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Grillsmith Restaurant

#210 of 1,908 Restaurants in Tampa
#224 of 2,103 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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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    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
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First off they are not closed as previous reviewer said....and, TripAdvisor does it an injustice to have that review as the lead....that said, I have been here before and it satisfies thoroughly....I had the filet and it was perfectly done, and my party of 6 (2 youngsters) were all satisfied...wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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New Fairfield, Ct
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were initially drawn to Grillsmith's by it's proximity to our new home and a desire to explore the neighbourhood. Within our first month at our new home, we ate here three times. Every time the experience has been top-notch. Servers are knowledgeable and personable without being annoying and have been noteworthy each visit. My family has traveled extensively, but... More 

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New Fairfield, Ct
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First off they are not closed as previous reviewer said....and, TripAdvisor does it an injustice to have that review as the lead....that said, I have been here before and it satisfies thoroughly....I had the filet and it was perfectly done, and my party of 6 (2 youngsters) were all satisfied...wait staff was professional...it was a weekday night,so, not crowded, but... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant is unfairly lobbied as a great alternative to upscale steakhouses. It is not. The food was over priced, the quality was that of most any average. I would save my money and go to Carrabas or Longhorn. You will fair better. I eat out alot and enjoy a good meal. We don't mind paying for what we get... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great food, but a really good place to do a dinner presentation. Nice layout, and they are reasonable on price.

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London, Ontario
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?