South Tampa Dining Guide
A list of great restaurants in South Tampa, Florida. Includes Westshore, Downtown & Davis Islands (West of Channelside Dr. & South of Hillsborough Ave.)
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
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
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
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.
Using local, fresh ingredients from area farms, and displays the fresh fruits and veggies in a glass display case located in Hyde Park.Â Salads, flatbreads and market specials. Open for lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends.
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
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
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.
Ceviche Tapas Bar
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
Serving a grand variety of appetizers, entrees, cheesecakes and more. Offers a delicious brunch with all the fixings. Open for lunch and dinner.
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.
For a special occasion or intimate and romantic dining experience, Donatelloâ€™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
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
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.Â Open for lunch and dinner, closed on Sundays.
Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Popular with business and younger crowds. Patio seating overlooking the water. Open Mon-Sat for lunch; Dinner daily; Sunday brunch.
Lee Roy Selmon’s
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
Reminiscent of the New York Cityâ€™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
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.
Simple décor 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 Monday.
Mitchell’s Fish Market
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.
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.
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
Dine in an elegant atmosphere that serves fresh Chinese. Open for lunch and dinner.
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 Monday.
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.
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
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.
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.
A dining concept offering the freshest local ingredients with hormone-free chicken cooked on the wood-fired grill, pastas, and fish and sea inspirations.Â There is a large selection of creative appetizers and main courses. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; Dinner daily.
Roux Creole Nouvelle
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
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.
TC Choy’s Asian Bistro
The focus is on fresh seafood at this Chinese restaurant located in the SoHoÂ district. Open for lunch and dinner.
Timpano Italian Chop House
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
The Euro-style cafÃ© 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.
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