Harvey’s 4th Street Grill is the ultimate spot in St. Pete for grouper sandwiches, hearty burgers, and amazing breakfasts. They also make my favorite grouper sandwich in St. Pete. The owners opened their doors on 4th Street in St. Petersburg on April 1, 1984 — and the restaurant has gained a massive following over the decades.
“Same small business, and same family still owning and operating Harvey’s since 1984. Help us celebrate 39 years in beautiful St. Pete Florida on Saturday, April 1. Thank you to all for the support over the years!” wrote the owners in a Facebook post celebrating their upcoming anniversary.
The interior is brimming with local history. Owner Dan Harvey outfitted his restaurant with remnants from St. Pete landmarks. The decor seems to add just an extra bit of flavor to each dish.
The interior features floorboards pulled from The Vinoy and old slate blackboards pulled from local schools. Their front doors were originally the front doors of the Sunshine School on St. Pete Beach. The outdoor dining patio features original wood planks from the Soreno Hotel, a landmark building that went out in a blaze of glory with a demolition that was used in Lethal Weapon 3.
“Have you ever looked up on our patio? This original wood now used as ceiling decor came from the historic Soreno Hotel, the first million dollar hotel in St. Pete,” writes Harvey’s owners. “Located right on Beach Drive, The Soreno was a perfect place to vacation. Harvey’s founder, Dan Jr. was able to restore the wood panels and piece it together to create the ceiling you now see today.”
Harvey’s late night Full Moon Parties-featuring chef specials and drink deals are consistently can’t-miss occasions.
The restaurant continues its commitment to serving some of the best food in the Burg. It’s in good company too. Just down 4th Street North is the famous El Cap Restaurant. It’s also not far from the newer Jay & Luigis Italian Restaurant.
Their broccoli bites, grouper nuggets and red eye shrimp are the ultimate appetizer combination. The patty melt is beyond words. If you want a serious brunch, you can visit them starting at 9am on Sunday and indulge in the egg sardou (poached eggs with creamed spinach and artichoke on a toasted english muffin).
Harvey’s 4th Street Grill, 3121 4th Street North.
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