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The Pearl Tampa - The Pearl – Tampa, Tampa, FL

The Pearl – Tampa

4.7
4.7
1088 Reviews
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
The Pearl is a well-polished culinary jewel that showcases made-from-scratch food, classically inspired cocktails and an exclusive selection of Ales, Lagers & Stouts. All within one cozy tavern.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 151 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood
  • Phone number
    (813) 709-7776
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Olivia Giesler
  • Private party contact
    Christina Karvelas: (813) 709-7776
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Cross street
    Water Street and Channelside Drive
  • Parking details
    Valet is offered just off Water Street on Raybon Ct. Look for posted directional signage to guide you to the valet drop off area.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,088 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Tampa

    Most Booked

1,088 Reviews
  1. Nancy

    Tampa

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun restaurant to go to before a Lightning game! We enjoyed the fried oysters, and their take on a grilled cheese and a Cuban sandwich ... both were excellent. Also, had a great margarita, although a little on the pricey side for the size. Would definitely go there again!

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  2. LauraS

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Completely enjoyed the Pearl. My husband had the Cuban, I had the smoked white fish dip and clam chowder. The food was excellent as was the service. We will be coming back.

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  3. 5moons

    Cincinnati

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find! Our first time, but definitely not our last. Outstanding cocktails, appetizers, dinners and service. All top notch. It was very busy, but they were on it. We didn’t wait for anything. All very timely.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server kristen was amazing! She really made the whole experience flow perfectly and her recommendations were spot on! Yummy food & our table outside was so peaceful

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  5. ErinB

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was really slow on a Monday night for 3 people.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. SteveG

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been dining at pearl for the last year, everything I’ve had there is fantastic, this time we had the smoked salmon appetizer, which was over the top, the fish and chips, fantastic, and one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. I’m normally not a blue cheese guy, but it was melted and with there, homemade tomato jam. It is the best burger in town. Also Darren , one of the managers, he’s always so hospitable, and makes you feel like you’re the number one customer, enhances the dining experience.  Steve G

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  7. Anotherdinner

    Tampa

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time at the bar for brunch. Becoming a Sunday ritual.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, we did brunch. Highly recommend the tater tots..

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  9. Lisa

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We went to The Pearl a couple months ago and it was delicious. I couldn't wait to go back. The Thai Curry mussels were amazing the first time. This time, they had no flavor - very bland. My husband had the shrimp appetizer and it was rather dry. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating but had two many tables. Perhaps we just hit a bad night but given all the eating options, not sure we will be back anytime soon.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. TDWPB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Craft cocktails were on point.

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  11. ArmanS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, fantastic service. Server was friendly and helpful but not too familiar. Loved it. Drink and food were expedited quickly but didnt feel rushed. Over all a wonderful experience

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place for a date night. The foos and service was amazing. We will be back.

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  13. Fonzie

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entire experience was fantastic! I have a severe food allergy and no reaction whatsoever—Celiac. Highly recommend!!!

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  14. Andres

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. This is a really good option for a fun date night in downtown. The food was done with care and had really good flavor. Excellent service as well.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant came highly recommended but it turned out to be a big disappointment. The service was not great. The espresso martini so super sweet that we couldn’t even taste the alcohol. We sent it back and the next one just seemed to have more espresso. The fried chicken sandwich was really dry and came out warm. I will say, however, the tater tots were really good, but this is definitely a shareable app. Hope whomever is reading this has better luck.

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  16. Fr4nco

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent, but our first approach with the Hostess was not the best. She was completely unfriendly

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  17. JulieB

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were amazing! We were sitting in the back side room which was nice and quiet. It was a girls night out before seeing a play. We were able to catch up and enjoy several courses of food.

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  18. Cathyw

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside and it was delightful. The raw oysters were excellent. tried 2 varieties- enjoyed the ones from MA best. We ordered the harbor salad for a main course and it was fresh and delicious.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible brunch! Pork Cheek Hash was out of this world. Chicken and waffles was delicious.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful decor and wonderful ambience. Our brunch meal was excellent!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Whitney took great care of us!

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  22. Tata

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Jose was very helpful and knowledgeable on the menu. Enjoyed the entire meal, but the chicken wings were my favorite.

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  23. Brigitte

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ever since “The Pearl” got their Michelin Recommendation, the Kitchen has tightened up and has been extra fabulous with quality. The Clam Chowder, makes this place a 2 visit per month (at minimum) for us with friends and family. A Side of the “Root Crop” is my must have.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The smoked Salmon app was amazing. We got the chocolate pie which was very decadent. The NY strip wasn’t great. No taste and lots of gristle. We come here often and the food and service is spot on good.

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  25. Vicki

    Tampa

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious dinner and outstanding service. David was an excellent server and his recommendations were spot on. The special scallops were wonderful. Loved the cornbread and baked oysters. The blueberry lemon pie was to die for. I highly recommend the Pearl. Such a great dining experience and a great addition to Tampa’s restaurants.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Honestly, one of the best Old Fashioneds I have ever had!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food was amazing, service was even better. Crew at the bar was fantastic. Alyssa was great, Ben makes a great drink, the restaurant manager brought my wife a bandaid and antiseptic because the one she was wearing came off. Fun crowd in there, you may even see Ric Flair at the bar. Highly recommend for a great night in downtown.

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  28. KathrynK

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Garlic Shrimp app and chicken sandwich are delicious. Julian our server was fantastic!

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  29. Belinda

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places to eat in downtown Tampa, especially because of all the gluten free options on the menu.

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  30. JohnG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were excellent. Great atmosphere

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a day of reservation at The Pearl and are so glad we did! The food and service were amazing! I got the special which was salmon and it was delicious! The Cure punch was also very good, we would recommend this place!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & fantastic service. Have been many times - would always recommend the Short Rib… my favorite meal in all of Tampa!

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  33. RobinR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Janelle was a fantastic server and the recommended food was amazing!

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  34. Texasgfgirl

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am required to eat gluten free and e menu was well marked and guidelines followed at every point. Had a wonderful worry free lunch and would return many times. Excellent service and wonderful outside dining.

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  35. Kate

    New York City

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent - loved the jalapeño corn bread so much. Service was slow - I think they get pretty busy and thus backed up.

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  36. TanyaL

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service at The Pearl was wonderful. We were visiting Tampa for the first time and this restaurant was on the Tampa Golf Cart Tour. After our tour guide explained that it was new as well as delicious, I immediately made reservations and The Pearl did not disappoint!! My fiancé ordered the shrimp and grits which he said was amazing! The deviled eggs are served displayed on this cute chicken egg holder for lack of knowing what to call the kitchen gadget but they were definitely delicious! I ordered the crispy chicken sandwich …. Very tasty and much better quality in comparison to any fried other fried chicken sandwich from restaurants in the same category. I highly recommend going here for any meal offered. We will be back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love The Pearl! The food is always on point and the service is fantastic. They have the best brunch!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fresh oysters are impeccable. Never made it to a meal after 4 dozen oysters and a Mimosa Kit for brunch.

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  39. GaryB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and experience! 2nd time here and will come again!

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  40. Rubia

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The weather suddenly turned awful and our reservation was outside! The manager helped find us a table so I could enjoy a nice dinner with my from AL and TX, The food was amazing and Desiree our waitress was phenomenal! Thank you to all for going above and beyond! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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FAQs

The Pearl – Tampa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 709-7776.

The Pearl – Tampa is rated 4.7 stars by 1088 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 151 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Pearl – Tampa

823 Water St. Suite C-100, Tampa, FL 33602

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Water Street and Channelside Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet is offered just off Water Street on Raybon Ct. Look for posted directional signage to guide you to the valet drop off area.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Olivia Giesler
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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