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Dempsey's Steakhouse at Saddlebrook Resort

309 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Dempsey’s Steakhouse located at Saddlebrook Resort is just north of Tampa 1-mile off I-75. Dempsey’s has the casual atmosphere of a steakhouse with its dark, rustic wood beams yet soft lighting and background music, potted palms, heavy silver, and fine linen for it to be comfortably elegant. Dempsey’s also offers full menu service in the lounge for a more casual atmosphere. You can start out with a selection of bountiful salads from our salad table or a Caesar salad made tableside. We offer USDA Prime steaks including our Black Angus, Rib On Cowboy Steak and fresh line caught seafood like our Chilean Sea Bass and Key West Shrimp. You will also enjoy our sides for two and our chocolate soufflé, hot apple pie baked as you dine or other homemade desserts. You can pair any meal with that perfect bottle of wine as we have an award-winning wine list with over 625 bottles to choose from. Please enjoy Dempsey’s Steakhouse, as you will find that we are the “best kept secret" in Tampa Bay.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dempsey's is open for dinner nightly from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Later, join us in our bar/lounge for an after dinner drink, to watch the game or enjoy some of our fine cigars and cordials on the patio.
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Phone number
(813) 907-4574
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Desmond
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Private party facilities
Dempsey’s menu and service can be duplicated for a private function anywhere on property. We are also happy to sit large parties when possible in our main dining room.
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Private party contact
Geoff Scott: (813) 907-4991
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Cross street
State Road 54
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking at Saddlebrook Resort.
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The bar/lounge has 8 large, flat-screen TV's so you can always catch your favorite team in action. Over the weekends you can step outside to enjoy the live band at Poolside.
75/per person minimum for that night.
Reservation Confirmation Message: Thank you for choosing Dempsey's Steakhouse at Saddlebrook Resort. We look forward to welcoming you for all of your special holiday dinners or parties.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
Dined on January 14, 2018

Great meal. We will be back next visit

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was good. They shuttle you back and forth. Nice, because it was cold. It was a nice experience.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was delicious! Great food great ambiance and great service

Stl250 (St. Louis)
Dined on January 2, 2018

The prices were actually pretty good for a high end steak house, however, I would unfortunately not classify this as such. I felt it was probably a good restaurant as far as a lot of resorts go, but I do not feel the food was of as high quality or at least prepared well enough to warrant a dinner here If you were not a guest at the resort. Everything tasted bland, including the Steak Diane which seemed to be missing an ingredient or two in the sauce. For dessert the carrot cake was just awful, and at $16 a piece, the pours on the limited selection of bourbons were comically weak.

As far as service, our actual waiter was excellent, however, the rest of the cast was greatly lacking. After the first 15 minutes (of a 2 1/2 hour meal) we never saw the other 2 people who were supposed to be helping and thus we had one glass of water until I asked our server towards the end. The men’s room was out of service with a sign saying to use the one by the pool. However the host and hostess couldn’t tell me where that even was. In fact they sent me to the wrong building on the coldest night in FL in probably years, so I had to wander around until I found it myself. After we paid the bill, our server asked for our valet card to have them pull our car up, as well as a golf cart to get us back to the hotel where you have to drop the car. This would have been a really nice touch however it took 10 minutes for the golf cart to get there and then they didn’t have the car ready when we got back to the hotel. In fact, valet acted as if no one had told them anything about it. So there was another 10 minutes. Plus why didn’t the valet offer the golf cart when we arrived instead of telling us how to walk there in the cold? Just a missed opportunity to me and again those details true fine dining has down.

This place has potential, but as it stands there are much better options without the hassle than comes with going to this place at a higher price point then what I feel is justified.

GaryG (Tampa)
Dined on January 1, 2018

We (3) were there for New Year's Eve. Two of the 3 steaks we ordered were outstanding. One (the bone in ribeye) was surprisingly dry and overcooked.
The amiance was ok but we were very bothered by the inexperienced and cavalier service of our server, Steven. He got off on the wrong foot by calling us "his friends," then continuously referred to us as "you guys" throughout dinner. He was slow to remove used dishes, forgot to bring steak knives and clean forks before the steaks were served, then recommended (without being asked) his favorite dessert. The service may have been fit for Chili's (no knock on Chili's) but did not fit the restaurant, the ocassion, or the prices. It was disappointing, especially compared to the fine dinner and service we had a year ago at Dempsey's. Not sure we'll return.

Karen (Western NC)
Dined on January 1, 2018

We ate at Dempsey's for New Year's Eve. There were lots of larger parties and it hampered our waiter from being attentive to us. Our drinks did not appear for 15 - 20 minutes after we ordered them, however the food was outstanding !

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
Dined on December 26, 2017

Good time for all.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

richard15 (Washington DC)
Dined on December 2, 2017

Place was a little empty compared to previous times. The salad bar has been greatly reduced. We almost walked out for fear that the quality and prep of food would be the same. Not to worry, all was above expectations. Waitress was especially helpful in recommending sides and wine. Three of us really enjoyed ourselves.

We are planning for New Year's.

Richard Lundquist, 994-0646.

Craziedazie (Tampa)
Dined on December 1, 2017

Dempsey’s has an interesting menu that has some local influence. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and provided many suggestions. The smallest steak is approx 10oz. which can be a lot. The waiter suggested splitting 2 dinners so we could each have a surf & turf and not a lot of steak. Creative recommendation not on menu. The Parker House rolls are served with a local honey. Lots of extra touches. The sides are for 2. The Caesar Salad for 2 is made table side and worth the trip. Steak was cooked perfectly. You get what you pay for in quality and service. I would also recommend bringing a jacket/sweater as the dining room is cold. I will definitely return and highly recommend!

vipPatP (Tampa)
Dined on November 30, 2017

My steak was perfectly cooked, but my wife's buffalo pasta had a different taste than before. Not as good.