Going on vacation gives you a chance to break away from your favorite hometown restaurants and chains and sample some of the local cuisine. On Treasure Island, you’ll find a thriving food scene for you to enjoy during your stay at the Page Terrace Beachfront Hotel.

Before you leave, make sure you know where the locals go to eat out. We’ve listed some of our favorites for you. Here are some great Treasure Island Restaurants.

1. VIP Lounge & Mexican Restaurant
Locals love VIP Lounge for its fresh, authentic Mexican food and famous burritos. Though small, this bar and restaurant still has plenty of room for hungry locals at its counter bar and tables. We find that the small size just encourages a lively atmosphere, especially late at night. And with such prompt service and generous helpings of food, the wait during busy hours is worth it. Don’t forget to order one of the house margaritas.

2. The Pearl Restaurant
This fine dining restaurant, located in downtown Treasure Island among its galleries and shops, is the place locals call to reserve tables when they celebrate special occasions like Mother’s Day, anniversaries or birthdays. The focus at The Pearl is on gourmet, full-course meals with creative presentations. Here, you’ll find Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine, with plenty of seafood dishes, delicate desserts and fine wines. The service is also impeccabale.

3. Original Pizza
Some nights, you just want to be lazy and order a pizza, and where better to order from than a perfect hole in the wall pizza joint? Original Pizza may look like a dive, but their huge menu of pizza, subs and other Italian comfort-food standards makes Original Pizza worthy of its name. Since this local favorite offers dine-in, takeout and delivery, you can be as lazy as you want to be. It’s your vacation, after all.

4. Middle Grounds Grill

If you’re looking for great food and good company all in one night, you’ve got to go to Middle Ground Grill. This family-owned bar and restaurant serves up some of the best seafood in Florida with dishes like wasabi crusted tuna, coconut almond shrimp and Caribbean jerk shrimp skewers. They also boast an extensive list of wines by the glass or bottle. If you want to sip a Malbec or indulge in a bottle of Napa’s finest, this place is for you.

5. Beverly’s La Croisette
While Beverly’s La Croisette is actually located on nearby St. Pete Beach, the island adjacent to Treasure Island, we just had to include it on this list. Locals religiously head out to Beverly’s for rich coffee and homestyle breakfasts that run the gamut from classic eggs-and-bacon to loaded omelets, croissant sandwiches and French toast. The pancakes alone might convince you to stay for another week. Think not? How does “five-dollar mimosa” sound?

For more information on amazing restaurants in and near Treasure Island, take a look at the list on our website. To book a room at the Page Terrace Beachfront Hotel for your beach vacation this summer, visit our website or call 1-800-519-0853.