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The Original Grill

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900 N Pinellas Ave, 34689, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3350
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

THIS venue is currently closed. This was a great venue with an outdoor covered patio and live music several nights a week. They moved out of this location. They have another location in Tampa. Good food, reasonably priced. Was one of my favorite venues in Tarpon Springs. Sad they left.

Thank Helen M
Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place closed and turned hands a while ago. One of the original family owners runs Ozona Blue in Palm Harbor, and it is hands down the best!

Thank deewest2016
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing ! Great fast service , drinks were good , happy hour selection was great ! Calamari , prime rib sandwiches , crab chowder , and alfredo were spectacular . Will return ! Great scenery !

Thank Apawlowski
Hudson, Florida
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Food was good - stuffed scallops special was good, but the crab stuffing did not have a lot of taste - I think I would have been better with just broiled scallops. But, the restaurant and rest rooms were clean and the waitress was very friendly and prompt. I would stop here again, but wouldn't go out of my way... More 

Thank WestCoastRich
Tampa Bay Florida
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276 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Enjoyed a good meal at a place we originally remember as Ballyhoo. Service was great and relaxing. Drinks were well made and served as requested. The group of 4 enjoyed Salmon and Crab Stuffed Scallops. The onion straw side was enough for the table. Portions were large and well prepared. Deserts sounded great but all were stuffed and had enough... More 

Thank patron175
San Antonio, Texas
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

We went here on Halloween, to have something for early diner . Place didn't look very busy yet, and most of the stuff was getting ready for party: chating, putting on make up... and ignoring us.. It was very disappointing to see waitress doing selfies and not bothering to get our order.. Finally bartender (!) noticed us and we were... More 

Thank Yoveeta
Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

It is so much more than than a place to eat. It's a taste of old Florida, Key West style. The sea food is so good I haven't wanted to try anything else on the menu. We live close by in Palm Harbor so we get to enjoy visiting at least once a month. Would definitely recommend Ballyhoo's Original Grill... More 

Thank alli1dog
New Port Richey, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Great Tarpon Springs atmosphere and the specials are worth checking out too. Their Calamari was fried perfectly. I love grouper, and theirs was great. Cheap drafts too, especially for the atmosphere. We had a great server as well. I will be returning for sure.

Thank JohnK01
Holiday, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The place rocks, food is excellent,staff is the best.got the best wings on the planet. Every time me or my friends go, truly the best.cold beer ,great food,great service,who could ask for more.

Thank John P
Tampa, Florida
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199 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We've been there twice in the last two weeks and ate both times. The grouper nuggets, although a small serving were delicious as was the ahi tuna. Live music on the weekend and nice outside area in back that is all covered. The band is covered too so even if it rains, they play! Great prices on beer $2 for... More 

Thank ronjoduffy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 N Pinellas Ave, 34689, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3350
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs
Newly Reopened where Crabby Bill's was located

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?