737 Main St.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
United States

Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri: 11am-11pm Sat: 10am-11pm Sun: 9am-9pm

If you wanted a cocktail in the late 1920s, you’d ask for a “giggle water”; an alcoholic beverage and the namesake inspiration for Gigglewaters, the restaurant, bar, and one screen classic movie theater in the heart of downtown Safety Harbor.

When owners Richie Wilson & Rachel Fine moved to Florida from Brooklyn in 2015, they were happy to trade snow for sunshine. They missed some of their favorite New York City haunts and started conceptualizing a way to bring some of those best gems together to create a truly unique dining and entertainment experience for their new hometown. Missing the old architecture of NYC, they decided to create a speakeasy-style establishment that celebrated the prohibition era and found the perfect building with a rich history in the heart of downtown Safety Harbor. They added tin ceilings, Edison lighting, and a custom bar built of upcycled wood from the historic Belleview Biltmore, circa 1897.

And while the look may be swanky, the menu is anything but pretentious. It’s classic American comfort food, kicked up a notch- over a dozen unique, delicious pure Wagyu beef burgers, bacon-wrapped deep-fried quarter-pound hot dogs piled high, housemade Butcher Block Bacon soaked in bourbon & brown sugar, ridiculous mac & cheeses and an award-winning cocktail list. They incorporated some of their NYC favorites, like Frito pie and ricotta cheesecake. The menu is as craveable as it is inspired and was featured on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food for that reason.

You can join us for a meal in the dining room or you can walk through the double doors in the back and into an intimate, 32-seat movie theater that shows classic movies while you eat. We show an array of favorites, from The Goonies to The Godfather. The theater is full service; the entire menu is available while you watch (or sing-a-long to) your favorite flick.

In 2022, the GiggleTruck launched. This 30' state of the art Mobile Kitchen was developed in part to do disaster relief work, with modifications made to the truck including external charging stations for areas lacking electricity. Today, the GiggleTruck balances relief work with bookings at events, street fairs and carnivals, bringing the Giggles on the road.

Both the food truck and the brick & mortar are available for franchising.
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Gigglewaters Franchisor LLC
Rachel Wilson

Safety Harbor FL 34695
United States
Gigglewaters Franchisor LLC Rachel  Wilson
Gigglewaters is more than just another restaurant. It’s the heartbeat of a community. We’re there for first dates and wedding proposals, family reunions and baby showers, movies you know by heart and share with your kids for the first time. There’s nothing like walking out into your bar on a jumping Saturday night, seeing the ear-to-ear smiles on guests’ faces and knowing you helped put them there.

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