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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

#87 of 1,853 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
+1 813-627-7600
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Jupiter, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all My son and I overall had a terrific meal - steak was prepared perfectly and scallop / mushroom risotto was incredible. Problem with our service though. We ordered oysters as an app and they actually brought them out with the meal...server seemed surprised we'd want our oysters brought out before the entrees. I asked to send them... More 

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Thank Robert W
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

I want to apologize that you were unhappy with your recent dining experience to Council Oak. It is disheartening to learn that one of our guests left disappointed. I assure you that your feedback will only help to improve our dining establishment in any service areas that we may have fallen short. We strive for all of our guests to... More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a reservation a couple days prior for a complimentary meal alone from a voucher package I purchased which was expiring. I looked over the menu online in advance and found it was identical to the one they handed me. The atmosphere was nice and quiet which was saying something as it is just off the casino floor. The... More 

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Thank kseaton13
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We're looking forward to your next visit and are glad to have you as a one of our guests. Rock on! More 

Excelsior, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was outstanding! You can even watch them prepare your food through the huge glass window to the kitchen.

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this rockin' review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and we're looking forward to your next visit! More 

Woodstock, Georgia
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On 12-21-16 we took out to Council Oaks My Step daughter Lisa and her Partner Tracy. The atmosphere and setting and timing were excellent.The servers knew their Jobs and made the lengthy dinner 1 Hour 30 minutes seem like a short time,The food (Steak ) is their Specialty and they hot the mark on all counts 3 Filet's 8Oz. and... More 

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for the winning review! We are so pleased t to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak. Come back and visit us again soon. Rock on! More 

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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good...must try their steak. The service was really refreshing. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We're looking forward to your next visit. Rock on! More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
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249 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Council Oak may be one to the best restaurants in Tampa. It's located in a fun environment (unless you lose too badly and then the casino is less fun). The steaks are fantastic and it's one of the few places to regularly get Caviar. Whether you sit in the dining room or at the bar or even one of the... More 

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We will forward your compliment of Kayla to her manager. We're looking forward to your next visit. Rock on! More 

Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for my 10th anniversary and wish I relived it everyday. We did it right! We started with the raw bar sampler! 2 lobster tails, king crab, colossal shrimp, and oysters. Yes it's expensive but worth every penny. Then lobster bisque and the tomato/mozzarella salad. The mozzarella was perfection. Then I had lamb and she had the porter... More 

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this rockin' review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed dining with us at Council Oak and we're looking forward to your next visit! More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1,015 reviews
841 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I sat at bar and had stone crabs that were outstanding ! Our server a gracious young lady could not have done a better job! Thank you for another great 5 star experience in all outlets we visited!!

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Seminole Hard R... T, Public Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for the rockin' review, Bob! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed dining with us as we strive for all of our guests to leave with a pleasurable and memorable experience. We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

Fort Myers, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is a great place to dine but very expensive and service is not always as good as the food. I think it is meant more for the high rollers where they give them comps to eat there

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Seminole Hard R... T, Public Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Cynthia. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining at Council Oak! We are a world-class destination establishment and our pricing reflects that. I assure you that your feedback will only help to improve our dining establishment in any service areas that we may have fallen short. We strive for all of our guests... More 

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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

My golf group ate nice steak dinners 3 nights in Tampa. While we loved everything here (soups, salads, steaks, and foie gras), the price was significantly higher than other top-level meals. A 24 oz porterhouse is $70. Not extremely unreasonable, but significantly higher than other places. If you're planning to eat at the casino and/or money is not a concern,... More 

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Seminole Hard R... T, Public Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Derrick. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining at Council Oak. We hope you come back to visit us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-627-7600
Description
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is celebrating seven years of being one of Tampa Bay's BEST Steakhouses. This crown jewel serves only the finest cuts of dry aged prime beef and the freshest seafood from local waters. The award-winning restaurant recently won the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as the 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Be sure to visit us to see why the restaurant was recently added to one of the most prestigious restaurant review guides, Zagat.

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