The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Tampa

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From exciting theme parks like Busch Gardens to fantastic art and cultural events, Tampa has a little something for everyone. The city offers a laid-back, urban epicenter along Florida’s Gulf Coast making it a popular vacation spot in the United States. Blue skies and sunshine overlook sparkly waterfront views with ample family fun and culture all in one place! Whether you’re strolling downtown, visiting historic Ybor City, the “Cigar Capital of the World,” or heading to the pristine Gulf of Mexico waters for a day of sun and surf, there’s no shortage of amazing options here. The same goes for the town’s dining scene, which features a variety of cuisines and types of restaurants that appeal to both the locals who live in Tampa and the visitors who flock to its beaches year after year. Tampa is a town for foodies, from the authentic Mexican spots of Ybor City to the Indian and Asian eateries on the Northside of town. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? If you’re wondering where to enjoy a fantastic morning meal in Tampa, check out our Tastemaker 20 list on where to find the best breakfast in Tampa.

Restaurants:Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & Grill, The Rosemary & Thyme, Clasico Sarasota
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Seafood, American, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Palmetto, Sarasota
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Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Palmetto
777 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant is a perfect spot for some of the best breakfast in Tampa. The restaurant is trendy but laid-back, so you can impress a date or just stop in for a Read more
91% recommended
Scenic View in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Rosemary & Thyme

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
522 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
The Rosemary & Thyme, located on Orange Avenue in the Rosemary District of Sarasota, is an American Bistro-style restaurant. They serve traditional and contemporary dishes with a fRead more
93% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Sarasota / Bradenton

Clasico Sarasota

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
280 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Bar Seating
Located on the corner of Main and Palm in Sarasota, Classico is a favorite gathering spot for locals and has some of the best breakfast in Tampa. Recently renovated, it is a totallRead more
88% recommended

Chill- Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
St. Pete Beach
366 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Chill is a restaurant and bar located at St. Pete Beach that serves up delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner for a bargain. The menu offers traditional and eclectic specialties witRead more
100% recommended
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GROVE

$$$$·American·
Bradenton
667 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Grove Restaurant, Patio and Ballroom belongs to restaurateurs High Miller and Greg Campbell and is a gorgeous waterfront destination for breakfast. GROVE specializes in contemporarRead more
85% recommended
Good for Groups in Sarasota / Bradenton

Michael's Grill

$$$$·American·
Tampa
522 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Located on East Avenue South in Sarasota since 1987, Michael’s on East is one of the city’s top fine-dining restaurants. They feature award-winning cuisine and outstanding service Read more
100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Tampa

The Mill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
St. Petersburg
478 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The Mill is a Contemporary American, Global and International restaurant located in Courier City. Chef Ted Dorsey and Restaurateur Jason Griffin designed the place to be an all-aroRead more
86% recommended
Best Service in St. Petersburg
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The C House

$$$$·American·
Tampa
358 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Located on North Florida Avenue in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, The C House is a trendy restaurant that locals love. The owners think we should celebrate all things Read more
96% recommended
Hot Spot in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Library

$$$$·American·
St. Petersburg
637 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The Library, located on 5th Street South in St. Petersburg, is a laid-back spot to find good food on a budget. It has a gorgeous, stately dining room with the option to sit inside Read more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Tampa / Central Florida West

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

$$$$·Seafood·
Sarasota
2,758 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for Anniversaries
For some of the best breakfast in Tampa and nearby beach towns, try Duval’s. Duval’s has a large menu of both seafood and non-seafood options, so you can bring a non-fish eater herRead more
83% recommended
Seafood in Sarasota / Bradenton

BRIO Tuscan Grille - Sarasota - University Town Center

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
2,209 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
BRIO Tuscan Grille, located off Bay Street next to the Renaissance Tampa Hotel-International Plaza, is the place to stop for a delicious breakfast before you get started on a day oRead more
90% recommended
Good for Groups in Sarasota / Bradenton

Maggiano's - Tampa

$$$$·Italian·
Tampa
6,087 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Maggiano’s, located at Westshore Plaza in Tampa, is a perfect place to stop for breakfast in Tampa before you head out to explore for the day. They feature season-fresh Italian fooRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Tampa
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Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
St. Petersburg
100 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar Seating
Conveniently located in the heart of Saint Petersburg’s entertainment district, The Oyster Bar offers a uniquely inspired culinary experience and is a true neighborhood favorite. TRead more
93% recommended
Good for Groups in St. Petersburg

Castile Restaurant

$$$$·Mediterranean·
St. Pete Beach
711 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Castille Restaurant features a blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine, with a focus on fresh and delicious seafood. The restaurant is inviting and extraordinary and offers iRead more
Outdoor Dining in St. Petersburg

MADE

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
816 reviews
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Local Ingredients
Made Restaurant offers a unique and upscale take on American comfort food at an approachable price. They have a strong commitment to providing excellent, old-school hospitality andRead more
85% recommended
Healthy in Sarasota / Bradenton

Paris Bistrot

$$$$·French·
Lakewood Ranch
214 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Family owned and operated since 2008, Paris Bistro is a quiet, cozy place to enjoy a delicious French meal in Tampa. Alexandra and Jean-Christophe welcome you every weekday for breRead more
96% recommended
Best Food in Sarasota / Bradenton

Noble Crust - St. Petersburg

$$$$·Italian·
St. Petersburg
1,457 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Comfort Food
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
For some of the best breakfast in Tampa, head to Noble Crust on Fourth Street North and 83rd Avenue! This restaurant serves up a mix of fine Italian cooking and Southern ingredientRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in St. Petersburg

Haven

$$$$·American·
Tampa
845 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Interested in a delicious Contemporary American breakfast in a stylish spot? Look no further than Haven, located on Morrison Ave in the Historic Hyde Park North neighborhood. HavenRead more
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Tampa / Central Florida West

Waterside Grill - Tampa Marriott Water Street

$$$$·Breakfast·
Tampa
421 reviews
  • Scenic View
For a beautiful breakfast outdoors in Tampa, head to the Waterside Grill located at Tampa Marriott on Water Street. The beautiful location just off South Florida Avenue is right onRead more
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Bravo Italian Mediterranean – Siesta Key, FL - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
204 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Bravo coastal bar & kitchen offers a fun, comfortable and casual setting that is perfect for a casual dinner with friends, family or a cozy date. The restaurant features a seasonalRead more
91% recommended
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