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“Great spot with great sandwich's”
Review of Datz Tampa

Datz Tampa
Ranked #15 of 2,405 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Barcelona
Description: We are omnivores — carnivorous, chocolate-loving, bacon-hoarding, wineauxs, beer geeks, curd nerds and yes, even vegetarians. Together we are shamelessly unapologetic flavor crusaders and Datz is our playground. An american gastropub + market dishing up regional comfort food favorites generously paired with craft beer, boutique wine and artisanal cheese. Served with ample sides of culinary education and entertainment in a spirited, ever-evolving environment. After all, we believe ordinary belongs in the dictionary, not in a restaurant. Especially ours.
Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great spot with great sandwich's”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Jalapeno mac n' cheese bites! They have tremendous sandwich's from the chicken/waffle sandwich to philly steak to unique club's. Can be tough to find a parking spot when they are busy. They have a nice little outside area to sit.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Bryan B
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Hi Bryan B.!

Thanks for taking the time to write this awesome review! We appreciate it! There's nothing better than a good sandwich, is there? Glad you share our obsession :-) Regarding parking, it can seem like a real pain in urban neighborhoods like ours; that's for sure! The good news is, we recently bought the bakery next door and you are welcome to park there anytime. We find that is helping a bit! You can also find plenty of parking in the little side streets nearby, especially to the north. Come back soon!
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Comfort food like we never had before with a small bar.”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

A friend described Datz's menu as being full of comfort food, but a more accurate description is comfort food like we never had it before because most of our mothers, or fathers, would not have been able to prepare any of the food that Datz serves, even if they had aimed to be only half as good.

Before you go there, skip your previous meal or eat only a very small fraction of what you usually eat because Datz's servings are enormous.

We sampled April in Paris, Dumb Cluck, Cobb salad, and truffled fries. They were all outstanding specially the fresh chips that came with April in Paris. The Dumb Cluck looked even bigger than it was in its cast iron skillet serving dish. The Cobb salad was chock full of all the tasty things you want to find in a Cobb.

We didn't order dessert, but we were there on the night of their fourth anniversary when they celebrated their own "birthday" by giving one free cupcake to each customer.

The bar counter is tiny and very busy with two bar tenders serving the half dozen drinkers perched on stools and mixing drinks for the restaurant's patrons.

Will I return? Yes. Will I recommend it? Yes.

  • Visited January 2013
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Hi FastidiousDiner!

Wow -- this is a great review, especially form someone with your profile name :-) So glad you enjoyed your visit and plan to return -- that is the greatest compliment we can get! We aim to please and it really makes my day when we get this type of feedback from customers. Thanks again!!
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Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Brunch Tradition”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

For the last few weekends, I have enjoyed going to Datz for brunch. With interesting AM cocktails, amazing food and great service, it's definitely good enough to wake up for! The wait can be a bit long, but it is TOTALLY worth it.

  • Visited January 2013
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Hi ckmetz002!

Thank you for the awesome review! So thrilled to hear our hard work is paying off in the form of happy customers :-) We appreciate you spreading the word.

About the wait: make sure to try our Qless text and wait system. You can sign in right on our website www.datztampa.com or by texting the word "datz" to 626-414-3210. That will put you on the waiting list before you even leave home!

Thanks again for writing.
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The definition of the new Tampa restaurant scene”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Datz is trendy. It's hip. It's funky. It's cutting edge yet comfort food. It was THE hotstop during the RNC. It's currently the #2 restaurant on Urbanspoon for a reason. Best Shrimp N Grits in the bay area. Cutting edge cocktail menu. Very diverse craft beer menu. Extensive 2 page Bourbon menu. Brunch is decadent, dinner is perfect every time.

Visited January 2013
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Thank bartos_je
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Bartos_je, wow! We are just bowled over by your terrific review! Thank you for the kind words and for spreading the word on what we have to offer. We put in 100% every day and it's great when people notice. Thanks again! :-)
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pams pick”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I LOVE this restaurant....I have always sat upstairs..but go downstairs and order your DESSERT....Good selection..

Visited November 2012
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Hi Pam's Pick!!

Thank you for the awesome review :-) We aim to please and reviews like this are an awesome confirmation that we are indeed hitting the target. Woohoo!! Glad you love the desserts too! Come back soon, and thanks again!
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