Tampa’s Five Best Water-View Dining Experiences

Tampa has been lauded as one of the nation’s best kept culinary secrets, and with good reason. The downtown district is growing rapidly, which means a steady stream of new restaurant concepts has hit the scene in the last few years. But what makes dining out in Tampa truly special is the waterfront views afforded by some of the city’s best restaurants, just minutes away from your new address...

Here’s a line-up of the best places to dine with an incredible view overlooking the water:

1. Armani’s
This fine dining establishment exudes luxury and elegance. Fourteen stories high with floor-to-ceiling windows, Armani’s offers its guests an unparalleled water-view experience as a perfect complement to its incredible Italian dining.

2. University Club
Diners can indulge at University Club high atop One Tampa City Center, where an impeccable menu is elevated by a jaw-dropping view of the downtown skyline and Tampa Bay. Guests will enjoy seeing the city sparkling below as they treat themselves to perfectly curated chef creations.

3. Jackson’s Bistro
A Tampa favorite, Jackson’s serves everything from freshly rolled sushi rolls and seafood to steaks and chops. Ask for an outdoor cabana and enjoy a meal served with a waterfront view of downtown Tampa from the bistro’s Harbor Island vantage point.

4. Columbia Café (Riverwalk)
Celebrating more than a century of Spanish cuisine, Florida’s oldest restaurant happens to be situated on the illustrious Tampa Riverwalk at the Tampa Bay History Center. Dine on the outdoor patio for a fantastic waterfront view in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

5. Ūlëlē
Perched on a perfectly manicured stretch of waterfront green and garden space, Ūlëlē offers guests a unique selection of Floridian-inspired Native American cuisine. Dine on locally sourced fare and thoughtfully crafted cocktails while relaxing in the eclectic outdoor seating area.
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