Good Eats


TAMPA AREA

717 South
717 S. Howard St.,Tampa, FL 33606
Lunch M-F  11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner M-Th 5:30pm – 10pm;
F & Sa 5 – 10pm
813-250-1661 717South.com

Five Star World Cuisine
Authentic Italian dishes from the Kitchens of Italy to exotic seafood from the Pacific Rim, top the list at this trendy Tampa hot spot. Owner Michael Stewart and Korean-born Chef, Robert Masson hit it out of the park with a menu that intrigues even the most seasoned palates. Wood-fired hand-cut steaks, hormone-free chicken entrees and inspired seafood preparations like the Miso and Sake-cured fresh Catch, complemented by an extensive wine list with over 200 bottles, have garnered 717 South numerous awards and has made it one of Florida’s top places to dine.

Ava
718 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
Lunch M-F 11:30am – 2pm Dinner M-Th 5-10pm; F & Sa 5 – 11pm
Brunch Sa & Su 10:30am – 2:30pm
813-512-3030  avatampa.com

Inspired Italian Cuisine
Fresh, seasonal ingredients mingle and shine in every simple, rustic dish at this hip Italian eatery.  Standing front and center is a mammoth Italian-made Acunto Napoli pizza oven that fires up the most fabulous hand-tossed pizza’s and house-made breads. Ava’s authentic “inspired Italian” menu, prepared in an open theater-style kitchen, includes standouts like the Pork Ribs with polenta, apples and fried kale; Cavetelli al Raga with fennel sausage and tomato; and the Veal Chop with celery root mash and mushroom sugo.  FYI: Be sure to order the house-cured Salumi & Cheese – absolutely terrific!

Acropolis Greek Taverna
3023 W. Kennedy, Tampa, FL 33609
Su-Th 11am-11pm, F-Sa 11am-1am
813-877-8200  dinegreek.com

Greek Food!
Greek Wine! Greek Fun! Voted by USA Today as one of the Top Ten  Restaurants in Tampa Bay! Our services offer  a fine revival dining in a high energy atmosphere  featuring belly dancing, plate breaking, napkin throwing, Zorba dancing and live music. All this to recreate the ancient culture of the Greeks delivered to you at a dining experience like no  other. OPA! Creating Delicious Food For Over 20 Years in Ybor, Riverview, New Tampa, St. Pete, and South Tampa.

Besito Mexican
205 Westshore Plaza Dr., Tampa Bay, FL 33609
Open Daily 11:30am – 10pm, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm
813-287-4800  besitomexican.com

Voted #1 Open Table Diner’s Choice
Translated as little kiss, Besito strives to delight  guests with the warmth of a private hacienda offering  thoughtful details and cuisine with decor that embraces  all the flavors and festivity of Mexican culture in an  upscale resort-like environment. Enjoy fresh, table-side  guacamole and over 75 tequilas all straight from Mexico. Visit us at facebook.com/BesitoMexicanTampa

Jackson’s Bistro
601 S Harbour Island Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602
Open Daily For Lunch & Dinner, Sunday Brunch
813-277-0112  jacksonsbistro.com

Voted Best Sushi In Tampa
Jackson’s view alone makes it worth the visit and gives new meaning to the phrase “The Art  Of Entertaining” Professional service, wonderful food and a warm ambiance creates a true cultural experience. Whether you come for lunch, dinner or just relax at the famous waterfront bar, Jackson’s  always delivers a memorable dining experience that you won’t want to miss.

The Lure
661Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Su – Th 11am – 11pm F & Sa 11 – 1am
Sushi, Billiards & Grasshoppers – Oh My!
727-914-8000  thelurestpete.com

With an inviting industrial-steampunk feel and two red felted pool tables, this St. Pete newcomer is making waves with an edgy menu that attracts an eclectic crowd. Don’t be surprised to see leather-clad Bikers rubbing elbows with suited-up Judges who may be chowing down on Tacos filled with jerk seasoned crickets (yes, crickets!) But creative tacos are just the beginning. From extraordinary sushi, inventive tapas and yummy flatbreads, to signature Tiki cocktails and award-winning local brews, this place is really a cool hang.

Oishi Sushi & Steakhouse
615 Channelside Drive Second Floor, Tampa Bay, FL33602
Lunch Daily 11:30am – 2:15pm Dinner Nightly 2:30-11pm
813-228-9202  restaurantoishi.com

Scrumptious Sushi
Oishi in Japanese means “delicious.” You only  have to visit Oishi once to understand why. Oishi offers a scrumptious sushi menu featuring traditional and specialty rolls. Or, if you are dining on Oishi’s other side (Hibachi) you can try a fabulous Japanese menu that includes delicious entrees like steak teriyaki, ginger chicken, and sukiyaki. Whether you sit at a table  or the sushi bar, the presentation and taste of this art form is sure to please all!

Shula’s Steakhouse
4860 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609
Breakfast  M-F 6:30am – 10:3am;  Sa -Su until 11:30am Lunch  M-F 11:30am – 2:30pm Dinner Nightly 5:30 – 10:00pm
813-286-4366  donshula.com

Open Table Diner’s Choice Award
Score a touchdown with seafood and steak, including the Shula Cut, our trademark custom center cut of premium Black Angus beef aged to perfection. Or try the 48-ounce Porterhouse, one of the featured entrees. Finish it to become  a member of the 48-Ounce Club. Host business dinners, presentations, family celebrations and  more in one of the private dining rooms.

Tampa Airport Marriott
4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa, FL 33607
Call for hours 813-879-5151 tampamarriottairport.com

Your Oasis Awaits
Delicious dining options. A sparkling outdoor  pool. And all the comforts of home in the tranquil peace and quiet of your guest room. Located a short indoor walk down the terminal to our front desk, Tampa Airport Marriott gives you everything you need to relax and unwind when you’re in town. It’s everything you need when you want to get away, and it’s all perfectly located inside Tampa International Airport.

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel/Marina
700 South Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
813-221-4900 tampamarriottwaterside.com

Gateway To Tampa’s Waterfront
Enjoy innovative cocktails and tasty bites around the cozy fire pit on our outdoor patio, catch the big game at Champions Sports Bar or enjoy fresh seafood and house-smoked signature items at Waterside Grill. Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina’s premier location on Tampa’s pedestrian-friendly Riverwalk connects  you to downtown’s dynamic cultural venues, city parks and vibrant nightlife. Rooms feature picturesque bay views  or the city skyline.

Thai Thani
615 Channelside Dr. 204b Tampa, FL 33602
813-228-9200  thaithani.net

Thai Food At It’s Best
At Thai Thani, we believe food is an integral part of culture  and that dining is a time to relax and enjoy the company of  wonderful family and friends. It is our sincerest hope that when  you leave our restaurant you will consider us family, as well. Whether you are a long-time enthusiast or new to this incredibly  rich cuisine, our culinary creations are sure to delight.

Yacht Starship
603 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602
813-223-7999  yachtstarship.com

Create A Sea Of Memories
Enjoy a unique dining cruise experience with the best view  of Tampa Bay!  As America’s First 3-Diamond rated dining  yacht, you’ll savor the flavors of our bountiful buffet, made  from the finest ingredients available.  After dinner, enjoy DJ  entertainment and dancing or just sit back, relax and take in  the beautiful scenery surrounding Tampa Bay. Private reserved  tables, dancing and spectacular views!

Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar
1609 W. Snow Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
S 11:30am-9pm M- Th 11:30am-10pm F-S 11:30am-11pm
813-254-9463  wineexchangetampa.com

Taste The Quality
The Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar in Hyde Park Village  has been dishing out great food and exceptional wines since  1990. With a reverential nod to the street side cafés of Europe,  the Wine exchange offers a welcoming and relaxing respite  from the everyday toil. Taste wines from all over the globe in our  crystal stemware, while sitting on the patio, or take in the  surrounding scenery sipping martinis at our fully stocked bar.

 

ST. PETERSBURG AREA

360 Rooftop
At Hotel Zamora
3701 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, Fl 33706
M-Th 3:30 – 10pm; F 3:30 – Midnight; Su 3:30 – 9pm
727-456-8660 thehotelzamora.com

Cocktails Garnished With Glorious Sunsets
Enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway at this hip rooftop hot spot where you can mingle at the bar or cozy up on a plush couch for a front-row seat the St. Pete’s famous, breathtaking sunsets. For real VIP treatment, rent one of the cozy cabanas.

Castile Restaurant
At Hotel Zamora
3701 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, Fl 33706
Open Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Happy Hour M-F 3:30 – 5:30pm
727-456-8660; thehotelzamora.com

Sidewalk Cafe Meets Seaside Grill
Breezy and elegant, Castile Restaurant merges the atmosphere of a stylish sidewalk cafe with the sunny sensibility of a modern seaside grill. With seating indoors and outdoors on an expansive ocean view terrace, the restaurant serves contemporary cuisine influenced by the culinary traditions of Spain, Mexico and the Mediterranean.

Maritana Grille
3400 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Open Nightly 5:30pm
727-360-1881  loewshotels.com

Award-Winning Intimate Dining
Featuring contemporary American cuisine with a focus on local seafood and traditional favorites with creative twists, topped off with an extensive wine list, first-class service, and a stunning setting graced by a dazzling salt water aquarium. Dine in the heart of the action when you take a seat at our private Chef’s Table; located in the kitchen, where  your entire dinner is created and presented by our amazing culinary team. Perfect for special occasions or whenever the mood strikes.

Punky’s
3063 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
S – Th 11:00am – Midnight F & Sa 11- 3am
772-201-4712  punkysbar.com

Enjoy Happy Hour 7 Days A Week
A new neighborhood bar and restaurant in the Grand Central District offering your favorites with nightly dinner specials including prime rib, steaks, seafood, and pasta dishes. We have a large selection of craft beers and wines by the glass or bottle and a full liquor bar to enjoy Happy Hour seven days a week! Offering a Saturday Jazz Brunch and Sunday Drag Diva Brunch, live music, karaoke, bingo and DJs.

The Vinoy Renaissance
501 5th Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-1000 vonoyrenaissanceresort.com

Celebrating 90 Years Of History
Step into our newly renovated lobby blending historic charm and a rich past with modern luxuries and amenities. Indulge your palate with our distinctive restaurants. Savor farm-fresh plates beneath 90 year old, exquisitely restored murals at Marchand’s, share moments on the veranda with specialty cocktails and small plates or relish in the golden-era of jazz at our exclusive Speakeasy.

CLEARWATER AREA

Bascom’s Chop House
3665 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater, FL 33762
Lunch M-F 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner M-Sa  5-10pm; Su 4-9 pm
727-573-3363  bascoms.com 

Exceeding Expectations…
Do you believe in love at first sight or should we post  this again? May the only work you do today be lifting your fork! There isn’t even a word in the dictionary for how good you look. Yeah, there might be one place in town where you can get Grouper that’s fresher than this: the ocean. Be true to your stomach: Follow the snacks.

Villa Bellini
2930 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33759
F-Sa 5–10:30pm; S 5-9pm T-Th 5 – 9:30pm; Closed Mon.
727754-9848  villabellinirestaurant.com

Authentic Italian Right Here In Tampa
Enjoy the old world charm and authentic taste of Italy  right here in Tampa Bay. The newly renovated Villa Bellini offers fine Italian recipes for a night out, corporate lunches, family celebrations, happy hour socials, rehearsal dinners, weddings and more, all created by Napoli born and raised Chef Ciro Mancini. Enjoy happy hour in the lounge  followed by a night of dancing.

Yacht Sensation
25 Clearwater Blvd.  Slip#55 Clearwater, FL 33767
Call for Hours
813-223-7999  yachtstarshipcom

Create A Sea Of Memories
Enjoy a unique dining cruise experience with the best views  of Clearwater! As America’s First 3-Diamond rated dining yacht, you’ll savor the flavors of our bountiful buffet, made  from the finest ingredients available.  After dinner, enjoy DJ entertainment and dancing or just sit back, relax and take in the beautiful scenery of Clearwater. Private reserved tables, dancing and spectacular views!

GAINESVILLE AREA

Mark’s Prime Steakhouse
201 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
M 5 – 9pm; T – Sa 5 – 10pm, Closed Sunday
352-336-0077  marksprimesteakhouse.com

Always available for Private Parties
Mark’s Prime Steakhouse has a goal to create a unique dining experience that will please the palate and soothe  the soul. We serve the finest beef, the freshest seafood, premium wines and naturally fresh vegetables. We are  pleased to have been serving the finest quality dining  experience since November 2002, more than 10 years ago! We hope to see you very soon at one of our two  great locations, Gainesville and Ocala!