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“Worth the wait”
Review of Datz Tampa

Datz Tampa
Ranked #16 of 2,461 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Always busy but, always worth it. The sandwiches are delicious and generally enormous. Can never go wrong with an "Ari's Dilemma" or "Meatloaf Manwich". Go to the bar for always amazing cocktail and don't forget to stop for macaroons and other delicious deserts next to the hostess stand.

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Thank Casey S
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Suzanne P, Manager at Datz Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Hi Casey!

Thank you for the amazing review! So good to hear our hard work and crazy ideas translate into happy customers :-) We have a lot of new, great sandwiches on the menu -- hope you can come in and try them!

Thanks again.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

It's always crowded, but always has great food. Menu changes every day so you never know what you'll be getting. Great dessert bar. Good service, but expect to be there a while.

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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2013

Hi Shivana S!

Thank you for the awesome review and feedback! We are always trying new things and it encourages our craziness when people tell us they like it! :-) I'm glad to hear your comment about your visits being a little drawn out as well. We take cues from reviews like this and use them to improve. Thanks again!

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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.

Thank Bryan B
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded 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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