Dinner Groups

Although there are numerous restaurants around the TradeWinds Grand Island Resort and conference attendees are certainly free to make their own arrangements for dinner, many attendees—especially those who are on their own—enjoy the opportunity to be part of a pre-arranged dinner group.

On Wednesday, September 9, and Thursday, September 10, dinner groups will depart from the hotel at 7:00 pm to various restaurants within walking distance, and beach taxis are also available for free or for a nominal cost for those restaurants a bit farther away. Conference attendees who wish to participate will sign up at the hospitality table when they check in for the conference. Spaces are limited at each restaurant, reservations will be made for these groups, and local committee members will serve as group leaders.

Included below are the options for both Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. Descriptions of each restaurant include pricing and specialties as well as a website for those that want to do some additional review.

Wednesday, September 9

Guy Harvey RumFish Grill
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue

Guy Harvey RumFish Grill is ready to rock St. Pete Beach with inspiring cuisine, unique shopping, and a 33,500 gallon aquarium that covers an entire wall of the dining room. Guy Harvey RumFish isn't just a new restaurant: it's a destination where you can EAT. DRINK. SHOP.

Compass Grille

Authentic American fare is just seconds from your beach chair. Compass Grille strives to make each meal something to write home about. With the restaurant's wide selection of contemporary dishes, each visit offers an entirely new tasting experience. Stop into Compass Grille for any meal, and you'll see how the restaurant has made dining a destination.

Café Luna Bistro
Steakhouse, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian

This cozy bistro dining in the heart of St. Pete Beach serves the freshest seafood & aged steaks. Its eclectic menu suits all tastes, with gluten free & vegetarian options available. Casual/upscale, with soft lighting & low music, the café is perfect for a relaxed night out.

Crabby Bill's Seafood
American, Seafood

Located directly on the Gulf with a beautiful sunset view, the restaurant serves everything fresh and delicious with plenty of options available to appeal to every appetite.

Thursday, September 10

Middle Grounds Grill
American, Seafood, Barbecue

This restaurant offers the freshest and tastiest seafood on the beach and pays the same attention to quality with great meat items. It's casual, fun and family-friendly with an upscale atmosphere.

Sloppy Joe's
American (Traditional)

Watching a sunset in Treasure Island makes you want a cocktail in hand, and Sloppy Joe's on the Beach located inside the Bilmar Beach Resort is a nice place to enjoy your sunset and have a cocktail too. Everything is made fresh to order.

Mad Fish
Fusion, Seafood

This upscale cafe sits next door to the Grand Plaza hotel on St. Pete's Beach and is housed in an old fashioned metal diner.

Gigi's Italian Restaurant
Italian, Pizza

This local establishment has been in business 50 years. It serves great quality food at moderate prices in a cozy and friendly environment.

Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean

Located on the 12th floor of the Grand Plaza Hotel, Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro is the only revolving restaurant on the coast. Enjoy fine dining with an awe-inspiring panoramic view as the restaurant slowly revolves 360 degrees.