Pete Boland and Ian Taylor have taken over 27 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 with their new restaurant and bar, “The Galley”.
Pete and Ian are both native locals to St. Pete, and they are a small minority of bar owners that can say that. This is part of their inspiration for their new “neighborhood bar” owned by the local boys that grew up here and that everyone knows.
As restaurant reviewers, there are definitely times when we just want to eat our food, and not have to do a review—actually, most of the time. Other times, we go to a place with the main intent of doing a review. Last week, when we went to The Galley, it was the former. We just wanted to go eat an early dinner at the bar, chill, and spend some time together before the crowds showed up. Then we started eating the food, and I said, “We have to review this!” Before we get into that, we also need to say that the entire staff is super friendly, and the service is great. Dria took great care of us, and several of the bartenders checked on us, and chatted us up. We felt like regulars, even though I don’t think we’d qualify … yet.
The only thing I don't like about this place is that a friend introduced it to me the day before I moved out of state. THIS PLACE IS AMAZEBALLS! You can get a yeti thing for like $100 then refill for $5!?! Are you kidding me!? I might have to rethink this move. Plus the food, yes, they have food, is fanf*ckintastic! @the owner(s) for the love of hideous misunderstood snow creatures everywhere, please open one in Birmingham, AL!!
The food here was excellent. Both Ben and I loved our steaks and he also enjoyed perfectly seared scallops. The cook on our steaks was a perfect medium and seasoning was spot on. They have a decent selection of local craft beer on tap in addition to a wide variety of hard liquor.
I came in and ordered the grouper sandwich. It was hefty. I particularly do not like going out for over priced seafood. This sandwich was reasonably priced. The food was out of sight! I also had the pleasure of eating the octopus. Wow! Very tender and melted in my mouth. Pineapple beer and fries, it was great. Unexpected, I thought it would only be a place for beer. I was wrong. This is fine dining.
Any place with a nautical-theme and a Happy Hour that starts at 3 p.m. will always have a special place in my heart. One of the best things about the Galley are the different drink deals during the week. Happy Hour runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for 1/2 price drinks. However, the most charming of all the nightly deals is the 1-2-3 deal they run on Thursdays. Starting at 9 p.m., select domestic beers, house wines and wells are a single dollar. When 10 p.m. hits, the drink deals spike to $2 and then tap out at $3 from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. Definitely a great place to spend an evening with friends, especially with the cheap drink deals.
Stumbled upon this gem late Saturday night with some friends. What caught our eyes were the fully stocked bar and the sign that said 'Kitchen Open Late' haha. They had a great selection of beers on tap and gave us heavy pours with our mixed drinks, definite plus! We order the turkey sandwich, french fries, and fried avocado bites. Holy cow were the avocados good! I could of eaten the whole basket and the sauce it came with was awesome. Another plus was that they have Touch Tunes jukebox so we had a great time playing our fave songs and singing like crazy drunks haha. Definitely will be a new go-to DTSP spot for sure.