St. Pete had more new restaurants than anywhere else in Tampa Bay this year, here are 25 you should know

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Out of all the Tampa Bay areas, no place witnessed a bigger explosion of new, exciting restaurants in 2020 than St. Petersburg.

We're not sure why that is, but considering how 2020 was arguably the worst year to open a restaurant in recent memory, this is quite an accomplishment. But it wasn't just the sheer volume of new establishments, St. Pete saw everything from new tiki bars, chicken-stuffed waffle cone joints, new wing spots, and even a handful of upscale eateries. This isn't a comprehensive list, but here are a few a new St.Pete restaurants worth keeping on your radar.