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11 Best Dock & Dine Restaurants in Tampa Bay

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Arrive at dinner in style, with these dock & dine restaurants in Tampa!  Serving up amazing dishes with seafood and your favorite American classics, these spots are a must visit on your list.  Check out our master guide below for the best restaurants in Tampa with a boat entrance!

Salt Shack

One of our favorite restaurants in Tampa has to be Salt Shack On The Bay.  You can access Salt Shack by land or by boat!  After arriving on their dock, order up some of their seafood focus starters and burgers!  From coconut fried shrimp to chimichurri steak, you’re going to love their fresh eats!  They have access to some of the freshest seafood, creating a great raw bar – with oysters, clams, shrimp, and mussels!

Sunday | 11AM–9PM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11AM–11PM
Saturday | 11AM–11PM

📍5415 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611

Tiki Docks

What could be better than a tiki inspired space?  Make your way to this gem in Riverview, the Tiki Docks River Bar & Grill!  Their space is super festive with tropical decor inside and out –  modernized with tons of natural light, colorful lights, and plenty of televisions to catch a game.  The best part of the space has to be their colorful outdoor patio, where you can watch the water.  

Looking for a deal?  Check out their Tiki Time Happy Hour!  Every day from 3-6pm, you can get $4 wells and wines, $2 off cocktails, and $1 off draft beer!   They even have live music on weekends from 2-5pm to set the vibe right.

Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11AM–12AM
Saturday | 11AM–12AM

📍10708 Palmetto St, Riverview, FL 33569

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

For a luxuriously laid back experience, check out Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro in St. Pete!  This bistro is dockside near the St. Pete Pier.  After exploring the St. Pete Pier’s view and art, relax at Fresco’s outdoor patio.  They serve up a fantastic brunch and a well thought out lunch and dinner.  Check out their Lobster Bisque or their Crab Avocado Eggs Benedict!

Sunday | 9AM–10PM
Monday | 11AM–9PM
Tuesday | 11AM–9PM
Wednesday | 11AM–9PM
Thursday | 11AM–9PM
Friday | 11AM–9PM
Saturday | 9AM–10PM

📍300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Hula Bay

Looking for a lively outdoor spot on a night out?  Check out Hula Bay!  This Hawaiian style restaurant and patio is perfect for unwinding after a long week.  Check out their Hawaiian inspired eats and live music, check out their live music schedule for details!  Enjoy their atmosphere dockside with some of their Tropical eats.  You totally need to try Duke’s Hawaiian Fish Sandwiches, with fresh Mahi Mahi or fresh grouper!

Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11AM–11PM
Saturday | 11AM–11PM

📍 5210 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611

Caddy's Pub

For a casual bar experience, check out Caddy’s Pub!  Caddy’s Pub is a beachy getaway in Indian Shores, Florida.  This is a great spot to visit with friends and socialize!  They have a gorgeous waterfront view, two bars, and lights that twinkle at night!  Visit on weekends for a great deal, like bottomless mimosas and sangrias!  Arrive on boat for seafood twists on your favorite meals – including a Crab Cake BLT and a Grouper Reuben Sandwich!

Sunday | 8AM–9PM
Monday | 11AM–9PM
Tuesday | 11AM–9PM
Wednesday | 11AM–9PM
Thursday | 11AM–9PM
Friday | 11AM–9PM
Saturday | 8AM–9PM

📍20025 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785

Island Way Grill

For a dock & dine with delicious sushi and American eats, you need to put Island Way Grill on your list.  Located in Clearwater, it’s a great place for a romantic date!  We love to visit Island Way Grill for tons of sushi and the best view of the sunset.  Their menu is super decadent – Alaskan crab legs, seafood pasta, and parmesan fries!  

Sunday | 10AM–2:30PM, 4–9PM
Monday | 4–9PM
Tuesday | 4–9PM
Wednesday | 4–9PM
Thursday | 4–9PM
Friday | 4–10PM
Saturday | 11AM–10PM

📍20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL 33767

Circles Waterfront Restaurant

One of the most popular restaurants for a dock and dine experience is Circles in Apollo Beach.  This refined and bright waterfront restaurant is perfect for special occasions with friends and family.  Located at Land’s End Marina, this is the perfect spot for seafood fine dining.    They have high quality options like steaks, seafood pasta, and Floridian key lime pie!

Sunday | 11:30AM–9PM
Monday | 11:30AM–9PM
Tuesday | 11:30AM–9PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM–9PM
Thursday | 11:30AM–9PM
Friday | 11:30AM–10PM
Saturday | 11:30AM–10PM

📍1212 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for a more rustic vibe on a night out, check out Whiskey Joe’s on the Courtney Campbell Causeway.  Their beachy atmosphere is light and fun, great for a Florida twist on a night out.  Join them for their tiki bar bites and tropical drinks!  Check out their World Famous Wings and Whiskey Joe’s Punch with pineapple rum – they even have souvenir cups for you to take home!

What makes Whiskey Joe’s extremely special is their private beach.  Take your drinks to their picnic tables on the sand and enjoy the view!

Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11AM–12AM
Saturday | 11AM–12AM

📍7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607

Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit is a luxurious fine dining restaurant in Dunedin.  This crowd favorite is perfect for special date nights and special occasions with you and your family!  Their outdoor patio is so refined and beautiful, a super refreshing twist instead of the local tiki patio restaurants.  Definitely request a waterside table for your meal!  Definitely check out their Surf & Turf, served with the freshest lobster tail!

Sunday | 12–9PM
Monday | 12–9PM
Tuesday | 12–9PM
Wednesday | 12–9PM
Thursday | 12–9PM
Friday | 12–9PM
Saturday | 12–9PM

📍148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL 34698

The Wharf Restaurant

Located at Pass-A-Grille Beach, The Wharf Restaurant is more of a casual experience.  The convenient boat slips make this spot a boater’s dream soot to relax.  Their seafood shack style space is a hit with the beach locals, who join the historical spot for delicious food and drinks.  We recommend definitely picking a seafood dish!  They have delicious seafood dinner plates, po’boys, and fried seafood baskets to choose from.

Sunday | 11AM–9PM
Monday | 11AM–9PM
Tuesday | 11AM–9PM
Wednesday | 11AM–9PM
Thursday | 11AM–9PM
Friday | 11AM–10PM
Saturday | 11AM–10PM

📍2001 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Sea Critters Cafe

Sea Critters Cafe is a casual cafe in Pass-A-Grille, great for a lunch before you hit the beach.  They’ve got the freshest seafood in town and amazing margaritas.  It’s a classic beach style spot with all your cravings.  Check out their smoked fish spread, grouper nuggets, and their haddock fish and chips!   

Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11AM–11PM
Saturday | 11AM–11PM

📍2007 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Best Dock & Dine Restaurants in Tampa Bay

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Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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