Quality Inn Airport
1020 S. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33629
Phone: (813) 254-3005
Fax: (813) 253-2909
Bars & Cafes
Perk's Donut Bar is a local and neighborhood-oriented cafe specializing the all-time-favorites, donuts. Owners, husband and wife, Shane and Katie Perkey, share their love for the breakfast classic with inventive versions freshly made and paired with hot or iced beverages. Select from various coating, topping and drizzle combinations like cinnamon, chocolate, maple or lemon with bacon, sprinkles or nuts. For a refreshing pairing, opt for latte, espresso, Apple-Cinnamon or Blueberry-Pomegranate tea.
For more than 20 years, Press Box Sports Emporium & Eatery has been cheering teams and serving sports buffs some of the coldest brews in town. Equipped with four big-screened televisions, plus several smaller sets strategically placed throughout the eatery, the restaurant is designed to guarantee you won't miss that critical sports moment. When there's a break in the televised action, visit the game room where you have a choice of darts, pool or pinball machines. The menu is diverse, offering a wide variety of fare including jumbo chicken wings, king-sized Quesadillas, Deep Fried Grouper, pizzas and specialty pastas.
Enjoy delicious kahwa coffee along with bites of organic snacks and savories made from gluten-free bread. The coffee is a hit with the crowds with its strong flavor invigorating the senses. The name Coffee EVI is an amalgamation of the words coffee and Evi (Turkish for house), inspired by the fact that the owner is American and his wife Turkish. The spirit of the establishment is influenced greatly by the coffee culture in America and Turkey.
At the Rainbow Room, not only can you stop by for a cold brew, a game of darts or listen to a live band, you can also play a game of volleyball or dodge ball. Right outside the door is a full-sized court filled with Florida beach sand ready for the next game or tournament. The bar has plenty of choices in domestic and imported brews and a selection of specialty drinks. Play a game of darts or pool, or step up to the mic on karaoke night and serenade bar patrons. Stop by on game day and cheer for your favorite team while watching the action on the big screen TV. The bar hosts special events, cookouts and fundraisers throughout the year. Pets are welcome. -Vickie Ferguson
This South Tampa wine shop has a fine selection of more than 350 wines ranging in price from inexpensive to high-end. Cru Cellars is the perfect place to enjoy an evening of fine wine and cheese tasting. Whether choosing a favorite vintage by the bottle or by the glass, their extensive menu is sure to please the most discerning palate. Compliment your wine selection from the menu of specialty cheeses, decadent chocolates and desserts. Select beers are also available. - Vickie Ferguson
Royal Tea Room is the perfect place to get away for a quiet cup of tea, have an intimate lunch with friends or to celebrate a special occasion, birthday or wedding shower. The upscale tea room has an additional retail boutique filled with extraordinary gift items and tea accessories. Stroll through the rooms and examine the assortment of gifts before heading to the tea room where guests are seated for high tea, sandwiches, pastries and desserts. Reservations are required for one of the three formal seatings at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30 pm. -Vickie Ferguson
A very popular lunch spot, Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill offers large portions of Mexican cuisine, including Burritos, Tacos, Chili con Queso, Tamales and Enchiladas, among others. During the week, super meal deals are featured. Monday's Acapulco Special offers unlimited crab legs and shrimp served with lobster tails. If Fajitas are your favorite, stop by on Tuesday for Fiesta Fajitas for two including a pitcher of margaritas, beer or sangria. Wednesday is Cancun day with two pounds of crab legs as the order of the day. Fried ice cream is a popular dessert feature.
A haven for sports lovers, Fire Bar & Grill is a great place to watch uninterrupted telecasts of your favorite games. With a beer in hand and delicious sandwiches and pizzas, get set to enjoy live sporting fun with friends. The Pork Belly and Salted caramel Creme Brulee stand out from the rest of the menu. Regular ladies nights and promotions add to the popularity of the establishment.
The Brick House Tavern in North Tampa has everything you need including a lively atmosphere, comfortable couches, big screen televisions, a diverse food menu and over 70 choices in beer. Let your palate rejoice with tasty starters like spiked calamari, a stack of buttermilk battered onion rings or fresh shrimp with flash fried cherry peppers for an extra zing. For heartier appetites, try the tavern's fish and chips, country fried steak or pork chops smothered in whiskey barrel sauce. Brew selections range from German Pilsners and Irish dry stouts to Trappist Ale from Belgium and Sapporo from Japan. The tavern is open late and serves food up until an hour before closing. -Vickie Ferguson
Tucked away in South Tampa, Bella's sports attractive paintings on tiles, and the ambience is snug and cozily romantic. Candles glitter, but there's no formality at this spot that turns out such temptations as Pollo Milano, Confetti Spaghetti and Bella Luna—half. Paninis and sandwiches are equally tempting! And finish this wholesome delicious meal with their lip-smacking desserts like the Tiramisu and Chocolate Toffee Tort!
At the Lodge, there is something going on everyday of the week. Weekday happy hours start the week, followed by live music on Tuesdays and ladies night on Thursdays with special drink prices. Weekends bring in cool music, and on Sunday, savor a delicious breakfast with eggs cooked just the way you like them or a special TV dinner. On game day, you can expect drink specials all day and game action on the 50-inch HDTV. Lunch and dinner menus offer a variety of tasty morsels including sushi, pot stickers, sandwiches, salads, fried chicken, pork chops and New York strip steak. - Vickie Ferguson
Stop by the Dubliner Irish Pub for happy hour a pint of Bass or Guinness. Try and pay a visit on Sunday when they have drink specials with a DJ and great music. If you're looking for live action, you can enjoy live musical entertainment until 2a on most nights. Be sure to bring your appetite and sample some of their tasty appetizers such as Stout Wings and Irish Nachos, their scrumptious Dubliner Burger or Shamrock Smothered Chicken sandwich, specialty pizzas or their authentic Irish entrées including Classic Fish & Chips, traditional Shepard's Pie and Corned Beef & Cabbage.