heyYou no longer have to drive from Tampa to St. Pete to get some of the best poke bowl’s around. Because Pacific Counter now has a location in South Tampa. The restaurant at 1732 S. Dale Mabry has been open for a little over a week, but is celebrating their grand opening this weekend with Buy One Get One Half Off Bowls & Rolls all weekend long.
Pacific Counter was the first build-your-own, fast-casual poke bowl and sushi burrito option in Pinellas County, having opened in September 2018, at 660 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg. Pacific Counter opened a micro-location inside Tropicana Field in 2019 where they operate during Rays baseball games and events like Enchant Christmas Market. They also have a location in Lakewood Ranch and have two locations under construction in Downtown Tampa and Sarasota.
Pacific Counter is a chef-driven concept, with an emphasis on serving fresh, high-quality ingredients, in a customer-crafted Build Your Own format. While the restaurant is well known for their daily offerings of fresh fish, it has also become a favorite of non-seafood eaters, and vegetarians/vegans. Bowls & Burritos on the menu are priced between $10 – $18 with Bubble Teas, Sides, and Drinks all priced between $3 – $10. The menu features 11 ready-to-order Counter Creations, as well as the Build Your Own option that can be configured in more than six million ways!
Whatever you choose can be crafted into a small or large bowl or a giant burrito. Also featured are a unique lineup of four different all beef Hot Dogs, loaded with toppings, served on Hawaiian Rolls. Traditional sides such as Seaweed Salad, Miso Soup, and Spam Musubi are also found on the menu, along with their highly addictive Pineapple Dole Whip for dessert. A variety of different lemonades & teas are handcrafted daily, as well as a fun variety of bottled & canned beverages. They also offers an extensive offering of made to order Bubble Teas to complement their food menu.
Pacific Counter was recently listed on Yelp’s Top 100 Restaurants in Florida list and has been named to the Tampa Bay Times list of Best Restaurants & Best of The Best List multiple times. They have won several Creative Loafing’s Best of The Bay Awards, including “Best Poke Bowls”. Pacific Counter offers online ordering, delivery, takeout, and their full-scale catering program. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily.
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