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Guppy's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.3bestchefs.com
  • Email: info@guppysrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (727) 593-2032
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm,; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Bebell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Trolley Mile Marker, 17 1/2.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service is also available.
A word from Guppy's
The favorite gathering place for locals and visitors is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch and/or dinner along the magnificent sunset. Savor the chef's Daily specials such as Blue Crab Taco, Jamaican Jerk swordfish, Potato Crusted Salmon, and Grilled Jumbo Sea Scallops and Shrimp. The extensive menu serves the freshest of seafood. In addition Filet Mignon, New York Strip Steak from prime cut of tender Black Angus Beef are cooked to perfection. Specialty sandwiches include the popular signatures Guppy's Grouper Sandwich. you may choose your favorite wine from their stellar wine list or enjoy their generous cocktails at their newly designed full liquor bar. A great selection of home made desserts along with an espresso or cappuccino will be a delightful way to finish off your dining experience. When on the mainland please visit our sister restaurants E&E Steakout Grill and Mystic Fish.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We booked Guppy's for a Friday night dinner on our periodic trip to the beach. The reservation process through Open Table was smooth and effortless. I had requested outdoor undercover seating and this had been noted and complied with, not something that always works out at other restaurants. Despite how busy the bar was, we were served quickly and our table was actually ready for us ahead of time. Our food was great, hot and fresh, and our menu choices didn't disappoint. Our server was attentive, without being intrusive, the evening was warm , the restaurant was lively and fun and it just could not have been better!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I ordered this dish and have in the past at many spots. It was an A+, compliments to the chef!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had a reservation and were seated on time. The good service stopped there. The waitress was very inattentive, left the menus on the table long after we had ordered. She only showed up after someone else delivered one of our orders. She didn't even bother to ask us if we wanted dessert or coffee, just brought our check WHILE she was clearing our dinner plate. Obviously she didn't want to be there, and after waiting too long for service, neither did we. The food was fabulous. We had the special scallop appetizer with tenderloin and corn , soups and the fresh grouper preapred jerk style and the other pan seared. We tried the drink of the night as well as the selected wine. Well balanced dishes beautiful to look at while tasting great."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have been to Gubby's about 4 times and everytime it is great. My girlfriend loves their lobster chowder and I love the NY Strip."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal with an attentive caring waitstaff. Clearly has been trained in Gluten free dining. Every member of staff was pleasant! Will gladly return."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 8o'clock (highly recommended) and were seated promptly at 8. 4 of us dining, started with 2 dozen oysters . We had grouper and scallops, with the house salad , one lobster bisque and all four of us left happy with not one complaint. Unfortunately we had no room left for desert but we considered that a good thing."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Guppy's was a lunch find on one of our scenic cruises down the beach. We now use it as our go to place when we have out of town visitors. The food is consistently good, and the outdoor dining area is our preference. Cocktail hour is a definite bargain at a nice bar lounge inside. When your stomach is full, you can take a walk on the gorgeous beach just across the street!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have eaten at Guppy's for over 12 years, and until this last visit we have been more than satisfied. My wife had scallops. In the past they were large and very tasty, this time they were very small, and not tasty. I had a bowl of fish chowder, excellent., and then a grouper sandwich, which I was told was replaced by another fish which was not black grouper, it tasted old, and the bones were not removed, and almost fishy. This was our first bad experience with Guppy's. I will cut you some slack, and try again, however if your food quality continues to be replaced, so as to increase profits, we will be gone."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Sometimes if a restaurant tries to get too fancy with a staple (like lobster) the result is dissapointing. This is what happened my girlfriend's lobster. It was too "over the top." Had it simply been boiled and served in the shell iunstead of over spiced and over cooked on top of the shell it would have been better. My haddock, although tasty, was a much too small portion for such a common species. The caesar salads had almost no dressing and we had to get more on the side. I was less than satisfied with the experience and do NOT like the mandatory 15% added to the bill."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been to Guppys a few time now and we have never been disappointed. Great food great service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "really enjoyed our dinner at guppys. we had seafood entrees, all of which were tasty, and the wine seems a a fair value. the outdoor seating area is a bonus."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food outstanding, server condescending, short,rude. He did not smile,seemed annoyed when we asked questions about ingredients (food allergies). waitress in next section was surly. 15% gratuity allows for this kind of attitudes from servers-why work for it? Been a server 4 yrs., attitude a big negative to experience. If given choice tip Anthony 10% at best for poor attitude. Our server was 84 Anthony. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food here is always fantastic along with the service!! Even during the height of season, Guppys always delivers! The Tuna Spring Roll is the most amazing Ive had and crave it for days after. The coconut shrimp is the most tender and sweet in the area, just delicious! Try the creamy risotto as well, just devine!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "When ever I am in Tampa Bay Guppy's is the one restaurant I don't want to miss. Tuesday I thoroughly enjoyed the lobster bisque and calamari! Sitting outside across the street from the ocean on a day, with perfect weather and eating the delicious food is what makes this a special vacation spot!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "food was above average (mostly but not entirely seafood), interesting menu, waiter was attentive. No wait with reservation, parking was ample"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food is delicious, the service is gracious and attentive and I love the rustic feeling of eating on the front porch. There was a chance of rain but we were pleased to see they had drop down see through tarps which would protect us from the elements. This was a return visit after discovering Guppy's by accident two weeks ago when out for a drive. I am handicapped and indicated my special needs when I made the reservation and they were totally addressed."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I met my nephew and his family there for dinner. They have two young daughters. We had a very delightful dinner. Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Overall I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to have a great dinner in a very relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Outstanding, travel to the area every year and are never disappointed ....snow birds flock to the place as well as locals.....food is superior ....Open Table makes a table possible for out of towners.....THANKS !"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Very good food with very good price. Main problem is to get in/reservation."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We had a tremendous lunch, everyone raved about their food! Guppy's never disappoint!!!!! All the staff are awesome! Thank you Guppy's...Keep Up the Great Food for your Canadian friends that come to this area every winter!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our first time there, food wonderful. I had Grouper the best .Will go back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Been going to guppy's for years. Always consistent excellence in both cuisine and service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The lobster bisque was exceptional. We shares a grouper,sandwich and the fish was flaky and moist. The fries were crispy and way too good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very good restaurant for seafood ... one of the best in the beach area ... service by the waitstaff is always good ... our meal was marred at the end by their refusal to accept our American Express gift card towards the payment of our dinner ... after an elongated conversation with the manager they relented and accepted the card ... the restaurant does accept the AMEX card which seems odd to that they will not deal with AMEX gift cards ... other than this experience our dinner experience as in the past is very good."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Very good service, polite, fast, and efficient. Food was very good - had blackened grouper with an avocado paste (maybe a little too spicy)."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "food is okay, but certainly nothing special. Service was good and fast."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "a really nice, casual restaurant---food is excellent, and the atmosphere is nice, casual, and busy."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "we had a great waiter. He was spot on with his recommendation. Had a wonderful dinner"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The meals are very good however, the portions are becoming smaller over the past few years. I was disappointed this most recent visit."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Great food! Great service! We booked ahead and had no wait. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be going back for sure. Food was perfectly cooked and service was quick even though it was packed."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Guppy's has a GF menu for those who need GF in your ground. And the food is excellent. My grilled Grouper was delicious and the asparagus was crisp tender. Great wine list, too. I would have rated them a 5 if they had GF beer."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My wife and I were there on a Tuesday evening. The lobster cargot was excellent. The sea bass we had was probably the best I have ever had. What a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Our second lunch at Guppy's. We sat outside under a roof. So no need to adjust for sun location and it would be nice on cool days with the overhead heaters. The featured chardonnay was not a disappointment. We wanted one of everything on the menu. We had the chowder, fried green tomatoes, grouper sandwich, and char grilled octopus. All items we have been satisfied at other restaurants. Each of these items at Guppy's was better than any we had eaten before. Our server was very attentive but not overbearing. Guppy's does add a 15% tip - a practice we don't like because we usually give 20% if the service is satisfactory. We added another 5% on our charge slip. But the math is more complicated and the tip on the charge slip looks small."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Guppy's delivered (as always) a great experience ... As locals, we've been there several times with friends, and like to take our out of town visitors there for fish. As always, food recommendations were spot on, prices moderate and service OK."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. We at out on the front patio. It was fun and it was delicious. Service was a little slow. Would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The bartender at our hotel recommended this restaurant, so we decided to try it. The scallops I had were very good - with a mushroom sauce and fried risotto cake. We were seated outside and it was becoming a little cool, so you had to eat fast. I do recommend the cinnamon ice cream for dessert - delicious!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We had dinner here over the weekend. The food was very good. We had lobster ravioli (great portion and not salty). The special of hogfish (which was fabulous), crab cakes, grouper sandwich and conch chowder. Every meal was wonderful. Portion size was nice. I had been waiting for conch chowder and loved the way they make it. Being from the northeast, conch chowder is never offered. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgable, and somewhat of a character. We would definitely go back next time on vacation in the area."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "EXCELLENT service, TERRIFIC food selection and presentation, HIGHLY recommend for a night out"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had heard great things so we were looking forward to our dinner. The food was ok, the service ok, we had a nice time, but felt the hype far exceeded the experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Guppy's in about two years. The complete name, I believe, is Guppy's on the Beach. That's a little misleading. It's across the street from the beach and the beach isn't visible from the restaurant. It's extremely popular and I am always surprised at the large number of people waiting to be seated who apparently hadn't made reservations. We walked in, gave our name, and were seated. It's so easy to make reservations with Open Table and we even got 1,000 pts. for reserving at 8 p.m. this night. Our server was prompt and friendly. My crab cakes were good and my husband liked his dinner. A carafe of house wine was inexpensive, too. We will definitely return if we visit this area again."
    Dined on 2/26/2014