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 list on where to find the best breakfast in Tampa.

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

Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Palmetto
798 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
95% recommended
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The Rosemary & Thyme

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
935 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Sarasota / Bradenton
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Clasico Italian Chophouse Sarasota

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
287 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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
89% recommended
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Chill- Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
St. Pete Beach
367 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Live Music
  • Casual
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
86% recommended
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GROVE

$$$$·American·
Bradenton
1,132 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Sarasota / Bradenton

Michael's Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Tampa
649 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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
97% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Mill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
St. Petersburg
483 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended
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The C House

$$$$·American·
Tampa
656 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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
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The Library

$$$$·American·
St. Petersburg
1,238 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Tampa / Central Florida West

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

$$$$·Seafood·
Sarasota
3,158 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
93% recommended
Seafood in Sarasota / Bradenton
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Brio Italian Grille - Sarasota - University Town Center

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
2,385 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Sarasota / Bradenton
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Maggiano's - Tampa

$$$$·Italian·
Tampa
6,108 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
94% recommended
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Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
St. Petersburg
116 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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
89% recommended
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Castile Restaurant

$$$$·Mediterranean·
St. Pete Beach
913 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
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
86% recommended
Outdoor Dining in St. Petersburg
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MADE

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
967 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
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
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Tampa / Central Florida West

Paris Bistrot

$$$$·French·
Lakewood Ranch
329 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
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
98% recommended
Best Food in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Noble Crust - St. Petersburg

$$$$·Italian·
St. Petersburg
1,588 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
95% recommended
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Haven

$$$$·American·
Tampa
1,151 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
97% recommended
American in Tampa / Central Florida West

Waterside Grill - Tampa Marriott Water Street

$$$$·Breakfast·
Tampa
421 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
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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