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The 9 Best Restaurants Near South Tampa

Updated: May 2, 2022

Take your next night out to the next level with the best and trendiest restaurants South Tampa has to offer. We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and leading publications for the best restaurants in South Tampa. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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Bayshore Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean, $$, Ballast PointMediterranean, $$Tampa, Ballast Point
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Mr and Mrs Crab

$$, Rattlesnake$$Tampa, Rattlesnake
Google: 4.6
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

Sociale Italian Tapas & Pizza Bar

Italian, $$, Ballast PointItalian, $$Tampa, Ballast Point
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Hula Bay Club

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

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    Tampa Bay is Awesome

If you travel further

Pane Rustica

Italian, $$, Bayshore BeautifulItalian, $$Tampa, Bayshore Beautiful
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • CultureTrip, 2018

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Palma Ceia, Tampa

    CultureTrip, 2018
  • Tampa Bay Date Night, 2017

    11 Standout Restaurants in Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay Date Night, 2017

Osteria Natalina

Italian, $$, Bayshore BeautifulItalian, $$Tampa, Bayshore Beautiful
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • CultureTrip, 2018

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Palma Ceia, Tampa

    CultureTrip, 2018
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Tampa

    USA Today

Datz

American, $$, Palma CeiaAmerican, $$Tampa, Palma Ceia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Tampa's Hyde Park, Florida

    CultureTrip, 2017
  • Creative Loafing, 2019

    The 25 best restaurants in Tampa Bay right now, according to Yelp

    Creative Loafing, 2019

Viva Napoli

Italian, $$, Virginia ParkItalian, $$Tampa, Virginia Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 260 lists and articles from top sources like USA Today, Creative Loafing and CultureTrip, 7417 Tampa restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in USA Today - Best Italian Restaurants in Tampa, Creative Loafing - The 25 best restaurants in Tampa Bay right now, according to Yelp and CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Tampa's Hyde Park, Florida. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

The Humble Butternut, Big Ray's Fish Camp, and Sweet Savor BBQ are the highest-rated new restaurants in South Tampa.

The Humble Butternut, Big Ray's Fish Camp, and Sweet Savor BBQ are restaurants with outdoor seating in South Tampa.

The highest-rated restaurants for brunch in South Tampa are The Humble Butternut, Big Ray's Fish Camp, and Sweet Savor BBQ.

The Humble Butternut, Big Ray's Fish Camp, and Sweet Savor BBQ are the highest-rated restaurants for dinner in South Tampa.

The Humble Butternut and The Asian Kitchen are the highest-rated vegan-friendly restaurants in South Tampa.

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