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Yacht StarShip

American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International
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603 Channelside Drive Tampa, Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-7999
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Private party fun

We attended a private event on the starship. It was so much fun. Food was good but it was the atmosphere that stood out. Had a casino set up for "fun" gambling with "play" money. Drinks a little pricey but well worth the experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
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Lutz, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailed the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion Brunch Cruise on Saturday, January 30. Spectacular views of hundreds of boats "invading" along side the Jose Gaspar......fun & festive atmosphere on board.... Buffet was fresh & well-prepared & plentiful.... BUT.........the "open bar" was TERRIBLE!!!! SLOW service......long lines for refills After 30 minutes.....NO Bloody Mary Mix......30 minutes later, all the OJ was gone as well......plenty... More 

Thank Rich S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got married on the Yacht Starship Sensation on 12/19/15. It is the smallest of the three Yacht Starship vessels and usually docks in Clearwater. During December, all the vessels dock in Channelside. Initially we were bummed that the vessel would not depart out of Clearwater but as the wedding planning continued to progress, logistically Downtown Tampa and Channelside worked... More 

Thank Billy G
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453 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Went for New Year's Eve. Buffet was good and plentiful. Zoran was our waiter. He always provides outstanding service. Drinks were flowing all night. All of the crew is so nice. It has s great view of firework's. This is my 7th time on this ship. Every experience has been outstanding!

Thank Nancy L
Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Grade "F" for convenience... Tried today to make a reservation for 12people on a Saturday lunch cruise in Feb 2016. Attempt failed. Per my conversation with their reservations agent, the Lunch Cruises are only offered: -on special dates (ie Christmas, New Years, Valentines, etc); -or on non-special dates to private parties with a substantial head count; -and if there is... More 

Thank Shirin D
Albuquerque, NM
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Some of the staff are stellar, and some are obviously very new, very unseasoned service personnel without an idea of how to be gracious. The food was OK, but not great. The best was the prime rib and vegetables. I had a bit left on my plate- and I asked for a small "to-go" container and could not get one.... More 

Thank Aesthetics1
Inverness, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

My significant other and I are here in Fl. from Upstate NY for the winter months. We had no plans for Thanksgiving so a friend mentioned a Thanksgiving cruise on Yacht StarShip out of Tampa. We made reservations for the 2:00 cruise. On Thanksgiving day we had an enjoyable drive to Tampa. We were cordially greeted by the staff and... More 

Thank Lucinda C
Lakeland, FL
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Christmas 2014 we were given a gift certificate for two on this ship. We are snowbirds and were unable to take this cruise. We had it scheduled, but had to cancel because of illness. We have now returned and called to schedule and were told we could only use it on the Thanksgiving day weekend. It does have an expiration... More 

Thank rosestar
Spring Hill, Florida
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We went on a couple's night out with friends and had a great time on the dinner cruise. After a great dinner and dessert, I was able to sit on one of the porch swing that have have mounted to the back of the boat. I sat for an hour and watched as the yacht cruised the the canals around... More 

Thank RobfromSpringhill
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We attended a private event on the starship. It was so much fun. Food was good but it was the atmosphere that stood out. Had a casino set up for "fun" gambling with "play" money. Drinks a little pricey but well worth the experience

Thank suziq2Texas
Spring Hill, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Our friends had been on the Yacht Starship before , so they wanted to share the experience with us. When we arrived, it was not the same ship they had been on but was quite a bit smaller. They were disappointed that they had not been told in advance, but my husband and I loved the size. It turns out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 603 Channelside Drive Tampa, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (813) 223-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 74
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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