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These are the 17 best restaurants in Tampa, according to Yelp

interior of a restaurant with an ivy wall, and a neon Flan sigh.
Inside Flan Factory's expanded space

There are so many great restaurants in Tampa. I am in no way the authority on what would be deemed “the best of the best.” I have spots that I personally adore, and I’ll always let y’all know what restaurants have me buzzing. The team over at Yelp just released its own list of the Top Places to Eat in Tampa Bay. This list covers Tampa, Riverview, Sarasota, Lutz, St. Pete, the beaches, and the entire region. In total, 17 Tampa restaurants made the cut. Overall, Riverview’s Box of Cubans came in as the place to eat in the region in 2023.

“To determine Yelp’s Top Places to Eat in Tampa Bay in 2023, we identified businesses in the restaurants category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between Summer 2022 and Summer 2023,” writes the Yelp team. “This list looked at businesses in and around the Tampa Bay area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of August 1, 2023.”


We know you may not agree with the spots listed, or where exactly they ranked on the list, and that’s totally okay. One of our favorite things about Tampa is how passionate y’all are about our food culture. Tell us your favorite restaurants in the city. We’d love to craft a list of the best eats in Tampa according to our readers.

Two whole pizzas covered in sauce and mozzarella.
Tasty plant powered pizza at Florish in Tampa
plate of crispy fried tostones
Tostone with cilantro aioli at Flan Factory

The numbers to the left of each spot reflect were they ranked on the Top 50 list.

2. Florish, 2307 S Dale Mabry Hwy Suite A


14. Flan Factory, 1718 N Nebraska Ave

16. Himes Breakfast House, 3826 S Himes Ave

17. Olivia, 3601 W Swann Ave

18. Rice and Spice, 11625 Sheldon Rd

20. Isekai Sushi, 5717 Gunn Hwy

24. Bayshore Mediterranean Grill, 6102 S MacDill Ave

27. On Swann, 1501 W Swann Ave

28. 10 & 10 Inoteca, 2223 N Westshore Blvd unit B217

32. Fusion Spice, 13709 N Dale Mabry Hwy

33. Izakaya Tori, 310 S Dale Mabry Hwy #160

36. Gulf Coast Sourdough,  6703 N Florida Av

37. Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd

43. Alaturka, 36055 US Hwy 19 N

45. Coffee Me, 1457 W Busch Blvd

46. Ciro’s, 2109 Bayshore Blvd

49. Michi Ramen, 18025 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy

See the full list here.


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