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Top 8 Restaurants in Downtown Tampa

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With so many places to eat in Downtown Tampa,­ there is something for every craving you’ll ever have. Don’t know which to try out first? Check out our master guide to restaurants in Downtown Tampa!

Yeoman’s Cask and Lion is a British themed pub known for its amazing drink deals and Brit-inspired dishes.  From Fish & Chips to Bangers & Mash, you’ll find all of the popular dishes here!  Also, with bottomless mimosas and bloody marys available all day and every day, any day can be Sunday Funday. They also feature live music to accompany your meal on Thursday and Saturday nights – and during brunch. 

Quick tip: check out their special menus–there’s one for lunch deals and one for Sunday brunch!

Monday-Saturday | 11AM-11PM
Sunday | 11AM-10PM

📍 202 N Morgan St, Tampa, FL 33602

Urban Cantina is a popular mexican food and margarita shop in the heart of Downtown Tampa. Their food is perfect for any Mexican food craving since their meals aren’t super heavy but are amazingly flavorful. 

We recommend ordering their shrimp tacos–best in the Tampa Bay area! 

But the best part of an Urban Cantina meal is actually free: chips and salsa.  Highly addicting, you will likely be asking for 3 baskets just for yourself.

Sunday-Thursday | 11AM-9PM
Friday-Saturday | 11AM-10PM

📍 200 E Madison St, Tampa, FL 33602

Eddie and Sams is arguably the best pizza shop in Downtown Tampa.  From classics to new creations, Eddie and Sams nail all their pizzas perfectly. 

Showing off their dedication to getting the details right, they ship water from New York to get that chewy NYC pizza crust texture.  We recommend their white pizza or buffalo chicken slices–big enough to share with a friend! 

Also, if you haven’t been in recent years, make sure to check out their new expanded area with yummy gelato and Italian desserts!

Monday | Closed
Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday | 11AM-10PM
 Friday-Saturday | 11AM-11PM

📍 203 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602

Gin Joint is a modern speakeasy located in an unassuming office building. Though the valet stand gives it away, you’ll open the doors and be met with a well-dressed bouncer who will give you entry into this luxurious and ambient 1930’s inspired space. 

We recommend trying out their octopus appetizer and grabbing one of their many gin drinks. 

Quick tip: visit on weekends for some of the best live music in the Downtown area! They will ask if you have a reservation for a dining room table, but we find that if you ask to sit at the bar the wait is much shorter–if any!

Sunday-Saturday | 5PM-2AM

📍 633 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Dio Modern Mediterranean is the spot for some modern Greek eats.  Since they have outdoor seating open to the Downtown street views, this is a great spot for lunch or for a chill night with friends. When Tampa has some cool weather, they even open up the restaurant’s garage door walls to let the fresh air in.

Featuring delicious gyros and paninis for lunch, their menu has everything that you’re looking for, so try not to order everything. We recommend sharing their amazing hummus and flavorful roasted garlic feta dip! 

Monday-Thursday | 11AM-12AM
Friday-Saturday | 11PM-2AM
Sunday | 11AM-10PM

📍 519 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Fusion Bowl is an amazing Vietnamese lunch cafe in the office area of Downtown Tampa.  We love their expansive menu – which even features breakfast items!  We recommend their signature pho noodle soup or their banh mi sandwich–a Vietnamese classic, with the best bread you’ve ever tasted. 

The one thing that you cannot pass on is their unique, muddled teas–black tea infused with mint and berries of your choice! 

Lastly, if you are a vegetarian who is looking for the perfect vegetarian restaurant, Fusion Bowl has a full and specialized menu for you!

Sunday-Saturday | 11AM-8PM

📍 504 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Anchor and Brine is a gorgeous restaurant, featuring an attached terrace for you to enjoy the beautiful Tampa view and some live music.  This is a great spot if you’re looking for a luxurious, but still very Florida vibe restaurant. 

Their decor is modern but summery, featuring sophisticated twinkly light fixtures all around the terrace. 

We recommend ordering from their raw oyster bar or their packed seafood tower! 

Sunday-Saturday | 11AM-1AM

📍 505 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

Hattricks is labeled as “The Best Sports Bar in Tampa Bay,” and they live up to that title. Upon entering, you’ll feel the familiar vibe of a sports bar but be surprised by their super high ceilings. 

With enough televisions placed at all angles of the restaurant, the whole squad will be able to watch the game. 

They don’t skimp on their menu either with its flavorful renditions of all the classic game food. We think they have some of the best wings in Tampa! definitely try them Lightning Shake n’ Bake style, a yummy garlic parmesan flavor!

Sunday-Saturday | 11AM-10PM

📍 107 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

What restaurant in Downtown Tampa will you try next? Let us know by tagging @stufftodointampabay on Instagram and Facebook.

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Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

I am Tampa born and raised, graduated from the University of Tampa with my degree in Management Information Systems. Self-proclaimed expert of the greater Downtown Tampa area, extremely interested in community building and getting people to come Downtown from all over. Freelance writer, artist, and also systems analyst.

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