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GROVE

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863 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
GROVE Restaurant, Patio and Ballroom is the newest offshoot of PIER 22, the award-winning waterfront destination headed by restaurateurs Hugh Miller and Greg Campbell. At GROVE we specialize in contemporary gourmet offerings and onsite event planning. The menu is elevated yet approachable and locally inspired. Housemade dishes emphasize fresh seasonal ingredients as well as innovative cooking methods, and with 27,000 square feet of dining space including casual patio dining, private rooms, a relaxing lounge area and an elegant 350+ person ballroom there’s room for everyone at the table

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Join us at GROVE for Thanksgiving! We will be serving a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for $34.95 as well as a special Holiday Menu. Book your table now. Note: Parties larger than 7 guests, please call us at 941.893.4321 to book your table.

What 863 people are saying
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JohnM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we sat at the bar and had a great afternoon. Highly recommend the Poutine Burger.

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SusanS
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a place to have a holiday get together. Grove looks very good. Lots of outdoor dining

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vipMike
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Respectful of space issues and staff all masked!

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viplesann
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

In light of Covid a few issues-should use individual packets of salt and pepper rather than shakers. Servers should wear disposable gloves

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RobB
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tried their weekend breakfast. Was there around 8:30. Only one other table occupied outside but really picked as we were leaving around 10:00. I had eggs Benedict and it was very good. My wife had the veggie omelette which also was good. We were surprised the omelette doesn't come with toast/English muffin etc. The "star of the show" however were the potatoes that came with both dishes. They were excellently prepared and very tasty. Overall a very nice breakfast with a nice atmosphere for a very reasonable price.

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Sandi
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very safe for pandemic concerns. Food is good, service excellent. Drinks however on the stingy side, can barely detect alcohol. Otherwise I’d give it a 5.

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CathyF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Great food, tons of outdoor seating!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server William G was fantastic

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vipDianeC
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed this restaurant! The grouper was outstanding! We sat outside, and I felt very comfortable!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had brunch. It was delicious. Would do it again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our second visit to the Grove and the first during Covid. We sat outside and we were away from others. However we were shocked to see as many people as we did enter with out a mask. We were also shocked to see how many people were at the bar very very close together. Masks were only preferred not required.
It was definitely a way to breed Covid quickly.
The food was good but the server was not always wearing his mask correctly. Many of the servers had on neck gators that do not protect against Covid.

If you are concerned about Covid this may not be the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good service

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PatS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was top notch, personable and knowledgeable. We told him we had a short time to order and eat and he made it happen! There was 5 of us ordering 5 different meals and each one was delicious,

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vipLWRancher
Tampa
85 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I reserved their Open Table and everything worked smoothly. Sitting outside was perfect. Our waitress was cordial and sufficiently attentive.Soup was a bit too salty but good. Flatbread was delish!

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Darius
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Quiet atmosphere and attentive wait staff.

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SusanW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat; we feel safe, great service and tasty food. It’s our “go to” restaurant for lunch, happy hour and dinner.

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TomO
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value. Food was good. You showed me as a no show, but I think my significant other didn't mention reservations because it was not crowded.

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vipAlisonD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seemed too soon to have so many people packed inside of the restaurant. Florida May be open yet how can you prevent viral spread when even the staff were only wearing masks when it was convenient

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Phil
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Have enjoyed lunches and Happy Hour at The Grove but dinner last night was disappointing.
Ordered calamari appetizer which was very good but the Flatbread was bland and could have been from the freezer section at the super market.
Just depends on what you order. Other couple we were with felt the same- burger overcooked and Flatbread just average.

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StevenH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good. Good service. Good social distancing. They also have drink specials and a full bar

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vipBeJust
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fine dining in the heart of Lakewood Ranch. Love eating on the relaxed covered patio. Everyone follows CDC safety guidelines, tables are well spaced, and the place is immaculate. My spouse had crab cakes and I had the wasabi tuna for lunch Tuesday and both entrees were perfectly prepared. I was allowed a bite of the crab cake and it was wonderful. The wasabi tuna was also exceptionally fresh and the light wasabi crust was delicious. Our only recommendation is to ditch the cheesy grits side with the crab cakes. Try any variation with sweet potato; you get excellent nutritional value, a rich flavor boost, and it will pair perfectly with the simple, sweet taste of the crab. I also recommend the Giesen Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and full of flavor. Finally, the service was excellent -- attentive, polite, well-informed, and helpful. Can't ask for more. But we did, and loved every bite of the crème brûlée that we shared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were treated kindly and with respect by our server. He was friendly and informative. We both had cheesy grits and shrimp—FANTASTIC! Flavorful, creamy and perfect portion size. Kudos!

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SandyW
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the happy hour menu drinks and appetizers! Liked the tuna nachos and the sushi rolls.

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Lori
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy, our waiter, was fantastc. He was very friendly & attentive.

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AmyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was just ok. I ordered the jambalaya which was pretty good. My husband ordered the prime rib which was just ok for the price. My daughter ordered the kid steak was burnt on the outside and she ended up having to cut the outside pieces off which left very little steak to eat. Not that great for the price.

The outdoor seating was nice. Although we didn't go to the bar, it looks like a nice place to have a drink or dinner.

Our waiter was not very attentive at all. We had to flag him down for everything. Overall it was much too expensive for the overall experience.

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JackieB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Happy hour - good selection of cocktails and apps. All of the entree's we've tried have been good! The scallops benedict are my favorite so far. My husband likes the stuffed chicken. This is one of our favorite local restaurants.

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LindaD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Old Fashioned was delicious as were our entrees. The warm rolls and honey butter were great, as usual. I play mahjongg and have lunch at Grove every Thursday and Lisa our regular waitress is really helpful. I love that I can add up my frequent user points and apply them to meals.

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MichaelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great dining experience - service is a highlight. The staff is very well trained.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grove is one of our regular spots. Friday night was consistent with past experiences. Food was excellent. Service was great. And, considering the times, they do an excellent job maintaining a safe experience.

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vipjerryv
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Grove was very good. Great service and outside seating is plentiful and safely distanced. Definitely recommend the Grove!

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vipBeccaS
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal here so much. Service was attentive. Excellent martinis. Thai beef was delicious. DH had grouper that was excellent also. The carrot cake was very good. Enjoyed our entire meal. Felt very comfortable with the covid precautions. Plenty of space between tables.

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CarolynC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The balsamic chips are a waste because the chips are mostly tiny crumbs

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vipHerbR
Naples
73 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Grouper dry..pasta loaded with cream sauce..expensive for what you get

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Jeffb
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice Menu...would like to see how it is after the restrictions lift

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked the food and the outside seating was great for people watching and enjoying a good dinner. Definitely going to come back for more date nights.

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Parteegirl
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and exceptional service from our server Dana! A fabulous birthday and anniversary celebration! We’ll be back soon!

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vipLisaK
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food

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LindaK
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love them - we have a business in Lakewood Ranch “Divine Interiors” in San Marco Plaza. We urge everyone to support our local businesses.

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CarolynG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it. Ted is an awesome waiter! We had dinner with friends. It was their first time there.

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SusanS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

After 25 min had to ask for a server. Watched the hostess scramble to find us a server. When taking our food order, asked how we wanted the scallops cooked! Wanted then cooked but not rubbery. Well 2 orders were rubbery and my skirt steak was cold. Wait staff was very slow and had to flag her down for the bill. We apologized to our friends for a bad first experience when all of our previous dinners have been wonderful. I did email the management with my experience and have never received any response. Very disappointing.

GROVE
Responded on September 18, 2020

Susan we are very sorry we missed the mark on your dining experience! I will be reaching out to you via email today to touch base. Best, Austin

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You can order delivery directly from GROVE using the Order Online button. GROVE also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 893-4321.

GROVE is rated 4.4 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.

GROVE does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fs6.formsite.com/ApKw1p/nqrdcgcmbf/index.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.