Family Owned & Operated since 1989 by the Benedettini Family, Pickles Plus is proud to be a warm, welcoming, gathering place, serving the freshest & tastiest food around for BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER! We and our wonderful staff care! Many have been with us for decades so you will always see a familiar, friendly face each time you return. DINE-IN & PATIO DINING (pet friendly), TAKE-OUT, DELIVERY, & CURBSIDE PICK UP available.
We use only the freshest produce & quality meats (Boars Head) & cheeses and our salads and soups are made fresh daily. Specialties include delicious Corned Beef & NY Style Pastrami Sandwiches, Reubens & Rachaels, Cubans, Wraps (gluten free too!), Philly Steak Hoagies, Big 1/2 lb. Burgers, homemade soups (like our renowned Matzo Ball), crisp salads (try our infamous Greek with homemade potato salad)...and so much more! With our Italian roots, don’t miss our most popular comfort food special...Spaghetti & Meatballs!
PICKLES PLUS takes pride in serving great food to great people with a smile! Come on in & see why PICKLES PLUS is...."THE DELI PICKY PEOPLE PICK!"
OUR HISTORY: Chapter 1 – Est. 1989
Mr. & Mrs. Pickles arrived in Pinellas County from Michigan in the mid 70s and soon became respected homebuilders in the Pinellas/Pasco County areas. In the early 80s, Mr. And Mrs. Plus arrived from New Jersey where they were owners of a popular deli in the central New Jersey area. “Pickles” met “Plus” at a high school baseball game and their friendship “marinated”. They decided to put their friendship to a test and open a Deli-restaurant that would serve the very best. Joe & Renee Benedettini –“Pickles” Ralph & Gail Natale– “Plus”
Chapter 2 – Est. 1998
Mr. & Mrs. Pickles had two children, a Sweet Little Gherkin and a Half-Sour Gherkin. It was because of the Sweet Little Gherkin that they met Mr. & Mrs. Plus at a high school baseball game. Anyway, after both gherkins graduated from UF (Go Gators!), the Sweet Gherkin, (who can be sometimes not so sweet), convinced the Half-Sour Gherkin (who is really only half-sweet), to “can” the building business and “jump into the brine”!
Basically, they blended pretty well… things got a little “bumpy” from time to time but overall, they decided that when you’re in a “Pickle” it’s never “smooth”! Realizing that lots of “Picky People Pick Pickles Plus”, they didn’t “dilly deli” around… instead they decided to buy out “Pickles & Plus” (who were getting a little “pruny” from being in the brine so long) and keep pushing ahead so that even more people could get a taste of the very best & see exactly why Pickles Plus IS...”The Deli Picky People Pick!”
Kim Benedettini – “The Little Sweet Gherkin”
Joe Benedettini - “Half-Sour (Half – Sweet) Gherkin”