Wine Dine and Play: Seahorse Restaurant

Seahorse Restaurant

The Seahorse Restaurant in Pass-grille, Florida is a breakfast and lunch homey spot open since 1938.

A Classic Breakfast
Pass-A-Grille, Florida USA
Cuisine Style: American, Breakfast
Average Price: $
Overall Rating: 2/5
Dined: October 2019

By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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Seahorse Restaurant Zomato rating:

Sea Horse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Seahorse Restaurant was established in 1938 when Pass-a-Grille was much smaller and one of the only original beach communities on the West Coast of Florida. The old town center was located between 7th and 9th Avenues and many of the original structures are still standing. Robert Ripley of "Believe It or Not" fame once called 8th Avenue "America's Shortest and Most Beautiful Main Street.” The Seahorse Restaurant was one of the original Drive-In restaurants.  Located across the street from the Merry Pier, it has been an important part of Pass-A-Grille history attracting tourists and local folks alike. It has been a family-owned and operated the business for the last 40 years. 

The Merry Pier in Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida is across the street from the Seahorse Restaurant
Seahorse Restaurant / Merry Pier

Restaurant Name Menu:
    • Breakfast:
    • Specials
    • Eggs
    • Pancakes and French Toast
    • Sandwiches
    • Omelets
    • Lunch:
    • Starters
    • Salads
    • Soups
    • Tampa Bay Favorites
    • Sandwiches and Melts
    • Lunch Favorites
    • Entrees and Platters
    • Dessert

The Seahorse Restaurant has a breakfast and lunch menu offering classic American breakfast favorites and a seafood-centric menu for lunch. For entrees, we had the Cuban toast with guacamole and the hangover helper dish, a good play on words for two over-medium fried eggs on a bed of sausage gravy.

The Hangover helper breakfast dish and cuban toast with guacamole at the Seahorse Restaurant in Pass-A-Grille, Florida
Seahorse Restaurant / Hangover Helper dish

The Seahorse Restaurant has one dessert listing of the key lime pie which we did not have during this visit, but maybe next time.

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Final notes, review basics, observations, and more pictures:

Most reviews are subjective, depending on the writer; but they should also be responsible, and respectfully written, upholding the truth, and accurately conveying the experience to the best of the writer's knowledge, even if it includes metaphors the restaurant may not like to read about. My ratings are by the stars I award (from 0 to 5). The rating is calculated on a point accumulation of six separate factors based on individual experience. They include wine and other beverage selections, plate presentation, customer service, restaurant or café ambience, food quality, and wow factor. 
To see more details of this rating list, read this article:

Overall from this experience and the score factors outlined in the ‘about page’ section, based on my individual experience and rating, I give Seahorse Restaurant a 2 out of 5 stars, meaning that they were far above the average dining experience of most restaurants.

Scores are detailed in the factor chart below:

Formula Factor Conclusions and Overall Ratings for Seahorse Restaurant
Max Points Possible:
Total Points Awarded:
Total Points deducted:
Food quality
Plate presentation
Customer service
Alcohol and other beverages
Total regular points awarded
Total percentage — less the Bonus


“Wow” factor BONUS
Total bonus percentage


Total percentage and bonus for a final star rating


Stars Awarded (see chart below)
- 0 - 5

**A full break down and explanation of the observations and point disbursement is available in the linked article above. To receive a detailed copy of your score, feel free to contact me at any time and I will provide it to you.**


Overall Star Rating:
2 of 5 Stars: 
72% Rating with a 0 point “wow” bonus
Far Above The Average Dining Experience
Corkage fees:
Seahorse Restaurant does not list any corkage fee’s however, most American restaurants charge $25.00 per bottle
Casual dining
Cuisine Style at Seahorse Restaurant:
American, Breakfast, Seafood Lunch
Allergen or dietary accommodations: 
Gluten-free choices, Low Carb Choices, Pescatarian, Vegetarian Options
Not Required
Accepted, but not guaranteed
Dress code:
Casual attire

It’s Florida, everybody wears flip-flops!
Child policy:

The Restaurants reviewed on this site may have a kids menu or cater to them; however, for full enjoyment of food and wine, it is recommended that kids not to be in attendance, unless they have been trained in proper etiquette. 
If not then:
Hire a Babysitter! 
Seahorse RestaurantExperiences:
Great outdoor dining, Rustic, Hole-in-the-wall, Tourist grabber, and a Neighborhood Gem
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Seahorse Restaurant has a valet, public lot, private lot, or street meter parking
Validated parking through the restaurant at charge excluding gratuity 
The restaurants reviewed on this site may have Wi-Fi, but do not require you to go online, because the excitement of the food and wine alone will keep you too entertained instead of checking your social media and emails.
Noise level:
Seahorse Restaurant is a non-smoking restaurant with a non-smoking patio   
Patio or terrace:

Food Prices 
(excludes, alcohol, taxes & 20% gratuity’s)

$£€¥ -                Under 50.00 (inexpensive)
$£€¥ x 2 -          51.00- 99.00 (moderate)
$£€¥ x 3 -          Over 100.00 (pricey)
$£€¥ x 4 -          Over 200.00 (expensive)
$£€¥ x 5 -          Over 400.00 (very expensive)

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Seahorse Restaurant:

800 Pass a Grille Way 
Pass-a-Grille Beach
Florida 33706

Contact Information: 

Restaurant website:
Seahorse Restaurant
Maître d or host:
+1 727-360-1734
Email Us:
Serving hours:
Eastern Standard Time
(GMT, Zulu, or UTC - 5:00)

Wed - Mon
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Social Media 
Accolades for Seahorse Restaurant:
Seahorse Restaurant Facebook link                

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Other Seahorse Restaurant Pictures:

The Seahorse Restaurant in Pass-A-Grille, Florida is a busy spot that requires a waiting area
Seahorse Restaurant / Waiting Area

The Front Entrance to the Seahorse Restaurant in Pass-A-Grille, Florida
Seahorse Restaurant / Front Entrance

The Patio at the Seahorse Restaurant in Pass-A-Grille, Florida
Seahorse Restaurant / Patio

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But in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
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