Since 1994, Ricks on the River has been the place to go in Tampa for fresh seafood and music on the Hillsborough River. Its casual, fun atmosphere makes this local legend an ideal coastal getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Ricks on the River has its own marina, making it one of the few restaurants in Tampa where you can dock your boat. Their marina hosts boats for daily visits, but they also have wet slips available to rent on a monthly basis. 

Another thing that Ricks on the River is known for is their fresh oyster bar, so if you’re an oyster fan, you’ll especially enjoy this restaurant. In addition to oysters, they also serve a variety of fresh seafood including shrimp, crab, and catfish.

While enjoying fresh seafood and river views, you can also hear great live music here on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. See the calendar on their website to find out which band will be playing on your next visit. 

With over 4,000 Google reviews, Ricks on the River has gotten a lot of love from locals, and the owner loves this city as well; in their words, Tampa is a “big small town” where everyone knows each other but still has some elbow room! 

If you’re looking for the perfect place to escape for a while and have a good time, dock (or park) at Ricks on the River and enjoy some of the best seafood and views along the Hillsborough River.

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