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Sea Porch Restaurant at The Don CeSar

378 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront (10)
  • Great for Lunch (9)
  • Special Occasion (9)
Enjoy fresh Gulf catch and local comfort food infused with coastal flavors at our seaside dining spot. With indoor and outdoor seating, the Sea Porch Café is the perfect place to gather for a relaxed breakfast, lunch or dinner. Host a private event at Gatsby's, our exclusive upstairs dining space for up to 30 guests. Then join us at the Pink Palace for Sunday Funday with our satisfying Sunday Champagne Brunch, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The famous Don CeSar brunch offers a traditional menu a la carte menu and an unlimited mimosa bar. Then meet friends at the Rowe Bar for a classic cocktail, Julep or hand-crafted Ade.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 7am-3pm and 5-10pm
Friday - Saturday: 7am-3pm and 5-11pm

Join us for Brunch on Sundays from 11am-3pm
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Phone number
(727) 360-1884
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Molloy
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Parking details
Self-parking is available for $10/per car ( Up to 3 hours) when dining in Sea Porch Restaurant.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 378 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service was awful. We waited 45 minutes before bread and salad was brought to the table.

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service was terrible. A group of four left after an hour. We ate but complained. Another table was given their meal free due to bad service. Long waits.

LauraO (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very nice ambiance good food with wide range of choices braised short ribs particularly good

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Still love and recommend the Don and this restaurant but service was a little off this time. We were served drinks and dinner in a very reasonable time and a manager and server followed up shortly to check all was to our liking and then no further attention such as checking for another drink or a dessert menu after dinner. After dinner we finally had to flag some one down to please get us our check at least 20 mins after they cleared our table. The manager apologized and comped our one drink so they did make an effort to make amends which is very commendable. We would have certainly had another cocktail or two and dessert but it was still a lovely evening.

CJ60 (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

Noisy poor service wanted a table outside but sat inside. Poor value for the price

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The restaurant and the food were good. Expensive, but very good. However, our experience was marred by the parking situation. We pulled into the parking lot and took a ticket. There was no sign that said anything about a time limit. We assumed that the ticket would be validated at the restaurant and there would be no charge. Turns out, the parking is free for two hours only. We didn't know that. We stamped out literally at two hours and five minutes. Five minutes extra! and were charged $26.95! After paying for an extremely expensive meal. We will not be going back and do not recommend this restaurant or hotel.

PatrickO (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Specialty cocktail ( blueberry infused bourbon Julie) was excellent
Waiter informative, helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating for our separate checks request
The food was very slow in arriving. It would have helped if there were bread or crackers served while waiting. Very surprised that there wasn't at least something while we waited!
My salad ( cranberries, pecans, feta cheese) didn't have enough dressing.
The garlic fries were good.

Bottom line: Expected much better from this high end resort hotel restaurant.

chasiv2000 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the smoked trout spread. Wonderful place to dine!

vipTravelalot (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

A lovely place to enjoy breakfast outdoors!

LauraO (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Service excellent ambiance lovely
Food great Possibly could have more lunch choices in Brunch menu. Lots of breakfast dished

vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
1.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

So disappointed with this place and we were looking forward to it. The server was good and very sweet but the food was mediocre at best. Got a foul smelling stone crab on a shellfish plate. We were a party of 5 and 18% gratuity was added without comment which seemed a little underhanded. The valet at $25 was the biggest ripoff and a very long wait in a very poorly run driveway. Again was really hoping for a better Sunday brunch experience.

GrayceM (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We were treated to Brunch while visiting from out of town. Disappointed, to put it mildly. Long wait for server to notice us, poor quality Mimosa, small selection of food for an outrageous price, no carving station. Could go on and on, but not necessary! Hotel was beautiful and well appointed as advertised!

Zack (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent Sunday brunch. Service is outstanding. Thank you

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great birthday luncheon. Food was excellent & our waiter even called bday girl by name 😊😊

vipKasey (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We had visitors and brought them over to experience the Don. Food was good. The calamari was way too crispy for my taste