Tampa Bay offers many amenities for its patrons. It also offers a distinct mode of living that allows boaters to travel from restaurants and venues throughout its many waterways. The area has many delightful attributes that lure many tourists from all over the world, but it’s the waterways that provide a unique living experience.
There are many restaurant’s and venues that are lined up along the inter-coastal and bay waters, including the neighborhood beaches, and the Gulf of Mexico. You can experience these sites that the waterways has to offer by boat and cruise to one of the local dining areas and enjoy a lunch, dinner, or cocktail under the blue skies of Tampa Bay or on the serene waves of the Gulf of Mexico.
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First stop, Fresco’s Waterfront Restaurant. Located on 2nd Avenue N.E. Their slips hold 7 boats on the South side of the pier approach. This restaurant includes a full liquor bar with indoor/outdoor seating. It’s warm atmosphere menu offers, salads, seafood, sandwiches, steaks and weekend brunch. Value ranges from $16.00-$38.00.
The second stop in the Bay Area of St. Pete is Marchand’s Bar and Grill, a Mediterranean upscale venue located inside the classic Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, north of the pier on 5th Avenue N.E. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or enjoy an elegant meal in their dining hall. Also located at the Vinoy is Alfresco’s for more casual atmosphere and the Promenade Lounge and Coffee Bar. The fine upscale land/water venue has a dock that offers 22 transient slips tended by a dock master, with a two-hour complimentary parking to dining boaters. Value Range for dinner entrees are: $23.00-$40.00
$$-$$$ – The third stop is the Riverwalk Tampa, and the Columbia Café. The Columbia offers a picturesque dining pleasure with Tampa Bay History Center in its downtown waterfront Café port of Columbia original restaurant. This venue offers public boat docks, along with live music on Fridays and Saturdays on their Patio. Along with its charming attributes, their menu offers the original 1905 salad and their infamous chicken and yellow rce, along with many other delicious cuisines. This romantic place also offers a tapas, dinner and cocktails. They also offer gluten free and vegetarian options.
$-$$ – Next, while we’re still in the Tampa Bay waters, our fourth stop is north of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The Bahama Breeze at Rocky Point Drive. Their slips hold 3 to 4 boats and offers indoor/outdoor seating, with full liquor bar, and live music. They offer a Caribbean style menu, with its value range of $11.00-$21.00.
$-$$ – Finally, let’s visit Crabby Bill’s @ Rocky Point Drive, Courtney Campbell, on the south side of the causeway. Crabby’s docks hold 50 boats, and they offer full liquor bar and hotel. Their menu consists of steaks, ribs, sandwiches. Value Ranges $15.00-$24.00.
Tampa Bay is truly boater’s dream. You can take a short or long cruise up Tampa Bay and be able to enjoy a daytime or evening out on the town. Which of these are your favorite?