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“Datz the way...aha, aha...I like it.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Datz Tampa

Datz Tampa
2616 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-7220
813-831-7000
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Ranked #16 of 2,260 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gluten Free, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Washington, DC
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Datz the way...aha, aha...I like it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Datz' curb appeal is just OK but once inside, you quickly discover a funky fun foodie oasis.

I found everything about this place to be just what you expect from a good restaurant - professional, friendly and non intrusive staff; decor that complements cuisine and helps establish the atmosphere; and food that is creative yet comforting and delicious (we had the Datchos, Vinny's Brisket Philly and Smoke and the Bird). And the outstanding bar menu was a bonus (loved the Strawberry Fields).

TIP: Entrees are gigantic and can easily be split to make room for appetizers and desserts.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank tdpndc
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hi tdpndc!

YOU, my friend, get the prize for best review headline! BAHAHAHAHA! We love it :-) Thank you so much for the awesome review and for writing it up on Trip Advisor! We really appreciate it! Come back and see us again soon. Thanks again :-)
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Marietta, Georgia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ambiance, food and people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Top three reasons that I keep coming back her.
The bartender Mike is one of the best and he'll make you some great cocktails! Their menu is fun and their portions are big. Try the mac & cheese bites. Talk about delicious!
Great place for brunch and don't forget their bacon bloody mary's. Ask for extra spicy if you like the heat and enjoy.

Visited July 2013
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Thank MIssDDaphne
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hi Daphne!

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so lucky to have regulars like you, and we know it! Mike is great, we agree, we'll make sure to share your compliments with him :-) Thanks again for your business and this nice review. We truly appreciate both.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Although busy on a weeknight, it was a fun atmosphere and we didn't mind the wait. We were greeted and the staff brought beverages while we waited. They also provide a text service to update on the table availability. The menu was great -- some of us prefer a lighter dinner and some more food. There were selections for all of us. Great salads, sandwiches and homemade chips. The server was friendly and very attentive.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Angie C
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hi Angela!

Thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to offer a few words of praise! We are so glad you had an awesome visit and appreciated our selection. When we plan our menu, we work really hard to include some lighter fare. We know that not every day can be a mac-n-cheese stuffed meatloaf kinda day :-)
Thanks again for everything and we hope to see you again soon!
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“Had a great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

My girl friend and I went for brunch. The food was good and the coffee was great. We took dessert home with us for later. Our waiter josh was awesome and recommended some good food and took god care of us. The place was busy and our table was to close to others so we lucked out and got a table out side. We had a good meal and will go back. We posted pics of our tex mex omelette and fried egg sandwich with brie.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank leecountytravelers
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hi Lee CountyTravelers!

So glad you loved your visit to Datz and that Josh gave you an awesome experience! WOOT! We are always so happy to hear from guests and it makes our day when they are reaching out because they had an awesome visit. Thanks again for your business and for taking a few minutes to spread the word on what we offer!
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“Nomzzzzz”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We parked in the extra side lot which appearantly people don't know how to fit in their own space. The lot can get cramped, not large vehicle friendly. We walked in and there was about a twenty minute wait around one in the afternoon. The manager told us there are two bars that are first come first serve. There was only two other people so we sat and greeted immediately.

We ordered the El Paso frito salad which I only ate half of and was stuffed. (and I'm a big boy) my company ordered the French onion soup which was a large bowl with a side salad. We both left holding our bellys and left overs in hand.

Overall I enjoyed each aspect of this restaurant and do intend to return. Also the newspaper styled menus were also a unique twist. Definitely a place to visit if you're a foodie like us!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank AlwaysHungry247
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Suzanne P, Owner at Datz Tampa, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hi AlwaysHungry 247!

Five "Z"s on the "Nomz" meter!? We are so proud ;-) So glad you had a good visit and we hope you come back and see us soon! There is a lot of other yummy stuff to try. Thanks again for everything!
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