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Mermaid Tavern

#750 of 1,883 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, International, Gastropub
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6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5645
+1 813-238-5618
17:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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Tampa, FL
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161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been here a few times and like it less each time. The place has some good beers on tap. They make you order at the bar and it creates mass confusion. There are so many people waiting to order and the staff seems to be frazzled with a bit of attitude. The food is OK. It is hard to... More 

Thank TravelerNFoodie
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

+ Lots of seating + Chill employees + Big, varied menu of beers + Really funny menu both of beer and food - Burnt/super hard bread on grilled cheese - Felt like I had 80% bread to 20% filling, couldn't taste too much - Truffle fries had an off flavor, very wet Overall, I'd try it again but I'd stay... More 

Thank KnirpsLyn
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Unique locally sourced food with a diverse array of local beers. Food was a little far from fairly priced, but well worth being good with the beer and company.

Thank Trav E
Jupiter, Florida
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102 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Stopped here for a burger and a beer with a friend. The burger was grass fed beef and the truffle fries were quite good. Nice selection of beers as well.

Thank Les F
Lutz, Florida
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Mermaid Tavern, located centrally on Nebraska Ave, and Sligh, main attractions are wine and craft beer. Both selections are extensive and good. However, the food does not disappoint. The hummus platter has pita bread and roasted vegetables, and other selections make this 'wine cellar' atmosphere a memorable visit. Prices on food and drink are reasonable, with 'happy hour' glasses... More 

Thank Barry S
Tampa, fl
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Really good hamburgers and fries. Outsid dining available. Wonderful wines. His is a fun neighborhood spot.

Thank katherinesI9996NJ
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

BEWARE OF FRAUD WHEN STARTING A TAB I went to the Mermaid Tavern for the first time with some friends on February 26th, 2017 and I started a tab with the bartender. After eating a sandwich and having two beers I closed my tab by paying cash, however my card was still charged for the amount of the tab of... More 

Thank lg0uldie
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe they have a new chef or something but the food pales in comparison to what it used to be. Still a great spot for a craft beer. Prefer it the venerable Shindy. Just not going to eat here until things improve.

Thank Scott M
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016

My husband and I have eaten here twice. Both times, the food was creative and delicious. This past time we went for brunch. I ordered an omelet filled with asparagus, brisket, and onions and topped with boursin cheese. My husband ordered a mahi-mahi and blue crab entree wrapped in phyllo dough. There was no wait on a Saturday morning. The... More 

Thank Allthewiser
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have heard nothing but great things about the Mermaid Tavern. Here is my story: Not three minutes ago, I called the Mermiad Tavern and asked to speak with the Banquet Coordinator. The woman who answered the phone (sorry that I did not get her name, the call was placed at 1:32pm) asked me my name. I told her and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, International, Gastropub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5645
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-238-5618

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