South Tampa Dining Guide
Includes Westshore, Downtown & Davis Islands (West of Channelside Dr. & South of Hillsborough Ave.)
2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa
Indoor and outdoor patio seating in a romantic and trendy dining environment. Delicious Northern Italian specialties of pastas, seafood and mouthwatering desserts. Open for dinner; Closed on Sunday.
Caribbean Cuisine $$
3045 N Rocky Pt. Dr. E, Tampa
Fresh and contemporary dishes with a tropical flair. Serving famous drinks in an upbeat tropical island paradise. Open for lunch and dinner.
Bay Bar & Bistro
333 S. Franklin St., Tampa
Located on the ground floor of the Convention Center along Tampa’s bustling Riverwalk, Bay Bar & Bistro provides a distinctive dining experience that is uniquely Tampa Bay with sunshine and spectacular Hillsborough river views. Choose indoor or outdoor seating. Open for lunch Monday-Friday.
Bella’s Italian Café
1413 S. Howard Ave., Tampa
Bella’s have perfected their homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas and delectable desserts since 1986. Street-side patio dining available. Casual yet classy. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.
Bern’s Steak House
Steakhouse, American Cuisine $$$$
1208 South Howard Ave., Tampa
A Tampa tradition since 1956. The red velvet walls, ornate gold mirrors and Greek statues comprise the extravagant decor of this world-class steakhouse. Famous for its steaks, extensive collection of wine and Harry Waugh Dessert Room . Reservations are strongly recommended. Open for dinner.
Boca Kitchen Bar Market
Farm to Table $$
901 W. Platt St., Tampa
Using local, fresh ingredients from area farms, and displays the fresh fruits and veggies in a glass display case located in Hyde Park. Salads, flatbreads and market specials. Open for lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends.
2832 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa
A restaurant and bar with an unmatched ambiance. A unique South Tampa destination where fresh market flair meets authentic traditional Lebanese Cuisine. Great kabobs, gyros and entertainment on weekends. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Capital Grille
International Plaza and Bay Street.
2223 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa
Famous for dry aged steaks, chops and fresh seafood in relaxed elegant surroundings. Also features an impressive wine list. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.
Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar
Mediterranean Cuisine $$
3601 W. Swann Ave., Tampa
The flavors of modern Mediterranean cuisine served tapas style. Enjoy ordering wines by the glass paired with small plates that are suggested and ordered from an iPad. Open for lunch and dinner. Additional locations in Carrollwood and Countryside.
Ceviché Tapas Bar
Spanish Cuisine $$
2500 W. Azeele St., Tampa
A blend of unique flavors with over 100 tapas plates meant for sharing. Choose from authentic Spanish tapas and be sure to sample the tangy Sangria. Open for dinner; Sunday brunch. Additional locations in downtown St. petersburg and Orlando.
The Cheesecake Factory
International Plaza and Bay Street
2223 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa
Serving a grand variety of appetizers, entrees, cheesecakes and more. Offers a delicious brunch with all the fixings. Open for lunch and dinner.
Delicatessen, American $$
2616 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa
A unique combination featuring great sandwiches, comfort favorites like mac bites, meatloaf, bakery and specialty food mart all under the same roof, with a wine bar and specialty craft cocktails to boot! Sample from an eclectic menu selection in an upbeat, friendly atmosphere. Open Mon-Fri for breakfast; Lunch daily; Mon-Sat for dinner. Brunch on Sunday.
Northern Italian $$$
232 N. Dale Mabry Ave., Tampa
For a special occasion or intimate and romantic dining experience, Donatello’s provides delicious Northern Italian cuisine combined with impeccable service. The entrees are superb, but save room for their delectable desserts. Open for dinner.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Seafood, Steaks $$$
4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa
Comfortably, sophisticated environment, sparkling atmosphere and sounds of live jazz set the tone. Choose from a robust selection of the finest seafood available, or indulge in prime center cut steaks. Open for dinner.
edison: food & drink lab
912 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
An industrial gastropub serves inventive American plates created by Chef Pierola and her talented team. Try the duck tacos or anyone of the daily experiments. Open for lunch and dinner, closed on Sundays.
Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa
A powerful menu of steaks and seafood are complemented by a large variety of wines by the glass. Open for dinner.
Fly Restaurant and Bar
New American $$
1202 N. Franklin St., Tampa
Filled with the nightlife crowd, and hip with urban decor, this restaurant and bar is both appealing to the tastes and a great place to spend a Friday night. Open for dinner.
New American $$
International Plaza and Bay Street. 2223 North Westshore Blvd, Tampa
Beautiful bistro-style dining in a casual atmosphere with creative upscale cuisine. Live entertainment and outdoor seating available. Open for lunch and dinner.
Grille One Sixteen
New American $$$
612 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa
Enjoy a great menu of steaks, burgers, and seafood in a sleek, contemporary decor. Be sure to try the crispy calamari strips and end with house made donuts topped with carmel, rasberry and chocolate sauces.
Gourmet Pizza Kitchen
American, Pizza $$
610 S. Armenia Ave., Tampa
Pizza lovers wanted. Experiment with nontraditional veggies, fish, peanuts and more. Try the Cajun Crawfish pizza or the Thai Chicken pizza with a peanut sauce. Open for lunch and dinner.
Hula Bay Club
5210 W. Tyson Ave., Tampa
Cold libations, signature seafood dishes and heavenly waterfront views. Colorful bar and grill and eclectic menu. Enjoy live music and Sunday pool parties. Open for lunch and dinner.
700 S. Florida Ave., Tampa
(813 ) 204-6343
Looking to spend a special night out? The view of the water alone is breathtaking, but the ambiance is what puts this place on top. Open for dinner.
Eclectic & International, Sushi $$
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa
Popular with business and younger crowds. Patio seating overlooking the water. Open Mon-Sat for lunch; Dinner daily; Sunday brunch.
Lee Roy Selmon’s
Southern Homestyle, American $$
4302 W. Boy Scout Blvd; Tampa
Down-home, American cookin’, just like Mom used to make. The menu features saucy and spicy creations of steak, seafood, pasta, mashed potatoes and fried green tomatoes. Open for lunch and dinner.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Southern Italian $$
203 Westshore Plaza, Tampa
Reminiscent of the New York City’s pre-World War II Little Italy dinner houses. Maggianos specializes in lavish platters of Southern Italian fare. Open for lunch and dinner.
Malio’s Prime Steakhouse
400 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa
Steak reaches a new level. Enjoy a 16-ounce prime rib eye or Gorgonzola salad, with an a la carte menu, the possibilities are endless just don’t forget the cheesecake. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily. Closed Sun.
Mise en Place
Modern American $$$
442 W Kennedy, Tampa
Simple decor sets the scene for a decadent and eclectic selection. Features a creative menu of regional specialties prepared with an artistic flair. Popular power scene for the business crowds. Open Tues-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily. Closed Sun and Mon.
Mitchell’s Fish Market
204 Westshore Plaza, Tampa
Freshness is the staple at Mitchell’s with fish flown in daily from the coasts. Only the best is selected for preparation. The menu is printed twice daily with an assortment of over 80 dishes. Open for lunch and dinner.
2205 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa
Enjoy the highest quality steak and seafood with the highest quality of service. Try the Chilean Sea Bass in a champagne truffle sauce, paired with one of 50 wines available by the glass.
420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
American cafe serving breakfast, lunch & tea in a bright, soaring conservatory filled with plants in a restored 1915 building. Open daily.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
219 Westshore Plaza, Tampa
Dine in an elegant atmosphere that serves fresh Chinese. Open for lunch and dinner.
Bakery & Cafe $$
3225 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa
Stop by in the morning to enjoy the aroma of freshly baked bread, croissants, cookies and pastries. For lunch, create a sandwich with one of the freshly baked breads for a delicious meal of texture and taste. Breads are baked in a stone oven. Bakery opens at 8am daily. Open Tues-Sun for lunch; Wed-Sat for dinner. Closed Mon.
4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa
Casual dining featuring a menu using the freshest ingredients presented dramatically with a Mediterranean flair. Pizza Bianca and Crunchy Fried Olives are popular appetizers that go well with the drink specials between 5pm and 7pm daily. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Californian, Japanese, French $$$
4342 W. Boy Scout Blvd. Tampa
Contemporary and fresh – the menu includes a variety of dishes with a French, Euro-Asian, Pacific flare. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
1700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa
A fabulous meal with a touch of class, this fine dining steak house specializes in prime aged beef along with large portions of vegetables, desserts and excellent wines. Open for dinner.
333 S. Franklin St., Tampa
SAIL is the premier downtown destination for both locals and tourists. Just minutes from Amalie Arena, as well as the Channelside District, THE SAIL has become a favorite location to meet and watch beautiful sunsets before attending other events in the downtown area. Open for lunch and dinner.
Italian/Pacific Rim $$
717 South Howard Ave., Tampa
A dining concept offering the freshest local ingredients with hormone-free chicken cooked on the wood-fired grill, pastas, and fish and sea inspirations. There is a large selection of creative appetizers and main courses. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.
Roux Creole Nouvelle
4205 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa
Newly opened with an impressive menu by Roger and Suzanne Perry with menu influences from Italian, Spanish, French, German and other roots of Creole. Paying omage to the French Quarter with Po-boys, gumbo and shrimp & grits. Currently, open Tues-Sun for Dinner. Closed on Mondays.
Shula’s Steak House
4860 West Kennedy Blvd. Tampa
Proudly serving only custom center cuts – The Shula Cut is a cut above prime. Located inside the Inter-Continental Hotel. Private dining rooms also available. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.
Square 1 Burgers
3701 N. Henderson Blvd., Tampa
Florida’s Best Burgers! Square 1 Burgers & Bar features an extensive menu which includes 100% Angus burgers, chicken, turkey and vegetarian. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
TC Choy’s Asian Bistro
301 S. Howard Ave., Tampa
The focus is on fresh seafood at this Chinese restaurant located in the SoHo district. Open for lunch and dinner.
Timpano Italian Chop House
1610 W. Swann Ave., Tampa
Timpano is a Sinatra-saturated salute to the 1950s restaurants of New York and Chicago. The menu features big flavor steaks, chops, pasta and many selections of robust red wines. Open for lunch and dinner.
Wine Exchange Bistro and Wine Bar
1609 W. Snow Ave., Tampa
The Euro-style café in the center of Hyde Park olds true to the name offering a grand variety of wines. Go light with a salad or choose from delicious pasta dishes. Outdoor dining available. Open for lunch and dinner.
French, International $$$
Various Hours ranging from 7AM-11PM, Closed Sunday
500 N. Tampa St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Festive, global cuisine in an intimate setting. Coffee, salads, creative entrees and more.
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