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DOWNTOWN TAMPA DINING GUIDE (Includes Ybor City, Harbour Island, and Channelside)


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DOWNTOWN TAMPA DINING GUIDE (Includes Ybor City, Harbour Island, and Channelside)

kentski | | Jun 2, 2010 04:28 AM

Following YosemiteSam's outstanding post for Orlando dining, I've tried to put together a list of restaurants in the downtown Tampa area, separated by my experiences with them rather than by food type or occasion type. Like YosemiteSam, I've tried to avoid chain restaurants (though we have very few down in this area); putting together the list, I'm also surprised by the choices that we have in this area. I'd love to include the Hyde Park area restaurants (like Bern's, Sidebern's, Datz, Wine Exchange, etc.), but I feel that's a whole new list as there are so many terrific choices. I also tried to make the average grade a "C", meaning those restaurants are absolutely fine but nothing spectacular.

Here's my take:

A – I’d Eat Here No Matter What City This Restaurant Was In

Café Dufrain (Eclectic) – Harbour Island
Columbia (Spanish) – Ybor City
Mise En Place (Eclectic) – Downtown
Smoke (Barbeque) – Downtown

B – Very Good; You Can’t Go Wrong

Acropolis (Greek) – Ybor City
Algusto’s (Mexican) - Downtown
Bamboozle (Vietnamese) – Downtown
Bin 27 Bistro (Eclectic) – Downtown
Buddha Lounge (Asian) – Ybor City
Cafe Hey (Vegetarian) - Downtown
Carmine’s (Cuban/Italian) – Ybor City
Columbia Café (Spanish) - Channelside
El Puerto (Argentinian) – Ybor City
Five Guys Burgers (American) – Downtown
Fly (Eclectic) – Downtown
Grass Root (Vegetarian) - Downtown
IKEA Cafeteria (Swedish) – Ybor City
Jackson Street Bistro (American) – Downtown
Jerk Hut (Jamaican) – Downtown
La Terrazza (Italian) – Ybor City
Laughing Cat (Italian) – Ybor City
L’Eden (French) - Downtown
Malio’s (Steakhouse) – Downtown
Paninotecca (Mediterranean) – Downtown
Pizzaiolo Bavaro (Italian) - Downtown
Samurai Blue (Sushi) – Ybor City
Shrimp and Company (Seafood) - Ybor City
Spain (Spanish) - Downtown
Splitsville (Eclectic) – Channelside
The Stone Soup Company (Soup) – Ybor City
Tampa Bay Brewing Company (American) – Ybor City

C – Good Solid Food; Nothing Special

Bernini’s (Italian) – Ybor City
The Bungalow (Eclectic) – Downtown
Café DeSoto (Eclectic) - Downtown
Eddie and Sam’s NY Pizza (Pizza) - Downtown
Famous Al’s Barbeque (Barbeque) – Ybor City
Fresh Mouth (Burgers) – Ybor City
Fresh Watch (American) - Downtown
Gallagher’s (Steakhouse) – Channelside
Gilligan’s (American) – Downtown
Green Iguana (American) – Ybor City
Hattricks (Sandwiches) – Downtown
Hamburger Mary’s (American) – Ybor City
Indigo Coffee (Sandwiches) - Downtown
Jackson’s (Eclectic) – Harbour Island
Jalapeno’s de Ybor (Mexican) – Ybor City
La Creperia (French) – Ybor City
The Loading Dock (Sandwiches) - Downtown
Lonni’s (Sandwiches) – Downtown
Mema’s Alaskan Tacos (Mexican) – Ybor City
Oriental Restaurant (Asian) - Downtown
Precinct Pizza (Italian) – Channelside
Streetcar Charlie’s (Eclectic) – Ybor City
Taps (Eclectic) – Downtown
Teatro’s (Eclectic) – Ybor City
Thai Thani (Thai) - Channelside
Tinatapa’s (Spanish) – Channelside
Westshore Pizza (Pizza) – Downtown/Channelside
Zelda’s (American/Jamaican) - Channelside

D – Might Give It One More Chance

725 South (American) – Harbour Island
Bennigan’s (American) – Channelside
Champion’s (American) - Downtown
Il Terrazza (Italian) - Downtown
JAX Grill (American) – Ybor City
Karma Bar and Café (American) - Downtown
La Tropicana (Cuban) – Ybor City
Oishi Sushi (Japanese) – Channelside
Rock N’ Sports (American) – Ybor City
Samarra Café (American) – Downtown
Spaghetti Warehouse (Italian) – Ybor City
Stumps Supper Club (Southern) - Channelside
That’s Amore (Italian) – Harbour Island
Trolley’s Café (American) - Channelside
Wet Willie’s (Sandwiches) - Channelside

F – Never Again

Boss Hogs (Barbeque) – Downtown
Café Waterside (American) - Downtown
Gaspar’s Grotto (Eclectic) – Ybor City

Precinct Pizza
615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

La Tropicana Cafe
1822 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Mise En Place Restaurant
442 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

Spaghetti Warehouse
1911 N 13th St, Tampa, FL 33605

Laughing Cat
1811 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

107 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

615 Channelside Dr Ste 127, Tampa, FL 33602

La Creperia Cafe
1729 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Thai Thani Restaurant
615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

400 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Five Guys Burgers
700 Pier Park Dr Ste 100, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Wet Willies
615 Channelside Dr Ste 116, Tampa, FL 33602

Bin 27 Bistro
2702 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609

Fresh Mouth
8 E Ave Ste D101, Tampa, FL 33605

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