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Everyone likes a good restaurant when they are visiting a new city. It gives you a chance to get out and explore the area while trying a local restaurant for some tasty food. When we visit Tampa, Florida, there are 3 restaurants that are always at the top of our list.
#3 – Bern’s Steakhouse
No restaurant list of Tampa would be complete without Berns on the list, so here it is at #3. Our most favorite room is called the “Andrew” room, really. Each of their rooms are named. The Andrew room is near the back and has about 4 tables. Famous presidents have dined in this room, as well as yours truly. When you make your reservation, because it is a must, ask for your room. If the Andrew room isn’t available, try the Florentine room. Of course you can also order your meal right at the bar, which is another great option.
Restaurant website link: Bern’s Restaurant
For your first visit to Berns, make sure you ask for a tour of the wine cellar. With over 1,000,000 bottles of wine in their cellars, you’re sure to find one you like.
#2 – Royal Thai Palace (RTP)
Royal Thai Palace is known to locals at RTP. This is a Tampa must if you find your self in the SoHo (South of Howard) area. The friendly staff will make you feel right at home. The lunch here is less expensive and about the same portion as the dinner.
Great little Thai food restaurant. They shut down about once a year when the family returns to Thailand for their annual trip.
Restaurant website link: Royal Thai Palace
#1 Cappys Pizza
Yes, a pizza joint is our favorite restaurant in Tampa, Florida. This place is awesome.
They have a beer fridge that you go and pick up your own beer, click it against the bottle opener on the wall and you are in business. Name your beer and they’ve likely had it in this fridge. But you never know what beer is on order. They’ll typically have 10-15 different beers of the day that you can peruse through the glass door of the fridge that is stuck in the wall about knee height.
Restaurant website link: Cappys Pizza (South Tampa)
Did I mention they have awesome hand tossed pizza here too? Just make sure you bring cash or check, no credit cards accepted here.
There are a number of good restaurants in the Tampa area. The list above captures our favorite restaurants in Tampa.
What are your favorite restaurant in Tampa, Florida?