Trip's Diner Near Downtown St Petersburg

By Published On: June 5th, 2021

Trip’s Diner for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Finding Breakfast and Brunch Places Without a Long Wait

You may recall that we’ve been on a quest to find great breakfast places a few miles outside downtown. The goal being to avoid the wait we sometimes find on Saturday and Sunday mornings, plus we simply like trying new places. And don’t get me wrong, we still love breakfast/brunch along Beach Drive and at the Noble Crusts of the world, it’s just that we like having options.

So far we posted about Munch’s and Kissin’ Cousins. Both were recommended by followers, both received great 4.5+ reviews online, both were delicious. Well, we recently visited another family owned restaurant that we can confidently add to the list, Trips Diner! (4.5/5 with 2K+ Google Reviews)

Trip’s describes itself as a “not-too-fancy neighborhood restaurant that offers a variety of simply, delicious food.” Easy as that. They serve breakfast all day, plus offer salads, sandwiches, meatloaf, pasta, chicken and more.

Indoor and Outdoor Dining

They have both indoor and outdoor dining, so Colt and I opted to sit outside and enjoy the fresh morning air. Colt ordered a chocolate chip ‘hubcake’, which is a pancake the size of a hubcap! As a big eater with a sweet tooth, this was right up his alley in every way. I ordered the shrimp and grits, which also did not disappoint. We’re talking cheese grits, blackened shrimp, cheddar, bacon, scallions, all topped with one egg. We’ll return!

Gordon Stevenson is the owner/founder of Trip’s, opening the original St. Pete location in 2012. The name has a special meaning to the Stevenson family as “Trip’s” is a nod to his triplets, Libby, Will & John! Since opening the original location in St. Pete, Gordon has opened locations in both Seminole and Tampa! As we understand, the same great menu can be found across all 3 locations.

Mon – Fri: 7am-3pm
Saturday: 7am-3pm
Sunday: 7am-3pm

Few food 📸 directly from @trips_diner

Google Reviews: 2845 reviews with a 4.5/5 average

Address: 2339 Martin Luther King Jr St N

Phone: 727-623-0907

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Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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