bayshore award winning cuisine bay area

Tampa, Florida has endless offerings of things to do, beautiful beaches, and most importantly, great dining options. With countless restaurants within a short walk or drive of the Altura Bayshore property in South Tampa, every foodie is sure to find their new favorite spot.

Bayshore Boulevard hosts five-star restaurants within walking distance or a short drive from Altura Bayshore, and it’s located just minutes from the mouth-watering eateries of Downtown Tampa. If you’re looking for a new place to try out, here are some award-winning options for your next indulgence.


Counter Culture is conveniently located right beside Altura Bayshore’s property. Jeannie Pierola, five-time James Beard Award semifinalist chef, opened Counter Culture in 2018 and serves elevated meat and seafood dishes with a bay view.

The modern homage to classic counter dining boasts modern plates and vibrant cocktails. Open seven days a week for dinner and brunch on the weekends, Counter Culture is a must-try for any Tampa local or visitor.

Be sure to check out Chef Pierola’s other Tampa restaurants, Edison: Food + Drink Lab and Swigamjig – Edison’s Dive Bar and Fish Kitchen.


Datz is a popular restaurant and bar in South Tampa known for its deli and gastropub offerings. Located just a four-minute drive from the Altura Bayshore property and boasting an extensive menu, Datz has been a South Tampa staple since 2009.

Datz has been featured on Good Morning America, the Food Network, Southern Living, and Time Magazine. They are well known for “The Cheesy Todd” Burger and “Barry C.’s Stuffed Meatloaf” menu options. Be sure to check out Datz for some decadent eats and their famous “National Cheat Day” every Jan. 28. They are open all day seven days a week.

Cru Cellars

Voted Tampa’s best wine bar, Cru Cellars has three locations in the Tampa area. With the closest to Bayshore Boulevard being their Palma Ceia location, this spot is a can’t-miss. The award-winning wine bar serves everything from small plates and large cheese and meat platters to entrees you’ll dream about.

Cru Cellars boasts over 35 wines by the glass, wine flights, and a collection of craft beer. Their sommeliers are sure to guide you through a beautiful wine experience in the secluded wine garden. The Palma Ceia bar is open seven days a week, with the kitchen being open Monday through Saturday. Be sure to visit their website to check out their other locations and menus, including a weekend brunch at the downtown location in the Armature Works building.

Pinky’s Diner

If you are looking for a more laid-back environment but incredible food, Pinky’s Diner is your place. Open from 8 am – 1 pm Thursday through Sunday, this breakfast spot is sure to wow your taste buds.

Listed on USA Today’s 10 Best restaurant guide, Pinky’s is known for its frittatas, with 6 fresh varieties and the ability to make your own. Don’t miss the stuffed Cuban French Toast either, with homemade berry cream cheese sandwiched between slices of Cuban bread. They also have a selection of salads, soups, and sandwiches if breakfast isn’t your jam.

Located just a three-minute drive or nine-minute walk from Altura Bayshore, Pinky’s is a great option if you are looking for an award-winning breakfast spot.

Restaurant BT

Restaurant BT provides French-Vietnamese cuisine with an intimate dining experience. Located just a six-minute walk from the Altura Bayshore property, Restaurant BT is a must-try. The eclectic cuisine is high quality and made with local ingredients.

Owner and Chef BT Nguyen brings her Vietnamese heritage and time spent abroad into this restaurant. Her cuisine has been featured in Bon Appetit, Condé Nast, Travel and Leisure, and on “Emeril’s Florida” television show on The Food Network. Restaurant BT was also featured in the Michelin Guide.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, dessert, and drinks, Restaurant BT is perfect for date nights and special occasions. Be sure to visit Chef BT’s other restaurants, BistroBT, and BT TOGO.

If steakhouses are more to your taste, check out the top 5 best steakhouses in Tampa, Florida. If Fido is a must-have when dining out, be sure to visit these top dog-friendly restaurants in Tampa, Florida as well. For a list of other restaurants, markets, and things to do near Bayshore Boulevard, visit Altura Bayshore’s list of local life.

Luxurious Living at Altura Bayshore

Altura Bayshore is located in the Bayshore area in South Tampa with stunning views of Hillsborough Bay. With an ideal location for walking to dinner, enjoying Bayshore Boulevard, and luxurious living, Altura Bayshore is the perfect place for Tampa residents who want to live life to the fullest.

Altura hosts 67 residences and 6 penthouses throughout 23 floors that range from 2,176 square feet to 3,575 square feet. Enjoy Altura’s spacious kitchens designed with Thermadore appliances. Amenities include a rooftop pool, pickleball courts, bocce courts, a putting green, a half-court for basketball, a dog park, and a fully equipped fitness center.

For more information on South Tampa’s newest luxury skyrise, visit or contact the sales center at (813) 492-2420.


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