Seafood lovers rejoice! Visitors to Tampa with a love of seafood will appreciate its prime location on the Gulf of Mexico and the abundance of seafood riches available at many local restaurants. Fresh and local fish specialties include grouper and mahi-mahi among other varieties. Many types of shellfish are also available, including shrimp, oysters, and crabs.
Whatever you are in the mood for, chances are it didn't have to far to travel before arriving at your table. To help you find the perfect spot,10 Best has researched the local food scene and brought together a list of the top seafood restaurants to choose from.
Tampa's seafood restaurants range from the upscale to the ultra casual with many featuring stunning views of the very waters that were home to the catch of the day. Local treasures, like the Rusty Pelican have been pleasing locals and tourists alike for decades with well-prepared dishes and great views.
If you're looking for something more sophisticated, then you can't go wrong with Oystercatchers, widely considered one of the best seafood restaurant in Tampa.