Tampa Bay's best places to eat, according to Yelp's 'Top 100 Florida Restaurants' of 2022

Yelp released its "Top 100 Florida Restaurants 2022" list and a handful of Tampa Bay food spots made the final cut, including highly-ranked The Mediterranean Chickpea in Tampa and St. Pete's Mio's Grill & Cafe.

Just like the melting pot that Tampa Bay is, the food options on this list range from Chicago-style beef sandwiches to vegan paninis to German Jägerschnitzel.

Here are the 20 local restaurants that made the list. Read the full ranking here
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The Mediterranean Chickpea
3217 S MacDill Ave. Suite C, Tampa, 813-515-7981
”Authentic and delicious Syrian food. One of the only authentic places in Tampa Bay to order hummus and falafel. Food is vegetarian/ vegan. Everything is fresh and delicious. You can sit down or order to go. They have a choice of daily soup or two. Original hummus, jalapeño hummus, red pepper or beet hummus. Majadera, Bert salad, fatoush, chickpeas salad and more.” - Anat S.
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The Mediterranean Chickpea

3217 S MacDill Ave. Suite C, Tampa, 813-515-7981
”Authentic and delicious Syrian food. One of the only authentic places in Tampa Bay to order hummus and falafel. Food is vegetarian/ vegan. Everything is fresh and delicious. You can sit down or order to go. They have a choice of daily soup or two. Original hummus, jalapeño hummus, red pepper or beet hummus. Majadera, Bert salad, fatoush, chickpeas salad and more.” - Anat S.
Photo via Mouna’s Delicacies - The Mediterranean Chickpea/Facebook
German Knodle
951 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-631-2106
”First things first: these are the best fries I've had in St. Pete! My kasewurst (cheese sausage) was delicious and cooked to perfection, and so was my husband's currywurst. I really enjoyed the sauerkraut too; it was flavorful and spiced well but mild at the same time. I had a very nice glass of riesling, and he had a draft beer that tasted great and was served in a generous half liter stein.” - Samantha E.
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German Knodle

951 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-631-2106
”First things first: these are the best fries I've had in St. Pete! My kasewurst (cheese sausage) was delicious and cooked to perfection, and so was my husband's currywurst. I really enjoyed the sauerkraut too; it was flavorful and spiced well but mild at the same time. I had a very nice glass of riesling, and he had a draft beer that tasted great and was served in a generous half liter stein.” - Samantha E.
Photo via German Knodle/Facebook
Mio’s Grill & Cafe
119 2nd St. N, St. Petersburg, 727-498-8627
”We've been looking for a Turkish restaurant and wow! We found this nice establishment on Central which serves a limited but delicious menu of either Turkish or Greek fare. Cozy establishment with 4-5 booths, a few tables as well as outside seating. I chose the Mio's Yogurt Kebap which is thinly sliced beef and lamb mix gyro cooked with our flavorful special sauce served on rice pilav bedding and yogurt on the top. So yummy.” - Kathleen L.
Photo via Mio’s Grill & Cafe/Facebook

Mio’s Grill & Cafe

119 2nd St. N, St. Petersburg, 727-498-8627
”We've been looking for a Turkish restaurant and wow! We found this nice establishment on Central which serves a limited but delicious menu of either Turkish or Greek fare. Cozy establishment with 4-5 booths, a few tables as well as outside seating. I chose the Mio's Yogurt Kebap which is thinly sliced beef and lamb mix gyro cooked with our flavorful special sauce served on rice pilav bedding and yogurt on the top. So yummy.” - Kathleen L.
Photo via Mio’s Grill & Cafe/Facebook
Cafe Soleil
4695 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-800-2970
”Incredible fresh baked croissants, quiches, and other sweet baked delicacies plus incredible coffee drinks or tea!! You can sit indoors or outdoors and enjoy this lovely little bakery! Perfect on a Sunday morning!!!” - Suzanne H.
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Cafe Soleil

4695 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-800-2970
”Incredible fresh baked croissants, quiches, and other sweet baked delicacies plus incredible coffee drinks or tea!! You can sit indoors or outdoors and enjoy this lovely little bakery! Perfect on a Sunday morning!!!” - Suzanne H.
Photo via Café Soleil/Google
Pure Kitchen Organic Vegan
3214 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813-484-0558
”Love, love, love this organic vegan restaurant! Everything is fresh, creative, healthy, pure, and delicious. They have a constant menu and a menu which changes daily. Lots of salads, soups, hearty plant based entrees and baked items. Staff is amazingly friendly and very knowledgeable about what they offer. Even your non vegan friends will be happy they came here.” - Susan T.
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Pure Kitchen Organic Vegan

3214 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813-484-0558
”Love, love, love this organic vegan restaurant! Everything is fresh, creative, healthy, pure, and delicious. They have a constant menu and a menu which changes daily. Lots of salads, soups, hearty plant based entrees and baked items. Staff is amazingly friendly and very knowledgeable about what they offer. Even your non vegan friends will be happy they came here.” - Susan T.
Photo via Pure Kitchen/Facebook

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