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717 South, Tampa, FL

717 South

4.4
4.4
2535 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American


717 South is proud to bring you fresh and local ingredients. The highest quality hormone free chicken and when possible seafood that is harvested in a sustainable fashion. We woodfire all our in-house hand cut steaks..Extensive wine list ( over 300 wines by the bottle) , martini's and specialty drinks from all parts of the world. Michael Stewart, a local native, is the owner. 717 South was recently voted TOP 20 Best New Restaurant in Florida, Best Place for Dinner, Best Wines by the Glass, TOP 400 Places to dine in Florida, Best Happy Hour and many others.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 10:30 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 250-1661
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    yes, all types
  • Private party facilities
    semi-private, 70 people
  • Private party contact
    Michael Stewart: (813) 300-5070
  • Neighbourhood
    Tampa
  • Cross Street
    Swann
  • Parking Details
    Free, plenty of parking adjoining restaurant
  • Entertainment
    Special Events Weekely
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,535 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Contemporary American

2,535 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    they were closed and never reached out to let me know. annoying

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  2. MarkW

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The site was not open for Business on Thursday night!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Party of five and all thoroughly enjoyed appetizers and entrees. Bread service and sweet corn crème brûlée were unique and delicious.

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  4. SueH

    Tampa

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great and food was good, but my chicken was lukewarm when delivered to table.

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  5. SAFoodieGuy

    San Antonio

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch on Jan. 7 and it was wonderful! Pancake and Old Man and the Sea smoked salmon breakfast arrived on short order and were prepared perfectly. The ambience on 717 makes the dining experience even better!

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  6. NatashaC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anthony was great! Gave us some pretty good recommendations. The food was great. The bread appetizer was my favorite and the pork chop was amazing. Will definitely be returning.

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  7. JustinC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been wanting to try this place out for a long time. Finally got over on a Saturday afternoon but didn't realize it was a brunch menu (mostly breakfast items). Not really our jam for that day but we needed to eat. The food was fine but it was average. We were really wanting to try their seafood plates and might return but the overall experience was nothing impressive so we might focus on other places we want to try first.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and food was amazing . We ordered the bread to start off with it was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside . I had a class of rose and my fiance had merlot . For our entrees he had the banzai chicken & I had the pesto pasta . Both were delicious and flavorful ! Also the portions were great . We will definitely be back

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience & delicious food. The brussel sprouts appetizer & blueberry ricotta cake were amazing!

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  10. FrequentDiner

    Tampa

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new menu. Everything we tried was excellent.

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  11. Tony

    Baltimore

    394 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    394 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is changing slightly & some new ways of doing things but the same excellent food and service

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  12. DianeR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love every dish I’ve had hear brought new people who loved it as well.

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  13. AndrewR

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    2 out of 3 dinners were really good, NYE disappointed heavily. Short rib was sooooo fatty

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  14. PaulS

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was New Years Eve which may explain some of the challenges. The service was good, but the salads and entrees were awful especially considering what we were charged.

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  15. MeredithN

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the experience on New Years Eve with their amazing 3 course meal offer. Very cute place and the food was outstanding.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unimpressed. Went for NYE, had a 6 o’clock reservation. Restaurant was not busy when we were there. They had prix fixe menu for the evening. Started with truffle ravioli and arancini bon bons. Ravioli was the only highlight of the evening. They were absolutely delicious! Bon bons were dry and lacked flavor. Next course was Cesar salad and crab corn chowder. Chowder was decent, but the texture was off. The corn was slightly undercooked. There was nothing wrong with the salad, but it probably only had ~10 small pieces of lettuce. Looked more like a garnish than a course. Main course was sea bass and wagyu. The wagyu was cooked perfectly but had no seasoning or salt at all. The asparagus extremely thin and impossible to eat because of stalky consistency. I had to spit part of it in my napkin because I physically could not chew and swallow it. The sea bass was horrible. If it was in fact sea bass. It did not have the buttery texture or sweet taste that sea bass is known for. The fish did not flake apart with a fork and I had to put effort into cutting it, which is totally not normal for this type of fish. It also lacked any type of flavor or salt. The profitterolle dessert was not good. The pastry was too tough to eat. The ice cream tasted like the cheap vanilla you buy in bulk with a smear of Nutella. From the great reviews, I expected much better and left disappointed.

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  17. JeffK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious food and first rate service! We will definitely be back!!

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  18. June

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service it was great and the ambiance and the decor very pretty and modern . The food was great too and I love the sangria .

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  19. StuartS

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience! I highly recommend this restaurant. Really good food and service.

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  20. Virginia

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic along with the service! Tried the cranberry margaritas and they were amazing. We will be back!

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  21. John

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It had been a while since we had gone to 717. It had been a favorite of my wife’s but then the chef changed and maybe the owner and we didn’t care for it as much. We read about the current chef being Gordon Ramsey trained and decided to try it again for Christmas Eve. OUTSTANDING!! Although a little pricey. They had a special menu that night. We had an appetizer. A couple of Cesar salads. One steak and a risotto. The highlight was the Southern Grouper. It sat on some type of corn cake. Topped with 3-4 large shrimp and a sauce. Might have been the best fish dish I’ve ever eaten. The grouper was super fresh. Will definitely be back.

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  22. Michelle

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at 717, and we really enjoyed ourselves! Can’t wait to go again! Oh, and the scallops… 🤌🏽 *chef’s kiss*

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice dining and drinking experience. Food and drinks were great and Jade was awesome.

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  24. LeeZ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    enjoyed a great meal with outstanding service all on a busy night

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  25. KarenS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service, amazing food. Good atmosphere, even during the holiday season

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  26. DianneM

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly disappointed in our evening at 717. From the start, service was extremely poor on a slow Sunday at 6:00pm. Cold entrees and $12 bread that was inedible, very hard on the outside and raw dough in the middle. The excuse was that it was a “new” menu that the kitchen was “getting used to”. We won’t be returning to see if they improve.

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  27. gr8nite

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anthony was our server. He is very attentive and fun to chat with. Great experience!

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  28. CatDaddy

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and our server Brian were great. My burger was one of the best I've ever had...took hallf home it was so large!

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  29. RonP

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting was perfect for our pre Holiday Pops concert. Everything was well prepared and delicious.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance, excellent service, and delicious food. Everything we had was amazing. We will definitely be back!

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  31. patchgolf

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall visit was very very good. Our Server Clohe was exceptional. Food was plentiful and tasty. Menu has changed since last visit. 717 left off a lot of sides to the main meal. Also bread was no longer provided. Lastly the table next to us had 3-4 children that were loud and active.

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  32. JefferyV

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Been there before for dinner, it was good. Went to brunch on Sunday and had a completely different experience. It took 15 minutes from the time we were sat until the first time the server came over to our table. The food was bland and mediocre. It appeared to be hastily thrown on the plate and brought out to us. There were long stretches where we didn't see the server, but the place was not full at all. Overall, we were really disappointed with the entire experience and won't be back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Slow for a Saturday night. Had reservations, was in and out of there in a little over an hour. Had the shrimp and scallop ceviche, very good. I had the rack of lamb, wife had the chicken gnocchi carbonara. Both were great. Dark side of the moon for dessert. Plus drinks, was over $200 with tip. A bit pricey, but good. Our waitress was awesome. Would go back again.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding family dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving. Our waitress was bubbly, attentive and took great care of us! We will be going back again soon! Conne B

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  35. pg123

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Are waitress Jade was fabulous The food was excellent, and the atmosphere was lovely for the Thanksgiving holiday 

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been going here for over 10 years and is very consistent 🥰

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  37. GusH

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for our 26th year anniversary and noted this in the reservations. After being seated, we waited for at least 15 minutes but no server, while others were being greeted and served that came in after us. I informed someone and they assured me that we would be taken care of. Finally, 5 minutes later, our server Macy A. came to the table and just asked if we had any questions about the menu, with no greeting and no apology for the extended wait. Then when we asked about the specials it seemed like it was a bother. Dirty dishes were left on the table, we were not offered refills on any drinks, we asked to order dessert and were not offered any coffee or after-dinner drinks, and shortly after just laid the check down without asking if there was anything else we needed. The food and drinks were good, but we were hoping for a better experience for our special night.

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  38. PaulaR

    St. Louis

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    There was nothing that stood out about this place. Our food was okay, but not good. I ordered the shrimp and grits and it just lacked the southern flavors that I love when this dish is prepared well.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at 717 S. We had a great experience. Pork chop was excellent. As were lamb chops.

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  40. TracyN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Ambiance and service was amazing. Fabulous waitress!!! Food was great as well.

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717 South is rated 4.4 stars by 2535 OpenTable diners.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 717 South

717 S. Howard St., Tampa, FL 33606

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Swann
  • Neighbourhood
    Tampa
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 10:30 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free, plenty of parking adjoining restaurant
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Special Events Weekely
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 250-1661
  • Catering
    yes, all types
  • Private party facilities
    semi-private, 70 people
  • Private party contact
    Michael Stewart: (813) 300-5070
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