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J Alexander's Restaurant

#47 of 1,831 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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913 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1251 (West Cypress)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travel for a living eating out many nights a week. It is rare that I encounter a restaurant that is truly memorable. This one is ! Everything is fabulous but you must save room for their carrot cake. The the service is amazing. Ritz Carlton level service. Go !!!!!

1 Thank Steve H
Tampa Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Overpriced for just average food. The waiter had zero personality. Very noisy, hard to converse with table mates. Used to be really good food, don't know what happened.

Thank tpd105
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

And it was not all that great either. I know the story that you should pay a bit extra for a good steak, well they have the pay a bit extra part down pat. The steak itself was tough and not all that good. I am wondering if their definition of medium was different than mine because I would say... More 

Thank TCPDump
Tampa, Florida
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Have had many business lunches here, but don't go for large meals there. So this dinner was first opportunity to explore the entrees and they didn't disappoint. We ordered different items and each one was very good with well prepared side dishes.

Thank Bill H
Apollo Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is our special "anniversary place" and has been for several years. We are never disappointed in this great restaurant. Even the slightly surly front desk folks didn't put in a dent in our experience (smile ladies, you ARE the first impression, after all!) The food is consistently good, the service perfect, and the ambience wonderful for a special night... More 

Thank Charles N
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I have always loved this place. I ate at the one in Nashville, TN all the time. I love the steak. The prime rib is quality meat and very flavorful! The Mac and cheese is to die for. I tried the feature which was a swordfish sandwich and it was really good. The service was like a 5 star restaurant.... More 

Thank Zack B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Came in for lunch. Grilled salmon sandwich with a baked potato was excellent. My son had the 12 oz prime rib. Beautiful cut and cooked perfectly. Always good service.

Thank Cathy E
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and great setup. Unfortunately this is one of several visits where we have ordered a well done steak and got less than well done. They have always served the stakes undercooked. I believe a steakhouse should cook the steak right the first time. They will not do it. Please beware.

Thank Julian S
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I've been to J. Alexander's several times and it is my favorite restaurant - hands down! The carrot cake - there are no words. If you eat nothing else, eat the carrot cake. Life is too short not to enjoy such a decadent masterpiece. My favorite entree is the Pork Tenderloin. I always get a side of broccoli to go... More 

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77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Just went there for the first time a couple of days ago, and I really liked it! Great food and extremely large portions. The service was very good though they got our drink order wrong 2 times, but no big deal compare to the great service and delicious food!

Thank Magda F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 913 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-1251
    (West Cypress)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-354-9006

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?