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Best Tampa Bay Outdoor Dining

Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Tampa Bay.


Bernini of Ybor Italian
Dining Room at Bernini of Ybor, Tampa, FL 1702 E. Seventh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
A combination of history and fresh Italian fusion cuisine---in the heart of Ybor City. More...

Bon Appetit Continental
148 Marina Plz.
Dunedin, FL 34698
Family-owned restaurant with one of the best views in the Tampa Bay area, dockside in Dunedin. More...

The Canopy Rooftop Lounge New American
Dining Room at The Canopy Rooftop Lounge, St. Petersburg, FL The Birchwood
340 Beach Dr. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

St. Petersburg's hottest boutique hotel boasts the only waterside top-deck bar overlooking the boats bobbing genially on Tampa Bay. More...

Chattaway Burgers
358 22nd Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Tree-shrouded, casual neighborhood hangout offering the reliable Chattaburger. More...

The Conch Republic Grill Seafood
16699 Gulf Blvd.
North Redington Beach, FL 33708
Noisy atmosphere but reliable Key West-style menu. More...

Guppy's on the Beach Seafood
1701 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Guppy's offers creative entrées not always found on other Florida menus. More...

The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge American
Albert Whitted Airport
540 First St. SE, 2nd Floor
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
A smooth takeoff for this restaurant in St. Pete's little Albert Whitted Airport. More...

Hurricane Seafood Restaurant Seafood
809 Gulf Way
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Smashing Florida sunsets, grouper sandwiches and local live music. More...

The Moon Under Water Indian
332 Beach Dr. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
This Indian restaurant is one of the few places in Tampa Bay to find British-style fish ‘n' chips with cold-water cod. More...

Oystercatchers Seafood
Dining Room at Oystercatchers, Tampa, FL Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607
The service and menu remain topnotch at this restaurant hidden among a natural landscape. More...

Salt Rock Grill Steakhouse
19325 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785
Popular venue with an open kitchen and a terrific view of the Intracoastal. More...

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