717 South

4.6
1409 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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717 South is proud to bring you fresh and local ingredients. The highest quality hormone free chicken and when possible seafood that is harvested in a sustainable fashion. We woodfire all our in-house hand cut steaks..Extensive wine list ( over 300 wines by the bottle) , martini's and specialty drinks from all parts of the world. Michael Stewart, a local native, is the owner and Korean-born chef Robert Masson displays a sure mastery of all ports and parts of the world. Set within 1920's art deco paintings, wood trim, high ceilings, and an open kitchen, welcomes each patron. 717 South was recently voted TOP 20 Best New Restaurant in Florida, Best Place for Dinner, Best Wines by the Glass, TOP 400 Places to dine in Florida, Best Happy Hour and many others.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday 5:00 PM till 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(813) 250-1661
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Masson
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Catering
yes, all types
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Swann
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Parking details
Free, plenty of parking adjoining restaurant
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Entertainment
Special Events Weekely
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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GP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited for dinner. We each had a glass of J. Lohr Cabernet - reliable California moderately priced wine.

My wife had a cup of the crab bisque. I was lucky enough to finish it for her. It was FABULOUS! I had a salad that was good. The dressing was a pistachio honey mustard. Unique and tasty.

My wife had the lasagna, which she reported to be very much to her liking. I had a chicken breast crusted with pistachio and smothered in a flavorful creamy sauce. The chicken was accompanied by plain steamed broccoli and jalapeno mashed sweet potatoes forkfuls of which I combined with the chicken. Very tasty.

For dessert my wife had a four apple crumble warmed and topped with house made vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Very tasty. I had house made macadamia ice cream topped with a caramel sauce. Also very tasty.

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BB
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fast efficient service with excellent food. Even our granddaughter lives the food. We will keep returning.

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KS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was delicious. This is my new favorite place. The crab bisque and the veggie cheesecake were
Amazing!

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NP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to 717 on many occasions, but were very disappointed with the entrees and desserts this time. We were also disappointed that you can only enjoy happy hour at the bar and not with your meal. Food and drinks have definitely gone down in quality and taste. Won’t be going again for a long while.

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GB
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anthony provided great service the food was great as always. We enjoy our meals at 717.

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MS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, ice experience.

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WA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food , the place was super clean , the food was very tasty , I would certainly recommend

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g
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is quite popular--always busy even on a week night. My guests chose for us to eat in the back so that we could talk. The front was full of people and the bar was rather loud. The food is very good, and the portions are generous. This is a favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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MF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely LOVE 717!!!! The food is always amazing. The service is always friendly, attentive without being pushy, and overall wonderful!! I have been for business, girls luncheon, celebration, and of course date night. 717 always makes a perfect place to go no mater the occasion!!! I highly recommend it!!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. A lovely evening all around!

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J
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.

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p
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to 717 South for a special occasion of wife and neighbor. Made a reservation for 700 PM and were promptly seated. I was surprised as the place was fairly crowded and the weather was terrible for the drive from St Pete to Tampa. Our server Paula was nothing short of perfect. She took our drink orders and delivered them quickly at the same time she brought a delightful bread and dip.

Two of us ordered the pork chop medium which came out perfect. Paula allowed us to substitute the sides which I was glad as I am a meat and potatoes guy and some of the sides (green stuff) were not to my liking. Wife ordered the macadamian chicken which she said was great.

All in all pleasant night out, Paula made it special, will be back again and again since 717 rarely disappoints. Well done

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CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch at 717 South. The interior spaces are inviting, and our dishes were all delicious. The service was outstanding, including that of the delightful host who seated me early while I waited for my party. We will definitely be returning!

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NO
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You can count on 717 to always be good. Quality rarely varies. That’s rare in restaurants of today.

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j
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

went there on a saturday night, has good off street parking behind it. was not terrible busy when we got there. we had reservations and were taken right to our table. our waitress took about 10 minutes to get around to us which if they were busy i would understand, but they were not. however once she decided she owned our table she kept good track of us. we ordered fish, grouper and sea bass. i am thinking the chef that night was not a fish chef. when it came out it looked great, but that was it. the sea bass was under cooked and mostly rubber, with a fish taste. i have had a lot of sea bass and this was the worst by far. the grouper was good tasting but over cooked. the place picked up while we were there and the noise level was high, but i do not mind that a bit so it was all ok there. the desert we had was a peach cake with peach ice cream on it. pretty tasty although it could have used a few more peaches. all in all, disappointed. however it may have just been an off nite. really liked the place and hate to trash them over an off nite. will probably go back sometime and try something beside fish.

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FF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food but loud and table crowding was an issue.

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T
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything all 7 of us had was absolutely delicious. Some stand outs were the appetizer sampler and the Cioppino.

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PS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall great experience and food. Music was a bit too loud.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

2nd time I’ve ordered a burger at this restaurant. 2nd it came overcooked

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PP
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! Loved the vibe, the food, the service. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in the Hyde Park section of Tampa. Ask for Anthony, he'll ensure you have a fabulous time.

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MO
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had not been here in a long time but my friends wanted the vegan options. I had the Lasagna and it was the best I had ever had. My husband had the almond chicken and was a bit disappointed but the others had veggie sweet pot and cauliflower and salad was good but salads are small portions. Overall very happy

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grouper was very good.

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L
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been here in a while. They food and service were great. Will be back again soon!

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G
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would have been a cozy romantic dinner except for the very loud man interacting at another table who could have either been a customer or a restaurant staff member conversing with a customer

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A
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food is ALWAYS quality and the service has always been outstanding. Anthony is a super knowledgeable and entertaining server.

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UM
Tallahassee
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We are never disappointed with the food at 717 and have eaten there several times. Creative cuisine but a bit noisy for happy hour if you dine early. They have THE best bread with marinara!

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor is awesome

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m
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pot roast was to die for and so was the apple pie dessert. Waitress and her apprentice were excellent. Ambience perfect

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice out on the town of Tampa for vacation. The appetizers as great and the main entree were superb. This place will be a location I will come to visit when I visit Tampa again.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Of all the places I’ve eaten in the past year this is the first one to which I’m eager to return. The food and service were both exceptional.

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JS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was fabulous...service was very good...but never felt rushed.
Food was a ten! Filet was cooked perfectly....scallop appetizer a MUST! Very accomodating to gluten free/celiac.

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H
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I ordered a med rare steak & rcv'd med well steak. Steak was very tough. I told the waiter who merely said I'm sorry & asked how everything else was. I didn't want to make a fuss in front of our dinner guests & ended paying $39 for a steak I took 2 bites of. I asked the waiter to bring me a soup as I was still hungry. At that point I expected the waiter to make either take my steak & offer me another dish or take it off of my bill. I've never seen such poor service.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Portions are plenty. Food was awesome!! Service is great but they are so slow and so many excuses. Maybe there are understaffed but they made up for it w the food!!

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B
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

strawberry mojitos were tasty. salmon delicious as always.

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it great service

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WD
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Definitely a locals bar, and a bit of an older crowd. Service is on point. With the exception of a patron who kept putting his hand on the back of my date’s chair and was slightly obnoxious when I asked him not to do so, great atmosphere. Will go back.

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D
Savannah
72 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend for a business lunch. It was excellent t and the service was incredible.

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L
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was our 4th visit and we brought four of our family members for my Mother's b'day because we love this place. They changed the crab bisque! It was good, but so much better before they changed it - please change it back!!!! The macadamia chicken never disappoints, but my aunt and uncle ordered a seafood dish and a filet. My husband also ordered the filet. The seafood was just ok but the filet was a disappointment! It tasted good, but had a strange consistency to it - I tried it too. We are used to filet being super tender and like butter when we order it at other restaurants, but this was not the case at all.... We did mention it to the manager. We will return because the chicken dish and the pot roast are devine.

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DB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and try to get there once a month. The Asian pot roast is the best.

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BT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a birthday party here. Not only was I given a room, for privacy, they accommodated more guests than even I intended to arrive happily. Stayed open an hour late, just to assure we weren’t rushed. Excellent place, can’t wait to return.

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