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J Alexander's Restaurant

#43 of 2,063 Restaurants 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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Taste buds tingling....

We were in search of some gourmet macaroni and cheese, we found some and it was yummy however the rest of the meal was spectacular. We had the Mexican City Spinach con queso appetizer which was generous in flavor and size and was served with fresh picante and ware chips.. The French dip I ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Colleen222RN
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were in search of some gourmet macaroni and cheese, we found some and it was yummy however the rest of the meal was spectacular. We had the Mexican City Spinach con queso appetizer which was generous in flavor and size and was served with fresh picante and ware chips.. The French dip I ordered contained the most succulent beef... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Manager Heather and all the waiters and waitresses were extremely attentive and friendly. The grill cook was a master and our entire dining experience was the best.

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Greensboro, NC
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant comes highly recommended by friends - and it didn't disappoint. The location isn't the best - but the food made up for it. I highly suggest that you save room for the chocolate cake and/or carrot cake. Unreal.

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A typical restaurant chain that under performs on all aspects of hospitality. Appetizers were brought the same time as entrees, entrees were cold and not prepared correctly and wait staff was clueless and had an attitude when I told him about the apps coming the same time as the entrees.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Each time we visit friends in Tampa, we make sure to enjoy a meal at J. Alexander's, a contemporary American restaurant known for its wood-fired cuisine. Alexander's is actually part of a chain of classy restaurants, and, as such, it is impressive for its attractive decor, tasty food and exquisite service, all top-notch. Located at 913 N Dale Mabry Hwy.,... More 

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Largo, Florida
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196 reviews 196 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a really enjoyable dinner here. First of all, the restaurant is very, very pretty. Makes you feel very comfortable, and not at all rushed. Very relaxing. We started with the Deviled Eggs, which have a unique taste (though I could do without the pickle relish). The salads are very large, with the star being the Alex's Salad. For... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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274 reviews 274 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This has become a favorite lunch spot for me and a couple of coworkers. We can't stay away from the Mexico City Spinach con Queso. This white queso dip with chips is way better than any Mexican restaurant. The chips are thin and crispy, with just the right amount of salt. The dip is totally amazing! It must be pretty... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'd normally give this a 4 but the French Dip was so unusually good I had to give it a 5. Piled high and perfectly cooked medium rare. I'd go back just for that. I have no idea what everyone else got because I was dialed in to my meal.

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My family goes to this restaurant often and we are always pleased! Kids love Mexico City queso and chicken pasta soup. My wife and I love the full bar, good wine list and excellent salmon. Best salmon anywhere done perfect every time. Cilantro shrimp, French dip, salads are all very good. Want dessert have the carrot cake but be sure... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Highly recommend this place! Very delicious steaks and sides. I loved my filet mignon and mac and cheese! Hubby enjoyed primerib and baked potatoe. We ate every bite. Our lovely waiter James gave us free carrot cake and it was the best I've ever had! Very classy place, perfect for a nice date night. They treat you special and I... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?