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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar
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5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610
+1 813-627-7600
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is celebrating seven years of being one of...
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is celebrating seven years of being one of Tampa Bay's BEST Steakhouses. This crown jewel serves only the finest cuts of dry aged prime beef and the freshest seafood from local waters. The award-winning restaurant recently won the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as the 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Be sure to visit us to see why the restaurant was recently added to one of the most prestigious restaurant review guides, Zagat.
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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Just visited for the first time and I have to say they have Amazing food! I loved the steak and the whole initials in the bone thing always hear about this place but have never been myself until recently. Only thing that annoyed me is the table next to me was So noisy I could barley hear the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I found the service to be equal to Berns steakhouse and I found the food and portions to be better than Berns steakhouse. If your looking for ambience go to Burns if you're looking for better food go to Council Oaks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My father, stepmother and myself decided to go to the casino for a little while and then go have lunch somewhere on the gulf. To our surprise Council Oak was open for brunch for the first time ever for Father's day. We jumped at the opportunity to enjoy a full seafood, charcuterie and dessert buffet along with your choice of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Unbelievable steaks, service and ambiance. Drinks and deserts were so delicious that we wanted to take home extras. Highest quality steak that I have ever enjoyed. Melt in your mouth.

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My fiancee and I had a reservation to celebrate our engagement from earlier in the day on 6/6/15. We sat down in the dining area and were given a drink menu by a young lady. She said she would be right back to grab our order. 20 minutes later she never came back so we got up to order our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Just visited for the first time and I have to say they have Amazing food! I loved the steak and the whole initials in the bone thing always hear about this place but have never been myself until recently. Only thing that annoyed me is the table next to me was So noisy I could barley hear the people I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have eaten here several times as an employee and now as just someone off the street. The ambiance and the time to make everything right is just amazing. I usually just get chop salad and crab cakes. I have had the steaks as well. Nothing is bad. Keep up the good work

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love this place, upscale, great service and fresh cut steaks!! They even carve your initials in the bone of your steak.

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Lithia, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Dinner was outstanding - chilean sea bass, lobster bisque, crab cakes, salads, pork chops, shrimp cocktail, filet mignon, wine! Great food, wine, service ambiance (we were in a booth for 6). The only negative was having to walk thru the smoke filled casino to get to the restaurant!

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is my go to restaurant for every special occasion... I have been to many steak houses around the world, this by far is my favorite! About 7 years ago we were lucky enough to to stumble across the best server in the industry... And we've requested him ever since! When you want to treat yourself, make sure you give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Undoubtedly the best steaks that we've had recently. We had the bone-in ribeye, aged for over 30+ days. We would recommend that if you like it medium, order it medium well. We discussed this with Diego, our server who we highly recommend, and we realized that because of how thick the cut was, having it cooked medium would have been... More 

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Additional Information about Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Address: 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610
Phone Number: +1 813-627-7600
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-627-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is celebrating seven years of being one of Tampa Bay's BEST Steakhouses. This crown jewel serves only the finest cuts of dry aged prime beef and the freshest seafood from local waters. The award-winning restaurant recently won the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as the 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Be sure to visit us to see why the restaurant was recently added to one of the most prestigious restaurant review guides, Zagat.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?