Permanently Closed - Primebar - Wiregrass

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in The Shops at Wiregrass, Primebar is a modern day ale house and your go to destination for cool food, local brews, live entertainment and great cocktails.

Our kitchen specializes in contemporary American fare, serving up a delicious array of mouthwatering appetizers, garden fresh salads, two-handed sandwiches and signature specialty entrées. Behind the bar, we offer an outstanding wine list, local microbrews and a slew of hand-crafted specialty cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Monday- Wednesday: 11am - 1am
Thursday - Friday: 11am - 2am
Saturday: 10am - 2am
Sunday: 10am - 1am
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Phone number
(813) 994-8800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Primebar offers a large variety of options for off-site catering. We will work to accommodate any and all requests. For inquiries, please contact joe@restaurants-america.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bruce B Downs Blvd.
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Parking details
There is ample parking at Primebar and the Shops Of Wiregrass. We also validate Valet parking Thursday through Saturday.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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c
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another option at wiregrass

BS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a reservation at 5:00 pm on a Saturday and when we arrived the place was at about 25% full, still would recommend reservation(never know). Be aware it's a good size room could be noisy when busy. The food was very good and so was the service and prices are reasonable. Would return when in the area.

B
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun visit. Staff pleasant. Very noisy but lots of fun energy.

V
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food and bad service

a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was okay, it was nice to sit outside and eat. Decor was nice but the food was alright. It wasn't bad food, just didn't "wow" me. If I had relatives visiting and everywhere was booked I wouldn't mind eating there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ordered scallop tacos. Substituted asparagus for the beans. When asked about how many scallops were in the tacos, was told two sea scallops. There was one sea scallop cut in half in each with minimal taco filling. Not very flavorful. I only ate one taco. Asparagus and rice were great. So good that I ordered a side of rice to go. Was disappointed when I got home to learn that I paid $5 for a side of rice that was only a scoop full...didn’t even halfway fill the container. I will go there again because the rice was that good, but will never order the tacos again. Our server was sweet and polite.

DA
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great time and tradition when we are in town

S
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Great venue!! Nice feel. Hardworking people, but they are overworked and it shows. Slow food service and too little empathy.

t
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comprehensive menu! Very difficult to make a final choice, but everything was great. Will return.

KA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome drinks and menu . Sat outside due to it being a beautiful day. Love everything about this place. Waiter was awesome and laid back. Would definitely go again.

EW
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Fast service, good food, strong mimosas!

OT
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We hadn’t been since they were shut down last fall but decided to give it another shot. I waited at the hostess station for over 5 minutes before I was greeted and once seated it took almost another 10 minutes before we were greeted by our waitress and this was only after a waitress passing by noticed we’d been waiting for a while. After another 10-15 minutes we finally got our drinks. I had the garlic Parmesan wings which tasted completely plain. My daughter had the ahi tuna which also lacked flavor and the rice was undercooked. My husband had the wedge salad which was underwhelming. The deviled eggs were quite tasty, though, so I kept my rating a 3. We may go again for drinks but will more than likely pass on the food.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was delicious and the service was awesome. Our waiter was great and very polite.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing . I don’t eat red meat but was just craving a burger and it did. It disappoint . It was huge with two patties. I took one off and the bun too and had another whole meal to bring home . For $13.99 it was s steal . My husband just ate it as a leftover and said it is literally the best burger he had had in years . Marissa our server was great, fast, kind and nice . It had patio dining and easy parking . Drinks were reasonably priced .

MK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated and served quickly. Good portions and price we're decent. Was there 5:45pm not to busy, nice layout and clean.

S
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We had the burger special, can't beat it! Food was hot & tasted really good. Our server, Allyson, was very attentive, we never had to ask for anything.

F
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was amazing and our server Was very personable. We will definitely be back what a great place to enjoy time with good friends.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dinner here quite a bit. A quality experience every time. Good food and decent beer selection.

KT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wife and I went out for a Valentines dinner. We were promptly seated outside as requested and greeted by waiter within a few minutes. We arrived just before the end of happy and waiter made sure to point out the specials. The food was good, nothing overly special. A solo guitarist was playing for the evening and weather was warm and outside seating was nice.
Service was great and waiter could not have been nicer. Overall a very nice evening out.

S
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Wasn't too busy that day so we had lots of time to spend with friends. Great service and the weather was really nice so we could sit outside!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was pretty slow, but wasn't staffed that well. Server did the best he could!

F
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Waste of time and money unless you love simple, fried food that tastes about as good as what you get in the freezer section at Publix. I'd rather eat at McDonald's than ever go back to Prime Bar. Now, if you want a spacious place to watch a game and drink beer, its great. But if you want a bite to eat that is good, don't even bother. The prices are insane for what you get here, unless its happy hour. Some items on the happy hour menu are only $5 but they aren't even worth that.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great! Our server recommended a very good beer which I thoroughly enjoyed. The chairs and furniture need some repair but it didn’t really affect our positive experience. Live music was a nice background and not too loud to have a conversation.

d
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall great experience. Happy hour is awesome. Hubby had steak, it was fantastic. He also had the sweet potato fries and slaw- both were wonderful. I had the duck, which was cooked perfectly. My only complaint is that the sauce sort of carmelized and became very sticky very quickly- however the flavor was still wonderful.

Also- the happy hour menu is great!!

MG
Orlando
55 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for happy hour...Sat outside and enjoyed a warm delightful evening visiting with friends. Located at front of Shops at Wiregrass which also makes for interesting people watching.

JC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Matt was our server and he was great! Bar orders took forever for it being a slow night (over 15 minutes for a glass of wine). All of our food was over cooked which was really disappointing.

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Awful service. 7 people in our party and 4 received the wrong thing. Waiter was no where to be found half the time. Poor poor service and restaurant was more than 3/4 empty.

C
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Overpriced TERRIBLE food!! New chef LOVES salt. Mediocre service, limp fries, wedge salad was $13 and was the size of a side salad at other restaurants. The burger tasted like bad meat. That was our 2nd and LAST time going.😔

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The place looked old. Under the awning was very moldy looking. Seats were cracked. The food was ok. Got the poutine with duck. Gravy was thin and distracted from the dish. The server was very nice.

DL
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

b
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant offers a diverse menu. The food is great tasting at a fair price. Live music and several TVs showing sports is very entertaining.

DL
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch , it was great!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Food isn't great, but like the location, and outdoor seating.

JC
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Our waitress ended her shift ( she was great).
No one picked up our table. We had to beg for wait staff. Once we finally got one she was great. Poor staff transfer. Lost $$$ by not attending to our table.

SC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went for the brunch, it was excellent. Great price and our server Anna was wonderful. The only thing I would suggest is to have more than one person behind the buffet making the waffles and carving the meats. He had his hands full. Overall a great day. Will certainly be going back!

KB
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my family to have brunch on Sunday. Very nice selection of brunch items including omelettes and a carving station.

VM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe of this place and the food was great

DV
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat out on the patio and it was the perfect evening with friends. Weather was beautiful!

EB
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had dinner at the restaurant on Mother's Day. It was not very crowded and I soon learned why. The server was quite courteous and friendly. However, she was somewhat slow to take orders or clear the dirty dishes.
The appetizers were good - buffalo wings, hummus, and calamari.
The entrees arrived with the wrong ingredients on top of two salads (salmon and chicken were switched). The mistake was quickly fixed.
The desserts arrived missing the caramel topping that was described by the waitress. When it was brought to her attention, she went to the kitchen and returned to inform us that they had "run out" of caramel sauce earlier in the day. So, the kitchen staff was knowingly sending out plates with missing ingredients. However, "the manager" was going to make some now (at her insistence) and it was delivered to the table 5-10 minutes later. Of course, by now the dessert was already eaten by 5 of us sharing the dessert.
These were relatively minor issues. And I would have been happy to disregard all of these problems had there been some acknowledgement by the managerial staff. The most disappointing part of the experience was the lack of managerial involvement. Considering the problems that we had with the dinner, I expected a manager to present him/herself to the table, apologize and offer some sort of compensation. All of these issues made the evening less than stellar. For the price ($50/person), I expect better service and more consistent meal preparation. I won't be back to this restaurant any time soon. There are much better options within walking distance.

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