Two Scotsmen, J.O. Douglas and James Somerville, named the settlement Dunedin after applying for the first post office in northern Pinellas County after Richard L. Garrison was the first person given a land grant in 1852.
With a dock built to accommodate larger sailing vessels, Dunedin became an important trading center and at one time it had the largest fleet of sailing vessels in the state.
The coastal town has since become popular among spring training fans for the Blue Jays team, the annual Highland Games and Festival, Mardi Gras, the popular Art Harvest and the growing number of local craft breweries, seafood festivals and farmers markets. Also located in Dunedin is Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island, frequently listed as one of the best beaches in the United States.
Dunedin is often noted in the press for being one of the most walkable towns to visit. The downtown runs along Main Street from the Gulf of Mexico to Milwaukee Avenue. While Main Street runs east and west, Broadway runs north and south and also features many businesses, particularly art galleries and home design stores. The intersection of these two streets form the heart of downtown. Other shops can be found on the Douglas Avenue, Highland Avenue, and Virginia Lane.
Many of the businesses on Main Street include antique stores, clothings stores, and gift shops. Along with the restaurants, you’ll also find several taverns and clubs to give the area a bit of nightlife.
Our restaurant, Hog Island, is located just north of main street, and on the west side of Alt 19.
Call ahead seating for large parties are suggested but not necessary (727) 736-1179.