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

The Pearl – Tampa

4.7
4.7
1018 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

7:00 PM


Booked 145 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 1,018 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Most Booked

1,018 Reviews
  1. DerekR

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Pearl is a fantastic restaurant in downtown Tampa. It’s always so crowded and difficult to get a reservation, but that’s for a good reason. This was my fourth time dining here and it was fabulous. Our waiter, David, was attentive and really knew the menu well. He providing some great recommendations and I went with the pork piri piri. It was absolutely delicious! Pork was so tender and tasty and the sauce complimented it well. The cornbread was also delicious and my wife’s favorite starter. We would come here more often, but it’s not a place to walk in without a reservation.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow and not good at all. Food was amazing though

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first experience at The Pearl - we’ll be back!!!

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  4. JamesB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time dining at The Pearl. Great food, solid staff. I'll definitely be back.

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  5. FAITHL

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Darren (manager) and Desiree (server) are the best! They always provide exceptional service and go above and beyond to create an enjoyable dining experience! Thank you Darren and Desiree!

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  6. Luvbirds

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server, Dawn, was awesome. Much better experience than last time.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service….will definitely go again!!!

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  8. Stephanie5

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, we really enjoyed the baked oysters and hanger steak was perfect.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of our favors. Darren as been amazing both times we have had dinner. Super welcoming and accommodating! Food was excellent, service was as tremendous and just plan fun. We have recommended this establishment serval times and we will definitely be back when we are in Tampa!

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  10. Lisa AnnR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time, but not the last. Food was phenomenon. The service was exceptional. Devon was the best. You can tell he takes pride in not only his service, but the Management and restaurant itself.

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  11. Angela

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a good time at The Pearl Restaurant. Good music, good atmosphere, great service and great food. Thank you to Ilene for making our happy hour enjoyable. Until next time.

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  12. kgtampa

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant-great location-great food. All around great atmosphere. Wait staff was great

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  13. RyannS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service & atmosphere! We took my in laws here. They were visiting from out of state. They loved it…the food, the location…everything! Great evening spent with family.

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  14. MikeT

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality, beautifully prepared and flavored seafood dishes. Heavenly oysters and a respectable wine list. From what I could see at other tables— really nice cocktails. Also , attentive and well-informed servers. Best seafood restaurant in Tampa! Bonus— it’s also a very fun place.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived early for our reservation and was told we would be seated closer to the time of our reservation. We advised that was not a problem. The hostess was not clear whether we needed to come back to the hostess stand or whether we would be texted when our table was ready.She was very ambivalent and did not seem to want to explain further or offer any other assistance since we showed up early. We asked if it would be possible to be seated near a TV and the hostess responded that it just depended on what table became open when our reservation was ready. At our appointed time of the reservation, we received a text that our table was ready. We then approached the hostess stand once more, and gave the same hostess our name. We saw some tables that looked open that were near a TV and we asked if we could sit over in that section. She very Snottily said well if you want to wait longer, because those tables are not cleaned. We then said that we would wait, and that we would prefer if it was possible to sit near a TV. We only waited about five minutes more, when the hostess advised us that there was another section that had a TV that had opened up and would we be able to sit there, to which we replied, that was fine. Angela, our server, was fantastic and extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She was extremely attentive, friendly, and attended to our needs. The food was delicious and overall the experience was very good with the exception of the hostess.

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  16. TiaN

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, but nothing I couldn't get elsewhere. Love the ambiance. Service was very very slow as our server was not very attentive.

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  17. MitchG

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch on a recent Sunday. Glad we had a reservation -- people were waiting at 10:30 AM and for good reason: Food was creative, highest quality of ingredients and quite favorful. I had shrimp and grits and it was one of the best I've ever eaten. They can accommodate any allergy so our gluten free guests had their pick of almost anything on the menu. Kudos to our server, Jose, who made us feel like we were dining in his home. Definitely will be back when in area, probably for dinner.

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  18. DonnaZ

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and great GF options! Service very friendly and extremely helpful. Can’t wait to go back again!!

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  19. SueE

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oysters were very, very small. One was the Size of a pencil top. The waitress Whitney took care of us and gave us 2 extra. Then we got the short ribs. The pan was very hot the food inside Luke warm. We will not go back

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely experience. The jalapeño corn bread was delicious and the pork peri peri was surprisingly tasty!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good. I ordered the fish and chips and it was more like a kids meal. It had fish tenders and an abundance of fries. I ordered an old fashioned and for the price it was not worth it.the giant ice cube was about the size of the glass, in which I finished my drink in a few sips (no exaggeration). Overall nice place.

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  22. MelissaW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lot of Gluten Free options and dedicated fryer. The GF Great Lakes fried fish and tots were the best I ever had! I will definitely be back. Parking was easy on the street next to the restaurant

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  23. FCM40

    Jackson Hole

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Delicious food. Buzzy and noisy in the best way possible. Devon our server was delightful, informative, and so attentive.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for brunch and overall had a decent experience. Our waitress, Desiree went above and beyond for us, and she was very helpful. As far as the food, for appetizer we had the garlic shrimp, which was absolutely divine. It came out extremely hot and was flavorful. For our main courses. We had the harbor salad, and the tavern Benny. The poached eggs were a little bit overdone, but it was still flavorful and my salad was incorrect and had to be returned, which took a little bit of time, but it was still a somewhat decent salad. The seafood was fresh. We also really enjoyed the atmosphere of this place and I would definitely encourage a reservation if going for brunch .

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing service (not attentive and sparse), hostess a bit confused as to the reservation. Food was average at best. Not sure where all the hype is from about the brunch.

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  26. Love2eat

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and meal were excellent. However, the service was somewhat disappointing. The waiter seldom checked in to see if we needed anything. Had to asked buser to get a few items we needed. Overall, a great restaurant and will dine there again.

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  27. Luvbirds

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good; however, they need to be more respectful to their customers. We had reservations, outside seating, but it was raining so we asked for inside seating. We had to wait for 20 minutes for them to find seating which was a 2seater table against the wall near the server work area. It was a horrible seat!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Devan, our server, elevated our experience. The food was good but nothing I would go out of my way for. There pies however are delicious. A must try.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Whitney was excellent. Food had great flavor. A bit pricy but to be expected for the location.

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  30. JeffM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I reserved the hightop and you gave it away to someone else.

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  31. Debbiedoesdctoo

    Washington DC

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omg it was amazing. Everyone enjoyed every glorious bite.

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  32. Bethany

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just loved it! We went prior to the Bolts game! Service was excellent and the food outstanding. We will be back with family and friends in tow!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location, design, service, food. The Harbor salad was amazing!

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  34. summerw

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tater tots were outstanding. They were unlike any tater tots I have had before. They come in cubes and it tats like mashed potatoes on the inside. The chicken sandwich and cubed were also very good. The chicken sandwiche came with an outstanding sauce. The server was very kind and had great recommendations. We will definitely be going back!

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  35. HopeM

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Don’t say you have blue crab when it’s lump crab. Some Florida natives know blue crab and that’s why I went. Disappointing.

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  36. TomFoodCritic

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique spot located downtown Tampa. If you haven’t been, you are missing a truly excellent restaurant. The dinner and service were both superb. The menu was full of great things to experience. This is a restaurant to visit again.

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  37. CathyN

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Loved everything about it! Will be back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our entire experience at The Pearl. We had booked another restaurant for dinner, but due to rainy weather decided to go to The Pearl instead because it was right next to our hotel. So glad we did! Hostesses were friendly upon arrival and we were seated at the time of our reservation. Once at the table, our server was excellent and all food was delicious! We loved the cornbread appetizer- highly recommend! We both ordered fried chicken for dinner and could have split it! Very generous portions. Chicken had great flavor and was cooked perfectly. It was served with a delicious cinnamon roll. We were both very happy.

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  39. TaraP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was excellent and our server, Benjamin, was wonderful.

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  40. Just2quirky

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! Love the non-gendered bathrooms - 5 individual bathrooms for privacy. Decor was eclectic and sophisticated, great vibes. The curry mussels was probably the best I've ever had. We enjoyed the deviled eggs (see picture), the wings were juicy and cooked perfectly- any gourmet chef would be proud of those wings! The fried oysters were pretty good, large with sweet chili and horseradish, and the clam chowder was so authentic - full clams in it, still in the shell! Unique but it's a good, thick chowder recipe that clearly has been perfected. I loved The Cure drink but best of all was the Oreo pie! I expected a cheesecake consistency, but it was light and just beyond delicious! Possibly the best pie I've ever had!

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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 1018 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 145 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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