15 Seafood Restaurants In Tampa, Florida - Updated 2021

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Tampa is a coastal town in Florida, located by a bay. It is a business hub that also sees visitors coming down to enjoy the pristine beaches and warm summers. The city was initially developed by the Cubans and Spanish and visitors can experience its diverse culture and the strong Latin influence, that is seen in the cuisine and lifestyle. A visit to Tampa is not complete without making a stop at one of the many restaurants serving fresh seafood with fresh produce caught in the nearby shores. Make sure to visit the best seafood restaurants in Tampa, Florida, to experience the best of local cuisine.

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1. Oystercatchers

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


If you are looking for the best seafood in Tampa, look no farther than Oystercatchers located at Grand Hyatt Hotel. Having been around for 35 years, Oystercatchers is well-loved by locals. It was even voted the Best Brunch, Best Seafood, and Best Hotel Restaurant in Tampa Bay! However, you will not be disappointed any day of the week as their seafood menu is locally sourced, making it one of the best in the area, and they always have the freshest catch available. You won’t go wrong ordering their pecan wood-grilled grouper or the lobster mac and cheese. Make sure to add Oystercatchers to your list of must-visit seafood restaurants in Tampa and remember to put in your reservation in advance!

Oystercatchers

Address: 2900 Bayport DR Tampa FL 33607

Website: Oystercatchers

Opening hours: Sun: 10:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9pm; Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 9pm

2. Jackson's Bistro and Sushi

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If you love sushi, look no farther than Jackson’s Bistro and Sushi. This restaurant is acclaimed for its seafood, happy hour, and outdoor dining so if you are looking for a place to eat in Tampa, Jackson’s Bistro and Sushi won’t let you down! Located in the heart of downtown Tampa and right along the water, Jackson’s Bistro and Sushi doesn’t just offer some of the best food but also provides some of the best views and is close access to many of the cities attractions. It also offers a wide selection of fresh seafood, sushi, and other turf options. You must add Jackson’s Bistro and Sushi to your list of seafood restaurants to dine at in Tampa!

Jackson's Bistro and Sushi

Address: 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Jackson’s Bistro and Sushi

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 10:30am - 10pm

3. Tasty Cajun

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Posted by Tasty Cajun on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

If you are a lover of Cajun-style seafood, look no further than Tasty Cajun. This delicious restaurant offers some of the best fried seafood in the city that are sure to please your taste buds. Whether you are looking for a po'boy sandwich, crawfish, mussels, or shrimp, Tasty Cajun is the place to go in Tampa for Cajun-style cooking.

Tasty Cajun

Address: 1000 W. Waters Ave, Unit 6, Tampa, FL 33604, United States

Website: Tasty Cajun

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 4:30pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

4. Lobster Haven

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Build a bucket!

Posted by Lobster Haven on Friday, October 4, 2019

Fresh lobsters are always a delight. At Lobster Haven, that is exactly what you will get! A restaurant in Tampa that specializes in lobster dishes as well as all the other types of seafood you could desire, Lobster Haven is a restaurant that will not disappoint! Make sure to try their Gold Bucket that comes with Maine lobster, clams and mussels, shrimp, Louisiana-style crawfish, snow crab, red potatoes, and corn.

Lobster Haven

Address: 12807 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33635

Website: Lobster Haven

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11am - 7:30pm (closed on Tue)

5. Hot N Crazy Crab

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Fridays are always better with Hot N Crazy Crab! . Website: https://www.hotncrazycrab.com/ . . #HotNCrazyCrab #Seafood #FLEats #GoodEats

Posted by Hot N Crazy Crab on Friday, February 26, 2021

If you are willing to drive a little further outside of Tampa, Hot N Crazy Crab in Brandon, FL, is the place to do! This restaurant serves some of the best and freshest seafood in Brandon and is sure to make you want to come back for more. Make sure to add this delicious seafood restaurant to your must-eat locations near Tampa.

Hot N Crazy Crab

Address: 133 E Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511, United States

Website: Hot N Crazy Crab

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

6. Shells Seafood Restaurant - South Tampa

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Shells Seafood Restaurant - South Tampa is a casual family-owned restaurant that serves some of the best shellfish in town. The restaurant dates back to 1985 and owes its success to serving tasty meals made with high-quality ingredients. Sit back and relax with a couple of friends and sample the many delicious meals that the restaurant has to offer - you will certainly be coming back for more.

Shells Seafood Restaurant

Address: 202 S Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa Fl 33609

Website: Shells Seafood Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm, Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

7. Blue Sea Seafood Market & Restaurant

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It doesn’t get fresher than this. At Blue Sea, visitors have the pleasure of selecting their ingredients and getting it cooked to order. The restaurant is the epitome of fresh food straight from the ocean and right to your plate. There is a wide selection of seafood that is offered to you at a great price. If you would like to prepare your own meals at home then you can choose your fish and have the fishmonger clean it for you before taking it home.

Blue Sea Seafood Market & Restaurant

Address: 7110 N. Nebraska Avenue Tampa, FL 33604

Website: Blue Sea Seafood Market & Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 8pm; (closed on Sunday)

8. Skipper's Smokehouse

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This cool and vibrant spot serves a fusion of Caribbean, Florida and Louisiana flavors. At this award-winning restaurant, you can expect to find exotic meals such as amberjack, shark, basa, salmon, swordfish, tuna or wahoo. The decor represents the Key-West island style and at the Oyster bar, you can expect to find weathered posters tinted by neon lights.

Skipper's Smokehouse

Address: 910 Skipper Rd. Tampa, Florida 33613

Website: Skipper’s Smokehouse

Opening hours: Tue: 11am - 11pm; Wed - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 1pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

9. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

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Calamari, the spice of life.

Posted by Eddie V's Prime Seafood on Thursday, November 2, 2017

A sophisticated restaurant that serves quality cuts and the finest cuisine. Come through for a full curated meal starting off with gulf oysters on the half shell and an all-lump crab cake followed by a main of seared Hawaiian Mahi-Mahi, sautéed lemon sole with lump crab and ending your fine-dining meal with something sweet from the wide selection of desserts.

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Address: 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

Website: Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 12am; Sun: 4pm - 10pm

10. Big Ray's Fish Camp

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It’s a sunny day in Tampa today! Come get your favorite seafood eats, like our U-Peel ‘Em shrimp basket! 🦐

Posted by Big Ray's Fish Camp on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Big Ray’s specializes in preparing delicious deep-fried Tampa delicacies. The tiny fish restaurant in Tampa has a very laid-back atmosphere and focuses more on providing tasty food to go. There are only four tables inside and some outdoor seating. On your next visit there why not sample the fried shrimp basket or the mouth-watering deviled crab appetizer.

Big Ray's Fish Camp

Address: 6116 Interbay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611, USA

Website: Big Ray’s Fish Camp

Opening hours: Tue: 11am - 4pm; Wed - Thu: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm (closed on Mon)

11. Krispy Krab 2

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Two snow crab clusters with sausages, corn and potatoes

Posted by Krispy Krab 2 on Friday, May 2, 2014

Krispy Krab 2 is a family restaurant offering a great atmosphere with comforting and delicious seafood. The extensive menu ranges from fresh snow blue crabs made to perfection to crispy deep-fried shrimp covered in their special batter. The staff members are very friendly and you will feel right at home when dining here.

Krispy Krab 2

Address: 7107 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604, USA

Website: Krispy Krab 2

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

12. Mitchell's Fish Market

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Shucking up your evening half a dozen oysters at a time.

Posted by Mitchell's Fish Market on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Looking for good seafood in Tampa? This restaurant will have all seafood lovers checking all the boxes as they serve the freshest and finest seafood from the world’s great fisheries. The menu is updated daily to feature the catch of the day and there is a variety of seafood options grilled or broiled, blackened, cooked Shang Hai style, or prepared to your taste.

Mitchell's Fish Market

Address: 204 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609, USA

Website: Mitchell’s Fish Market

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

13. Charley's Steak House

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An upscale restaurant that offers delectable classic steak and seafood dishes. Their main focus is to give guests the most unique dining experience. The food is cooked over wood on custom-built pits giving the dishes a unique oak flavor. The award-winning wine list at Charley’s Steak House boasts several hundred selections hand picked by their sommelier as well as curated cocktails.

Charley's Steak House

Address: 4444 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

Website: Charley’s Steak House

Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm

14. Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill

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Miguel’s Mexican Seafood and Grill features rich authentic Mexican flavors. The fashionable eatery sees a cosmopolitan crowd looking to try out some of their innovative dishes and upmarket margaritas. Food is freshly seasoned and cooked to perfection, from bacon-wrapped shrimp to traditional fajitas.

Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill

Address: 3035 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, USA

Website: Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

15. Rusty Pelican Tampa Restaurant

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A sophisticated culinary hideaway set steps away from the oceanfront and offering diners the most spectacular sea views. This restaurant is popular for serving fresh local seafood with a Caribbean twist. The dedicated team at the Rusty Pelican will ensure that your experience is unforgettable at the Rusty Pelican. Try the soy glazed salmon as the main, washing it down with a lemon and basil gin and tonic.

Rusty Pelican Tampa Restaurant

Address: 2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

Website: Rusty Pelican Tampa Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 3pm, 4:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 10pm

Visit one of these restaurants serving delicious seafood

Seafood platter
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Nothing beats the taste of refreshing seafood to fill up your tummy on a hot summer day. Why not try out one of these top seafood eateries next time you visit the sunshine state. Each restaurant has its own unique way of showcasing dishes like shrimp, crab, lobster etc and the fresh catch of the day.

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