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About Dempsey's Steakhouse at Saddlebrook Resort

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.

5700 Saddlebrook Way
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

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.

Cross Street:
State Road 54

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 907-4574

Website:
http://www.saddlebrookresort.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking at Saddlebrook Resort.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Desmond

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.

Private Party Contact:
Geoff Scott: (813) 907-4991

Additional:
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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Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

Dempsey's Steakhouse at Saddlebrook Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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3.9

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3.5

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67% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (6)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I are frequent diners at Dempsey's, and previous visits have been great. The restaurant is on the pricey side, but the overall experience there in the past has been worth it. That was not the case this time. We were seated on time for our reservation, and then sat for 12 minutes while waiting for a waiter/waitress/server to acknowledge our existence, or at least fill our water glasses. At the 12-minute mark I called a waiter over and asked who our server was, and then requested he also send the manager over. 3 minutes later, a manager came over and apologized for the delay and offered to buy us dessert to make up for the lack of hospitality (I appreciate that, but I'd trade the comped dessert for attentive customer service anytime). She also said she would come back later to check on us (never happened). Our waitress eventually made it over, no apologies for lack of customer service, and took our order. Her service during this evening could be described as minimal: took our order, delivered food, cleared dishes, brought the check. I felt like I was an intruder in someone's home, not a welcomed customer. As always, the food was excellent; my wife had the Chilean Sea Bass and I had the filet. Sides were butternut squash (prepared superbly) and sauteed mushrooms (fair, way too much salt). However, the service this evening was awful. If you're a first-rate steakhouse, Dempsey's, than be a first-rate steakhouse. You really soured us on this visit and left me wondering if I'll ever return as a patron.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have dined at Dempseys many times and always enjoyed it; this was an exception to that statement. My husband had the diver scallops .. delicious. I had the colossal shrimp .. they were so overcooked I struggled to cut them with a knife and finally gave up after one.

I had also contacted the restaurant about having something written on his plate (it was a milestone birthday), but there was nothing done; not even a happy birthday from the wait staff.

We really enjoy the ambiance at Saddlebrook, but it will be a very long time before I suggest we go back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is our second visit to Dempsey's and we were not disappointed. The food was prepared perfectly and very tasty. We had truly excellent service. The staff was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions. The only reason for 3 star on the ambience is that in order for us to get in and out of the dining room we had to wade through the bar which was packed full of very boisterous inebriated golfers. Nothing against folks enjoying themselves. However when paying this much for a fine dining experience I didn't really enjoy having to "part the seas" in order to exit or for my wife to visit the ladies room.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very disappointing and not worth the value. We ordered a bottle of wine and after about 30 minutes they came back and said they couldn't find it. We asked for the wine list and about 2 minutes after getting it our steaks arrived. So we just ordered two glasses. Both of the steaks were under cooked, I had to send mine back for more cooking. We ordered dessert and my wife ordered hot tea. The tea never came. Was hoping for more but walked away disappointed.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We were there to celebrate an anniversary. Service was terrific and attentive. Food was prepared exactly as ordered. We we enjoyed all our dishes especially the clam chowder. Many agreed it was the best steak they've had. The sides were fabulous, especially the mashed potatoes and the Brussels spouts. This will become our special place.
Note: the restaurant is not close to the entrance to the property, and the parking is a walk from the restaurant. The valet parking does provide a ride to the door.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Toujours égal à sa réputation. Le Seabass est vraiment très bon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Dempsey’s was great. The menu is varied and offers something for all palates. The service was awesome, attentive and courteous. The wine list was extensive and the dessert trolley a treat!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service friendly and efficient.. Food was OK, but a bit too salty..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The first sign that this place has a problem is that is was empty at ion on a Friday night. Service was very slow. The little thing like no water fills and actually had to ask someone to send over our server. Note this is an expensive place. After the server raved about the scallops my wife ordered then. After a long while she came back to tell her they were out of the scallops.
I ordered the lamb and it came out totally raw. Not rare Raw! Went here for wife's birthday embarssed by rhis place. Too many other places with better service and better food. I do not mind paying $200 for a meal. But not for the places like this. Will never return!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Service was outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was our third time at Dempsey's and we were really disappointed.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food and service was outstanding. Not your standard franchise restaurant and a bit priceyer, but deservingly so. A little old school dining room and bar area but was intimate and served as a great Friday night anniversary dinner. Will certainly return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The restaurant was under renovation and we weren't expecting that. Sat in the bar. Antipasti bar wasn't even set up at time of our arrival and was thrown together with very few items.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Food was excellent and the service was very attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Terrible steaks. I had the bone in ribeye and it was tough with little flavor. My wife had the filet tough with zero flavor. Drive 5 minutes down the road to Outback And you'll get a better steak at a fraction of the price. This place is not worth the time and so old and outdated. I should have known as we were one of only two parties yet the service was horribly slow (but friendly).

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Best Caesar salad and steaks. Wonderful desserts. Great service was great. Waitress was very knowledgeable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The waitress was very on top of things and the food was great! The entire staff there is nice and has great customer service, especially the hostess who booked my reservation. I believe her name was Caitlin I honestly am bad with names and I hope she gets rewarded for a job well done. :)

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Dempsey's is a lovely upscale restaurant in the land of casual chain eateries although there are some resort guests who wear shorts and flip flops. This visit had its ups and downs. The young hostess seating us was in need of training - outside of a pub, we do not enjoy being referred to as "you guys"; we were seated at our favorite winter time table but had to later relocate due to the sun (she also seated a foursome who had to move); she needs to gain more poise and ease with adult conversation.
Service was very slow. Our waitress was also young but had more experience, was conscientious, knowledgeable about menu items and eager to please . The filet and sea bass were excellent - good quality and perfectly cooked. The side dish of "wild" mushrooms was heavily salted and primarily looked and tasted like slices from a can. It was nice to have a salad bar again. Although not comparable to the antipasto bar of a couple of years ago, it was a decent option. Good, ample wine and drink lists.
No surprises on the pricing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was okay for the price however this restaurant is no where close to as good as in the past. Servers were nice but lacked experience. Never ask if we wanted salad bar, we had to ask her. Desert & salad bar now very limited .
In short food was good not great, but service lacked the expertise you would expect at a high end steakhouse.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We'd been to Dempsey's before, but not for a long time, and I was a bit concerned that the quality might have gone down, based on some of the reviews. However, everything was brilliant. We were quickly and courteously seated. Diego was our waitperson and was excellent. We had the surf and turf, and the steak was perfect. The tableside Caesar salad was excellent. The chowder certainly had more bacon than clam but it was tasty. Wine was good. And the crème brûlée was awesome, and comped because it was an anniversary celebration. Very happy with our experience, and we certainly would go again. No question it's not cheap; but, the quality is there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 23, 2017

while the ambiance and service were very good the entrees were pricey but nicely done compared to other quality dining in our area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The steak was very good. Sides were just ok. I would rather do a Ruths Chris or similar for the price

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 (Österreich)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Dempsey's is off the beaten path; located in a gated community with tennis courts and golf courses. The selection of meats is outstanding, and cooked to perfection. One of the few places where I have had rack of lamb truly charred rare. The service is comfortable - not rushed - but prompt. A definite repeat for the Tampa area.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We really enjoyed Dempsey's. We ate there twice in a row, birthday and Easter. Food was great, service was awesome...ask for Emily--she's so wonderful. The lamb was perfect and well seasoned...highly recommend :)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Our meal got off to a bad start when our guest opened her napkin and a lizard scurried out!! Very unusual for a restaurant of this caliber. To make matters worse, the staff didn't seem concerned, and only our waitress apologized. The food was excellent, though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Although I will give Dempsey's another chance, the "kitchen" failed to provide the entre I ordered and after waiting a good while to begin with, I then had to wait a long time for my original order. Of course, in the meantime my wife ate her dinner as I waited and I ate mine after she was already done. I thought the restaurant might comp something in apology but there was minimal apology. The restaurant was very noisey with pound adults and small children. High $$$ and not a good night; our first visit and a disappointment. The bar on the way out of the dinner room was a much better scene.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Was disappointed. Have dined at Dempsey's numerous times in the past with great results. This was extremely disappointing. Quality of service and food has dramatically decreased since my last visit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Dempseys has been a favorite of our family's for years it's best steak in north tampa area worth the drive

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Excellent service. Great food. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful evening.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Service was outstanding. View outside the window was great. My wifes food was perfection. Mine, not so much. I ordered my filet medium well because the menu stated it would be a hot pink center. It was actually overcooked with no hot pink center. Fortunately, it was still tender and tasty so I ate it. My experience with beef is that a hot pink center is normally called medium, but I decided to trust the menu. It was disappointing as cooked but still a decent meal. A second problem occurred when we were given two complimentary flutes of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. It was awful, not good at all, vinegary, in fact. We just laughed it off.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 6, 2017

outstanding steaks. Had the bone in filet, cooked perfectly. The tapas salad bar was original and yummy. Ala carte sides big enough to share with 4 people. Very nice atmosphere for casual steak joint. Would definitely recommend if your near or at Saddlbrook Resort.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Been here many times in the past and it has always been great. This time the resort was at capacity and that may have had something to do with not getting the same vibe as before. The food was good but not as great as what I have had in the past at Dempsy's. The overpriced salad bar was pushed so hard, that you felt guilty by not agreeing to it. Sides which are normally great were just average at best. Sorry to say it was not a $300 dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Our server was great unfortunately I don't remember her name. We had a beautiful table by the window overlooking the garden. However, the nice club chair leaned 90 degrees to the back causing me discomfort so when I asked for a pillow to support my back our server provided one without question! To my surprise our "dinner for two" turned into a sweet engagement dinner accompanied by 7 friends hiding in the adjacent dining room. When we joined our friends, our server brought out a complimentary bottle of champagne and kindly took pictures for us. What a memorable wonderful event. Oh, and the steaks are absolutely amazing too!

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Little pricey for what you get. Wish sides weren't by the table.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Always delicious. Our favorites are sea bass and filet. Enjoy!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 17, 2017

After living in Wesley Chapel for over 15 years, my wife and I decided to finally give Dempsey's a try. We were celebrating Valentine's Day on the 17th due to our schedules. I made a reservation for 8:00pm and asked for a table near the front door due to me being disabled and very limited in mobility. We end up waiting in the lobby for about 10-15 minutes before being greeted. I asked to go the accessible route due to there being no handrail and it stepping up to the dining area. We were then paraded outside, through what looked like the pool area, through two more doors and across a third dining area to a table by the door farthest from the entrance. After looking over the menu for about twenty minutes without ever being greeted by a server, we were able to track down the manager ourselves and ask if we could have our valet parking validated and a golf cart called to return us to the area where you drop off your vehicle to be parked. The manager said he was sorry but by now we were ready to leave. We went to Outback instead and had a great meal with great service. If you want to pay an arm and a leg for horrible service, then Dempsey's is your restaurant.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Had a reservation for a window seat at 8:00pm, didn't get sat until 8:20pm and was put by a door that should have not had a table in front of it (fire hazard exit) no view except for side of building and sidewalk.
Ordered (1) 2" crab cake as an app for $15 way over priced for the size. Table Caesar salad was excellent. Ordered (medium well) filet on the bone and (medium rare) ribeye on the bone. Chef overcooked both, server came out and told us they were firing up new ones. Waited another 45 minutes to get the second set of steaks which the filet was so well done I could barely cut it, the ribeye was rare and my husband could barely eat it. Chef obviously should not be cooking steaks a fine dining restaurant. Had to ask for the manager...she acted like it was no big deal and only offered dessert to compensate for a $50 filet! Ridiculous. The server felt so bad and brought over the dessert for us to choose from. Picked the chocolate cake and apple pie to take home. Waited 25 minutes for them to heat up the apple pie. Asked for the manager again and in the meantime the server talked to her and she took off the filet from our check. The server did not charge us for the Caesar salad either which was very nice. We finally left at 11:00pm. Such a disappointment for such a nice restaurant. Will not be back and would never recommend this place to anyone! Totally ruined our anniversary dinner!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Our first time at Dempsey. The service and atmosphere were outstanding as was the food. The sea bass entree was awesome

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Quite amazing! Must try!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We had a great experience at Dempsey's. Everything except for one thing was perfect. Some of the members in our party ordered the bone in ribeye and according to them it was tough and they had to send it back twice. They never did eat more than a bite or two The staff was more than accommodating and removed the price of the entrées from our bill. All the members of our party said they would go there again and eat because of how well the staff handled the situation. I had a veal chop which was excellent and another member had the bone in filet, which he said was great. I would have given the food a 5 star rating for everything I had to eat.

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