Econo Lodge Airport at RJ Stadium
4732 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: (813) 874-6700
Fax: (813) 876-1531
Bars & Cafes
Tantalize the taste-buds with authentic Japanese Sushi, served fresh from the sea, or stick to the familiar American recipes at Kona Grill, a restaurant that offers comfortable meals in plush surroundings. The menu comprises salads, flat breads and sandwiches that succeed in quelling the hunger and giving memorable experience to the palate. Kona Grill keeps in mind the nutritional and dietary requirements of all people with its range of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes that are equally tasty. Diet-friendly food is also prepared with the count of the calories given on the menu, making the choices easier. Children are given special treatment with a menu made especially for them, with meals like Macaroni and Cheese and Kid's Burger that are a hit with the kids. The staff is also exceptionally professional and welcoming, further enriching the experience.
Football and Lee Roy Selmon were a great combination, and now his sports bar and restaurant is scoring points. In the sports bar, you can watch team action on the big screen TV. Treat yourself with excellent down-home Southern-style cooking based on family recipes and offers. Crispy deep-fried green tomatoes, oysters and steaks smothered in grilled onions and gravy are always on offer. On the lighter side, a variety of fresh salads and pizzas are also available.
Located in the heart of Bay Walk, the outdoor dining district of the International Plaza shopping center, Bar Louie offers great food and drinks in a hip, upbeat atmosphere. Bar Louie is the perfect place to unwind after an all-day shopping spree, or to party into the late hours of the weekend. The menu is simple yet chic, offering finger foods or complete meals from Blackened Salmon, pizza and sandwiches to burgers and salad selections. Bar Louie is also known for its extensive martini, wine selections and draft beers.
Located inside International Plaza, Gelateria Del Duomo is an oasis for cool desserts. Savor the flavor and creamy texture of delicious Italian frozen desserts in assorted fruit and cream flavors such as dulce de leche, crème brulee, tiramisu and strawberry shortcake. Peruse the selection of delectable cakes made with the freshest ingredients using traditional Italian recipes. Relax with a cafe latte or cup of rich, fragrant espresso or cool off with a frozen white mocha or caramel cappuccino. Enjoy your selections at the shop or place an order for your favorite desserts to go. -Vickie Ferguson
Cigar City Brewing is one of Tampa's favorite breweries. This craft brewery regularly concocts different varieties of its regular beers, ranging from IPA's to Espresso Brown Ale. The brewery also always features a good amount of special and seasonal brews. Cigar City offers tours of its 15 barrel brewery. The tasting room features all of the brewery's own beers as well as other local craft favorites. Special events also occur here, including weekly food truck nights.
Select the perfect drink from a host of distinctive martinis at this upscale lounge and restaurant located at the Tampa International Plaza. Open seven days a week until 3a, the Blue Martini has your night covered from beginning to end. Start off with a sumptuous dinner of Whiskey Shrimp, Martini Lamb Chops or fresh Sushi then relax with your favorite drink in the stage room, VIP room, or at the outside patio bar. Sit back, socialize and listen to live musical entertainment (from rock to alternative) or kick off your shoes and dance the night away.
The Boizao Brazilian Steakhouse offers amazing churrasco-style dining experiences to steak diners. You can start with the salad bar, which comprises of a buffet of typically Brazilian dishes. You will be served different cuts of barbecued meats from ribs, pork, chicken to your liking. If that is not enough, you can complete your experience by savoring typical Brazilian desserts. The steakhouse also features an open bar. If enjoying some fine food at a steakhouse is on your wish-list, this is a great place to go. Call ahead for further details.
The Brick House Tavern in North Tampa has everything you need including a lively atmosphere, comfortable couches, big screen televisions, a diverse food menu and over 70 choices in beer. Let your palate rejoice with tasty starters like spiked calamari, a stack of buttermilk battered onion rings or fresh shrimp with flash fried cherry peppers for an extra zing. For heartier appetites, try the tavern's fish and chips, country fried steak or pork chops smothered in whiskey barrel sauce. Brew selections range from German Pilsners and Irish dry stouts to Trappist Ale from Belgium and Sapporo from Japan. The tavern is open late and serves food up until an hour before closing. -Vickie Ferguson
At this restaurant, take-out customers buy ingredients separately and mix the broth, solids like chunks of chicken, thin rice noodles, jalapeño slices, lime wedges and fresh basil and a spicy hot sauce to produce their meal. Rice vermicelli salad, fried egg rolls, cold noodles dressed with fish sauce and grilled ground shrimp on sugar cane are other popular exotics to tempt the taste buds. Spring rolls spiced with mint and barbecued beef are among the livelier options served in this simple dining room. Beer and wine are served. Hop in Pho Quyen Vietnamese Restaurant for an Asian feast!
Studio Inc is the place to be to be if you are interested in some serious dancing. The place has talented and friendly dance instructors who will guide you on the dance floor. This nightclub is a happening venue for country and swing dancing in Tampa. Women's entry is free on Tuesday nights, while Sunday is family night, where you can bring your kids along. The place is abuzz with karaoke sessions, pool tournaments and specials all throughout the week. Popular artists like the Dixie Chicks have also performed here.
Voted Best of the Bay/Best New Restaurant the Independent Bar & Café is a favorite destination for excellent beer, good food, and live entertainment. The café serves a simple, but creative menu that includes a German meatloaf sandwich, veggie burger, freshly made hummus, fresh baked pastries, and their signature Indie Grilled Cheese sandwich made with gouda cheese and honey sautéed pears served on rye. From the bar, choose from a creative menu of select malts, ales, stouts, and craft beers guaranteed to please the taste buds. Stop by for happy hour Monday through Thursday from 4p until 7p and scheduled dart tournaments. Enjoy live jazz and bluegrass scheduled on select Saturdays and Sundays. - Vickie Ferguson
Enjoy delicious kahwa coffee along with bites of organic snacks and savories made from gluten-free bread. The coffee is a hit with the crowds with its strong flavor invigorating the senses. The name Coffee EVI is an amalgamation of the words coffee and Evi (Turkish for house), inspired by the fact that the owner is American and his wife Turkish. The spirit of the establishment is influenced greatly by the coffee culture in America and Turkey.