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The Refinery

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5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2137 (Frierson Ave)
+1 813-237-2000
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the brunch options here. I also loved that they have a outdoor seating area that has a nice breeze and made the atmosphere special. I will go back for dinner based upon the brunch.

Thank JMG0990
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The change their menu frequently. They mainly had burgers, and a few (3 or 4)additional dishes. The food was good, but I was looking for/expecting more from them. The first bottle of wine I ordered they did not have. I don't know how restaurants with very limited menus (food and wine) can run out of what they offer.

Thank Granmio
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late morning and made reservations for dinner at The Refinery for Friday evening. The restaurant is located in a renovated house and it has about 9 or 10 tables. The food is farm-to-table fresh and I cannot remember when I had a burger to taste so very good and flavorful. I did not have to add ANY seasoning... More 

Thank Daphne P
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a great burger while in Tampa- found it!! Probably one of the best burgers I have had in a long while. This farm to table restaurant does it great- upgrade to the grass fed beef and the fries are truly fresh. My partner had the halupki- stuffed cabbage- vegetarian and delish. Not only burgers but other delish... More 

Thank Jakejakeno1
Valrico, Florida
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband,daughter and I stopped in on a Saturday night. I am so glad we did. The food and atmosphere was great. The restaurant is an old house. It has small rooms but it is cozy. Our waitress was great. We tried the chef daily meat starter special. It was fabulous. Morta Della with pickled okra and siracha aioli. I... More 

Thank tworahrah
Centennial, Colorado
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were referred to this restaurant by my girlfriend's daughter. We were able to eat on the patio above the restaurant which was a very pleasant experience. The menu features locally grown and produced products. The menu items feature some interesting variations on the traditional hamburger and the salad accompaniment was excellent. I was a little disappointed when I asked... More 

Thank John C
Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful architecture in this quaint little restaurant. Must try the Refined burger with peanut butter, fluff, and potato sticks-it is he perfect combination of salty, sweet, and crunchy. House made peanut butter was wonderful!

Thank JMJL23
Fairbanks, Alaska
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, I picked The Refinery because we were in the area, the traffic was crazy, and we needed a place to wait out the Buccaneer's after game traffic. It took a long time to get our meal but only because of the wait on the chicken. The pork shoulder, chicken and both burgers were amazing. Be aware, they don't overcook... More 

Thank clndnn
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187 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We decided to try this place one weekend. Parking is kind of strange if you haven't been before. From what I could tell all they have is a little parking lot behind the restaurant. They could use some lighting out there also. We didn't have a reservation and were seated quickly. It really wasn't busy for a Friday night. The... More 

Thank airie2011
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

There is a rebirth of the Seminole Heights area of Tampa. Several new restaurants, bars, brew pubs, etc...There are many good options in this area, unfortunately, The Refinery does not make it into my top list of "must visit" places in Tampa. There is nothing wrong with the restaurant...it just didn't offer any one attribute to make it exceptional. The... More 

Thank 2016OU812

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?