2017 Annual Top Restaurants List

September 29, 2017 | Tampa Magazine | Food

Who Picks the Top Restaurants?

In July, the TAMPA Magazine staff selected a panel of over 100 local influencers, representing industries from law to finance to fashion, to tell us their favorite restaurants across the Tampa Bay area in 25 categories through a secure online survey. We then tallied the votes from those surveys to compile this list. If there was no clear winner in a particular category, we did not include it in the final list you see here.

 

Best Asian Restaurant

Yummy House China Bistro
2620 E. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 237-3838
yummyhouseflorida.com
›› Runner-up ‹‹
Restaurant BT
2507 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 258-1916
restaurantbt.com

Best Bar

Anise Global Gastrobar
777 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 225-4272
aniseglobal.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Edge Social Drinkery at the Epicurean Hotel
1207 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 999-8731
edgesocialdrinkery.com
Franklin Manor
912 N. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 487-9990
thefranklinmanor.com
Hotel Bar
200 N. Tampa St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 533-2650
hotelbartampa.com
On Swann
1501 W. Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-0110
onswann.com

Best BBQ

Holy Hog Barbecue
302 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-4464
4004 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 282-4647
3501 N. Armenia Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 879-4647
11417 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 961-4464
holyhogbbq.com
›› Runner-up ‹‹
4 Rivers Smokehouse
14330 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
623 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33609
1-844-474-8377
4rsmokehouse.com

Best Beach Restaurant

Frenchy’s
Frenchy’s Original Café
41 Baymont St.
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 446-3607
Frenchy’s Saltwater Café
419 Poinsettia Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 461-6295
Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill
7 Rockaway St.
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 446-4844
Frenchy’s South Beach Café
351 S. Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 441-9991
Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill
466 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 286-6139
frenchysonline.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
The Getaway
13090 Gandy Blvd. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 317-5751
thegetawaytampabay.com
Maritana Grille
Don CeSar
3400 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 360-1882
maritanagrille.com

Best Breakfast/Brunch Restaurant

Datz
2616 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 831-7000
datztampa.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Oxford Exchange
420 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 253-0222
oxfordexchange.com
Oystercatchers
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 207-6815
tampabay.grandhyatt.com/en/hotel/oystercatchers-restaurant
Pinky’s
3203 W. Bay to Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 831-9339
facebook.com/pinkyseatery

Best Burger Joint

BurgerFi
714 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 440-2283
burgerfi.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Goody Goody
1601 W. Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 308-1925
goodygoodyburgers.com
Square 1
3701 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 414-0101
2042 Badlands Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 689-1611


Best Cuban Sandwich (five-way tie)

Brocato’s Sandwich Shop
5021 E. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 248-9977
brocatossandwich.com
Interbay Meat Market
6110 Interbay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 839-7542
interbaymeatmarket.com
La Teresita
3248 W. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 879-9704
lateresitarestaurant.com
Pipo’s Café
411 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 871-5252
3501 N. Armenia Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 876-7476
pipos.com
The Columbia
2117 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-4961
columbiarestaurant.com

Best Cuban/Latin American/Spanish Restaurant

La Teresita
3248 W. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 879-9704
lateresitarestaurant.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Arco Iris Restaurant
3328 W. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 879-1357
The Columbia
2117 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-4961
columbiarestaurant.com

Best Deli/Sandwich Shop

Wright’s Gourmet House
1200 S. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 253-3838
wrightsgourmet.com

Best Diner

Daily Eats
901 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 868-3335
ilovedailyeats.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Goody Goody
1601 W. Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 308-1925
goodygoodyburgers.com
Pinky’s
3203 W. Bay to Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 831-9339
facebook.com/pinkyseatery

Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Bern’s Steak House
1208 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
bernssteakhouse.com
›› Runner-up ‹‹
Mise en Place
442 W. Kennedy Blvd. #110
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-5373
miseonline.com

Best Fusion Restaurant (two-way tie)

Restaurant BT
2507 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 258-1916
restaurantbt.com
Rooster & the Till
6500 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 374-8940
roosterandthetill.com
›› Runner-up ‹‹
Anise Global Gastrobar
777 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 225-4272
aniseglobal.com

Best Greek Mediterranean Restaurant

Acropolis Greek Taverna
1833 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 242-4545
14947 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 971-1787
3023 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 877-8200
6108 Winthrop Town Center Ave.
Riverview, FL 33578
(813) 654-2255
515 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 823-1010
acropolistaverna.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Louis Pappas
3409 W. Bay to Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 839-0000
7877 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 926-5202
2560 McMullen
Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 797-3700
louispappas.com

 


Best Grouper Sandwich

Frenchy’s
Frenchy’s Original Café
41 Baymont St.
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 446-3607
Frenchy’s Saltwater Café
419 Poinsettia Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 461-6295
Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill
7 Rockaway St.
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 446-4844
Frenchy’s South Beach Café
351 S. Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 441-9991
Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill
466 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 286-6139
frenchysonline.com
›› Runner-up ‹‹
Big Ray’s Fish Camp
6116 Interbay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 605-3615
bigraysfishcamp.com

Best Italian Restaurant

Donatello Italian Restaurant
232 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 875-6660
donatellotampa.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Ava
718 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 512-3030
avatampa.com
Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria
514 N. Franklin St. #101
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 868-4440
bavarospizza.com
Osteria Natalina
3215 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 831-1210
osterianatalina.com

 


Best Mexican Restaurant

Miguel’s Mexican Seafood Restaurant and Grill
3035 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 876-2587
miguelscafe.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Bartaco
1601 W. Snow Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-8226
bartaco.com
Green Lemon
915 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 868-5463
eatgreenlemon.com
O Cocina
4110 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 289-0649
ococina.com

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Byblos Café
2832 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 805-7977
bybloscafe.com

Best Pizza Place

Eddie & Sam’s NY Pizza
203 E. Twiggs St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 229-8500
eddieandsamspizza.com
›› Runner-up ‹‹
Cappy’s Pizza
3200 W. Bay to Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 835-0785
4910 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 238-1516
16019 Tampa Palms Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 512-8947
6260 Winthrop Town Center Ave.
Riverview, FL 33578
(813) 662-4811
2900 1st Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 321-3020
cappyspizzaonline.com

Best Pub

Four Green Fields
205 W. Platt St.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-4444
fourgreenfields.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Hattricks
107 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 225-4288
hattrickstavern.com
Irish 31 Pub & Eatery
1611 W. Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 250-0031
10102 Montague St.
Westchase, FL 33626
(813) 510-3931
214 Westshore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 207-0308
28358 Willet Way
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
(813) 907-2306
irish31.com
Yeoman’s Cask & Lion
202 N. Morgan St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 224-9367
yeomanscaskandlion.com

Best Seafood Restaurant

Oystercatchers
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 207-6815
tampabay.grandhyatt.com/en/hotel/oystercatchers-restaurant
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 877-7290
eddiev.com
Ocean Prime
2205 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 490-5288
ocean-prime.com

Best Steakhouse

Bern’s Steak House
1208 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
bernssteakhouse.com
›› Runner-up ‹‹
Malio’s Prime Steakhouse
400 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-7746
maliosprime.com

Best Sushi

SoHo Sushi
3218 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 873-7646
sohosushi.com
›› Runner-up ‹‹
Samurai Blue
1600 E. 8th Ave. #C208
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 242-6688
12950 Racetrack Road #120
Tampa, Florida 33626
(813) 341-6688
samuraiblue.com

Most Uniquely Tampa Restaurant

Ulele
1810 N. Highland Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 999-4952
ulele.com
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Bern’s Steak House
1208 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
bernssteakhouse.com
The Columbia
2117 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-4961
columbiarestaurant.com
Datz
2616 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 831-7000
datztampa.com
On Swann
1501 W. Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-0110
onswann.com

Best Waterfront Restaurant

Oystercatchers
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 207-6815
tampabay.grandhyatt.com/en/hotel/oystercatchers-restaurant
›› Runners-up ‹‹
Ricks on the River
2305 N. Willow Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 251-0369
ricksontheriver.com
Ulele
1810 N. Highland Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 999-4952
ulele.com

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