Fresh Seafood and Steaks at the Middle Grounds Grill on Treasure Island

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Fresh-caught seafood from 100 miles out straight to your table at the Middle Grounds Grill

Located approximately 100 miles offshore of Treasure Island, the Middle Grounds Grill takes its name from the famous Florida Middle Grounds. Like the Middle Grounds, known for its abundant supply of quality fish, this one-off authentic seafood and steak restaurant provides its guests with only the finest fish our sea has to offer. You can start off your dining experience with appetizers like their Tangy Ginger Calamari which is a lightly fried tender calamari tossed in their pacific ginger sauce with scallions and roasted red peppers or Traditional, with a side of Marinara. Or perhaps try their Creole Egg Rolls featuring a moist blackened chicken, roasted corn, red onions, cheddar, and feta cheese, wrapped together in wonton skins lightly fried until golden brown. Served with avocado creme dipping sauce. Yum!
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Bone-in Cowboy Ribeye topped with thin and crispy onion rings.

The Middle Grounds Grill – ties to the sea that goes back generations

The Coover family founded and runs Middle Grounds Grill with ties to the sea that go back generations. The seafood is the freshest and tastiest on the beach, and the meat is of the highest quality.

With an upscale atmosphere, the Middle Grounds Grill offers a casual, fun, and family-friendly atmosphere that complements the restaurant’s beautiful dishes. A stand-out original is their New Zealand All Natural 18-20oz Lamb Shank that is seared with garlic and rosemary and then slow-roasted with fresh vegetables and herbs. Served with oven-roasted root vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. OMG!

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Sesame seared yellow fin tuna with soy dipping sauce, pickled ginger, cusabi aioli, siracha sauce & wakame seaweed salad. Contains raw ingredients.

Check out the great bar at the Middle Grounds Grill on Treasure Island

When you visit the Middle Grounds Grill for delicious fresh seafood, steaks, and chicken you will find their bar provides a nice place to rest after a long walk around Treasure Island’s Big Pirate.  You can get together with family and friends to share tasty egg rolls, grilled scallops, and glazed salmon. There is nothing better than fried cheesecake, key lime pie, and crème brûlée. Savor a delicious chardonnay, coffee martini, or draft beer here. And whether you are looking for a great espresso or latte, Middle Grounds Grill has it. Try a cup or bowl of their Spicy Gulf Seafood Chowder with Shrimp, scallops, fresh fish, & clams with a sweet potato vegetable medley, swimming in a savory tomato broth. it’s wonderful!

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The food on the menu at the Middle Grounds Grill is excellent. Especially the Pan seared crispy duck breast that is drizzled with a cherry Malbec reduction, and served over pistachio mashed potatoes. They offer some of the best food and ambiance on the beach from Redington to Pass a Grill. A variety of fresh, succulent seafood, wine, steaks, duck and lamb, and more can be found at Middle Grounds Grill on Treasure Island. A stop at Middle Grounds Grill is like visiting a private club a “who’s who” of Treasure Island and St. Pete beach and it is not uncommon to see Ferraris, Rolls Royces and Lamborghinis pulling through the valet stand at the cocktail and dinner hours.

smoked fish spread at the middle grounds grill

Fresh smoked Mahi-Mahi, blended with onions and spices. Served with crackers & crisp jalapeños

Middle Grounds Grill is a very special place with its cozy atmosphere and beautifully decorated sea-themed interior. The Middle Grounds Grill is made even better by the Coover family and their courteous staff who work very hard and make their guests feel welcome. Here, the professional service demonstrates a high level of quality. Prices are attractive from the perspective of guests.

scallops at the middle grounds grill

Fresh diver scallops with key lime pepper seasoning seared to perfection, & drizzled with moscato glaze over a bed of coconut basmati rice.

It is not possible to make reservations for outdoor parties larger than six people at Middle Grounds Grill due to their limited patio seating which is always in high demand.

Middle Grounds Grill is open Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm and Friday through Saturday from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

During the following holidays, the Middle Grounds Grill on Treasure Island will be closed: New Year’s Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. Reservations can be made by calling 727-360-4253. You can find them on the web at