Whiskey Joe’s Port Richey

4.2
433 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Whiskey Joe's Port Richey is Back & Now Open! Our indoor dining room, and outdoor dining spaces including the beach and our waterfront deck are open. Make Your Reservation Today! Takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup are also available!. Whiskey Joe’s provides a tropical escape along the Florida coastline where guests can enjoy breathtaking views, family fun and experience all the activities happening on the water. Home to the “World Famous Barefoot Bar,” Whiskey Joe’s features a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining, beach access, boat pull-ups, firepits and palapas dotting the white sand. The getaway offers weekday happy hour, live entertainment, boat docks and versatile event spaces for corporate and social events. Happy hour specials available Monday - Thursday from 3PM -6PM. CUISINE: Featuring local specialties and Caribbean flavors, highlights from the ‘Floribbean’-inspired menu include Island Crab Cakes, Mango-Glazed Scallops, Gator Bites and a raw oyster bar. The bar program specializes in tropical, tiki-inspired cocktails such as the Tropical Bahama Mama served in hand-carved coconuts, 40+ margaritas and mojitos and an extensive selection of local beers on tap. Accessible by both land and sea by boat docks, Whiskey Joe’s Manatee River’s 12,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor venue includes a range of versatile special event spaces and a full-service team dedicated to accommodating private gatherings of all kinds. From outdoor beach weddings to casual parties in the sand, Whiskey Joe’s offers the perfect escape for fun social events in a stunning, unique setting on the water. Our special event office is still open and booking events, call 727.339.6718 or email wjportricheycatering@srcmail.com

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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful view. The service we received from Denise was second to none. She could not have been more attentive. We had a party of 15 with guests ranging from 7 to 97 and she treated each person with a smile and with respect. The food was delicious and plentiful. It was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was good, but food delivery was a long wait. Over an hour for us to get our meals and one of our meals had a mistake.

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SandyW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet up group get together. Good time and good food.

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DONNAP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I made reservations, they didn't put us were I asked,we are handicapped and wanted down on the sand because the stairs are horrible, the waitress was very mouthy,she reunion the whole night. My food was over cooked to rubber..The drinks went back every order because they were wrong.

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HenryS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambiance. Waitress was very much always checking on us and makinv sure all was good.

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WilliamT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great as well. We would go back again.

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taraf
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a beautiful setting for an evening out. We sat on the upper deck balcony and the view was beautiful abd the ambiance was relaxed and fun. The gator bites were fun to try and fantastic. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will definitely be back!

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viprtryon
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great meal here...no compliants.

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TheSimpleTravels
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with good food overlooking the Pithlachascotee River and Millers Bayou. Worth visiting and we’d recommend.

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Pfaff
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

View outstanding! Service OK...menu... ok....salad just ok
Husband mussels good... my grouper sandwich just ok...
drinks ok.overall food and service ok.
view outstanding

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vipSB904
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, actually great food. It’s not the kind of food you come to expect at most casual waterfront restaurant and bar. The view is just like being in the islands. Lots of white sandy beach and marine activities. The prices are fair especially for the view and atmosphere.

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JR80
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor and “semi-outdoor” dining. Elevated deck (covered but open) is fantastic, facing west while watching the sun set over the bay. Large beach dining area snd bar below. Indoor is smaller but nice. Food is superb and servers are all polite and attentive. Family friendly while at same time good for couples.

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TimN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I had to ask for a service 6 times before we fortunately got an excellent server Samantha

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SandyW
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar drinks are really overpriced.

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Goldcat
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Dinner after Lockdown, excellent gator bites, Mahi Mahi, and Strawberry guava ribs are the best. Son loved the signature burger.

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LyndaH
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place to eat with a great view but don't go here for a special occasion. While the hostess was A+, our server was an F at best. We had a party of 11 and she was not capable of handling. Unfortunately, I doubt any of the others in our party will want to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice location, service was very slow and inexperienced. Food was expensive for the quality and quantity.

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cyndif
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

don't normally eat out--outdoor deck was wonderful--dog friendly--good to know-will certainly be back--food great- pricing good for what we got--already recommended to friends==1st trip out after vaccination--best time with family

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Took FOREVER to get our drinks and food was slow too.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Celebrating my husbands birthday. My friend and I both got pasta, two different dishes and both lacked flavor

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KarinJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cute place to go for the ambiance and a drink or appy. Pasta and clams were a snooze with very watery broth.

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SallyS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Made a reservation but when we arrived we were told they’d seat us after everyone in the walk-in line. After those folks were all seated...we still waited. Had to ask again to be seated. No contact for a drink or menus for 20 minutes. After flagging down a server we were told someone would come help us. Finally a server with a first day trainee brought us drink menus and took our drink orders. 2 of the 3 of us got our drinks. 10 minutes later the third person got a bottle of beer but no glass. Another 10 minutes to get a glass after asking (not our own servers) for one. When we finally got menus and ordered an appetizer for the table, we waited another 20 minutes then finally placed our dinner order. Another 10-15 minutes later we asked about the appetizer we had ordered and was told by our server that she forgot to place the order, but that our food was almost ready so we cancelled the appetizer order..... it took quite a bit longer to get our food, no opportunity to order more drinks.. we were there almost 3 hours.
We have tried very hard to make this our “go to” restaurant with the several houseguests we have every winter. After ordering take out and bringing folks here 5 or 6 times this winter we’ve decided to take Whiskey Joe’s off our list of favorites. I know it is hard to find enough servers right now, perhaps you need to take some tables out of use until you can hire enough staff. Whatever the reason for the significant decline in seating, service and food delivery time, they are all consistently toooo loonnnggggg.

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BruceK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely romantic dinner to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. We got a lovely table on the beach, it was busy butnpur server was amazing. We sat in the sun for hours enjoying cocktails and great appetizers. Loved the crab cakes with mango. We got a real treat when dolphins began jumping right in front of us in the water! An AMAZING time. Thanks!

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vipCesareA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The server was stoned, he had no idea what he was doing. He even got a kid cup for a 16 year old!!! Food was just ok, stick with burgers and nothing else.

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OmarH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ms. Sandy the waitress was really kind, pleasant and very sweet. The hostess was nice as well.

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KurtS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

They need to hire more staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Andie
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Excellent food and atmosphere but the service and kitchen tend to be slow.

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vipGoPats
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We waited 2 Hours for our dinner. Not sure what the problem was but won’t be going back.
Food was okay but not special.

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Haley
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Saturday was very busy, so expect longer ticket times for food. Overall great service, amazing views and ambiance!

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keiths
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jambalaya was delicious. The 8 piece shrimp basket was huge. They don’t use a lot of batter - it was all meat. Definitely will go back again.

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JEHLENR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I wasn't a fan of my cocktail glass being stacked full of ice.....to the tom of the glass. I feel that I'm getting shorted on my drink.

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Patricia
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the Tikki Bar on several evenings. Brought a party of 8 for dinner on the upper deck one evening. Food was wonderful. Staff are great. Had a good time every time we were there. We will come back the next time we are in Port Richey and will definately recommend it.

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SheilaB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Appetizers took 40 minutes and food came out right after. Food was bland and fish was mushy. Server dropped a tray with our drinks. I made reservations and requested a song and dessert for my husband's birthday and didn't get either one. Honestly, save your money and go to Hooters next door.

Whiskey Joe’s Port Richey
Responded on March 20, 2021

Hi Sheila, I am sorry to hear about your dining experience last night. Had management been made aware of the food issues, we would have gladly made it right. We do not require our staff to sing to tables, because it's difficult to have everyone stop what they're doing on a busy night to sing. The table next to you brought their own cake and candles, and I believe their server may have stood there and sang with the guests as she set the cake down, but that was her choice and was not required.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped for appetizers and drinks before a dinner date. Huge portions, great drink menu. Server was fast and friendly. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server was very overwhelmed and the service was slow, everything else was great.

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NinaJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and a snack.

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JamesL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outside dining right on the beach is first come first serve. Reservations can be made for inside or on the deck. The CDC covid guidelines are strictly followed which is reassuring.
Great food and atmosphere.

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viprtryon
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first time visit for two of us in our party, and we were very satisfied with our experience. The service was excellent and so was the food. We will definitely be back. They have a great deck to sit on or the sandy beach below; both look out to a river. There is also plenty of indoor dining. Parking is limited but they have an addition lot a few minute walk from the property.

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LennyG
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to this fine waterfront restaurant and we weren't disappointed in the least. Great menu and the dinners we selected were perfection. The service was exceptional, especially given this large lunch crowd. We'll be back and you should too!

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JenniferB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, even saw dolphins swimming. Service and food were great!

FAQs

Whiskey Joe’s Port Richey does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Whiskey Joe’s Port Richey also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 815-1178.

Whiskey Joe’s Port Richey is rated 4.2 stars by 433 OpenTable diners.

Whiskey Joe’s Port Richey does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://srcloyalty.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

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.