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Aug 22, 2002 10:44 AM

Favorite restaurants in the Tampa Bay area...

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I'm putting together an opinion/forum/poll website for the Tampa Bay area, and I'm looking for suggestions for favorites in the restaurants poll. I have four categories: Family Friendly, Ethnic, Bar & Grill, and Steak & Seafood. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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  1. Ted Peter's- best smoked fish, cheeseburgers, German potato salad and rootbeer in the world!

    William's subs- these things are so good that when we are visiting our families in St. Pete, we bring their sandwiches back to Gainesville.

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      Lisa In Tampa

      Steak & Seafood: Eric's New World Bistro in Palm Harbor
      Bar & Grill: Varsity Club in Clearwater, Jack Willie's in Oldsmar

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      1. re: Lisa In Tampa

        Is Eric's New World Bistro still open? I thought he changed it to an Irish sports bar theme a couple years ago.

      2. Here are a few favorites:

        Laughing Cat - Ybor- Italian
        Cafe Paradiso - So. Macdill - Italian
        Byblos Macdill & Bay to bay - mediterranean
        China Yuan - Seafood - this place is awesome! waters & sligh
        Buddist temple Sunday mornings from 10-2 on Palm River Road - not a restaurant but a great food fair every week - best Thai in the area - can be crazy busy!!

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        1. re: kvg74

          On China Yuan, I think you mean on Armenia just north of Waters.


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          1. China Yuan (on Armenia just north of Waters) is one of the best in the area. Also, there is a Dim Sum place called Ho Ho Choy on Fletcher Ave that is also good. My family and I also like the Golden Phoenix on Dale Mabry (Chinese/Vietnamese).