If you want to try some of the most delicious Southern restaurants in Tampa, this list is perfect for you! From mouthwatering chicken sandwiches to hangover soul food, you can taste all the delicious Southern food in Tampa at some of the best local restaurants.

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Experience the best barbecue in Tampa as well as several other Southern delicacies at these unique eateries near you! For more Tampa dining and places to eat in Tampa, 813Area is your go-to guide for all Tampa restaurants.

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Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
If you love southern food, check out Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen where you can try their hand-breaded, fried-to-order Chicken Tenders, handmade Chicken Pot Pie, and slow-smoked Baby Back Ribs. They also offer hand-crafted cocktails, like their famous Painkiller or Texas Margarita, or for your non-alcoholic drink options, their Hand-crafted Lemonades are a huge hit.
King Of The Coop
4.8  5 Rating (4)
6607 N Florida Ave, Tampa FL, 33604
Tampa's FIRST Nashville Hot Chicken Restaurant Winner of 813area's Local Business Award for Best Chicken Sandwich in Tampa Winner of Creative Loafing...
7th and Grove
4.8  5 Rating (2)
1930 E 7th Ave, Tampa FL, 33605
7th + Grove is the premiere destination in Tampa Bay for elevated southern cuisine. Voted TOP 20 Best Restaurant in 2019, we welcome you to EAT, VIBE....
Kojaks House of Ribs
4.6  5 Rating (5)
2808 Gandy Blvd., Tampa FL, 33611
Family owned and operated BBQ restaurant in South Tampa with indoor and outdoor seating.
4 Rivers Smokehouse | South Tampa
4.9  5 Rating (3)
623 S MacDill Ave, Tampa FL, 33609
Counter-serve joint featuring Texas-style BBQ, homestyle sides & sweet treats.
The Deviled Pig
5.0  5 Rating (3)
3307 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL, 33629
A Tampa original serving up Classic Modern BBQ, Original Sandwiches, and Pitmaster Pizza. With Extreme Chef Terry French and World Sandwich Champion Jennifer...
Mama's Southern Soul Food Kitchen
5228 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa FL, 33611
For over 13 years Mama's Southern Soul Food has been setting the standard for Southern cooking in Tampa, Florida. Business people, celebrities, families...
Al's Finger Licking Good BBQ
4.8  5 Rating (5)
1609 Angel Oliva Sr St, Tampa FL, 33605
The most mouth watering BBQ you have ever had. Southern cooking includes food that has been slow smoked to perfection.
4.9  5 Rating (4)
208 S. Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
Come eat, drink, and be social as we serve up the best in southern fare and handcrafted cocktails. Cask brings good old southern hospitality to SoHo! The...
Mr. B's Restaurant
4.4  5 Rating (1)
3401 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL, 33603
Your source for Soul Food in Tampa, FL. "Soul Food With A Twist!"
5.0  5 Rating (1)
4103 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL, 33609
Deluxe Bar-B-Q Chicken & Ribs serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Jimbo's Pit BBQ also offers catering.
Fork & Hen
Restaurant $$
1701 north franklin street, Tampa FL, 33606
For fried chicken sandwiches, chicken and waffles or anything southern style check out Fork and Hen! ...
1895 - Kitchen Bar Market
Bar & Restaurant $$
510 N Franklin St, Tampa FL, 33602
Lunch, Brunch, Happy Hour, and NightLife! Make sure to come out for our grand opening September 1st!!
The Local Tampa
5.0  5 Rating (1)
3701 W. Henderson Blvd, Tampa FL, 33609
Upbeat joint serving elevated comfort food. Local ingredients with a dash of southern flair. Good grub. Unfussy digs. Open late.
Restaurant $$
1910 North Ola Avenue, Tampa FL, 33602
Welcome, y’all!!! It has been a journey leadin’ us here to the land of fine vittles, but we’ll give it to ya briefly. After many years of gettin’...
BJ's Alabama BBQ
3307 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa FL, 33629
BJ's is a premier destination for top of the line, authentic Southern barbecue in Tampa. Stop by this no-frills eatery for a hearty dose of everything...
RyRy's Chicken and Waffles
4.4  5 Rating (1)
1724 E 8th Ave, Tampa FL, 33605
RyRy's Chicken & Waffles was spawned by Tampa Restauranteur Ryan Gougeon. Gougeon is best known for being the owner of the award winning James Joyce Irish...
Lillie Mae's Southern Cafe'
Restaurant $$
3745 North 50th Street, Tampa FL, 33619
@ Lillie Mae's Southern Cafe', we specialize in home style Caribbean and Soul Food. Check us out. "It's like Sunday Dinner every day of the week."
RyGuy's Chicken and Waffles
Restaurant $$
1724 East 8th Avenue, Tampa FL, 33605
RyGuy's Chicken & Waffles was spawned by Tampa Restauranteur Ryan Gougeon. Gougeon is best known for being the owner of the award winning James Joyce Irish...