Ate dinner at Pete & Shorty’s in Clearwater tonight.  It was crowded and noisy inside, so we sat on the patio.  I have to say, every so often, you got a whiff of something not quite fresh out there.  I don’t know if we were upwind of some trash bins or what, but it definitely had a funky smell.  I also wish there was both smoking and non-smoking outside seating.  It got hard to breathe out there after a few people lit up.   I thought the water fountain on the patio was cool though.  A friend of mine called it the premium “tap” water fountain.

We both ordered burgers.  Loren got the BBQ Bonanza and I got the Chalet Burger with some onion straws and tater tots.

I like the burgers here.  They’re cooked to order and just taste good.  The onion straws and tots are really tasty too.  We decided to try the Big O dessert which is four deep fried Oreo cookies on top of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Though deep fried Oreos sound interesting, they were really pretty nasty.  It was like eating stale Oreos covered in batter.  Just not good.  Total bill was $27.

Pete & Shorty’s Tavern
2820 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL
(727) 799-0580

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