Tampa's Group-Friendly Restaurants: From Special Occasions to Casual Get-Togethers



Family get-together, business meeting, birthday party, or just travelling with a large group, the reasons for needing a group friendly restaurant are endless. Finding one that meets your needs can be a challenge. Which of Tampa's many restaurants should you call? Listed here are 10 of the top options that provide delicious food and great service for a variety of different group occasions.

If you and your group are looking for a true Tampa experience and you have a good budget, then the Columbia Restaurant is the perfect choice. Great for special occasions of all kinds, the Columbia offers 15 distinct dining rooms to choose from that can accommodate from 10 - 400. Each of the dining rooms is beautifully decorated with hand-painted Spanish tiles, antiques, and architectural details. The staff is happy to work with you on customized menus or you can order from the banquet menu.

If you're looking for somewhere a little more casual and easier on the pocketbook, there are also several spots to choose from that are also reasonably priced. For an outdoor, waterside experience where the kids are free to run around a bit, try Rick's on the River. A local favorite, this casual spot offers large tables in the main outdoor area, but also features a separate covered patio for larger groups.




If you want to get off the beaten path, try Rick's on the River. Located on the Hillsborough River just north of downtown, Rick's is a popular local hangout catering to the river boating community. Amenities include a boat ramp and marina with...  Read More


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Season's 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar located adjacent to Tampa's Westshore Mall. Convenient to downtown and the airport, this is a great dining option for business or pleasure. With menus that are changed seasonally to reflect what's...  Read More




A rich, welcoming environment of wood, leather, and subdued lighting greets visitors to this upscale establishment. Along with great ambience, they come for impeccable steaks and chops, cooked to perfection. Each steak is seasoned only with...  Read More


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Channelside


Yacht Starship sails from Tampa's Channelside neighborhood and is billed as America's first three diamond rated dining yacht by AAA. Perfect for an intimate night out or a group celebration, Yacht Starship provides a three-course dinner while...  Read More


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Located in Brandon, a 15 minute drive from downtown is Topgolf Tampa. This unique entertainment complex offers a 3 level golf range for players of all ages and abilities to hone their skills playing target-oriented games. A state-of-the-art...  Read More




Élevage is located in the Epicurean Hotel, a boutique hotel that caters to guests wishing to experience life's indulgences, especially when it comes to food. Developed by the owner of Bern's, one of Tampa's most established restaurants,...  Read More


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Rusty Pelican


The Rusty Pelican is a classic Tampa seafood-and-steaks place located directly on the waters of Tampa Bay. This casually elegant restaurant serves up fresh-from-the-water fare that does for the taste buds what the restaurant's panoramic views do...  Read More




Bern's Steak House is one of Tampa's best-known restaurants. Family-owned since opening in 1956, this venerable steak house is legendary for its impeccable service, top-quality food, and incredible attention to detail. Guests rave about the...  Read More


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The first thing you notice as you enter Oystercatchers is the amazing view. This seafood restaurant, nestled among lush, tropical landscaping, takes full advantage of its location at the edge of Tampa Bay. Inside, the decor is bright, simple and...  Read More




More than just a restaurant, the Columbia is a Tampa institution. Since 1905, this living history lesson has been serving some of the most authentic Spanish/Cuban food in Tampa Bay. The menu is expansive, spanning a wide array of traditional...  Read More


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Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye has lived in Tampa for over 16 years and spends much of her time exploring the region and discovering its hidden treasures. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no cold, no...  More About Skye

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