With beautiful warm weather year round, Tampa is the perfect place to enjoy dining al fresco. Weather you choose an option on the water or inland, many of the city's eateries feature lovely patios, terraces and decks on which you can enjoy star gazing, balmy breezes and a delicious meal. Perfect for a romantic evening or a night out with friends, 10 Best has put together a list of the top outdoor dining options to choose from.
Many options offer world-class cuisine and stunning water views. Perhaps the most impressive outdoor dining patio is Jackson's Bistro. Located on Harbor Island, diners enjoy views of Garrison Channel and the downtown Tampa skyline while sampling sophisticated and well-prepared dishes. The spacious terrace also features pergolas with romantic curtaining offering couples privacy for more intimate evenings.
If you're looking for more casual dining, there are many options to choose from. Check out Gaspar's Grotto for the two large patio spaces and upbeat atmosphere. A party every night, Gaspar's is located in the heart of Ybor City, Tampa's historic and entertainment district.