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Grillsmith Restaurant

#179 of 1,976 Restaurants in Tampa
#188 of 2,135 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-5007
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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Tue 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
4pm - 6pm

that is when to go here to enjoy the great food and drink specials. at the one on north dale, you will have the brittney vs. christina battle in the bar and they are so fun!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Hernando, Mississippi
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended by a family member and it did not disappoint! Everything recommended was excellent, portions were right size because there were no "doggie bags" required. Prices were reasonable for the quality atmosphere, food and service we were treated to. Will visit next time we visit Tampa.

Thank Wade E
Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

that is when to go here to enjoy the great food and drink specials. at the one on north dale, you will have the brittney vs. christina battle in the bar and they are so fun!

Thank Rubixcubed80
St. Petersburg, Florida
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This place is a real delight for brunch, date night, and or dinner. I found the menu to be expansive, which I love, the prices are very reasonable and the food taste absolutely delicious. The kitchen is up front and I like being able to watch folks handle my food. The service is usually great and the management is attentive.... More 

Thank simsadw
Tampa, Florida
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Grillsmith is located very conveniently on Dale Mabry south of Kennedy. Good lunch and dinner with good selection. Like some other places, it gets very busy at lunch and parking can be a bear!

Thank Ken H
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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 

Thank Ed S
New Fairfield, Ct
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59 reviews
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 

Thank magnet1125
Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

Thank mcarroll01
London, Ontario
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Thank Percivas
Cornwall, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank JLKfelter

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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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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?