Whiskey Cake - Tampa

4.5
1111 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We serve up tasty farm-to-kitchen dishes and cocktails, all made from scratch with ingredients sourced from local and regional farms and markets. We use slow-cooking methods on our wood grill and spit and in our smoker because it tastes better that way. Come dine with us at our communal tables, in one of our booths, on our sofas or rocking chairs, or perhaps on the porch next to the fireplace.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1111 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Low lit ambiance with good food and drinks!

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AAAagent
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Everything made fresh. Highly recommend the whiskey cake for dessert. Amazing dessert!

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Brunch
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Great food and awesome service.

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JenniferT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lauren was exceptional. She answered all our questions and was very attentive to us. From Atlanta and will definitely recommend this restaurant to our family and friends here

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CarmenM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Salmon I have had!

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Kaitlyn
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

This was our first time at Whiskey Cake. The service was rather slow, which we try to be understanding of given the time of year and the circumstances in the world around us. But, the food was not very good. My chicken was very dry and the orzo seemed just thrown together. The steak was tough and the fries were soggy. That being said, the drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Excessive wait time for

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! I would would love to dive deeper and learn more about your experience. As that is not the level of service we pride ourselves on and would love the opportunity to share with you a real Whiskey Cake experience!

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BetsyF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, food quality was excellent, the bartender prepared drinks fast and The Escape was superb. Will definitely recommend it to family and friends. Our waitress was very attentive and made recommendations for our food which were on point.

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JoeT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have dined here several times since they opened and I have never been disappointed. I will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irene the server was great

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AngelaW
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was terrific. Food quality and selection was excellent. Only negative was the bussing of tables was slow, with an eyeshot of dirty plates with old food sitting there for half of our dining time. Perhaps short staffed??

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vipPomme176
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the indoor scene! Food was good and priced very reasonably. The whiskey cake, as you would expect, is amazing!!! Great place to try, will probably be back at some point

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice managers

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! I would love to hear more about your experience with us to better assist you in the future. Is there a good day and time to touch base?

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise wasn’t too bad
Super cool environment, love the vibe. My cheeses chicken sandwich was amazing! Our waitress Maddie was amazing

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StevenK
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was awesome as usual and the server was excellent!

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AllisonC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter we had was fantastic! The menu has alot of different choices. Each item we ordered was very good. Large portions for the price. The dessert Whiskey Cake was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Arrived early for our reservation and they sat us right away. We waited probably 15 mins before asking the host if we had a server because we hadn’t seen one yet. She finally arrived and greeted us, took our drink orders. They were out of the hustle and grind cocktail so ordered something else. The old fashioned came out right away, the cocktail was 15 minutes later & we still had no water, appetizer was probably 5 mins after. Runners delivered all of our items except for the old fashioned so we hadn’t seen our server for another 20 mins. Tried to order a drink at the bar and was refused, told to wait for her to come back. Manager came out and said she’d make it right so we ordered another drink & and they gave us a new waiter. We ordered an entree and 2 desserts and the dessert came out first (20 mins later)… so we cancelled the entree. The drink came out after we basically finished the dessert. It was a mess. Then they charged us full price - or at least we think so, except no itemized receipt came with the bill. When asked for one and for to go boxes the guy took ANOTHER 15 minutes and he showed up without the boxes. At this point we said forget it, just keep the money. He insisted it took so long because he was looking for our itemized receipt in the trash. What?? Not sure why he couldn’t just print one off but okay… we will not be returning.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded a day ago

Oh behalf on the entire Whiskey Cake team and myself I want to apologize for the experience provided. That is not a level of surface we are proud of and can only imagine the level of frustration. I would personally love the opportunity to apologize and make it right! What is the best way to reach you?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed it, great drinks

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Angela
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time at Whiskey cake, looking forward to coming back.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on November 18, 2021

We are so glad you had a great first experience with us, Angela! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipSherrieW
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had a large group and all of the food came out together and correct.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi Sherrie! Thank you so much for your kind review. We enjoyed hosting you and your group. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vippamelad
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I think this would be the perfect place to go on a weeknight -we went on Saturday night and it was super super busy -super loud -we were kind of in a crowded area in the back of the restaurant ; but they have a beautiful bar and Several private rooms which would be better. The hostesses were the best hostesses of any restaurant I have been to in Tampa

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi Pamela, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback on how our team is doing, as well as our amazing hosts! We hope to see you again soon.

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ShaliniM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing however entree was not filling. Drinks were amazing, however was less than half a glass full. So felt like didn’t get value for money. Taste was great however. Seats are not comfortable.

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AMRo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ordered the $38 dollar ribeye which was not a choice cut. Very thin and no seasoning. Appetizers and drinks were great. Don’t get the steak. They should have better quality for the price.

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vipStevenM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn't like that they changed the chili. Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was quick and pleasant, we made perfect timing for our work lunch break. The overall ambiance and decorative theme is really nice. We will definitely be back.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on November 6, 2021

Hello! We appreciate you taking the time to share your 5-star experience with us. We would love to see you again soon!

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JudyR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the local board for a starter. All local fare, very good but needed to have a bit more honeycomb, it was like only one bite and my husband took the whole bite. The Thai duck wings were fabulous but there needs to be 4 wings instead of 3 to make it a good dish to share for that price. Our server Colton was very good and social. Manager Bailey is very knowledgeable of the whiskeys they serve and spent quite a bit of time talking whiskey with us. Looking forward to going back to try some more local fare.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on November 6, 2021

Hello Judy! Thank you so much for sharing your 5-star experience! On behalf of us all, we appreciate you and your husband. Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time enjoyed everything.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating - it's much appreciated!

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vipBriggsy06
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday lunch. Atmosphere and service were excellent.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi Briggsy! Thank you so much for sharing your 5-star experience! Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to serving you again!

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ChrissyW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Maybe it’s because they are short staffed or they forgot our order but we waited for our food for an hour. Our waitress checked on us at the 45 min mark to say it was coming soon but that seemed long. The table next to us ordered about 5 mins before us and was almost done eating when our food arrived.

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Waited for ever for my server to come to my table. She stated no one told her I was at the table but as busy as they were visually you could see me and my guest sitting there. Several servers passed by and saw us sitting there and it wasn’t until the 4th person walked by that she took my drink order because she noticed no one came over after almost 30 minutes of us sitting there.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with hubby. The food was great and our server was outstanding.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thanks for the 5-star review. Our team is thrilled you’re happy with your recent visit and we hope to see you soon!

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Robertw
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a Friday night with The Rolling Stones concert only a couple of blocks away. I can only imagine the kitchen staff was shorthanded Because food took forever and was not up to their standards.
Drinks were on point and service was good

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khar
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as usual!

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vipLauraB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have a choice where to dine, choose this phenomenal restaurant. OMG. Food, service, location all are superb! The double cheeseburger may be the best cheeseburger I’ve ever had. Get the bacon on it. The homemade chips were to die for. Hub got the Turkey Burger and loved it too. Do not leave without trying the Whiskey Cake for dessert. So good! If you want to splurge on calories, this restaurant does not disappoint. Yum, yum, yum!

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on October 29, 2021

Hi Laura! We would like to thank you for sharing this great review about our team and restaurant! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you soon.

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CarsonP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was slow, they ran out of food and bread and menu items, portions were small compared to other visits. Food temp barely warm. Manager was a little apologetic but adjusted bill. Very disappointed compared to other visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

The service wasn't the best and it was very empty for a Tuesday lunch. The waitress was friendly but again very busy (maybe only waitress). The drinks took a really long time to arrive but then we were also provided with a free appetizer which was nice. The food is priced fair considering it's "fresh." Appetizers were duck wings (spicy and subpar), deviled eggs (fantastic), and neighborhood board(unique and tasty). We also had the chicken cheese melt sandwich (chicken a little dry but good) and the Mac and cheese (taste like a hot picket filling which I really enjoyed). The dessert was a seasonal pumpkin cheesecake, delicious. Overall, good experience just wish the service was a little better.

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vipWilliam
Tampa
106 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first time for brunch on a Sunday. We were pleasantly surprised. The food and service were both excellent. We will definitely be back.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, William! We take pride in knowing our guests are happy with their experience and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Brunch.
Food wasn’t good. Drinks were good!
Our server Azucena was Amazing!! She made our experience wonderful and gave us a reason to come back!

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. We really appreciate your business and helping to share the word about our seasoned servers and also an opportunity where we can be better! Hope to see you again soon so we can provide an even better experience.

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EllenH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great time!

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for a perfect 5-star rating, Ellen! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

A little disappointed with lack of gluten free options especially for a farm to table.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hi there! I'm so sorry that we did not do a better job communicating with you how many of our menu items can be made gluten free. We would love to have you back in to try us again and either your server or a manager can help you navigate the menu and give you all the options we have! We look forward to having you back!

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FAQs

Whiskey Cake - Tampa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 535-9955.

Whiskey Cake - Tampa is rated 4.5 stars by 1111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.