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“Great view and that is it!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Colonnade

The Colonnade
3401 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629-8802
(813) 839-7558
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Ranked #435 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $0 - $40
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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2 reviews
“Great view and that is it!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Menu was limiting, Special fish was great. Steak was not cook properly twice! Shrimp was overcooked and dry. Menu and ambiance was outdated.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Eloy, Arizona
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“An enjoyable experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We ate here last night and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, the food was good especially the crab cakes that weren't loaded up with so many spices so you could actually taste the crab. The atmosphere was great, the night view across the bay was stunning, the service was stellar and welcoming, it all made for a lovely evening. If we lived here this would become a go to restaurant for us.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Seafood is excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Our meal was wonderful, the restaurant ambiance was very relaxing, the view was spectacular, and our server was very accomodating. My husband had the best crabcake ever, and my scallops were delicious! Try the hushpuppies as an appetizer! After dinner we took a walk along the waterfront, beautiful area of Tampa.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Historic location, food okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The colonnade is in a very nice part of Tampa, along the river. Plenty of tables; be sure get one with a water view, which is spectacular. Don't expect the food to blow you away.

Visited May 2012
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Radford, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

View of harbor very nice. Service good. Ambiance - dark and dated. Portions sufficient. Food average. The crab cakes I ordered were more like a mound of Panko crumbs. I have had much better on many, many other times. The coconut shrimp my wife ordered was minus the coconut. Flavors of both were average.

Would not go back..

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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