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Wesley Chapel

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Pasco County Schools Spring Instructional Job Fair

    Positions are available in elementary, middle and high school levels in various areas, including reading, math, science, emotional and behavioral disorders/autism spectrum disorder, school nurse and behavioral analyst. Applicants can get on-the-spot interviews and prizes for participating.

    Wesley Chapel High School: 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel, 33545

  • Wesley Chapel High Car Show

    Check out import, domestic and student automobiles. The show will feature three classes and trophies will be awarded. There will be three dyno runs-automotive resistance tests (the cost is $50, which includes show entry). There will be food trucks, a DJ and kids' activities. All proceeds benefit the Automotive Academy at the high school. For details, email to teachers Bradley Odell (bodelley@pasco.k12.fl.us) or Jeffrey Corliss (jcorliss@pasco.k12.fl.us).

    Price:Spectator admission is free, but a donation is appreciated ($20 is suggested).

    Wesley Chapel High School: 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel, 33545

  • College Night

    Area high school students, particularly 11th graders, and their parents are invited to visit with numerous state universities, pubic and private colleges, as well as representatives from all branches of the U.S. military representatives. Information will be available on majors, sports, special programs, admission requirements (including SAT/ACT/ASVAB testing), tuition, financial aid and scholarship availability.

    Wesley Chapel High School: 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel, 33545

  • Wesley Chapel Boat Show

    Visitors can browse a large selection of new boats and sit in on a class at the Captain Joe Fishing School, where there will be hands-on learning from the experts.

    Price:$3; children 12 and younger free. Parking is free.

    The Shops at Wiregrass: 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel, 33543

Restaurants:

  • Dempsey's Steak House


    Cuisine: American upscale, Steak house
    Features: Date night, Upscale

    Wesley Chapel: 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, 33543

    Should you find yourself plotting a golf or tennis outing to Saddlebrook Resort, consider a finishing meal at this traditional steakhouse. The chairs are clubby, the service excellent, and the steaks and seafood are topnotch.

  • Bonefish Grill (Wesley Chapel)


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

    Wesley Chapel: 1640 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544

    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.

  • Cantina Laredo


    Cuisine: Mexican
    Features: Kid-friendly

    Wesley Chapel: 2000 Piazza Ave., Wesley Chapel, 33543

    At the newish Shops at Wiregrass, it’s a Dallas-based concept launched in 1984, long before salsa was this country’s favorite condiment. Served in an attractive and lively dining room, it’s upscale Mexican with some regional touches, with nothing too exotic or spicy to spook shoppers. An order of guacamole, made tableside, with just-fried chips, was laudable, as was an evening’s special of grilled swordfish with sweet-heat salsa. House platters like one called the Durango pair things like a fat cheese chile relleno, chicken mole enchilada and spinach enchilada.

  • CineBistro at Grove 16


    Cuisine: American upscale
    Features: Date night

    Wesley Chapel: 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544

    Central Pasco's first movie house, the most exciting element is table service in the balconies. For adults only, seats up there allow you to order from a full menu of appetizers, entrees, desserts and cocktails. Order before the movie starts, settle into the luxurious high-back leather rockers, then swivel the seat table into position when the server brings the goods. If you finish eating mid-movie, just swivel that table back out of the way. So far the kitchen needs to rethink some of the dishes (popcorn shrimp that is quite literally fried shrimp mixed with popcorn), but it's a good bet for cocktails and dessert, from a solid peanut butter pie to a cheery trio of cupcakes with the added drama of a little Pop Rocks topping. Another CineBistro location at: 1609 W. Swann Ave., Tampa. Their phone is: (813) 514-8300.

  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Str


    Cuisine: Southern
    Features: Children's menu, Kid-friendly, Takeout

    Wesley Chapel: 5636 Oakley Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544

Bars:

  • Bonefish Grill (Wesley Chapel)


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

    Wesley Chapel: 1640 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544

    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.

  • The Brass Tap


    Features: Import specialist, tbt* Top Bar

    Wesley Chapel: 2000 Piazza Ave., Wesley Chapel, 33543

    Like everything else at the Shops at Wiregrass, the Brass Tap has become a magnet for Wesley Chapel commuters looking for something fun to do at night besides Applebee's. Not a lot of wine, but with more than 40 beers on tap and another 300 domestics, imports and crafts in a bottle, there's so much else to choose from that even Tampa beer lovers sometimes make the trip. You can also sample from a cigar menu (though you must do so outside).

  • Cantina Laredo


    Cuisine: Mexican
    Features: Kid-friendly

    Wesley Chapel: 2000 Piazza Ave., Wesley Chapel, 33543

    At the newish Shops at Wiregrass, it’s a Dallas-based concept launched in 1984, long before salsa was this country’s favorite condiment. Served in an attractive and lively dining room, it’s upscale Mexican with some regional touches, with nothing too exotic or spicy to spook shoppers. An order of guacamole, made tableside, with just-fried chips, was laudable, as was an evening’s special of grilled swordfish with sweet-heat salsa. House platters like one called the Durango pair things like a fat cheese chile relleno, chicken mole enchilada and spinach enchilada.

  • Quail Hollow Golf and Restaurant


    Cuisine: American casual, Breakfast or brunch
    Features: Golf, Happy hour, Live music, Outdoor seating

    Wesley Chapel: 6225 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel, 33544

  • Prime Bar


    Features: Date night

    Wesley Chapel: 2001 Piazza Ave., Wesley Chapel, 33543

    Ale house in Shops at Wiregrass with more than 40 beers on tap, full bar with a modern feel. 

Attractions:

  • Dempsey's Steak House


    Cuisine: American upscale, Steak house
    Features: Date night, Upscale

    Wesley Chapel: 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, 33543

    Should you find yourself plotting a golf or tennis outing to Saddlebrook Resort, consider a finishing meal at this traditional steakhouse. The chairs are clubby, the service excellent, and the steaks and seafood are topnotch.

  • Bonefish Grill (Wesley Chapel)


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

    Wesley Chapel: 1640 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544

    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.

  • Cantina Laredo


    Cuisine: Mexican
    Features: Kid-friendly

    Wesley Chapel: 2000 Piazza Ave., Wesley Chapel, 33543

    At the newish Shops at Wiregrass, it’s a Dallas-based concept launched in 1984, long before salsa was this country’s favorite condiment. Served in an attractive and lively dining room, it’s upscale Mexican with some regional touches, with nothing too exotic or spicy to spook shoppers. An order of guacamole, made tableside, with just-fried chips, was laudable, as was an evening’s special of grilled swordfish with sweet-heat salsa. House platters like one called the Durango pair things like a fat cheese chile relleno, chicken mole enchilada and spinach enchilada.

  • CineBistro at Grove 16


    Cuisine: American upscale
    Features: Date night

    Wesley Chapel: 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544

    Central Pasco's first movie house, the most exciting element is table service in the balconies. For adults only, seats up there allow you to order from a full menu of appetizers, entrees, desserts and cocktails. Order before the movie starts, settle into the luxurious high-back leather rockers, then swivel the seat table into position when the server brings the goods. If you finish eating mid-movie, just swivel that table back out of the way. So far the kitchen needs to rethink some of the dishes (popcorn shrimp that is quite literally fried shrimp mixed with popcorn), but it's a good bet for cocktails and dessert, from a solid peanut butter pie to a cheery trio of cupcakes with the added drama of a little Pop Rocks topping. Another CineBistro location at: 1609 W. Swann Ave., Tampa. Their phone is: (813) 514-8300.

  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Str


    Cuisine: Southern
    Features: Children's menu, Kid-friendly, Takeout

    Wesley Chapel: 5636 Oakley Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544