If you're looking for places to eat in Tampa without breaking the bank, these diners and unique eateries have some of the best food in the Tampa Bay area.  With so many restaurants, there are several options for cheap eats in Tampa, but which of these classic staples deserve your patronage? Not only are these some of the best cheap restaurants in Tampa, but they serve some of the most delicious food and entrees. 

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Check out the best places to eat in Tampa on a budget if you want to fill your belly without slimming down your wallet. For more dining in Tampa, 813Area is your go-to guide for all the best Tampa restaurants.

Eddie and Sams New York Pizza
4.5  5 Rating (12)
203 E Twiggs St., Tampa FL, 33602
Serving New York style pizza, subs, calzones, and more. Also offers carryout, delivery, and catering.
Saigon Deli
4.8  5 Rating (2)
3858 W Waters Ave, Tampa FL, 33614
Traditional Vietnamese Restaurant serving the Tampa area from 8 AM - 5 PM.
Earl of Sandwich | Downtown Tampa
4.9  5 Rating (4)
811 N. Tampa Street, Tampa FL, 33602
At EARL OF SANDWICHwe serve more than sandwiches. We serve The Sandwich. Every EARL OF SANDWICH menu item is created with an emphasis on freshness and...
Three Coins Diner
4.8  5 Rating (2)
7410 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa FL, 33604
Dont forget to check out our daily homemade specials.
4.8  5 Rating (2)
4136 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa FL, 33617
Mel's has been serving hot dogs to the Tampa Bay area since 1973. Enjoy a variety of all-beef, Chicago-style dogs, sandwiches, sausage, and more.
Lolis Mexican Cravings | Benjamin Road
4.7  5 Rating (2)
8005 Benjamin Rd, Tampa FL, 33634
Authentic flavors from the heart of Mexico can be found right here in Tampa at Lolis Mexican Cravings.
2.9  3 Rating (3)
502 North Tampa St, Tampa FL, 33602
Located in Downtown Tampa, Samaria Cafe serves breakfast and lunch. Menu options include omelettes, quiches, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, paninis and salads.
La Segunda Bakery
5.0  5 Rating (4)
2512 N. 15th Street, Ybor City FL, 33605
La Segunda Bakery is a family run bakery in Ybor City that serves fresh Cuban sandwiches, Cuban bread, bakery sweets, cafe con leche, and much more. They...
Brocato's Sandwich Shop
4.4  5 Rating (3)
5021 East Columbus Drive, Tampa FL, 33619
An outdoor cafe that offers the best Deviled Crab Cakes in Tampa and delicious Cubans! Check out the full menu and see why locals RAVE about this place!
La Teresita
3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa FL, 33607
West Tampa Sandwich Shop
4.8  5 Rating (6)
3904 N Armenia Ave, Tampa FL, 33607
The West Tampa Sandwich Shop is among locals as a hidden gem featuring deliciously fresh made sandwiches including the popular Cuban Sandwich.
Wat Mongkolratanaram Buddhist Temple
4.8  5 Rating (2)
5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa FL, 33619
Wat Tampa holds the Sunday Market every Sunday between approximately 8:30 am and 2:30 pm at the Temple. The market includes a wide variety of Thai food...
Mom's Place Restaurant
Restaurant $
4816 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL, 33614
Mom's Place Restaurant is a Tampa Bay staple, serving delicious breakfast and lunch 7 days a week.
Taco Bus | Tampa
4.4  5 Rating (8)
913 E. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa FL, 33604
Located at the corner of Nebraska and Hillsborough Ave, the Taco Bus is now a staple in Tampa for cheap eats with delicious authentic Mexican food including...
4.9  5 Rating (4)
1001 N Macdill Ave, Tampa FL, 33607
If you're looking for authentic Mexican from a hidden gem of Tampa check out Acapulcos Taqueria in North Hyde Park!
Fresh Kitchen | SoHo
4.8  5 Rating (8)
1350 S Howard Ave, Tampa Fl, 33606
Health-centric cafe for build-your-own bowls & cleanse-focused juices in a bright, modern space.