Tampa Bay is renowned for its exciting and eccentric array of activities on the water. In addition to world-class boating, fishing, paddle boarding and other invigorating water sports, the area offers a broad selection of restaurants that welcome boaters to dock and dine.
Here is a collection of local favorites along the bay, the beach and on boat-friendly rivers. Stopping by for flavorful fare and refreshing drinks is the perfect complement to a day on the water with friends and family.
HULA BAY CLUB
Bayside haunt for Hawaiian-style food, featuring a lively poolside lounge & dockside dining.
5210 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
Popular waterfront bar and restaurant with stone crab claws, great fresh seafood and soft-shell crab.
13040 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 914- 4087
Upscale eatery in the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay with a menu of steak & seafood amid water views.
2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa, FL 33607
Laid-back eatery featuring Caribbean entrees & tropical cocktails amid beachy decor.
3045 N Rocky Point Dr. E., Tampa, FL 33607
Relaxed, colorful bayside Tiki Bar offering coastal favorites, tropical cocktails & craft beers.
13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
FRESCO’S WATERFRONT BISTRO
Relaxed dockside spot serving global eats & drinks in casual digs featuring a deck with bay views.
300 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Beachfront eatery with American fare & seafood, plus daily breakfast & a Sunday champagne brunch.
602 Bahia Del Sol Dr., Ruskin, FL 33570
CIRCLES WATERFRONT RESTAURANT
Modern seafood-focused American restaurant with outdoor seating & water views.
1212 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
RIVERS EDGE BAR AND GRILL
Low-key outpost offering a casual burger-&-seafood menu, pool & live music, plus a water-view deck.
6226 Ohio Ave, Gibsonton, FL 33534
AJ’S ON THE RIVER
A relaxed local favorite on the Alafia River with good music, delicious food & tasty cocktails.
9808 Vaughn St, Gibsonton, FL 33534
JACKSON’S BISTRO & SUSHI BAR
Waterfront spot with an eclectic menu, including sushi — nightlife, private rooms & patio.
601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
Rustic-chic site for native Floridian fare, with barbacoa grilling & house-brewed beers.
1810 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
RICKS ON THE RIVER
Casual riverfront pub where raw oysters & classic bar bites are complemented by live music daily.
2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607
SEA CRITTERS CAFE
Seafood cafe on the water with deck dining & free boat dockage for diners.
2007 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
THE WHARF RESTAURANT
Festive restaurant & bar pairing classic American & seafood dishes with water views.
2001 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
O’MADDY’S BAR & GRILLE
Free-spirited hub for drinks & varied American bites in an indoor-outdoor space across from the water.
5405 Shore Blvd S., Gulfport, FL 33707
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