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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

#97 of 1,883 Restaurants in Tampa
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5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
+1 813-627-7600
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17:00 - 22:00
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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a steak house for the true steak lover the steaks are cooked to your liking and they are flavorful and tender the best I have had in a long time Try this one and you will Thank me.

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Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 Star winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! Come back and visit us again soon! More 

Ocala, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

If you like to be pampered this is the place. Elegance and fine dining the food is to die for. The lobster tails the best I have had and the corn and chopped salad is excellent.

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Thank 685pattiem
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5-Star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We're looking forward to your next visit. Rock on! More 

Tampa, Florida
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190 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went to the Council Oak with a large group of friends. The food was excellent. We have been to the Council Oak several times and the food has always been excellent. Service was top notch. Steaks are dry aged and delicious. Seafood is also an excellent choice. There is no smoking in the restaurant which is greatly appreciated.

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Thank mbrstuff
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed dining with us at Council Oak. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Rock on! More 

Brandon, Florida
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This some of the best food in the area the steaks are 2nd to none They are aged to perfection and they are cooked perfectly as per your request everything here was marvelous You will love this for any special occasion

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Thank tonyten301
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will visit us again soon. More 

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322 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely conversation with this Beautiful young lady. She took great care of us with attention to detail. Everything was delicious. Yes it's expensive but we know that and we work very hard so it's a very nice treat once in awhile. My husband surprised me when I came home from work that he was taking me here... More 

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Thank Paula R
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We're looking forward to your next visit. Rock on! More 

Orlando, Florida
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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We visited as a party of 6. I had the snapper which was delish (I'm not a huge steak person). My husband had a filet which was cooked perfectly. He also had a Caesar with anchovies and it was divine. Our server was fabulous and kept the drinks coming. With dinner, drinks and app our bill was over $100 so... More 

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Thank Jane M
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Jane, Thank you for taking the time to write this Rockin' review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed dining with us at Council Oak and we hope that you will visit us again soon. More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I love the plate size baked potatoes here. The staff is always wonderful and food is delivered quickly.

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Thank Lynn S
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Lynn, thanks for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak! We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will visit us again soon. More 

Lakeland, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Went for our anniversary... our steaks came our the same time as our salads and they added on dessert to our bill even though we did not have or order one... the drinks were good that's about it

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Thank H5297VLrebeccad
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

I want to apologize that you were unhappy with your recent dining experience to Council Oak. It is disheartening to learn that one of our guests left disappointed. I assure you that your feedback will only help to improve our dining establishment in any service areas that we may have fallen short. We strive for all of our guests to... More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We took a couple we recently met on a trip and it was his birthday, so we wanted it to be excellent but also impressive. Everything was perfect. The Wagyu beef filets were incredible as was the rest of the meal. Service as usual was second to none.

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Thank Geoff B
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Geoff. thank you for the winning review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Council Oak. Come back and visit us again soon. Rock on! More 

Mechanicsburg, Ohio
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went to the Buffet around 4 PM hoping to beat the crowd! HA! There were lines in the VIP section that was roped off, and just a line starting in the regular card holders. One must pay the cashier before getting into any line. I asked the cashier if there were price breaks, comps etc. He said to show... More 

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Thank Sunnyone945
Seminole Hard R... T, Guest Relations Manager at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Just to clarify; you visited the Fresh Harvest Buffet, not Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. Please know that your feedback is greatly appreciated and valued. Come back and visit us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610-4114
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-627-7600
Description
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is celebrating seven years of being one of Tampa Bay's BEST Steakhouses. This crown jewel serves only the finest cuts of dry aged prime beef and the freshest seafood from local waters. The award-winning restaurant recently won the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as the 2014 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Be sure to visit us to see why the restaurant was recently added to one of the most prestigious restaurant review guides, Zagat.

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