Tampa Bay Restaurants: The Independents

Dining at 717 South in South Tampa

717 South

The award-winning restaurant has been an innovator and staple of the South Tampa Dining scene using only the freshest and locally sourced ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner, 717 South serves up delicious wood fired entrees, in-house hand cut steaks, fresh local seafood and a vast selection of appetizers and salads.

Tampa native Michael Stewart is the owner, and the chef oversees the kitchen and cooks up delightful and creative dishes with a menu specializing in locally sourced selections of seafood, steaks, hand rolled pastas and award winning desserts. The large menu selection and nightly specials keeps a loyal following. Known for his generosity to the Tampa Bay Community, Stewart hosts “guest bartender nights” and dinners to benefit local charities. 

The wine list is extensive with nearly 500 bottles and the bar serves up innovative martinis and cocktails. Happy hour is daily. Dining reservations are highly recommended. Private dining available. 

Sunday Brunch is coming soon.


Dining at 717 South in South Tampa

Dining and drinks at 717 South in South Tampa


717 South717 S. Howard Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606







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