Tampa Bay’s Best Valentines Day Restaurants

Jan 28, 2022 | Good News Tampa, Restaurants, Tampa Bay Guides

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with restaurants already booking up, here’s a guide to the best restaurants in Tampa Bay! Whether you’re looking for strawberry frosted donuts to start the morning or a classic upscale dinner reservation, we’ve got you covered! You may be able to wait on purchasing flowers and chocolate, but you don’t want to wait to make reservations!

Explore Restaurants By City:

  1. Clearwater
  2. Dunedin
  3. Largo/Belleair
  4. St. Petersburg
  5. Tampa

While we did categorize each restaurant by mealtime, many of these restaurants do more meal services than just the category they are listed in– visit their websites for specific details. *Most brunch takes place Sat and Sun, check restaurant website for details.

Clearwater

Donuts/Bagels

D&E Donuts

4.6 Stars 238 Google reviews

D&E Donuts puts out freshly baked donuts every morning. From classic glazed and seasonal flavors to pigs in a blanket.  Drop by for a delicious fresh donut!

Van Dough Mini Donuts & Coffee

4.8 Stars 173 Google reviews

If you love miniature things, you’re going to love these mini donuts! Voted #1 Best of the Bay these flavorful tiny donuts are worth trying!

Coffee

Restoration Cafe

4.9 Stars 127 Google reviews

Specializing in unique and flavorful coffee blends, this is the perfect stop for coffee coinsures! Family owned, they are dedicated to bringing you the best coffee.

Southie Coffee

4.9 Stars 549 Google reviews

Pastries, cold brew, espresso, this place has it all. A proudly Latin owned business, you can enjoy much of the culture in their empanadas, breakfast burritos and Columbian espresso.

Blessed Cup

4.8 Stars 184 Google reviews

If you’re looking for coffee while down on the Clearwater beach you have to stop by Blessed Cup – Clearwater Beach’s only specialty coffee shop.

Brunch

Wildflower Café

4.7 Stars 990 Google reviews

Voted Best in the Bay for their food, you can swing by and grab a fresh bite to eat. They are not open for dinner so be sure to pop in for their tasty breakfast or lunch.

Clear sky

4.5 Stars 1,746 Google reviews

Their large menu is enough to satisfy any appetite. With indoor and outdoor seating in Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District, it’s a great place to eat and take in the scenery.

Flying with Jerome

4.7 Stars 676 Google reviews

International cuisine from Chef Jérôme is what sets this restaurant apart from the rest of the area. Enjoy a vast array of delectable meals and pastries!

Fresca Vida

4.9 Stars 238 Google reviews

The quality of the food is their top priority. Their food is nutritious, light, organic, natural, fresh, and local – with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Lunch

Bacon Street Diner

4.7 Stars 137 Google reviews

Clearwater’s newest addition to Countryside Mall is quickly becoming the best diner in town. Bacon Street serves breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner! With classics like savory burgers and chicken and waffles, your favorite diner foods all reside here! And don’t forget to stop by the fresh-made dessert counter on the way out for cookies, pies and more! 

Roxy’s

4.7 Stars 98 Google reviews

One of the newer restaurants in the Cleveland Street District, they have a menu full of rich, flavorful creations. Immediately making a hit with the locals a couple years back when they opened their doors..

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill

4.5 Stars 11,212 Google reviews

Seafood is in no shortage on Clearwater Beach but Frenchy’s is easily the most infamous in the area. Fresh seafood, burgers, cocktails, it’s a perfect place to stop on by while on the beach.

Pierogi Grill

4.5 Stars 1,267 Google reviews

The perfect stop for a Polish meal. You can find fresh pierogis, Kielbasa, Golabki, just to name a few menu items. There is also a deli that you can shop before you leave.

Badfins Food + Brew

4.6 Stars 1,923 Google reviews

Badfins Food + Brew is a family friendly restaurant serving up mouthwatering seafood and Mexican dishes located at Wyndham Grand Resort on Clearwater Beach.

530 Pub & Grill

4.8 Stars 59 Google reviews

If you’re looking for a good burger, be sure to stop by the 530 Pub & Grill on Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater. Although a newer addition to the area, they are becoming a quick favorite!

Dinner

Rumbas

4.5 Stars 4,562 Google reviews

Authentic island cuisine dominates the menu, with delicious and artfully prepared creations. Fresh seafood is a go-to here since Rumba has its own fleet of day boats provided by Baystar Restaurant Group.

Soul Sicilian Fusion

4.7 Stars 155 Google reviews

Soul Sicilian Fusion is a concept that combines Italian and Sicilian cuisine, specifically, with products from the American territory.

Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza

4.7 Stars 2,603 Google reviews

Cristino’s is a family business owned by three brothers with a passion for homemade Italian food and coal oven pizza.

Bascom’s Chop House

4.6 Stars 3,029 Google reviews

Their menu offers not only the finest cuts of meat from their own cattle but fresh seafood from their boats and local produce as well.

Dunedin

Donuts/Bagels

St. Pete Bagel Co.

4.5 Stars 216 Google reviews

They offer an assortment of authentic, NY-style bagels, bialys, gourmet donuts, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, grilled paninis, home-brewed coffee and espresso, and more.

Coffee

Turko Coffee

4.9 Stars 218 Google reviews

A quaint shop with locally made pastries and fresh brewed coffee for every taste. Stop in while you take a stroll on Dunedin’s Main Street.

The Sandpiper Coffee Roaster Café

4.8 Stars 389 Google reviews

Serving Dunedin since 2015, the Sandpiper offers delicious coffee, food and desserts in a casual and fun atmosphere. They have their own custom-blended coffee that is roasted on-site in the café to ensure peak flavor and freshness!

9th Bar Coffee Co

4.6 Stars 306 Google reviews

They only serve the best available, seasonally harvested, freshly roasted coffees from around the world. They also only use non-ultra-pasteurized organic dairy from local farms and make all of their syrups in house with all organic ingredients.

Veskolini Café

4.9 Stars 210 Google reviews

This European style coffee shop serves delicious coffee and home made pastries. Stop by for some espresso or baklava!

Brunch

The Wild Iris Café

4.7 Stars 173 Google reviews

The Wild Iris Café serves made-from-scratch, delicious food where you can enjoy your meal on their incredible outdoor patio under a canopy of live oaks.

The Ohana Café

4.6 Stars 1,029 Google reviews

This café is family owned and operated. They proudly use the freshest ingredients possible and prepare all of their food with love from scratch.

Clear Sky Draught Haus

4.6 Stars 3,070 Google reviews

They offer a fresh chef-driven, pub grub menu, like artisan flatbread sandwiches, gourmet pizzas, unique burgers, short ribs and plenty of vegetarian options.

Café Alfresco

4.5 Stars 1,800 Google reviews

They serve freshly prepared food with high-quality ingredients, matched by their caliber of service. From scallops and sangria to chopped steak and local IPAs, Café Alfresco offers a worldly menu with a unique Dunedin twist.

Lunch

Marguerite’s Café and Catering

4.5 Stars 365 Google reviews

The café serves an artistic & bountiful menu with delicious and diverse meal selections that are affordable! You’ll always receive a genuinely warm welcome and friendly service.

Caracara Restaurant and Bar

4.7 Stars 386 Google reviews

Rooted in culture from around the globe, Chef Traci’s inspirational senses bring bright, bold and diverse options to the menu. Priding herself in her ability to create unique dishes that will transport you across the globe.

Fusion Street Eatery

4.8 Stars 203 Google reviews

Fusion Street Eatery serves the best Latin fusion cuisine. They also have an inviting and home-like atmosphere to make you feel warm and comfortable.

Frenchy’s Outpost Bar and Grill

4.5 Stars 4,951 Google reviews

Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill is an open-air Key West Style restaurant situated near the causeway next to beautiful Honeymoon Island in Dunedin. Lots of outdoor dining, including a large tiki bar, indoor/outdoor bar area and a stage for live daily music.

Dinner

The Black Pearl

4.7 Stars 361 Google reviews

The Black Pearl opened in 1996, since its inception, it has been the home of true Fine Dining for Pinellas County serving French & New American cuisine.

Parlor House Bistro

4.9 Stars 265 Google reviews

Join Chef Ryan Steffensmeier for a new and exciting culinary experience! Inspired by NOLA’s vibrant jazz scene, and lively flavors we invite you to lose yourself in a cozy speakeasy environment.

Largo/Belleair

Donuts/Bagels

Jupiter Donuts

4.7 Stars 800 Google reviews

Starting at midnight their donut engineers begin the process of creating the donuts you crave. They open at 6am so you can pop in early and get the freshest donuts.

Stew’s House of Bagels

4.7 Stars 193 Google reviews

This Kosher bagel bakery has been in Florida for 28 years. Fresh baked bagels are their specialty, but be sure to get in before they sell out of their fan favorite, blueberry!

Coffee

Belleair Coffee Company

4.8 Stars 348 Google reviews

A specialty coffee roaster located in Belleair, Florida with modern, unique roasting profiles, and organic, rainforest friendly coffee, teas, pastries and baked goods.

The Haus Coffee Shop

4.8 Stars 814 Google reviews

A cozy coffee shop where you can settle in for a little and enjoy specialty coffee or tea. They also serve breakfast and lunch!

Evermore Café

4.8 Stars 135 Google reviews

Great service, fresh foods, low prices and a delightful ambiance are hallmarks of the Evermore experience! They offer coffee, breakfast, lunch and tasty pastries.

The Coffee Mill

4.8 Stars 246 Google reviews

They have been roasting coffee since 1983 and are proud to be using a vintage, well seasoned Sivetz Fluid Bed Roaster which is the key to their great coffee.

Brunch

Café Largo

4.7 Stars 158 Google reviews

Chef Linus Rickenbach specializes in a revival of classic French cuisine with a light touch in tradition of the Grande Brigade. Using only the freshest ingredients, everything they serve is prepared locally in their kitchen.

Lunch

Café Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine

4.7 Stars 301 Google reviews

Enjoy foods of the Mediterranean at Café Sahara. They put love and care into the preparation of their dishes, and they are proud to share their rich culinary traditions with their customers!

Panai Thai Restaurant

4.7 Stars 174 Google reviews

Authentically prepared Thai food with bold flavors, grab a plate of Drunken Noodles, Curry, and other traditional favorites – you will not be disappointed!

Amici Italian Eatery

4.5 Stars 418 Google reviews

Savor the flavors of authentic Italian recipes prepared by Executive Chef Carmelo. They offer homemade dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients and passionate adherence to genuine Italian cuisine.

Belleair Café

4.6 Stars 221 Google reviews

Located behind Belleair Market – your neighborhood corner store, lies a ‘hidden jewel’ called Belleair Café. Stop in, relax and enjoy fresh made meals.

Latin Bowl Restaurant

4.7 Stars 632 Google reviews 

Latin Bowl Restaurant is a modern and quick service restaurant. Specializing in healthy Latin fast food! Their concept is inspired by street food.

Dinner

E&E Steakout Grill

4.6 Stars 1,642 Google reviews

E&E Stakeout Grill is rooted in a rich American tradition – the steakhouse. They stay true to time-honored principles, like chef-driven cuisine.

Da Pollani’s

4.7 Stars 297 Google reviews

This restaurant specializes in making their diners feel like they’re having an evening in Sicily. With various options from veal and seafood, to homemade pasta dishes, and many more skillfully prepared by the Pollani family.

German Bistro

4.7 Stars 480 Google reviews

Authentic German food right in your backyard! Head on in to German Bistro in Largo, Florida for great food and an authentic German experience.

St. Petersburg

Donuts/Bagels

Daddies Donuts and Delites

4.9 Stars 45 Google reviews

Serving home made ice cream, fresh made to order donuts topped with so many goodies, coffee, and of course home made brownies and cookies.

Cosmic Donut

4.6 Stars 102 Google reviews

Cosmic Donuts provides a variety of specialty donuts to their customers. When you step into their shop you will be blown away by the types of donuts you will see!

St. Pete Bagel Co.

4.6 Stars 909 Google reviews

They offer an assortment of authentic, NY-style bagels, bialys, gourmet donuts, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, grilled paninis, home-brewed coffee, espresso, and more.

Valhalla Bakery St Pete

4.7 Stars 271 Google reviews

While they also make delectable cakes, cookies and other sweet treats, you can swing by in the morning and pick up gourmet donuts.

Coffee

Black Crow Coffee Show

4.7 Stars 882 Google reviews

A local family owned coffee shop, serving in-house single origin and organic coffee. Monthly art premieres featuring St. Pete artists and music, as well as music and benefit events!

Southside Coffee Brew Bar

4.8 Stars 191 Google reviews

They offer some of the finest coffees from around the world, freshly roasted for peak flavor, brewed using state-of-the-art equipment and water filtering systems, all to capture and pour that perfect cup.

Bandit Coffee Co.

4.6 Stars 1,062 Google reviews

A locally owned and operated café & coffee roaster. Serving specialty coffee via full espresso bar, house made pastries, tea, seasonal specialties, natural wine, and canned beer.

Paradeco Coffee roasters

4.8 Stars 298 Google reviews

Using sustainably sourced coffee beans, they even have an innovative new zero emission coffee bean roaster. Their dedication to quality can be tasted in every cup.

Brunch

Tap Room at the Hollander Hotel

4.6 Stars 635 Google reviews

The Tap Room is the on-site restaurant at the Hollander Hotel serving breakfast lunch and dinner.

Social Roost

4.5 Stars 174 Google reviews

Natives of St. Petersburg, Jason and Rob joined forces with New York City’s Executive Chef Susan Burdian to bring a globally inspired menu from a scratch kitchen.

The Breakfast Company

4.7 Stars 317 Google reviews

The Breakfast Company is a family-owned restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. They feature scratch-baked goods including specialty muffins, brownies and more.

The Library

4.5 Stars 847 Google reviews

Located in the Research & Education Building at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, The Library has the familiar aroma of coffee, the promise of a delicious meal, and the anticipation of friendly buzz.

Sweet Brewnette

4.7 Stars 897 Google reviews

Their handcrafted, specialty coffees and sweet treats are especially satisfying. Located in the center of the beach goer’s paradise, sitting on Gulf Blvd with Boca Ciega Bay to the rear with the beautiful white sands of Madeira Beach in view.

Lunch

BellaBrava

4.5 Stars 2,475 Google reviews

At BellaBrava, they emphasize the guest experience, preparing excellent food derived from Italian recipes, accessible wines, and extraordinary service.

Bacchus Wine Bistro

4.8 Stars 314 Google reviews

Their menu offers classic dishes like foie gras and raclette alongside contemporary options such as beet carpaccio and spicy ‘nduja sandwiches. Their wine library boasts nearly 100 selections from France, Italy, Spain, the US and other notable countries.

CALI

4.7 Stars 1,215 Google reviews

Their Cali inspired menu is full of favorite flavors recreated with their own twist and made from fresh, whole, and sustainable ingredients. Pretty much everything on the menu can be customized to your taste.

Maple Street Biscuit Company

4.6 Stars 1,198 Google reviews

Biscuits served in more ways than you can think of! And each and every one is full of flavor like you’ve never experienced.

Casita Taqueria

4.6 Stars 1,005 Google reviews

Born out of a love for authentic Mexican cuisine with fresh and quality ingredients; all of their corn tortillas are made in-house, their meats are slow-braised, and they use fresh local produce.

Dinner

Noble Crust

4.6 Stars 2,867 Google reviews

With a polished yet well-worn vibe and a menu that features locally grown seasonal ingredients, Noble Crust turns traditional Italian dining into a whole new experience – an experience they call Deep South Italian.

Rococo Steak

4.6 Stars 989 Google reviews

A reimagined interpretation of the American steakhouse. Born out of an undying passion for creative cuisine with avant-garde sensibility and artistic flair, Rococo Steak embraces a lighter, livelier and decidedly more decadent dining experience.

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant

4.5 Stars 2,435 Google reviews

Inspired by Barcelona and its laid-back and delicious approach to life, they recreate the magic of the Iberian coast here in the Bay area.

Tampa

Donuts/Bagels

Nicola’s Donut Shop

4.7 Stars 404 Google reviews

Making traditional handmade donuts for more than three decades and continuously creating new ones. Their classic and gourmet donuts, fritters, and rolls are handcrafted with the finest ingredients and baked from scratch in their store.

Simply Done Donuts

4.8 Stars 213 Google reviews

Cake-style mini donuts using high-quality dough and piled up with your choice of fun toppings like Butterfinger, Oreo, fruits, cereals, and loads more.

Hole In One Donuts

4.9 Stars 1,098 Google reviews

Classic donuts baked fresh daily along with some unique and creative selections as well. They also serve a variety of breakfast sandwiches and sausage rolls.

Bagels Plus

4.6 Stars 873 Google reviews

Bagel’s Plus has been a breakfast staple for North Tampa and the USF area since 1998. Their traditionally prepared bagels are boiled then baked for the perfect crisp outside and soft, fluffy texture on the inside.

The Blind Tiger Ybor

4.5 Stars 970 Google reviews

A 1920’s speakeasy style coffee shop serving coffee, tea and vegan pastries in the Heart of Ybor City’s Historic District. All of their pastries have been inspired by the unique ethnicities that make up Ybor City.

Coffee

The Lab Coffee

4.8 Stars 231 Google reviews

All of their coffee offerings are consistently changing to bring a new outlook to the Tampa Bay area. They encourage you to have a conversation with their baristas to help create your daily drink or explore new avenues!

Caffeine Roasters

4.5 Stars 367 Google reviews

They are continuously whipping up a full range of specialty coffee beverages, an all-day selection of house-made breakfast, lunch and pastries, and are already getting high marks by Tampa’s foodies.

Ginger Beard Coffee

4.9 Stars 199 Google reviews

Their coffee is roasted by Tampa’s own Buddy Brew, who craftily roast each bean to bring out the natural flavors that the coffee offers. They take the coffee and serve it to you in one of four ways: brewed coffee, espresso, espresso with milk, and nitrogen infused cold brew.

Buddy Brew Coffee

4.6 Stars 996 Google reviews

Buddy Brew is a specialty coffee roaster with a passion to brew good and do good. Their coffee is carefully selected from farmers who diligently grow and process their beans to the highest quality, and treated with tremendous care by artfully roasting each bean to its individual perfection.

Brunch

Oxford Exchange

4.6 Stars 3,877 Google reviews

The restaurant serves weekday breakfast and lunch, weekend brunch, and afternoon tea, where guests may be seated in an art-filled dining room with an open kitchen or the sunlit Conservatory, complete with creeping vines and a retractable glass roof.

Yolk White & Associates

4.9 Stars 49 Google reviews

A pop-up breakfast cart serving fresh-ground local coffee and fresh-made egg breakfasts! Simple food, done well.

WATER + FLOUR

4.5 Stars 1,082 Google reviews

Flour and water showcases a menu influenced by regional traditions throughout Italy with Northern Californian inspirations led by Executive Chef Thomas McNaughton.

Daily Eats

4.6 Stars 2,254 Google reviews

A modern refresh of the classic diner, indulge in the comfort foods you crave and the healthy options you need to fuel your body.

Graze South Tampa

4.6 Stars 187 Google reviews

From house made waffles to classic egg dishes and artisan cheese burgers, Graze 1910 offers “comfort food” reminiscent of the classics we all love in an unexpected atmosphere of casual elegance.

Lunch

Fresh Kitchen

4.7 Stars 1,721 Google reviews

Food made from scratch and fresh-to-order. They believe in serving fresh, high quality ingredients that nourish and energize your body.

Al’s Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que

4.7 Stars 1,082 Google reviews

Tennessee-style BBQ in Tampa Bay. They use a dry rub on all their meats and have a tomato based barbeque sauce. All their meat is smoked to perfection and their sides are made fresh daily.

Mr. Dunderbak’s Biergarten and Brewery

4.8 Stars 2,093 Google reviews

Flavors from Bavaria, changed a little and Americanized through the generations. Enjoy great homemade food and the most unique draft and bottle beer selection in the state.

Green Lemon

4.6 Stars 3,016 Google reviews

A modern twist on Mexican, using traditional ingredients, minus the fillers. Local art, live DJs, and house made margaritas give all a reason to celebrate.

Dinner

On Swann

4.6 Stars 1,273 Google reviews

Creating contemporary American cuisine that is thoughtfully sourced and features a seasonal menu with local flair. This is a place for exploring food and drinks.

Columbia Restaurant

4.5 Stars 12,637 Google reviews

Founded in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez, Sr., the Columbia Restaurant is Florida’s oldest restaurant, and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world.

OLIVIA

4.5 Stars 686 Google reviews

OLIVIA is a modern Italian restaurant in Tampa, FL that delivers all the authentic flavors of a traditional trattoria with the creative flair of a chef inspired menu.

Chanta

4.9 Stars 341 Google reviews

A passionate, unique and home made cooking adventure in the heart of Tampa! The Chanta family invites you to their home, where they will offer you authentic European food, hospitality and warmth!

 

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

4.7 Stars 2,314 Google reviews

Eddie V’s is a prime quality seafood restaurant providing you with the finest fresh seafood & prime steaks.

Ocean Prime

4.7 Stars 2,616 Google reviews

Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants serving an impressive menu of seafood and steaks.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

4.6 Stars 1,925 Google reviews

With premium Prime steak options on their Dinner Menu as well as best-in-class seafood and innovative plant-based options, they have something to offer everyone!

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