717 South

4.4
1545 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was not very good! I ordered the lump crab meal! It was dry not very flavorful!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really tasty and the service was friendly. I also really love the neighborhood the restaurant is in. The only small complaint I have is that the dinner salad portions were very small for the price, however this didn't apply to other types of entrees-- my dad had a grouper sandwich and fries and the portion was very generous. They probably assume that people eating salads for dinner eat lightly and want small portions!

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A
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for Mother’s Day, at 2:30pm it was not crowded at all. Our waitress was very nice but seemed a little inexperienced. The food was very good but the menu was not available only selection was from a special Mother’s Day Brunch flyer. I would go again when menu is not limited.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We have always loved 717 South, but this was our second bad experience in a row. Service was terrible. We never saw our waitress. Our drinks were empty through the entire meal. We had to ask for bread, which cane after our food. Our food sat in the window for so long that it was scorched.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s an experience. Eat outside and watch the people. The food is different and good. Try the different cocktails

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TB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great service that went great with the great food that was served to us . We were more than satisfied with our experience. Thanks

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V
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we enjoyed a marvelous performance at The Straz and needed a meal. And once again 717 South was our choice! Fabulous food, tasty wine and Anthony....what a night! Thank you 717 South! You are the best! See you soon!

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LA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! New find which we will be regulars at! Great food and staff!

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anthony was awesome.

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m
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Grouper was amazing. Our server could have been better, as she didn't pay attention to the details too much.

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They serve classic dishes with modern twists. The ice cream is made in house but I did not have room for dessert. I will need to go back 👌

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D
Savannah
79 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had friends coming into town for a meeting and dinner and had only two restaurants in mind for dinner ... 717 South and _____! I chose 717 South because of the service we had there a few weeks ago, and the variety of delicious starters and entrees. All four of my guests said I made a great choice. We had three starters to share and then each ordered a different entree. Everyone enjoyed their's so much that we found ourselves each having a taste of each. It was excellent! We will definitely return.

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OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good, service excellent. Very noisy for our taste.

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MO
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner over Easter - Passover weekend. Had a great time. Waiter was awesome. Thanks

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JP
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes you leave a restaurant with that glowy feeling of an evening well spent. Great friends, lots of laughs, fun cocktails, unique delicious appetizers and a meal that inspires conversation. That’s what we just had at 717 South. This intimate setting was recommended to us by a neighbor for a casual fun business dinner and we had such a good time it was hard to remember we hadn’t all been old friends forever. The menu was so diverse that everyone ordered something different and there wasn’t a dud in the lot. Fresh local fish, vegetables that tasted like they were just picked and sauces that interesting but not overpowering. And our server was absolutely charming and knew exactly when to check in with us while staying politely absent when our conversation turned to business. As a fairly new resident of south Tampa we’ve enjoyed getting to know the culinary scene. This one is a new favorite for me for sure.

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l
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat, great location, great service, overall very good experience. We eat here all the time ,

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D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was well seasoned and prepared perfectly.
The service was excellent. Anthony was awesome!

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P
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience at 717. Chef, please put the hangar steak entree back on the menu!!

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HB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Staff had difficulty finding my reservation, causing stress and delays for me and other members of the party when they too were told there was no reservation.

Great atmosphere, good food,

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KT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in town.

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LE
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for an early (6:15) dinner. We split the cauliflower appetizer, very good, and then I had the mushroom risotto with scallops. There were lots of mushrooms in the risotto and the scallops were cooked perfectly. My friend had the lasagna. The main courses came out too early and the lasagna needed heating up by the time we were ready to eat. The service quickly obliged and came back at a better temperature.
I would recommend this restaurant but also at an earlier time like we did, when the service is good!

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Cocktails were slow to get to the table.

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SJ
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazed that I haven’t been here before but i will definitely be back with my friends. Take lots of friends so you can share the marvelous appectizers and still have an entree—everything was great!!

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RG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Meh. Food was disappointingly bland (mushroom risotto and asian pot roast), the waitress took our food away without asking (wasn't really done, but okay), and I wasn't as impressed as I'd have hoped. The drink was okay, though.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both spectacular. The mushroom Risotto (added scallops) was delicious!!! And the cauliflower app was very good.... on the smaller side but good.

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JU
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

El restaurante es calido y la comida deliciosa, falta mejorar el servicio un poco.
No entendi porque piden el tema de la visita para hacer la reserva si no lo aplican, fuimos a celebrar un cumpleanos y tuvimos que insistir en eso y al final tuvimos que pagar el postre que dieron al cumpleanero.

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p
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife's Birthday celebration. Its a great place to enjoy a special evening. Drinks first, right on time. Unsolicited bread, which was very welcomed starter. Wife had the macadamian chicken and I had the bone in pork chop. Both entrees were wonderful. Blair our server was very attentive and a joy for the whole evening. We requested a booth and got one. The only downside was that it was quite loud with conversations from nearby tables. Wife said best birthday ever, so all is good. We welcome our next visit.

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DA
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday. Very attentive waitress, food was delicious. Had a wonderful dinner

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HG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Has changed a lot. Loud music. Rushed service from untrained staff. Wine selection has gone downhill. Bisque served with no bread. Booth was dirty. No specials described to us. Basically a different restaurant to what we had experienced over the years. More of a bar with food now than the restaurant with always something good off menu that we had known.

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e
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. They mix up the menu to keep it interesting but always keep the core classics. I've never had anything but quality service and exceptional food.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and everything was excellent

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R
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambience were great. Felt like we were in NYC, and not Tampa. Always make a stop there when we are down this way. Love the Lasagna!!

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P
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food ALWAYS great. Fantastic service. variable and often unique menu. Would HIGHLY recommend . Parking no problem.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service! Great ambiance! And great food! Sea bass was amazing!!!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was AMAZING. We sat outside due to the high noise level, but overall this was one the best vacation highlights for us!

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F
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Staff was great Love the food Am a regular Often bring leftovers to jerry He loves them too 🎈

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SL
Tampa
99 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Lively atmosphere that doesn’t interfere with dinner.

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JS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our "Go To" places in SoHo. The usual great food and great service at a reasonable price. We will be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and professional service. Although I wish they would bring back the pistachio crusted lamb.

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