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Ricks on the River

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2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-2807
+1 813-251-0369
11:00 - 02:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really fresh seafood. Music very often. Large beer selection. Very casual with more outdoor seating than inside

Thank Snack-Jack
Clearwater, Florida
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157 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a snack before boating and for lunch afterwards. Good selection of items and decent prices. Enjoyed the band

Thank familyinfo
Lacey, Washington
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227 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read the reviews and they sounded great... So, off we went. It took awhile to find it...kind of sketchy area, but we found it. It was nice outdoor seating on the river, and offered typical bar food. If you like fried food...you will love this place.

Thank AnnaDan M
Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by after doing some work in the area. We were looking for a nice place to just relax and enjoy the weather and drinks and lunch. Would never have found this place if it wasn't for tripadvisor since it isn't on the main road. The place was busy,but we got a table outside right away. Service was friendly and... More 

Thank rsilva64
Tampa, Florida
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299 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to rick's since high school and as a gasparilla pirate. This restaurant never disappoints. I ordered the fried clam platter which was very delicious. This is a must stop if in west Tampa

Thank susann w
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had oysters and a variety of other foods and was simply satisfied. We'll give it another try when we have more time to hang out. Oysters were large and bring. Perfect!

Thank Gary B
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Great location by the river nice breeze and good sitting area outside. Service a bit slow simply due to server being out. Prices reasonable and fish sandwich good. Very good prices for drinks.

Thank Carlos C
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

1st Friday every month local high school alumni gather to see old acquaintances. Great outdoor deck area to relax and converse with friends. The food and service is mediocre, but I come for the friends and the view.

Thank martinsj9
Tampa, Florida
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

While Rick's has the anticipated bar menu, the food is good. This is a fun place on a sunny Florida afternoon. Lots of activity on the river, and the new ferry service drops off many with each stop. Have now had the raw oysters, wings, steak sandwich, mussels, deviled crab, and of these the oysters and wings were the best.... More 

Thank FJebram
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Casual place and cheap to eat my meal was only $10 can't complain with that especially for coconut shrimp! I would return if I lived around here.

Thank Aaron T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?