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6 Best Restaurants in Tarpon Springs That You Need to Try

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Whether you are craving authentic Greek food or fresh seafood, there’s no shortage of restaurants in Tarpon Springs for you! Besides the delicious Greek food and seafood, there are incredible Creole, Italian, and taco spots that you need to visit. Keep scrolling to discover the best restaurants in Tarpon Springs!

📷 Rusty Bellies

Rusty Bellies is a casual seafood restaurant in Tarpon Springs that offers fresh-catch dishes with the perfect place to watch a beautiful Florida sunset. If you’re seeking a place to enjoy Florida fresh-caught seafood with amazing water views, this is your spot.

Enjoy complimentary hush puppies that many locals rave about. The steamed peel and eat Gulf shrimp on their menu is a must-have. They catch the shrimp straight from their boats in the Gulf.

A few more recommendations include their signature authentic English fish and chips and the fish tacos with either fried shrimp, or blackened or fried amberjack. Their menu also offers salads, sushi, sandwiches, and more.

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

📍 937 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Take a trip to Greece without leaving Tampa Bay at Hellas Restaurant. Located in the center of Tarpon Springs, Florida’s famous sponge docks and fishing village, you’ll find the finest authentic Greek cuisine and pastries.

Hellas Restaurant is a favorite to locals all across the Bay area. Even tourists that visit once a year make sure to stop by on their vacations, it’s that good! The entire menu is fantastic and everything you’re hoping for when craving a delicious, authentic Greek dish.

The ambiance is also great with themed decor. Take a little bit of Greece home with you by stopping in their bakery to grab a tasty Greek pastry.

You can’t go to Tarpon Springs without a little Greek interaction, so make sure Hellas is on your list next time you visit! OPA!

Monday–Sunday | 11AM–8:30PM

📍 785 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Enjoy a modern take on many Creole favorites at H’ours Creole Smokehouse! From fresh seafood and meats, locally grown produce, to incredible dessert, we know you’re going to love H’ours. Each week a new menu is released which gives you all the more reason to visit them!

Monday–Tuesday | 5PM-10:30PM
Wednesday | Closed
Friday–Saturday | 4PM–10:30PM 
Sunday | Closed

📍 310 E Tarpon Ave.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

📷 Currents Restaurant

Located in the heart of downtown Tarpon Springs, Currents offers an elegant experience with sophisticated cuisine. A few top-notch menu items include their sea scallop and shrimp pasta and the char-grilled black Angus filet mignon.

If you’re looking for a lighter portion, they offer tapas and small plates too, which are perfect for sharing. Head over to Currents for a lovely food experience right downtown Tarpon Springs.

Monday| 4PM–8PM
Wednesday–Saturday | 11:30AM–10PM
Sunday | Closed

📍 200 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
📷 BackDraughts Pizza

Let’s all admit it, pizza is always a good idea! BackDraughts Pizza offers delicious wood fire and thin-crust pizza, small plates, salads, and more.

Catch a game here on one of their many TVs or gather your besties for a chill yet delicious pizza and wine outing. They have a great beer selection and the sangria is really refreshing.

The staff is extremely friendly and they’ll help you decide what to order with great suggestions if you’re unsure. We’d recommend ordering the truffle pizza: cold, pressed olive oil, mozzarella cheese, portobello mushroom, topped with decadent aged truffle oil.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday-Friday | 4PM–9PM
Saturday–Sunday | 12PM–9PM 

📍 101 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

📷 Tuscan Sun Italian Bistro

There’s no need to go abroad to experience delicious Italian food when historic Tarpon Springs has Tuscan Sun Italian Bistro! Located on a quaint cobblestoned street with an indoor dining room and outdoor patio seating, you’ll love the vibe and the food equally.

Tuscan Sun Italian Bistro offers authentic Italian and Italian-American inspired menu items with a strict focus on sourcing fresh ingredients and making sauces from scratch. Their dinner menu is exceptional with appetizers, pizzas, and calzones, sandwiches, pasta entrees, happy hour specials, and much more.

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

📍 17 N Safford Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Waterfront views, fast food service, and authentic Greek cuisine! The Limani offers lots to love! Take a break from strolling past sponge docks and local gift stores for a quick taste of Greece. The Limani serves yummy handhelds, including pitas, hot dogs, and burgers, alongside kabobs, seafood baskets, and salads.

This Greek take-out food stall makes for a delicious and satisfying lunch stop while adventuring across Tarpon Spring! They offer numerous waterfront seating on a dock, providing glistening water views and sun-soaked dining.

Sunday–Friday | 11AM-7PM
Saturday| 11:30AM–9PM 

📍 776 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Taco Tuesday? More like tacos everyday! Head to one of the best restaurants in Tarpon Springs, Black Duck Taco for unique and delicious tacos. From Cuban pork tacos to Angus short rib to Lebanese falafel & pickled beet tacos, this spot is a foodie heaven. 

Daily | 11AM-7PM

📍 128 N Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL 

Restaurants in Tarpon Springs & More

Tarpon Springs is home to many authentic and charming restaurants. With this list, you’ll have lunch, dinner, and dessert plans at the top restaurants in Tarpon Springs!

Now it’s time to plan your next visit to Tarpon Springs, oh and don’t forget to tag @stufftodointampabay on Instagram and Facebook if you post a drool-worthy photo of your delicious food!

Madison Skipper

Madison Skipper

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