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.

Carne ChopHouse

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.

Columbia Restaurant

Spanish/Cuban    $$

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.

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.

La Terrazza

Italian   $$$

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.



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