The Best Seafood Restaurants in Tampa

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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!

Restaurants:Sardinia Sarasota, Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails, Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Sarasota

Sardinia Sarasota

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
593 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 menuRead more
97% recommended
Best Service in Tampa / Central Florida West

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

$$$$·Seafood·
Sarasota
1,243 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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 HoRead more
86% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Tampa / Central Florida West

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

$$$$·Seafood·
Sarasota
2,956 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 hRead more
90% recommended
Seafood in Tampa / Central Florida West

Cafe Amici

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
508 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
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 spoRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Capital Grille - Sarasota

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sarasota
1,585 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 fRead more
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Tampa / Central Florida West

Fleming's Steakhouse - Sarasota

$$$$·Steak·
Sarasota
1,374 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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 inRead more
90% recommended

Speaks Clam Bar SAC

$$$$·Seafood·
Sarasota
271 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Speaks Clam Bar has developed a reputation for having some of the best seafood in Tampa because they are completely focused on ingredients. They bill their restaurant as having somRead more
92% recommended
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Shore St. Armands

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
2,708 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
If you want some of the best seafood in Tampa without having to change out of your board shorts, head to Shore. This “diner style” restaurant welcomes casual diners all day to enjoRead more
97% recommended
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Ophelia's on the Bay

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Siesta Key
3,841 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
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: unbelievaRead more
97% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Tampa / Central Florida West

Pascone's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Lakewood Ranch
308 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 sRead more
95% recommended
Good for Groups in Sarasota / Bradenton
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Cafe Baci

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
2,495 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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 classRead more
96% recommended
Italian in Sarasota / Bradenton
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The Crow's Nest

$$$$·Seafood·
Venice
1,889 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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. ComRead more
97% recommended
Seafood in Tampa / Central Florida West

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sarasota

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sarasota
1,227 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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 occasionRead more
96% recommended
Special Occasion in Tampa / Central Florida West

Connors Steak & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Siesta Key
2,764 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 Read more
96% recommended
Great for Lunch in Sarasota / Bradenton

Riviera Dunes Dockside

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Palmetto
241 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
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 barRead more
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Sarasota / Bradenton

Riverhouse Waterfront - Reef & Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Palmetto
798 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant is another great Palmetto restaurant for some of the best seafood in Tampa in Beyond. Riverhouse is trendy but casual, so come here whether you feeRead more
93% recommended
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Clayton's Siesta Grille

$$$$·American·
Sarasota
918 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 anytRead more
95% recommended
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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Longboat Key
3,152 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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. ChoosRead more
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Tampa / Central Florida West
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Cafe Gabbiano

$$$$·Italian·
Siesta Key
1,637 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
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 tabRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sarasota / Bradenton

Pino's Italian Restaurant - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Sarasota
296 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
In the heart of downtown is Pino’s Italian Restaurant, long considered a classic restaurant for the best seafood in Tampa and beyond. The menu here features a range of famous ItaliRead more
81% recommended
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