Compared to other American eateries, Floridian restaurants have 50% longer outdoor patio seasons, 60% more Caribbean cuisine, and 1,000% more statues of St. Augustine with an orange peel in his mouth. Enjoy a local Sunshine State dining experience with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Floridian cuisine and drinks at The Bungalow Restaurant and Bar.
The Bungalow's cuisine craftspeople hone a hodgepodge of Floridian fare infused with Caribbean flavors on the menu at the eatery, which nabbed Metromix awards for Best Brunch and Best New Restaurant in 2010. Pepper noodle-prone incisors with the Bayou bow-tie pasta's parmesan-frosted chicken breasts dressed in Cajun cream ($14), or massage teeth with the coconut-tequila shrimp tacos, teeming with mango-jalapeño salsa and sriracha mayo ($11). During the day, plant bicuspids into one of the brunch menu’s dozen-plus prime bites, such as the spicy shrimp and grits ($10) or the strawberry-and-champagne salad ($11), which pairs well with a specialty flavored mimosa ($5). Evening grazers can prepare for a hearty entree by gobbling up a meat-and-cheese-mottled Cuban egg roll starter ($7) or by pulling an all-nighter to study the menu the night before.
The Bungalow flaunts more than a dozen flat-screen TVs, juxtaposed with some of the original features of the 1919 Tampa landmark. Herds of boisterous sports buffs can congregate at the wood-topped bar for sphere-centered spectacles, while Tuesday night's trivia competitors imbibe a slew of suds . On Fridays and Saturdays, patrons can bask in the sultry scores of live musicians and cartoon crustacean choruses while soaking up the outdoor patio’s fresh-aired ambience at tables canopied by sprawling umbrellas.
The Bungalow Restaurant and Bar
Originally built in 1919, the building that houses The Bungalow Restaurant and Bar has seen its fair share of history in the making. But today it's a haven for spirited revelry that even earned a spot on CBS Tampa Bay's 2014 Best Sports Bars In Tampa Bay. To start with, The Bungalow's private skybox—a 1,200-square-foot luxury suite with its own bar, poker room, and vault of vintage Sports Illustrated issues—provides an uber-premium game-day experience. But the rest of the restaurant is more than prepared to accommodate fans. Twelve flat-screen TVs adorn the walls, providing plenty of viewing opportunities throughout the dining areas and around the fully stocked bar. On some days, celebrations are known to spill out onto the outdoor patio section, which features shaded seating and its own views of the surrounding foliage.
The Bungalow's menu also shares the vibrant, eclectic spirit of its environment. Beginning with traditional comfort foods, the chefs incorporate Latin, Cajun, and international flavors into their dishes, creating distinctive items with familiar roots. Orders of shrimp and jalapeno-spiced grits arrive with roasted salsa, and beer-battered fish and chips are accompanied by remoulade and a key lime tartar sauce. The chefs even inject a bit of Cuban flair into the egg rolls by stuffing them with mojo pork, salami, ham, and swiss cheese. Perhaps most importantly, pints of beer, shaken martinis, and specialty cocktails all help keep spirits high between bites.
This was a cool laid-back restaurant with a upbeat environment.rquinn, Urbanspoon, 10/20/09
TVs everywhere, very relaxing outside when the weather is nice, and great service.John P., Yelp, 1/17/11
“Food was great!”
“great food service and atmosphere /outside patio !”
“They had live music and cronuts! It was a great brunch ”
2202 W Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606Get Directions