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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
Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

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

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (16)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (8)
Organic (7)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent place! The best for wine and tapas with friends!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food. We went on New Year's Eve and had a Prix fixe menu but will definitely be back on a normal night.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We decided to try this late one night since its local for us the reviews were great. Food was delicious and very tasteful. Service was great and although limited, it was more than enough for us and gave us a chance to try something different since they have some creative things on there. We'll def be back and overall our experience was A+

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Refinery has adjusted its menu but still offers weekly unique creations. We had the veggie burger which is thick and tasty and a grilled Mahi Mahi special. Our appetizer was a chicken salad like creation on toast that was excellent. You can sit downstairs or go upstairs to the bar and outside dining. Seminole Heights has a number of terrific restaurants of which the Refinery remains at the top.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had brunch/lunch with some family members here this past Sunday and was very impressed with the food and prices. You'd be hard pressed to find this good of a meal for this cheap anywhere else in Tampa.

Tags: Organic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was amazing as it always is! We greatly enjoyed our waitress!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food just wasn't good. Underwhelming, bland, didn't live up to hype. Server was great. Overall my family and I were very disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It was our first time and it won’t be our last. The food was amazing and great service!!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our server was fine, however something was seriously wrong in the kitchen. when we (a party of three) arrived there were only 2 other guests. We placed our order almost immediately since we have dined here before and knew the menu. It took 30 minutes for 3 hamburgers and soggy ill prepared fries to arrive. we sent the fries back. Unfortunately this experience has soured us on The Refinery.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fun to sit outside in the cooler weather, but food and service were both just OK - not spectacular.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I usually rave about the food and this trip was no different. This time I figured I would focus on the staff. They are terrific. The folks there are always warm, welcoming, attentive, and efficient. We love The Refinery.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As a vip opentable and a foodie of the world I would recommend not going to disestablishment unless they have been open for at least one hour because my experience last night to order a burger took them 55 minutes to produce with only two other tables in the entire restaurant

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

From appetizers through desserts, everything was incredibly delicious. The rooftop seating was gorgeous and the staff was excellent. Seriously, nothing bad at all. The actual building is adorable and historical. We will be back again and again and again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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