Quality Inn & Suites Tampa - Brandon near Casino
10007 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: (813) 622-8557
Fax: (888) 519-3178
Located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Council Oak is a sophisticated and upscale contemporary restaurant with a distinct menu offering prime, aged steaks and fresh seafood along with their extensive list of wines and champagnes. Rich wood tones and soft lighting add to the décor creating a relaxed and elegant atmosphere, the perfect setting for a special occasion. After dinner, select your favorite cigar from their menu and step out into the casino to enjoy all the action including gaming machines, live poker, rocking music and dancing till the early morning hours. Valet parking is available. Reservations for dinner are highly recommended.
Savory pork, beef, chicken and sausage smoked to perfection and dripping with flavor is what you can expect at Smokehouse BBQ and Grill. Whether stopping by for lunch or dinner, their menu selections will satisfy your hunger. Start the meal off with BBQ nachos piled high with cole slaw, pulled pork, beans and creamy melted cheese, or a basket of crispy onion rings battered in beer. Frog legs and gator are also on the menu along with the favorites, including BBQ sandwiches and platters, catfish or a slab of ribs. Call ahead for individual or family-sized orders for takeout. - Vickie Ferguson
At Cherry's Bar & Grill, try one of their daily specials and homemade desserts. Kids ages 12 and under enjoy a free meal from 6p until 9p every Tuesday. Furthermore, adults can enjoy happy hour from 11a until 7p everyday with a wide selection from the menu. Assorted appetizers, wraps, juicy burgers, wings, crisp salads, and fresh made sandwiches provide diners with tasty favorites, such as pepper jack sandwiches or perfectly grilled top sirloin steak. Kids also have their own menu and for the entire family, try a slice of pie or a thick and creamy milkshake. - Vickie Ferguson
For those in the know about how real southern barbecue should taste, a visit to First Choice Southern Bar-B-Que is in order. This restaurant has it all, from the perfectly smoked turkey and chicken to juicy, tender pulled pork, beef and slabs of ribs that will have you drooling. Side dishes are all homemade, including the spicy macaroni salad laced with jalepeno peppers, saucy baked beans and creamy potato salad. Add an order of crispy fritters and a glass of exceptional ice tea to complete the meal. First Choice is a popular restaurant, but service is fast and friendly. Eat in or order ahead for pick-up. - Vickie Ferguson
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature bread sticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Open for breakfast, lunch and late-night dining, the Taco Bus is the spot for a casual, friendly atmosphere, good service and an exceptional selection of Mexican food. You name it and Taco Bus has it: flour quesadillas and burritos, classic soft corn, flour tacos, and pork filled tamales. Start the morning with a breakfast burrito with eggs plus your favorite fillings, or end the evening with traditional desserts such as tres leches cake and creamy flan. Dine inside or on the outdoor covered patio.
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.
Please your palate with the spicy flavors of a Mongolian stir-fry at the Genghis Grill. Grab a bowl and create your own original meal from a variety of delectable meat, fish, veggies, spices, sauces, set atop rice, pasta, or noodles. Your mouth will be watering as your selections sizzle on the hot grill sending out waves of aromatic goodness. You have a choice of creating an original bowl, a house signature bowl, or a heart healthy bowl. It's up to you. Open for lunch and dinner, the family-friendly restaurant offers a creative alternative to traditional dining. - Vickie Ferguson
Friendly service and an inviting atmosphere go a long way in assuring your dining pleasure and that is exactly what you can expect when visiting this cozy Italian restaurant. Great-tasting family recipes, handmade pizzas, fresh seafood, quality ingredients and special seasonings make any item on their menu a true specialty. Dinner is served daily, so drop in when Italian's on your mind. Carrabba's is located near the busy Brandon Town Center, so be prepared to wait on the weekends. There is also a full bar.
Jesse's Steak & Seafood is a no-frills restaurant where the food speaks volumes. Naturally you will find this friendly restaurant always busy. Relish their Crab-stuffed Mushrooms, Escargot, Chicken Quesadilla, Baked Crab Soup, Jumbo Fried Shrimp, Chicken Santa Barbara, Baby Back Ribs, Charbroiled Steaks, Steak Kebab, The Charburger and Jesse's Roast. Hand-cut in their kitchen and slow-roasted, their meats are succulent.
Owner Cinzia Cripe, a native of Sorrento Italy, along with her mother and cousin, create here an intriguing variety of classic Italian dishes using recipes handed down by their grandmother. A popular choice is the Ravioli Noci, combining handmade ravioli stuffed with cheese, then complimented with a creamy walnut sauce. On a lighter note, Cernia al Forno bakes fresh grouper in a coat of savory breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.