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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Native-inspired foods & spirits. Intricately flavored, visually appealing dishes prepared on our round 10’ barbacoa grill. On-site brewery. On the Hillsborough River in Tampa Heights, 400 yards from the Straz Center. Lunch & dinner served daily. Outdoor bar and outdoor seating with waterfront views. Beer and cocktails may be ordered to go and served in a special cup, which allows guests to drink legally along the 2.4-mile Tampa Riverwalk. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas. A second location is at Tampa International Airport, in Airside C, with Southwest and Frontier Airlines. Please see our website for the most current menu.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone kept saying how great this restaurant is and I need to go. As with many places with reputations and seem to be trendy, they always become a let down. I have to admit, this restaurant is as great as the reputation that preceded it....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bparr8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Living in the area for a couple of years and you always here about how great this place is. Finally we decided to try it out, they had great options to fit any foodie needs or allergies you may have! It was crazy busy when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank scottieh460
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great ambiance Stellar service. Food is simply wonderful. Thus is a very busy restaurant. Ensure you gave reservations. Outdoor seating available. Ensure you take a stroll around the grounds...simply beautiful. A must night out.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susanne D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place set on River walk is popular joint now. Looks upscale with lot of seating inside and outside. The expanded menu is very enticing. The avacado soup was tasty enough with okra fries, corn muffins with jalapeño - the list goes on. Friendly staff,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank subramanyamkg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every dish tried was outstanding, presentation, quality and taste. Love this place in the daytime or evening. One of my favorite places in Tampa.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fun place to be....menu has unique items and a good selection of beers that they brew. The maple bacon ice cream is a must. Chicken was dry, but other meals, like meatloaf are good

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous Setting!!! Off the riverwalk. Inside and outside seating, Good Microbrews and snacks, but excellent seafood. They have good service and real style. Can be a touch pricey, but generally the quality backs up the prices.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PanamaDon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My third visit, Richard has done a great job with this venue. The cuisine is unique to the area and one of the best in town. Service is great, better get a reservation a week ahead it will be worth it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank danad_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Within the Waterworks Park is this delightful, delicious restaurant which exceeded expectations. We found the free parking lot quite easily - it’s across from the park and after crossing the street, you can stroll on the pathways and admire the bucket of water filling up...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we made reservations for our Monday lunch, this place was packed!complementary valet parking is huge as there is not much parking in the area. As everyone else's reviews say, food is local, fresh and delish. Love the unique dishes like the guava pie.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Carolina D
September 26, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
Yes, we here at Ulele are kid friendly. Here is our kids menu. You can make a reservation online at our website. Children’s Menu...$6 (Under 12) Grilled Chicken With mashed potatoes and vegetable Chicken Strips All... More
Charna B
September 8, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
We do allow shorts at Ulele. Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men.
July 12, 2018|
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Response from guestservices1905 | Property representative |
The Sandwiches and Burgers at Ulele come with French fries.
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