The 25 most-anticipated new restaurants coming soon to Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay's massive amounts of growth and development in the last year does not only mean shiny new buildings and clogged highways — it also means new food.

With an apparent outburst of breweries popping up in Seminole Heights, a Bay-Area-turned-chicken-tender-heaven and much more, here are some of the more exciting new eats coming to the greater Tampa in the coming months. 
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Blackbrick  
4812 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa
With ample success at its Miami location, modern chinese-fusion restaurant, Blackbrick, plans to open a Tampa location this August. Featuring more traditional dim sum like dumplings as well as modern dishes like pork and grits, Blackbrick's chef Richard Hale has received perhaps the most important accolade of them all: the Guy Fieri seal of approval.
Photo via Photo via Blackbrick Chinese/Facebook

Blackbrick

4812 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa
With ample success at its Miami location, modern chinese-fusion restaurant, Blackbrick, plans to open a Tampa location this August. Featuring more traditional dim sum like dumplings as well as modern dishes like pork and grits, Blackbrick's chef Richard Hale has received perhaps the most important accolade of them all: the Guy Fieri seal of approval.
Photo via Photo via Blackbrick Chinese/Facebook
Dave’s Hot Chicken  
Multiple locations
It’s no secret that the Tampa Bay Area is becoming a haven for chicken lovers, and L.A.-based Dave’s Hot Chicken is coming to hop in on the action. Signing a deal to open eight locations in the greater Tampa area in the coming years, the chicken spot carries something for all eaters with spice levels ranging from “no spice” to “the reaper”.
Photo via Photo via Dave's Hot Chicken/Website

Dave’s Hot Chicken

Multiple locations
It’s no secret that the Tampa Bay Area is becoming a haven for chicken lovers, and L.A.-based Dave’s Hot Chicken is coming to hop in on the action. Signing a deal to open eight locations in the greater Tampa area in the coming years, the chicken spot carries something for all eaters with spice levels ranging from “no spice” to “the reaper”.
Photo via Photo via Dave's Hot Chicken/Website
Crisp & Green  
Multiple locations
To accommodate its growing population of young urban professionals, Tampa Bay is a prime location for this fast-casual spot. This health-forward Minnesota-based chain is all about bowls. From salads to acai, Crisp & Green has something for everyone. According to their website, there are three locations expected to open up in the Tampa Bay Area.
Photo via Crisp & Green/Facebook

Crisp & Green

Multiple locations
To accommodate its growing population of young urban professionals, Tampa Bay is a prime location for this fast-casual spot. This health-forward Minnesota-based chain is all about bowls. From salads to acai, Crisp & Green has something for everyone. According to their website, there are three locations expected to open up in the Tampa Bay Area.
Photo via Crisp & Green/Facebook
Boulon Brasserie  
1001 Water St., Tampa
Want French food without the flight? Look no further than Boulon Brasserie. This French bistro-style restaurant boasts an upscale experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a bar, cafe and dining space brought to you by Next Level Brands, the minds behind Hyde Park’s Forbici.
Photo via @wulfavenbrewing/Instagram

Boulon Brasserie

1001 Water St., Tampa
Want French food without the flight? Look no further than Boulon Brasserie. This French bistro-style restaurant boasts an upscale experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a bar, cafe and dining space brought to you by Next Level Brands, the minds behind Hyde Park’s Forbici.
Photo via @wulfavenbrewing/Instagram
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille  
8790 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg
A St. Pete Pier favorite, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille will open its fourth location this summer in St. Pete's Jungle Terrace neighborhood near Seminole. The Florida-based chain offers Caribbean-inspired dishes, a wide assortment of cocktails and a view of Boca Ciega Bay.
Photo via Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille/Facebook

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

8790 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg
A St. Pete Pier favorite, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille will open its fourth location this summer in St. Pete's Jungle Terrace neighborhood near Seminole. The Florida-based chain offers Caribbean-inspired dishes, a wide assortment of cocktails and a view of Boca Ciega Bay.
Photo via Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille/Facebook

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