Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille 

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is the first restaurant built on St. Pete Pier. The 10,000 square foot Old Florida style restaurant provides seating for 250 patrons. 4,000 square feet is air-conditioned and the remaining space is covered outdoor seating overlooking downtown St. Pete’s scenic waterfront.

The new restaurant is the fourth Doc Ford’s in southwest Florida. Other locations include Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, and Fort Myers Beach. The restaurant’s name and Florida theme, based on the novels by New York Times best-selling author Randy Wayne White, appeals to both residents and visitors.