Ocean Prime - Tampa

4.8
4775 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Named “Best Outdoor Scene” by Tampa Bay Metro and “Best Seafood Restaurants in the Bay Area” by Creative Loafing, OCEAN PRIME Tampa is an extraordinary dining experience. Located in the International Plaza shopping center, the restaurant is a short drive from Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium and George Steinbrenner Field.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday 12:00PM-4:00PM

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Our Lounge: Open Daily
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Phone number
(813) 490-5288
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Polisei
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Private party facilities
Ocean Prime features four stunning private dinning rooms for our guests to enjoy; accommodating groups up to 50 guests. We also offer audio visual services & several different banquet menus that you may choose from & tailor to perfectly fit your event.
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Private party contact
Jo Truett: (813) 490-5288
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Boy Scout
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Parking details
Valet parking available during dinner hours. There is also self-parking available in front of the restaurant.
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Public transit
This is a public transit stop in front of the mall.
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Entertainment
Ocean Prime features live music in our piano bar! The music begins at 7:00pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4775 People Are Saying
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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, our waiter was Justin was fantastic

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was a regular to Ocean Prime. Showed up for an 8:45pm reservation this evening and they told us that they didn’t have a table. When asked what the estimated wait time was, they told us that they could not provide an estimate. Group next to us was 45min past their reservation time. Both of our groups left and went to Capital Grille who seated us immediately. I will no longer be a regular at Ocean Prime.

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LG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and love that they actually recognized the occasion- we had flower petals on our table along with complimentary glasses of champagne. Several staff members wished us well. Food was good and service was excellent! The restaurant was obviously busy but we never felt like there was a lag nor did we ever feel rushed. Definitely recommend and will go back!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful server Spears, great seafood and a great sunset!

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m
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

too noisy for my guests …..the server did turn down the music for us.

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s
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food is excellent- ALWAYS
I only have one complaint and that is the smell- there is an odor that smells like a dirty dish sponge or dirty carpet and it’s overwhelming
I noticed it last time I went there and this time my sister was with me and it was te first thing she commented on when we sat down.
She pointed it out to the manager and waited.
The manager was very apologetic and promised to take care of it right away. I truly hope so because this is my favorite restaurant in Tampa by far and the smell just kills it.

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TP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carlos was beyond excellent and the meal was quite divine! Looking forward to returning and i wont wait for a special occasion because a trip here makes a regular night special!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic and knew the menu like the back of his hand whether it be the ingredients listed to how the food was presented. His enthusiasm and professionalism is on par with the fine dining restaurants I’ve been to. Highly recommended establishment.

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LT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and great entree selections - yummy cocktails

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GL
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Ocean Prime always great food, great service and very friendly staff. The wine list is excellent with wines at every price point. Our favorite is the Waugh Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The scallops are sweet and flavorable. We enjoy going on Sundays, lunch on weekends and special occasions and have never been disappointed

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my wife for our anniversary and the service and attention was fantastic!

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Celebrating Anniversary and Birthday...we were seated in a back room...could have been anywhere...no ambiance at all...music was loud...table was not decorated...when we mentioned to waiter (who was amazing btw Justin) the hostess came a threw a few rose petals and confetti down on the table...and when we checked in they acknowledged the special occasions...

Food came steaks were ordered medium came rare...sent them back...two of us at our food while hot and our guests ate alone when there’s came...

However...the manager came over personally and apologized and they took both steaks from the bill...so they made it right, but overall a disappointing evening to celebrate two special occasions...

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F
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like Ocean Prime. The food was great and service was slow but expected and professional. I always feel like I'm paying too much for what I'm getting. Can't put my finger on it, but that's the way I feel. Still had a great time and will come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!! Love it here :)

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Spears is an amazing waiter- very personable and attentive! We are gluten-free, and found plenty of amazing options on the gluten-free menu. They even had delicious gluten-free bread! Highlights were the seafood tower, sea bass, and the corn (which was incredibly fresh, just off-the-cob). The atmosphere is fun and romantic. Steak was good, but not the best we’ve ever had. Menu items are a la cart, so it can get very expensive. Overall, it was delicious and fun, and we would definitely go again!

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Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Red wine was served non-chilled. It was 85 degrees. Really you can by a wine refrigerator or chill those small decanters you use. UNBELIEVABLE! The Reysson Haute Medoc was acidic in a bad way. I changed to a Malbec, again served at 85 degrees.

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LG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my birthday and they had birthday confetti on the table which made the experience extra special! Always a great experience there!

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love OP! The food is spectacular and the service is phenomenal!

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MB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, I'd give OP a great great review. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass. The outside dining area is wonderful.

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VD
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is beautiful. I went for my birthday and everything was prefect. The crab cake was Delicious. I also had the blacken snapper. It had some kind of buttery corn sauce on tip with a little kick. It was just goody goody. The Cucumber Gimlet drink was so refreshing. I normally don't like gin but the bartender made is 'just right'.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food , service and ambiance. Beautiful view on the outdoor dining porch. Perfect afternoon

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Crab cKes, lobster mashed potatoes and the rib eye were awesome

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B
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in a lovely setting. We were there celebrating a special occasion and it was a very enjoyable experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was prettty good. We were treated like royalty. Overall very satisfying first experience. Thanks to our server Jordan.

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent as was the food.

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BG
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the dinner was great. I have always had seafood here probably because of the name but this time I had a steak and it was WONDERFUL. Service was impeccable. One of the best places in Tampa to eat. Highly recommend it to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

rushed from the onset

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TN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Prime was as great as I thought it would be. Food was excellent and cooked to perfection. Staff was very friendly and came around to our table frequently to ask us if we needed anything and just to make sure everything was great. Very elegant dining area added to the ambiance. Very romantic atmosphere. Ocean Prime has a huge selection of premium wines. I really enjoyed my dinner at Ocean Prime and would recommend it for sure. I can’t wait to go back someday.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food and drinks. Wine selection was excellent.

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j
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is a restaurant that is over the top in service , food and always setting the bar for creativeness in reaching for a number one spot in tampa, they have. the waiter josh was always going above and beyond to see that all was exceptional ,kudos to all great staff and management

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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my mother here for her birthday dinner. Her steak had to be sent back because it wasn’t well done like she asked. That was the only drawback from eating here. Everything else was good. The ambiance and happy birthday confetti on the table was a nice touch. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. This is a good place to come for a special occasion.

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The main dishes and lobster bisque were excellent but the sides left something to be desired. The creamed spinach just tasted like salt and the jalapeño potatoes had zero jalapeño flavor. Our drinking glasses all reeked of fish smell and it made me lose my appetite rather quickly. I saw another table complain about the smell of the glasses as well.

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RP
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a small birthday celebrations. The patio was amazing and our server(cutie with the reddish blonde hair). We had an absolute wonderful time. We will be back OFTEN!

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JP
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great experience! Our server Tyler Vannetta was superb! Thank you

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BC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ocean Prime is a fabulous destination for special events. It's pricey, but you will have the best service you've ever had at a restaurant. Servers are attentive and knowledgeable and their recommendations are spot on. The tables are very close together so it's not for cozy or private conversations. The food is amazing and some is locally sourced. Highly recommend for a special occasion when you have extra $$.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and our service was awesome. That said, we went there to eat and the food was just ok. Not bad, I'm not slamming them I'm just saying, it was ok not great. Staff was great!

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S
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect & amazing! The best happy hour & cocktails in town!

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W
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

For an upscale restaurant with very good food and service, you should not feel like your on an airplane. The tables are too close together, especially those sitting along the windows. You can’t enter your seat if another party has already been seated, unrelated parties have to move if you have to go to the washroom. OP should fix this space issue.

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NS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely, delicious lunch. The seafood options were outstanding (I had the ahi tuna bowl) and the service was awesome. We wanted for nothing. As I emptied my glass, another came to the table before I could put it down. Would definitely go back.

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