The Best Seafood Restaurants in Tampa

From pro sports teams like the Buccaneers to exciting theme parks like Busch Gardens, Tampa has a little something for everyone. The same goes for the town’s dining scene, which contains a huge range of cuisines that appeal to visitors who flock to its beaches year after year. Tampa restaurants range from authentic Mexican in Ybor City to mom-and-pop Indian Eateries in North Tampa. The coastal city especially shines when it comes to seafood, offering an endless number of places to get fresh, flaky fish. The quantity of quality seafood restaurants in Tampa makes it hard to choose where to go. So where do the smartest, savviest diners eat out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve looked at thousands of restaurants to find the favorite places among OpenTable’s expert, seasoned diners. Book a table at the best seafood in Tampa tonight. Your stomach and your taste buds will thank you!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Sardinia Sarasota, Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails, Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Sarasota
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Sardinia Sarasota

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
812 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Another local restaurant that shines for Italian food and some of the best seafood in Tampa and its suburbs is Sardinia. With a focus on Sardinian cuisine, Sardinia features a menu of handmade pasta d...

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Best Service in Tampa / Central Florida West

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

$$$$·Seafood·
Sarasota
1,513 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

For some of the most beautiful waterfront dining in the Tampa area, head to Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails. The restaurant is on the marina at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, so you can enjo...

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Outdoor Dining in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

$$$$·Seafood·
Sarasota
3,527 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

For some of the best seafood in Tampa and nearby beach towns, there’s Duval’s. Duval’s has a large menu of both seafood and non-seafood options, so you can bring a non-fish eater here and they’ll be h...

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Seafood in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Cafe Amici

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
576 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Café Amici is an Italian restaurant that has outstanding seafood options. Located in the heart of downtown, Café Amici is a local classic, and its reputation as one of the best spots to dine in town h...

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Late Night Find in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Capital Grille - Sarasota

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sarasota
1,884 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries

The Capital Grille has a reputation for being one of the best chains for steak and seafood across North America. It doesn’t disappoint in Sarasota, where diners can enjoy gourmet food in an upscale, w...

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Best Service in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Fleming's Steakhouse - Sarasota

$$$$·Steak·
Sarasota
1,457 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic

Another great chain that is famous for steak—but also seafood—is Fleming’s. Also a great spot for a special occasion, Fleming’s serves up a huge range of seafood and fish dishes in an upscale, formal ...

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Good for Groups in Tampa / Central Florida West

Ophelia's on the Bay

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Siesta Key
4,495 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

Looking for the perfect place in Sarasota to celebrate a special occasion? Head to Ophelia’s on the Bay. This quintessential Sarasota classic promises to exciting things: unbelievable sunset views and...

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Contemporary American in Tampa / Central Florida West

Pascone's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Lakewood Ranch
448 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

Another Italian restaurant that shines for its seafood options in Tampa is Pascone’s. This fancy establishment is famous for its extensive wine list, as well as its pasta and its seafood. If you want ...

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Neighborhood Gem in Tampa / Central Florida West

Cafe Baci

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
2,770 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

Technically located in Sarasota, Café Baci is one of the best restaurants in the Tampa area for seafood that is fresh, artfully prepared, and beautifully served. This Italian classic has a wide range ...

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Italian in Sarasota / Bradenton

The Crow's Nest

$$$$·Seafood·
Venice
2,543 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront

Party it up, enjoy the sunset, and eat delicious fish at the Crow’s Nest. This popular hangout offers great food and drinks, and has a waterfront location with unrivaled views. Come casual, since most...

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Scenic View in Tampa / Central Florida West

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sarasota
1,400 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Ruth’s Chris in Sarasota might have Steak in its name, but people come here regularly for the outstanding seafood. This white-table clothed restaurant is great for special occasions, and it’s also a g...

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Romantic in Tampa / Central Florida West

Connors Steak & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Siesta Key
3,878 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

For some of the best seafood in Tampa and its suburbs, you can’t overlook Connors. With locations in Sarasota and Fort Myers, Connors offers a dependably excellent seafood meal in an inviting, warm bi...

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Steakhouse in Tampa / Central Florida West

Riviera Dunes Dockside

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Palmetto
410 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Live Music

Located in Palmetto is Riviera Dunes Dockside, one of the best spots in the area for seafood, cocktails, and a generally festive atmosphere. Riviera Dunes calls itself a social bar, because this casua...

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Outdoor Dining in Tampa / Central Florida West

Clayton's Siesta Grille

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
1,190 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

In nearby Siesta Key (located off Sarasota) is Clayton’s, a local casual favorite for unforgettable seafood dishes. Clayton’s has a dive bar atmosphere inside. But the food is anything but sloppy, wit...

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American in Tampa / Central Florida West

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Longboat Key
4,859 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront

Another Sarasota standout for outstanding seafood is Dry Dock Waterfront Grill. Located at the end of Longboat Key, Dry Dock offers coastal cuisine in a laidback environment. Choose from salads topped...

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Scenic View in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Cafe Gabbiano

$$$$·Italian·
Siesta Key
2,164 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem

Looking for something light and fresh when dining in the Tampa area? Look no further than Café Gabbiano, a local favorite for Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. This is a white table cloth restaurant ...

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Notable Wine List in Sarasota / Bradenton