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Tampa Bay Downs

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Fun time!

Great track, plenty of parking, good prices on drinks and food. Fun time for all and family... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Clearwater, Florida
Day at the track

I don't gamble, but seeing these beautiful creatures was so fun. We went on a Wednesday and... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Land O Lakes, Florida
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11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Was in town for the Outback Bowl and we saw this place while driving. Stopped by and watched a race. It was great entertainment for a first time race watcher. If you have a few minutes stop by and take in the sights.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Dan S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

A great day of fun in the sun watching live horse racing. Lots of seating indoors or out. Clean bathrooms. Good food and drinks.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

TBD is a very well-maintained horse track with a great small/moderately-sized poker room. While most of the structure itself is very old, the grounds and the buildings are kept up nicely, unlike some other horse tracks I have been to. Parking is free and easy....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rich M
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A friend and I went on a weekday afternoon. Enjoyed seeing the excitement in real life rather than on TV. Had a fairly inexpensive hot for lunch. It was fun and a cheap afternoon out.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Charger63w
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great track, plenty of parking, good prices on drinks and food. Fun time for all and family friendly.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank twill77
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I don't gamble, but seeing these beautiful creatures was so fun. We went on a Wednesday and admission was free! Exciting to watch even if you don't bet.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Carlani51
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It is amazing this track is still in existence with the advent of so many gambling establishments and off track betting in the state of Florida; dog racing is all but gone and horse tracks are on the decline, Gulf Stream is still hanging in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank James G
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Fun way to spend an afternoon watching the horses, having a few drinks and collecting your winnings!! Upstairs poker room that has been enjoyed several evenings. Food is good, service is inconsistent unless you are a "known regular" in my opinion. Nice covered bandstand for...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ccisme
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

First, I'm not a gambler but they seemed to have that covered pretty well along with the ability to bet on races from other tracks. What I liked about Tampa Downs was that it was easy to get in and out of, admission was $3,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank William S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Fun for young & old. Stay as much or as little as you want. Friendly family crowd. Find a Groupon for extra deals

Date of experience: March 2017
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6 January 2019|
Response from LouieB3 | Reviewed this property |
It is a VERY casual setting. I would opt for comfortable casual attire but if you want to dress Derby style, go for it!
christina k
5 January 2019|
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Response from Barry S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a nice restaurant overlooking the track, and you can place bets there. They serve sandwiches, steak, seafood, salads, and other items. Of course, there are fast food stands throughout the track.
28 September 2018|
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Response from Jaci D | Reviewed this property |
We usually don’t arrive until the 2nd or 3rd race. You can bet on each race individually and can leave at any time. It’s a relaxing way to spend an afternoon