be in the proximity of a variety of delicious food options. Also important that it not be completely overrun with spring breakers given it's going to be the first weekend of April, does that rule out Clearwater? Must have at least one really great breakfast option, low end and high end seafood option, oysters, a place with a decent wine list, maybe even a steakhouse. Also should be a town within two and a half hours of Orlando, so no panhandle or south Florida cause that's just too far to drive! I know we can't be talking hotels much in here but any suggestions for decent restaurants in hotels would be great! Hope I've been specific enough! Here's some of my orlando favorites to give you some insight in to my tastes.
Pom poms, Tako Cheena, Ravenous Pig, Sushi Pop, Roy's, 4R, Luma, peach valley cafe, bosphorus, lee and ricks, yellow dog eats

Tako Cheena,
The Ravenous Pig
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