Tampa Bay is more than Florida sunshine. It’s where fresh-air fun meets a diverse array of outdoor dining adventures filled with innovative menus and stunning waterfront views. Food halls, fresh seafood, award-winning local craft beer and spirits, and Native-inspired flavors are all on the menu.
New treasures and tastes await in every direction.
Many of Tampa Bay’s must-try dining destinations and finest places to stay are conveniently located along the Tampa Riverwalk. With 2.6 miles of scenic waterfront views, you can walk, kayak, stand up paddle board, bike or even water bike to restaurants, parks and attractions.
Open-air dining and fun.
One major highlight of the Tampa Riverwalk’s south end is Sparkman Wharf. This waterfront, open-air dining and entertainment destination is sure to satisfy any appetite. Among its 10 outdoor dining choices are Edison’s swigamajig divebar and fishkitchen, where the chef is a four-time James Beard Foundation semifinalist, along with the Detroit-style pizzeria Corners Pizza and more.
After dining, head to the Fermented Reality outdoor biergarten to savor some of Tampa Bay’s many award-winning local craft beers.
Savor Native-inspired flavors with a twist.
Accessible from the Tampa Riverwalk and with a patio overlooking the Hillsborough River from the trendy Tampa Heights neighborhood, Ulele takes its name from a storied Native American princess. The menu includes an innovative mixture of Native-inspired flavors, many of which are cooked on a 10-foot barbacoa grill, with ingredients indigenous to local waters and farms. Look for loads of Gulf oysters, fresh Florida fish and locally grown beef. Then, top off your meal at the onsite Ulele Spring Brewery.
A food hall experience of historic proportions.
Armature Works at the Heights is a feast for the eyes, mind, and of course, palate. This food hall is set in Tampa Electric’s old streetcar warehouse. While the building’s history stretches back to 1910, many of the original materials have been carefully recycled in Armature Works’ design.
The sheer variety of dining options offered makes Armature Works at the Heights a landmark in its own right. Barbecue, Mediterranean cuisine, wood-fired pizza, empanadas and more are all available, so you can mix and match your favorites before settling down to take in the view of boats passing by.
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