We're spending a day in Tampa Jan 3 on our way to the airport from Siesta Key and we want a great visitor experience. I love Tampa and haven't been in years. We'd like to lunch/brunch somewhere in an interesting/scenic/"old Florida" neighborhood, like Ybor (but we've been there), and/or a local favorite like Cuban. We'll eat anything, from Hungarian to Japanese (but we have kids with us so no bar scene, sushi or high-end dining). Good scenery (like waterfront) and nearby attractions would be a real plus.
What do people think of Miramar, Columbia, Salt Rock Grille, Island Way Grille? Any possibilities there? Better suggestions? Thanks 'hounds -- I can't wait to see "your" Tampa.