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SW Tampa - where to take non-foodies

Susan H Dec 27, 2008 04:46 PM

So we have to meet with friends somewhere in SW Tampa (we're in St. Pete and they are in East Tampa), and they suggested Maggiano's or Outback! They don't like ethnic food, which means all of my favorite places are out of the question, and they would be freaked out by some of the places listed on this Board. So seafood or Italian would be ok (not steaks - we ate at Bern's last week). Any suggestions?

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    RibDog RE: Susan H Dec 27, 2008 06:46 PM

    How about Spartaco's on S. MacDill. Nice italian restaurant. But they don't reservations and it is small.

    Another place is Datz Deli on S. Macdill. Is supposed to open this coming weekend. As such I have not tried it yet. But their menu looks fantastic.


    1. sweet_polly RE: Susan H Dec 30, 2008 03:46 AM

      The Colonnade on Bayshore Blvd. isn't bad, and has nice views of Tampa Bay. My non-foodie in-laws love it, and my husband and I usually enjoy it as well. http://www.thenade.com/

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        sarge RE: Susan H Dec 30, 2008 01:15 PM

        Palm, Shula's, Ruths Chris, Charley's, Capital Grille, Flemings, and there's some seafood restaurant right by Maggiano's at Westshore mall

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          RibDog RE: sarge Dec 30, 2008 05:50 PM

          That might be Mitchell's Seafood that you are thinking of.


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