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J Alexander's Restaurant

913 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1251
813-354-9006
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Ranked #62 of 1,961 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West Cypress
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82% Recommend
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had an excellent salad with cornbread croutons! The salad was piled high and the the chicken was very tender. The carrot cake was incredible, and I'm not a fan of carrot cake. Warm with melted icing dripping down the sides. Was big enough to share!

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We chose J. Alexander's to celebrate our anniversary. The atmosphere manages to be elegant and chic while imparting a casual vibe. Dress up or come business casual; either way you fit in. Waiters/Waitresses are friendly & attentive. We were seated immediately with 15 mins before our reservation. Ah, the food! The filet mignon is superb - seared well and perfectly... More

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As always, the staff are professional and the food is great. I've eaten here a number of times over the past six years, and there has never been a problem.

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We walked into this restaurant thinking it was just another chain, but we were pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the food. This is a destination restaurant that under promises and over delivers. You will not be disappointed.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

In town for one day and lunch with old friend. Food was excellent. The fact our plates arrived 5 minutes apart - not good. I expect more and so did the mgmt.

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

When you visit a restaurant on different evenings of the week and encounter a full house with 15 - 30 minute wait time each visit, there is usually something good going on. J. Alexander's is that type of spot. A wine list that offers multiple selections in both the white and red categories. Including well known favorites and hard to... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

This was the first restaurant we visited on this holiday and it was surprisingly amazing. I'd been told it was a good place to have a steak and we wanted steaks/burgers/pulled pork galore this fortnight as we live in the UK and can't get food anywhere near as good there. I had a burger and my partner had a steak.... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Visited in January 2014 with cousins and the burgers were great. Service was top notch as expected. Please get yourself one of their carrot cakes!! the best out there( so far)..

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a contemporary American restaurant that takes traditional menu items and adds a twist that make each uniquely its own. And, although the servers are young and fashioned out of cream cheese (they're all gorgeous), they are some of the most finely tuned servers in the business - taking the best care of guests and always with a smile.... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Looking for a great meal at a reasonable price? This is it. My husband and I had the baby back ribs. Absolutely no fat on these ribs. Just perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, tender ribs. Huge portions. With wine, coffee and a huge desert, total was $80. Comon, where ya gonna eat for all that and have it so good? Will... More

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