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.
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.
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.
Owner David Laxer carries on the tradition of excellence begun by his father Bern more than 40 years ago. Beef connoisseurs should make this restaurant first on their list of culinary stops. Known for its large selection of melt-in-your mouth aged beef, it is easy to see why it has won a wall full of awards. The “putting on the ritz” crowd have some 25 types of caviar to ponder and a wine cellar that pushed one half million bottles.
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.
Season 52 aspires to create delicious dishes using the freshest vegetables and seasonings along with moderation in oil to enhance the flavor of the food through wood-fire grilling and brick-oven cooking, as well as minimizing the caloric intake of its guests. Enjoy a fully satisfying meal that includes succulent salmon, fresh crab, grilled trout, roasted chicken and lamb, and specialty flatbreads. Meals sizes are appropriate, allowing enough room to try one of the restaurants mini-indulgence desserts, such as Belgian chocolate rock road or pecan pie with vanilla mousse. The full bar features refreshing cocktail selections including chocolate martinis to pineapple cosmopolitans.
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
Enjoy a round of drinks and delicious meal at the Green Iguana and Grill after work with friends. Indulge in their creative cocktail selection accompanied by items like wraps, burgers, sandwiches and much more. You can also enjoy live music shows performed by various local artists in different genres.
Customers enjoy an authentic taste of Italy at Café Cibo. The diverse menu offers delectable appetizers such as lightly battered calamari or sautéed mussels and fresh, crisp salads to start the meal. Entrees cover the spectrum of Italian favorites including traditional lasagna, manicotti, chicken cacciatore, savory grilled Italian sausage, hand tossed pizza, and authentic pasta dishes complemented by a select menu of domestic and imported beer and wine. For the sweet tooth, delicious tiramisu and sweet cannoli served with a steaming cup of cappuccino add the finishing touch to an excellent meal. -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
The Ravioli Co. is a must visit for fans of Italian cuisine in the Tampa Bay area. This local business offers freshly-made artisan pasta of various kinds like angel hair, fettuccine, ravioli, and so on. Savor their ravioli, dubbed the best in town, as well as classics such as lasagna, pies and home-baked breads and baguettes. For traditional flavors, try the Lobster or Four Cheese ravioli, and if you're up for something inventive opt for the Roast Duck & Brandied Berry Compote Ravioli, Pork Carnitas, Black Bean & Manchego Ravioli or Hawaiian Purple Yam, Leek & Truffle Ravioli. Their signature sauces like Chipotle Cream and Vodka Tomato are worth a try.