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Ricks on the River

2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-2807
+1 813-251-0369
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“oysters” (26 reviews)
“dry rub wings” (4 reviews)
“cajun fries” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-2807
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went by the Pirate Taxi and had lunch at Ricks. Typical bar food and good atmosphere. The fish spread was good as an appetizer.

Thank grueninger_karen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of character to this charming riverfront cafe. Good service, good food and busy on a Sunday afternoon. Really enjoyed!

Thank Cheritaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a group of 9 for lunch, very impressed. Loved the fish poor boy, the blackened fish was also great. The crab ball was very flavorful. Our waitress was great, great atmosphere being on the water.

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

The trip to Ricks started with a beautiful day in Tampa as usual and a slow water taxi from the bay to the river which stopped at the landing in front of Ricks. The next 80 minutes was our own "tapas" from the many small...More

Thank Brett S
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Spring in Florida is a good time to visit places that have outdoor seating. Rick's has plenty that offer a nice view of the Hillsborough river. The service is good, but the menu is limited to bar food, and a lot of deep fat fried...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is a lively restaurant on the river in Tampa with plenty of outdoor seating and great music playing. We went as a family for wings and drinks. The service was fantastic and enjoyed the honesty of our server (she said don't get the mojito......More

Thank allioak
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We enjoyed sitting in their large outside seating area overlooking the river. The food was decent. We really enjoyed the blackened grouper sandwich. The waitress was very fiendly & offered us information about the Tampa area.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed March 23, 2018

The first place I needed to visit was the restroom after our long drive. Disgusting. Filthy. Trashed. I even snapped a picture and showed it to a person who was cleaning the restaurant. He said they had been slammed the night before and just hadn't...More

1  Thank H4295WKnlb
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem on the river in Tampa. The water taxi runs past so you can get there from Channelside by water taxi stop 18. It has boat docking amd land parking. Indoor and outdoor seating. My chicken wrap had three wimpy pieces...More

Thank amyfaltraco
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Had a great view of the river. Coming from Ohio it was a great day to eat outside and enjoy the early February sunshine. Beer tasted great and the food was decent. Not great but decent and thoroughly enjoyable. Would go again.

Thank dts71
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July 22, 2017|
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Response from strongRob | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. There parking is quite sufficient.
Sarah W
June 26, 2015|
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Response from Eldis B | Reviewed this property |
I don't have boat but my Friend does ,yes you can put your Boat in and the Fee is around $10 Thanks for to read my Review
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-2807
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-0369
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