Tampa Bay is a city for food-lovers.

Here are five of our favourite Tampa Bay eateries...


For Steak-Lovers:

Bern’s Steak House And Dessert Room

Location: 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, USA 
Budget: $$$

A Tampa landmark, Bern’s has been owned and operated by the Laxer family for more than 50 years. Wine Spectator has named it the best steak house in America. Bern’s purchases U.S. prime, then ages it for five to eight weeks in a room built to control humidity and temperature. It also grows its own fresh vegetables and salad greens. The Dessert Room features a 65-page dessert menu, private booths made from old wine casks and an atmosphere that lends itself to after-dinner beverages, quieter conversations and a tantalizing array of unique, decadent desserts.


Spanish Style

The Columbia Restaurant

Location: 2117 E. 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605
Budget: $$

In Tampa’s historic Ybor City the oldest restaurant in Florida and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world – The Columbia Restaurant – has been family-owned for over 100 years. Today the Columbia is owned and operated by 4th and 5th generation members of the founding family. Try the ‘Original Cuban Sandwich’ or one of the other many authentic Cuban-infused Spanish menu selections.


Flapper Finesse:

Ciro’s Speakeasy & Supper Club

Location: 2109 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Budget: $$$

For 1920s-inspired good times, Ciro’s Speakeasy brings the Great Gatsby to the 21st century! Located in an unmarked building and requiring guests to say a password to enter, Ciro’s bills itself as beverage-centric and uses traditional and historic techniques for mixing its cocktails.


Fabulously Fresh:

Boca Kitchen And Market

Location: 901 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Budget: $$$

In the historic Hyde Park neighbourhood, Boca Kitchen and Market is committed to using fresh ingredients from local farms. The menu includes comfort food, as well as more adventurous, experimental options and sharing is encouraged.


Food With Folk:

Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café

Location: 5119 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33603, USA
Budget: $$

In the hip Seminole Heights neighbourhood is Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, where you can admire the owner’s extensive collection of folk art while you wait for your pizza or burger to arrive. On Sundays the menu consists entirely of soul food.


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