Since 1974, Mr. Dunderbaks has served some of the best European crafted beer in Tampa. The unique bar and restaurant is the perfect retreat for the entire family to enjoy delicious German fare such as Bavarian bratwurst and knackwurst, Polish kielbasa, and spicy Cajun andouille sausage. Highlight your meal with a cool, refreshing brew. Choose from over 400 bottled beers and or drafts while enjoying live German and American music on select nights. Top off the evening with dessert and a slice of authentic apple strudel for the perfect ending to a delicious German inspired meal.
Once you have observed the crazy tiled floor and the cozy decor, you'll discover the treasures of this old-fashioned store. Word lovers have the chance to access a very rich selection of books here, with various subjects such as fiction, travel, science and medicine, cuisine, history, business or biography. The goal? To increase customer's passion for reading! If you like enjoying a cup of local tea or artisanal coffee while reading, you'll find what you need: the Oxford Exchange also carries an amazing selection of those, to be enjoyed perched on a bar stool or comfortably reclined in a deep armchair.
At Datz Delicatessen, it is all about the food. Whether stopping by for a sumptuous breakfast of fluffy eggs and crisp bacon, picking up a fresh salad or specialty sandwich for lunch or sitting down to a full dinner of roast pork or smoked salmon, the food is the main attraction. To go along with your meal, Datz offers an extensive selection of imported beers and wines as well as domestic varieties. Dine in or call ahead for takeout or delivery. When visiting, check their ongoing list of activities including brunches, cooking tips and wine tasting events.
Located on scenic Bayshore Boulevard, Ciro's Speakeasy & Restaurant provides patrons with the best of both worlds. The fine dining experience and upscale, trendy atmosphere take you back in time to the 1920s prohibition period. Ring the doorbell for admittance then get comfortable in one of the cozy booths lining the walls. Each booth has its own pair of drapes that can be closed for privacy. The menu is diverse with selections including duck, seafood, steak and fondue creations. Ciro's is open until the early morning hours, providing patrons with the ultimate late-night dining experience. Reservations are highly recommended.
To experience one of the best pints of Guinness in the city, a visit to this authentic thatched-roof establishment is a must. The pub sports all things Irish, including live folk music, excellent food and fine Irish whiskeys. Allow plenty of time: this place is popular and is usually packed. Traditional favorites such as Shepherd's Pie, Dublin Fish and Chips and authentic Irish Stew are featured on the menu. Add a pint of your favorite lager or ale and join the lively crowd at the bar or head outside to the deck where there's plenty of room to revel in.
For a taste of the Islands most flavorful cuisine, try Bahama Breeze. One of the nation's leading Caribbean-inspired restaurants, Bahama Breeze has tropical atmosphere, high ceilings, rich woods and palm tree decor. Its relaxing Island getaway with innovative foods and exotic drinks freshly confected and made to order. You can expect bold and spicy flavors with each meal presented in a way that is as eye-catching as it is appetizing. Whether it's oak-grilled sirloin palomilla or the chicken santiago or any one of countless other entrees and desserts, you will always be satisfied at Bahama Breeze. With more than 50 brands of beer by the bottle, island-style drinks with plenty of fresh squeezed juice, you will be sure to slake your thirst. The Bahamarita, Bahama's signature frozen margarita, is a must. Whenever you are in the mood for good food that is reasonably priced with quality service, Bahama Breeze is just the ticket for singles, couples, families or even a business lunch.
Located along the Hillsborough River, Rick's provides the best for landlubbers and boaters with a casual, easy-going atmosphere for socializing and three bars including the oyster bar, outside patio bar and the inside bar. Combine all that with a diverse menu that includes fresh seafood such as the Grouper Filet, Fried Oysters, Sautéed Clams and Steamed Mussels. Chicken, wings and burgers are available, as is a kids' menu. Relax with a cool beverage and live music everyday. Boat docking is available at the marina and accommodates boats up to 50 feet free of charge for Rick's patrons. Catering and party pavilion available. - Vickie Ferguson
Start your morning with one of the best breakfasts in town at West Tampa Sandwich Shop. The restaurant opens at 5:00a giving the early birds the perfect place for a scrumptious meal. Enjoy West Tampa's breakfast special with a plate full of pancakes, eggs with your choice of meat, creamy grits, crispy toast and a steaming cup of café con leche. Lunch and dinner meals are equally gratifying with favorites such as garbanzo bean soup, honey Cuban sandwiches, roast pork and palomilla steak sandwiches, ropa vieja, picadillo, pollo a la plancha and boliche. Finish with a homemade dessert such as traditional flan, or creamy rice or bread pudding. - Vickie Ferguson
This new family-owned and operated restaurant features the choicest seafood entrees served with Latin flavors. Florida favorites such as red snapper, grouper, blue marlin and kingfish are a few of the prime choices on display. Make your selection and have it fried, broiled or grilled, just the way you like it. Shrimp, crab, lobster and calamari are also featured in such dishes as the handmade empanadas, Sopa de Cherna (grouper soup), Tostones Rellenos con Langosta (fried plantains filled with lobster), Camarones o angosta Enchilado (shrimp or lobster Creole) and Arroz Amarillo con Camarones (yellow rice with shrimp).Arroz Frito con Pescado (fried rice with blue marlin) is a trademark dish and for hearty appetites, the Happy Fish Super Special offers a platter full of calamari, scallops, crab legs and shrimp. For those preferring meat dishes, steak, pork and chicken entrees are also available.
This spacious casual restaurant seating 150 is home to a Chinese super buffet: an all-you-can-eat lunch laden with more than 60 items, or a dinner feast of 80-plus Chinese and American dishes. The buffets, together with entrees ordered from the menu, if you prefer, are served seven days a week. An Early Bird menu is available. A full bar is available and take-out orders are accepted.
Serving up distinctive American cuisine and tasty cocktails, Ulele is one of Tampa's most vibrant dining spots. Taking inspiration from local cuisine, the menu features Florida favorites like Alligator Hush Puppies. Don't be surprised if you've probably never tasted anything like it before. Ulele is also a farm-to-table eatery, preparing dishes from locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant also has on offer gluten-free dishes and vegetarian options. A modern interior and friendly service only add to the appeal. They brew their own craft beer onsite, so be sure to get a taste when you visit.