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The Refinery

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5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2137 (Frierson Ave)
+1 813-237-2000
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Evansville, Indiana
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the atmosphere sitting outside on the upper level covered deck. Although the menu was limited and unique, it was delicious! Enjoy the breeze in the quaint setting.

Thank Kathy K
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem. Traveling Florida for a while we had some decent burgers, but none really stood out. Until we stepped into this place. A decent sized patty, great toppings and medium is actually medium. Pay 4 usd extra for grass fed beef. You'll love it. The starters were great too. The braised pork ear was excellent. And... More 

Thank Dennis L
Rawson, Ohio, United States
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Small group from work got together, ate on the upstairs patio. Nice evening to do so. Small menu but found something easy to eat.

Thank Jill B
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the brunch options here. I also loved that they have a outdoor seating area that has a nice breeze and made the atmosphere special. I will go back for dinner based upon the brunch.

Thank JMG0990
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The change their menu frequently. They mainly had burgers, and a few (3 or 4)additional dishes. The food was good, but I was looking for/expecting more from them. The first bottle of wine I ordered they did not have. I don't know how restaurants with very limited menus (food and wine) can run out of what they offer.

Thank Granmio
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We arrived late morning and made reservations for dinner at The Refinery for Friday evening. The restaurant is located in a renovated house and it has about 9 or 10 tables. The food is farm-to-table fresh and I cannot remember when I had a burger to taste so very good and flavorful. I did not have to add ANY seasoning... More 

Thank Daphne P
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Was looking for a great burger while in Tampa- found it!! Probably one of the best burgers I have had in a long while. This farm to table restaurant does it great- upgrade to the grass fed beef and the fries are truly fresh. My partner had the halupki- stuffed cabbage- vegetarian and delish. Not only burgers but other delish... More 

Thank Jakejakeno1
Valrico, Florida
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My husband,daughter and I stopped in on a Saturday night. I am so glad we did. The food and atmosphere was great. The restaurant is an old house. It has small rooms but it is cozy. Our waitress was great. We tried the chef daily meat starter special. It was fabulous. Morta Della with pickled okra and siracha aioli. I... More 

Thank tworahrah
Centennial, Colorado
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were referred to this restaurant by my girlfriend's daughter. We were able to eat on the patio above the restaurant which was a very pleasant experience. The menu features locally grown and produced products. The menu items feature some interesting variations on the traditional hamburger and the salad accompaniment was excellent. I was a little disappointed when I asked... More 

Thank John C
Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful architecture in this quaint little restaurant. Must try the Refined burger with peanut butter, fluff, and potato sticks-it is he perfect combination of salty, sweet, and crunchy. House made peanut butter was wonderful!

Thank JMJL23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2137
    (Frierson Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-237-2000
This is a new restaurant that openend in Tampa in March of 2010.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?