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#302 of 1,643 Restaurants in Tampa


$8 - $12
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed March 10, 2021 via mobile

During our stay at Sailport Suites, this was our primary go-to. There’s a real relaxed vibe at this pool-side bar/restaurant. Perfect for vacation. You’ll love the fun drinks, good music, and Excellent food. We really liked the fish sandwich and chicken salad wrap. Service could...be spotty depending on who was behind the bar. We found Shonee and Shannon to be absolutely the tops. Enjoy your visit!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 24, 2020 via mobile

It's a hidden gem. We stayed at the Godfrey round the corner and looked for somewhere to eat with a fussy couple of kids, we tried this place. Lovely little setting and the staff were very helpful and the food was ideal to set you...off on your day. Little tip get the breakfast burrito.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

We tried several of their items during our stay and enjoyed every one of them. The burgers were cooked perfectly! They seemed to have a well stocked bar, but I was having surgery so I couldn't drink...bummer!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

It was a great start to our vacation! We Arrived at the sailport and went straight to Big Bamboo Bayside for drinks and lunch. The kids were able to swim in the heated pool when it was a bit chilly and we could relax at...the bar. Drinks and food were delicious! Everyone had a great time. Thank you!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I spent four nights at the Sailport Suites. The Bi Bamboo Bayside is a restaurant located in the pool area of the resort. The restaurant is not independently operated and therefore you cannot charge your drinks or food to your room. Really...not a big deal. My wife and I had lunch poolside on our first day at the hotel. My wife had the shrimp tacos and I had the jerk chicken tacos with tortilla chips and salsa. We enjoyed the tacos however my jerk chicken was far from being authentic jerk but was still good. Overall the Big Bamboo is a welcome option for dining drinks as it’s the only restaurant located at the hotel. Certainly worth having lunch, dinner or drinks while staying at the resort.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 15, 2020

We had breakfast at the Big Bamboo -- because it was part of our "vacay package." The young lady running the operation was very pleasant -- and did everything except cook the food. We both had bacon and eggs -- hot cakes and fruit. I...asked for my bacon to be well done. It was -- and it was very good. My wife's -- on the other hand -- looked like it was cooked for 3 seconds on each side. (ok......maybe 10 seconds) She didn't eat any of it. You have a choice of scrambled or scrambled for the eggs. They were decent. I would suggest that you get them scrambled !!! The young lady that ran the show did an excellent job -- taking care of all the customers having breakfast. She was cheerful -- and nothing seemed to faze her. Would we go again? Of course -- just for the scrambled eggs!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020

Staying at Sailport, we wanted a convenient place for a snack dinner - this filled the bill. If possible, go for the Sunset drinks offer at half price. Match this with their sandwiches for a tasty and filling meal at a reasonable price. At the...same time you can appreciate the coastal view and the adjoined swimming pool.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 18, 2019

I stayed at the hotel that this restaurant is located at and visited there everyday! Shonee, Shannon, and the other bartenders are spectacular! The food is wondeful and my favorite was the pizza, nachos and hamburgers! The drinks were tasty as well! The view is...spectacular from the bar or pool deck and I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed myself at this location! I cant wait to go back!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 29, 2019

Stayed at the Sailport and were pleasantly surprised by how good this spot was. A local recommended the fish tacos to us so we checked them out. My fiancee ate them 4 times over the week. They were that good. We also had chicken nachos...multiple times and took the leftovers with us die to huge portion. Cocktails were delicious. Drink special before sunset. Hag the Cuban sandwich, also delicious. Staff was friendly and personable. Breakfast was also good including the buffet which was a great price. Would tell anyone going to Tampa to check out this poolside cafe.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019

We had burgers for lunch and the pizza and tenders in the evening. Both were very impressive and what a view as the backdrop for eating them.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes. We are an outdoor poolside venue.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bamboo Bayside

Yes, Big Bamboo Bayside offers takeout services.

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Big Bamboo Bayside is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5