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The 8 Best Lunch Spots Near South Tampa

Updated: October 22, 2021

Need a quick lunch or a spot to have a fancy business lunch? These South Tampa lunch spots have you covered. To bring you only the best Lunch in South Tampa we analyzed top review, articles, and ranking sites. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

Find the perfect restaurant

Big Ray's Fish Camp

American, $$, InterbayAmerican, $$Tampa, Interbay
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    12 Tampa Restaurants to Visit Right Now

    Eater, 2020

Victoria's

Cuban, $, Gandy-Sun Bay SouthCuban, $Tampa, Gandy-Sun Bay South
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Salt Shack on the Bay

American, $$, Gandy-Sun Bay SouthAmerican, $$Tampa, Gandy-Sun Bay South
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best New and Popular Restaurants in Tampa

    USA Today
  • Creative Loafing, 2019

    The 25 best new restaurants to open in Tampa Bay this year

    Creative Loafing, 2019

Mamas Kitchen

American, $, Gandy-Sun Bay SouthAmerican, $Tampa, Gandy-Sun Bay South
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Casa Mexicana Bar & Grill

Mexican, $, Gandy-Sun Bay SouthMexican, $Tampa, Gandy-Sun Bay South
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Jersey Mike's Subs

American, $, Gandy-Sun Bay SouthAmerican, $Tampa, Gandy-Sun Bay South
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Taste of China

Chinese, $, Gandy-Sun Bay SouthChinese, $Tampa, Gandy-Sun Bay South
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

The Mediterranean Chickpea

Mediterranean, $$, Bayshore BeautifulMediterranean, $$Tampa, Bayshore Beautiful
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Why these restaurants?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 7903 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 312 lists and articles from Creative Loafing, USA Today and Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Creative Loafing - The 25 best new restaurants to open in Tampa Bay this year, USA Today - Best New and Popular Restaurants in Tampa and Eater - 12 Tampa Restaurants to Visit Right Now as we sourced this ultimate list. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Mangose with banh mi

    If your food palns include Banh mi, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Mangose, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • Pair Cilantro Chile Cooler with banh mi

    When considering what goes best with banh mi, we recommend a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • The ideal drink pairing for banh mi

    Knowing what to pair with banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

Interesting facts

  • All about hamburger

    Hooray! Hooray for International Hamburger Day! Grab a bite of some hamburger to celebrate International Hamburger Day on May 28.

  • Who made the first ramen noodle?

    The next time you bite into a deliciousramen noodle remember to thank China who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • The most expensive nigiri

    Chef Angelito Araneta Jr. made anigiri in 2010 that sold for p$1,978.

Parking in the area

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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