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The most anticipated new restaurants opening in Tampa in 2024

rows of seats surrounding a tree inside a restaurant.
The signature Ash tree inside Proper House Group's latest restaurant in Water Street Tampa

Tampa is a foodie paradise. We have Bib Gourmand Award-winning restaurants, and MICHELIN star restaurants, and our culinary scenes in Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights have put the city on the national radar as a delicious destination. Our city is even home to two of the most iconic restaurants in all of Florida.

There’s so much to enjoy, and even more delicacies on the way. Here are the Tampa restaurants that need to be on your radar. We will continue to update this list as new restaurants open, and others are announced.


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Rows of booths leading to a bright pink wall.

1050 Water Street

Ash will offer Italian-inspired cuisine and features an extensive outdoor patio. The new full-service restaurant marks Proper House Group and Alvarez’s third endeavor in the mixed-use district. Ash is slated to open in spring 2023 on the ground floor of Asher, the district’s newest residential development that also features the largest boutique apartment hotel from ROOST.


Encompassing 2,400 square feet of indoor dining space with an additional 1,000 square feet of outdoor dining space, Ash adds to the robust dining scene on Water Street. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and will serve brunch in the future. The menu will offer a focused yet fun and playful cuisine with Italian undertones. Ash joins Wagamama and Synovus on the ground floor of Asher.

Rendering of cocktail lounge
Rendering of Alter Ego

Alter Ego
1050 Water Street

This new hub will be located on the ground floor of Asher (1050 Water St) and is made possible through the collective efforts of the local ownership team comprised of critically acclaimed Chef Ferrell Alvarez, and partners Chon Nguyen and Ty Rodriguez.

“Alter Ego will be a music-forward cocktail lounge, offering an energetic vibe and proper, soulful hospitality,” said Ferrell Alverez, chef, partner, and co-owner of Proper House Group. “The space represents a distinct design contrast to our adjacent sibling concept Ash. Boasting a curated musical experience alongside a monochromatic design that includes intimate seating as well as social spaces.”

a mural on a brick wall with blue lights on the bottom
A stunning new mural inside 1920 Ybor | Photo by Ysanne Taylor

The Attic at 1920 Ybor
1920 E 7th Ave

The Attic Cafe is one of the best spots for live music, flavorful coffee drinks, and pastries in downtown Tampa. It’s soon set to join Ybor’s favorite new live music venue, 1920 Ybor. The venue hosts The Indie Flea, and was the host site for Tampa Bay Sun’s major logo and kit reveal.

a plate of cheese with a glass of wine next to it
Photo via Cheeseology

1527 E 7th Ave

Learn the art of cheesemaking at this fantastic new addition to Historic Ybor City. “Our vision is to be the premier provider of cheese-making experiences where people come together to make lasting memories,” write owners Paul and Kelly in the company’s vision statement.

They’ve previously offered classes in partnership with Big Storm Brewing. An official opening date for their brick-and-mortar is coming soon. Keep up on their website.

A root beer float with whipped cream and a red and white straw
Photo via Chill Bros Ice Cream

Chill Bros Ice Cream
1910 N Ola Avenue

Armature Works in Tampa Heights is about to get a whole lot sweeter. That’s saying something considering Bake’n Babes is serving their monster cookies and themed shakes inside the food hall. Chill Bros Ice Cream, a prolific producer of some of the best coops in Florida, is expanding again with a new hub inside the super popular riverfront food hall.

An opening date is still TBA. We recommend you follow Armature Works and Chill Bros for updates on the scoop shop’s debut.

rendering of drive thru salad shop with ivy exterior walls
Rendering via Greenlane

2115 N Dale Mabry Hwy

Greenlane is taking over Tampa, or at least just opening a second drive-thru in the area. The purveyor of crunchy salad bowls and the perfect lunchtime wraps has announced it’s opening a new location at 2115 N Dale Mabry. This will join their current drive-thru at 4495 West Gandy Boulevard. An opening timeline is still TBA. The restaurant will also open a drive-thru in St. Pete.

Breaking ground today at 2115 N Dale Mabry Highway, this new Greenlane location comes in at nearly 2,000-sq.-ft. and will feature a double-lane drive thru. Located in the heart of many businesses, neighborhoods, shopping centers, sports facilities and more, this will be the brand’s flagship location, providing healthy, made-to-order meals.

interior of a restaurant with a 360 bar
Photo via The H

The H Mediterranean
1504 S Howard Ave

The H offers diners a diverse menu prepared by chefs with international experience gained from working at some of the finest restaurants around the world. Combined, they have traveled to more than 70 countries to study different tastes, foods and ingredients at The H’s Orlando location. An opening timeline in Tampa is still TBA.

a karaoke room with orange lights and blue lights on the ceiling.

Lala Karaoke Bar and Restaurant
208 S Howard Avenue

Their themed karaoke rooms have been a smash hit since opening in the ‘Burg. They’re available for reservation for group hangs, and special occasions. Belt all the bangers your heart desires inside dedicated hyper photogenic rooms. Walk ins are always welcome if a room is available, but we recommend you make a reservation in advance once LALA debuts.

LALA has a full food and cocktail menu to enjoy when you visit.

bowl of rice and meat with a broth base
Photo via Pepper Lunch

Pepper Lunch
Multiple locations set for Tampa, Pinellas Park

Pepper Lunch, the Japanese-born experiential fast-casual concept, has announced it has signed its second development agreement for North America since announcing the company’s investment in domestic expansion earlier in 2023. The restaurant has set its sights on Florida and will open in Tampa sometime next year. An official location is still TBA.

The Majestic Restaurant Group has signed on to develop 10 units over the next five years in and around the Tampa, Orlando and Gainesville markets. Specific concepts the group has brought to life include nearly a dozen sushi, poke and dumpling restaurants including the acclaimed Zukku Sushi, which has multiple locations in Tampa, reinforcing the group’s market insight.


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