After 20 years of business, Roy's restaurant will close their Tampa location this Sunday

You have to go to Orlando, Bonita Springs and Jacksonville Beach to get your fix.

click to enlarge After 20 years of business, Roy's restaurant will close their Tampa location this Sunday

Damn, another Tampa Bay restaurant staple is closing its doors this weekend.

The last day of service at Roy's, which has been around since 1999, is on Sunday, February 16. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay confirmed the closing date after calling the fine dining chain's soon-to-be-shuttered Westshore location—located at 4342 W Boy Scout Blvd. across from Tampa's International Mall—on Friday.

That leaves Tampa Bay without a Roy's anywhere in sight after a Naples location closed in 2017. There are Roy's locations, however, in Orlando, Bonita Springs and Jacksonville Beach.

Roy's is known for its upscale cuisine with a heavy emphasis on seafood dishes. The lineup of appetizers includes calamari fries, ricotta fried gnocchi and pecan group cheek meuniére. The concept also has a hefty amount of signature sushi rolls, as well as fish entrees, poultry and meat options for land lovers. Not to mention the slew of wine, and spirit options for diners to pair with their meals at their leisure. 

Although we say goodbye to Roy's, other Westshore joints like Cooper's Hawk Winery, Kona Grill, Fleming's and Eddie V's are ready to step up for locals to get their upscale eats fix. 

What's next for the space? More details to come after Roy's closes up shop.

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