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Restaurants in Tampa Bay with Can’t Miss Thursday Specials and Deals

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Are you looking for the best way to save on restaurants in Tampa?  Below we have our master guide on the best restaurants in Tampa, no matter what cuisine you are craving for tonight!  Check out these different Thursday deals on food and drinks in restaurants in Tampa!  

Luv Child

We’ve got your Girl’s Night Out all planned for you!  On Thursdays at Luv Child, they have amazing deals after 5pm.  You and you friends are going to love Luv Child, a Ciccio concept restaurant with a modern spin on Cuban flavors.  Their space is super cute – full of pink chairs, plant murals, and golden disco balls!

Check them out on Thursdays for specials on all pink cocktails!  They also have great live music acts that completely liven up your week.

Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday | 11AM–12AM
Friday | 11AM–1AM
Saturday | 11AM–1AM

📍516 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33609

No Vacancy

No Vacancy is one of the coolest patio bars in Tampa Bay, for their colorful outdoor furniture, yummy cocktails, and delicious eats!  It’s the perfect place to meet up and take some pictures, or to chill out for happy hour!  On Thursdays, No Vacancy offers deals on some of our favorite cocktails.  

Thursday deals include:

  • Half off punch bowls
  • $3 White Claws
  • $6 Frozen Cocktails
  • $6 Select Small Bites Dishes


Sunday | 1PM–12AM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5PM–12AM
Thursday | 5PM–12AM
Friday | 5PM–3AM
Saturday | 1PM–3AM

📍937 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

The Avenue

For a chill sports bar and cold beer, The Avenue is a spot for you.  This is a great place to have a weeknight meal when you just can’t find the energy to cook.  Luckily, The Avenue does deals on Thursdays!  We love their bar bites, like Spinach Artichoke Dip and Tuna Poke Chips – so yummy!

Thursday deals include:

  • $5 bar small plates
  • 6 Ketel One Vodka and Botanical
  • $20 Liquor Pitchers and Bowls 

Sunday | 11AM–11PM
Monday | 12–11PM
Tuesday | 12–11PM
Wednesday | 12–11PM
Thursday | 12–11PM
Friday | 12PM–1AM
Saturday | 11AM–1AM

📍330 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Maloney's Local

Tampa Bay locals love an Irish pub!  One of our favorites is Maloney’s Local Irish Pub, a fun tavern serving traditional Irish dishes, cold beer, and don’t forget the spots!  We also love this spot for their deals on some of your favorite dishes.  Use Maloney’s as your weekly hang out spot for you and your friends after work!  Not in the Downtown area?  They also have locations in Westchase and Carrollwood!  

On Thursday, you can find:

  • Fish and Chips for only $8
  • $4.50 Smithwick’s Irish red ale-style beer

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

📍 1120 E Kennedy Blvd #140, Tampa, FL 33602

Craft Street

Craft Street Kitchen is a fun bar and restaurant with creative food and craft cocktails.  They focus on creating an exciting menu, while using quality local ingredients.  We recommend ordering their drink deals below and a couple of their signatures shareable plates.  We love their Short Rib Sweet Potato Tots and Sticky Ale Wings!

On Thursdays, you can get the following amazing deals for Girls’ Night Out:

  • Select Martinis for $5 
  • Half off house wines by the glass

Sunday | 11AM–10PM
Monday | 4–10PM
Tuesday | 4–10PM
Wednesday | 4–10PM
Thursday | 4–11PM
Friday | 4PM–12AM
Saturday | 11AM–12AM

📍3153 Curlew Rd, Oldsmar, FL 34677

Park and Rec

Park and Rec is a super fun playground for adults with with tons of things to do.  They have retro style arcade games, bar games, and giant beer pong!  Not only is it a ton of fun, but their cocktails and childhood inspired eats are delicious.  Check out their “Return of the Mac” flatbread, a yummy creation topped with mac & cheese and bacon!

On Thursdays, you can find the following deals:

  • $4 High Noon and White Tea Shots
  • $6 Goose and Red Bull drinks
  • $10 liquor pitchers

Sunday | 12PM–1AM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5PM–1AM
Thursday | 5PM–1AM
Friday | 5PM–3AM
Saturday | 12PM–3AM

📍290 S Meridian Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Nueva Cantina

Nueva Cantina is a colorful, Mexican restaurant in St. Petersburg! This is a great spot to visit for their signature tacos and strong margaritas.  The vibe here is super chill – with high top seating for groups, cool wall murals, and twinkly lighting.  We love how filling their tacos are, you may be too stuffed for dessert!

From 2 to 6pm, you can get your favorite drinks for $3 – including wells, draft beers, house wine, and house margaritas!

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

📍1625 4th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


For a modern spin on Mexican eats in a cool Tampa Heights space, Xochitl is a spot that you should definitely check out.  We love their delicious entrees, like chicken enchiladas and slow-braised carnitas!  Check them out on Thursdays for deals on drinks and tacos – like 3 tacos for $13!  While snacking on your chips and salsa, try one of their unique craft cocktails like Spicy Watermelon Margarita with a Lava Salt Rim.

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

📍307 W Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Rooster and the TIll

If you work in the service industry, you should have your fancy night out on Thursdays at Rooster and the Till!  This chic but approachable restaurant is the perfect spot for inventive, delicious eats.  Perfect for every foodie – it’ll be hard to pick what to eat.  On Thursdays, you can get 50% off your entire check!  

Sunday | 5–9PM
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5–9PM
Thursday | 5–9PM
Friday | 5–9PM
Saturday | 5–9PM

📍6500 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604


For the absolute best deal in South Howard, Macdinton’s Irish Pub is your best bet.  Locally famous for Thursdays, Macdinton’s serves you beers for only a dollar!  Have fun, grab some drinks, and meet some amazing people at one of the most fun bars in South Howard.

Sunday | 11AM–3AM
Monday | 4PM–3AM
Tuesday | 4PM–3AM
Wednesday | 4PM–3AM
Thursday | 4PM–3AM
Friday | 4PM–3AM
Saturday | 12PM–3AM

📍405 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Catch Twenty Three

Catch Twenty Three is a lively restaurant for flavorful Caribbean & Latin dishes, plus amazing tropical drinks.  No need to drive all the way to the beach here!   On Thursdays at Catch Twenty Three, it’s Ultimate Steak Night!  You get a 10oz stockyard New York Strip Steak, served with garlic potatoes and Cuban black beans – for only $14.99!    Such a deal and trust us, you’ll be going home with leftovers.

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

📍10103 Montague St, Tampa, FL 33626

Surf Shack Coastal Kitchen

What a better way to brighten up your week than a casual beach-y restaurant!  Surf Shack Coastal Kitchen is just like a beach shack restaurant, but more chic and with air conditioning.  We love their bright flavors – using fresh ingredients and fresh seafood!   

On Thursdays, you can get deals for $2-3 each!  Their taco styles range from Bangin Shrimp to delicious Filet Mignon tacos – mix and match to find your favorite!

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

📍12217 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33626


For a casual neighborhood eatery with the best pub food in town, Mother’s is your spot.  A great place to catch a game, there are plenty of televisions to catch a game and a full bar to quench your thirst!    On Thursdays you can get so many deals at Mother’s, so it is a great place to save a dollar for a weeknight meal.  

At Mother’s you can find the following amazing deals:

  • Half off all bottles of wine
  • Chef’s Dinner Specials starting at 4pm
  • Hospitality night discounts: 25% off food and 50% off drinks starting at 8pm


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

📍12227 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33626

Restaurants in Tampa Bay with Can't Miss Thursday Specials and Deals

Excited about exploring different deals on Thursdays in restaurants in Tampa? Let us know your favorite by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

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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