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Carrollwood

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

Restaurants:

  • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (Tampa, N Dale Mabry Highway)


    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
    Features: Date night, Kid-friendly

    Carrollwood: 13020 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

     Known for its high energy atmosphere and signature menu items, Anthony's uses 800-degree anthracite coal-burning ovens. Anthracite, said to be the "cleanest" of coals, cooks the pizzas in just four to six minutes. Coal-oven-roasted chicken wings topped with grilled onions and signature Italian-style salads are also favorites.

  • Bonefish Grill (Tampa, Dale Mabry Highway)


    Cuisine: American casual, Seafood upscale
    Features: Children's menu, Date night, Kid-friendly, Takeout

    Carrollwood: 13262 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Bonefish Grill's mother ship opened on Fourth Street N in 2000. Now more than 150 locations strong, it was selected the best value in the seafood category by Consumer Reports in June 2009. The menu at Bonefish has been fairly steady, but there is some movement in a new direction: affordable, shareable dishes that don't require a lot of utensils. Something to nibble over drinks with friends, including a new American wagyu burger ($10.90), Bang Bang shrimp tacos ($8.90) and tempura-battered fish and chips ($10.90). As for the main entrees, Bonefish unfortunately hides its light under a bushel of sauces. But the concept is otherwise resoundingly contemporary. More affordable than many of the other upscale national chains, on a couple of visits it seemed to be a favorite girls-night-out destination, whole posses clinking wine glasses and spoon-fighting for a bite of very respectable creme brulee ($5.50). Its martini menu (most drinks hovering in the laudably reasonable $7.50 range) has stylish bells and whistles (house-infused pineapple tequila, Danish blue-stuffed olives, plenty of pomegranate juice), and a broad by-the-glass wine program is arranged lightest to most full-bodied, very user friendly.

  • Arigato Japanese Steakhouse Carrollwood


    Cuisine: Japanese
    Features: Banquet facility, Children's menu, Early bird menu

    Carrollwood: 14330 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    In the Shoppes of Carrollwood Plaza.

    Read a date-night review here.

  • Athenos Fresh & Delicious


    Cuisine: Greek
    Features: Catering, Children's menu

    Carrollwood: 14453 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

  • Ban Thai Restaurant


    Cuisine: Asian, Thai

    Carrollwood: 5374 W Village Drive, Tampa, 33624

    Ban Thai benefits from gentle service, pretty flowers and a nice balance of salty-tangy-sweet-hot in curries.

Bars:

  • Tampa Tap Room


    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Import specialist, Pool tables, Sports, tbt* Top Bar

    Carrollwood: 13150 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    It looks like any other Carrollwood strip-mall bar ... until you lay eyes on the bar. With an astounding 51 beers on tap, including a tower of six Belgian ales, the Tap Room is a hops-lover's paradise. Be careful if you wander in with a Bucs jersey on because this is a Steelers hangout. (This was formerly known as Tank's but came under new ownership in March 2011.)

  • Bonefish Grill (Tampa, Dale Mabry Highway)


    Cuisine: American casual, Seafood upscale
    Features: Children's menu, Date night, Kid-friendly, Takeout

    Carrollwood: 13262 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Bonefish Grill's mother ship opened on Fourth Street N in 2000. Now more than 150 locations strong, it was selected the best value in the seafood category by Consumer Reports in June 2009. The menu at Bonefish has been fairly steady, but there is some movement in a new direction: affordable, shareable dishes that don't require a lot of utensils. Something to nibble over drinks with friends, including a new American wagyu burger ($10.90), Bang Bang shrimp tacos ($8.90) and tempura-battered fish and chips ($10.90). As for the main entrees, Bonefish unfortunately hides its light under a bushel of sauces. But the concept is otherwise resoundingly contemporary. More affordable than many of the other upscale national chains, on a couple of visits it seemed to be a favorite girls-night-out destination, whole posses clinking wine glasses and spoon-fighting for a bite of very respectable creme brulee ($5.50). Its martini menu (most drinks hovering in the laudably reasonable $7.50 range) has stylish bells and whistles (house-infused pineapple tequila, Danish blue-stuffed olives, plenty of pomegranate juice), and a broad by-the-glass wine program is arranged lightest to most full-bodied, very user friendly.

  • O'Brien's Irish Pub


    Cuisine: American casual, Pub
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Darts, Irish, Outdoor seating, Sports, tbt* Top Bar

    Carrollwood: 15435 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Since 1991, the Carrollwood O'Brien's has been the pub of choice for nearby residents ranging in age from barely 21 to retirees. Fair prices, great Irish whiskey and beer selections, live music, a tiki bar, Emerald Isle food and one of Tampa Bay's biggest and best St. Patrick's Day parties make O'Brien's Tampa's top Irish bar north of I-275. The menu serves up a few American and Irish pub favorites; few enough to allow smoking indoors. It has lots of room inside and out, with a live music setup and real non-electronic darts.

  • Whiskey North


    Cuisine: American casual, Pub
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Dance club, Darts, Date night, DJ/Techno, Pool tables, Upscale, VIP area

    Carrollwood: 11921 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Carrollwood's only real nightclub, Whiskey North transports Floridians to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York with its classy hunting lodge décor. For the past decade, it's where the young people of North Tampa go to imbibe vodka cocktails and dance the night away to throbbing beats. Just make sure you dress to impress at all times and be careful of that footwear — even a $100 pair of sneakers, worn for a happy hour visit, will likely result in you being denied entry.

  • World of Beer Carrollwood


    Features: Cigars, Import specialist, Upscale

    Carrollwood: 12904 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

     

    It's a sweet formula: 500 beers, ales,lambics and stouts from just about every corner of the globe, live music, a largely professional crowd and servers that know an Ayinger Brau-Weisse from aWeltenburger Hefe-Weizen Hell at a squint. The hophead's dream destination features a clean, snug indoor area, long bar, a VIP loft and an outdoor seating area, which is the only place smoking is permitted. In addition to beer and wine, both of which can consumed on location or purchased to go, the bar sells pretty good stogies.

Attractions:

  • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (Tampa, N Dale Mabry Highway)


    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
    Features: Date night, Kid-friendly

    Carrollwood: 13020 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

     Known for its high energy atmosphere and signature menu items, Anthony's uses 800-degree anthracite coal-burning ovens. Anthracite, said to be the "cleanest" of coals, cooks the pizzas in just four to six minutes. Coal-oven-roasted chicken wings topped with grilled onions and signature Italian-style salads are also favorites.

  • Bonefish Grill (Tampa, Dale Mabry Highway)


    Cuisine: American casual, Seafood upscale
    Features: Children's menu, Date night, Kid-friendly, Takeout

    Carrollwood: 13262 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    Bonefish Grill's mother ship opened on Fourth Street N in 2000. Now more than 150 locations strong, it was selected the best value in the seafood category by Consumer Reports in June 2009. The menu at Bonefish has been fairly steady, but there is some movement in a new direction: affordable, shareable dishes that don't require a lot of utensils. Something to nibble over drinks with friends, including a new American wagyu burger ($10.90), Bang Bang shrimp tacos ($8.90) and tempura-battered fish and chips ($10.90). As for the main entrees, Bonefish unfortunately hides its light under a bushel of sauces. But the concept is otherwise resoundingly contemporary. More affordable than many of the other upscale national chains, on a couple of visits it seemed to be a favorite girls-night-out destination, whole posses clinking wine glasses and spoon-fighting for a bite of very respectable creme brulee ($5.50). Its martini menu (most drinks hovering in the laudably reasonable $7.50 range) has stylish bells and whistles (house-infused pineapple tequila, Danish blue-stuffed olives, plenty of pomegranate juice), and a broad by-the-glass wine program is arranged lightest to most full-bodied, very user friendly.

  • Arigato Japanese Steakhouse Carrollwood


    Cuisine: Japanese
    Features: Banquet facility, Children's menu, Early bird menu

    Carrollwood: 14330 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    In the Shoppes of Carrollwood Plaza.

    Read a date-night review here.

  • Athenos Fresh & Delicious


    Cuisine: Greek
    Features: Catering, Children's menu

    Carrollwood: 14453 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

  • Ban Thai Restaurant


    Cuisine: Asian, Thai

    Carrollwood: 5374 W Village Drive, Tampa, 33624

    Ban Thai benefits from gentle service, pretty flowers and a nice balance of salty-tangy-sweet-hot in curries.