Catch Twenty Three - Tampa
Catch Twenty Three - Tampa

Catch Twenty Three - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.catchtwentythree.com/
  • Phone: 8139200045
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Available
  • Private Party Contact: Rob Wickner 8139200045
  • Entertainment: Friday night: Caribbean music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Linebaugh Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street and public lot nightly
A word from Catch Twenty Three - Tampa
Catch Twenty Three restaurant infuses its creativity with flavorful Latin and Caribbean influences served up in a casual, upscale setting. Island music is carried by cool breezes throughout the restaurant, recently renovated with a "Cuban Elegance" motif with a feel of a tropical resort dining room. Mouth watering aromas emanate from the pecan wood grill such as the Certified Fresh Seafood, Angus Beef or Cuban Style Baby Back Ribs.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Catch Twenty Three - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)great for outdoor dining (20)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (12)late-night find (10)special occasion (7)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)Show More
  • lkk1
    lkk1VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was very good. Our server was a little dry but did a good job. It was a little noisy. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent seafood and steaks.
    goodfood4me
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This place has never disappointed us. Great blackened grouper with mango salsa. If you are looking for a nice restaurant with great food, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic location
    TeddyP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Now that the weather is cooling great to sit outside. Ordered a few apps "guacamole, garlic shrimp, mussels". Food & service was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!
    Grasshopper
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were a party of 10. The management had our location set up and all were graciously received. The servers were outstanding. Friendly, cooperative and able to handle this large group. It was a find as most of my guest had not been to that area of town. I would highly recommend Catch 23. The fish, which can pose a challenge, was absolutely excellent. We will all return. Mary Anne Carlevale
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • never go back
    LovetoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I live within walking distance to this restaurant, been there many of times in past 10 years HOWEVER I will not return. The food is only fair, expensive and on this last occasion the server never put in my wife's order !!!! When she delivered the other three meals and we asked where the four one was? Her answer was Im sorry I forgot to put it into the kitchen.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood favorite
    Maggiemay
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food, weeknight specials. Sat outside where it's quieter with a musician on Friday night. Bar usually busy. Dining room tight but nice decor. Has happy hour. I was here a few weeks earlier and weekend dinner was pricey but worth it, portions were very nice. Sushi was very good. Server Alex. She was good and made it fun. There is parking lot in back. The entrance is between the shops. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quite a place to hang out
    leibyali
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    quite a place to hang out with friends or just a casual meet up
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Neighborhood Restaurant
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We recently moved into the area and were told to try this restaurant. Our waiter was very good. The food was excellent- I had the bacon-wrapped salmon, and my husband had crab cakes. Portions were generous and hot. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger Night
    PickyDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great burger night special! Environment is loud but with the amount of diners, that's to be expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Anne
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    everything was delicious and our service was very good. the early bird specials were a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place live music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was a good place it has live music plus everyone trying to talk this place is very loud food was just ok female bartender was very nice. If I go back I think I will sit at the bar the whole time
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and attentive service
    gitanil
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a really nice experience. The servers were attentive, the food was spot on and the atmosphere was buzzing. We will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    snert
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Catch Twenty Three is still an amazing find. The seafood ranks as one of the highest in the Tampa area. If you haven't been there, it's worth a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always!
    Kimberly
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I really should say it was one of the best meals we've had there. While always very good, we ordered some different things than usual and really enjoyed. The wedge salad was off the chain - 3 strips of some of the best bacon came on top of the wedge; couldn't keep my husband out of my salad! Ceasar with the grilled salmon was awesome - the one bite I did get. Coconut shrimp was great - they do not butterfly it so you don't get all that coating. And the raw oysters were good as usualy. Aileen (sp) is the best person to have wait on you, she so bubbly, friendly and an excellent server!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misappropriations of Funds.
    Exciting
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I dined in with my family and was over charged. My card was ran 5 days later for a different amount after I paid part debit part cash and left a nice tip. Someone kept the $50 cash sand charged my card for the whole amount. I signed for $60 and paid $50 cash. Now my debit card was charged for $96.30 yesterday. I usually visit the restaurant every time I come to florida, and I will never go there again. I called and they weren't helpful asking me if I had a receipt. Who keeps receipts especially when your on vacation.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A great place-Celebrate Together!
    MommyNighOut
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We celebrated two birthdays with a party of 6. The bar tenders are very attentive and make great drinks.. Truly mixerologists ! The food was amazing as always stuffed grouper , the sea bass , ribeye and muscles all ! There is something in the menue for everyone ... We had a great night !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    Exciting
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went there with my family and are taste buds had a flavorful party. The food was amazing and the creme brûlée was like nothing I ever had before. I live in NY, and every time I come to Tampa I have to visit Catch 23, and I will make another trip there before I go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite date night dinner
    Candice9873
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is my husband and my favorite place to relax at the end of the week and enjoy a meal and discuss our week. I do see families in there and it is kid friendly we just use this as a date night. Would highly recommend as everything we have tried is delicious and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfood4me
    goodfood4me
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Catch Twenty Three never disappoints us. My husband and I love their Blackened Grouper. It is always fresh and prepared to our liking. I also like the Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad. Very tasty. I tried a Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini and is was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!!
    Puttr27VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I love this great neighborhood restaurant. The food is great and is always consistent. It's casual, but in an upscale way, with fabric napkins and table coverings. The specials, from Monday - Thursday give you a reason to dine there more than once a week. The menu is varied with choices to fit everyone's taste. The spin that they put in some foods is unexpected and absolutely delicious. For example, mussels with spinach, garlic, blue cheese and bacon is to die for!! You'll want extra rolls to dip in the sauce. Once you experience this wonderful restaurant, you'll be hooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food lousy service
    giantsfan27VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were virtually ignored by our waiter. He took way too long to greet us. He never came back to check on us. We were desperate for drink refills. The entrée came out 2 minutes after our appetizers were delivered so we had to put them aside to get cold. We were never given any bread despite seeing it served to all the tables around us. Other servers seemed to be doing an adequate job so you might get lucky if you eat here. We weren't and despite liking the food we will not be coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot to Check Out!
    DailyDiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Ate dinner with friends, staff was attentive but we were not rushed, we were there for 3 hours! Food was delicious from coconut shrimp appetizer, steak Diane dinner, salads, too.... Food was very good, staff was, too...you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 586 reviews are from the Catch Twenty Three - Tampa reviews archive.
  • Best Burgers
    WChaser
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The Monday night burger deal can't be beat! One of the best burgers around! Both the adults and kids love it! Friendly service and great food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is delish!
    Delightful
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We took my Mother in Law out for her Birthday. The food and service was wonderful. She really enjoyed it. I'm glad we went early tho because a band started playing just as we were finishing up dinner. Once the band started, it was hard to carry on a conversation. Will be going back with my husband soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked Fish
    regularVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Based on the reviews from opentable this seemed like a good place to try for fish so that expectation only added to our disappointment with Catch Twenty Three. Maybe it was a bad night or the chefs forgot they were cooking fish instead of hamburgers (which it seemed everyone else was having) but the fish we had was overcooked in all cases. The service was good and attentive and the drinks fine. The not-fried chicken wings were not bad but we came for fish and in that aspect everything was a failure.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our experience was great. I had never been to this area and I really enjoyed the restaurant. There was a guy on a keyboard who was great and the outside area was great except for the flys which I guess can't be helped. My meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Disapionted
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was very good, staff was friendly. I enjoyed a good dinner with my wife, would recomend it.
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food service, parking an issue
    Johnny
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    First time to Catch 23 on a Friday evening. After some parking hassles, we were pleasntly surprised by good quality food and service at this neighborhood eatery.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding neighborhood restaurant
    Seabee
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We have been several times previously and it was always good, but they have stepped up the food a notch! Really good and a lot of vaiety. Both we and our guests really enjoyed our meals. Service was outstanding without being obtrusive too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good Food
    Fatcat
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I have been here a few times. We love their food, especially the seafood. Hard to believe in Florida it is hard to find a good seafood restaurant. The only down side to the place is the noise level. If you plan to go a peak dinner time hours, don't expect a romantic dinner. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IT WAS OK
    FladiverVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Have been here a couple times over the years and the best I can say is that it's OK. When we got seated this time, we were attacked by flies. They were everywhere. On the break, drinks, and in my hair. They did accommodate our request to move and whereas the flies were better, we were still getting plenty of them. Hopefully that problem gets resolved. I will say the macadamia nut encrusted scallops were to die for, but I had to keep waving my hand to keep the flies off. I am sure I will be back in a few months with the hopes the insect problem is taken care of.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A few friends and I met at Catch Twenty Three and loved it. The service and atmosphere were inviting. The food and drinks were fantastic. We definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Here for Mothers Day
    Robert
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food and atmosphere were great. Service was slow, never was told of Mothers Day special dinner or other specials. After main course was finished dessert was never offered until we asked even though it was included with Mother's Day special. Drinks were never refilled.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    snert
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in the Tampa area. You can go fancier. You can go pricier. But you won't get any better. The food preparation is and taste are exceptional. And try the Ginger Sweet Potato Salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Steele
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Luckily we got there on ladies' night and the wine is divine, suggested by our server. We had a Groupon and had gnoshed our way through some appetizers, delightful, but still had some $$ left. The only other thing I have to say is "Macadamia Encrusted Chilean Sea Bass" WOW. I have been twice already and will be headed back soon. The entrance is a little crowded, lots of dodging at that juncture but it was fun to watch the people dance :-) Catch Twenty Three has become one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Live in Westchase
    luvz2dine
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I just moved from Delaware 6 weeks ago to live in Westchase and this is one of the most amazing places to dine. The food was superb and the atmosphere was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    BigE
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food, Service and Price all great. Loved the salmon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    LnZLuv2EatOut
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Me and my girlfriend visited Catch Twenty Three on a Friday night date. The online reservation option worked well and they had a table for two waiting for us when we arrived. The ambiance is great live music played by a local artist who sang and played accompaniment to popular karaoke tunes. We ordered two appetizers with a pitcher of Sangria -- shredded pork and sweet plantains for the lady and I had the Ceviche with Coconut Milk and Ginger; both delicious. The portions were huge and my girlfriend was stuffed after finishing the shredded pork. I finished the meal with the Guava Salmon entree. Although the sangria was lacking, the meal was very tasty. Overall, good food, great atmosphere and friendly service made for a good night out.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Catch
    MrsC
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great food, service, ambience! Would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem
    Gatorman
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    First time here and now living in Ga. I wanted to take my Mother out for a early Mother's day dinner I went on line and selected this restaurant. When back in the Tampa area I would visit again. A gem that does not get maybe alot of attention from vistors / traveler's but being familier with the Westchase area I wanted something different and I found it. Service, food , price and everything about it was a great evening with my 83 year old Mother.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.