If you work downtown, lucky you when it comes to lunch. Dozens of ethnic cuisines (Jerk Hut), lots of favorite chains such as First Watch, Jimmy Johns, or Bruegger's Bagels.

Many of the hotels in Tampa serve up super lunch fare, most notably Sheraton’s Ashley Street Grille and Avanzare American cuisine at Hyatt Regency Tampa. Looking for places to eat for business lunch? Drive over to nearby Hyde Park, SoHo, Café Dufrain, Jackson Street Bistro or Mise En Place for an upscale bite and close the deal. Lunch in Downtown Tampa boasts hot donuts and hot dog carts as well as these everyday lunch spots, busy but worth it.

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5.0  5 Rating (1)
811 N Tampa St, Tampa FL, 33602
Poke Bowls, Smoothies, Açaí & Detox Shots.
The Attic Cafe
4.6  5 Rating (18)
500 E Kennedy Ave 4th Floor, Tampa FL, 33602
The Attic Cafè is both a coffee shop and bar located in the heart of Downtown Tampa offering a wide variety of beverages, foods, and the coolest atmosphere...
SPAIN Restaurant & TOMA Bar
4.9  5 Rating (7)
513 Tampa St., Tampa FL, 33602
SPAIN Restaurant & TOMA Bar brings the best of Spain with a Mediterranean atmosphere to Tampa's unique, urban downtown. The excellent Spanish cuisine...
Yeoman's Cask & Lion
4.7  5 Rating (3)
202 N Morgan St, Tampa FL, 33602
We love drinks, food, music, sports, and having a good time! Located centrally in Downtown Tampa, just a few blocks from Amalie Arena, and a handful of blocks...
Eddie and Sams New York Pizza
4.5  5 Rating (12)
203 E Twiggs St., Tampa FL, 33602
Mozzarella sticks, salads, meatball and eggplant parmigiana subs, wings, ziti and every pizza topping you can imagine, all done Big Apple style.
The Pint and Brew - Downtown Tampa
4.5  5 Rating (4)
200 N. Tampa Street, Tampa FL, 33602
A place where beer enthusiasts will come to sample quality beer from small Tampa Bay craft brewery’s. The Pint and Brew has locations in Palm Harbor...
Bamboozle Cafe
5.0  5 Rating (2)
516 N Tampa St, Tampa FL, 33602
Hip Thai-Vietnamese cuisine both healthy and tantalizing. We love the pork, beef and prawn rolls wrapped in rice paper with vermicelli noodles, green leaf lettuce and your choice of veggies, Asian noodle salads, sandwiches and traditional pho as well as the five alarm chicken curry and five-spice BBQ pork sandwich.
Tampa Pizza Company | Downtown
4.8  5 Rating (4)
777 N. Ashley Drive Suite C, Tampa FL, 33602
Tampa Pizza Company begins with the basics of a traditional Italian pizza – one that features fresh quality ingredients, the purist of extra virgin olive...
First Watch | Downtown Tampa
4.6  5 Rating (7)
520 Tampa Street, Tampa FL, 33602
You love their crepeggs and pancakes for breakfast, now you’ll love them for lunch, from the Cobb and Asian salads to the black and bleu wrap, chicken salad melt, Reuben and chicken quesadilla. Home cooking and innovative sandwiches married in one happy spot
Bar & Restaurant
442 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa FL, 33606
If you love the one in San Francisco, run (don’t walk) here! Global cuisine, arty atmosphere, hip crowd trickle in when it opens at 4, and between the rooftop bar and nightly specials, after work crowds like to gather here
4.2  5 Rating (21)
107 S Franklin St., Tampa FL, 33602
Hockey themed sports bar and some of the best burgers, fish and chips, grinders and wings in town. Lucky Dill Deli: Triple decker sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers and some of the best French fries in town caters to big eaters. One of the best of the Tampa Bay locations and sweet service, even when slamming.
Fusion Bowl
4.9  5 Rating (8)
504 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL, 33602
Fusion Bowl was created in January 2015. The mission was to create a Vietnamese fusion restaurant that offers fresh and healthy dishes for the busy Downtown...
Urban Cantina
4.7  5 Rating (4)
200 E. Madison St, Tampa FL, 33602
Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa, the Urban Cantina Mexican Restaurant serves up a variety of authentic Mexican entrees. A great place for people...
Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria | Tampa
4.8  5 Rating (2)
514 North Franklin St, Tampa FL, 33602
Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa on Franklin Street, Pizzaiolo Bavaro features hand crafted, wood-fired brick oven pizza. Also enjoy home-made pasta,...
Harpoon Harry's Crab House
4.9  5 Rating (1)
225 S Franklin St., Tampa FL, 33602
Harpoon Harry’s Crab House at the Tampa Convention Center is now open! Join us for dinner & drinks! ? Harpoon Harry’s Crab House at the Tampa Convention...