September 25, 2019

Tampa Bay's best restaurants of 2019, as chosen by our readers

The results are in for Creative Loafing's 2019 Best of The Bay reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back. Here you'll find Tampa Bay's best restaurants, coffee shops, food trucks, sushi spots and more, all determined by you and your neighbors. If you don't see your personal favorites here, maybe this will lead you to a few new places to try! Read the full 2019 Best of The Bay issue here. 

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Best Tacos
Winner: Casita Taqueria, casitatacos.com
Second Place: Lolis Mexican Cravings, lolismexicancravings.com
Runner Up: bartaco, bartaco.com
Photo via casitatacos.com

Best Tacos

Winner: Casita Taqueria, casitatacos.com
Second Place: Lolis Mexican Cravings, lolismexicancravings.com
Runner Up: bartaco, bartaco.com

Photo via casitatacos.com
Best Grouper Sandwich
Winner: Big Ray’s Fish Camp, bigraysfishcamp.com
Second Place: Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, frenchysonline.com/frenchysrockaway
Runner Up: Dockside Dave’s, docksidedavesgrill.com
Photo via Big Ray’s Fish Camp/Facebook

Best Grouper Sandwich

Winner: Big Ray’s Fish Camp, bigraysfishcamp.com
Second Place: Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, frenchysonline.com/frenchysrockaway
Runner Up: Dockside Dave’s, docksidedavesgrill.com

Photo via Big Ray’s Fish Camp/Facebook
Best Food Truck/Vendor
Winner: Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese, csgrilledcheese.com 
Second Place (Tie): BarbieCue, barbiecue.com
Second Place (Tie): Funnel Vision, funnelvisionfoodtruck.com
Photo via Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese/Facebook

Best Food Truck/Vendor

Winner: Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese, csgrilledcheese.com
Second Place (Tie): BarbieCue, barbiecue.com
Second Place (Tie): Funnel Vision, funnelvisionfoodtruck.com

Photo via Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese/Facebook

Best Local Cookies

Winner: Bake’n Babes, bakenbabes.com
Second Place: Bella’s Bakes Cakes and Bagels, bellasbakescakesandbagels.com
Runner Up: Katie’s Fine Cookies, katiesfinecookies.com

Photo via bakenbabes.com
Best Local Craft Beer Event
Winner: 97x Beer Festival at the Mahaffey, events.97xonline.com/97xcraftbeerexperience
Second Place (Tie): Beer & Burger Throwdown, facebook.com/BeerandBurgerThrowDown
Second Place (Tie): Tampa Bay Beer Week, tampabaybeerweek.com
Photo by Chris Fasick

Best Local Craft Beer Event

Winner: 97x Beer Festival at the Mahaffey, events.97xonline.com/97xcraftbeerexperience
Second Place (Tie): Beer & Burger Throwdown, facebook.com/BeerandBurgerThrowDown
Second Place (Tie): Tampa Bay Beer Week, tampabaybeerweek.com

Photo by Chris Fasick

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