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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

#4 of 1,832 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
813-248-9977
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7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Gainesville, Florida
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is such an unusual and unique establishment, that I have returned for another visit while returning to Tampa. The menu is so large that my preferences are changed as I try something new. This time I had an Italian Sub, Devil Crab, and Spanish Bean soup. I have had their Cuban sandwich previously and while good, I have had... More 

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Thank drjeffh
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing gem this place is! The place is always packed, but they know how to handle things. They are packed because the food is "REAL" and it's delicious. Purposely, go out of our way on a business trip to stop by for lunch.

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Thank Silvergirl74
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price/value ratio at Brocato's is hard to beat. I always get at least one devil crab. They are as big as softball, full of the tastiest blue crab you will find any where. Huge Cuban sandwiches that can feed several. If there is a down side I say the place is always crowded and as such seating is a... More 

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Thank larrybilby
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been eating sandwiches and devil crabs here for years. Cubans, Italian, Steak sands are all freshly made hot or cold to order. The devil crabs and stuffed potatoes are as big as your head. Tucked under the interstate in an old house, this little place cranks out food. Get there before 1130 or prepare to wait in line. Fast,... More 

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Thank Crob4769
Seffner, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Deli has delicious food. Their potato ball is to die for and their philly steak and cheese can serve you for two meals. Great food.

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Thank Kimberly R
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

be prepared to wait, always seems busy, find the food over rated.was not that impressed.prices are fair.

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Thank Ray W
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that has food like it was made by a family member trying to impress you. Wish it was open later so I could get dinner during my son's football practice.

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Thank Breezecat
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As Always.... AMAZING FOOD!!! The Deviled Crab is ginormous and a super delight!!! Gets packed at lunch rush, but so worth it. This place is a Gold Mine of FLAVOR... Bring yourself or the whole gang for lunch. I guarantee anything and everything on the menu will satisfy your hunger.

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Thank Nilvia G
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It never seems to amaze me how Brocato's is still going strong after so many decades. They are truly a Family business that makes you feel like you are with all of your Family enjoying dinner together. Laughing, related. All of the workers are so friendly and cheerful. They serve you with Love and Pride. Go, Eat, Enjoy!

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Thank RaymonL3
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small sandwich is more than enough, meat is an inch thick. Devil Crab is not bad either. I have been regularly for about 6 years.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-248-9977

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