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About The Refinery - Tampa

Greg Baker and the Refinery staff are committed to utilizing as much as possible from farmers and suppliers who do it right. Sustainably and ethically right. Then we refine this already beautiful product into something even more amazing and we change it up every week.

We are a casual environment and welcome everyone at our table.

5137 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

Cross Street:
Frierson Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 237-2000

Website:
http://www.thetamparefinery.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is permitted if the lot is full as well as many surrounding free lots.

Executive Chef:
Greg Baker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 1:45PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Fri 9:45PM - 10:30PM

Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 9:45PM - 10:30PM

The Refinery - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
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Casual (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Cozy (11)
Healthy (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Fun (9)
Organic (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great Beer (7)
Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Scenic View (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is unique and yummy. Service is awesome. Loved the outdoor deck setting.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Highly recommend using open table. They sled if we had a reservation and knew my name and knew that we requested outdoor seating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perhaps my and my group tastes are not eclectic enough but the food just really did not land well on our taste scale

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Burgers: Bread was cold but the meat was top notch. Tasty overall

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Brunch at The Refinery always worth it. Fresh local ingredients ❤️❤️❤️

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This story starts out having considered a different restaurant first. We first decided to go to Ella's for a bit of variety in our brunch habits. We arrived to a wait but also a half full outside dinning area. Ella's Folk Art Café told us there was a 45 minute wait for tables even though there were open tables outside (it was a bit cold) that no one on their waiting list wanted to sit at but were refused due to being a twosome and they were holding them in case a larger party came along. After a brief discussion we decided that Ella's was not worth the wait...especially when while discussing the situation we discovered through Open Table that we could get into one of our favorite's, The Refinery. We left Ella's and gladly went to The Refinery. The food was amazing as always and the service fantastic. I guess there is a reason we go there as often as we do, good service and really good food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place was awesome! Tucked away in Seminole Heights it appears as though you are about to have dinner in a home with friends or family. The service was great! The food was really good, my husband ended up ordering two entrees.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Visited for the first time and enjoyed the food. The fish was delicious! Would recommend it to friends, I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was good about our time at the Refinery--the food, the server and the environment. We would definitely go back--again and again.2

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

With the weekly changing menu, the Refinery used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Tampa. Unfortunately this last visit was nothing to write home about. Our waitress admitted from the moment she greeted us that she was afraid of opening wine bottles and then spilled some on the table and my boyfriend as she struggled to open our bottle. The charm that used to exist with each entree no longer seems to be there. Would recommend to those looking to eat local ingredients.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very nice meal. The cauliflower was fantastic. Overall, great atmosphere, staff, and food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went there for brunch. Everything was excellent. The food was excellent, the beer list was good, so was the wine list. I'm going back.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Traveling to Tampa on business I am on the lookout for new and interesting places to eat. Refinery was exactly as their website described, with a limited menu, but that's great for getting carefully selected and well-prepared food. The "bush" infusion was a nice alternative drink, wait staff was great. Ate on the outdoor patio, very comfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Organic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best burger I’ve ever had. Literally.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Had the refined burger (peanut butter and marshmallow fluff). It sounds odd, but it surprisingly quite good. A very good balance of sweet, savery, and salt. The quality of the meat was excellent. The French fries in the other hand needed a major ovethall. The were limp and greesy. The homemade ketchup had slot of allspice on it, which I am not a fan. I asked for some mustard instead. That I would recommend, it was spicy and delicious. Besides the fries, I would totally recommend this meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Small restaurant in hip Seminole Heights. Servers very accommodating and knowledgeable! Good beer and cider selections. The Flounder special was delicious, but felt the $26 cost was too high. The House burger did not disappoint!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very unique menu. Loved the flavors and the melt in your mouth Country Style Rib with buttermilk sweet potato puree and the best green beans in the world, made with cumin. My husband had the shrimp over toast - charred spelt bread, accompanied by grilled Italian sausage and lovely flavors to enhance it all. My son had the largest, juiciest House Burger, made with grass fed beef and fries "the way they're supposed to be made". They had a wide choice of beers and wines. We had excellent service and loved the homey atmosphere. The entrees change weekly, and we will come again. The chef really succeeds in giving you an experience of food fresh from the farm cooked beautifully with a mixture of spices and herbs you probably would not have thought of. They even make their own ketsup with a secret ingredient. Find out for yourselves. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Vegan, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Organic, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

A little place with a lot of flavor! The burgers are excellent, the prices are reasonable and it's not overly crowded. Plus, indoor and outdoor seating. Very cozy and perfect for date night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had the refinery burger with the peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, it was AMAZING!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was great. Food was excellent. Service was quick and professional. Staff was personable and friendly. Overall, a wonderful experience. We will be back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was a super cute old Tampa home that was turned into a quaint eatery. Prices were good and food was average. The chef took originate items and the idea was to make them fancy. Good concept but the good taste was not there. We went on Friday and that was what they call date night. They offered a bottle of wine for $15. I would go again. It was nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The Refinery offers some of the most creative dishes we've tried. Our server Lindsay, always provides great selection suggestions. This is not a quick meal but a dining experience. We started our meals with wine, beer, and cider options - yum! The charcuterie was interesting and tasty. The chef made mustard was inspiring. Additional bread was provided when our server noticed we were out. The meatloaf with chorizo was the table favorite but we also liked all the dishes ordered. We can't wait to go back.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you and than you.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 21, 2017

So glad we found The Refinery - our party of 7 was very pleased with our meals!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I return again and again for good beer and the black-eyed pea burger.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Went for a date night and tried out The Refinery for the first time, we were not disappointed. The menu changes weekly and is small and inventive. The dining room is small but does not feel cramped. Waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was average at best. Was surprised given all the hype. My wife's burger was by far the best dish. Very limited wine selection- below average. Won't be back anytime soon.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Quaint and intimate little restaurant. Friendly service, and the food was excellent. Wines very reasonably priced, making it a reasonably priced, very enjoyable evening

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Went for brunch with my family. Great food, service not bad, bad not goid either.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Such a disappointment after reading fairly good reviews. Very few menu choices, only a couple of vegetarian dishes and the kitchen is unwilling to make any exchanges on a plate, I.e. Cauliflower in exchange for Lima beans. Told they can't do that because they only make enough to go with each plate and they can't do a different vegetable.
1 full hour before food arrived and at that point we had to ask if there was going to be a food delivery. Two 4 tops who arrived after us were served before us. WE DID make reservations.

Would not recommend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food!Good quality! Will go back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, and extremely accommodating of my food allergies. I definitely recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Awesome food and beer! Had the blackened cauliflower which was great and didn't miss the meat! Service was excellent and ambiance was nice.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the flavor of the huge portions we were served. Would definitely return and will recommend to our friends.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food and service were exquisite. Highly recommend The Refinery.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Always a great meal, new and different

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had a great evening with friends. The service was perfect. The food was excellent. It was the perfect place to enjoy good food and catch up.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The refinery is tucked away along with several other amazing restaurant's in this area. While the menu is not lengthy the quality of the food is amazing. Take the time, get a reservation, and go enjoy.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Went for brunch and it was fantastic as usual. The Sake Mary's were delicious, the sweet biscuit debris was like dessert for breakfast, and the zucchini bread French Toast was amazing. Always a great meal.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I don't get it, I'm sorry. The food left a lot to be desired and so did the service.

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