The sun, sand, and surf are not the only reasons to come to Tampa. (Though they are some of the best reasons!) Tampa Bay is also home to some of the best restaurants in all of Florida.
If you’re a foodie looking to enjoy some of the best seafood and dining options in America, you have come to the right place. Take a look at this list of the 5 best restaurants in Tampa Bay.
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If you’re looking for a truly authentic take on Floridian food, you can’t miss out on Ulele. This restaurant focuses on fare taken directly from the vibrant Florida waters, and cooked using age-old Native American flavorings, spices, and techniques.
Their hallmark is their 10’ diameter barbacoa grill, where chefs cook up delicious dishes such as burgers, char-grilled chicken, shrimp po’ boys, barbacoa tenderloin, and an unbelievable variety of other mouthwatering dishes.
Ulele also has a brewery, with more than a half-dozen locally brewed beers on tap.
Oystercatchers is located in the Grand Hyatt of Tampa Bay, nestled on a corner of the bay with a gorgeous seaside view. This upscale eatery offers a spectacular array of dishes – focused, as the name suggests, on seafood.
The restaurant offers a rotating variety of fresh fish and seafood, based on the day’s catch, and the whims of the head chef. You’re unlikely to ever have the exact same thing twice at Oystercatchers. From calamari fries to ahi poke and delicious fish tacos, there’s always something tasty here.
- Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Eddie V’s focuses on surf and turf. With delicious, fresh from the ocean fish and seafood available, as well as prime USDA choice steaks, there’s something here for everyone. Elegant and refined, this chain also features live jazz and a great view of Tampa Bay, making it a great choice for your next date night in Tampa.
Mykonos is nestled in Tarpon Springs, near the world-famous sponge docks. This laid-back eatery is right on the edge of the water, and open-air dining provides you with a spectacular atmosphere – particularly during sunset.
As the name suggests, Mykonos specializes in authentic Greek fare, with a focus on seafood. Enjoy dishes such as Moussaka and lamb shank, or get a taste of the seas with a fish and seafood menu which rotates daily!
- Osteria Natalina
A casual and relaxed Italian restaurant in Tampa Bay, Osteria Natalina serves up delicious and authentic dishes in the south of Tampa. The menu is primarily seafood-based, with dishes such as calamari salad, linguine with clam sauce, snapper filet, and lobster-stuffed ravioli.
With an extensive selection of appetizer, entrees, and wine, you’re sure to be able to eat your fill at this cozy, homey Italian eatery – and love every second of it.
Is Your Mouth Watering? Head To Tampa Bay Now – And Eat Your Fill!
Nowhere else in Florida will you experience unique, delicious, and authentic restaurants quite like these. So don’t wait – start planning your Tampa Bay vacation now. You’re sure to love the restaurants and dining options that are available to you.