With over 70 Restaurants along the Pirate Water Taxi’s Route, you are sure to find something to satisfy your dining needs. From celebrity chef’s restaurants to Tampa’s best local offerings you can hop off at any stop and hop on again for more culinary adventures anywhere along the route. Some venues offer water side dining and one offers dining on the water! Scroll down to learn more about each venue, its menu and hours.
History Center / Amalie Arena
Enjoy waterfront drinks, tapas and our delicious Spanish/Cuban cuisine at the Columbia Cafe in the Tampa Bay History Center on the Tampa Riverwalk, across from the Amalie Arena. Live music on our waterfront, outdoor patio on Friday and Saturday nights. We offer a full bar, and serve lunch and dinner daily.
Sunday – Thursday 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 7:00pm – 10:00pm
- No corkage fee on Mondays
- Beer and Burger Special Tuesdays for $14.00
- Wednesday Wing special is 1lb. of wings for $9.00
- Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm Monday – Saturday
Mon-Sat 11:30am – 10:00pm, Sun Closed
Cry Baby Cafe is about simple, rustic and fresh foods. Cry Baby Cafe is serving up simple wholesome food daily. Inspired by Florida’s rich ranching history, Inside the cafe you’ll find iconic images from local Bay-area cattle ranches. Cry Baby Cafe is a casual waterfront restaurant where you can hang out with your four-legged friends, catch up with neighbors, meet potential clients or just relax and read the paper.
Monday-Wednesday 11:30am – 12:00am
Thursday 11:30am – 1:00am
Friday 11:30am – 2:00am
Saturday 11:00am – 2:00am
Sunday 11:00am – 12:00am
Watervue Grille focuses on fresh Florida seafood in a waterfront setting with the city’s best views of Downtown Tampa. The newly renovated space has been designed to provide an inviting coastal feel, with accordion patio doors and oversized picturesque windows that provide an open and relaxed dining experience.
- Monday’s Surf & Turf special for $19.99 with a purchase of a beer, wine or cocktail
- Tuesday’s is Oyster night for $1.50 each
- Wednesday is Deviled Eggs Flight for $5
- Happy Hour from Monday – Saturday from 5pm to 7pm with 1/2 price drinks and 1/2 price appetizers
Monday-Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30am – 3:00pm
Chef Raymond “Nick” Cruz grew up watching and learning about fishing from Grandpa Cruz a few blocks away at Ballast Point Pier. Spending countless summer days fishing, cleaning, and cooking said “fish on the line,” would eventually turn into a personal passion to serve the best and freshest seafood in South Tampa.
Friday & Saturday TBA
Smuggler’s Restaurants in Punta Gorda, FL has combined its most popular restaurant concepts into a fun, exciting and adventurous food, beverage, retail and entertainment operation located in Tampa. Enjoy our quality food (especially seafood) at a reasonable price and you’ll see why our motto is “It’s not just a Restaurant, It’s an Adventure!”
Sunday-Thursday 11:00am – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm
(Located inside the Tampa Marriott Water Street)
A complete dining and entertainment experience where locals and visitors can gather and enjoy an exceptional range of local craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and Chef Sandoval’s innovative, “made from scratch” cuisine.
Creation of celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval
Daily 11:00am – 2:00am
(Located inside the Tampa Marriott Water Street)
Savor American favorites in our Tampa restaurant’s relaxed setting, perfect for indoor or outdoor dining on a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our waterfront restaurant is accessible from the Tampa Riverwalk and serves regional favorites with a house-smoked twist.
Breakfast 6:30am – 11:00am
Lunch 11:30am – 1:30pm
Dinner 5:00am – 10:00pm
Whether you’re in town for a convention, taking a jog along the Riverwalk, or simply looking for a place to kick back and watch the sunset, we’ve got you covered with a lively atmosphere and a menu packed with local favorites. Check HERE for LIVE Music schedule.
Sun-Thurs 11:00am – 12:00am, Fri & Sat 11:00am – 2:00am
Bayshore Blvd. (Pirate Ship)
We are a local, chef owned and operated restaurant and catering tradition since 1959. In that time, we have grown from a simple deli to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. This Tampa restaurant is most famous for our homemade soups, one of a kind deli sandwiches, unique entrées, and made from scratch desserts. Along with our chef-inspired food menu, we have a full bar stocked with your favorite craft beer, wine, and spirits.
Monday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday – Friday 8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sheraton / Hilton
Located in Downtown Tampa, Gen X Tavern was created for people who take their food and drink seriously, but not themselves. Decked out in the fads of yesteryear with a contemporary twist, we pay homage to a period of time – that if you were there – was both awesome and a beautiful disaster. Hello, 80’s and 90’s. Our jeans may be a little tighter and dance moves funkier, but at the end of the day we’ve all got something in common. Let the good times roll.
Monday-Thursday 11:00am – 12:00am
Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 1:00am
Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Inspired by global cuisine, worldwide tradition and local culture, Paired couples distinctive flavors to create unexpected taste sensations. We challenge our guests to break the rules and dine differently. Join us in the lounge for an innovative, exciting and entirely unique dining experience.
Monday-Friday 6:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 7:00am – 11:00pm
Nestled in the heart of South Tampa, Florida, two blocks from Bayshore, Cook’s Deli provides home-cooked British cuisine with elegance and simplicity. The owners, James and Sally, relocated to Tampa, FL from England in October 2009, and opened Cook’s Deli. James takes care of everything behind the scenes while Sally handles all things foodie. Her extensive culinary history, from cooking for British Royalty to running chalets in the Swiss and French Alps, leads to a diverse and dignified English menu.
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 2:00pm
Hattricks is not only the Best Sports Bar in Tampa but also a favorite restaurant among locals & tourists alike. Hattricks features traditional pub fare along with signature dishes you are sure to love. Hattricks is the #1 spot for all Tampa Lightning Pre-Game parties and special events taking place at Amalie Arena or the Tampa Convention Center. Happy Hour: Everyday 4:00pm to 8:00pm and 10:00pm till Close.
Daily Hours: 11:30am – 3:00am
Yeoman’s Cask & Lion is about more than a pint to drink and a bite to eat. We’re a place where people can relax, socialize, and have fun. Come to one of our events and you’ll see what we mean. In addition to pub and restaurant specials, we also host artists and musicians from the community to serenade your meal. Join us for Tampa Bay’s longest running open mic night every Tuesday starting at 9:30. Bands and musicians have their chance to shine in front of an eager audience.
Tuesday: 11:00am-2:00am (Open Mic 9-Close)
Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-1:00am
Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm (Brunch 11:00am-2:00pm)
Mise en Place is Tampa’s premier restaurant for Modern American cuisine, an exciting and dynamic fare whose flavors reflect the Chef’s insatiable love of food as well as our region and our global community on the West Coast of Florida. The passion of independent proprietors is reflected in the spirit of the staff and the quality of the level of personal care in the dining experience.
Lunch (Tuesday – Friday): 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner (Tuesday – Thursday): 5:30pm-10:00pm
Dinner (Friday – Saturday): 5:30pm-11:00pm
Bar (Tuesday – Saturday): 5:00pm-
Breakfast (Monday – Friday): 7:30am-10:30am
Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday): 9:00am-4:00pm
Lunch (Monday – Friday): 11:00am-3:00pm
Lite Fare (Monday – Friday): 3:00pm-5:00pm
Afternoon Tea (Friday – Sunday): 3:00pm-5:00pm
Straz Performing Arts Center
Osteria Italian Bar & Kitchen’s 4,700 square foot space with a 1,500 square foot outdoor patio embodies a hybrid of a rustic Italian market, a fine dining restaurant, and a refined, late-night bar. The chef-driven menu includes over a dozen fresh homemade pastas, slow-roasted meats, wild fish and seafood, a generous pizza selection, and a hearty wine and craft cocktail collection. In one, harmonizing space, Italian classics are both elevated and celebrated.
Creation of celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani
Monday-Friday 11:00am – 2:30pm & 5:00pm-12:00am
Saturday 10:00am – 2:30pm & 5:00pm-1:00am
Sunday 10:00am – 2:30pm & 5:00pm-12:00am
Mole Y Abuela is dedicated to providing the delectable Spanish-inspired dishes often associated with grandma’s house paired with a welcoming and energetic atmosphere. Using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, our recipes have been celebrated throughout generations. You are always met with warmth and appreciation, in a spirit of hospitality reminiscent of the most memorable family gatherings. We invite you to experience the joy and celebration of Mole Y Abuela.
Helmed by celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani
Monday – Thursday & Sunday 5:00pm – 12:00am
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 3:00am
A social drinkery serving up fresh handcrafted cocktails, a premium beer selection and vibrant live music to the Downtown Tampa scene. All paired with irresistible bar bites served up by the Carriage House patio kitchen. Everything you need to make your night one to remember.
Monday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 4:00pm – 1:00am
Thursday & Friday 4:00pm – 3:00am
Saturday 11:00am – 3:00am
Sunday 11:00am – 1:00am
(Located inside the Barrymore Hotel)
A “Mid-Century Modern” eatery and lounge featuring dishes made famous by some of the most historically iconic hotels and restaurants across America. Updated but timeless classics like Steak Diane, Lobster Newberg and Waldorf Salad headline the menu alongside a classic martini bar that showcases finely-crafted cocktails mixed with superior spirits. Contemporary nostalgia, but without the gelatin molds.
Enjoy American cuisine and bar favorites with a gourmet twist, made with local ingredients when possible. We are located directly across the street from the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, so stop in before a show for great local eats and great local craft beers. Find us inside the Barrymore Hotel, right along the scenic Tampa Riverwalk.
Breakfast 7:00am – 11:00am
Lunch & Dinner 11:00am – 11:00pm
Bar 11:00am – 12:00am
Rick’s on the River
Amazing Food, Amazing Atmosphere. Come check us out right on the Hillsborough River. We have LIVE Music and great food, three bars and an amazing Oyster Bar. The oysters are fresh daily and always satisfy! Ricks on the River is a Bar and Grille with a marina and wet slips as well.
Friday & Saturday 11:00am-3:00am