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.
Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe offers its guests a cozy place to enjoy Southern dishes like Kansas-style barbecue, chicken and waffles and a range of burgers. The recipes are inventive and the dishes come out as flavorful, such that they are forever etched in the memory of diners. The decor consists of paintings and artwork from local talent that adds a pop of color. Evenings see crowds swaying to live artists and bands.
Family-owned Wright's Gourmet House has served delicious food to Tampa patrons since 1963. Their full menu offers a variety of fresh deli salads and spreads, as well as soups and superior sandwiches such as the juicy roast pork, classic grilled cheese, and the original Beef Martini and Golden Gate created by the founder of Wright's. Gourmet entrées, soups and quiches are prepared fresh daily, then frozen and available to purchase. Delicious desserts include cookies, brownies and cakes made from scratch in their own kitchen. Dine in or take out; whatever you choose, the food will be outstanding. Catering is available.
This restaurant is owned and operated by the same Tampa family that founded it two generations ago. Beautifully hand-painted tiles and intricate fretwork decorate the exterior of the restaurant, while the interior boasts a two-story atrium. Warm lighting and a sense of history combine to create an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine, such as paella, black beans and rice or traditional Spanish yellow rice and chicken. Share a pitcher of sangria while flamenco dancers provide entertainment. Call ahead to verify nights and times for the show.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill has been serving authentic Mexican cuisine since 1992. With menu items like traditional Mexican tacos, burritos and enchiladas prepared perfectly, there is no surprise when grilled items including shrimp fajitas and carne asada, or a thick cut of steak such as the bisec veracruz prime filet or premium bone-in rib-eye, is served. A kid's menu is available and, for a lighter meal, select from a variety of dishes from one of Miguel's daily specials. Reservations are accepted for groups of six or more.
From the coastal highway that runs down St. Petersburg's Treasure Island, it's easy to miss the one story white facade of Caddy's on the Beach. Approach from the sand, however, and you'll wonder how anyone could miss the two story restaurant and bar complex. Right on the beach, this double decker bar and grill is a favorite of locals and party-goers. Revelers in tropically hued bikinis and board shorts festoon the balcony at Caddy's, most all of them with a similarly bright cocktail in hand. For hungrier patrons, Caddy's offers an overwhelmingly long menu that focuses on smoky barbecue fare rather than the area's typical seafood spread. With a minimum purchase, guests can also commandeer a private cabana right on the beach for private sunset views with full service.
The Crab Shack (and it truly is a shack!) serves up good, plainly cooked seafood, not on a white tablecloth but on oilcloth with plenty of extra utensils to get you cracking, picking and fishing meat out of shells. There is serious seafood-eating going on here, and shellfish fans make a beeline to this spot when the crab craving hits. You choose from seasonal entrees, Smoked Mullet or Salmon if you're not up for the crab cracking effort. Iced tea and beer are the favored options.
This deli may be small, but the food is definitely not. Sandwiches are generously portioned and stacked high with fresh deli meats, cheeses, and crisp vegetables to create a sandwich worth biting into. Whether you prefer a triple-decker, cold sub, hot Philly cheesesteak, traditional Cuban, or a tasty wrap, Big Stein's makes them to order using wheat, rye, marbled, and light as air Cuban bread. Add a side salad or a cup of freshly made soup and you have a meal, or two, to enjoy. Dine inside at one of the available tables or call ahead for take-out or delivery. -Vickie Ferguson
The best place in town for tasty sandwiches, crispy salads, and zesty soups made from scratch with the freshest ingredients in Lick's Deli. The casual atmosphere and friendly service combined with excelled food make Lick's a favorite with local residents and business people. Dine inside at a comfortable booth or place your order to go, either way, expect delicious hot or cold sandwiches, side dishes such as creamy cole slaw and potato salad, and topped off with a rich chocolate brownie. Lick's can make your sandwich any way you like and has a nice selection of vegetarian selections to choose from. - Vickie Ferguson
Experience the best in authentic Japanese and Thai cuisine at Tokyo Bay Mang Sushi and Grill. The expansive menu is tantalizing with an assortment of fresh sushi rolls, savory curry dishes, and sizzling hibachi surf and turf plates. All are guaranteed to delight your taste buds. Enjoy your meal, a glass of beer, sake or plum wine and the artistry of the chefs at the teppanyaki tables along with musical entertainment. After your meal, soothe your palate with a dish of green tea ice cream or try lightly battered and fried bananas. A kids' menu is available. -Vickie Ferguson
Tampa Buffet is the place to go when you want a buffet that has a superior selection of freshly prepared dishes rich in flavor for customers to choose from and at a reasonable price. Located in South Tampa in the Britton Plaza shopping mall, you can shop, see a movie and have a scrumptious meal all in one location. Diners can choose items from the raw seafood bar, soup, sushi bar, dim sum, assorted hot foods and stir-fry. Lunch buffets include pork, beef and chicken. At dinner, salmon, shrimp, mussels and crab legs are added to the buffet. Don't forget the dessert bar for cool ice cream. - Vickie Ferguson
Enjoy the down-home atmosphere, friendly smiles, and extensive menu featuring country-style cooking at Potbellies Family Restaurant in South Tampa. It is casual dining at its best for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For breakfast, order eggs and omelets or pancakes and waffles any way you like them, accompanied by bacon or smoked sausage. At lunch, juicy burgers dressed with your favorite toppings are a local favorite. The dinner menu features ham steak, country fried steak, liver and onions and barbecue pork chops and seafood. Potbellies is open seven days a week with only breakfast on Sunday. -Vickie Ferguson