Best Restaurants near Tampa's Raymond James Stadium: Find Upscale, Casual Dining Nearby

Raymond James Stadium is one of Tampa's premier venues and hosts many huge events including a couple Superbowls and more recently, Taylor Swift. The Stadium is also home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL franchise. Whatever your reason for visiting, chances are you'll get hungry. Luckily there are many of Tampa's best restaurants close by. Listed here are ten of the top choices to tempt your palette.

One of the city's main dining districts is located just a mile south of the Stadium and features a host of great, but mostly upscale options lined up along Boyscout Boulevard and at the International Plaza Mall. If you're attending a game, you might want to head to Lee Roy Selmon's. Named after Tampa's first NFL Hall of Famer, this casual and football themed restaurant and bar serves Southern-style comfort food. A great spot to watch the pre or post game shows.

If you want to taste some traditional flavors of Tampa, you might to head to La Teresita. Still just a five minute drive from the Stadium, La Teresita features traditional Cuban favorites in a retro-cafeteria setting. The food is tasty and plentiful, and the restaurant is full of local charm.

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Pop-n-Sons is a classic diner located within walking distance of Tampa's Steinbrenner Field and Raymond James Stadium. The interior is pure old-school diner and you can pull up a stool for counter service or grab a cozy booth. There are also a...  Read More

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You can be assured of good barbecue when you see the pit smoking out back. Jimbo's keeps close watch over it, taking great pains to ensure that all the meat reaches that moment of perfect flavor. When it's ready, they pile it high, add baked...  Read More

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If old fashioned comfort grub is what you need to get the day started, give this casual little joint in south Tampa a try. The Brunchery stays true to its name by delivering time-tested classics like steak and eggs, Belgian waffles, omelets,...  Read More

La Teresita Restaurant
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La Teresita is located in West Tampa, an area of the city that was originally settled by Cuban immigrants, and features authentic versions of Cuban cuisine. There is a traditional restaurant space, but La Teresita's charm is found inside the...  Read More

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Pelagia's is located in the Marriott Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza Mall and is the perfect spot to fortify yourself for a long day of shopping. This beautifully decorated trattoria reflects a contemporary Milanese style and the...  Read More



Centrally located in the Westshore district of Tampa, Del Frisco's Grille serves perfectly prepared prime steaks and creative versions of comfort food staples. Popular menu items include the Grille Prime Cheeseburger, Cheesesteak Eggrolls, and...  Read More



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

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Authentic Pacific-Rim cuisine is the hallmark of this chic restaurant. This small chain was founded by Chef Roy Yamaguchi to bring European techniques to Asian dishes featuring Hawaiian ingredients. Check out the exotic, melt in your mouth,...  Read More

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Capital Grille


On entering the Capital Grille you encounter a refined and gracious space with Frank Lloyd Wright inspired decor. This is followed with top-notch service and spectacular steaks. These are the trademarks of The Capital Grille making it a...  Read More

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If you can't get enough succulent, Southern cooking, this place (named for Tampa Bay's first NFL Hall of Famer) will have your taste buds swooning. Many dishes rely on Lee Roy's mom's recipes, such as fried chicken, meat loaf, chicken-fried...  Read More


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Skye is a freelance writer that adopted Tampa as her hometown over a decade ago and never looked back. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no snow climate, and in her spare time...  More About Skye