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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will have an all-inclusive menu for $70 a person. Each person gets a choice of an appetizer, soup or salad, entrée and dessert.

Happy Valentines Day

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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Special Occasion (16)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Austin)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 13, 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 12, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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 7, 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 6, 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 25, 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 25, 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 21, 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 20, 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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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 14, 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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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

717 South is a great restaurant in south Tampa. It’s cozy but beautiful in the inside. The wine list is extensive .... we chose a Malbec that was wonderful! The food is fresh and delicious. There’s lots of choices for everyone! Our waiter was attentive and helpful . We went there before seeing a play at the Performance Arts Center and realized how close it is. We will be returning soon!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Flatbread pizza crust was soggy. Steak was tough. Restaurant was cold.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The meals had great presentation and a unique taste, the few substitutions we requested were handled easily with excellent suggestions from the server. The ambiance was very relaxing and comfortable, overall a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We enjoy going to 717, there's always good food and great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Haven't been here in a few years. Nicer atmosphere than I remembered and food was good but service wasn't great. Had to wait a long time between appetizer and main dish - and they weren't that crowded.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Going to theater with friends

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic food and service. The restaurant was cozy and quiet which would make a wonderful option for romantic dinners or dinners where you want to hold an actual conversation. Our server was very attentive, upbeat, and always kept our water glass full. My colleague said they had the best lamb chops he's eaten in a while and it was perfectly cooked. The smoked pork chop was outstanding and oh so tender. The other two people in our party opted for the Wild Mushroom Risotto with Shrimp and Scallops and said it was to die for. We were too full for dessert but split a creme brulee anyway and it was wonderfully light and creamy. We will definitely go back to 717 South.

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great evening. Nice outdoor dining but loud Howard traffic

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was perfect! We had the special of the day which was the filet with lump crab meat and sweet potato gnocchi. Omg! It was to die for. We could not have had a better experience.

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went here for my friends birthday. They were super helpful when we needed to change the group size. Good service and good food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food and service were first rate!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Another wonderful meal. This is our regular place. Never disappoints.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wife and I went to our go place for special occasions, This time it was our 12th Anniversary. Lina was our server and was very cordial and helpful. Wife had the maccadaminan chicken and I had the pork chop, both were excellent. Wine and beer for starters while enjoying the bread and marinara sauce. Quiet Sunday night so we were able to hear our own conversations. All in all a special night, thanks 717

Tags: Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service! Definitely a return visit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 19, 2017

great food and wonderful service- we will definitely be back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

No waiting,our reservation was ready upon arrival, great server, some different recipes that were enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good variety of choices. Excellent food. The sea bass special was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was really impressed. The Risotto was wonderful. We also shared the special that day, grouper with gnocchi and something else that I've forgotten but the meal wasn't forgettable, it was delicious, the fish was cooked perfectly and not loaded down with sauce so you could enjoy the taste of the fish. We had a booth and we could hear each other talk (business meal at 7pm) which to me is the most important thing. We were staying at the Marriott Waterside and it was just an $8.00 Uber ride away so very convenient. The area is really hopping with restaurants. The Uber driver said it would be packed by 9pm (it was Saturday night). Would highly recommend this restaurant. Also to me from Boston area, very good value, food was exceptional for the price.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Haven’t been to 717 in a couple of years and it once again did not disappoint! Scheduled through Open Table and were promptly seated by a friendly hostess. My risotto was so creamy and the scallops were cooked to perfection. My husband and friend both ordered the seared tuna and it was cooked perfectly. Her husband ordered the steak and also cooked perfectly rare. Our waiter proactively split our salads which were both delicious! Wonderful meal and experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our server Justin was awesome! He was very friendly and kind and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food and service was great. Had a wonderful meal and will certainly request Anthony as our server when returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our group had mushroom risotto,pork chop, and lasagna. All were very good, although the lasagna was a little heavy. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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