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20 Unique Restaurants and Craft Beverage Spots to Eat & Drink in Tampa Bay

Updated: 3 days ago

Welcome to Tampa Bay! Who's not looking for a great spot for food and beverage?!

I'm not a paid writer. In fact, I'm not a writer at all. (Thank goodness for spell-checking)

Before creating this company 6 years ago, I spent the better part of twenty years opening and running restaurants.

We have millions of visitors and locals page through our Tampa Bay Guide and our Pennsylvania guides online. As the owner of LiveWorkPlay and a 17-year resident of Tampa Bay, you should know that I personally visit each and every place myself. The small, independent businesses are a favorite.

Whatever your taste, there is something for everyone. Please enjoy a great meal, craft beverage, dessert or whatever you fancy from one of these great small businesses.


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Coco Wood Grill

Coco Wood Grill, located in Redington Shores, offers a delightful beachside dining experience. They specialize in Caribbean and American cuisine with a tropical twist. Picture yourself savoring mouthwatering seafood dishes and enjoying their vibrant, laid-back atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a taste of the islands or some classic American favorites, Coco Wood Grill has something to satisfy every palate.

17814 Gulf Blvd, Redington Shores, FL 33708

(727) 498-6005

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Twisted Tiki

Located in St. Pete Beach, Twisted Tiki is a tropical paradise with a twist. This lively restaurant offers a fusion of flavors from around the world, blending traditional and contemporary dishes. Prepare to be dazzled by their unique culinary creations and tiki-inspired cocktails. The vibrant ambiance and friendly staff create an inviting atmosphere where you can relax and indulge in a memorable dining experience.

340 Corey Ave, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

(727) 914-8881

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Joseph's Tea

Step into the world of tea at Joseph's Tea in Clearwater. This charming tea shop offers an extensive selection of teas from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere as you sip on a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Discover new flavors, learn about the art of tea, and indulge in delightful pastries and snacks. Joseph's Tea is a haven for tea enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful respite from the bustling world.

25028 Us Highway 19

Shoppes Of Clearwater

Clearwater, FL 33763-3918

(352) 679-1339

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Meli Greek Street Donuts


Prepare to have your taste buds tantalized by Meli Greek Street Donuts. This unique food truck, run by a passionate foodie and her horse trailer, serves up a modern twist on traditional Greek donuts known as loukoumades. Experience the perfect combination of crispy, fluffy, and sweet as you bite into these delectable treats. Keep an eye out for their catering services and don't miss the chance to savor these delightful Greek delights.

Catering Available

(727) 452-7840

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Dark Door Spirits

Venture into the world of craft spirits at Dark Door Spirits in Tampa. This distillery combines traditional techniques with innovative flavors to create a range of high-quality spirits. From their small-batch vodka to their unique gin and aged rum, each sip is a testament to their dedication to craftsmanship. Visit their tasting room to experience the artistry behind their spirits and learn about the fascinating world of distilling.

6608 Anderson Rd, Tampa, FL 33634

(813) 533-3781

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The White Heron Tea and Gifts

Nestled in New Port Richey, The White Heron Tea and Gifts is a charming tea shop that offers a delightful selection of teas and unique gifts. Step into their cozy space and indulge in a variety of loose-leaf teas from around the world. The aroma of freshly brewed tea fills the air, creating a serene and inviting ambiance. Browse their collection of gifts, ranging from tea accessories to locally crafted items, making it the perfect place to find something special.

6228 Grand Blvd. New Port Richey, FL 34652

(727) 203-3504

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Cotee River Brewing Company

Located in the heart of New Port Richey, Cotee River Brewing Company is a craft brewery known for their exceptional beers. Step into their taproom and explore a variety of handcrafted brews that showcase their passion for quality and flavor. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to gather with friends and enjoy the vibrant craft beer scene of Central Florida.

5760 Main St, New Port Richey, FL 34652

(727) 807-6806

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The Social

Situated in downtown New Port Richey, The Social is a trendy eatery that offers a modern twist on comfort food classics. With their creative and flavorful dishes, they aim to redefine the dining experience. The inviting atmosphere, lively music, and attentive staff create a vibrant social setting. Whether you're looking for a delicious brunch or a memorable dinner, The Social is the place to be.

5650 Main St, New Port Richey, FL 34652

(727) 834-8137

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Gone Juicing

Gone Juicing, located in New Port Richey, is a haven for health enthusiasts. This vibrant juice bar offers an array of freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, and wellness shots made from organic and locally sourced ingredients. Step inside and immerse yourself in the invigorating atmosphere as you sip on nutrient-packed concoctions. Whether you're looking to cleanse, boost your energy, or simply enjoy a refreshing beverage, Gone Juicing has you covered.

4036 Madison St. New Port Richey, FL 34652

(727) 282-5154

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The Butcher's Block

Situated on Main Street in New Port Richey, The Butcher's Block is a must-visit destination for meat lovers. This family-owned and operated butcher shop provides high-quality cuts of meat sourced from local farms. From premium steaks to specialty sausages, they offer a wide selection of delicious options. Step into their store and let their knowledgeable staff assist you in finding the perfect cuts for your next culinary masterpiece.

5500 Main St, New Port Richey, FL 34652

(727) 807-7847

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The SteamPot Factory

Get ready to indulge in a seafood feast at The SteamPot Factory. Located in New Port Richey, this restaurant specializes in Cajun-inspired seafood boils and steamed delicacies. Dive into a mouthwatering assortment of crab legs, shrimp, clams, and more, all expertly seasoned and served in a casual and lively atmosphere. Bring your appetite and prepare for a finger-licking good time.

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Morgan Mae's Oyster House

For seafood lovers seeking a true coastal dining experience, Morgan Mae's Oyster House in Tarpon Springs is the place to be. This cozy seafood spot serves up fresh oysters, shrimp, fish, and other delectable delights from the sea. Whether you prefer them raw, grilled, or fried, the quality and flavor of their seafood are unmatched. With its nautical-themed decor and warm hospitality, Morgan Mae's Oyster House captures the essence of the Gulf Coast.

606 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

(727) 935-7380

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Wine Society

Located on Tarpon Avenue in Tarpon Springs, Wine Society is a wine lover's paradise. This chic wine bar offers an extensive selection of wines from around the world, carefully curated to satisfy every palate. Whether you're a connoisseur or new to the world of wine, their knowledgeable staff will guide you through the perfect pairing. Sip on your favorite glass of wine, savor the flavors, and enjoy the sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance.

110 E Tarpon Ave,

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

(727) 940-4600