I used to love visiting Tampa but I no longer work in that area and haven't been there for a godd 4 years. But, I really enjoyed Skipper's Smokehouse (www.skipperssmokehouse.com
). What a fun place, good food, and lots of good "concerts" there. Charlie's Steakhouse right off I-4, wonderful food but upscale. And, those who mentioned The Columbia in Ybor City also excellent. So many neat, fun places to explore there.