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The Refinery

5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2137
+1 813-237-2000
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“hanger steak” (13 reviews)
“quail” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2137
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the refinery for any meal. We are brunch last Saturday. It was great. The food was delicious and well presented, but I feel the prices could be more economical for what is basically breakfast! All in all it was still good. And...More

Thank cale a
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went here on a fluke, not knowing anything and wow, what a surprise. Lindsey our waiter was outstanding. Informative, engaging and certainly knows a lot about the "foodie industry" in Tampa. This is a refurbished house, upstairs is a patio deck and bar. Downstairs,...More

Thank GaDawg44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So looking forward to this James Beard finalist - and it went bad! Took my darling hubby for dinner for his birthday - he was so enjoying his Quail that I wasn't sure what to to after taking a big bite of my Meatloaf stuffed...More

Thank Sylvia P
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Enjoyed dinner with family. Good portions for meals and interesting dessert options. Nice wine list.

Thank Ana S
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Every year we try different restaurants during restaurant week. We were not disappointed tonight on our visit to this restaurant. Every course was pretty unique and very good. Wine and beer selection also very good. We found out tonight they have a rooftop bar and...More

Thank tampatravelerby2
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I liked the atmosphere a lot and the waitstaff was friendly, but honestly the food was very overpriced and the menu was limited. I had the burger with wilted lettuce on the side (aka salad). I had such high hopes for this place! Sigh.

Thank cat3reynolds
Reviewed 6 June 2017

My buddy and I went up for a Sunday sandwich. I recommend the upstairs bar and rooftop dining. It's a genius use of space and the perfect way to catch the breeze. Service is fantastic, prompt and professionally passionate about their craft. The beer selection...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We loved the atmosphere sitting outside on the upper level covered deck. Although the menu was limited and unique, it was delicious! Enjoy the breeze in the quaint setting.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem. Traveling Florida for a while we had some decent burgers, but none really stood out. Until we stepped into this place. A decent sized patty, great toppings and medium is actually medium. Pay 4 usd extra for grass fed beef....More

Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Small group from work got together, ate on the upstairs patio. Nice evening to do so. Small menu but found something easy to eat.

Thank Jill B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2137
    (Frierson Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-237-2000
This is a new restaurant that openend in Tampa in March of 2010.
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