Whiskey Joe's
Whiskey Joe's

Whiskey Joe's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.whiskeyjoestampa.com/
  • Phone: (813) 281-0770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun - Thur: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Fri: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
    Sat: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
    Sun: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Burgers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill is the perfect place for your next banquet, group party, meeting, team-building event, wedding, birthday party or any other social event you’ve got in mind!

    Whiskey Joe's creates custom event packages to accommodate your event, including live music selections to keep your party poppin’ and a dedicated catering team to keep your guests snackin’.
  • Private Party Contact: Please contact Wjtampacatering@srcmail.com 8132810770x
  • Entertainment: Visit our website for the current entertainment schedule and upcoming events! www.whiskeyjoestampa.com
  • Special Events: Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill is the perfect place for your next banquet, group party, meeting, team building event, wedding, birthday party or any other social event you've got in mind! Whiskey Joe's creates custom event packages to accommodate your event, including live music selections to keep your party poppin’ and a dedicated catering team to keep your guests snackin’.

    Please contact Wjtampacatering@srcmail.com to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Courtney Campbell Causeway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking on the weekends, private lot in close walking distance, Handicap entrance and hotel shuttles from nearby resorts and hotels.
A word from Whiskey Joe's
Serving up great food and cold drinks -- live entertainment, white sand and warm tropical breezes, Whiskey Joe’s is the top place in Florida to give you your island fix without getting jet lag. Whiskey Joe’s has a large restaurant overlooking Tampa bay and a fun Tiki bar right on the beach featuring a great bar scene, including 14 types of mojitos, 30 types of margaritas, and over 52 beers on tap. Pair your cocktail with one of our local dishes, put your feet in the sand, cozy up to one of our fire pits and enjoy a killer sunset. There’s always something going on at Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill! Visit today and feel like you’re miles away.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 20 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation.”
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Whiskey Joe's reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.8
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)scenic view (14)good for groups (10)great for lunch (7)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)romantic (3)fit for foodies (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)Show More
  • Ehh.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Not much menu variety. To loud but probably not geared towards my age and me being a local. Geared more for the snow escape vacationers who are bright eyed and bushy tailed. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice Group Dinner
    sunset
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We asked to be seated in a quiet location so we could hear a mini presentation and it was perfect. We were tucked away in a corner with a gorgeous view of the sunset. The food was good, nice happy hour and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. You did have to valet, which was free, but make sure to have cash to tip. Overall, a nice visit and definitely recommended for sunset.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for out of towners!!
    FloridaHotSpot1
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I took a group of co-workers because I thought it was a perfect place to showcae how beautiful Florida is! We sat outside and my guests loved that we could watch the sun set! It was perfect! The view aside, the food is always excellent and a great variety of choices. My guests enjoyed the food as well. The service was just right...not rushed, there when we need him. Overall, a great night!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It Was Fine
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We needed to find a reasonable place to go eat for a business meal and this place was fine. It was quiet when we were there - not too busy which was nice. The waitress was excellent. The food was okay - nothing to write home about. I think the vegetables were previously frozen. I think this more of a place to go for a bar scene than any real great food experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Localdiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    There needs to be some kind of happy medium between local joint and laid back restaurant with staff older than 18 to manage traffic at the front of the house.Good food and service however the atmosphere and immature staff allows beach-goers next door to wander in with wet bathing suits, flip flops and otherwise inappropriate attire while people are dining. This was previously the Castaway and had a better system for keeping this restaurant a higher class and keeping the public from wandering in. I can understand a more relaxed concept restaurant however even some of the servers are hanging out of their shorts and not in a provocative or attractive way.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunset View.
    RRR152
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good food and drinks at a reasonable price with a awesome view of the sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good bar food
    DSWnTucson
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a group of 8 out for a casual diner in Tampa. Whiskey Joe's fit the bill nicely. The food was better than most bar food and the view was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 139 reviews are from the Whiskey Joe's reviews archive.
  • Gulf views are great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Great water views, food and service are both very good. Crossing traffic to get there is extremely difficult. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the bayside location.
    marketingwzVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Love the bayside location. The outside deck is the place to enjoy a great meal with a fantastic view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would recommend for a drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    Would recommend for a drink and view. Food was mediocre for us. Fun place and ambiance to check out...fun entertainment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter was a little slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    Our waiter was a little slow and he would disappear for a good while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted brunch so disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Wanted brunch so disappointing but we had a nice meal but thought it was expensive
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great enough for the VP
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    We had a group of 20 leadeers from AT&T (including a local VP) and EVERYONE commented on how great your service and food was. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first time here. I went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    My first time here. I went at night and the lights that hung over the water were very cool. Our waitress did an excellent job meaning that she was ready to help us out whenever we needed something but wasn't standing over us the whole time. My girlfriend had the pecan encrusted salmon which she really enjoyed. I had the seafood Mac and cheese which I later realized was overpriced and sub par. I will probably try it again but next time go for a different plate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WORST MEAL EVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Just terrible, took my wife of 20 years there for valentines day, She ordered the shrimp scampi,,, it arrived with no shrimp or scallops like advertised, that was a 16 dollar plate of pasta, Im a 250 lb bodybuilder, I ordered the blackened grouper,seeing it was 18.95 thought I would get a good size piece of fish, it was 3 oz of fish a little steam veggys that were previous frozen, and some nasty rice, It tasted all like a entire bottle of curry powder, instead of blackened grouper,my 3 oz of fish cost 18.95. Steve the waiter was good, he took my wifes meal back and they added like 3 shrimp and 3 scallops that were all the size of your finger nail. Never ever again, I lived in fl for 45 years now, and that was THE WORST meal ever.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    Very excellant service for a party of eight and food very good also. The view was spectacular and our out of town guests very much enjoyed and plan on bringing other out of town guest there as well as continue to dine there ourselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music too, too loud.
    rustylion
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    We were there with my mother for her 80th birthday. WOW. Had we known that they would have the music so loud we never would have reserved such a picturesque spot on the Gulf. Great view but when the music is pounding your ears and we can't even communicate what we want to eat to the server (who apologized for how loud the music was ), then we knew we were in the wrong place. The food was quite good but unless you are less than 35 years old looking for a hot bar scene, part of a big birthday party group or just don't mind eating amidst loud music without any table conversation, then I would recommend Bahama Breeze across the causeway.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • you need to improve.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    We were consistently charged different prices for our beers -- which were the same type but different times throughout the entire evening. They used the excuse happy hour but the prices varied on several of our tabs at different times and happy hour had nothing to do with it. Took a long time for the waitress to get to our table in the bar area and it wasn't even crowded yet. My first drink was a vodka with cranberry and pineapple --- where was the vodka ??? and the glass was so small with ice filled to the top ---- i was finished it in about 5 minutes. After that -- i ordered a beer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place is fabulous except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    The place is fabulous except the noise level is unbearable to me - but then I am a bit older so maybe the "kids" would like it. Probably not the best for older people.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was quite good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Food was quite good but the music and noise were excruciatingly loud. Could not hold a conversation with others at the table.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were celebrating 2 birthdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    We were celebrating 2 birthdays and were very pleased with both the service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. Did not meet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2012
    Food was good. Did not meet expectations because the last time I was in the building, Cast Away was the resturant and had a more upscale menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was average. View/location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    Food was average. View/location was great. Are server was new and couldn't offer many reccomendations/suggestions but she was very pleasent and conscientious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was good. Hard to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Service was good. Hard to do when it is New Years Eve and the place is full!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years Eve was a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    New Years Eve was a great party. Enjoyed it very much. I really like the Barefoot bar/beach and enjoying the cool fires.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't Go Here Again
    DougSandi
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Unfortunately, after waiting for about 15 minutes to get our drinks (no alcohol), it took about an hour and 20 minutes to get our food. Some, like the soup and pizza, were already semi cold. Not a good New Year's Eve night for us at Whiskey Joe's. We left wishing we had made a different choice. Manager didn't even offer to discount our bill or do anything for us. Sad......
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not much of a menu. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Not much of a menu. Great bar food. Made reservations on New Years Eve ... Didn't need them. Got right in and no one sat near us. Not busy. Service was lousy. Food good. Wrong food brought out. Great view!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Christmas Day dining!
    fred56
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    Great Christmas Day dining! Awesome Florida menu. They also had a special Christmas Day special with Turkey and Ham and all the trimmings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for a Xmas eve dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    We went for a Xmas eve dinner. We had a beautiful night sitting on the outside patio and enjoying the beautiful weather. Best thing is I didn't have to cook for the holiday!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK for the tourist in you.
    MartySNashvilleVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2011
    OK for the tourist in you. Food was about what you'd expect. View and "happening" feel are the best parts of this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was wonderful...the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Everything was wonderful...the service was great...the food delicious...the view was breath-taking...Can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just an OK place. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    Just an OK place. We were hung up in traffic so we were late getting there and had to wait for a table for about 15 minutes. Food was nothing to brag about but edible. Nice view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Festive atmosphere and nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2011
    Festive atmosphere and nice outdoor seating and patio. Entrees overpriced for quality of food. Don't go here for the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A typical "Dive Bar" with
    AndyNPRVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2011
    A typical "Dive Bar" with a view. Self-parking is almost impossible. Must use the valet parking. The food is typical of an establishment like this. The Cheesy Bread is quite good as is the Shrimp "Dip." The Crab Cakes were more Cake than Crab. The Seafood Gumbo was very good. Lots of flavor and you can ask them to omit the rice, if you want. The Blackened Grouper with Shrimp was very nice and tasty. It's a nice place to hang out with friends and have a few drinks with your meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had dinner outside on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/16/2011
    We had dinner outside on the deck, although the birds were a bit obnoxious, sitting right over top of the bay and the beaches was great, and to sit and watch the sunset while having dinner was amazing
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When my wife and I visit Florida
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    When my wife and I visit Florida we often meet our son at Whiskey Joe's. He lives in Tampa and we have a home in Lakeland, Fl. The restaurant is easy to get to and has great views and excellent service. The food is reasonably priced, good to very good quality and we will continue meeting there for lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing view, OK food, great deck..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    There really is not better place for an outdoor meal... the views are one of a kind and the setting is unique. That said, the band is way too loud inside and the food, while good, is nothing to write home about and is a little on the expensive side for what you get... until you factor in that you gotta pay for the views. The restaurant itself could stand to be refreshed inside. Go for a cocktail and some appetizers on the back deck at sunset and you will be very happy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE WHISKEY JOES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    I've always loved it here!! The food is amazing, and I was more than happy when I saw that my inlaws loved it as well. they did indeed mention they would definitely be back. my parent's used to take me there all the time when I was younger and I always loved loved loved the food, it's hard to find restaurants these days that you love and want to go back to. Whiskey Joes is definitely one of those restaurants that you HAVE to go back to.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Table was ready upon arrival
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    Table was ready upon arrival at 7 PM Waitress ready and willing to serve. Very pleasant. Food came out hot and cooked well. Did not feel rushed and over all our party had a very nice dinner
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We haven't been to Whiskey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    We haven't been to Whiskey Joes in years. We had a great experience and will be back soon and often.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall