Whiskey Joe's

4.3
614 reviews
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$30 and under
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Serving up great food and cold drinks -- live entertainment, white sand and warm tropical breezes, Whiskey Joe’s is the top place in Florida to give you your island fix without getting jet lag. Whiskey Joe’s has a large restaurant overlooking Tampa bay and a fun Tiki bar right on the beach featuring a great bar scene, including 14 types of mojitos, 30 types of margaritas, and over 52 beers on tap. Pair your cocktail with one of our local dishes, put your feet in the sand, cozy up to one of our fire pits and enjoy a killer sunset. There’s always something going on at Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill! Visit today and feel like you’re miles away.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 8 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation.
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MG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome location!! Great views! Food and service was excellent. Fun place! Can't wait to go back!

m
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommended, awesome service and nice restaurant overall ..

MA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Whiskey Joe's. We sat outside and we were entertained by crows and other birds. Had a beautiful view of the beach. Food was yummy and service was great!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Great location and view. Average food and service.

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

Fried chicken in the chicken sandwich was fabulous.
I would order it without the bread. Skinny margarita was very good.

KC
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the huge menu! Husband couldn't read it all, but was delighted with his choice. The clams on half shell hit the spot for me! Great adult beverage. Staff member was exceeding helpful by supplying us with garbage bag "ponchos" to get down the long wheelchair ramp and to the car in the pouring rain.

AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The private beach was awesome, drinks were great. Food was ok but overpriced for quality. Will go again for the drinks and beach.

KA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool unique place! Fun!

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MC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting, despite having been to beach many times. We enjoyed a delicious meal and drinks.
Perfect night for eating at table on the outside deck overlooking the water with a cooling breeze. Our waiter was pleasant and appropriately attentive. Hidden gem that we will visit again for a weekday dinner and evening out.

LH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

It's not st all what it looks like online. I thought it would be a special place to take my husband for his birthday but we drove over an hour to be disappointed. Our waitress was great, tho.

JF
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family dinner for a birthday.

HA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful View awesome food

FK
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Time for a deep clean.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience

Nice place good food.

B
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch and sat outside on the deck. Beautiful view, weather was awesome, and our server took great care of us. We had some drinks and our food was great.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the place! Marty was an excellent server! The Gator Bites and Beer cheese soup were spot on. Overall wonderful experience and will be coming back. Only negatives were the wait time for the entree's and I ordered the Swashbuckler platter that consisted of shrimp, fish and scallops. Only came with one shrimp, it was tasty, but would have been nice to have at least one more. The place was very busy so I'm not holding anything against them. I'll be back soon. Thanks Whiskey Joe's!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere good service very good food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We came during the 4th of July week. We invited family from out of state and we had a BALL! Lots of EXCITEMENT! Our reservations were promt, seating was perfect, FREE valet parking was excellent, beach was cool with a live band. Kids played volleyball, corn hole, and we enjoyed watching the boaters & jet skiers pulling up to shore playing music & having a great time! Fire works display was amazing!

A
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location..great food...wonderful staff.

CC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my view I had requested only thing is the restaurant doesn’t do anything for birthdays & its a bit pricey kinda sucks but other than that everything was great!

CS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great view from the bar, food was all tasty, drinks were strong. Was not that busy when we went (Sunday at 5pm), but the service was lacking. Our server did not check on us often enough, keep up on our beverage service.

TH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Over hyped and overrated. food was bland and over cooked. Almost as if the cooking oil has not been changed in weeks. The service was slow and absentee at best. The ribs were great and portions were good sized. I understand the business decision of serving drinks in plastic cups but it takes away from ordering a good whiskey then drinking it from plastic.

Whiskey Joe's
Responded on July 3, 2019

ThadB thanks for your recent review and comments. We take a great deal of pride in our menu offerings. From your review it looks as though we dropped the ball. I can assure you we take these reviews seriously and post them for our team to read so that we can make corrections immediately. Our oil is changed and filtered daily and we are a scratch kitchen. We make our beer batter fresh every day. I hope you can give us another try in the future,.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

My boyfriend and I were on vacation and made Whiskey Joes our last date on vacation. Our server, I believe her name was Brittany was very nice, but seemed overwhelmed. It took her about 10 minutes to greet us, She barely came to our table, drinks took 10 minutes to get (one water, one coke) Then she took our order, appetizer and entrees. Appetizer came out in about 15 minutes, it wasn’t bad. My boyfriend ordered a drink, took another 10 minutes to get. Drinks were so strong, they were disgusting. Brittany was great about letting him order another drink that he would like. Our food took about 35 minutes to come out. You get a good portion of food, but my Jammin Jerk Chicken was the nastiest chicken dish I have ever had. It was dry and flavorless. My boyfriends burger was okay, he enjoyed it. I then asked for some BBQ sauce and by the time Brittany brought it to me, my fries and sandwich were cold. It took another 10-15 minutes to get our check and then for her to bring it back to us. The table beside us were loud and obnoxious. Playing music off their phone, cussing and singing. Check was 63 dollars and honestly it was a waste of money!!!! I don’t recommend this place to nobody!!!

WG
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and service. The waitress took very good care of us.

LL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great time! It was a fun atmosphere and great food. It was very busy, possibly understaffed for a Saturday eve. 👍

TG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and view, excellent valet service, wide variety of food choices and food is well worth eating here.

TR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, views, and good food at reasonable price. Very close to airport

RM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The waitress we had was not very attentive to our needs. Ordered an appetizer and it never came the meals were not hot so they must have been sitting in the kitchen.

HP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Upon arrival Valet Gentleman was very nice! Lynn my host was extra sweet and very professional. Our server was nice also. But the food was not so tasty. My husband ordered the sliders with sweet potato fries which WAS HORRIBLE VERY CRUNCHY AND OVER COOKED, kids got chicken tenders which was okay. My Grilled Oysters was wonderful. My fries was very hard and had no season on them. Appetizer Fire shrimp was over cooked. The restaurant was kinda hot and we had to move because water was dripping from the ceiling over us. If our food was better the over all visit would’ve been phenomenal. But I can say the Sever was very pleasant and polite and willing to help accommodate us.

SB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and the great views not to mention the yummy food. Our only complaint was the extremely long wait for our food. Our appetizer at the table came quickly but then it was almost an hour before our dinners arrived; funny it was also at that time our waitress became non-existent.

AH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fresh grouper and appetizers. Grouper portions were so large a couple of us couldn’t finish their entrees. Wonderful Florida coastal view and thoughtful friendly service. Hostess was outstanding. Parking was easy some of us opted to valet and others self park, I had been a little nervous considering a few reviews. We will definitely be back.

NP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant Whiskey Joe’s is fantastic. Right on the water big Tikki Hut in the back with real sand.
Great food simply marvelous.

AH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome, the wine fantastic, the service impeccable, but the Bloody Mary my husband got was absolutely horrible. The volume could be lower, too, but it was a great time! The first time I went, it was called the Castaways, it was quiet, table cloths and linen napkins, and that was 40 yrs ago! All in all, we had a blast! Thank you, Whiskey Joe's, you made my dad's early Father's Day dinner a real treat for all of us!!!

CI
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit expensive, especially for the margueritas. Food was very good. Really appreciated the valet parking.

DL
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Sunday at lunch time. The restaurant was not too crowded. It is right on the bay - absolutely beautiful! My server was friendly. The Shrimp and Grits was AMAZING! The only thing I would have changed was to not have the tails on the shrimp. It was annoying to cut them off and set them aside on the edge of the bowl. But overall it tasted so good that I would definitely order again.

BB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Thd parking lot is shared with a crowded public beach. It took 20 minutes just to find a space and we almost missed our reservation because of it. We got seated and didn't get service for about 20 more minutes. The food came out in a pretty timely manner and the food and drinks were wonderful, but I definitely wouldn't recommend going here if you don't want to battle parking.

LB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Go for the fun atmosphere! My wings here over cooked and the burger, although nicely prepared, had little flavor beyond the blue cheese. Beautiful view!!

MG
Orlando
51 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Family birthday celebration

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

I met a friend who I hadn't seen in ages there and we talked forever! We never felt rushed and were always looked in on in case we needed more drinks! Excellent service and super yummy food and specialty cocktails!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service wasn't great, food was just ok.

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