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Mermaid Tavern

#763 of 1,867 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, International, Gastropub
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6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5645
+1 813-238-5618
17:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe they have a new chef or something but the food pales in comparison to what it used to be. Still a great spot for a craft beer. Prefer it the venerable Shindy. Just not going to eat here until things improve.

Thank Scott M
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

My husband and I have eaten here twice. Both times, the food was creative and delicious. This past time we went for brunch. I ordered an omelet filled with asparagus, brisket, and onions and topped with boursin cheese. My husband ordered a mahi-mahi and blue crab entree wrapped in phyllo dough. There was no wait on a Saturday morning. The... More 

Thank Allthewiser
Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have heard nothing but great things about the Mermaid Tavern. Here is my story: Not three minutes ago, I called the Mermiad Tavern and asked to speak with the Banquet Coordinator. The woman who answered the phone (sorry that I did not get her name, the call was placed at 1:32pm) asked me my name. I told her and... More 

Thank jwshel04
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you want a place that has good beer options, this is for you. Just don't go hungry. The food is a little too unique for me. They make their own ketchup so it's doesn't really tastes like ketchup. They have another homemade sauce that's not that great either. I'm not a beer person and they sold me on the... More 

Thank Lakesha L
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

food is amazing and they have a rotating beer list and there is always something going on to entertain the customers

Thank Merrick M
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Been to the MT now on a few occasions. Another of the interesting places emerging in the revitalization of the Seminole Hts area. This is an unassuming place that makes good, "gastro-pub" fare. Always something interesting on the menu. Well prepared, tastes good and fresh ingredients. Not sure of other comments made, but each time I've come in, bartenders and... More 

Thank foodieboy77
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Lousy service, snobby employees. My wife and I stood there for over 5 minutes while the staff did their best to avoid any eye contact while walking around us. I am not sure if there is a super secret handshake or gesture we should have known about before thinking we could simply walk in and receive service. 1 and done.... More 

1 Thank Geoff1725
Land O Lakes, Florida
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Our visit was motivated by a tap takeover by Funky Buddha Brewery, this was a 2016 Tampa Bay Beer Week event. Mermaid Tavern was hosting 6 brews produced by the guys from Jacksonville. There are about 20 draughts total and cover most styles. The bar staff is very knowledgeable and will make intelligent suggestions if choosing just the right beer... More 

Thank Kevin O
Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Went here with another couple and absolutely loved the place.. It is as eclectic as Seminole Heights and they have good food and beer. The bartenders also take your order and runners bring it out. The bartenders are as informative about the beer and food that they serve.

1 Thank Marc H
Lutz, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The food is good but our experience last night was not! We try to support our local restaurants and go here quite often. We ordered the $20 cheese appetizer to enjoy with our beer. There were 5 of us. When our food came out first we cancelled the appetizer and the server got argumentative. We were slightly "punished" when they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, International, Gastropub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5645
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-238-5618

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?