Datz

4.4
460 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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About

Since the doors opened in 2009, Datz has been impressing the guests with great items on the menu, craft beer, bourbon and a great atmosphere. This Tampa, FL restaurant is a unique place to visit and has become quite the popular spot over the years. It serves up breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Datz has a robust many with many great items to try. Some of the starters include the mac bites, monkey bread, funnel fries and the fusion fries. You can also enjoy various types of tacos, hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches. Datz has some house favorites as well, including the Creole shrimp n� grits, hog snapper and the drunken kabob.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 3:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(813) 831-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
No one brings food and business together better than Datz! Whether you’re planning a team building event, pharmaceutical luncheon, project grand opening or elegant holiday party, we work hard to understand your goals — and work within your budget! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers and everything in between, we offer easy ordering, fresh food presented in a professional manner and consistent service every day.
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Cross street
Barcelona
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Parking details
There is a large private lot on the south side of Datz, a smaller one against the north side of the building and street parking is ample and legal. Valet can be scheduled for larger groups.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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GG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Very attractive restaurant where you can where very casual clothes. A neighborhood location and feel...parking was a slight challenge - a bit tight in the lot across the street.
We enjoyed our flight of bacon and the dipping sauces! (When Pigs Fly) We gobbled down the popcorn that was brought before our meal - I believe she said it was from a place nearby - very addictive!
I loved my "Get Shorty" entree. The meat was delicious and I am a succotash fan! I had to bring half of it home and it was delicious the next day too.
My husband was not a big fan of the Kentucky Colonel Bowl - not very much flavor and sort of dry. He asked for extra gravy which wasn't good. (reminded him of store-bought gravy in a jar) He did love the biscuits.

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o
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the visit. Made reservations in advance, which is advisable!

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ST
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've dined here a few times, and always enjoy what we get! We tried the crispy chicken skins; they can best be described as glorified pork rinds.. Delish! I got the April in Paris with chicken added; it is messy, but worth all the gooeyness getting everywhere. My boyfriend got the short ribs which seemed to be a hit with him! I wasn't too pleased with the cocktail I ordered: the spa water or whatever. I love gin, but not my cup of tea. Craft Beer selection changes often, a facet which we love! Our server JT was friendly, he answered a million and one questions I threw at him.

We like taking our time, and usually ask for the meal to be paced so it wasn't a big deal, but get ready to wait a bit longer than average for anything here.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and so many choices on the menu. The drink selection are amazing. If you have kids bring them also they have food for them also

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The most difficult part was deciding what to order. So many of the items were unique and sounded wonderful. My sister-in-law and I split the Holy Guacamole and had ample to eat. Both of our husbands enjoyed their food as well. We will go back for sure.

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K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was to die for; I ordered the braised pork shank and mascarpone mashed potatoes. Not only were the pork cooked perfectly (falling off the bone), but the potatoes were super creamy. The atmosphere has an industrial feel to it, with exposed piping and brick. It's also very warm, romantic, and comfortable; the lighting was dim and the walls were filled with an eclectic mix of bottles, goods for sale, and artwork. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable and was able to recommend safe dishes for those of us who are visiting for the first time. We celebrated our anniversary there, and when the staff found out, we were offered a dessert to take with us. I was just blown away by the hospitality and fantastic dining experience. We will be back!

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WD
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food is different and eclectic...but the menu is very overwhelming. And if you are on a diet, or don't like eating fatty/heavy meals, you are out of luck. Everything either is deep-fried, has bacon, and/or jalapeños. Our server Mackenzie was the best server I've had anywhere in a long time! She was super friendly, right on top of our needs, and knowledgeable on making recommendations.

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W
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Been looking forward to trying Datz for sometime. Great interior vibe decor as expected but food was disappointing. Had the recommended truffle fries which came warm and soggy ($10 for fries and not even hot or crisp??). Wife ordered the popular waffles and tweet, waffles were bland and tasted old/stales. Chciken was good with a nice crunchy exterior. I had the "April in Paris" sandwich was very good but the popular chips with blue cheese drizzle not so much. I would try Datz again but likely for brunch, but if my recent visit tells me anything it's not to get my hopes up.

The next door "Dough" location also is ho hum with nothing spectacular. Took a few donuts home for the family and even those were stale and boring.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Most of the food was terrific (omelette was dry), and nicely presented. Of course, parking is a challenge in this neighborhood.

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W
Tampa
89 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Hate the fact that you can't reserve during peak times, but the food is fantastic. The pork shank was phenominal. Never a bad meal here.

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D
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The reason I chose DATZ for brunch was because they have a fried chicken and waffle benedict and I have a Chicken and waffles addiction... It was every bit as delicious as I anticipated. However, I had a 930am reservation and when I tried to order a Bloody mary, I was told they don't serve alcohol before 11. This is important to know in advance. Additionally, there were a lot of children around and that was not hangover-friendly, especially without a Bloody! The service was okay. Waiter was cute, but not super helpful. I was disappointed in the grits-- not particularly cheesy, and they were very gelatinous. The bacon infused potatoes were cooked well but overwhelming flavor of bacon and not potato.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2014
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Waiting for all in party to arrive before being seated is ostentatious and pedantic. Grow up and serve the customer

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was my first time there. The food was amazing. The service was great. Wine list needs to be updated. There were some cocktails that was on the list but they did not make it anymore. Overall I had a wonderful experience.

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FL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious chicken salad sandwiches and chips. I look forward to trying other menu items on another visit.

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B
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the pulled pork, chips, bread, cole slaw, meatloaf and succotash. Everything was excellent especially our server Maggie. She is an
excellent server with the personality to go with it. She deserves a raise!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love, love, love the food, the service, the drinks....everything

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m
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our reservation was at 9:45 PM on a Saturday night. While the food was delicious, it took FOREVER. The drinks were not cold. At 10:58 PM, the waiter told us that the bar was closed and he could not get us a second round of drinks, even though he NEVER told us that it'd be cclosing. He never asked how our food was either. The whole experience sucked. Don't go if you want to be treated well and enjoy your meal. Very disappointed.

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n
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

we were not impressed with food, the appetizers were not good. we got a piece of carrot cake to bring home as a surprise for mom and it was terrible. expensive and not worth it. maybe a place to have beer...

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

May experience was great. You really do a good job. My date and I enjoyed everything. Our server Logan was funny, prompt, and had a great knowledge of the menu. He helped me decide on the stuffed meatloaf and I couldn't be happier. It was great. The veggies were perfect. My date had the shrimp and grits. The grits were some of the best I've ever tasted. You guys do a great job and should be proud of your work. Thank you for the great experience.

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n
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun, funky and relaxed with an extensive beer, wine and bar selection and tasty modern takes on some classic comfort foods. Don't forget to save room for dessert, or a least grab something delicious to go! Highly recommended for brunch, lunch, or after-work gatherings. The staff is very accommodating and attentive.

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JJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I make it a point to head to Datz every time I visit Tampa!

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c
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have dined here many times and always been very happy. This was the first time we have not been happy. Food was cold when we eventually received it. Service was so so.. strange things like being served cream for the coffee in plastic to-go ramekins. About the best thing this meal was the coffee.
This was Sunday brunch and I know they get packed, but we arrived at 8:40 AM and it was not busy at that time.
Not sure what happened, but this is the first time we have ever been unhappy with a meal here. I regret not addressing the problems at the time but we were both so unhappy we just wanted to get out of there.
I hope this was just an off day. We always bring guest from out of town here and I hope this was just a one off bad meal.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a good place to go at anytime. We always go there when in the area.

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JM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came for dinner & drinks with a friend...my 3rd visit (other 2 times were for brunch). We had a great table upstairs where we were able to chat, our server Gabby was great, the food was fantastic and the beer list is no less than impressive! Can't wait to come back!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here for my birthday with friends. It was an excellent breakfast! My only issue was that my dish did not actually come as the menu described it- no pastry crumbles on the nutella french toast! Everything was delicious though

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We started with a cinnamon roll with bacon. It arrived cool to the touch and was stale. The eggs benedict with pastrami - the pastrami was over salted otherwise it was good. The fresh fruit was canned pineapple and fresh raspberries. The chicken fried waffle benedict was excellent. I would try Datz again for lunch.

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FO
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken and Waffles for brunch was incredible, always great service and tasty food. My spot when I am in Tampa.

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B
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can not wait to come back--had a waiter on his last day of training(wish I remembered his name). He made our fantastic meals/experience over the top fun

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the food to the ambience, one word can describe the place: eclectic.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my sister to Datz for our last night of vacation celebration. The server was so helpful since we weren't sure what drinks to order. She spoke to the bartender for us and even brought samples in order to verify we'd be happy with her recommendations. The food was amazing and we had zero wait time between sitting down, ordering, and eating. This was due to the fact that we went early (5:45pm) and had reservations. When we left the line for a table was literally out the door.

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MB
E. Tennessee
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the brunch on Sunday morning. The bakery items available were fresh and so good. Loved the Monkey Bread that was served. My Eggs Benedict were perfect and the Eggs and Hash was outstanding.

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit to Datz did not disappoint! Great menu and kid friendly. Service was great too!

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j
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I booked our table a week before our visit on Open Table. I received a confirmation from open table the day before our visit like usual. When we arrived on time to DATZ the hostess said they had no record of our reservation. I showed her my Open Table confirmation and she said "sometimes the restaurant blocks those reservations and doesn't tell you" WHAT? She placed us on a wait and we were seated about 15-20 minutes later though the restaurant was no more than 1/2 full. She also rolled her eyes several times and never once apologized. Once we got to the table everything was yummy and our server, Peter was fantastic. If you can get past the rude hostesses will be fine.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food & service were both great! Great beer selection and creative cocktails too@.

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C
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Datz and we enjoyed every minute of our dining experience. We were seated at a table upstairs with a balcony view of the lobby below. Our sandwiches were delicious and our waiter, Joshua, was very helpful and provided great service. It was our daughter's birthday and he brought her the absolute best Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake with a sparkler on top to make this a most memorable occasion for all of us.

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f
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Datz is unlike any other restaurant I have ever been too. The lay out of the restaurants is so cool and allows for plenty of space for lots of diners but also keels you from feeling like you are eating off of someone's dinner plate. The food is unlike anything you will find in Tampa. This restaurants specializes in bacon and their sandwiches are to die for. I can't wait to go back to try their breakfast.

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l
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went as a group of 5 for a late lunch on a Saturday and were not disappointed. Both the reuben and short ribs were delicious! The watress was charming and well versed with the menue and drink selections.

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M
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any time I have visitors from out of town, I bring them to Datz! Everyone has fallen in love with the restaurant and its vibe! Thank you for always impressing and for a good time, every time!

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AT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was inventive, the service was great and the Oreo beignets were to die for!

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F
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I have been to Datz before with my boyfriend and we loved it. In that, I suggested we go for my best friend's birthday. Unfortunately, the food was cold and disappointing. I was so upset. The place was slammed so we just paid and went on our way. I love the atmosphere and the food was fantastic the first time, but consistency is key.

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