The Top 6 Spots to Eat After Eloping in Tampa, Florida

November 2, 2020

Wondering where to celebrate after your Florida elopement? We’ve got you covered. From the finest steakhouses to international cuisine, Tampa has an array of culinary offerings to please your palette. Check out our top six spots to dine and raise a glass of bubbly after your Florida elopement:

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Berns Steakhouse

A Tampa classic, Bern’s Steakhouse is one of the finest dining establishments in the area complete with an incredible wine cellar and their Dessert Room. If you’re thinking of choosing Bern’s be sure to make a reservation well in advance! This restaurant books up quickly, especially for special occasions or around holidays. We recommend taking the restaurant tour during your visit – you’ll be able to learn more about their ingredients, process and explore inside their incredible cellar. Trust us, the Bern’s experience is one you’ll love. Learn more about the dress code and view the expansive menu here.

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The Columbia Restaurant

Dinner and a show! Open since 1905, this restaurant is a true Tampa gem with it’s 15 different dining rooms. The Columbia offers up the best Cuban-Spanish dishes in the area, including it’s famous 1905 salad. While you’re enjoying your dinner, you’ll get to watch live flamenco dancers at 7pm and 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights. To this day, 115 years since it first opened, the Columbia Restaurant remains owned by the same family. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience at this original establishment. Take a look at their delicious menu here

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Meat Market

This newer restaurant in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village has become a local hotspot with its delectable steaks, raw oyster bar and giant nutella-stuffed chocolate chip cookies. This glam location offers both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a private lounge for parties or events. You can easily book a reservation in advance using OpenTable or on their website. To view the entire menu, click here.

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Fresh seafood and beautiful sunset views along Tampa’s Riverwalk. Ulele is the perfect spot for dining with your family or guests. They have a private dining room available for events, as well as an outdoor terrace area that can be reserved. Off their menu, we recommend the Florida pompano or snapper along with their delicious shrimp and grits. You really can’t go wrong with any of their entrees! View their menu and more here

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The Epicurean Hotel is one of the top spots to stay in Tampa when visiting or planning an event. Not only is it known for it’s beautiful rooms and central location, but also its restaurant Elevage. It features classic cuisine options inspired by different areas of the world from seafood to pasta. Once you’re done with dinner you can head up to their rooftop bar and lounge, Edge. You’ll enjoy a rooftop view of one of Tampa’s most popular neighborhoods while sipping on your favorite cocktail. You can view the menu and more here

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Housed within Tampa’s Armature Works, this steakhouse never disappoints! You can cozy up at one of their indoor tables, or dine on the patio overlooking the Tampa Riverfront area under romantic umbrellas and string lights. Their menu offers a wide selection of southern-inspired cuisine including steaks, duck, grouper and a plethora of shareable plates (the brussel sprouts and truffle grits are amazing!). To view their menu and more, click here.  


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