Chattaway Drive-In In St Petersburg FL, Review and Video
If you’re into “old Florida”, the Chattaway restaurant is a must-visit spot in St. Petersburg. This local favorite has been around since the early 1950’s. The outdoor atmosphere is casual-kitsch.
Here’s a great description from www.Poynteronline.org
The Chattaway, a Southeast gathering spot at 22nd Avenue South and Fourth Street South, was constructed in 1922 as a grocery store. The building became the Chattaway Drive-In in 1933. In the mid-1940s, new owners took over the restaurant and remodeled the grocery section into a recreation room. In 1951, the restaurant switched owners again and the famous Chattaburger was born.
Since it opened its door more than 70 years ago, The Chattaway has been hailed by locals and travelers as one of St. Petersburg’s favorite restaurants. It is also home to approximately 20 staff members. Today, we will details the impact the restaurant has had on two of them, a waiter and a cook.
Be sure to check out the homemade onion rings with your Chattaburger – and bring cash! They don’t take credit cards. Oh, and if your dog is friendly he’s welcome, too.
I did not have my big SLR Canon with me so excuse this choppy video made with my iPhone4.