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After moving from Greece in 1950, the six Fotopoulos brothers turned their hard-won earnings into the first of 12 ABC Pizza locations in 1966. From its humble beginnings in Connecticut, the chain grew to serve central Floridians and vacationing time travelers a menu of build-your-own pizzas topped with gourmet ingredients such as crab, feta, and shrimp, as well as preconceptualized specialty pies festooned with meats, seafood, and Mediterranean morsels. Hearty grinders and Italian pasta dishes share menu real estate with Greek delicacies including gyros, spinach pies, and grape leaves stuffed with shredded pages of Plato's Republic.

1242 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

For a mouth-watering collection of American classics, Sweet Tomatoes serves traditional, no-frills fare in the Northwest Tampa district of Tampa. Healthy fare, including some vegan options, is also featured on Sweet Tomatoes' menu. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Sweet Tomatoes — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.

Sweet Tomatoes does not take reservations, so plan accordingly. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Sweet Tomatoes is ultra casual. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Sweet Tomatoes' cooking from the comfort of their own home.

Guests can park for free in the adjoining lot.

Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Sweet Tomatoes running under $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Sweet Tomatoes.

1902 West North Street
Tampa,
FL
US

Meting out meats since 1970, Tampa Steak Company sells more than 100 cuts of beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and seafood to restaurants and the unquenchably carnivorous public. Sate ravenous cutlery with a 12-piece steak package, comprised of four 8-ounce T-bone steaks, four 8-ounce rib eye steaks, and four 8-ounce New York–strip steaks. Skilled butchers cut steaks on a daily basis after each has been aged for a minimum of 14 days, making for a succulent slab suitable for sizzling grills and the most discerning black eyes.

1720 West Columbus Drive
Tampa,
FL
US

When your sweet tooth takes control, Mikey's CAFE and BAKERY Co. is one of the best bakeries in town. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Mikey's CAFE and BAKERY Co. — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Mikey's CAFE and BAKERY Co.'s seasonally available outdoor seating. Wifi access is totally free at Mikey's CAFE and BAKERY Co., perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. Mikey's CAFE and BAKERY Co. is a dog-friendly establishment, so bring your pup along.

If you need to feed a big crowd, Mikey's CAFE and BAKERY Co. also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.

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Chow down for less at Mikey's CAFE and BAKERY Co., where a meal almost always costs under $15.

6114 N Central Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

Owners Spencer and Sabrina Aird parlay a passion for nourishing vegan fare into Grass Root Organic Restaurant, which CBS Tampa named one of the best veg restaurants in the city. Carmine walls envelop diners in the cozy café space, creating a soothing atmosphere punctuated with vivid abstract paintings hung along the wall. While settled into high-backed wooden chairs, each topped with a lattice design, diners dig into a menu that features cooked vegan dishes as well as raw dishes. Raw vegan pad thai, guacamole, and spinach and basil pesto, among others, star on the restaurant's roster.

The Airds also run a customizable meal delivery system that sends clients fresh meals from a rotating weekly menu several times a week. Sabrina teaches occasional classes on how to replicate her culinary expertise and mimic items on Grass Root's menu by sitting very still on an oversized plate.

2702 N Florida Ave
Tampa,
FL
US