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.
The vibrant décor and cozy atmosphere at the Mystic Fish skillfully blends upscale dining with business casual flair, making this fine dining restaurant a local favorite. The menu at the Mystic Fish features the freshest and most creative seafood dishes. Skilled chefs prepare favorites such as seared scallops, bouillabaisse, Maine lobster tail, Kona crusted salmon, as well as juicy steaks and perfectly cooked rack of lamb. Along with dinner, select from the drink menu for refreshing specialty cocktails like a pomegranate margarita or white tsunami. Happy hour occurs daily from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm. The restaurant is open from 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday, with private luncheons available on Sundays in addition to their usual dinner hours. -Vickie Ferguson
If you are fond of Fondue, then this is the place to visit. The Melting Pot is Florida's most illustrious fondue restaurant that features several varieties of Fondue in its menu list. The slow flames rightly warming the cheese mixture from beneath makes your dips simply outstanding. The varieties available here make the experience even more enjoyable, and palatable. There's Swiss Cheese Fondue, Beef Fondue, Chocolate Fondue Dessert, Fondue Fusion and much more to savor along with those sultry wines to pamper you to core.
West Palm Wines offers a variety of scheduled events for novice wine enthusiasts as well as experienced wine connoisseurs. Learn the basics of the process of wine making or learn about wines from regions around the world through a series of lectures and tastings. For dining, Beaune's at West Palms Wines offers a delectable menu of made-from-scratch soups, delicately seasoned mussels, clams and escargot accompanied by beef bourguignon or coq au vin. Choose from a diverse menu of over 1000 wines. Beaune's location in Ybor City provides patrons an added opportunity to enjoy the historic city, shops and nightclubs. -Vickie Ferguson
Enjoy artisan Italian cuisine and gourmet pizzas in a rustic yet elegant environment at Bavaro's. Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, this restaurant stands out for not just the food but also the eclectic atmosphere and exceptional service. Pizzas and breads are baked in true Napoletana style in the wood-fired brick oven in front of the patrons. Apart from the pizzas, signature dishes include antipasti, risotto, pasta and salads. Handpicked wines and desserts accompany the menu selections, making perfect pairings.
Ruth's Chris Steak House is a meat paradise of sorts and its several branches across the country are proof of its popularity. Start off with appetizers like Seared Ahi Tuna and Barbequed Shrimp; then sink your teeth into a juicy Rib Eye Steak, Veal Chop with Sweet and Hot Peppers, or Cold Water Lobster Tail as your main course. As for dessert, the Caramelized Banana Cream Pie will have you drooling right till the end!
In real estate, it's location, location, location that's important. At this seafood house, the name of the game is atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere. Low lighting, sleek wood tones and comfortable seating set the tone; great views add to the allure. Memorable dinners are made of the seafood that sizzles here.
Located at Henderson Boulevard, this is one of the best barbecue places Tampa has to offer. Known for their Hot Barbecue sauce, Holy Hog has an exciting menu at affordable rates. Their specials include toothsome eats like Turkey breast, Smoked ribs, Bbq chicken, Mac & cheese, Pulled pork sandwich, Sweet potato souffle and a lot more. The place offers you great deals like all military personnel receives a 15% discount, while kids can have free dinner/lunch on Tuesdays.
Succulent aged steaks, fresh seafood and delicious chops including lamb, pork and veal highlight Bascom's menu. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where casual meets elegant for a unique dining experience. Start your meal with an appetizer of Oysters Rockefeller or Escargot En Croute then order a delicious entrée from such favorites as Bascom's Prime Rib, 28 ounce. Porterhouse, Lobster Tail, Atlantic Salmon, Grilled Lamb Chops, or Veal Marsala. Finish your meal with a slice of Florida Key Lime Pie and a cup of specialty flavored coffee, a glass of red or white wine, or one of Bascom's signature martinis. Expect excellent service!
Aqua is a state of the art American seafood restaurant located inside the Westin Hotel. The restaurant, bar and lounge is a high-scale classy venue that boasts a glamorous clientele and some of the best seafood in town. The walls are decorated with colorful paintings that further enliven the ambience. Featuring a nutritious breakfast menu, it is a good place to pack up some healthy snacks. In the evening the venue is converted into a lounge with trendy music, happy hours and young crowds. The Stone Crabs, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Gulf Mahi are good dishes to try out. Groups are provided with group meals that are affordable and fun to share.
Great cuts of meat are aged for four to six weeks and then cooked over a citrus and oak wood fire at Charley's Steakhouse. The work and expertise that goes into every dish at this popular restaurant is apparent on the first bite. Fresh seafood is also a great option here, and you'll love the crab and lobster dishes. To accompany your meal, choose from an extensive wine list and a menu of delicious custom cocktails. Dine in elegance in the stylish dining room, which is decorated with rich wood accents.