The Chattaway Just South of Downtown St Pete

Published on 12/17/21: Given we recently posted about the Oakdale Christmas House and Mullet’s Fish Camp, let’s make it a trifecta with The Chattaway in St Pete! All three of these are within a mile of each other.

The Chattaway has been a family run eatery in St. Pete since 1951. Colt and I were lucky enough to meet the longtime owner, Jillian Frers on our recent visit. She’s incredibly friendly and seemingly has as much energy at 89 as Colt has at six. Rather remarkable. Her secret to staying young? Of course “eating at The Chattaway!”.

Ms Frers aka Lady Chattaway – Owner of the Chattaway

Ms Frers’ children and grandchildren help run the business and consider the rest of the staff their ‘extended family’. Together they’ve created two distinct areas at the restaurant. First, a large patio area with white string lights stretching 50+ feet and a stage for live music. Second, an indoor area setup for “high tea”. No matter the area you choose, note the restaurant is CASH ONLY. There’s an ATM onsite.

You’ll quickly see that Ms Frers (aka Lady Chattaway) brought her love of England with her when she moved from across the pond, sharing her heritage, especially in the tea room.

Schedule a Tea with friends at the Chattaway

My wife got a kick out of hearing that one of the most popular Chattaway activities is scheduling a ‘tea’ with a group of friends. Simply call ahead and let Amanda or Leah know how many to prepare. Suspect Amy (wife) is booking her’s shortly for a book club.
Food-wise, the Chattaway is well known for their burgers (award winning), fish & chips, lobster chowder and people give a 👍🏻 to their onion rings. We also certainly enjoyed their wings and Caesar salad.

Reservations and walk-Ins are both fine. They offer take out and catering services, plus the space is ideal hosting large gatherings and is also very kid friendly. For inquiries on hosting a large event, simply contact Debbie Kitto at the restaurant.


11am – 9:30pm on Sun-Thurs

11am – 10pm on Fri & Sat

Google Reviews: 1757 reviews with a 4.5/5 average

Address: 358 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL

Phone: 727-823-1594

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