Datz offers a huge variety of classic comfort food with their own fusion style. Their food is creative, stylish, and trendy, just like the neighborhood around it. Open from breakfast until late at night, you’ll have plenty of time to check out specialties like the Sriracha Egg Sammie, Eggs Barbacoa, and even their morning Monkey Bread. Lunch and dinner has a different menu, with items like Mac Bites, the Carolina On My Mind Sandwich, and the #Twerktarian turkey sandwich. There are also a lot of vegan options available.
Address & Telephone: 2616 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL, (813) 831-7000
Bern’s Steak House is so good that people travel from cities a few hours away to enjoy a filling, classic meal there. While it doesn’t look like much from outside, you’ll be immersed in the atmosphere once you step inside the front doors. Make sure to call ahead and get a reservation or else you could be waiting over an hour for a table if you try to walk in. Excellent ways to start off your night would be with their French Onion Soup or Cesar Salad, before trying their famous Chateaubriand steak. You can follow up your meal with their gigantic specialty dessert menu, which includes a variety of dessert wines and all-star items like Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle and Bern’s Baked Alaska. Bern’s is a must-visit when in Tampa.
Location & Telephone: 1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL, (813) 251-2421
With its diverse menu, 717 South is an excellent choice for any special occasion. You’ll want to get here early as the venue gets packed at night, and with limited parking in the back, you’ll want to call ahead and grab a table just before the rush begins. All the ingredients they use in their fare are fresh and local, which really helps elevate their food to the next level.
Location & Telephone: 717 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL, (813)250-1661