By: Sally Baker

Looking for Channelside restaurants? Check out these top picks and tell us what you think!

Tinatapa’s – Known for just that, Tinatapa’s is a local favorite for tapas plates. From hot to cold, the menu items here are what keep people coming back time and time again. Sit inside to enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant or relax on the patio on a nice day, either way you are sure to enjoy this Channelside restaurant.

The Luxury Box – Founded in 2010, The Luxury Box has made waves with their great sushi, family friendly atmosphere and exciting nightlife. It is rare to find a place that can encompass all three of these characteristics but this Channelside restaurant does just that!

Stumps Supper Club – Another Channelside restaurant that likes to mix things up is the popular Stumps! They pride themselves on combining southern cooking with dancing as if you were at home dancing with meal in hand! Live happy hour music is presented on the weekends from Rock to local DJ Aaron.

Taverna Opa – If authentic Greek cuisine is what your palate favors, check out Taverna Opa. The Greek menu, belly dancers and late night weekend hours keeps Taverna Opa one of the favored hotspots for dining and drinking in Channelside.

MJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – The menu isn’t the only thing that keeps people coming back, it’s the live music all weekend, the high energy atmosphere and great drinks! Everything offered is as good as the other, making MJ’s a must-try for Channelside restaurants.

Oishi Japanese Restaurant – Channelside wouldn’t be complete without a top-of-the-line Japanese restaurant! Oishi serves up incredible sushi and an enormous menu. The presentation is wonderful along with their service. It is important to note that Thai Thani is another one of their restaurants and is also located in Channelside.

No matter where you decide to dine, your palate is sure to be satisfied. There are also plenty of things to do after dinner, as Channelside is known for its many shops, fun places to get a cocktail and even has its own theater. Enjoy all the Channelside restaurants, nightlife, shopping and more on your next visit!