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717 South

#137 of 1,890 Restaurants in Tampa
#143 of 2,084 Places to Eat in Tampa
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American, Contemporary
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717 South Howard Street, Tampa, FL 33606 (Swann)
+1 813-250-1661
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 717 South is proud to bring you fresh and local ingredients. The highest...
717 South is proud to bring you fresh and local ingredients. The highest quality hormone free chicken and when possible seafood that is harvested in a sustainable fashion. We wood-fire all our in-house hand cut steaks..Extensive wine list ( over 300 wines by the bottle) , martini's and specialty drinks from all parts of the world. Michael Stewart, a local native, is the owner and Korean-born chef Robert Masson displays a sure mastery of all ports and parts of the world. Set within 1920's art deco paintings, wood trim, high ceilings, and an open kitchen, welcomes each patron. 717 South was recently voted TOP 20 Best New Restaurant in Florida, Best Place for Dinner, Best Wines by the Glass, TOP 400 Places to dine in Florida, Best Happy Hour and many others.
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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality Fresh Food and Great Location

Excellent service, with a simple but high quality menu. I recommend the seared tuna the fish tacos - both were fresh and served in ample portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
gnftr44
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Food is amazing, service is better. Great atmosphere, food was out of this world and the service was the best. If you can, request Tony to be you waiter.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Although many new restaurants have opened in the Howard Ave area, 717 South continues to be one of our "go to" spots. It offers outstanding food and a nice vibe. Service is great too. The appetizer scallops are excellent! My favorite main dish is the mushroom risotto. Enjoy for a special occasion or a regular evening out.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent service, with a simple but high quality menu. I recommend the seared tuna the fish tacos - both were fresh and served in ample portions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Food and atmosphere is very nice. Upscale. Service was very good too. Was a little pricey for the amount of food you get but would recommend for a special occasion or drinks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My guest and I started with Smoked pulled duck, kale, cabbage, carrot & tomatilla thyme relish. This was a very tasty and delicately prepared app. We moved on to the "catch of the day" which was fresh salmon. Unfortunately it was overly done and dry. It was accompanied with potatoes and veggie.

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had an excellent dinner here the other night. The restaurant if visually quite striking, with the Art Deco prints and wall dividers. Interestingly, the front of the restaurant is far noisier than the booths / tables in the back, so if you want a quieter more secluded meal, sit in the back (there is a large private dining room there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife and our daughter enjoyed our dinner here immensely. The service was prompt, friendly and helpful. We has the swordfish special at the waiters suggestion and were quite pleased. We all had different appetizers and again enjoyed them all. The wine selection is decent and there were many reasonably prices choices. We will be back.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great spot. The food is delicious, and the drinks as well. Their seafood is always fresh and perfectly cooked. Would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lovely Hyde Park neighborhood restaurant with terrific culinary skills and a charming outside eating area on Howard Ave, great for people watching. Started dinner by sharing a very tasty Caesar's salad and a very generous Caprese salad. Spouse enjoyed an entree of shrimp risoto (with huge shrimp!) while I ordered a wonderful, Asian inspired pan-seared red snapper. Our server, Jesse,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

At the suggestion of friends we recently had diner at 717 South in Tampa while on business. The service was great as was the meal. The wood grill delivers great flavors and the menu has a large varied selection. Our friends told us this is their go to spot in Tampa and I will stop short of saying that, but... More 

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Additional Information about 717 South

Address: 717 South Howard Street, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone Number: +1 813-250-1661
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $32
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 717 South Howard Street, Tampa, FL 33606
    (Swann)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-250-1661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $32
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

717 South is proud to bring you fresh and local ingredients. The highest quality hormone free chicken and when possible seafood that is harvested in a sustainable fashion. We wood-fire all our in-house hand cut steaks..Extensive wine list ( over 300 wines by the bottle) , martini's and specialty drinks from all parts of the world. Michael Stewart, a local native, is the owner and Korean-born chef Robert Masson displays a sure mastery of all ports and parts of the world. Set within 1920's art deco paintings, wood trim, high ceilings, and an open kitchen, welcomes each patron. 717 South was recently voted TOP 20 Best New Restaurant in Florida, Best Place for Dinner, Best Wines by the Glass, TOP 400 Places to dine in Florida, Best Happy Hour and many others.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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