Whiskey Cake - Tampa

4.6
587 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 587 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CBoogie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything about my meal was superb!! That whiskey cake should come with a caution sign " potential of over indulging"

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vipMatt
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. The Whiskey cake for dessert could have been one of the best things I have ever tasted

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Moniswimmer87
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great atmosphere! Have been there 3 times now. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, we loved it.

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RickyT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

There were 4 people in are party. Two of us that were there it was our birthday. Service started out good then the longer we were there it was like the server forgot our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, Devine wiskey.

JM
JenniferM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good but not outstanding. We really enjoyed our appetizers but entrees were mediocre for the price. Craft cocktails were tasty. Service was friendly and attentive.

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AaronP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer, something with goat cheese, the old fashions smoked, the 2.0 burger were all amazing. The waitress, Ashley, was great. Overall a pleasant first experience, and we will be back!

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NatalieR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was slow, maybe under staff, not sure. Food was great and prices decent. Overall good place to go.

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locally sourced, homemade and delicious! The Whiskey Cake is worth every calorie! Our waitress added to the fun. Memorable lunch!

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Misha
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

45 min to receive our food when the restaurant wasn’t even that full, taken to a dirty table and ignored. I don’t recommend dining here

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CarlosG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top service, intentional, caring, happy. Food was delicious. Ambiance was perfect for our 13th year anniversary. Whiskey cake was to die for. Will definitely came back for more.

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RODNEYC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheryl as always SENSATIONAL!
Food and drinks outstanding as well
But we come for the good people

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Extra fresh! Delicioso! Amazing!

MJ
MicJ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Fun atmosphere. Always enjoy dining here.

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vipInder
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our table was ready upon arrival, the appetizers and food were delish, and our server Sydnee was AWESOME! BTW - For dessert the whiskey cake is a must. I rate it a 10!! I wish I had photos to share, but I can promise you won't be disappointed.

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RenR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Great food and drinks! Will definitely be back!

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GregT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The food, drinks and atmosphere was excellent as well. Looking forward to going back soon.

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vipDanielleV
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere. Bartender makes amazing drinks, food was delish! I will definitely be making a return visit to Whiskey Cake when I go back to the Tampa area.

MM
vipMiMercedes2
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food flavor and presentation is very nice. The price may be a bit high, but considering the variety of food and level of cuisine it’s a win.

Service was a bit off. Wines listed in the menu were not available at a high iteration (I ordered the listed Trapiche, not available, then moved to the Merlot, not available, landed on the Rodney Strong Cab). Not the best match for the food items we selected.

The bourbon flight was nice and the Sazerac was well prepared although the serving was on the very short side.

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vipCindy244
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails and food were excellent. Our server, Ashley, was outstanding. Can't wait to go back. Local Board was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheryl was the best waitress, providing the highest standard of service I have seen in a long time. Logan was exceptional as well, providing excellent suggestions

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WhitneyB
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Was so excited to come here! The whiskey cake is definitely good! But the atmosphere isn’t the greatest. You feel very packed in like sardines. Our table had to yell to hear each other. The waitress was kind and good but she had to many tables so was definitely overwhelmed. The drinks were blah...SUPER over iced and watered down! For that price you expect a good drink not watered down. It was great for a one time thing but I wouldnt recommend more than that.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexa was fantastic! The good was great as always!

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Lala
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!
Their craft cocktails are the best.

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ScottS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Two hours to get entrees..."our kitchen has been operating at 50% and now we are back to 100% so it's taking some time to get your food"...two hours from seating to getting your entree is to long.

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vipMargaretF
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Very slow service and the food was equally slow. Not like the Whiskey Cake we have been going to for years in Texas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waited over an hour for food, extremely loud

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LisaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was decent but the Whiskey Cake was superb.

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BILL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

food was great. Service was a little slow, but the place was packed. Noise level was high until after 8 pm as the bigger tables had left.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - food was amazing!

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Great
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This place has really changed. Smoked whiskey not as good...food has gone downhill. Ice tea is no longer the best ever. Really disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations in advance knowing it would be busy. The menu is somewhat limited but everything is great .

Their desserts are a wonderful way to end your dining experience. Service has always been superb and ambiance is nice.

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BrianS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. The Whiskey Cake Dessert exceeded the high expectations!

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Jubo
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service. Knowledgeable, able to make good recommendations, attentive and pleasant!

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Shiah
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would suggest this place for drinks, happy hour and dessert. Service good.
Mind you, my experience was just after Covid reopen. So I am not being too critical.
The apps we had were both good. Fried Green Tomatoes and Salmon Dip.

But again, bar, Happy Hour quality preparation.

But priced as if Upscale casual dining.

The Entrees were both disappointing. Again, I understand that in the return to indoor dining the supply lines as well as the execution is still getting back to normal.
But myself and my companion both are in the industry and took that into consideration.

the Ribeye she ordered was requested as rare as possible and did arrive Rare but not to ask. And it lacked any and all flavor and even more so in seasoning.

I had the Brisket and Grits. The Pork was suggested by the server as their regularly prepared medium, I said that would be perfect and I'd even take it a touch under if they'd do it. But was more than fine with medium. It arrived more than so. And it to was entirely devoid of seasoning. So I sliced it and mixed it into the grits which were flavorful but overly salted.

Dessert, Whiskey Cake. I understand why the concept took the name of this dessert as their brand. The dish was exceptional... rich as hell but very good.
For a drink I had the Amaro Manhattan, also very good.

Service, her name was Montana. Montana was very patient with us as we took quite some time between drinks and even more time between apps and diner. She was attentive and friendly but also conscious of our desire for conversation and kept the drinks filled or tended.

Montana, my cocktail and the Dessert was certainly the highlight of our experience.
I am typically very easy to please in hospitality and appreciate average and really value exceptional. Montana has my greatest appreciation. She was good and she led me to my cocktail and mentioned the perfect pairing for dessert. Right on both accounts.

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Demae74
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We met for a late lunch at 1:45. We were seated outside, which was fine but the noise level of the speakers was so loud is was distracting. We could barely hear each other over the noise. Foo took a long time to come out but it was very good. The deviled eggs and butternut squash hummus were fantastic!

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RobW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hats off to the manager and staff. Went for brunch Sunday and unfortunately had to wait about 20 mins for first round of drinks. Food was slow to come out for our table but other tables seemed to get served quickly. However, the manager recognized this almost immediately and came over to our table to ensure us that he was aware of situation and was prioritizing our meal. He was also clear that he was trying to understand and root cause the issue to ensure no problems for others later. Although this was not a big deal, it was refreshing that the manager and staff were not going to allow us to be neglected and ensured we were well taken care of the rest of the time there. Outstanding effort to correct the issue despite the fact that these things happen. The food and drinks were very good. Will definitely go back and recommend that others go as well. 5 stars!!!

TD
TammyD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My only real complaint is I booked this table days in advance. And they stuck me at the end of a group high top as they didn’t have a table. It was our anniversary and really wanted to sit at a booth or table alone not with a high top that was having a birthday party.

FAQs

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

Whiskey Cake - Tampa is rated 4.6 stars by 587 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.