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These are the highest ranked restaurants with water views and outdoor seating in Tampa, Florida

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This week's warm and dry weather in the high 80s makes it a great time to enjoy stunning water views and great food! Therefore, we have sourced the top restaurants with water views and outdoor seating in Tampa, Florida. Keep reading to find out who they are and why you should travel there.

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When dining out at new places, your best bet is to get recommendations from people you know or online reviews. With thousands of people nominating their favorite places to dine in the U.S. on the TripAdvisor website, we think the top 3 choices are what the majority says are the best.

While there are many excellent restaurants in Tampa, Florida, some offer incredible water views, and others have the best food. For the ultimate dining experience, we have sourced the top 3 Tampa, Florida restaurants that combine incredible water views, have outdoor seating, and offer highly ranked food, according to TripAdvisor. They are worth traveling for!

Have you read our other story - These are the top seafood restaurants with water views in Tampa, Florida? If you love water views and seafood, you will love these selections. Read it now and bookmark it for the next time you travel there.

The top 3 Tampa, Florida restaurants with water views and outdoor seating in Tampa, Florida

Bahama Breeze

Bahama Breeze ranks at No. 30 out of 1642 restaurants in Tampa, Florida. Additionally, it is a Travelers Choice 2021 winner.

With over a dozen restaurants in Florida alone, the Caribbean-inspired chain restaurant has perfected the laid-back vibe with tropical cocktails, beachy decor, and delicious menu items.

The Bahama Breeze menu includes all your favorites, such as burgers, seafood, and grilled chicken. The Latin and Caribbean-inspired menu includes traveler favorites like beef empanadas, coconut shrimp, whole Jamaican jerk wings, seafood paella, and baby back ribs.

The atmosphere at Bahama Breeze feels like you are on an island getaway with hand-crafted cocktails and live music.

Additionally, the view from their outdoor deck offers a spectacular view of the water.

"Great lunch. What a delightful place! Sitting on the patio overlooking the water was beautiful! Brad, our server, gave us great service, and the Mahi tacos were delicious. We will come back to this restaurant again when we are in the area!" - GunLakenana, TripAdvisor.

See their Website for more information.

3045 N Rocky Point Dr. E, Tampa, Florida


Ulele prides itself on offering something for everyone – from the freshest seafood to delicious cuts of meats, fresh salads, plus plant-based food for vegans. TripAdvisor travelers love the charbroiled oysters, seared fresh fish options, fire-roasted chicken, and seafood risotto.

On top of that, TripAdvisor travelers loved the water views as well as the views of the open kitchen.

Go at sunset time and make sure to check out the unique mouth-watering dessert and hand-crafted cocktail menu.

Get your cameras ready; with views like these, there will be many Instagram moments.

"Food fit for a princess. The concierge recommended a river walk to Ulele for the charbroiled oysters. It is set just off the river walk with plenty of outdoor seating and cool sculptures. The wait can be long at all times of the day so we put our name in but quickly found 2 seats at the outdoor bar. Daniele was our server and very attentive. We got some Oktoberfest beer, charbroiled oysters, pork shank, and a grouper dish. Everything was top notch delicious. The portion size was generous and cooked perfectly. We would definitely go back to try other items." - Bassaidai88, TripAdvisor.

See their Website for more information.

1810 N Highland Ave, Tampa, Florida.

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi offers a laidback atmosphere, a massive outdoor seating area, and is right on the water with a view of downtown Tampa.

Offering a sushi menu and lunch and dinner menus with delights such as lobster rolls, steak sandwiches, crab cakes, tacos, fresh fish options, and a chilled seafood platter, we'd be surprised if you have room to look at the dessert menu.

However, house-made desserts complemented by an Espresso Martini sound like a great end to a meal and a fabulous start to a night on the town.

Jackson's is our top pick as far as water views, awesome vibe, and excellent food are concerned.

Additionally, an all-day Sunday brunch buffet is offered, including a large selection of Assorted Breakfast Items such as Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Sausages, Crispy Bacon and Homemade Waffles. But on top of that, if you want a feast, you will be overjoyed by the decadence. There's a Sushi Station, Chef Attended Pasta Station, Salads, Pastries, Dessert Station, and a Weekly Selection Chef Attended Carving Station.

"I knew this location prior to coming here for a work event. This restaurant is known to be a local hot spot. Offering views of the river and looking across to the convention center, this restaurant has many great options for a great evening. We had a catered event and a private menu with an open bar... The food we were offered was great. Service was good, and the environment was pleasing." - ColbyButler, Pensacola Beach, Florida, TripAdvisor.

601 S Harbour Island Blvd Suite 100, Tampa, Florida.

See their Website for more information.

Have you been to any of these restaurants? What do you think? Please leave a comment at the bottom of this story and tell us your favorite restaurant with water views and outdoor seating in Tampa, Florida, and if it's worth traveling from interstate to visit?

(Source: TripAdvisor)

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