Whiskey Cake-Tampa

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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, drinks were delicious, food was uniquely great. Waitress was nice. I would go back

LL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch. Great selection of food; both breakfast and lunch options. Fun, unique cocktail selection including a bloody mary bar. Moderate pricing. Highly recommend trying it

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was wonderful but moved very slow. I would go again but would plan to be there for a longer time.

TJ
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friday night is dinner out for us. We decided to try Whiskey Cake after reading the reviews and it was an excellent decision. The service was great and the food was even better. The place also has a very large bar menu and a pretty nice setup there. The menu offers a nice selection of entrees and appetizers. Outdoor seating, high tops, and standard table seating is available. There is also a nice selection of couches and comfy chairs scattered throughout.

Must try the 3 Little Pigs sliders and the Whiskey Cake.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded 2 days ago

Whiskey Cake is a given ;) SO glad you enjoyed it all! Try our social hour during the week, we have $5 cocktails and snacks from 3-6pm, and again at 9pm to close.

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JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheryll McNadd was our server and she was FABULOUS. She thoroughly explained specials and her favorite dishes (nearly entire menu) and she was friendly and courteous. She’s a wonderful asset to the restaurant and I will be asking for her each time I dine. Food was absolutely delicious.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded 2 days ago

So happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We can't wait to see you again soon! :)

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MC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

I was there first on Saturday 9/7 at 11:30 am and was very happy with the Food and Service. I quickly went back for dinner on Tuesday 9/10. The atmosphere was obnoxious to say the least. It was super dark and so loud I could not hear my friend. It was not a pleasant experience. After 30 minutes of waiting on our appetizer, I decided to chat with a Manager to discuss my poor experience. He seemed mildly annoyed but said he would look into it. By the time I returned to the table, our food was there but not our appetizer. The Manager returned with appetizer in hand and said he would pay for the appetizer and one of our meals. At the end of the meal, they tried to pull a bait and switch on us and offered us a free desert which we declined and called them out on their original promise to pay for the appetizer and 1 of our meal. When she came back with the new bill, she informed up that they took off the appetizer and did not charge of the the cheapest meal. Why would you even say that? Regardless, although the Manager attempted to make things right, I must say there was still much wrong with the entire situation and I am not sure I would go back.

KD
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service!

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded 6 days ago

Glad to hear it! Amazing is always the goal :) Hope to see you back soon!

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TG
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu, great atmosphere. Fun cocktail menu, great place for lunch or dinner. They have a large private room also.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded 6 days ago

We have a lot of good things going on, thanks for the 5 stars! I hope you had fun and we took great care of you and your guests :) The whiskey cake is pretty darn delicious too!

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SY
San Antonio
69 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant so much!!
Such a unique farm to table menu and the service is always spot on!!!

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded 6 days ago

Farm to Fork, Garden to Glass! Our servers love to spoil our guests :) Make sure you try the whiskey cake when you return...

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L
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were there on Sat. sept 7 during late lunch. 2 pm reservation. Our female server was absolutely wonderful, so sweet and informative about the menu. I wish I could remember her name! Top notch service and food was delicious! Will definitely go back!

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded 2 days ago

Can't wait to have you back! Weekend brunch is SO delicious :) Save room for whiskey cake when you return.....

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P
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I came here for the brunch today and it was good and the waitress was very nice. The manager came to speak and he was also very nice. I’ll be back here tonight for dinner with another friend .

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on September 7, 2019

So happy to hear this! Our brunch has some really delicious choices, try the Monte Cristo next time. It is to die for!

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BP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent vibe. Super service. Everyone was nice, attentive and seemed to be genuinely glad we were there. Menu was diverse and the food way above average. Great value. Great experience.

r
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Very slow service.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 31, 2019

I am so sorry to hear that. Next time you come in please ask for a manager and we will make sure everything is up to par.

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KL
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You cannot eat at Whiskey Cake without having a Whiskey Cake! So good!

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 31, 2019

Glad you enjoyed out famous Whiskey Cake! Next time you come in try out switch -up dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food, great whiskey selection, and awesome service from our waiter.

KR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A few friends and I went to Whiskey Cake yesterday for lunch after hearing great things. We were not disappointed! The food was amazing, fresh, and perfectly seasoned, even down to the fries. We finished off by sharing the Whiskey Cake dessert and it blew us away! We have been talking about that cake to anyone who will listen and can't wait to go back for more! The staff were very pleasant and the food was served hot and in a timely manner despite it being lunch time. Everything about this place exceeded our expectations, including the cool ambiance. I've already planned a date night with my husband so he can see what I was raving about. Great experience!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

It was the first time checking Whiskey Cake out. It will probably be the last time. The farm salad was tasty and so were the kettle chips. We really enjoyed the Brussels sprouts. We ordered the Orzo salad and it was so bland, and no taste. My husband ordered the chili and to be honest it tasted like Hormel chili. For an $11 bowl of chili we expected a little more.

I had The Rotisserie Chicken and it had no taste at all. I understand they brined the chicken for 24 hours but I’m not sure what they are using because it really had no taste. The service was good, and nice ambiance. We really wanted to love this place, it just didn’t happen.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 28, 2019

Come back and try some other things. We have quite a variety of flavors and food preparation styles to fit almost any palate. Ask for a manager, we can guide you any direction to land on delicious for you and your guests. And them there is the whiskey cake, it never disappoints.

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GR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place. Great food, great service, great atmosphere! We have visited on multiple occasions and will continue to do so.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you so much Gary! We love hearing this :) Please ask for a manager if there is anything we can assist with when you return !

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OT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I ordered a salad. It came wrong. I sent it back and waiter was apologetic , but there was obvi a miscommunication because I again got my second salad wrong. I waited a very long time for a salad after the other people in my party had already gotten their meals, mine did not require to even be cooked. Then waiter tried to make it right by giving us dessert “for the table” 11 of us shared 1 rather small piece of cake.... so I’m not sure how that made up for the mishap. I probably will not go back because the food was rather unhealthy and the mimosa was way over priced

CB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Definitely not for someone that is watching their figure but a great place to enjoy a cheat meal with a friend. Chill vibes and really good cocktails. The inside is cozy and welcoming- easy to spend over and hour enjoying the food and company.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 28, 2019

We have a pretty big selection of light and healthy items, and ingredients. And then there's chicken and waffles. Everybody needs a cheat day, right? We can guide you around depending on your mood, ask for a manager for help. We live for it!

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M
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Great place to try. We went knowing some reviews said service was slow. Our 3 appetizers came out at different times, well the last one never came so we cancelled it. Then, our dinners came out way too sssslllllllllllllllllloooooooowwwwwwwww with too much time passed between finishing 2 of 3 appetizers and getting food. The food was good but so late we almost cancelled our dinners but we were starving. A few of us had the chicken and waffles - they liked it very much. I had the grilled salmon and grains - it was very good, but the piece of salmon was so small (shaped and sized like a small hotdog - weird). The extra staff who brought out drinks or food were very friendly and on top of it. Our waitress was hard to get in order to order the drinks or food. We had to flag her down several times. They need to keep working on their timing of delivery.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Received 2 raw hamburgers. Management was very accommodating and corrected the issue and apologized. We will visit again.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Very very slow getting food. Maybe even an hour after ordering. The food was very good though when we did get it. The waitress was friendly but the hostesses were not helpful and all of them seemed confused about what they were doing.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good, however it took awhile for us to get our food once we ordered.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 28, 2019

Sorry for the delay, glad it was good when it arrived. I hope you were able to try some our delicious cocktails when you visited :)

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U
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately, Whiskey Cake is not cracked up to the hype (except for the cake which is delicious).
Two separate bars inside & out that don't serve the same drinks...makes no sense.
Our waiter was completely clueless & frankly should choose another profession. I do write good reviews as well as bad but it was my boyfriends birthday & it was a major disappoinment

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

2 birthday celebrations

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 31, 2019

Hope you had a great experience. Let's make it 3 birthday celebrations!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

It took very long

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond impressed. Can’t wait to go back.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 21, 2019

We dress to impress :) And look forward to your return ! Make sure you try the whiskey cake

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, great food, loved the decor, wait staff was very attentive

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 31, 2019

Very excited to hear that you had a wonderful time! Come check us out during the week for Happy Hour!

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TC
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress Shirley was awesome

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hopefully it was Cheryl, she is pretty amazing :) Glad she took great care of you !

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DP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Drinks and appetizers were very good. If I return would be for them. The same can’t be said about main entrees. Lack flavor, not impressed.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 21, 2019

Sorry to hear about your entrees. Please ask for a manager when you return, we would love to recommend some items you would certainly enjoy :)

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J
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chairs around tables are horribly uncomfortable. Had made a reservation, but table not ready at scheduled time. Asked to sit in booth and told by waitress that was not possible since I had not specifically asked for in when I reserved Even though booths were available. Drinks good food ok

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 21, 2019

Please ask for a manager when you return. We would happy to get you a comfortable spot to dine and make sure you have a good experience :)

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Excellent service

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 16, 2019

Excellent to hear :) SO glad you enjoyed your visit!

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MH
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2nd trip here and it was just as good! Recommend the beet salad and the redfish. Yum!

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 21, 2019

That fresh Redfish is the bomb! SO glad you enjoyed it :) I hope you have tried our whiskey cake.....

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and well presented.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 16, 2019

Made in our scratch kitchen with fresh and local ingredients. SO glad you enjoyed your meals :)

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The food was good. And our server Montana is the best!!! I’ll definitely recommend to friends and family.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 16, 2019

Montana is pretty awesome :) Glad you had a nice visit, hope to see you back soon!

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KJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The whiskey cake was by far the best tasting food on the menu. The beet-goat cheese salad was sadly lacking beets but the sandwiches were good.

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 16, 2019

Sandwiches are amazing! SO much flavor. And the Whiskey Cake keeps you dreaming for the next visit :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!!

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 16, 2019

Muchas Gracias!

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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Restaurant style like no other 😊. Food was phenomenal! Had the 3 Little Pigs, and it was so yummy. And my hunny had the Chicken & Waffles, and it was really good. The Whiskey Cake was absolutely incredible!!! Great date night or family spot!

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 16, 2019

We have a little bit of everything, all made with love, and fresh ingredients!

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KP
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here. We ordered the duck wings and they were delicious! They had s spice but not too spicy. Then I ordered chicken and kale salad . Very tasty and big . My husband ordered the 3 little pigs and he said they were fabulous

Whiskey Cake-Tampa
Responded on August 16, 2019

All great choices :) Please come back soon, there are so many more choices that have great flavor and fresh ingredients !

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