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About 717 South

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.

717 S. Howard St.
Tampa, FL 33606
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Swann

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 250-1661

Website:
http://www.717south.com/

Entertainment:
Special Events Weekely

Catering:
yes, all types

Parking Details:
Free, plenty of parking adjoining restaurant

Executive Chef:
Robert Masson

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

717 South Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Special Occasion (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Fun (13)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
People Watching (5)
Cozy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Good atmosphere, not rushed, appetizers and main courses arrived hot. First time visit - enjoyed the meal and will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first visit & we really enjoyed it. We had drinks at the bar, then dinner outside. Very comfortable & great ambiance. The food was delicious. Highly recommended! We’ll be back!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great first time experience! Highly recommend. Definitely enjoyed the ambiance and the server was outstanding. The cocktails were unique and the menu was eclectic and very tasty.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Natalie was a great server

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

We eat here often.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

I ordered the surf and turf... The lobster tail was AMAZING!!

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 (Savannah)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing Valentines dinner here. Huge portions, multi-course meal... Lamb and steak were cooked perfectly. Truly fine dining. One of the best restaurants in South Tampa.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Good overall. They had a set 4 course menu for V day but wish they would have had a kids menu available at the least. I get it not many kids will be there tonight but how hard is it to prepare a burger and fries?

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

We chose 717 South for our Valentines Day Dinner. They offered a Prix Fixe menu with great options! It turned out to be the best dinner we'd had at a Tampa Restaurant in ages. The service (Dominique) was excellent and the meal far exceeded our expectations. Thanks, 717, for keeping it real!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Went to 717 South for Valentines dinner and it was amazing! From the escargot, to the crab bisque, to the filet oscar, to the chocolate torte, everything was perfectly done! Service was quick and attentive and the value for the dinner was spectacular! It was the perfect start to a great evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great service, great location.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Girlfriends birthday and pre Billy Joel concert dinner. The food was outstanding. The server got my girlfriends drink wrong twice. She forgot to tell us about their amazing garlic bread until we found out about it after we paid. We would come back as the food is well worth the trip.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I have always wanted to try this restaurant but thought it was pricey but actually was reasonably priced. Service was great and the food food excellent. Will recommend to my friends and co-workers.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Consistently very good ....great food ,good service ,convenient.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent venue. Friendly staff. Wonderful ambiance. Had several appetizers which were all terrific.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Four of us adults went to celebrate my husbands promotion. We enjoyed every drink, appetizer, entree, and dessert. Our waiter was very helpful and enthusiastic about the food. Everything was great. Only one recommendation, wine specials. We would have stayed for a third bottle of wine if the price point wasn’t so high. Maybe do a buy two bottles, get the third half price.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service both excellent. Had a group of 10 people and our server handled it with no problem. Clearly a pro! Amazed at how quickly our food arrived. The restaurant is beautiful, though a bit noisy. Most entrees $30+, though I had an excellent lasagna for $17. Wine prices very reasonable. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great se bass

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our favorite place. But the corner they put us in that night was FREEZING so they moved us. Service was slow and spotty but the place wasn’t full. We’ll be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food and drinks are always exceptional. We come quite frequently. We had to wait about 30 minutes tonight despite having a reservation but it’s understandable considering how busy Tampa is this weekend. Thank you for not sacrificing your service and quality!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We've been to 717 several time and thoroughly enjoyed each of our visits. I'd say we are almost regulars. We've tried almost everything on the menu except the steaks, everything is of great quality and prepared well. Most of the time service is great, the last time it was so so with Jane.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We ordered fish tacos, wings, beef egg rolls, Caesar salad and bacon Mac n cheese. Only the Mac n cheese was good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food we had was very good (mushroom risotto was amazing) and it was all very high quality for reasonable prices.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 17, 2018

One of my standby places to dine. Service food and atmosphere always consistent. Excellent menu. Never go wrong here.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Been going here for many years and always great food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

There was a mosquito in the water that was served..

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful food and superior service! A bit noisy but better if you go early!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Had great food and drinks. Apps and drinks came out immediately. Dinner took a while due to the server chatting it up with another table for about ten to fifteen minutes. Watched out plates be put out for her to bring to us. Another server wound up doing it because she was chatting it up with the other table. The server who brought us our food gave our server a look like what are you doing.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was very good however, it is so important to serve meals on HOT plates. When you put a hot piece of fish on a cold plate, the fish doesn't stay warm. Hot plates are a big issue for me and keep me from coming back to a restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 8, 2018

717 is fantastic! It is a great spot for dinner, but an outstanding place for lunch. Their lunch specials are always delicious and their chef changes the specials up often. Additionally, the service is very friendly without being overbearing. I meet clients as well as friends at 717 for lunch often and it is a consistent good choice. I highly recommend 717 for a great meal and outstanding service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Second time at 717. Each time food and service have been excellent. Ordered Brussels sprouts appetizer and sea bass for dinner. Highly recommend both. Brussels sprouts were tender, flavorful. Nice size piece of sea bass with stone ground grits and greens.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Unfortunately, the staff was stressed and unfriendly. Additionally, the food was too salty and overcooked. I had frequented the restaurant on one prior occasion and was disappointed that it did not live up to my expectations.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Worst meal we have ever had in our many years of going there

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a lovely Christmas Eve meal that was delicious and perfect for the occasion. The bar area was really beautiful. It wasn't too loud for the older set that was visiting and the menu was varied enough for you and old. We will go back. Excellent service too.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was very good but the usual American menu--nothing out of the ordinary but done well. The atmosphere is very pleasant. I will compliment the service--we had 8:15 reservations but one of our party was 25 minutes late (yes, that was most irritating). The kitchen closes at 9:00. Our server (I think her name was Sylvia) was very nice about the wait and made sure that we had anything we needed while we waited (and waiter and waited). She gave us fantastic service--we never felt that we were being hurried along.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Disabled Access
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing! Love this restaurant. Superb service; beautiful ambiance and fresh, flavorful food. Would highly recommend the crab cakes, smoked cauliflower and the brussel sprout appetizers! Wow...Best ever!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food. Horrible service. Our waiter was slow and brought the drinks when we almost finished our dinner

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We have Vern to 717 several times s d always had a good experience. I’m not sure what the problem was this time but our service was really bad. They did finally get us a new server.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was perfect except that the Salmon and Grouper were super dry.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Been going her for years when we are in Tampa, and it just gets better and better. (as does Tampa)

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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