A trip to Channelside is one of the highlights of Tampa travel. Situated near downtown Tampa at 615 Channelside Drive, Channelside, an entertainment complex, has been the center of the downtown waterfront since 2001.
This entertainment complex has it all, including retail shops, an art gallery, cinemas, a cruise port, luxury hotels and residential, office and convention spaces. At Channelside, there also an array of dining options from fine dining to casual eateries. Whether you are in the mood for an American feast, Thai cuisine or a mouth-watering steakhouse, the Channelside has something for everyone.
Now, we list some of the highly recommended restaurants at Channelside, so you can find the right place to fill any craving you might have.
1) MJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
If you are looking for a casual dining environment, then consider MJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. The restaurant carries a wide selection of menu featuring American Contemporary, chicken, desserts, pizza, seafood, soups, steaks and more. Traditional favorites are flatbread pizza, sandwiches and Angus burgers, all served in a new way.
Located at 615 Channelside Drive #205, the restaurant is open from 11am to midnight from Sunday to Thursday and from 11am to 3am from Friday and Saturday. For additional info, call (813) 223-5108 or visit this page:
MJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
2) Precinct Pizza
For serious pizza aficionados, Precinct Pizza is your place. It is the only Pizzeria in Channelside Tampa, serving authentic New York style pizza in Tampa. In addition to delicious pizza, other specialties like pasta, burgers, salads & drinks and rolls are also worth a try.
The restaurant can be found just near the Channelside Theater. The operating hours are from 11am to 10pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 11am to 12am on Thursday and Sunday and from 11am to 2:30am on Friday and Saturday.
3) Thai Thani
Known for splendid authentic Thai cuisine, Thai Thani is a must-not-miss for Thai food lovers. At this restaurant, guests can savor the taste and scent of authentic Thai cuisine while being engaged by the traditional native decor of this fabulous and intriguing culture.
There is a wide variety of novelty dishes perfectly to suit your every occasion, from sophisticated main dishes to simple yet delicately mouthwatering home-made meals. The opening hours of the restaurant are:
- Lunch: from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm 7 days a week
- Dinner: from 2:30pm to 10pm
- Friday to Saturday: from 11:30am to 11pm
4) Taverna Opa
Take a trip to Greece by visiting Taverna Opa. This Greek restaurant prides itself with authentic Greek cuisine and traditional Greek hospitality. In addition to fantastic Creek food, its menu also features fresh seafood, steaks and Mediterranean cuisine. From the belly shows and live entertainment to outdoor dining patio, guests of all ages can enjoy fun frenzy and tasty cuisine.
Located at 615 Channelside Drive, Space 123, Taverna Opa is open from 11am to 11pm from Sunday to Thursday and from 11am to 2am on Friday & Saturday. To learn more about the restaurant, check this page:
5) Hooters of Channelside
Conveniently situated on the first floor of the Channelside entertainment complex, Hooters provides fantastic food of the Original Hooters with world-renowned wings served by the Hooter girls. It carries a great selection of menu featuring buffalo chicken wings, buffalo shrimp, fried pickles, curley fries, Philly cheese steak, salads, burgers and desserts.
The Hooters is open from 11am to midnight from Monday to Thursday and from 11am to 1am on Friday and Saturday. There are also happy hour specials on Monday through Friday.
6) Cold Stone Creamery
Get exhausted after shopping at this entertainment complex? Refresh yourself at Cold Stone Creamery. Although it is not a venue for dining, Cold Stone Creamery surely gives you an ultimate ice cream experience. From unique ice cream varieties to smoothies, cakes and shakes, it offers custom creations on a frozen granite stone using highest quality ingredients.
Cold Stone Creamery
If these restaurants are not to your taste, more restaurants of various categories in Channelside are listed below for your reference.
- Oishi Japanese Restaurant - Sushi and Japanese
- Splitsville Lanes - Pub Food and Sushi
- Stump's Supper Club - American, Southern & Soul and California
- Tinatapa's - Tapas, Spanish and Cuban
- Westshore Pizza at Channelside Cinemas - Pizza and Sandwiches / Subs
- Wet Willie's - Pub Food and American
- Wine Design - Wine Bar
- Cadillac Ranch - American, Steakhouse and Sandwiches / Subs