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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Bay Pines, St. Petersburg, FL

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Bay Pines

4.6
4.6
396 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Great for scenic views
  • Neighborhood gem
Thank you for choosing Doc Fords! If you do not see your preferred reservation time available please give us a call, we offer limited online reservations but would love to accommodate you. We unfortunately are not able to accommodate same day reservations. Reservations made less than 24 hours in advance may be canceled in our system. Walk-in's are always welcome! (We only accommodate so many reservations to allow more walk ins)

Our outdoor table space is limited. While we will do our best to accommodate specific seating requests for our reservations, please know they are not always guaranteed. If you would prefer a specific seating location, you may be subject to a small wait even with a reservation. Dockage is available on a first come, first serve basis.

For reservations larger than six, please call 727-290-9578. Any parties larger than 10 please email your inquiry to jtreservations@docfords.com. (Deposits may be held depending on number of party).

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (727) 290-9578
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Seminole
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Clearwater

    Hot spot

  • Clearwater

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Clearwater

    Great for scenic views

  • Clearwater

    Most Booked

396 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent! More food than we could finish!

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  2. jpreviewer

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location for food on the water. Food was sub par. Been to the other location in St Pete many times and food was always excellent. The tropical salad didn’t look tropical. It had about a pound of cold stale fried onion straws on top. The doc ford fish sandwich was bland - very soft and no lettuce or tomato. Food just seem to fall flat. Service was excellent.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was just “ok” this time. Got the orange shrimp which was new on the menu, shrimp was overcooked and was like rubber. Lady at table close by kept vaping and nobody from the restaurant addressed it even when it says “No Smoking of Vaping”. Probably be a while before we go back to this Doc’s.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful night to sit outside. Jennie was our server and she was great.

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  5. GORDONRR

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic food and service! I love sitting outside on the water.

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  6. ConnieB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service was excellent (thank you Zoey for taking good care of us). The potatoes a gratin were too salty, preference is different for each person's pallet. The Thursday night grouper special, Danish baby back ribs and salmon meals were very tasty. We were too full to have desert so all I can say is they looked very tempting.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always clean, good lighting and seating. Lots of gluten free options to choose from. Sizable drink selection. Our server was very attentive and helpful.

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  8. Glory

    New York City

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server Jennie was excellent. As a solo female traveler I felt welcomed by the staff and was given a table with a view. Jennie was great at pairing my cocktail with my main course. She made tasty selections for both. Food was fresh and well prepared. I’ll be back! Also the founder wrote some fun novels that are on sale in the lobby. Great!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    all great service atmosphere and great food!!!!! first time there but will come again and make a reservation !!!!! you will be very GREAT TIME !!!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambiance was wonderful. Will definitely go again soon.

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FAQs

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Bay Pines offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 290-9578.

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Bay Pines is rated 4.6 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Bay Pines

8790 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33709-4012

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Seminole
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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