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What’s New on Water Street: 5+ Top Restaurants & More

  • March 07, 2023
  • | 16:48 PM

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Channelside and Water Street are ever-growing, and we couldn’t be more excited! If you’re looking for new places to explore in Tampa Bay, this is honestly the best place to start. With so many new openings focused on wellness and urban style, it’s truly the crème de la crème of hotels, restaurants, stores, and more.

Here is everything you should know about what’s new in Channelside and Water Street. Find out more about weekly events in Channelside and Water Street here.

As always, we LOVE to see and hear the stories you make in our favorite spots in all of Tampa Bay, so don’t forget to tag us @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

New Additions 🎉

Small Giant

This is the definition of elevated comfort food, and it’s truly the best spot to try it with a group of friends or your family.  Grab a bite from Small Giant,  one of the most delicious spots in Channelside and Water Street, and head to Amalie for a show or a game. If you have kids, the aquarium is a great option to try after fueling up with some Ohio-styled pizza and pickle fries!

Pro tip: Order the pretzels with mustard aioli and the pickle fries. Thank us later!

Hours & Location

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-11:00pm

📍 1051 Water St, Tampa, FL, United States 33602

Boulon Brasserie

If you want to dine like royals, head to Boulon Brasserie! One of the newest additions to the expanding Water Street District in Tampa. From the creators of Forbici comes the new “French by way of American” dining experience.

If you are looking to expand your palette and mix in a bit of European culture, Boulon is here to offer a French American brasserie with a modern twist. Keep the French feeling all day by stopping in for a café au lait and croissant in the morning, or a relaxed lunch with a gorgeous charcuterie selection! You can’t go wrong with Boulon.

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:00pm- 11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:00pm- 11:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:00pm- 11:00pm
Friday | 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:00pm- 1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-2:30pm and 5:00pm- 1:00am
Sunday | 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:00pm- 10:00pm

📍1001 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

Wine on Water

Just next door to Small Giant Bar and Restaurant, you’ll soon find Wine on the Water! Over 500 selections of wine and liquor, focusing on the incredible underdogs of the industry.

Relax in a beautiful outdoor garden with your glass of choice, learn from the educational courses offered throughout the year, and reserve the enchanting space for private dinners and events! Keep your eyes open for tastings that also happen throughout.

Hours & Location

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

📍 1057 Water St, Tampa, FL, United States  33602

The Pearl

A vintage, oyster-focused restaurant and tavern that sounds like the right place to bring your friends and family. With many seasonal shareable meals made from scratch, handcrafted cocktails, a special wine list, and rotating ales. The Pearl is definitely a place you want to check out. Just across the street from the arena, this sounds like a great place to spend the evening, especially after the game or a show!

Hours & Location

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

📍 823 Water St. Suite C-100 Tampa, FL 33602

Chill Bros

We’re Chill Bros fans! With rotating flavors and massive portions, their ice cream is so delicious that your taste buds will love you! Try as many flavors as possible. We go crazy for the bees knees, Sicilian pistachio, guava pastelito, and the double down oreo, of course. The best option is to order the Flight, 6 flavors of ice cream! If you’re vegan, you can chill out cause these bros got your back.

Hours & Location

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

📍 823 Water St. Suite C-100 Tampa, FL 33602

Naked Farmer

Want to enjoy a great meal but don’t want to feel guilty about it? Naked Farmer is the place for you. Enjoy eating clean with no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners, etc. We LOVE their mission to provide fresh food from local farms right to our plates! Located in Sparkman Wharf, stop by Naked Farmer for their build-your-own bowl, basket, or even family meals! We recommend their roasted sweat potatoes– we can’t get enough of them!

Hours & Location

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

📍1001 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602


Who doesn’t love noodles? These amazing menu options seriously feed your soul! Fill your plate with traditional Japanese classic foods, hearty bowls, fresh noodles, and crunchy vegetables to nourish your body and make your senses dance. If you’re trying to find the perfect date night restaurants on Water Street, we couldn’t recommend wagamama more! Thank goodness we don’t have to choose just one item from the menu because we LOVE more than just one, including the Korean barbecue beef bao, Toyko fries, and the bang bang cauli! Their craft cocktails are another topic, you seriously can’t go wrong with anything on the cocktail menu. We tried the blossom, kabira bay, yuzy, and aviation, and we love all of them!

Hours & Location

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- 12:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am- 12:00pm

📍1050 water st Tampa, FL 33602

Coming Soon 👀

Yard House

One of the greatest sports bar chains in the U.S. is coming to Tampa Bay! With over 100 drafts on tap, it’s your chance to try something new every day! Come and enjoy good music, great food, and amazing beer in one place.


Introducing the new seafood hot spot on Water Street by the creators of Oxford Exchange! Featuring a raw bar, a wine cellar, and a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio.

Crisp & Green

High-quality, healthy, tasty, and on the go! From chef-created salads and grain dishes to smoothies and açai bowls! Opens in April.


Customizable Mediterranean delicious meals that include pitas, salads, falafel, Harissa chicken, and so much more!

What Else is New around Channelside? 🤔

We’re so excited! There’s SO much coming to Channelside. Plus, we can’t wait for you to try all of these new spots. We’re always looking for the best of the best, and the newest in Channelside, and its surrounding areas.

Don’t stress, and follow us along our social channels, so you don’t miss a thing! Find updates on what’s new in Channelside (and more) @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook.