September 26, 2018

The best Tampa Bay restaurants of 2018, as chosen by our readers

CL's annual Best of the Bay is finally here for 2018, and it's a big one. To celebrate, peruse this assortment of photos of winners in the Readers' Poll Food and Drink category! And you can see all the BOTB 2018 winners here.

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Best Barbecue Restaurant
4 Rivers Smokehouse
RUNNERS-UP: Holy Hog Barbecue, Urban Brew and BBQ
Photo courtesy of 4 Rivers Smokehouse

Best Barbecue Restaurant


4 Rivers Smokehouse
RUNNERS-UP: Holy Hog Barbecue, Urban Brew and BBQ
Photo courtesy of 4 Rivers Smokehouse
Best Burgers
Engine No. 9
RUNNERS-UP: The Stone Soup Company, El Cap
Photo by Shanna Gillette

Best Burgers


Engine No. 9
RUNNERS-UP: The Stone Soup Company, El Cap
Photo by Shanna Gillette
Best Banh Mi
Saigon Deli
RUNNERS-UP: La V, Mazzaro’s Italian Market
Photo by Julio Ramos

Best Banh Mi


Saigon Deli
RUNNERS-UP: La V, Mazzaro’s Italian Market
Photo by Julio Ramos
Best Breakfast
First Watch
RUNNERS-UP: Trip’s Diner, Lenny’s Restaurant
Photo courtesy of First Watch

Best Breakfast


First Watch
RUNNERS-UP: Trip’s Diner, Lenny’s Restaurant
Photo courtesy of First Watch
Best Cheese Course
Annata
RUNNERS-UP: Bern’s Steak House, Cheese Please and Clooney’s Wine Bar
Photo by James Ostrand

Best Cheese Course


Annata
RUNNERS-UP: Bern’s Steak House, Cheese Please and Clooney’s Wine Bar
Photo by James Ostrand

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