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Food + Drink

With over 70 Restaurants along the Pirate Water Taxi’s Route, you are sure to find something to satisfy your dining needs. From celebrity chef’s restaurants  to Tampa’s best local offerings you can hop off at any stop and hop on again for more culinary adventures anywhere along the route. Some venues offer water side dining and one offers dining on the water! Scroll down to learn more about each venue, its menu and hours.

Stop Number Two

Yacht StarShip/Sparkman Wharf

Click below on any logo to learn more about the Restaurants at Stop 2.

Stop 3

History Center / Amalie Arena

Enjoy waterfront drinks, tapas and our delicious Spanish/Cuban cuisine at the Columbia Cafe in the Tampa Bay History Center on the Tampa Riverwalk, across from the Amalie Arena. Live music on our waterfront, outdoor patio on Friday and Saturday nights. We offer a full bar, and serve lunch and dinner daily.

Sunday – Thursday 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm

LIVE Music:
Friday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Stop Number Four

Harbour Island

Cafe dufrain from the water

Café Dufrain is known for its unique style, modern American seasonal cuisine, and diverse wine and craft beer selections. We offer a relaxed and comforting dining room, full contemporary bar and package liquor available all while overlooking downtown Tampa’s scenic views.

  • No corkage fee on Mondays
  • Beer and Burger Special Tuesdays for $14.00
  • Wednesday Wing special is 1lb. of wings for $9.00
  • Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm Monday – Saturday

Mon-Sat 11:30am – 10:00pm, Sun Closed


Cry Baby Cafe is about simple, rustic and fresh foods. Cry Baby Cafe is serving up simple wholesome food daily. Inspired by Florida’s rich ranching history, Inside the cafe you’ll find iconic images from local Bay-area cattle ranches. Cry Baby Cafe is a casual waterfront restaurant where you can hang out with your four-legged friends, catch up with neighbors, meet potential clients or just relax and read the paper.

Monday-Wednesday 11:30am – 12:00am
Thursday 11:30am – 1:00am
Friday 11:30am – 2:00am
Saturday 11:00am – 2:00am
Sunday 11:00am – 12:00am

Watervue Grille focuses on fresh Florida seafood in a waterfront setting with the city’s best views of Downtown Tampa. The newly renovated space has been designed to provide an inviting coastal feel, with accordion patio doors and oversized picturesque windows that provide an open and relaxed dining experience.

  • Monday’s Surf & Turf special for $19.99 with a purchase of a beer, wine or cocktail
  • Tuesday’s is Oyster night for $1.50 each
  • Wednesday is Deviled Eggs Flight for $5
  • Happy Hour from Monday – Saturday from 5pm to 7pm with 1/2 price drinks and 1/2 price appetizers

Monday-Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30am – 3:00pm

Stop 7

Convention Center

Chef Raymond “Nick” Cruz grew up watching and learning about fishing from Grandpa Cruz a few blocks away at  Ballast Point Pier. Spending countless summer days fishing, cleaning, and cooking said “fish on the line,” would eventually turn into a personal passion to serve the best and freshest seafood in South Tampa.

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Smuggler’s Restaurants in Punta Gorda, FL has combined its most popular restaurant concepts into a fun, exciting and adventurous food, beverage, retail and entertainment operation located in Tampa. Enjoy our quality food (especially seafood) at a reasonable price and you’ll see why our motto is “It’s not just a Restaurant, It’s an Adventure!”

Sunday-Thursday 11:00am – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm

(Located inside the Tampa Marriott Water Street)
A complete dining and entertainment experience where locals and visitors can gather and enjoy an exceptional range of local craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and Chef Sandoval’s innovative, “made from scratch” cuisine.

Daily 11:00am – 2:00am

(Located inside the Tampa Marriott Water Street)
Located at Marriott Water Street, we offer a menu inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients paired with expertly crafted cocktails, and a picturesque waterfront as a stunning backdrop.

Creation of celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval

Daily 11:00am – 1:00am

(Located inside the Tampa Marriott Water Street)
Savor American favorites in our Tampa restaurant’s relaxed setting, perfect for indoor or outdoor dining on a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our waterfront restaurant is accessible from the Tampa Riverwalk and serves regional favorites with a house-smoked twist.

Breakfast 6:30am – 11:00am
Lunch 11:00am – 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 10:00pm

The Sail Pavillion

Whether you’re in town for a convention, taking a jog along the Riverwalk, or simply looking for a place to kick back and watch the sunset, we’ve got you covered with a lively atmosphere and a menu packed with local favorites. Check HERE for LIVE Music schedule.

Sun-Thurs 11:00am – 12:00am, Fri & Sat 11:00am – 2:00am

Stop 9B

Bayshore Blvd. (Pirate Ship)

We are a local, chef owned and operated restaurant and catering tradition since 1959. In that time, we have grown from a simple deli to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. This Tampa restaurant is most famous for our homemade soups, one of a kind deli sandwiches, unique entrées, and made from scratch desserts. Along with our chef-inspired food menu, we have a full bar stocked with your favorite craft beer, wine, and spirits.

Monday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday – Friday 8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Stop 10

Sheraton / Hilton

Located in Downtown Tampa, Gen X Tavern was created for people who take their food and drink seriously, but not themselves.  Decked out in the fads of yesteryear with a contemporary twist, we pay homage to a period of time – that if you were there – was both awesome and a beautiful disaster. Hello, 80’s and 90’s. Our jeans may be a little tighter and dance moves funkier, but at the end of the day we’ve all got something in common.  Let the good times roll.​

Monday-Thursday 11:00am – 12:00am
Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 1:00am
Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm

Inspired by global cuisine, worldwide tradition and local culture, Paired couples distinctive flavors to create unexpected taste sensations. We challenge our guests to break the rules and dine differently. Join us in the lounge for an innovative, exciting and entirely unique dining experience.

Monday-Friday 6:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 7:00am – 11:00pm

Nestled in the heart of South Tampa, Florida, two blocks from Bayshore, Cook’s Deli provides home-cooked British cuisine with elegance and simplicity. The owners, James and Sally, relocated to Tampa, FL from England in October 2009, and opened Cook’s Deli. James takes care of everything behind the scenes while Sally handles all things foodie. Her extensive culinary history, from cooking for British Royalty to running chalets in the Swiss and French Alps, leads to a diverse and dignified English menu.

Monday-Thursday: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 2:00pm

Hattricks is not only the Best Sports Bar in Tampa but also a favorite restaurant among locals & tourists alike. Hattricks features traditional pub fare along with signature dishes you are sure to love. Hattricks is the #1 spot for all Tampa Lightning Pre-Game parties and special events taking place at Amalie Arena or the Tampa Convention Center. Happy Hour: Everyday 4:00pm to 8:00pm and 10:00pm till Close.

Daily Hours: 11:30am – 3:00am

Yeoman’s Cask & Lion is about more than a pint to drink and a bite to eat. We’re a place where people can relax, socialize, and have fun. Come to one of our events and you’ll see what we mean. In addition to pub and restaurant specials, we also host artists and musicians from the community to serenade your meal. Join us for Tampa Bay’s longest running open mic night every Tuesday starting at 9:30. Bands and musicians have their chance to shine in front of an eager audience.

Monday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am-2:00am (Open Mic 9-Close)
Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-1:00am
Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm (Brunch 11:00am-2:00pm)

Mise en Place is Tampa’s premier restaurant for Modern American cuisine, an exciting and dynamic fare whose flavors reflect the Chef’s insatiable love of food as well as our region and our global community on the West Coast of Florida. The passion of independent proprietors is reflected in the spirit of the staff and the quality of the level of personal care in the dining experience.

Lunch (Tuesday – Friday): 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner (Tuesday – Thursday): 5:30pm-10:00pm
Dinner (Friday – Saturday): 5:30pm-11:00pm
Bar (Tuesday – Saturday): 5:00pm-

Oxford Exchange has a menu of fresh, simple meals that feature the best seasonal, local and organic ingredients. We serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and weekend brunch. View our Gallery.

Breakfast (Monday – Friday): 7:30am-10:30am
Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday): 9:00am-4:00pm
Lunch (Monday – Friday): 11:00am-3:00pm
Lite Fare (Monday – Friday): 3:00pm-5:00pm
Afternoon Tea (Friday – Sunday): 3:00pm-5:00pm


A unique ice cream made with alcoholic beverages & spirits. We’re AUBI & RAMSA, a Miami based brand in the business of expanding the enjoyment of wine and spirits beyond their liquid state. Our line is the result of years of exploration, refining and commitment to a novelty that has no match.​ Discover our dedication to crafting the most exquisite ice cream, made with the finest wine & spirits, organic ego and the perfect amount of entitlement.

Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-7:00pm

Stop 14

Straz Performing Arts Center

Osteria Italian Bar & Kitchen’s 4,700 square foot space with a 1,500 square foot outdoor patio embodies a hybrid of a rustic Italian market, a fine dining restaurant, and a refined, late-night bar. The chef-driven menu includes over a dozen fresh homemade pastas, slow-roasted meats, wild fish and seafood, a generous pizza selection, and a hearty wine and craft cocktail collection. In one, harmonizing space, Italian classics are both elevated and celebrated.

Creation of celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani

Monday-Friday 11:00am – 2:30pm & 5:00pm-12:00am
Saturday 10:00am – 2:30pm & 5:00pm-1:00am
Sunday 10:00am – 2:30pm & 5:00pm-12:00am

Coming Soon!

Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani and our owners, Lanfranco Pescante & David Anderson, are always hard at work to continue to bring exceptional culinary and event experiences to Downtown Tampa and beyond! We look forward to expanding on that with the opening of @ShibuiTampa in 2020!

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(Located inside the Barrymore Hotel)

A “Mid-Century Modern” eatery and lounge featuring dishes made famous by some of the most historically iconic hotels and restaurants across America. Updated but timeless classics like Steak Diane, Lobster Newberg and Waldorf Salad headline the menu alongside a classic martini bar that showcases finely-crafted cocktails mixed with superior spirits. Contemporary nostalgia, but without the gelatin molds.

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Stop 16

Armature Works / Ulele

Click below on any logo to learn more about the Restaurants at Stop 16.

Stop 17

Rick’s on the River

Ricks on the river from taxi

Amazing Food, Amazing Atmosphere.  Come check us out right on the Hillsborough River. We have LIVE Music and great food, three bars and an amazing Oyster Bar. The oysters are fresh daily and always satisfy! Ricks on the River is a Bar and Grille with a marina and wet slips as well.

Daily 11:00am-1:00am
Friday & Saturday 11:00am-3:00am

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