516 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
Cost range: 1.0-10.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: South Tampa
A ton of failed restaurants have called this address home in the past. But at the Lodge, the fun doesn't seem to be stopping - especially on the menu. Tater tots! Beans 'n' franks! A Twinkie-tiramisu hybrid called the Twinkimisu! A Key Lime Pie martini that smokes like a volcano! The thing is, all this cheeky, kitschy humor stuff really works, giving the Lodge a vibe that hits somewhere between The Big Lebowski and A Christmas Story. With live music and an outdoor patio, it's affordable, loosey-goosey and packed on weekends.