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12+ Dock and Dine Restaurants in Tampa Bay You Need to Visit

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

Salt Shack on the Bay

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!ย  They have access to some of the freshest seafood, creating a great raw bar – with oysters, clams, shrimp, and mussels!

“The coconut shrimp at Salt Shack are the best, a definite must order every time I visit!” – Ashley | UNATION Relationship Coordinator

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-9:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 5415 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611

Frenchyโ€™s Saltwater Cafรฉ

Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe is a Clearwater gem. After a boat day with family or friends, this is the perfect spot to grab a meal. We love their outdoor patio, plus it’s dog-friendly! You’ll be able to tie up your boat on their floating dock at the south side of Mandalay Channel, north of Memorial Causeway (27.58.75 longitude, 82.49.53 latitude), then walk across the street and you’re there!ย 

If you’re on a time crunch, call ahead! This location offers Dockside-To-Go, so all you have to do is pull up to their dock and they can bring your order out to you as soon as possible – so convenient!

Monday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-11:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 419 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767

Tiki Docks

What could be better than a tiki inspired space?ย  Make your way to this gem in Riverview, the Tiki Docks River Bar & Grill!ย  Their space is super festive with tropical decor inside and out –ย  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.ย ย 

Looking for a deal?ย  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 to set the vibe right.

Monday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-12:00am

๐Ÿ“ 10708 Palmetto St. Riverview, FL 33569

The Getaway

At the Getaway, you’re both welcome to come on land or sea! There’s so much to love about this St. Pete spot, from their signature cocktails to their tasty starters. Their smoked fish spread is perfect to share with a group, along with their jalapeno poppers!

We love the tropical vibe ofย  grabbing a drink at their tiki bar. They also host events of all types, so be sure to check their website before you go! If you want to plan a private event or special occasion, they’ve got you covered.

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

For a luxuriously laid back experience, check out Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro in St. Pete!ย  This bistro is dockside near the St. Pete Pier.ย  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. We recommend ordering their Lobster Bisque – it’s our go-to order!

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 9:00pm-10:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Rick's on the River

Next on our list of dock and dine restaurants in Tampa Bay is Rick’s on the River! Apart from their delicious seafood options, you can always expect to walk in and hear live music playing daily. Our type of bar is an oyster bar, and you can find one here at Rick’s!

If you’re looking to visit on boat for the day, docking is free! You are also able to rent a wet slip for their Marina if your boats are up to 50 feet in length.

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 5210 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611

Hula Bay

Looking for a lively outdoor spot on a night out? Head out to Hula Bay! This Hawaiian style restaurant and patio is perfect for unwinding after a long week. We love their Hawaiian inspired eats and live music, be sure to check their live music schedule for details before you go. 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!

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 5210 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

For an indoor or outdoor dining experience, head over to Dry Dock Waterfront Grill. Marker 6 will be your spot to dock! Their menu is full of our favorites, we highly recommend ordering one of theirย  seafood combos if you can’t decide between two dishes. Be sure to as your server for a gluten-friendly a vegetarian menu if you’re looking for more of those options!

Monday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-9:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Caddy's Indian Shores

For a casual bar experience, Caddy’s Pub is your place to be!ย  This beachy getaway is 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 brunch and build your own mimosa or try their bacon bloody mary! Arrive on boat for seafood twists on your favorite meals – including a Crab Cake BLT and a Grouper Reuben Sandwich!

Monday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-9:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 20025 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785

Ozona Blue Grilling Co.

Not only is Ozona Blue one of our favorite spots to dock and dine, but what makes them unique is their poolside area! This is the perfect place to plan a lunch or dinner with family to come for a delicious meal and stay for a dip in the pool. Catch a perfect sunset view if you’re dining out on their patio, or beat the heat indoors.

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 125 Orange St, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Island Way Grill

For a dock & dine with delicious sushi and American eats, you need to put Island Way Grill on your list.ย  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!ย ย 

Monday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-1:30pm/4:00pm-9:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL 33767

Cafe Dufrain

Cafe Dufrain is a family-owned restaurant in Tampa and a must-visit on our list! Start off with their cheesesteak egg rolls, try their cilantro lime chicken tacos, even treat yourself to their pineapple upside down cake for dessert. You can’t go wrong with any of their dishes, plus they have a variety of wines and beer to match your meals!ย 

Monday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday | Closed

๐Ÿ“ 707 Harbour Post Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

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!

Pro-tip: Outdoor tables go quick, so be sure to call ahead and be prepared to wait!

Monday | 11:30am-9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:30am-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30am-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am-9:00pm
Friday | 11:30am-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:30am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:30am-9:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 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, Whiskey Joe’s on the Courtney Campbell Causeway is a must-visit. 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!ย  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!

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 5313 19th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222

Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit is a luxurious fine dining restaurant in Dunedin. This local 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! We recommendtheir Surf & Turf, served with the freshest lobster tail!

Monday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm-9:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL 34698

The Wharf Restaurant

Located at Pass-A-Grille Beach, The Wharf Restaurant is more of a casual experience.ย  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. Definitely order a seafood dish! They have delicious seafood dinner plates, po’boys, and fried seafood baskets to choose from.

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 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. Some of our favorites are their smoked fish spread, grouper nuggets, and their haddock fish and chips!ย  ย 

Monday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

๐Ÿ“ 2007 Pass a Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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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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