Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
4955 East 18th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 623-6000
Fax: (813) 623-6007
One of the best places to grab a quick bite or refuel during a tiring day out, Brocato's Sandwich Shop is a popular hangout. Famous for their impeccably tasting sandwiches like the Roast Pork and the Philly Steak, the restaurant offers diners a satisfying meals in comfortable surroundings. The best time to visit is during lunch hours, be early in order to get a seat. While here, try the Deviled Crabs, that go off the shelf within minutes.
This restaurant is owned and operated by the same Tampa family that founded it two generations ago. Beautifully hand-painted tiles and intricate fretwork decorate the exterior of the restaurant, while the interior boasts a two-story atrium. Warm lighting and a sense of history combine to create an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine, such as paella, black beans and rice or traditional Spanish yellow rice and chicken. Share a pitcher of sangria while flamenco dancers provide entertainment. Call ahead to verify nights and times for the show.
The Dirty Shame pub is open six days a week, serving car bombs and other libations to bikers and other thirsty patrons. The "Pub on the Edge" features weekly special events, such as Bike Nights and has been known to team up with other unique bars to host themed pub crawls. Not surprisingly, smoking is permitted, so as the night wears on, the floor tends to get sticky and the air gets stuffy. Still, this offbeat bar is a favorite to many, thanks to its rugged atmosphere, wide beer selection and, of course, the car bombs.
A vintage, renovated, 1926 building nestled in the heart of Tampa's Ybor City, Tre Amici @ the Ybor Bunker provides patrons with a casual oasis for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choose to dine indoors or sit outside soaking up the ambiance of the city at the family-friendly Café. Select from a simple but diverse menu featuring Cuban cuisine, which includes fresh made Cuban sandwiches, salads, wraps, scrumptious desserts and baked goods, aromatic coffee, or a glass of chilled wine or beer. During the week, enjoy live, original musical entertainment from local artists or be entertained on open mic night when anything goes.
Acropolis Greek Taverna brings a slice of Greek joie de vivre to the historic Ybor City. Enjoy the live entertainment nightly with traditional live music and belly dancing. Relish their Shrimp Saganaki, Mousaka, Pastisto, Dolmades, Souvlaki and Gyro. Complement your meal with Greek wine. A fun place to be with family and friends, Acropolis will ensure you have a memorable dining experience.
Any barbecue fan will tell you: it's all in the sauce. Find out for yourself with a pork or beef sandwich made with tender, succulent meat that's been cooking slowly over the pit at this restaurant. Order sliced or chopped, then layered on a fresh bun and topped with savory barbecue sauce. Or order up a plateful of juicy, meaty ribs slathered in sauce and dripping with rich, smoky flavor. Add a side dish of baked beans simmering in a thick sweet sauce or crisp coleslaw.
Enjoy such Cuban delights as Cuban cheese toast, the Egg Cuban, guava pastries, and sandwiches.
If you're 21 and above, walk in at Gaspar's Grotto with your head held high. This eclectic and unique eatery serves up barbecues, burgers and salads extraordinaire! This restaurant comes with a history of Tampa's pirates and ship stories—look out for all the nautical artifacts and pirate knickknacks on the walls. It's not a rare feature here to rub shoulders with famous celebrities and world class icons—no one can resist the charm of this place! If this doesn't satisfy you, summon the world famous feline “Tanker Ray”, the barcat! The atmosphere, the staff, the service and the theme is all worth a visit!
Located in a vintage brick building in the heart of historic Carmine's is one of the most popular restaurants around. Wooden floors, an original tin ceiling and walls decorated with nostalgic memorabilia create an atmosphere of rustic ambience and old world charm. Authentic cuisine, such as Deviled Crabs with Spicy Hot Sauce, Fresh Black Beans and Rice with Chopped Onions on the side, and the ever-popular Baked Chicken and Yellow Rice will have your taste buds tingling. A full bar, informal atmosphere and friendly service make this establishment popular.
The Crowbar is fast becoming a favorite for watching live bands, drinking beer and just good old socializing. The Crowbar is a very hip and happening place, a modern bar and venue. There are three bars in the club, with one outside so if you're not enjoying the music you don't have to leave the place, just go sit out on the patio and refill your glass—sorted! Open tuesday to saturday 8pm onwards.
If you're looking for a restaurant with elegance and charm, exemplary service, excellent food, uptown chic, and trendy elegance steeped in history, this is the answer to your perfection dreams. Occupying the Old Ybor City Bank building, the outstanding Italian restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes, including pastas, oven-baked pizzas, Crispy Calamari, Roasted Duck, and popular dessert choices including banana crème brulee and cannoli.
The upbeat, casual atmosphere of the El Puerto Restaurant adds to your dining experience. Begin with an order of tasty soup, fried platanos, or yucca. Enjoy an entrée of freshly cooked specialties such as fried tilapia, tender skirt steak sizzling from the grill complimented with sautéed onions, or crisp empanadas with spicy meat fillings. Whether you choose fried, grilled, or breaded, everything on the delectable menu is prepared with the freshest ingredients insuring the best in quality and flavor. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the restaurant while you soak up the culture of Ybor City. For your pleasure, El Puerto serves fresh and cool glasses of flavorful sangria wine. - Vickie Ferguson