Seminole Heights Eat, Drink & Shop Local Guide

Seminole Heights Local Menu

The following content is a collaborative effort between Seminole Heights Patch and the businesses of Seminole Heights. By producing a digital version of the Eat, Drink & Shop Local Guide, we hope to share the information among even more people in Seminole Heights. According to the Eat Drink and Shop Local guide:

“Eat Drink & Shop Local” is an effort to build awareness of the importance to support locally owned business, no franchises or big box retailers. Our goal is simple: To change our buying habits and unite us as a community by combining our greatest resources. We have local customers and local brick & mortars, thus we can enjoy what our local small businesses offer. We then not only strengthen our local economy, but experience and taste what you can only find in Seminole Heights. 

Restaurants, Café & Pubs

The Refinery


5137 N Florida Avenue  813.237.2000

Recently named “one of the top 30 new restaurants in the country” by the James Beard Foundation.  The Refinery offers a weekly changing menu supported by local and sustainable farmers as well as an extensive craft beer & small vineyard wine bar all in a casual laid back setting. 

Independent Bar & Cafe


5016 N Florida Avenue  813.341.4883

A world class selection of beers in a modern, comfortable beer hall setting with a focus on American Craft Beers & traditional European offerings.  Features rotating taps that are constantly updated with the finest draughts.  They also carry a unique selection of beers by the bottle & boast a few choice wines by the glass. The award winning café & coffee bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

The Front Porch


5924 N Florida Avenue  813.237.5511

In true comfort food-style, the entrees are large and delicious from steaks to chops and even old time favorites like meatloaf.  It all makes for a great night on the Porch anytime! 

Ella’s Folk Art Cafe


Open 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday for dinner only and Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

5119 N Nebraska Avenue  813.234.1000

“Where the blue hairs hang out with the blue hair!” Ella’s serves up an eclectic homespun menu, live music on the weekends and has enough art to make your head spin.

Mikey’s Cafe & Bakery


6114 N Central Avenue  813.234.3755

Creative cakes for all occasions, comfort food with a gourmet twist and a touch of good old-fashioned southern hospitality! Gourmet Sandwiches, Salads & Soup…Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, Pastries, Desserts, Pies & Cakes To-Go

Reservations Gourmet To-Go


4703 N Nebraska Avenue  813.231.6800

Their goal is simple: To bring people back home for dinner while making it fast, simple, affordable & delicious. Whether you’re stopping in for lunch, having a family dinner or entertaining guest, let them create your dinner, so you can enjoy your guests!

Cappy’s Pizza


4910 N Florida Avenue  813.238.1516

Continually heralded as “The best pizza in town”, Cappy’s offers great food in a fun & unique atmosphere that takes you back in time. 9 times winner of “The Best of the Bay award” and voted “AOL City’s Best” for the authentic New York and Chicago style pizzas.  Also check out the huge beer selection, and the Greek salad is a must!

The Mermaid

6719 N Nebraska Avenue  813.238.5618

The Mermaid made a big splash with 20 taps of fine Tampa area craft beers & select imports at fair prices.  The Mermaid showcases 30 wines by the glass, fine wines (to go) & avant-garde local DJ’s late night! 

San Carlos Tavern

6416 N Florida Avenue  813.234.1267

Happy hour?  Always at San Carlos Grill and Tavern a perfect place to unwind after a Long day at work!  San Carlos offers multiple  flat screens, a handicap friendly patio, a diverse menu & live entertainment weekly! For venue booking or full menu contact us.

Southern Brewing & Wine Making


4500 N Nebraska Avenue  813.238.7800

The ultimate playground for craft beer and wine lovers!  The Southeast’s largest home-brew shop is also home to a brewery, winery, tasting room and outside Bier Garten.  Growler fills of house beers, as well as a unique selection of bottled craft beer and wine, are also available to take home.

Cold Storage Craft Brewery


4101 N Florida Avenue  813.374.4101

You Gotta Have A Florida Ave! The Cold Storage Craft Brewery Tasting Room offers our 5 craft beers: Florida Avenue Ale, Blueberry Ale, IPA, Copperhead Ale, Betchy Brown Ale & a rotating seasonal ale (all brewed on-site), 6 guest taps, wine and light snacks.  A casual atmosphere where people like to hang out, play games, and have fun!

Domani’s Bistro & Lounge


6419 N Florida Avenue  813.644.5995

An eccentric menu with Italian, Asian & American influenced cuisine & accompanied by our famous foccacia bread with every meal. Our amazing selection of specialty cocktails, beers & wines all in a casual setting. We cater to children & adults. There are two TVs in the lounge for sports fans & live music on the weekends. Come see us any time between the hours of 4pm & 11pm. Fridays & Saturdays until 1am!

Red Star Rock Bar

An “Artist Emporium”…if you like the arts, this is a place you will like to support. The Red Star Rock Bar supports the arts…all of its rock theme art is from local artist. Any meeting concerning the arts held at Red Star Rock Bar will be given a discount on their tab. Come have a Martini & chill to Sinatra on our patio or watch sports on our TVs & enjoy some classic Rock…Opening December 2012


Vintage & Antiques

Sherry’s Yesterdaze


5207 N Florida Avenue  813.231.2020

Where Vintage still means one-of-a-kind! Offering a large range of vintage clothing & accessories for over 13 years including vintage fine & costume jewelry.

A Modern Line 


6415 N Florida Avenue  813.234.5800

Tampa’s Mid Century Modern candy store. Furniture, art, lighting and decor. We’ve got you covered with what you need for your MCM home. Heywood-Wakefield sales, repair & refinishing is our specialty!

D & D Antiques & More


4709 N Florida Avenue  813.625. 3703

A favorite must browse stop to your unique shopping experience, specializing in handpicked vintage, traditional furniture & accessories for the home & garden too.

Seminole Heights Antiques & Home Decor


4713 N Florida Avenue  813.237.5850

Since 2002, offering an eclectic array of pottery, china, antique & vintage items-a great stop if you’re looking to refurnish your home or office.

Sun Frames


4705 N Nebraska  813.237.8030

The neighborhood one stop shop for all your picture framing needs.  We can frame jerseys, diplomas, posters, shadow boxes and art.

Green Shift Music & Comics 


5226 N Nebraska Ave 813.238.4177

A one-stop shop for all your music & comic needs. Musical instruments that include guitars, bass guitars, amps, acoustic guitars & antique & collectable instruments. You will find new comic weekly, as well as used comics, comic collectibles & toys.

Boutiques & Merchants

Cleanse Apothecary 


5127 N Florida Avenue  813.374.0305

A one stop shop for body, bath & home products from around the world. If you’re in search of that perfect gift or indulging yourself, you’ll be in heaven & it smells like it too.

Health Mutt


6116 N Central Avenue  813.231.3137

Health Mutt is a specialty pet food store and Market. We also feature a self-service dog wash and a portrait studio, so grab your four-legged friends and hurry on over to Health Mutt!

Velo Champ


6112 N Central Avenue 813.374.2424

Vélo Champ is a local, full-service bike shop celebrating the sport and culture of cycling. Vélo Champ brings a community-level approach to both its sales and service, making it a destination for the cycling enthusiast.

Bali Bay Traders 


4222 N Florida Avenue 813.238.3295

Worldly-handcrafted finds from Indonesia, from furniture made of teak, coconut & coffee wood & a large selection of jewelry and home accessories.



4906 N Florida Avenue  813.667.7089

Celebrate ‘Record Store Day’ everyday at Seminole Heights’ own indie record store! Vinyl collectors have a good time digging through our record bins looking for treasures as well. Used & new vinyl, CD’s, turntables & supplies too.

Brooksie’s Market


5805 N Florida Avenue

Brooksie’s features a selection of affordable herbs, spices, teas & unique gifts such as hats, bags, scarves, jewelery, glassware, bath salts and pot pourri’s.

Health &  Wellness &  Spa

Jai Dee Yoga & Wellness Studio


5803 N Florida Avenue 813.231.2300

Whether you’re looking to learn the basics or to inspire your daily practice and build a connection between your heart, mind & body. Now offering Swedish & Thai therapeutic massage too.

Forever Beautiful Salon & Wine Spa


5135 N Florida Avenue 813.231.3378

Seminole Heights Perfect Oasis-Full service Salon specializing in hair, nails, massage, facials, sunless tanning, waxing & permanent makeup.

Glen’s Hair Studio

6108 N Central 813.784.7520

By appointment only...it’s just Glen. No mani’s or pedi’s only great cuts & color. A boutique atmosphere with special attention to detail.

Hair Performance Salon Suites


5409 N. Miami Avenue 813.237.0312

Established in 1982, our salon offers an experienced and progressive group of independent sylists. Our specialities include precision cuts, creative hair color, hair replacement therapy, extensions and shellac manicures.

Tempus Projects


5132 N Florida Avenue  813.340.9056

A project space dedicated to bringing a variety of emerging local, national and international artists via exhibitions & unique events. Tempus promotes artists working in all media and organizes exhibitions that engage the local community through the visual arts.

Phoenix Glass Studio


811 East Knollwood  813.237.3473

Susan Gott, artist and owner creates one-of-a-kind cast glass sculptures for galleries, commissions and public Art. The studio is open to the public, please call for hours.

Nick Schutz January 24, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Great offerings! Seminole Heights is really coming along thanks to the good efforts of a lot of locals.


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