Guidebook for Tampa

Ann & Lars
Guidebook for Tampa

Food Scene

Large sandwiches, steak bombs & casual Italian dishes. Take outs.
Chubby's Super Subs & Pizza
5023 Bayshore Boulevard
Large sandwiches, steak bombs & casual Italian dishes. Take outs.
Serves Middle Easterner food, quick bites and healthy fresh options in small plates.
petra restaurant
1118 W Kennedy Blvd
Serves Middle Easterner food, quick bites and healthy fresh options in small plates.
Farm-to-table restaurant serving Californian-Mediterranean freshly prepared food in small plates in a 1928 former gas station.
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Boca Tampa
901 West Platt Street
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Farm-to-table restaurant serving Californian-Mediterranean freshly prepared food in small plates in a 1928 former gas station.
Offers tasty versions of traditional Tampa seafood dishes. Deep-fried delicacies are a house specialty from onion rings, oysters to cronuts plus, nice wine.
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Big Ray's Fish Camp
6116 Interbay Blvd
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Offers tasty versions of traditional Tampa seafood dishes. Deep-fried delicacies are a house specialty from onion rings, oysters to cronuts plus, nice wine.
Mediterranean creative and modern dishes served in a stylish, refined space with an attached wine shop. Must try-foie gras pate & elk loin!
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Haven
2208 West Morrison Avenue
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Mediterranean creative and modern dishes served in a stylish, refined space with an attached wine shop. Must try-foie gras pate & elk loin!
Gastropub offers inventive American plates inspired by well-known Tampa Chef, Jeannie Pierola, who serves food that is fun, delicious and based on daily experiments!
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Edison: Food+Drink Lab
912 West Kennedy Boulevard
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Gastropub offers inventive American plates inspired by well-known Tampa Chef, Jeannie Pierola, who serves food that is fun, delicious and based on daily experiments!
Gastronomic tour de force” with its innovative, carefully designed menu and superb wine pairings perfect for a romantic evening.
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Mise en Place Restaurant
442 West Kennedy Boulevard
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Gastronomic tour de force” with its innovative, carefully designed menu and superb wine pairings perfect for a romantic evening.
Great little eatery for breakfast in the neighborhood. Super local feel. Very homey. 6 am -2 pm
Pach's Place
2909 W Bay To Bay Blvd # 101
Great little eatery for breakfast in the neighborhood. Super local feel. Very homey. 6 am -2 pm
Rustic Italian dishes made fresh from scratch using traditional recipes. Has delivery, 4-10 pm.
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Bella's Italian Café
1413 South Howard Avenue
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Rustic Italian dishes made fresh from scratch using traditional recipes. Has delivery, 4-10 pm.
European-inspired Cosmopolitan cafe featuring a restaurant, bookstore, coffeehouse & shop with decor & gifts , offers breakfast, lunch and tea weekdays a “natural-light”-filled conservatory that's rich with foliage and centered around a large fountain.
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Oxford Exchange
420 W Kennedy Blvd
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European-inspired Cosmopolitan cafe featuring a restaurant, bookstore, coffeehouse & shop with decor & gifts , offers breakfast, lunch and tea weekdays a “natural-light”-filled conservatory that's rich with foliage and centered around a large fountain.
Health-centric cafe in a bright, modern space for build-your-own bowls, healthy and delicious lunch options served cafeteria-style.
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Fresh Kitchen
1350 South Howard Avenue
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Health-centric cafe in a bright, modern space for build-your-own bowls, healthy and delicious lunch options served cafeteria-style.
Legendary in the neighborhood for their perfectly age steaks, world-class wine list and decadent dessert room.
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Bern's Steak House
1208 S Howard Ave
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Legendary in the neighborhood for their perfectly age steaks, world-class wine list and decadent dessert room.
Cozy eatery with table & banquette seating serving Caribbean dishes & hearty sides, plus drinks. Must try- oxtails.
Yah Mon
301 W Platt St
Cozy eatery with table & banquette seating serving Caribbean dishes & hearty sides, plus drinks. Must try- oxtails.
Features creative renditions of American classic cuisines expertly prepared that is both accessible and inventive.
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Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar
1207 South Howard Avenue
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Features creative renditions of American classic cuisines expertly prepared that is both accessible and inventive.

Drinks & Nightlife

Prohibition-themed New American restaurant mixing classic cocktails with a speakeasy vibe,takes you back in time to the romantic prohibition era and offers curtained alcoves for loving couples with a “password needed to get in” (don’t worry, they’ll give you hints) and the staff dressed in 1920s period clothing!
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Ciro's Tampa
2109 Bayshore Boulevard
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Prohibition-themed New American restaurant mixing classic cocktails with a speakeasy vibe,takes you back in time to the romantic prohibition era and offers curtained alcoves for loving couples with a “password needed to get in” (don’t worry, they’ll give you hints) and the staff dressed in 1920s period clothing!
Laid-back restobar offering Mediterranean food, cocktails & hookahs, plus a big patio with a fountain'
Fountain Mediterranean & Sushi Bistro
Laid-back restobar offering Mediterranean food, cocktails & hookahs, plus a big patio with a fountain'
Irish chow, live music & sports draw crowds at this convivial pub with an outdoor patio
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MacDinton's Soho
405 South Howard Avenue
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Irish chow, live music & sports draw crowds at this convivial pub with an outdoor patio
Sports bar with craft cocktails, upmarket bar food, mini-bowling alleys & an outdoor patio.Asian bowl was very good. Great beer selection. Lots of TVs.
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Ducky's Sports Lounge
1719 W Kennedy Blvd
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Sports bar with craft cocktails, upmarket bar food, mini-bowling alleys & an outdoor patio.Asian bowl was very good. Great beer selection. Lots of TVs.
Hopping nightlife venue spinning a mix of music amid the palm trees, with free salsa lessons too.
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The Hyde Park Cafe
1806 West Platt Street
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Hopping nightlife venue spinning a mix of music amid the palm trees, with free salsa lessons too.
Hip energetic resto-lounge near the Straz Center and Tampa Theatre with rooftop deck delivering signature cocktails, eclectic small plates & live music.
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Fly Bar & Restaurant
1202 North Franklin Street
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Hip energetic resto-lounge near the Straz Center and Tampa Theatre with rooftop deck delivering signature cocktails, eclectic small plates & live music.
A true neighborhood pub, this Tampa institution is renowned for serving some of the strongest – and cheapest – cocktails around, laid-back 1940s-vintage bar with an acclaimed jukebox.
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The Hub Bar
719 North Franklin Street
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A true neighborhood pub, this Tampa institution is renowned for serving some of the strongest – and cheapest – cocktails around, laid-back 1940s-vintage bar with an acclaimed jukebox.
Wide arrange of menu items including actual Irish dishes and pub food. Great selection of beer. Great place to watch a game.
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Irish 31 Pub House & Eatery
1611 West Swann Avenue
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Wide arrange of menu items including actual Irish dishes and pub food. Great selection of beer. Great place to watch a game.
Good food, service and cold drinks. Great music.
Molly Malone's Irish Pub
304 East Davis Boulevard
Good food, service and cold drinks. Great music.
This place is small but it has cheap beer and friendly people. A good option to watch a game During the week or after office
The Anchor Bar
514 N Franklin St
This place is small but it has cheap beer and friendly people. A good option to watch a game During the week or after office
Casual bistro offering 40+ different wines & a long list of Italian dishes, plus an outdoor patio. reservation required.
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The Wine Exchange Tampa
1609 West Snow Avenue
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Casual bistro offering 40+ different wines & a long list of Italian dishes, plus an outdoor patio. reservation required.
Nightspot/eatery with craft cocktails, a roomy patio, live entertainment & updated bar fare, outdoor section has live music and a more chill ambiance, indoor section has either live music or a DJ and generally is more geared for dancing.
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Franklin Manor
912 N Franklin St
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Nightspot/eatery with craft cocktails, a roomy patio, live entertainment & updated bar fare, outdoor section has live music and a more chill ambiance, indoor section has either live music or a DJ and generally is more geared for dancing.
High-energy taproom originally opened in 1938 featuring drink specials & a quirky wall mural.
Retreat
123 S Hyde Park Ave
High-energy taproom originally opened in 1938 featuring drink specials & a quirky wall mural.
Set in a cottage with a trademark thatched roof, acclaimed tavern offers traditional Irish eats & drinks along with live entertainment & a warm vibe.
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Four Green Fields
205 West Platt Street
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Set in a cottage with a trademark thatched roof, acclaimed tavern offers traditional Irish eats & drinks along with live entertainment & a warm vibe.

Entertainment & Activities

Upscale cinema serving bistro food, popcorn & cocktails during film screenings. Great date night spot, seats are huge & comfy, pick where you sit when you purchase the tickets. Hyde Park picks a movie each month that is family friendly and you can take children under 21 before 6pm.
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CinéBistro
1609 West Swann Avenue
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Upscale cinema serving bistro food, popcorn & cocktails during film screenings. Great date night spot, seats are huge & comfy, pick where you sit when you purchase the tickets. Hyde Park picks a movie each month that is family friendly and you can take children under 21 before 6pm.
Hyde Park Village is an upscale open-air shopping district with shops, restaurants, a movie theater, coffee shop and plenty of street fairs throughout the year.
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Hyde Park Village
1623 South Village Circle
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Hyde Park Village is an upscale open-air shopping district with shops, restaurants, a movie theater, coffee shop and plenty of street fairs throughout the year.
The Great Escape Room is a real-life room escape game in Downtown Tampa. Teams of up to 10 are locked in a room with a series of clues and puzzles that must be solved within 60 minutes in order to escape the room. It is part scavenger hunt and part puzzle game.
The Great Escape Room
The Great Escape Room is a real-life room escape game in Downtown Tampa. Teams of up to 10 are locked in a room with a series of clues and puzzles that must be solved within 60 minutes in order to escape the room. It is part scavenger hunt and part puzzle game.
It is a historic U.S. theater with showings almost daily at 7:30pm and city landmark in the Uptown District of downtown Tampa, On January 3, 1978, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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Tampa Theatre
711 North Franklin Street
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It is a historic U.S. theater with showings almost daily at 7:30pm and city landmark in the Uptown District of downtown Tampa, On January 3, 1978, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Straz Center is a world class theater which began as a dream by visionary citizens of Tampa who persevered to bring to reality one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation.
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Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 North Macinnes Place
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Formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Straz Center is a world class theater which began as a dream by visionary citizens of Tampa who persevered to bring to reality one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation.
It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot aquarium with sharks, penguins, stingray touch tanks, a wild dolphin cruise & a water playground plus dining options on site.
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Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr
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It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot aquarium with sharks, penguins, stingray touch tanks, a wild dolphin cruise & a water playground plus dining options on site.

Essentials

Supermarket chain with a wide selection of groceries, plus deli & bakery departments
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Publix Super Market on Bayshore
243 Bayshore Boulevard
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Supermarket chain with a wide selection of groceries, plus deli & bakery departments

Shopping

Enclosed shopping mall with trendy fashions for men, women & children, plus home-decor items and dining options.
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WestShore Plaza
250 Westshore Plaza
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Enclosed shopping mall with trendy fashions for men, women & children, plus home-decor items and dining options.
Certainly a shoppers dream of brand name retailers as far as west coast goes, has everything including an indoor skating arena. It can be a bit touristy... it is after all very close to the airport.
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International Plaza and Bay Street
2223 N Westshore Blvd
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Certainly a shoppers dream of brand name retailers as far as west coast goes, has everything including an indoor skating arena. It can be a bit touristy... it is after all very close to the airport.

Sightseeing

The pirate ship berths at the City Docks on Bayshore Boulevard.
Gasparilla Pirate Ship Dock
344-372 Bayshore Blvd
The pirate ship berths at the City Docks on Bayshore Boulevard.
SS American Victory is a Victory ship which saw brief service in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the waning months of World War II, Korean War from 1951-1954, and Vietnam War from 1967-1969
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American Victory Ship & Museum
705 Channelside Drive
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SS American Victory is a Victory ship which saw brief service in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the waning months of World War II, Korean War from 1951-1954, and Vietnam War from 1967-1969
Great views, perfect areas for picnic, jogging, running or a romantic walk with shops, cafes and restaurants nearby.
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Tampa Riverwalk
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Great views, perfect areas for picnic, jogging, running or a romantic walk with shops, cafes and restaurants nearby.
The Sacred Heart Catholic Church was constructed in 1905 in downtown and is one of the oldest churches and an iconic landmark in the city of Tampa. The church is predominantly a Romanesque Revival architectural design.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
509 North Florida Avenue
The Sacred Heart Catholic Church was constructed in 1905 in downtown and is one of the oldest churches and an iconic landmark in the city of Tampa. The church is predominantly a Romanesque Revival architectural design.

Arts & Culture

Artworks with very creative edge, some modern pieces and other replicas.
Art Of The Brick Tampa
802 E Whiting St
Artworks with very creative edge, some modern pieces and other replicas.
Former fire station with exhibits on local service history plus firefighting memorabilia & vehicles
Tampa Firefighters Museum
720 E Zack St
Former fire station with exhibits on local service history plus firefighting memorabilia & vehicles
Gallery features workshops & diverse photographic displays in permanent & rotating exhibits
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The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 North Ashley Drive
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Gallery features workshops & diverse photographic displays in permanent & rotating exhibits
Landmark building hosting exhibits on Florida's early tourism industry plus Asian & European art
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Henry B. Plant Museum
401 West Kennedy Boulevard
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Landmark building hosting exhibits on Florida's early tourism industry plus Asian & European art
It exhibits modern and contemporary art, as well as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. Has nice seating dining area and gift shop.
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Tampa Museum of Art
120 West Gasparilla Plaza
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It exhibits modern and contemporary art, as well as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. Has nice seating dining area and gift shop.
Sprawling history museum chronicles Tampa with interactive exhibits; include coverage of the Tampa Bay area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, and historical figures who shaped the area's history, maps, films & special event.
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Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water Street
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Sprawling history museum chronicles Tampa with interactive exhibits; include coverage of the Tampa Bay area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, and historical figures who shaped the area's history, maps, films & special event.
It is part of the Waterfront Arts District, a children's museum with over 150 interactive activities focused on weather, art, communication & more for children under 12.
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Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla Plaza
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It is part of the Waterfront Arts District, a children's museum with over 150 interactive activities focused on weather, art, communication & more for children under 12.
Featuring 100 colorful collection of works crafted by Nathan Sawaya, includes not only original sculptures but also re-imagined versions of iconic art masterpieces as Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa. open 24/7
Lego Museum
3401 W Fair Oaks Ave
Featuring 100 colorful collection of works crafted by Nathan Sawaya, includes not only original sculptures but also re-imagined versions of iconic art masterpieces as Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa. open 24/7
Exhibits on Ybor City's cultural history, including a restored home, & Mediterranean gardens. Ybor City was originally a company town built to make cigars from Cuban tobacco.
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Ybor City State Museum
1818 East 9th Avenue
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Exhibits on Ybor City's cultural history, including a restored home, & Mediterranean gardens. Ybor City was originally a company town built to make cigars from Cuban tobacco.