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Brocato's Sandwich Shop

5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
+1 813-248-9977
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“deviled crab” (165 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 17:30All hours
American, Spanish, Soups, Cuban, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place definitely lived up to it's reputation. It's a bit chaotic ordering and picking up your food, but once you get past that melee the food is just as good as everyone told me. Great Cubans, Spanish Bean Soup, and the best Deviled Crab...More

Thank Pasetbo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for the devil crab,cuban,and chicken dinner. we ate our meals and separated the chicken dinner out into 3 more meals for the work week lunches. Great value, delicious food every time.

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am very selective when it comes to Cuban food. This is equal to a true Cuban home cooked meal. We use Brocato's catering for almost every party. Great value too!

Thank TampaDaveA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch. Every sandwich is great but I love the cuban and meatball the most. Been eating here for over 20 years and still love it. We even use them to cater our yearly Christmas eve party.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordering was quick and easy. Food took a few minutes to come out, but when it did it w as worth the wait. The person at the register when we walked in was super nice as well. If we are ever back in Tampa we...More

Thank qtnguyen713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw Brocato's on Trip Advisor & since I love deviled crab & it was like the number 6 restaurant, I wanted to give it a try. I was not disappointed! OMG!! The Biggie Nana deviled crab is HUGE, and oh so delicious. I could...More

Thank lmjarvis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Find this classic diner and eat there. Devil crabs is a must. Super friendly. And super good. Just do it.

1  Thank Neil F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Outstanding experience from the time you walk through the door! (Ours was from the time we called to place the order!) Staff is very helpful and attentive! So thankful they do not let you leave without your entire order! Great food! Huge sandwiches! The 8"...More

Thank jessicae235
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is one of the busiest places you will ever eat... Always a line out the door. They make it easy and relatively quick to order but be prepared to wait a while. There is plenty of food in each order and the dinners feed...More

Thank mrod425
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Whether you're visiting or live here you have to go to Brocato's at least once. You won't forget the experience

Thank 200marcr
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Response from Chidivaonadime | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but they offer fried items so I'm not sure if they would use peanut oil..I would not risk it. I would call the place directly.
25 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5021 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2401
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-248-9977
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In 1948, Brocato’s opened its doors for business. From grocery store to meat market, to sandwich shop, Brocato’s has always strived to provide the best sandwich in Tampa, combined with friendly service. These valuse, coupled with the hard work and dedication of the Brocato’s family, have attracted and maintained loyal customers through the years. Fast forward 63 years later to 2012, and while countless restaurants, diners and sandwich shops have come and gone, Brocato’s is still making the best sandwich with the best service in Tampa.

Everyone at Brocato’s is committed to giving you, our customers, the best sandwich and the best service possible. We thank you for making Brocato’s one of Tampa Bay’s long standing traditions.
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