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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Valrico, Florida, United States
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We pulled the boat up around 3 or so....There were seven of us, so seating was tough. Waitress and staff were great especially considering the madness of it being Mothers Day. I opted for the fried catfish platter and requested my fries be well done. The pieces of fish were small and the fries didn't come out well done at... More 

Thank Ellen C
Valrico, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a Saturday afternoon and evening. Place is right on the river with a lot of people coming in by boat. Lots of tables outside right on waterside all under shaded cover. Drinks were good. Ordered raw oysters which were medium to large in size and fresh. Afternoon was busy , but not too busy, and tables turned... More 

Thank Felicia G
houston, United States
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has both indoor and outdoor seating and bars. They also have a separate covered patio that can be used for private events. Decent beer menu. Food looked good but kitchen closed at midnight. Good vibe great place to hang out and drink a few beers.

Thank Bob1775
Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us came by about 3:00 on a Fri. There were a few people there and we sat outside. The view was very nice. After about 15 min, a waitress came and took our drink order. My husband had iced tea and I had diet coke/pepsi. My drink had a funny taste to it so after a few min... More 

Thank FLGal1980
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad I found this bar/restaurant. The patio is located right next to the Hillsborough River at a boat dock and water taxi stop. The drinks were strong and the food was good. I have a dozen raw oysters that were very fresh and tasty. Also had the yummy coconut shrimp and my husband had chicken wings. Service... More 

Thank Deb L
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Burgers were very ordinary. Nothing special. Wouldn't rush back. Good place to eat if you want to sit by the water.

Thank Paul M
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a Sunday afternoon here recently and had a great time. Beautiful view to go with a great fish sandwich. Highly recommend visiting here.

Thank Lugeo8876
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an earlier post stated, after reading the reviews it seemed like it'd be a nice place to check out. My fiance and I are new to the Tampa area and was looking to try out some eateries on the water. This is in my summation more a take out spot for fried food lovers. The popcorn shrimp and catfish... More 

Thank James J
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank familyinfo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?