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Walters Press Box Emporium

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222 S Dale Mabry Hwy, South Tampa, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
+1 813-876-3528
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the only real and original and complete sports bar in Tampa Bay. All others, newbies and chains and pretenders fail miserably when compared to Press Box. Great food, best wings in Tampa and the best bartenders in town.

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Thank Millisgrampa
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many places available in malls etc that pretend to be the "Local sports bar" Well, they don't cut it with me, they just seem false, like a movie set. Now The Press Box Emporium, 222 Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 33609 is a real local bar, been here for years, great beers, great wings, and great service, a bar where... More 

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Thank Mannanan
WalterBHill, Owner at Walters Press Box Emporium, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review More 

Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

The whole place was run down and sad. Then we received our food....The boneless chicken wings were mushy (maybe frozen?) and the French onion soup was terrible. The onions had not cooked nearly enough, giving a strong raw onion flavor. Steer clear of this disappointing place!

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Thank larabora217
WalterBHill, Owner at Walters Press Box Emporium, responded to this review

Sorry about your experience at Press Box. Yes we do have an old building but we keep it nice and clean. Our chicken is always fresh. Our French Onion is a house special & it should like it was served before finish cooking all the way. Thanks for your review it helps us improve ourself. More 

Mullica Hill, New Jersey, United States
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127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Hubby and I stopped to watch sports after arriving in Tampa for the College Football Championship. The place has a very old school look but nice TV set-ups throughout the bar. Service was friendly and prices were reasonable. I had a burger & it was done perfectly--hubby had boneless wings and was happy with his meal as well. Good selection... More 

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Thank Donna S
WalterBHill, Owner at Walters Press Box Emporium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review More 

Aston, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This bar / restaurant has a festive atmosphere & a lot of character:) The service was great & so was the food (value priced too)!! They even have an outdoor TV!! If there were one in the Philly area, it'd really give Chickie's & Pete's some competition!!!

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Thank SueM0712
WalterBHill, Owner at Walters Press Box Emporium, responded to this review

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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739 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We stopped in on a Friday afternoon. The bar area was about 3/4 full and a few tables in the restaurant area. One waitress and one bartender. It was busy enough that the bartender really didn't have any time to socialize. She came across a little strong but could have been because she had steady business. We ordered food and... More 

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Thank smiller560
WalterBHill, Owner at Walters Press Box Emporium, responded to this review

Thanks for your review More 

Tampa, Florida
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135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I/we used to love going here for some great service and good food. We've noticed on our last couple of visits the service is getting worse (very slow and inattentive) and the food quality is going down. A new menu special called "Pork Chips" which for all intents is their attempt at Cracklins were like eating uncooked popcorn seeds. My... More 

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WalterBHill, Owner at Walters Press Box Emporium, responded to this review

Thanks for your review John & I wanted to let you know I am working hard to get Press Box back on track. First Bucs game with some new cooks & servers always make it rough on us, but I promise your next visit will be what you always expect from Press Box. More 

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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Burgers are thick and juicy while the house baked chips with cheese are the perfect compliment along with a cold beer. Service is good as are the prices. The wall of video and surrounding TVs is awesome. We go here all the time and it's the best.

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Thank Wunhunglow
WalterBHill, Owner at Walters Press Box Emporium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and for being a regular customer More 

Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

30 years and still going strong . great staff food sports bar type but good really good tater tots. Clean just a great place.

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Thank Boyd F
WalterBHill, Owner at Walters Press Box Emporium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review & being a long time customer More 

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

The wings at this place are so good, I go every Tuesday!!! (and sometimes more)! Also, the Bud Light is always cold and delicious and the servers are AWESOME!

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Thank Ellen A
WalterBHill, Owner at Walters Press Box Emporium, responded to this review

Ellen Thanks for the awesome review. Ill see you Tuesday night for our 50 cents wings. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 S Dale Mabry Hwy, South Tampa, Tampa, FL 33609-2817
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-876-3528

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?