For Tampa trips, discuss with Chowhounds what restaurants you shouldn't miss, plus share your own tips about great bars, coffee shops, and more.


Has UberEats and the like affected service in restaurants?

by Eelgem85 3 months ago

While eating breakfast at a local restaurant this weekend I over heard the kitchen staff say several times that they are working on an UberEats order. My food came out slower than I would have ...

Oaxacan cuisine in the usa

by newmarket2 6 months ago

Google search has let me down. I'm trying to find restaurants in the US that specialize in Oaxacan cuisine. I'm particularly interested in South Florida because we're moving to Sarasota and p...

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100 Cup Coffee Maker Question

by RCPilot 7 months ago

I've seen other questions on this topic but not mine so asking now. I see that all 30.6 oz ground coffee containers state that it makes 240 cups. Directions on 100 cup type makers state to add 8 oz...

Easter Brunch Spring Hill/ Port Richey

by wino1982 8 months ago

I’m looking for a restroom with a good Easter Brunch to take my wife, her mother, and grandmother. Anywhere in the spring Hill or Port Richey areas is fine. They live in Weeki Wachee

Stone Crabs in Tampa area

by tony noriega 12 years ago

I'm thinking seriously about having a stone crab feast for New Years Eve and of course I want to get the freshest, nicest claws that I can find. It's been years since I've had them...... Anyone...

St. Louis style pizza in Tampa?

by panicattack 12 years ago

Hi Chowhounds, Can anyone recommend a place in Tampa that approximates true St. Louis style pizza? You know what I'm talking about - the cracker thin crust (cut into squares) with provel cheese...

One "must stop" lunch between Miami and Tampa on I-75

by uhockey 5 years ago

Driving from Miami to Tampa on a Wednesday in November and looking for one can't miss spot along the way. Likely 12:00-1:00pm arrival time. Can be any type of cuisine, any price point, just somet...

What are the best things my adventurous toddler can eat with his hands in/around St Petersburg FL?

by clairelizabeth 1 year ago

Two tired parents and one perpetually peppy toddler arriving in St Petersburg next week. Looking for the best things we can eat/drink in the St. Petes/Clearwater/Dunedin areas. We like places t...

Dinner between Tampa and Orlando

by ajr524 8 years ago

I am going to be in Tampa next week and wanted to meet my brother, who lives in Orlando, somewhere in between for dinner. Don't know the area at all and need some suggestions. Doesn't have to be up...

Where can I get a great pastrami sandwich here in Tampa?

by deelite984 6 years ago

My latest attempt was a place called Dominick’s tucked away in the corner of a little strip mall called Bourbon Street Plaza on Ehrlich Rd. There is outdoor seating as well as more seating indoors...

Makeshift cooking after the storms

by masha 2 years ago

For all of the hounds affected by the recent hurricanes, some inspiration on makeshift kitchens ...

Vegetarian Visitor

by villainx 2 years ago

Hi community! My family will be visiting Clearwater, St Pete, & Tampa. What are vegetarian and vegetarian friendly options? Gluten free choices too! Thanks in advance.

MLB stadiums food safety rankings

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . This late in the baseball season, the SI rankings might be used by fans who want to avoid foodborne disease during the playoffs. And that might not be easy. . ."

Best Deviled Crabs in Tampa

by andy huse 13 years ago

after many disappointing deviled crabs and writing about the origins of the dish for Cigar City Magazine, i finally found a few specimens i can recommend to such esteemed colleagues. At Cacciato...

Tampa Area Smoking Wood

by KC_Mike 11 years ago

I am trying to find somewhere in the Tampa area that sells regular logs for smokers. All I can find is wood chips and pellets. Just looking for the basics (Hickory, Mesquite, Apple). Does anyone...

Tampa - Greg Baker's Fodder & Shine

by meatn3 5 years ago

Greg Baker's soon to open restaurant Fodder & Shine in Tampa should be very intriguing! Looking forward to reports. It's definitely on my list for my next visit.

Fodder & Shine -- Finally Went!

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by Steve R 2 years ago

So its 2 years later (this post was meant to be part of a thread from 2 years ago and, apparently, I inadvertantly started a new thread instead of adding to that one -- guess that being on CH since...

A week in Clearwater Beach

by paulajean10774 2 years ago

We will be staying in Clearwater Beach for a week the end of February. Looking for recommendations for restaurants, bars and things to do in the area. We will have a car and willing to drive to Tam...

Tampa Area- New England Fried Clams?

by CarrotStix 9 years ago

Does anyone know where I can get New England Fried Clams (clams with bellies) in the Tampa Bay area? Thanks!