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.
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.
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.
Since Ybor City was created by cigar manufacturers in 1880 and mostly populated by Cuban immigrants, it is a historically rich Tampa neighborhood. Located right in downtown, this area has become one of the most commercial parts in the city nowadays, but still, you can find really traditional places. With a 50 years history, King Corona Cigars is one of those places. Here smokers are able to enjoy a large selection of cigars and accessories. Need a snack? Grab one of the delicious Cuban sandwiches. No hesitation, a visit to Ybor can't be completed without a good cigar or some real Cuban food!
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.
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.
It is always coffee time at Cafe Mozart. In this immaculately clean shop, you'll want to linger over a plate of 'kuchen' or one of many varieties of strudel, and savor a bit of Europe. At John and Maggie Hipfl's German bakery, you'll sample a rich dark rye, fresh out of the oven, or a square of pumpernickel with a hint of molasses. While fresh breads from this bakery melt in your mouth, they specialize in cakes and pastries. Eat right here, or they'll wrap up your treats.
The Brits have arrived and brought with them an international flavor to the Bay area. This popular establishment serves quality English brews from an extensive list of selections including such favorites as Guinness and Harp. Entrees, prepared daily, include fresh fish dishes and a variety of pasta specialties. Among appetizers, a flaky pastry with feta filling is a favorite. You can dine inside here or outside at shaded patio tables.
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.
Royal Tea Room is the perfect place to get away for a quiet cup of tea, have an intimate lunch with friends or to celebrate a special occasion, birthday or wedding shower. The upscale tea room has an additional retail boutique filled with extraordinary gift items and tea accessories. Stroll through the rooms and examine the assortment of gifts before heading to the tea room where guests are seated for high tea, sandwiches, pastries and desserts. Reservations are required for one of the three formal seatings at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30 pm. -Vickie Ferguson