The Lad’s Best New Attractions

The Lad’s Best New Attractions

Tampa Florida’s Best Attractions are the ones that we’ve been meaning to see since we moved here in 2008.

But we’ve only been to two of them yet, so we know our way around the best spots in town.

And we’re going to try to get you to see more! 

What do we love about Tampa? 

Tampa is a pretty eclectic city.

We’re surrounded by a wide range of foodie types, from hipster-doodlers to classic country towns.

It has a diverse range of neighborhoods, and there’s a good mix of both old-school and modern restaurants. 

Taken together, this makes Tampa a pretty unique city. 

What are the most exciting things we’ve seen recently? 

We’ve been lucky to have the city’s best restaurants on the top of our list. 

In fact, there are a lot of really exciting new things coming to Tampa in 2017. 

We recently caught up with Chef Mark Karpman and Food & Wine’s David Toth to talk about what’s in store for Tampa. 

Where should you go for the best food? 

There’s so much to do in Tampa that it’s hard to pick one place to start a day.

And yet, we’re also pretty excited to find new places to eat and enjoy a great meal on a Saturday night.

Here are our top 10 favorites. 


Pig Pig, Tampa Beach  The Pig Pig, located in the heart of Tampa, has been around for more than 25 years.

Located just outside of the city limits, it serves up a diverse menu of food. 

The owner of the Pig Pig’s is very knowledgeable about food, and he’s able to share with his staff everything from his favorite fried chicken recipes to what he loves about the local beer scene. 

This is a place that’s definitely worth a visit for a trip to Tampa, and we recommend you check it out if you’re planning a trip. 


Barkley’s, Tampa  If you’re looking for something that’s a little more casual, you can find yourself in the company of a local foodie.

Owner Bradley and his team of staff are friendly and welcoming, and they’ll help you find your perfect food.

You can also check out some of his other favorite spots around town, like the Fish & Chips on the Bay and the Fish Co. at the Waterfront Park. 


Dollar Bar, Tampa If you like to go places and get your fix without going to the restaurant, you’ll definitely find a place to sit at the Dollar Bar.

They offer a wide variety of food and drink, including the Pork Chop & Co. and the T-bone Steakhouse. 


Stroll to the Beach, Tampa, FL The beach is one of the most popular attractions in the city, and Tampa has some great beaches to explore, such as the beach at Lake Okeechobee, the Big Cypress, and the Florida Keys. 

It’s also worth visiting some of the local parks and beaches to get some fresh air and a nice view. 


Lake of the Woods, Tampa Bay, FL Lake Okechobee is an amazing destination for visitors and locals alike.

There are a number of different places to go for a swim, but if you want something a little different, head to the beach to see what you can do. 6. 

Old Fashioned, Tampa – Old Fashioned is a Tampa institution.

The restaurant, which opened in 2003, is located at 6th and Main Streets.

The owners have been around since the late 1800s, and their menu is very authentic.

The bar has the feel of a classic diner, and it’s packed with food and drinks. 


Mango Noodles, Tampa Florida Mangos are a tropical fruit, and these are some of our favorite mangoes to eat in Tampa.

They have a lot going on with the ingredients, which is a big plus. 


Southside Restaurant, Tampa article Southside Restaurant is located on the east side of downtown Tampa.

The owner and chefs are both local and they serve a lot to their patrons.

It’s a small place, but they have a great menu. 


Garden House, Tampa , FL Gardening is a popular hobby for many Floridians.

This Floridian has been in the business for more years than most, and his staff are all well-versed in the area.

The Garden House is a great place to enjoy your garden, and its been featured on a number local and national television programs. 


Killer Cuts, Tampa Tampa has been known for its craft beer scene, and Killer Cuts is one great example of this.

Located in the Heart of Tampa