We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tampa Bay Downs

#24 of 196 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
+1 813-855-4401
Review Highlights
Great B Track

It is amazing this track is still in existence with the advent of so many gambling establishments... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jim G
Bradenton, Florida
Fun day at the tracks

Fun way to spend an afternoon watching the horses, having a few drinks and collecting your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clearwater, Florida
Read all 250 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“horse racing” (37 reviews)
“finish line” (9 reviews)
“live racing” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 23:00
11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
+1 813-855-4401
Write a Review
Reviews (250)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 250 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

It is amazing this track is still in existence with the advent of so many gambling establishments and off track betting in the state of Florida; dog racing is all but gone and horse tracks are on the decline, Gulf Stream is still hanging in...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun way to spend an afternoon watching the horses, having a few drinks and collecting your winnings!! Upstairs poker room that has been enjoyed several evenings. Food is good, service is inconsistent unless you are a "known regular" in my opinion. Nice covered bandstand for...More

Thank ccisme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, I'm not a gambler but they seemed to have that covered pretty well along with the ability to bet on races from other tracks. What I liked about Tampa Downs was that it was easy to get in and out of, admission was $3,...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun for young & old. Stay as much or as little as you want. Friendly family crowd. Find a Groupon for extra deals

Thank ifolk5851
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have come here on several occasions to watch the Kentucky Derby via Simucast. I enjoy coordinating a dress, stilettoes, and yes - the hat is my favorite part. Tampa Bay Downs blends the official drink of the Derby, a mint julip,...More

1  Thank divaonthego2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This track is for thoroughbred horse racing. Its easy to get to, plenty of parking. Admission is cheap, and its a fun time for the casual bettor. They have a buffet on weekends upstairs which is good. They also have a floor where there's a...More

Thank TruthAboutRestaurant
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i have emjoyed a full day of raciing there many a time , i enjoy the draft beer the prices are good. and its really gorgeous to sit with friend and have a waiter serve us in our seats. everything is reasonable priced and we...More

1  Thank C C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Small track but big on expierence. We felt like we were back enjoying the real track expierence without all the bells and whistles!! We truly enjoyed the day. Food and service was wonderful in the upstairs bar and grill.

Thank Ginny0327
Reviewed 10 May 2017

When you have had enough of Disney or the beach have a day at the races. The track is quite casual compared to British horse racing. Plenty of space. Snack bar, hotdogs, bar etc easily available. Very friendly people who explained how to bet and...More

Thank islam0rada
Reviewed 8 May 2017

TBD was a cool place to visit on the last day of the season,I have never been to see the horses before,I caught on quickly and had a blast,enjoyed the post parade and watching the horses get a quick hose down before racing,food and drink...More

1  Thank dasoverkill
Nearby Restaurants
FlameStone American Grill
439 reviews
1.74 km away
Rawk Star Cafe
34 reviews
1.70 km away
Applebee's Grill
72 reviews
1.82 km away
Chef Li
43 reviews
1.69 km away
Nearby Attractions
Empower Adventures Tampa Bay
96 reviews
2.80 km away
Philippe Park
293 reviews
5.37 km away
Oldsmar Flea Market
109 reviews
1.58 km away
AMC Woodlands Square 20
21 reviews
5.18 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is Tampa Bay Downs non-smoking?
7 May 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from JNPJRP | Reviewed this property |
Non smoking inside. Smoking is allowed outside.
Is there an age restriction?
1 March 2017|
Response from rickbrennanrn | Reviewed this property |
Not to sit and watch the races. Obviously, have to be 18 to bet but kids sit in the stand with their parents.
Do they race in the rain?
23 February 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Screwball | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they do race in the rain. Nice covered grandstand so very comfortable to watch the races.