East Hillsborough Dining Guide
Ybor | Channelside | Brandon (everything east of downtown and Davis Islands)
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Bernini of Ybor
Eclectic Italian $$
1702 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City
Upscale Italian dining featuring traditional dishes with a creative twist. Elegant decor and service. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.
1536 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City
Featuring signature steaks, including early bird Prime Rib Dinner and specialties of Chicken ‘n Waffles and Ropa Vieja. Drink specials daily. Open Mon – Fri for lunch; Dinner nighty from 4 pm.
2117 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City
Since 1905, this handsome historic restaurant has been serving authentic and traditional Cuban meals. Other features include live entertainment and banquet facilities. Open for lunch and dinner.
Cauldron Caribbean Restaurant
2302 E. Seventh Avenue, Ybor City
Unique cuisine prepared with a West Indian flare. Menu includes dishes such as curry, goat, oxtail, jerk chicken, pork, beef stew and marinated fish. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Laughing Cat Bistro
1811 N. 15th St., Ybor City
The menu offers over 100 selections of appetizers, pasta entrees, poultry, veal, beef and seafood. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.
Samurai Blue Sushi & Saki Bar
Japanese, Sushi $$
1600 E. 8th Ave., Centro Ybor
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
The menu serves up some traditional meals, as well as some specialty creations. Open for lunch and dinner.
Native Floridian Cuisine $$
1810 N. Highland Ave., Tampa
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.
1727 E. 7th Ave.
Ybor City, FL 33605
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
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
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.