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Best Restaurants in Downtown Tampa with Outdoor Seating!

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So not only does living Florida have its perk when it comes to  lifestyle, but we also have some amazing weather year round! What better way to enjoy the city than at some of the best restaurants in downtown Tampa that have outdoor seating?!

We took the guess work out for you and have more than 5 of our favorites included in this blog for you.  Be sure to save our list for future reference and share with your friends! 

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This dining destination is a must visit! Sitting on South Franklin St in Tampa, you can’t miss it. They’re a local favorite with a waterside patio bar offering cocktails & bites in a chill, dog-friendly atmosphere.

Daily Hours | 11AM-11PM

📍333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

If you’ve never been to Jackson’s Bistro in Tampa, consider this your sign to go and bring friends! Jackson’s has some of the most amazing menu items plus stunning water views for you to enjoy as you dine indoors or out. 

Add this spot to your list of places to go and dine for sure and enjoy their eclectic menu, including sushi,  nightlife, private rooms & patio.

Daily hours | 10:30AM-11PM

📍601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

If you’re looking for a bite to eat where you can also take a bite out of history, then Columbia Cafe is definitely one to check out. 

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Tampa with outdoor seating, because this dining destination has been open since 1905 and is a landmark with 15 dining rooms, offering Cuban-Spanish dishes & flamenco dancing. How cool is that?

Daily hours | 11AM-9PM

2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Another one of the best restaurants in Tampa with outdoor dining is Anchor and Brine this location is a must visit! The views alone are immaculate and the menu is full of delectable dishes!

On their menu, you’ll find a refined yet approachable seafood-forward dishes, the chef here is known for taking inspiration from the surrounding setting and using locally-influenced fresh seafood favorites and craft cocktail pairings. Yum!

Daily hours | 11AM-10PM

 📍505 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

You can’t have a list of best restaurants in Tampa without having American Social on the list, this dining destination doubles as a restaurant and at night turns into a fun place to be for food, music, and dancing. 

If your vibe is more casual when it comes to  dining experiences, then this is the place for you! American social has so much to offer from their high-energy sports bar to their music-centric restaurant & bar that offers and not to mention award-winning menu! Go, have fun, and thank us later. 

Daily hours | 11AM-10PM

📍601 S Harbour Island Blvd #107, Tampa, FL 33602

Dio Moderns Mediterranean is another one of our favorite restaurants in Tampa. You can easily find them on North Franklin Street in Tampa. 

Operating as a simple brick-lined cafe offering sangria, Mediterranean salads & panini, plus a hookah & DJ, what’s not to love?

Daily hours | 10AM – 2AM

📍519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Remedy gives you all the feels. From their great menu to their awesome downtown views by the water. Keep in mind they are closed Monday and Tuesday, but open Wednesday at 5PM making it the perfect dinner or date night spot. 

They also offer valet parking. enjoy!

Monday & Tuesday | CLOSED

Wednesday – Friday | 5PM-12AM

Saturday | 3PM-12AM

Sunday | 3PM-10PM

📍400 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

If you’re looking for luxury and delicious dining look no further than Malio’s! This is hands down another one of our favorite restaurants in Tampa. 

This elegant space by the Hillsborough River in Tampa offers high-end American fare, fine wines &  amazing menu items for you looking to dine in or grab lunch on the go.

Sunday & Monday | CLOSED

Tuesday – Friday | 12PM-9:30PM

Saturday | 5PM-10:30PM

📍400 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Rounding out our list of favorite restaurants in Tampa is Taps, you can easily find them on North Ashley Drive in Tampa. 

The ambiance here is very cool, casual, and hip, offering craft beers, wine & cocktails, plus small plates & live music on the weekend for you to enjoy! 

Monday – Friday | 11:30AM-11PM

Saturday – Sunday | 11:30AM-2AM

📍777 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

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Aubrey Jackson

Aubrey Jackson

Aubrey is the author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. Aubrey lives in the sunshines state of Florida and is a self-proclaimed expert of the Tampa Bay area. As a freelance writer, Aubrey loves to connect with new people, explore new places, and share the amazing stories of it all.

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