April 01, 2022

20 essential restaurants in Wesley Chapel you should've tried by now

Pasco County is blowin' up.

The area has experienced an insane amount of growth over the last decade, with a 21% spike in population and 31% increase in new businesses, says the Tampa Bay Business Journal

And, at the center of it all is Wesley Chapel, Tampa's most popular northern suburb.

So, it's not hard to see why so many restaurants are choosing to migrate to this area. Over the last couple years Wesley Chapel's dining scene has started to grow into its own. Sure, WC has always had a few favored spots (and plenty of chains), but recently it's also landed some impressive celebrity-backed restos, a few iconic Tampa favorites, and more.

What follows is a few of the essential eateries in WC (including some good chains), that we think you ought to know. 
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Omnivorous
5956 Wesley Grove Blvd #102, Wesley Chapel, 813-997-9616
As the name suggests, the menu has something for everyone. Serving up platters of meat-centric entrees like Smashburgers and the “Obligatory Yardbird”—a chicken sandwich on ciabatta. Of course, there are plenty of vegan options available, too.
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Omnivorous

5956 Wesley Grove Blvd #102, Wesley Chapel, 813-997-9616
As the name suggests, the menu has something for everyone. Serving up platters of meat-centric entrees like Smashburgers and the “Obligatory Yardbird”—a chicken sandwich on ciabatta. Of course, there are plenty of vegan options available, too.
Photo via Google Maps
The Fryroom
5817 Goldview Pkwy #107, Wesley Chapel, 813-501-8405
The moniker does not lie; you can pick up most fried foods that come to mind at this establishment. Those with a sweet tooth will also find something to satisfy their cravings, as the fried haven is often praised for the apple cider donut. 
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The Fryroom

5817 Goldview Pkwy #107, Wesley Chapel, 813-501-8405
The moniker does not lie; you can pick up most fried foods that come to mind at this establishment. Those with a sweet tooth will also find something to satisfy their cravings, as the fried haven is often praised for the apple cider donut.
Photo via The Fryroom/Facebook
Pasta di Guy
4839 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Wesley Chapel. 813-994-1294
Pasta di Guy started out at as a popular Tampa Bay food truck, and now you can grab its build-your-own pasta bowls at the WC brick-and-mortar spot. Salads, dessert and pizzas are also on the menu, and there's also plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. 
Photo via Google Maps

Pasta di Guy

4839 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Wesley Chapel. 813-994-1294
Pasta di Guy started out at as a popular Tampa Bay food truck, and now you can grab its build-your-own pasta bowls at the WC brick-and-mortar spot. Salads, dessert and pizzas are also on the menu, and there's also plenty of vegan and gluten-free options.
Photo via Google Maps
The Bacon Boss
5888 Grand Oro Lane no. 112, Wesley Chapel, 813-922-9290
Chow down on mobster-labeled entrees like Fat Tony tater tots and McCullough mac and cheese at the bacon-centric eatery.
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The Bacon Boss

5888 Grand Oro Lane no. 112, Wesley Chapel, 813-922-9290
Chow down on mobster-labeled entrees like Fat Tony tater tots and McCullough mac and cheese at the bacon-centric eatery.
Photo via The Bacon Boss/Facebook
King of the Coop
27835 Wesley Chapel Blvd Unit 102, Wesley Chapel, 813-388-2684
It's hot chicken pandemonium, and this regal spot has cemented its name in the Tampa area firmly enough to open this second location where Cooking Channel's "Food Paradise" made a stop. The offerings are served seasoned to your spice level with a side of house-made pickles to dial down the heat.
Photo via King of the Coop/Facebook

King of the Coop

27835 Wesley Chapel Blvd Unit 102, Wesley Chapel, 813-388-2684
It's hot chicken pandemonium, and this regal spot has cemented its name in the Tampa area firmly enough to open this second location where Cooking Channel's "Food Paradise" made a stop. The offerings are served seasoned to your spice level with a side of house-made pickles to dial down the heat.
Photo via King of the Coop/Facebook

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