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Grillsmith Restaurant

#165 of 1,881 Restaurants in Tampa
#173 of 2,072 Places to Eat in Tampa
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1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5007
813-250-3850
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Today
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Last night they were open

We stopped because of nice outdoor seating and had some drinks. The waitress informed us this was their last night open due to a lease not being renewed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
mlampson
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Galesburg, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, Ontario
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our last time in Tampa (2 years ago), we dined at Grillsmith, and this visit, we knew we had to go back. Our server, Robbie, was fantastic! We enjoyed every single one of our dishes, and went back twice during our stay! The smashed cauliflower is to die for. My husband's meatloaf was fantastic, and my Caprese stack (tomato, fresh... More 

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Cornwall, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What a wonderful lunch! Great service, great food, at a great price! Did not have to wait long for a table, even though we had a party of 9.

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Galesburg, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stopped because of nice outdoor seating and had some drinks. The waitress informed us this was their last night open due to a lease not being renewed.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Found out on my most recent visit that this restaurant is closing down by the end of March (2015)... BOOOOO! Good food & a GREAT, friendly staff! They are not lacking for customers either as far as I can see, maybe they do not have a 2 hour wait for a table every night, but that is a GOOD thing... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food & reasonable cost. There was a short wait, but not bad for a Saturday evening. Our waitress was great even though she was tending to a group of ten young ladies, one of whom was celebrating their 16th birthday. Overall good experience.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Parking was not easy, had a larger group and it seemed problematic to accommodate us. Service was acceptable albeit slow. Prices were on the high side for the portions. Everything seemed to be over salted. Definitely, would try something new before returning here.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were staying in the hotel room next door and this place was recommended by the office. The restaurant was laid out fairly well with room to walk around. Although it was loud it wasn't completely overbearing. All our food was cooked well with just a little bit too much salt. I had the fitness chicken and it was a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We held a team party out on the patio for lunch on a Saturday so there were about 10 kids and 15 adults. Service was excellent; waiter took complete control and all food came out at same time, was hot and very good. Families were separated and there were separate checks and no issues. We had patio to ourselves and... More 

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Erie,PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Was next door to the hotel I was staying at. Was able to sit outside and enjoy the warm day. Had a good lite lunch

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stopped in here for lunch, my first time in. Sat at the bar. Service was great. Varied menu. By the time I had a burger, fries, drink and a tip it was $18 which to me is too much to spend for lunch, especially for what I had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5007
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-250-3850

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 7:00 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?