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Jan 29, 2014 12:03 PM

Dinner Tampa

Looking for a good restaurant near Marriott Tampa Waterside to take customers for dinner. Thanks.

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  1. Great choices in Channelside....enjoy!

    Thai Thani 88%
    $$ Channelside - Asian, Thai 615 Channelside Dr

    Precinct Pizza 86%
    $ Channelside - Burgers, Italian, Pizza 615 Channelside Dr

    Columbia Cafe 90%
    $$$ Channelside - Cuban, Spanish, Tapas 801 Old
    Water St. Ste 1905

    Tinatapa's 80%
    $$ Channelside - Cuban, Spanish, Tapas 615 Channelside Dr

    Splitsville Lanes 88%
    $$ Channelside - Burgers, Pizza, Sushi 615 Channelside Dr

    1. no no no. the recs Brawny has given really don't match up with your request. Malio's downtown would be a better bet, less touristy and more upscale, for professionals. Charlie's steakhouse? I'd consider bamboozled downtown (casual Vietnamese) over any of the recs given.

      1. Last time I was in the Tampa area I ate at Anise Global Gastrobar for lunch/brunch but I can see it being great for dinner as well. Great cocktails and food. I had the duck tacos which were amazing and my boyfriend and I shared an assortment of their buns.

        Looks like it's only a 3 min drive or 17 min walk from where your staying too.

        1. Along with Andy's suggestions, you might also consider

          the Columbia in Ybor City (Spanish/Cuban),

          Bernini in Ybor City (Italian)

          Bern's Steakhouse (world-class - just a short cab ride)

          or Mise en Place- longtime gourmet classic on Kennedy Boulevard, just a few blocks from the Marriott.

          No way would I take clients to any of that cut-and-pasted list in Channelside - Channelside is a dining and entertainment complex put there to entertain cruise passengers, not hosting a professional dinner.