September 30, 2021

The best Tampa Bay restaurants and bars of 2021, according to our readers

Thousands of votes later, the results are finally in for Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's 2021 Best of The Bay reader's poll.

Here you'll find the area's best restaurants, coffee shops, bars, food trucks, chefs 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!

See all the winners from Best of the Bay 2021

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Best Burgers
Winner: Nebraska Mini-Mart
Runners-Up: Gigglewaters, American Social

Best Burgers

Winner: Nebraska Mini-Mart
Runners-Up: Gigglewaters, American Social
Best Ramen
Winner: Buya Ramen
Runners-Up: Ichicoro Ramen, Fusion Street Eatery

Best Ramen

Winner: Buya Ramen
Runners-Up: Ichicoro Ramen, Fusion Street Eatery
Best Fried Chicken
Winner: King of the Coop
Runners-Up: Gangchu Chicken & Beer, Nash's Hot Chicken

Best Fried Chicken

Winner: King of the Coop
Runners-Up: Gangchu Chicken & Beer, Nash's Hot Chicken
Best Indian Restaurant
Winner: Flames Indian Cuisine
Runners-Up: Rasoi Indian Cuisine, Curry Leaves

Best Indian Restaurant

Winner: Flames Indian Cuisine
Runners-Up: Rasoi Indian Cuisine, Curry Leaves
Best Brunch
Winner: Oxford Exchange
Runners-Up: Noble Crust, Clear Sky

Best Brunch

Winner: Oxford Exchange
Runners-Up: Noble Crust, Clear Sky

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