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The Refinery

5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2137
+1 813-234-3710
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“burger” (30 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

The Refinery recently moved from its smaller location down the street. The new place, where Fodder & Shine used to be, is all cement floors and exposed ceilings and utilities. Not cozy, but fine. The staff is pleasant and helpful. We started with a few...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve read good reviews from local food writers so I was looking forward to visiting with my husband on a date night. Very difficult to find at night due to minimal, poorly lit signage. We did make reservations and when we arrived were told to...More

Thank neonargy
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I recently did the Refinery's Sunday brunch with friends. We reserved early, so we were able to get upstairs patio seating, which is the best option in the place - downstairs is just too loud. The wait staff were truly excellent - quick, informative, unobtrusive,...More

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Refined Burger. Ok, I know some of you will think...hamburger, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff and potato sticks; how do all of these things go together. Well, deliciously, that’s how. Sounds crazy, I agree. But it was an amazing bite of sweet, savory saltiness that you...More

Thank DataDott
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Just went there a few days ago with my wife after a friend of mine recommended it. The place is a bit hard to find but in a accessible area. We sat at the small bar (about 5-6 chairs) and the server was very nice....More

Thank Medvet2015
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I chose this place because the menu is eclectic and the place has been reviewed in several mags. 4 of us met here. We ordered 3 appetizers, 4 different burgers and both desserts on the menu. The catfish biscuit app was good. The black eye...More

1  Thank 3crazytexans
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had their Sunday brunch and it was superb. Its not your regular sausage, eggs and bacon brunch, but what my 12 yo daughter compares to the kinds of dishes you might see on "Chopped". The combinations we saw on our plates were unexpected and...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 7 September 2017 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
Reviewed 31 August 2017 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
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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603-2137
    (Frierson Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-234-3710
This is a new restaurant that openend in Tampa in March of 2010.
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