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J Alexander's Restaurant

#48 of 1,908 Restaurants in Tampa
#49 of 2,103 Places to Eat in Tampa
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913 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1251 (West Cypress)
813-354-9006
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aclittle pricey but well worth it. French dip was $20 but the best sandwich I've ever had in my life. The prime rib was MR and melted in your mouth. Atmosphere was nice, upscale. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Will be back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Nick C
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Aclittle pricey but well worth it. French dip was $20 but the best sandwich I've ever had in my life. The prime rib was MR and melted in your mouth. Atmosphere was nice, upscale. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Will be back again.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Most always a good experience. Their aged meats and darker atmosphere, make it perfect for a romantic evening. Not so much for kids, as I would see it. The service is good and almost every seat in the house is comfortable.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We eat at J Alexanders in San Antonio all the time and are always happy with the experience so when we took our son to Tampa for college, we decided to eat at their J Alexanders. While our server was great (the other staff members weren't so great).....it just wasn't worth the $ 110 dinner for 3. I don't mind... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We sometimes stop in a J. Alexander's on the way home from the airport if we're looking for some great food. We've never been disappointed yet. The steaks are delicious and always cooked perfectly. The ambiance is great, perhaps a tad too dark, but really nice. I noticed when a table was cleared across from us that the person used... More 

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sju
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Verygood family restaurant with verygood list of martinys and wine. Excellent ambiance service and food you can see the kitchen from your seats e erything comes just the way you order.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband were in Tampa last Saturday, and decided to eat at J Alexander's. We had eaten there a year ago and it was very good. The female server was just coming on- she told us- and didn't seem that excited to be there. OK everyone has a day like that. I ordered coffee and needed extra creamer which I... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This place was recommended to us by a Tampa local, so our expectations were high. The steaks were amazing, a couple of the side dishes not so much, but who cares if the "steak is right"? The service was friendly and quick and we left satisfied. I'd go back in a heartbeat the next time I'm in Tampa!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great place for casual fine dining. Creative soups and entree salads, wide selection of meat and fish dishes that are a step above what I've experienced in most casual fine dining venues with regard to quality and creativity. Service is always excellent. Excellent atmosphere; white tablecloth, elegant modern upscale dark wood interior, Generous cocktails and a large... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The steak is always perfect, the drinks strong and the staff friendly! Bathrooms clean as always we will be back :)

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I absolutely love this restaurant. I try to go as often as possible. I love everything from the romantic atmosphere to the delicious well seasoned food. Sometimes at restaurants you experience fine dining with bad food but not this one. Please try it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1251
    (West Cypress)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-354-9006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?