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What to Eat in Tampa

When in Tampa, don't miss out on the city's two specialties: waterfront dining and Cuban food. Oystercatchers is consistently recommended among recent visitors and locals for its enviable waterfront seat (it's part of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay) and for having some of the freshest seafood in town. For a different perspective of the bay, head up to the 14th floor of the Grand Hyatt for stunning views from Armani's floor-to-ceiling windows. For a more casual setting and a break from Tampa's downtown scene, take a jaunt to Harbour Island for Café Dufrain's locally sourced plates. 

If you're in search of Cuban food, head to Ybor City and take a seat at Columbia Restaurant. Here you'll enjoy your Spanish, Caribbean and Cuban plates with a side of flamenco dancing. La Teresita Restaurant is another local favorite that also features live music nightly. 

Bern's Steak House is a Tampa dining staple that travelers say is well-suited for special occasions. On the other end of the spectrum, Rooster & the Till features a farm-to-table twist on modern American tapas. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Tampa

  • #1
    Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House
    #1 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1283 reviewsTripAdvisor (1283)
    $$ | American
    1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3102
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  • #2
    Wright's Gourmet House
    #2 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1105 reviewsTripAdvisor (1105)
    $ - $$ | American, Soups, Deli
    1200 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5009
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  • #3
    La Terrazza Restaurant
    #3 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 551 reviewsTripAdvisor (551)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    1727 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3805
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  • #4
    Fresh Kitchen
    #4 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 171 reviewsTripAdvisor (171)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Healthy
    1350 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3125
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  • #5
    La Segunda Central Bakery
    #5 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ | Latin, Spanish, Cuban
    2512 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605-3406
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  • #6
    Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Temple
    #6 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 242 reviewsTripAdvisor (242)
    $ | Asian, Thai
    5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
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  • #7
    Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que
    #7 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 262 reviewsTripAdvisor (262)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue
    1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
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  • #8
    Happy Fish
    #8 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 537 reviewsTripAdvisor (537)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Asian
    4046 N Armenia Ave Fiesta Plaza, Tampa, FL 33607-1002
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  • #9
    On Swann
    #9 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 265 reviewsTripAdvisor (265)
    $ - $$ | American
    1501 West Swann Ave., Tampa, FL, Tampa, FL 33606-2553
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  • #10
    First Watch
    #10 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 452 reviewsTripAdvisor (452)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Healthy
    520 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
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  • #12
    Mr. Dunderbak's
    #12 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 394 reviewsTripAdvisor (394)
    $ - $$ | German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
    14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33613-2860
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  • #14
    Samaria Cafe
    #14 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $ | American, Cafe, Greek
    502 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
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  • #15
    Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Tampa
    #15 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 68 reviewsTripAdvisor (68)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian
    1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5007
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  • #16
    Bern's Steak House
    #16 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4290 reviewsTripAdvisor (4290)
    $$ | French, American, Steakhouse
    1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-3197
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  • #17
    Oxford Exchange
    #17 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 905 reviewsTripAdvisor (905)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Contemporary
    420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1413
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  • #18
    Daily Eats
    #18 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 469 reviewsTripAdvisor (469)
    $ - $$ | American, Diner, Healthy
    908 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2419
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  • #19
    Eddie V's Prime Seafood
    #19 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 773 reviewsTripAdvisor (773)
    $$ | Seafood
    4400 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5718
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  • #20
    Green Lemon
    #20 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 345 reviewsTripAdvisor (345)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
    915 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606-2418
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  • #21
    Eddie & Sam's NY Pizza
    #21 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 578 reviewsTripAdvisor (578)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    203 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602-4404
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  • #22
    Datz Tampa
    #22 of 2,823 Places to Eat in Tampa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1116 reviewsTripAdvisor (1116)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Gastropub
    2616 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-7220
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