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The Best Restaurants near Channelside with Outdoor Seating

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Soak up the sun or sunset with a delicious meal at 9 of the best restaurants near Channelside with outdoor seating! These restaurants offer an eclectic selection of tasty dishes, ranging from pho to tacos! Explore in and around Channelside by tasting all the wonderful flavors offered at the various restaurants within the neighborhood.

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Dine on some fine Mexican cuisine on a patio cooled by a waterfront breeze at Jotoro! Located at Channelside’s most popular hot spot, Sparkman Wharf, Jotoro joins the list of awesome restaurants and businesses settled alongside the water. They offer covered outdoor patio seating – lit by adorable cozy strung lights – and tasty tacos, among other delicious dishes! Gather your friends for brunch, unwind for the weekend with cocktails and tequila concoctions, sweeten your evening with dessert, and feast on an array of modern Mexican fare at Jotoro!

Monday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–11:00pm 
Wednesday | 4:00pm–11:00pm 
Thursday | 4:00pm–11:00pm 
Friday | 12:00pm–12:00am 
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 615 Channelside Dr, #114, Tampa, FL 33602

Set sail towards a new dining experience at a 360-degree open-air restaurant located on Tampa’s beautiful river walk! The Sail Plaza provides a unique experience packed with yummy food, waterfront views, and no confining walls! This outdoor restaurant serves drinks from The Sail and food from Datz and Big Ray’s Fish Camp. Their list of tasty treats includes lime mojitos, margaritas, mules, vegan croissantwich, various sandwiches, and plenty of seafood dishes to explore! Take in the sunset sinking into the river’s reflection with a drink at hand, food on the table, and the evening breeze cooling off the morning’s heat while dining at The Sail Plaza!

Monday | 11:00am–12:00am 
Tuesday | 11:00am–12:00am 
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am 
Thursday |11:00am–12:00am 
Friday | 11:00am–1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–1:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am 

📍 333 S. Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Sharing space with The Sail within The Sail Plaza, Datz serves breakfast bites by the river! Catch the early sunny rays at an open-air dining space and wake up with a fresh cup of coffee! Datz offers numerous caffeinated creations, including Cortadito, Café con Leche, Café con Chocolate, Colada, and regular coffee, among more! If you’re starting your morning with a bit of a celebration, Datz also serves morning cocktails like mimosas, bloody marys, and margaritas!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 7:30am–12:00pm
Thursday | 7:30am–12:00pm
Friday | 7:30am–12:00pm
Saturday | 7:30am–12:00pm
Sunday | 7:30am–12:00pm

📍 333 S. Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Dine up high among the Tampa skyline at Six Tampa! This elevated bistro provides an amazing dining experience on the sixth floor of the new JW Marriot Tampa. They offer mouthwatering meals and breathtaking views, making them one of the best restaurants with outdoor seating in Channelside! Six Tampa serves lunch and dinner delights, offering dishes like sandwiches, seared rib eyes, grouper, cauliflower steaks, soups, and lots more! They offer plenty of vegan and vegetarian options to enjoy! To pair alongside their food with a view, Six Tampa also has a full outdoor bar on their mesmerizing balcony!

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

📍 510 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Feast under modern wooden cabanas, beside a sparkling fire pit, and on a cozy cushioned seating at Anchor & Brine! They offer another wonderful waterfront outdoor dining experience worth savoring! Their menu serves various seafood sensations, ranging from oysters to a grouper sandwich! Non-seafood items offered include “street-style” grilled eggplant, pan-seared chicken breast, and burgers. They offer plenty of different options to try! Anchor & Brine’s outdoor section comes with various seating selections, providing bar seating, intimate fire pit seating, large group tables, and cozy cabana zones!

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 | 9:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 9:00am–10:00pm

📍 505 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Cherish views of the Hillsborough River with a sangria in hand at Columbia Café! Columbia Café reigns as one of the oldest restaurants in Florida! Although the original Columbia Café lives in Tampa’s historic Ybor City, the Columbia Café in the Tampa Bay History Center still serves the same delicious delicacies but with a stunning river view on their patio! Their menu includes Cubans, picadillo, eggplant riojana, soups, churros, and, our favorite, sangria! Plus, because they are located on the Riverwalk, you can take their sangria to-go!  

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

📍 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Cheer on your favorite teams, with the luck of the Irish on your side, out on Maloney’s Irish Pub’s outdoor patio! This Irish pub offers a great outdoor space equipped with a bar and numerous TVs to catch the latest games with a celebratory drink at hand. Maloney’s serves classic pub fare, including wings, burgers, flatbreads, and wraps! On most nights, you can find a talented local artist serenading their customers on the patio, adding an extra flair to their dining experience!

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

📍 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Admire puppies tip-tapping on their way to the dog park with tasty Vietnamese fare at Bamboozle! Bamboozle has two Tampa locations, one downtown and one in Channelside. Their Channelside location offers a quaint dining space with indoor and outdoor seating. Their outdoor area faces the local dog park and provides a sheltered open air space to relish! While keeping an eye out for cute furry friends, you can feast on steaming bowls of pho, fresh summer rolls, refreshing boba, and classic Bahn Mis. Plus, Bamboozle serves numerous vegan-friendly options and discount deals on meatless Mondays!

Monday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Friday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Saturday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Sunday | 11:30am–4:00pm

📍 109 N. 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

For West Coast favorites in a dog-friendly environment, check out City Dog Cantina! They recently updated their outdoor dining space, providing a new and classy patio dining area. Their outdoor space includes a bar, cushioned couch seating, and fire pit tables! They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving treats like breakfast tacos, French toast, lobster tacos, Philly cheesesteaks, and more! City Dog Cantina’s outdoor seating also comes equipped with TVs, so you can catch the latest games with your pals on the patio!

Monday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–3:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–3:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–12:00am

📍 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd, Unit 114, FL 33602

Best Restaurants near Channelside with Outdoor Seating & More!

Enjoy Tampa’s top features – the warm weather, sunny days, local food, and waterside breezes – by relishing a delicious bite to eat at the best restaurants near Channelside with outdoor seating! From tacos to raw oysters, these restaurants offer a variety of food to try!

To explore more of Channelside and the rest of Tampa, make sure to check out our various social media pages @stufftodointampabay! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, TikTok, and Twitter!

Serafina Besecker

Serafina Besecker

Serafina is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampa on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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