TAMPA BAY RESTAURANT WEEK 2021
Thurs., June 17th - Sun., June 27th
Creative Loafing’s annual Food Issue hit stands on June 17th and, to celebrate, we're hosting our 15th annual Tampa Bay Restaurant Week from June 17th through 27th. For a limited time, participating Tampa Bay area restaurants will be offering multiple-course prix fixe menus and exclusive pricing on Funky Buddha beer, Corona beer, Garrison Brothers whiskey, Prescription Vineyards wine, and more!
To take advantage of Restaurant Week, all you have to do is visit any participating restaurant from June 17th through 27th and ask for the Tampa Bay Restaurant Week menu.
Plus, this year, a portion of proceeds benefits Feeding Tampa Bay!
STAY TUNED FOR THE 2021 RESTAURANTS
Interested in being a part of Restaurant Week? Contact Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org
A portion of proceeds go to Feeding Tampa Bay
We’re so excited to partner with Feeding Tampa Bay!
Did you know?
• 1 in 4 children currently do not know where their next meal will come from
• 1 in 6 adults are facing food insecurity
• 1 million + are food insecure in our 10 county region
As one of the nation’s top hunger relief organizations, Feeding Tampa Bay is ending hunger by fueling human potential in every family, child and senior across our 10-county region. By leveraging the daily connection around a meal, the organization is evolving its partnerships, programs, and services with a goal to break down barriers and create long-term health and capability in the lives of the individuals they serve. In response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Feeding Tampa Bay has evolved their services by almost doubling their reach to serve 2 million meals weekly, and anticipates it will serve up to 85 million meals this year. Feeding Tampa Bay, because food makes tomorrow possible.
Share a photo of your Restaurant Week experience on Instagram to be automatically entered to win $500 in CL Deals + gift cards from select participating Restaurant Week locations.
Step 1: Take a photo of your Restaurant Week menu & one of your delicious RW courses.
Bonus points for including more than one course!
Step 2: Post your photo on Instagram by adding your location at the participating restaurant.
Step 3: Share your photo to be automatically entered to win!
Each restaurant you visit and tag on Instagram automatically gets you an additional entry into the contest!
How exactly does Restaurant Week work?
For 10 days, we partner with Tampa Bay area restaurants to offer you multiple-course prix fixe menus at a exclusive price. Each menu is curated by the restaurant. To enjoy a specific restaurant's menu, simply stop into their location during their normal operating hours and ask for the "Tampa Bay Restaurant Week menu." If, for any reason, your server is unaware of the menu, don't be afraid to ask for a manager! Each restaurant has worked with us for weeks on this promotion and is aware of their menu; you can also show your server the restaurant's special page on your phone.
Where can I find menus?
A full list of restaurants for 2021 will be available on this site. To view menus, click on each restaurant logo and it will bring up their Restaurant Week offering, as well as location info and additional offerings like exclusive pricing on Funky Buddha beer, Corona beer, Garrison Brothers whiskey, Prescription Vineyards wine, and more!
How can I enjoy exclusive pricing on drinks?
Specials pricing on Funky Buddha beer, Garrison Brothers whiskey, Prescription Vineyards wine, and more will be included on each location's special page and menu. When ordering, just ask for the Restaurant Week drink specials!
Are there any restrictions?
A restaurant may choose to have restrictions on their menu, which will be clearly outlined on their restaurant page. Menu pricepoints to do not include tax, gratuity, or beverages and alcohol (unless otherwise stated). Don't forget to appropriately tip your hardworking server!
Speaking of tipping, how much should I tip?
Your servers are your friends! Suggested gratuity is a minimum of 20%, but remember, you're getting a discounted meal, so more than 20% is encouraged.
If a chain is participating does that mean all locations are in involved?
No, please make sure you check out the individual restaurant page for full location details.
If a restaurant is offering a pricepoint for two people, how does that work?
Check out the menu for details - usually, a pricepoint for two will include a shared appetizer, a choice of entrée per person, and a dessert to share. Sometimes, each course will be shared, so make sure you read the full menu for details on how pricing for two people works at the specific restaurant special that interests you.
Where can I find a map so I know which restaurants are close to me?
We will provide you with an updated map for 2021 on this site prior to the start of Restaurant Week.
I'm a restaurant interested in getting more information being a part of Restaurant Week - what should I do?
Contact Alexis at email@example.com - don't forget to include your location's info!
Anything else I should know?
Get hungry, and enjoy!
We want YOU to become the Official 2021 Ambassador of Tampa Bay Restaurant Week!
Take home $200 cash PLUS take over Creative Loafing’s IG stories during Restaurant Week! Share your own delicious food photos and videos from your favorite participating locations (reach CL’s 62k+ followers!).
Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: Share photos of your favorite local food, chefs, restaurants, and more using the hashtag #TampaBayRestaurantWeek and don’t forget to tag the location.
Step 2: In the caption, tell us why you think you deserve the ultimate foodie title of Restaurant Week Ambassador!
Step 3: Make sure to tag @cltampabay!
Winner will be selected by a panel of judges on Monday, June 7th (winner must be local to the Tampa Bay area).