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Ocean Prime - Tampa

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2205 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5710 (Boy Scout)
This is a public transit stop in front of the mall.
+1 813-490-5288
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
so-so

The service is excellent, but the food was just so-so. Everything is very expensive. Doubt we'll go back. There are too many excellent other restaurants in the Tampa area.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
bren m
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The service is excellent, but the food was just so-so. Everything is very expensive. Doubt we'll go back. There are too many excellent other restaurants in the Tampa area.

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We dined at Ocean Prime tonight, and from the moment we walked in the door everything was perfect. We were greeted with smiles and conversation from the staff and seated promptly even though we were early for our reservation. We started with wine, which is half-off on Sundays, what a nice surprise. We ordered the calamari and when it arrived... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Ocean Prime is a fantastic restaurant with outstanding food and service. We had the cowboy bone in rib eye and sea bass. We have had better sea bass but it was still very good. My only reason for not giving a perfect rating was I felt the dinner and drinks were a little overpriced. Overall we were very impressed and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I'll start with dessert first. The crème brûlée was the best I have ever enjoyed. It was a velvety smooth custard with the perfectly flamed sugar on top. The presentation of the shrimp cocktail and the raw oysters was excellent. They were both delicious! The warm bread with butter-Yum! Very nice atmosphere and the manager Ryan was exactly what you... More 

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New York City, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Arrived at restaurant. Unbeknownst to us, yankees were there in a private room as my husband met Jeter in the bathroom. My grandson is now freaking out. He stands in corridor as we are being seated 20 minutes late. He gets a few autographs. Finally the maitre 'd walks him by the glass doors to peek in. Ultimately he returns... More 

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Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

have eaten here many times, and all have been very good experiences., however this past visit was poor due to the waiting time for food and drinks. In addition the food was not as good as it has been. I am willing to say that this was just a por day due to lack of help in the kitchen and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ocean Prime has great food always both steaks and seafood. I particularly like to sit in the bar, people watch and enjoy the interesting drinks. I think the cucumber gimlet is probably the best but if you like dry ice in your fruity martinis that gives the illusion of bubbly smoke coming out of your drink, this place is for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Dropped in with a colleague for a post meeting dinner at Ocean Prime. Despite no booking we got a warm welcome followed by super service from our waitress Melanie who clearly loved her job. Listened to what we needed and made suggestions on what we should try - settled for a shared Calamari - great choice - I then had... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you are looking for a chic restaurant that serves great food/drinks, provides entertainment and has a great atmosphere then look no further. This was my first time at this restaurant, and I can't wait to go back. From the moment you walk in you are welcomed by a friendly staff, swanky decor, and the sound of live music in... More 

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Tampa, FL
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I went to Ocean Prime in Tampa to celebrate our ninth anniversary (of meeting). It was quite honestly the best service and probably the best food we have ever tasted. Our server gave us several suggestions including splitting a steak and a seafood entree so my wife and I could each have "surf and turf". The t-bone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2205 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607-5710
    (Boy Scout)
  • Public Transportation: This is a public transit stop in front of the mall.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-490-5288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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