Comfort Suites Near Raymond James Stadium
5421 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33634
Phone: (813) 880-8938
Fax: (813) 880-8958
When you drive into the parking lot of this restaurant, you'll see clouds of smoke, with a decidedly fragrant aroma, billowing from a chimney. That's the smell of burning hickory logs, used here to create barbequed entrees that cook very slowly over the fragrant coals. A cozy spot, the restaurant offers barbequed beef, pork, sausage and chicken liberally spiced with homemade barbeque sauce. An array of typical barbeque-restaurant side dishes includes Corn on the Cob, Barbecue Sauce-flavored Baked Beans and Potato Salad, among others. A finale: Homemade Sweet Potato or Pecan Pie.
Juicy southern barbeque dripping with flavor and crispy fried sweet catfish are the main stars on the menu at Hank's Catfish & BBQ restaurant. Step up to the counter and place an order for a platter, basket, or sandwich made with savory pork, beef, chicken, or smoked sausage. For seafood, choose the succulent fresh-fried catfish basket or try the Swamp Basket that comes with clam strips and gator tail. Enjoy a steaming bowl of Brunswick stew and finish off the meal with rich bread pudding or pecan cobbler for a real sugar treat. Dine in, sit outside, or place an order at the drive-thru window. Bottled beer is available at Hank's. - Vickie Ferguson
At this restaurant, take-out customers buy ingredients separately and mix the broth, solids like chunks of chicken, thin rice noodles, jalapeño slices, lime wedges and fresh basil and a spicy hot sauce to produce their meal. Rice vermicelli salad, fried egg rolls, cold noodles dressed with fish sauce and grilled ground shrimp on sugar cane are other popular exotics to tempt the taste buds. Spring rolls spiced with mint and barbecued beef are among the livelier options served in this simple dining room. Beer and wine are served. Hop in Pho Quyen Vietnamese Restaurant for an Asian feast!
This charming restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine with dishes such as spicy poultry, seafood, beef, pork, and vegetarian dishes on the menu. A Khan-toke room is available and they are open nightly for dinner.
Since 1948, this popular restaurant with its casual yet elegant atmosphere has been serving fine food combined with excellent service to guarantee an outstanding dining event. Nestled in an out-of-the-way but convenient location, the restaurant is always busy, so allow plenty of time for dining. Grilled Chicken, Porterhouse Steak, Italian Pasta and Prime Rib are just a few of the selections on an extensive menu. Fresh seafood is also available, with grilled salmon a favorite on the list of melt-in-your-mouth entrees.
Casual, friendly, convenient location and plenty of parking make CJ's an ideal stop for lunch, dinner, or to pickup a slab of something good for your next picnic or party. The aroma emanating from inside the restaurant fills the air with smoky goodness. The menu has plenty of traditional favorites including pulled pork and beef sandwiches, BBQ chicken, full or half slabs of St. Louis style ribs, and juicy prime rib burgers. For a real treat, try tasty Mediterranean chicken, filet mignon, or grilled vegetable skewers along with tasty side such as crispy fried okra and chicken corn chowder. Top off the meal with an order of smoked house almonds. - Vickie Ferguson
Satisfy your taste buds for a luscious juicy burger stacked high with fresh fixings, cheese, and smoked bacon on a fresh bun at BurgerMonger. The casual atmosphere is the perfect place for families to enjoy a quality meal at reasonable prices. BurgerMonger uses the freshest, all natural Kobe beef for its dogs and burgers, and all natural chicken guaranteeing the finest flavor. Add an order of hand cut fresh fries with toppings and creamy, thick malt or shake with your favorite ice cream flavor. Kids have their own special menu. For adults, BurgerMonger has wine and beer available. - Vickie Ferguson
Winner of the Golden Spoon Award and listed in Florida Trend Magazine as a top 500 restaurant, Vizcaya has the cuisine, ambiance and atmosphere that supports their award winning status. Owner Chef Felix, has designed an inventive menu infused with fresh seafood and the blended spices of the Mediterranean with entrees such as Paella Campesina, and Spanish Merluza featuring stuffed lobster in a seafood tarragon sauce. For a lighter meal, an extensive tapas menu features hot and cold dishes of fresh vegetables, fish, chicken, shrimp, lamb and quail. Fruity Sangria along with wine by the glass or bottle accompany the meal. -Vickie Ferguson
This cozy restaurant, located in the Town and Country area, serves up authentic Peruvian cuisine at very reasonable prices. Using traditional recipes and ingredients and a variety of intriguing spices, the restaurant whips up entrees made with Peruvian flair. On the menu: Ceviche de Pescado, marinated raw fish; Anticuchos, marinated beef hearts; Lomo Saltado, beef loin with onions and tomatoes and Estofado de Pollo, a Peruvian style fricassee. A house specialty, Pollo a la Brasa, is chicken marinated in a mixture of Peruvian spices for 24 hours then cooked slowly for at least two hours over hot coals, an elaborate process that practically guarantees tender and subtly flavored meat. Before dinner Tamales stuffed with pork and a side order of cancha, which are toasted corn kernels, will tantalize your taste buds for the main meal.
Cozy, comfortable and friendly; that's the atmosphere at this small restaurant with a large menu. Make your selection from a wide variety of Spanish dishes cooked to perfection with just the right seasonings. From the succulent roasted chicken and savory roast pork to tender T-bone steak and fresh black beans and rice, the melt-in-your mouth goodness of their entrees is hard to beat. Casual dining is at its best here where you'll be made to feel like one of the family who's just come home for dinner.
Melt-in-your-mouth specialties including Manicotti, stuffed with four cheeses and baked with pomodoro sauce, classic Eggplant Parmesan loaded with mozzarella and Romano cheese or Linguine Pescatore with shrimp, mussels and scallops in marinara sauce; it's all delicious. If you prefer a homemade pizza, you can order up a pie loaded with fresh ingredients and tangy tomato sauce. Casual dining and friendly service are the byword here, combined with authentic family recipes. Additional locations are conveniently available at 700 North Dale Mabry Highway and 5515 East Fowler Ave.
At Rice Restaurant & Lounge, enjoy the best in authentic Korean and Japanese cuisine. Serving lunch and dinner, the savory traditional flavors include grilled, steamed, and stir-fried beef, pork, and chicken dishes, and sushi barbeque. Order the spicy house barbeque, dumplings, noodles, and assorted rice dishes. Bring your laptop and take advantage of free WiFi while dining. Stop by on Friday or Saturday for late night dining, your favorite cocktail from the full bar menu, and to listen to DJs pumping out music for dancing and karaoke until 3am. - Vickie Ferguson