16128 U.S. Highway 19
Hudson, FL 34667
Lovers of Broadway musicals will feel right at home at the Show Palace. Your evening will start with a hot buffet that includes choices of salad fixings, meats, vegetable sides and desserts, as well as soft drinks, coffee and tea. The wait staff is friendly and attentive and maintains a high standard of excellent service. The shows vary season by season, but past shows include timeless classics like “Kiss Me Kate,” “A Christmas Carol,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Guys and Dolls” and “The King and I.” Tickets can be purchased for individual shows or can be purchased for the season with your choice of any three or any four shows. It’s a perfect date night or family night out.
13355 49th St. N.
Clearwater, FL 33762
If spoken plays are more your speed, then the Early Bird Dinner Theater is the place for you. First of all, this place doesn’t cut corners when it comes to a quality meal. The buffet-style dinner constitutes a salad bar, selection of entrees and sides and a dessert bar. The salad bar includes not only typical veggie choices, but also choices like carrot salad, pasta salad and potato salad. Entree and side choices include Virginia ham, roast beef, salmon almondine, wild rice and seasonal vegetables. Dessert comes with coffee or tea. Past plays include “Boeing Boeing,” “Over the River and Through the Woods,” “Funny Money” and “Death by Chocolate.” Before deciding if this is a date night or family night, check the Early Bird’s website for a synopsis of the current show to decide if it’s appropriate for your children.
Marriott St. Petersburg/Clearwater
12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Everyone loves a good murder mystery, and the Detective Dinner Theater will keep you on the edge of your seat all evening. You will start with a meal prepared by the Marriott’s chef. The menu is constantly changing, but you can expect a mixed greens salad, either a meat or vegetarian entree and a pastry dessert. Coffee, tea and water are included in the price of the meal, but soft drinks or alcoholic beverages must be ordered from the Marriott’s bar. Then, you will be part of an interactive experience in which you will use play-money to help the detective uncover clues and solve the crime. Play-money can be used to bribe the actors into answering your questions or giving you more clues. Prizes are given out to anyone who correctly solves the crime. You’re in for a night of both delicious food and delicious fun.