In recent years, the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida has become the ‘it’ spot in Tampa with its burgeoning restaurant and bar scene. After Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe found success, the neighborhood began to attract numerous ambitious culinary businesses. Check out our picks for this trendy neighborhood’s top 10 restaurants.
Known for having the best bar food in Tampa, Mermaid Tavern may have a small menu, but it is chock full of great vegan and vegetarian options as well as house-made specialties and local menu items. Definitely not your typical bar food, Mermaid Tavern serves up such dishes as a full charcuterie plate, goat tacos, goat cheese-filled grilled cheese sandwiches, truffle fries, duck poutine, pork belly mac, and many juicy burgers on pretzel buns. You order everything at the bar, are given a number to place on your table, and then your food will be brought to you. The tavern has a laid back ambiance with funky nautical-themed decor, indoor and outdoor seating, and people always milling about, laughing, drinking, eating, or playing one of the many board games available. Of course, they also have a great selection of drinks, including craft beers, IPAs, sake, and mead, the sangria is a crowd favorite. They also have local bands and acts playing from time to time.
Address & telephone number: 6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL, USA, +1 813 238 5618