East Hillsborough Dining Guide

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East Hillsborough Dining Guide

Ybor | Channelside | Brandon (everything east of downtown and Davis Islands)


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Bernini of Ybor

Eclectic Italian   $$

1702 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City

813-248-0099

www.italiancuisinetampa.com

Upscale Italian dining featuring traditional dishes with a creative twist. Elegant decor and service. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.


Carne ChopHouse

1536 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City

813-341-9555

www.cubansteakhousetampa.com

Featuring signature steaks, including early bird Prime Rib Dinner and specialties of Chicken ‘n Waffles and Ropa Vieja. Drink specials daily. Open Mon – Fri for lunch; Dinner nighty from 4 pm.


Columbia Restaurant

Spanish/Cuban    $$

2117 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City

813-248-4961

www.columbiarestaurant.com

Since 1905, this handsome historic restaurant has been serving authentic and traditional Cuban meals. Other features include live entertainment and banquet facilities. Open for lunch and dinner.


Cauldron Caribbean Restaurant

Caribbean   $$

2302 E. Seventh Avenue, Ybor City

(813) 248-5694

Unique cuisine prepared with a West Indian flare. Menu includes dishes such as curry, goat, oxtail, jerk chicken, pork, beef stew and marinated fish. Open for lunch and dinner.


The Laughing Cat Bistro

Italian    $$

1811 N. 15th St., Ybor City

813-241-2998

www.thelaughingcat.com

The menu offers over 100 selections of appetizers, pasta entrees, poultry, veal, beef and seafood. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.


Samurai Blue Sushi & Saki Bar

Japanese, Sushi   $$

1600 E. 8th Ave., Centro Ybor

813-242-6688

www.samuraiblue.com

A hip, contemporary scene with a fun twist on traditional sushi. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.


Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Brew Pub    $

1600 East 8th Ave., Ybor City

813-247-1422

www.tampabaybrewingcompany.com

The menu serves up some traditional meals, as well as some specialty creations. Open for lunch and dinner.


Ulele

Native Floridian Cuisine   $$

1810 N. Highland Ave., Tampa

(813)999-4952

www.ulele.com

The recently opened gem created by restaurateur, Richard Gonzmart, is located on the Hillsborough River in Tampa Waterworks Park in completely rennovated building. From roasted oysters to a deconstructed seafood pot pie, the menu is filled with native-inspired cuisine.


La Terrazza

Italian   $$$

1727 E. 7th Ave.
Ybor City, FL 33605
813-248-1326
www.laterrazzayborcity.com
Intimate Italian eatery with mastery of the basics, with creative specials. Authentic Italian feel.


James Joyce Irish Pub

Sandwiches, Burgers, Pub Food   $
1724 E. 8th Ave.
Ybor City, FL 33605
813-247-1896
www.jamesjoyceybor.com
Named after the Irish writer, “The Joyce” is more a place to quaff a few pints than a full-on eatery. The grub is good, though, and sometimes necessary.


Taco Bus (The Original)

Mexican, Tacos   $

913 East Hillsborough Avenue

Tampa, FL 33604

813-232-5889

www.taco-bus.com

Taco Bus, one of Tampa’s most beloved food trucks, delivers the real taste of Mexico with/or based on  traditional recipes from every region of the country, each prepared daily with fresh ingredients in a custom kitchen. At breakfast, lunch and dinner, the daily menu features familiar favorites, daily specials and even a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections.