November 01, 2019

25 essential Tampa Bay suburban restaurants you should've tried by now

Just because you're out in one of Tampa Bay's many thriving suburbs doesn't mean you need to resort to TGI Fridays. Here are a few solid local joints out in the 'burbs worth checking out.

Scroll down to view images
Shaker & Peel
3159 Curlew Rd, Oldsmar
Oldsmar's latest taco-centric spot is really pushing the limits of what traditionalists will accept between a folded tortilla. But the menu, is vast so are the drinks and brew selection. If tacos aren't your thing, they also have some solid noodle bowls too, because why not? 
Photo via Shaker & Peel/Facebook

Shaker & Peel

3159 Curlew Rd, Oldsmar
Oldsmar's latest taco-centric spot is really pushing the limits of what traditionalists will accept between a folded tortilla. But the menu, is vast so are the drinks and brew selection. If tacos aren't your thing, they also have some solid noodle bowls too, because why not?

Photo via Shaker & Peel/Facebook
Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen
1721 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL
As soon you walk into Tibby’s you’ll notice the extravagant decor, all New Orleans-themed, and the food is the same way, with specialties like a fried crawfish po’ boy that is worth a try. 
Photo via Tibby’s/Facebook

Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen

1721 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL
As soon you walk into Tibby’s you’ll notice the extravagant decor, all New Orleans-themed, and the food is the same way, with specialties like a fried crawfish po’ boy that is worth a try.

Photo via Tibby’s/Facebook
Enrich Bistro
5629 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL
Featuring an interesting menu with items such as goat cheese bruschetta, “THE” calamari salad (I guess it’s like “THE Ohio State University?”), and lamb meatballs, Enrich Bistro might not be a place to take the kiddos. Although they do have basic foods too, such as a burger and “Bradenton’s Best Cuban.”
Photo via Enrich Bistro/Facebook

Enrich Bistro

5629 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL
Featuring an interesting menu with items such as goat cheese bruschetta, “THE” calamari salad (I guess it’s like “THE Ohio State University?”), and lamb meatballs, Enrich Bistro might not be a place to take the kiddos. Although they do have basic foods too, such as a burger and “Bradenton’s Best Cuban.”

Photo via Enrich Bistro/Facebook
Saigon Deli
3858 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL
A counter-serve deli featuring Vietnamese favorites, including a seafood pho with squid in it, Saigon also has Vietnamese iced coffee. In case you’ve grown tired of the Dunkin down the street. 
Photo via Saigon Deli/Facebook

Saigon Deli

3858 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL
A counter-serve deli featuring Vietnamese favorites, including a seafood pho with squid in it, Saigon also has Vietnamese iced coffee. In case you’ve grown tired of the Dunkin down the street.

Photo via Saigon Deli/Facebook
Ukulele Brands
4805 Land O' Lakes Blvd, Land O Lakes, FL
If you’re up in the Land O’ Lakes area and wanting to grab some gator bites, Ukulele Brands has em’. Their menu features seafood, burgers, and fried frog tails if you’re feeling adventurous. Plus they have crawfish boils when the season is right. 
Photo via Ukulele Brands/Facebook

Ukulele Brands

4805 Land O' Lakes Blvd, Land O Lakes, FL
If you’re up in the Land O’ Lakes area and wanting to grab some gator bites, Ukulele Brands has em’. Their menu features seafood, burgers, and fried frog tails if you’re feeling adventurous. Plus they have crawfish boils when the season is right.

Photo via Ukulele Brands/Facebook

Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future.