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The Best Places to Dine Outside in Tampa

Tampa Outdoor Dining Guide

We may have had record highs recently, but the humidity is going down, and the weather is about to be mighty fine. Coming out of said heat and into crisp fall weather is reason enough to celebrate, dining at one of Tampa’s many al-fresco eateries to enjoy the milder temps is another. From Hyde Park and Seminole Heights to Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa’s culinary community has many options to eat outside. So pull up a patio chair, gaze out at Florida’s warm ambiance, and enjoy some of our favorite local spots to indulge in outdoor eats.

The Best Places to Dine Outside in Tampa

Tampa Outdoor Dining Guide

We may have had record highs recently, but the humidity is going down, and the weather is about to be mighty fine. Coming out of said heat and into crisp fall weather is reason enough to celebrate, dining at one of Tampa’s many al-fresco eateries to enjoy the milder temps is another. From Hyde Park and Seminole Heights to Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa’s culinary community has many options to eat outside. So pull up a patio chair, gaze out at Florida’s warm ambiance, and enjoy some of our favorite local spots to indulge in outdoor eats.


717 South

717 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 250-1661
South Tampa hotspot with an open kitchen and a 1920’s art deco feel serving Italian-Asian Fusion. They have an extensive wine list and Gluten Free dishes available. Notable dishes include: Calamari, Thai Beef Salad, Flatbread pizzas and Hangar Steak. Sit in the open air patio to dine or enjoy one of many specialty martinis (Try the blood orange) in the lounge. More on 717 South.
 

Aqua

7627 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 675-8700
Upscale Seafood & Steak restaurant inspired by water in every way. Hidden gem located on the Courtney Campbell Causeway features a fine dining raw bar, and even breakfast buffet. Experience the ultimate in tropical dining on their waterside patio. More on Aqua 

Boca

901 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 254-7070
This Farm to table eatery in an old 1928 Gas station features produce sourced from local farmers, and a menu that changes weekly. Small plates & seating encourage conversation and communion. From the same mastermind that brought us Ceviche´and Ciro’s, and boasting a well curated craft beer & sustainable organic wine list. Notable dishes include: Fried Green Tomatoes, Cheerwine Braised Shortribs, or try the mysterious Staff Meal, satisfaction is chef guaranteed. Boca has a neighborhood cult type feel to it and, it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! More on Boca 

Cask Social Kitchen

208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 251-0051
Southern comfort cuisine, handcrafted specialty cocktails, and local craft beers. Sit on their patio deck and sip from one of their mason jar punches or gorge yourself on Sunday brunch. Notable small plates include crab n mac cakes, and buffalo cauliflower. Their slogan is “Eat. Drink. Be social.” And with southern hospitality and eats like this you’ll definitely want to. More on Cask Social Kitchen



Chart House Tampa7616 Courtney Campbell Trail, Tampa, FL 33607  (813) 289-7773

Cigar City Brew Pub: 15491 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33624  (813) 962-1274

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant: 4110 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607  (813) 873-9463

Haven

2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 258-2233
This South Tampa small plates concept formerly known as Sideberns, features creative Mediterranean dishes. Notable favorites include King Crab Dumplings, and a “Dirt Pie” dessert that has a scotch soaked gummy worm on top. Well known for their artisanal cheeses, and adventurous wine selection. They have a fantastic Scotch selection and even serve artisanal ice. Enjoy the milder weather on their outdoor patio overlooking Howard Ave. More on Haven

 

Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi: 601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 277-0112

Oxford Exchange

420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 253-0222
Fresh simple meals that feature the best seasonal, local & organic ingredients can be found in this hip and inviting eatery. Their beautiful outdoor courtyard atrium (pictured above in our feature image) is host to private parties and weddings but also a delightful location for afternoon tea or their legendary brunch. Their bookstore was voted one of the best in Tampa Bay and hosts book signings, & author readings. Don’t miss the Buddy Brew Coffee Bar that has a cult like following, where you can sip on a cup of joe while dining or grab one on the go. More on Oxford Exchange 

Oystercatchers: 2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 207-6815

Pelagia Trattoria: International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 313-3235

Piquant

1633 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 251-1777
This chic and airy restaurant nestled in Hyde Park Village serves up French inspired artisanal cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal menus & fresh ingredients. Surrounded by boutiques, it is a popular place to sit outside for brunch and people watch. Try one of their pastries from the in house French bakery and check out one of their French cooking classes. More On Piquant
 

Seasons 52: 204 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 286-1152

Timpano Italian Chophouse1610 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 254-5870

Waterside Grill: 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 221-4900

 Whiskey Joe’s: 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 281-0770

The Refinery

5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603 (813) 237-2000
Inventive farm to table American fare in a down to earth, relaxed setting. Enjoy a sophisticated selection of craft beer and wines on their outdoor rooftop. Menus change here 3-4 times weekly and everything is made in house from scratch. More On The Refinery 


These are just a few of the many options Tampa boasts to dine al-fresco, not to mention how extensive the list would be if we included all of Tampa Bay. Hopefully, you will be taking the Tampa Outdoor Dining Guide with you to enjoy this weekend of beautiful weather! What’s your favorite place in Tampa to eat outdoors?

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The Best Places to Dine Outside in Tampa

Tampa Outdoor Dining Guide

We may have had record highs recently, but the humidity is going down, and the weather is about to be mighty fine. Coming out of said heat and into crisp fall weather is reason enough to celebrate, dining at one of Tampa’s many al-fresco eateries to enjoy the milder temps is another. From Hyde Park and Seminole Heights to Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa’s culinary community has many options to eat outside. So pull up a patio chair, gaze out at Florida’s warm ambiance, and enjoy some of our favorite local spots to indulge in outdoor eats.

The Best Places to Dine Outside in Tampa

Tampa Outdoor Dining Guide

We may have had record highs recently, but the humidity is going down, and the weather is about to be mighty fine. Coming out of said heat and into crisp fall weather is reason enough to celebrate, dining at one of Tampa’s many al-fresco eateries to enjoy the milder temps is another. From Hyde Park and Seminole Heights to Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa’s culinary community has many options to eat outside. So pull up a patio chair, gaze out at Florida’s warm ambiance, and enjoy some of our favorite local spots to indulge in outdoor eats.


717 South

717 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 250-1661
South Tampa hotspot with an open kitchen and a 1920’s art deco feel serving Italian-Asian Fusion. They have an extensive wine list and Gluten Free dishes available. Notable dishes include: Calamari, Thai Beef Salad, Flatbread pizzas and Hangar Steak. Sit in the open air patio to dine or enjoy one of many specialty martinis (Try the blood orange) in the lounge. More on 717 South.
 

Aqua

7627 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 675-8700
Upscale Seafood & Steak restaurant inspired by water in every way. Hidden gem located on the Courtney Campbell Causeway features a fine dining raw bar, and even breakfast buffet. Experience the ultimate in tropical dining on their waterside patio. More on Aqua 

Boca

901 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 254-7070
This Farm to table eatery in an old 1928 Gas station features produce sourced from local farmers, and a menu that changes weekly. Small plates & seating encourage conversation and communion. From the same mastermind that brought us Ceviche´and Ciro’s, and boasting a well curated craft beer & sustainable organic wine list. Notable dishes include: Fried Green Tomatoes, Cheerwine Braised Shortribs, or try the mysterious Staff Meal, satisfaction is chef guaranteed. Boca has a neighborhood cult type feel to it and, it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! More on Boca 

Cask Social Kitchen

208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 251-0051
Southern comfort cuisine, handcrafted specialty cocktails, and local craft beers. Sit on their patio deck and sip from one of their mason jar punches or gorge yourself on Sunday brunch. Notable small plates include crab n mac cakes, and buffalo cauliflower. Their slogan is “Eat. Drink. Be social.” And with southern hospitality and eats like this you’ll definitely want to. More on Cask Social Kitchen



Chart House Tampa7616 Courtney Campbell Trail, Tampa, FL 33607  (813) 289-7773

Cigar City Brew Pub: 15491 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33624  (813) 962-1274

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant: 4110 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607  (813) 873-9463

Haven

2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 258-2233
This South Tampa small plates concept formerly known as Sideberns, features creative Mediterranean dishes. Notable favorites include King Crab Dumplings, and a “Dirt Pie” dessert that has a scotch soaked gummy worm on top. Well known for their artisanal cheeses, and adventurous wine selection. They have a fantastic Scotch selection and even serve artisanal ice. Enjoy the milder weather on their outdoor patio overlooking Howard Ave. More on Haven

 

Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi: 601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 277-0112

Oxford Exchange

420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 253-0222
Fresh simple meals that feature the best seasonal, local & organic ingredients can be found in this hip and inviting eatery. Their beautiful outdoor courtyard atrium (pictured above in our feature image) is host to private parties and weddings but also a delightful location for afternoon tea or their legendary brunch. Their bookstore was voted one of the best in Tampa Bay and hosts book signings, & author readings. Don’t miss the Buddy Brew Coffee Bar that has a cult like following, where you can sip on a cup of joe while dining or grab one on the go. More on Oxford Exchange 

Oystercatchers: 2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 207-6815

Pelagia Trattoria: International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 313-3235

Piquant

1633 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 251-1777
This chic and airy restaurant nestled in Hyde Park Village serves up French inspired artisanal cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal menus & fresh ingredients. Surrounded by boutiques, it is a popular place to sit outside for brunch and people watch. Try one of their pastries from the in house French bakery and check out one of their French cooking classes. More On Piquant
 

Seasons 52: 204 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 286-1152

Timpano Italian Chophouse1610 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 254-5870

Waterside Grill: 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 221-4900

 Whiskey Joe’s: 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 281-0770

The Refinery

5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603 (813) 237-2000
Inventive farm to table American fare in a down to earth, relaxed setting. Enjoy a sophisticated selection of craft beer and wines on their outdoor rooftop. Menus change here 3-4 times weekly and everything is made in house from scratch. More On The Refinery 


These are just a few of the many options Tampa boasts to dine al-fresco, not to mention how extensive the list would be if we included all of Tampa Bay. Hopefully, you will be taking the Tampa Outdoor Dining Guide with you to enjoy this weekend of beautiful weather! What’s your favorite place in Tampa to eat outdoors?

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