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Whiskey Joe's Tampa is Open for dine-in and special events! Seating on the outdoor deck, dining room, and beach are open. Reservations are highly recommended. Takeout & Delivery is also available. Happy Hour is Monday- Friday from 3PM to 7PM. Happy Hour specials include 1/2 off select appetizers, $2 Coors Light cans, $3 domestic draft beer, $5 select well drinks, $6 house wine, and $7 select specialty cocktails. When you think of Whiskey Joe's, think of a warm tropical breeze, white sands, family fun, cold drinks, delicious grub, and killer sunsets.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This bar and grill by the Ben Davis Beach was a great find. The views are excellent. Seating inside and outside on the water. Tiki Bar is on the beach. The servers were top notch. Several worked together for our complete satisfaction. Never had to...wait on anything. Food was excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the Signature burger it was excellent. Serve was great too. We had lunch at the bar. Fish and chips was very good also.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Sheri!

Reviewed January 1, 2023 via mobile

We attended the New Year’s Eve celebration for 2022. We paid ahead of time online $30 for each of us to get in the door. This really did not get you anything besides a party hat. It was chaos. chaos for parking. Chaos to get...anything to drink and there literally was nowhere to sit we stood with teens for two hours until the fireworks went off. So literally we paid $30 a person to watch fireworks from this restaurant. The location itself looked cool and I would like to go back for lunch or dinner when there is not an event going on. Leaving and trying to get our car that was parked over a mile away was tough, I don’t think I would do this again for New Year’s EveMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 30, 2022

I wanted to enjoy this place so much after passing by it multiple times on my commutes but that is not the case. We took out of town guests here and I was embarrassed by the experience. Let me start with the few positives. The...sunset was beautiful and the kids enjoyed playing in the sand. The food was fine, nothing to write home about but good. Grouper sandwich saw huge. Cons: My gumbo had 1 piece of shrimp and 1 andouille sausage in it other wise it was all LARGE chunks of onions and peppers and okra. You HAVE to pay for parking and there is no validation to make it free, I have never seen that before. After 3pm (I think that's what time they said) there is no service outside so you have to go to the tiki bar order all your food and drinks and you get a pager for when its ready to go back up and get it. It was over an hour for food (thank goodness for playing in the sand). We waited at the bar for 15-20 minutes JUST to pay our bill. The 4 bartenders didn't make eye contact and were rather rude with everyone around us. It wasn't even that busy and the 4 of them seemed overwhelmed. They advertise happy hour on their menu BUT it's only for inside, not outside. So we might go back as our little family but we won't bring out of town guests as it wasn't memorable and there were hiccups that could be fixed with some changes on the restaurants part.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2022

I apologize for the bad experience. Hopefully you will try us again.

Reviewed December 14, 2022

Went for a Christmas party tonight. Parked car, no issue, then attendant runs up to me and other car that parked and told us to pay $6 (yelling I might add) or leave their parking and use the beach parking. See this is going on...for at least 5 years. I've been to other Whiskey Joe's before. The food is not great, its overpriced, tacky with the shop, but this was for a Christmas party. You lost probably $100 in what you would have earned tonight. Great Job there. You might want to rethink how your employees approach paying customers. Not to mention others in my party parked the same and didn't pay anything. That was the most rude encounter I've ever had trying to enter a restaurant. Like I did something wrong? I will never be back. The excuse for the charges as I see on trip advisor in 2017 are as ignorant then as they are now. If you have an issue with beach parking, maybe address it properly. Charging your customers before they even enter the building is not how you do business. Clearly it works for you but it won't come from my pocket and hopefully this helps others avoid the same. Just go across the street, at least they won't do that there. And really, its December, no one is using your lot this time of year at this hour to use the beach. Water is cold, its dark, its a Wednesday night.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 6, 2022 via mobile

1 Sat at table for 28 mins waiting on other guests. No water, table not wiped down, no silverware … had to ask waiter to take a drink order. He finally asked if I wanted water. Going in 31 mins and nothing but menus which...was someone else’s job.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 1, 2022 via mobile

Touristy like a Margaritaville type of place. The food is similar to Applebees quality. We’re on vacation and we like to find great local places- so we we’re disappointed with this place. The location is great- but you can tell they were understaffed. Tables were...left dirty for a while after guests left. Our food took forever and our appetizers came out the same time as our entrees. Don’t waste your time with this place- just go for a drink and look at the water.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2022

I'm sorry we didn't live up to your standards on this visit. Hopefully you will try us again.

Reviewed November 5, 2022 via mobile

Delicious meal. Fun and clean atmosphere. Good view on the water. Servers friendly. Food was slow to come out but tasted great.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2022

Thank you. Come back soon!

Reviewed November 1, 2022 via mobile

We came here hoping for a nice meal. The iced tea comes out of a machine, not fresh brewed. My wife ordered grilled shrimp and it was bland and rubbery. The fish and chips was okay, nothing to write home about and the key lime...pie was not tart at all and it was rubbery also. Very slow service too. The waitress was very nice, but this is a one and done visit. Very disappointed to say the least!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2022

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed October 22, 2022

Came in a couple times, once with about 6 and then with 32 people. This place knocked it out of the park! Excellent service both times, quick to get food both times. Drinks came about quick as well but could be a bit stronger for...the price. Food price is very reasonable compared to the portion size. Excellent sunset view as a bonus! Highly recommend the gumbo, grouper and gator! I would come back for sure and highly recommend you give it a try!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2022

Thank you. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 22, 2022 via mobile

Family was looking forward to this bar for awhile, such a nice setting. Perfect setting, but disappointing. We went on a Sunday. Valet parking was $6, cover charge for the beach area was $5. Therefore, $31US before we had sat down. Then there is merchandise...which I would have purchased. We parked nearby for two hours for $1.10. These costs are ridiculous. Won't eat here again as it's the principle. Do you want us to eat here? Food wasn't memorable.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2022

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed October 11, 2022 via mobile

Went in after being on the beach next door. A 25 minute wait for a table, so we went to the bar. The bartender cleared our place, and gave us menus. Waited, waited, then a long haired dude came and asked us if we needed...help. We started to order with this guy, and the original woman, said I got them. Waited, waited. Nothing. After about 40 minutes, we left. Just wanted cocktails and fish tacos. So, I really can’t review this place, because no service.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2022

I apologize for the service.

Reviewed September 5, 2022

The views are great. But they only have indoor seating as they are redoing the deck_ and patio area. The food was not good. All the fish was frozen and small in portions. I had the fish taco and only one had some Maui on...it, disappointed. They use a lot of batter and the scallops were the size of a pea. The shrimp were small in size also..baby shrimp. I would only go there for a drink as the views and beach are nice for that area.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

Food was good and so was service, but nothing to rave about. We will not go back because we had to pay $6 valet parking to dine there. Ridiculous amount of money.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022

My wife and I visited the Tampa Bay area, and we met my cousin and her husband here for dinner, as per their recomendation. The food was delicious, and the water of the water was so nice. It may have been difficult to get a...parking space near the restaurant, but I guess that is a good sign, because it means they do a good business.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Whiskey Joes T, General Manager at Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2022

Thank you! Come back and see us soon!

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  • Food: 3.5
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  • Value: 3.5
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