Florida’s Tampa Bay offers a wide range of restaurants, from casual eateries to fine dining. As a new resident of the area, I’ve had a great time trying out all the best Tampa Bay restaurants, from sit down dining to local pubs. Read on for my guide to the best Tampa Bay restaurants!
Brewing some of the highest quality coffee in the world, Tampa’s own Buddy Brew Coffee is a beacon in the coffee community. Read all about this local coffee company’s commitment to brewing good and doing good, and see why it’s my favorite local coffee shop here in Tampa!
As a coffee lover, I’ve had a great time trying out all of the smaller coffee shops Tampa has to offer. There are plenty to choose from, each offering a mix of great coffees, teas, and snacks. Here, I’ll be sharing the best Tampa coffee shops as I try them. Be sure to bookmark this page to see the latest and greatest finds!
One of my all-time favorite restaurants in the Orlando/Winter Park area, The Glass Knife is equal parts bakery and cafe. With a delightful aesthetic and atmosphere, delicious savory foods, and sumptuous sweets, there is truly something for everyone at this little restaurant. Quite simply, it is one of the most photographic restaurants that exists. Learn more about this whimsically wonderful restaurant here!
The first microbrewery in Tampa, Florida, 81 Bay Brewing Co. is a giant in the Tampa craft beer scene. Learn more about 81 Bay here!
Like much of Florida, Orlando’s craft beer scene has grown and developed a great deal in the past few years. From downtown Orlando to the theme parks, there are plenty of great breweries and microbreweries to try out. As an Orlando native myself, I’ve enjoyed returning to my hometown for long weekends and trying out the newer additions to the area. Whether you’re local to Orlando or planning a visit to the city or theme parks, read on for some of the best breweries in Orlando for craft beer lovers!
Sushi is always such a treat, and when we first moved to Tampa, I knew I had to find a few great options to try out. I’ve shared about my favorite sushi restaurants in my Tampa restaurant guide, but am sharing them in a dedicated guide with recommendations based on experience type and style. Read on for the best sushi in Tampa, Florida!
I love Italian food; it’s one of my all time favorite cuisines! While I often cook such dishes on my own, there’s something so special about going out to a restaurant that specializes in Italian food and does it well. So, when we moved to Tampa in early 2021, I began to keep an eye out for the best Italian restaurants in the area. Like Tampa’s entire restaurant scene, there is no dearth of quality Italian eateries in the area. Read on for my honest review of the best Italian restaurants in Tampa!
Designed by the same team as Oxford Exchange, another Tampa favorite of mine, The Library Restaurant is a beautiful cafe in St. Pete, connected with the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. It is inspired by the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, which opened its doors in 1957. Read more about this restaurant and Brett and my Valentine’s Day dinner here!
Started in 2009, Cigar City Brewing is one of the most popular breweries in Tampa, Florida. It’s also one of my favorites of the Tampa craft breweries we’ve tried. Learn more about Cigar City here!